Last Updated: 2014-10-02

Computerized All-Time Mixed Martial Arts Rankings

The all-time rankings reflect the overall careers of MMA fighters. When observing these lists, it is important to consider the following:

  • All-time rankings are division-specific, whereas the current rankings are division-adjusted.  Therefore, a fighter CAN be ranked in more than one division.
  • Longevity at or near the top of the division plays a huge role in where a fighter is ranked.  All of the rankings are career-long, with the exception of the division dominance list, which ranks fighters based on their most dominant period.  Only extreme cases of past-prime bad performances are not completely excused from the rankings.  Divisional strength is also a large factor in accumulating all-time ranking points.
  • Head-to-head results have a minor, but direct effect.
  • These rankings are not updated as often as the current rankings. Please check the last updated date at the top of the page.
  • The nature of the rankings requires them for the most part, to be “slow” in reacting to actions made by current fighters.  Think ‘rolling average’, versus immediate change when looking for effects from recent fights.
  • Fluctuations in the position of active fighters may be a frequent occurrence. This is merely due to how these rankings are calculated. However, fluctuations may also accompany mathematical revisions or data updates.
  • The all-time division dominance has minimum requirements for divisional tenure and as of 11/2012 uses the same revamped model as in the current rankings.
  • Early Pancrase (pre-mid 2000) bouts were open-weight.  Due to the impact of these matches, the “credit” is assigned to fighters within the division that these fighters would’ve competed in had there been weight divisions, but only from early 1998 and on (when UFC started adapting several weight divisions).  Surrounding data (in terms of chronology) is analyzed to determine a division.  If one cannot be definitively determined, the credit will be assigned to the fighter for Heavyweight+.

The career absolute rankings are the sum of the fighter's accomplishments in all divisions.

