Last Updated: 2015-01-24

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 1997 and on (when UFC started adapting 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 Jose Aldo
5 Matt Hughes
6 Jon Jones
7 B.J. Penn
8 Randy Couture
9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10 Dan Henderson
11 Urijah Faber
12 Frankie Edgar
13 Lyoto Machida
14 Wanderlei Silva
15 Junior dos Santos
16 Chuck Liddell
17 Quinton Jackson
18 Cain Velasquez
19 Rashad Evans
20 Fabricio Werdum
21 Ben Henderson
22 Mauricio Rua
23 Gilbert Melendez
24 Josh Barnett
25 Takanori Gomi
Division Dominance (Peak)
Rank Fighter
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Chris Weidman
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 Anthony Pettis
13 Ken Shamrock
14 Chuck Liddell
15 Quinton Jackson
16 Fabricio Werdum
17 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
18 Matt Hughes
19 Mike Thomas Brown
20 Wanderlei Silva
21 Masakatsu Funaki
22 Miguel Torres
23 Shinichi Kojima
24 Takanori Gomi
25 Mirko Filipovic
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Junior dos Santos
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Fabricio Werdum
6 Randy Couture
7 Josh Barnett
8 Frank Mir
9 Mark Coleman
10 Mirko Filipovic
11 Andrei Arlovski
12 Royce Gracie
13 Tim Sylvia
14 Bas Rutten
15 Brock Lesnar
16 Alistair Overeem
17 Ken Shamrock
18 Antonio Silva
19 Mark Hunt
20 Daniel Cormier
21 Semmy Schilt
22 Masakatsu Funaki
23 Igor Vovchanchyn
24 Pedro Rizzo
25 Dan Severn
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 Frank Shamrock
14 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
15 Ricardo Arona
16 Phil Davis
17 Yuki Kondo
18 Gegard Mousasi
19 Alexander Gustafsson
20 Renato Sobral
21 Ryan Bader
22 Glover Teixeira
23 Paulo Filho
24 Guy Mezger
25 Keith Jardine
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Rich Franklin
4 Nate Marquardt
5 Dan Henderson
6 Chael Sonnen
7 Yushin Okami
8 Murilo Bustamante
9 Ronaldo Souza
10 Paulo Filho
11 Luke Rockhold
12 Kazuo Misaki
13 Matt Lindland
14 Ricardo Almeida
15 Michael Bisping
16 Robbie Lawler
17 Gegard Mousasi
18 Jorge Santiago
19 Kiuma Kunioku
20 Dave Menne
21 Demian Maia
22 Mamed Khalidov
23 Hector Lombard
24 Jake Shields
25 Tim Kennedy
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Johny Hendricks
4 Jon Fitch
5 Carlos Condit
6 Jake Shields
7 Robbie Lawler
8 Nick Diaz
9 Sean Sherk
10 Josh Koscheck
11 Pat Miletich
12 Diego Sanchez
13 Thiago Alves
14 Rory MacDonald
15 B.J. Penn
16 Hayato Sakurai
17 Karo Parisyan
18 Martin Kampmann
19 Jake Ellenberger
20 Matt Serra
21 Ben Askren
22 Tyron Woodley
23 Jason Black
24 Tetsuji Kato
25 Frank Trigg
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 B.J. Penn
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ben Henderson
4 Takanori Gomi
5 Gilbert Melendez
6 Shinya Aoki
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Joachim Hansen
9 Vitor Ribeiro
10 Eddie Alvarez
11 Gray Maynard
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri
13 Jens Pulver
14 Kenny Florian
15 Caol Uno
16 Marcus Aurelio
17 Donald Cerrone
18 Rumina Sato
19 Michael Chandler
20 Nate Diaz
21 Rafael dos Anjos
22 Josh Thomson
23 Gesias Cavalcante
24 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
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 Noboru Asahi
10 Patricio Freire
11 Cub Swanson
12 Jeff Curran
13 Marlon Sandro
14 Yoshiro Maeda
15 Ricardo Lamas
16 Hiroyuki Takaya
17 Takeshi Inoue
18 Daniel Straus
19 Joao Roque
20 Wagnney Fabiano
21 Mark Hominick
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 Ryota Matsune
8 T.J. Dillashaw
9 Eduardo Dantas
10 Joseph Benavidez
11 Eddie Wineland
12 Masakatsu Ueda
13 Masahiro Oishi
14 Akitoshi Hokazono
15 Takeya Mizugaki
16 Chase Beebe
17 Michael McDonald
18 Masakazu Imanari
19 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
20 Marcos Galvao
21 Kentaro Imaizumi
22 Raphael Assuncao
23 Scott Jorgensen
24 Antonio Banuelos
25 Kenichi Tanaka
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Yasuhiro Urushitani
2 Mamoru Yamaguchi
3 Shinichi Kojima
4 Demetrious Johnson
5 Jussier da Silva
6 Ian McCall
7 Joseph Benavidez
8 Yuki Shojo
9 John Dodson
10 Ryuichi Miki
11 Alexis Vila
12 Jin Akimoto
13 Junji Ikoma
14 Masatoshi Abe
15 Homare Kuboyama
16 Setsu Iguchi
17 Josh Sampo
18 Kiyotaka Shimizu
19 Robson Moura
20 Yasuhiro Akagi
21 Daiji Takahashi
22 Masaaki Sugawara
23 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
24 John Moraga
25 Takeyasu Hirono
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Shinya Murofushi
3 Mikihito Yamagami
4 Noboru Tahara
5 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
6 Junji Ito
7 Rey Docyogen
8 Atsushi Takeuchi
9 Yoshitaka Naito
10 Hiroyuki Abe
11 Takehiro Harusaki
12 Yuichiro Yajima
13 Ryosuke Tanuma
14 Tadaaki Yamamoto
15 Takuya Eizumi
16 Takehiro Ishii
17 Yukitaka Musashi
18 Ryo Hatta
19 Yusei Shimokawa
20 Junji Ikoma
21 Masakazu Utsugi
22 Yuki Shojo
23 Ken Asuka
24 Masayoshi Kato
25 Keisuke Tamaru
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Marloes Coenen
3 Megumi Fujii
4 Tara LaRosa
5 Yuka Tsuji
6 Sarah Kaufman
7 Cris Cyborg
8 Jennifer Howe
9 Miesha Tate
10 Jessica Aguilar
11 Roxanne Modafferi
12 Barb Honchak
13 Alexis Davis
14 Hisae Watanabe
15 Satoko Shinashi
16 Amanda Buckner
17 Miku Matsumoto
18 Laura DAuguste
19 Takayo Hashi
20 Zoila Frausto Gurgel
21 Hitomi Akano
22 Yuuki Kondo
23 Ayaka Hamasaki
24 Rin Nakai
25 Sara McMann
 


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