Last Updated: 2017-10-18

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. 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.
  • Early Pancrase (pre-late 2000) bouts and many non-UFC bouts (pre-1999) 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 a more comprehensive divisional structure.  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.
Absolute
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Anderson Silva
3 Jose Aldo
4 Fedor Emelianenko
5 Jon Jones
6 Matt Hughes
7 Dan Henderson
8 B.J. Penn
9 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10 Randy Couture
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Chris Weidman
13 Demetrious Johnson
14 Vitor Belfort
15 Cain Velasquez
16 Urijah Faber
17 Fabricio Werdum
18 Lyoto Machida
19 Chuck Liddell
20 Ben Henderson
21 Robbie Lawler
22 Wanderlei Silva
23 Junior dos Santos
24 Quinton Jackson
25 Eddie Alvarez
26 Dominick Cruz
27 Daniel Cormier
28 Tito Ortiz
29 Mauricio Rua
30 Takanori Gomi
31 Anthony Pettis
32 Stipe Miocic
33 Rafael dos Anjos
34 Josh Barnett
35 Shinya Aoki
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4 Tara LaRosa
5 Yuka Tsuji
6 Megumi Fujii
7 Marloes Coenen
8 Sarah Kaufman
9 Amanda Nunes
10 Miesha Tate
11 Jennifer Howe
12 Ayaka Hamasaki
13 Jessica Aguilar
14 Barb Honchak
15 Alexis Davis
16 Holly Holm
17 Hisae Watanabe
18 Roxanne Modafferi
19 Amanda Buckner
20 Miku Matsumoto
21 Satoko Shinashi
22 Laura DAuguste
23 Claudia Gadelha
24 Valentina Shevchenko
25 Sara McMann
26 Hitomi Akano
27 Takayo Hashi
28 Zoila Frausto
29 Cat Zingano
30 Rin Nakai
31 Megumi Yabushita
32 Seo Hee Ham
33 Erin Toughill
34 Michelle Waterson
35 Jessica Eye
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Fabricio Werdum
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Randy Couture
8 Josh Barnett
9 Bas Rutten
10 Royce Gracie
11 Alistair Overeem
12 Ken Shamrock
13 Dan Severn
14 Mark Coleman
15 Mirko Filipovic
16 Andrei Arlovski
17 Tim Sylvia
18 Brock Lesnar
19 Masakatsu Funaki
20 Frank Mir
21 Semmy Schilt
22 Mark Hunt
23 Don Frye
24 Antonio Silva
25 Mark Kerr
26 Travis Browne
27 Daniel Cormier
28 Ricco Rodriguez
29 Igor Vovchanchyn
30 Oleg Taktarov
31 Shane Carwin
32 Gilbert Yvel
33 Dan Henderson
34 Kevin Randleman
35 Vitor Belfort
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Chuck Liddell
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Quinton Jackson
5 Tito Ortiz
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Lyoto Machida
8 Daniel Cormier
9 Rashad Evans
10 Dan Henderson
11 Randy Couture
12 Frank Shamrock
13 Vitor Belfort
14 Forrest Griffin
15 Guy Mezger
16 Anthony Johnson
17 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
18 Phil Davis
19 Alexander Gustafsson
20 Ryan Bader
21 Ricardo Arona
22 Jason DeLucia
23 Yuki Kondo
24 Glover Teixeira
25 Paulo Filho
26 Gegard Mousasi
27 Renato Sobral
28 Kazushi Sakuraba
29 Keith Jardine
30 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
31 Kiyoshi Tamura
32 Rich Franklin
33 Jerry Bohlander
34 Minoru Suzuki
35 Alistair Overeem
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Michael Bisping
5 Dan Henderson
6 Rich Franklin
7 Nate Marquardt
8 Murilo Bustamante
9 Chael Sonnen
10 Gegard Mousasi
11 Ronaldo Souza
12 Ricardo Almeida
13 Yushin Okami
14 Paulo Filho
15 Yoel Romero
16 Matt Lindland
17 Vitor Belfort