Hover over the division dominance list to view the weight class info and peak dominance date.
Absolute
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Anderson Silva
3 Fedor Emelianenko
4 Matt Hughes
5 Jose Aldo
6 Jon Jones
7 Dan Henderson
8 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
9 B.J. Penn
10 Randy Couture
11 Urijah Faber
12 Frankie Edgar
13 Lyoto Machida
14 Wanderlei Silva
15 Gilbert Melendez
16 Chuck Liddell
17 Quinton Jackson
18 Rashad Evans
19 Mauricio Rua
20 Cain Velasquez
21 Josh Barnett
22 Junior dos Santos
23 Takanori Gomi
24 Ben Henderson
25 Shinya Aoki
Division Dominance (Peak)
Rank Fighter
1 Chris Weidman
2 Cain Velasquez
3 Jon Jones
4 Georges St. Pierre
5 Anderson Silva
6 Junior dos Santos
7 Fedor Emelianenko
8 Jose Aldo
9 Demetrious Johnson
10 Frankie Edgar
11 Ben Henderson
12 Ken Shamrock
13 Chuck Liddell
14 Quinton Jackson
15 Anthony Pettis
16 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
17 Matt Hughes
18 Mike Thomas Brown
19 Wanderlei Silva
20 Masakatsu Funaki
21 Miguel Torres
22 Fabricio Werdum
23 Shinichi Kojima
24 Mirko Filipovic
25 Takanori Gomi
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Josh Barnett
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Randy Couture
7 Fabricio Werdum
8 Frank Mir
9 Mirko Filipovic
10 Andrei Arlovski
11 Tim Sylvia
12 Mark Coleman
13 Alistair Overeem
14 Bas Rutten
15 Antonio Silva
16 Brock Lesnar
17 Mark Hunt
18 Daniel Cormier
19 Masakatsu Funaki
20 Royce Gracie
21 Ken Shamrock
22 Semmy Schilt
23 Igor Vovchanchyn
24 Pedro Rizzo
25 Travis Browne
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Wanderlei Silva
3 Chuck Liddell
4 Quinton Jackson
5 Rashad Evans
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Dan Henderson
8 Lyoto Machida
9 Tito Ortiz
10 Randy Couture
11 Forrest Griffin
12 Vitor Belfort
13 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
14 Ricardo Arona
15 Frank Shamrock
16 Alexander Gustafsson
17 Gegard Mousasi
18 Phil Davis
19 Yuki Kondo
20 Renato Sobral
21 Ryan Bader
22 Glover Teixeira
23 Keith Jardine
24 Rich Franklin
25 Paulo Filho
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Nate Marquardt
4 Chael Sonnen
5 Rich Franklin
6 Dan Henderson
7 Yushin Okami
8 Paulo Filho
9 Ronaldo Souza
10 Matt Lindland
11 Murilo Bustamante
12 Luke Rockhold
13 Michael Bisping
14 Demian Maia
15 Ricardo Almeida
16 Robbie Lawler
17 Kazuo Misaki
18 Jorge Santiago
19 Mamed Khalidov
20 Kiuma Kunioku
21 Hector Lombard
22 Gegard Mousasi
23 Jake Shields
24 Mark Munoz
25 Tim Kennedy
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Jon Fitch
4 Johny Hendricks
5 Jake Shields
6 Carlos Condit
7 Nick Diaz
8 Sean Sherk
9 Josh Koscheck
10 Thiago Alves
11 Diego Sanchez
12 Pat Miletich
13 Karo Parisyan
14 Hayato Sakurai
15 Rory MacDonald
16 Robbie Lawler
17 Martin Kampmann
18 Jake Ellenberger
19 B.J. Penn
20 Ben Askren
21 Matt Serra
22 Tyron Woodley
23 Jason Black
24 Tetsuji Kato
25 Frank Trigg
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 Frankie Edgar
2 B.J. Penn
3 Takanori Gomi
4 Ben Henderson
5 Gilbert Melendez
6 Shinya Aoki
7 Vitor Ribeiro
8 Eddie Alvarez
9 Gray Maynard
10 Joachim Hansen
11 Tatsuya Kawajiri
12 Kenny Florian
13 Anthony Pettis
14 Marcus Aurelio
15 Michael Chandler
16 Jens Pulver
17 Caol Uno
18 Gesias Cavalcante
19 Rumina Sato
20 Josh Thomson
21 Yves Edwards
22 Rafael dos Anjos
23 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
24 Donald Cerrone
25 Clay Guida
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Hatsu Hioki
5 Mike Thomas Brown
6 Chad Mendes
7 Pat Curran
8 Masakazu Imanari
9 Cub Swanson
10 Jeff Curran
11 Patricio Freire
12 Marlon Sandro
13 Yoshiro Maeda
14 Hiroyuki Takaya
15 Noboru Asahi
16 Joao Roque
17 Wagnney Fabiano
18 Daniel Straus
19 Takeshi Inoue
20 Mark Hominick
21 Ricardo Lamas
22 Bibiano Fernandes
23 Antonio Carvalho
24 Naoya Uematsu
25 Stephen Palling
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Miguel Torres
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Renan Barao
4 Urijah Faber
5 Brian Bowles
6 Bibiano Fernandes
7 Eduardo Dantas
8 Joseph Benavidez
9 Ryota Matsune
10 Eddie Wineland
11 Masakatsu Ueda
12 T.J. Dillashaw
13 Michael McDonald
14 Takeya Mizugaki
15 Masahiro Oishi
16 Masakazu Imanari
17 Akitoshi Hokazono
18 Kentaro Imaizumi
19 Chase Beebe
20 Marcos Galvao
21 Scott Jorgensen
22 Antonio Banuelos
23 Rani Yahya
24 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
25 Hisao Ikeda
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Yasuhiro Urushitani
2 Mamoru Yamaguchi
3 Shinichi Kojima
4 Demetrious Johnson
5 Jussier da Silva
6 Yuki Shojo
7 Ian McCall
8 John Dodson
9 Joseph Benavidez
10 Alexis Vila
11 Ryuichi Miki
12 Junji Ikoma
13 Masatoshi Abe
14 Jin Akimoto
15 Setsu Iguchi
16 Homare Kuboyama
17 Josh Sampo
18 Kiyotaka Shimizu
19 Robson Moura
20 Daiji Takahashi
21 Masaaki Sugawara
22 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
23 Yasuhiro Akagi
24 Takeyasu Hirono
25 Fumihiro Kitahara
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Shinya Murofushi
3 Mikihito Yamagami
4 Noboru Tahara
5 Junji Ito
6 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
7 Rey Docyogen
8 Atsushi Takeuchi
9 Yuichiro Yajima
10 Hiroyuki Abe
11 Takehiro Harusaki
12 Ryosuke Tanuma
13 Yoshitaka Naito
14 Tadaaki Yamamoto
15 Ryo Hatta
16 Takuya Eizumi
17 Takehiro Ishii
18 Yusei Shimokawa
19 Masakazu Utsugi
20 Masayoshi Kato
21 Suguru Hayasaka
22 Junji Ikoma
23 Yuki Shojo
24 Keisuke Tamaru
25 Yusuke Uehara
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Tara LaRosa
2 Megumi Fujii
3 Yuka Tsuji
4 Ronda Rousey
5 Marloes Coenen
6 Sarah Kaufman
7 Jennifer Howe
8 Cris Cyborg
9 Jessica Aguilar
10 Miesha Tate
11 Roxanne Modafferi
12 Hisae Watanabe
13 Alexis Davis
14 Satoko Shinashi
15 Amanda Buckner
16 Miku Matsumoto
17 Laura DAuguste
18 Takayo Hashi
19 Barb Honchak
20 Ayaka Hamasaki
21 Hitomi Akano
22 Yuuki Kondo
23 Sara McMann
24 Seo Hee Ham
25 Erin Toughill
 


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