18 Kazuo Misaki
19 Robert Whittaker
20 Yuki Kondo
21 Kiuma Kunioku
22 Evan Tanner
23 Robbie Lawler
24 Dave Menne
25 Demian Maia
26 Jorge Santiago
27 Mamed Khalidov
28 Jake Shields
29 Hector Lombard
30 Mark Munoz
31 Manabu Yamada
32 Keiichiro Yamamiya
33 Ikuhisa Minowa
34 Rodrigo Gracie
35 Tim Kennedy
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Tyron Woodley
5 Johny Hendricks
6 Carlos Condit
7 Pat Miletich
8 Jon Fitch
9 Jake Shields
10 Rory MacDonald
11 Hayato Sakurai
12 Nick Diaz
13 Matt Serra
14 B.J. Penn
15 Demian Maia
16 Josh Koscheck
17 Thiago Alves
18 Sean Sherk
19 Stephen Thompson
20 Karo Parisyan
21 Diego Sanchez
22 Jake Ellenberger
23 Martin Kampmann
24 Dave Menne
25 Tetsuji Kato
26 Dennis Hallman
27 Carlos Newton
28 Jason Black
29 Ben Askren
30 Jutaro Nakao
31 Frank Trigg
32 Gil Castillo
33 Chris Lytle
34 Douglas Lima
35 Dan Hardy
Lightweight
Rank Fighter
1 B.J. Penn
2 Ben Henderson
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Takanori Gomi
6 Anthony Pettis
7 Rafael dos Anjos
8 Shinya Aoki
9 Gilbert Melendez
10 Vitor Ribeiro
11 Jens Pulver
12 Joachim Hansen
13 Tony Ferguson
14 Tatsuya Kawajiri
15 Gray Maynard
16 Conor McGregor
17 Donald Cerrone
18 Marcus Aurelio
19 Caol Uno
20 Kenny Florian
21 Rumina Sato
22 Michael Chandler
23 Yves Edwards
24 Clay Guida
25 Gesias Cavalcante
26 Sean Sherk
27 Edson Barboza
28 Khabib Nurmagomedov
29 Will Brooks
30 Dokonjonosuke Mishima
31 Takafumi Ito
32 Nate Diaz
33 Josh Thomson
34 Mitsuhiro Ishida
35 Jim Miller
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Mike Thomas Brown
5 Max Holloway
6 Hatsu Hioki
7 Conor McGregor
8 Chad Mendes
9 Pat Curran
10 Frankie Edgar
11 Patricio Freire
12 Ricardo Lamas
13 Masakazu Imanari
14 Cub Swanson
15 Naoya Uematsu
16 Takeshi Inoue
17 Yoshiro Maeda
18 Jeff Curran
19 Marlon Sandro
20 Wagnney Fabiano
21 Hiroyuki Takaya
22 Joao Roque
23 Mark Hominick
24 Daniel Straus
25 Tatsuya Kawajiri
26 Bibiano Fernandes
27 Stephen Palling
28 Jeremy Stephens
29 Antonio Carvalho
30 Michihiro Omigawa
31 Gilbert Melendez
32 Tetsuo Katsuta
33 Uchu Tatsumi
34 Manny Gamburyan
35 Ivan Menjivar
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Dominick Cruz
2 Renan Barao
3 Miguel Torres
4 T.J. Dillashaw
5 Urijah Faber
6 Brian Bowles
7 Ryota Matsune
8 Cody Garbrandt
9 Eduardo Dantas
10 Masakatsu Ueda
11 Bibiano Fernandes
12 Joseph Benavidez
13 Masahiro Oishi
14 Chase Beebe
15 Eddie Wineland
16 Akitoshi Hokazono
17 Marcos Galvao
18 Raphael Assuncao
19 Jimmie Rivera
20 Marlon Moraes
21 Masakazu Imanari
22 Kentaro Imaizumi
23 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
24 Rani Yahya
25 John Lineker
26 Antonio Banuelos
27 Hisao Ikeda
28 Scott Jorgensen
29 Takeya Mizugaki
30 Michael McDonald
31 John Dodson
32 Kenichi Tanaka
33 Noboru Asahi
34 Joe Warren
35 Jin Akimoto
Flyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Mamoru Yamaguchi
3 Yasuhiro Urushitani
4 Shinichi Kojima
5 Joseph Benavidez
6 Jussier da Silva
7 Ian McCall
8 John Dodson
9 Yuki Shojo
10 Henry Cejudo
11 Alexis Vila
12 Ryuichi Miki
13 Zach Makovsky
14 Josh Sampo
15 Kyoji Horiguchi
16 Ray Borg
17 John Moraga
18 Hiromasa Ogikubo
19 Junji Ikoma
20 Kiyotaka Shimizu
21 Masaaki Sugawara
22 Wilson Reis
23 Louis Smolka
24 Robson Moura
25 Masatoshi Abe
26 Setsu Iguchi
27 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
28 Jin Akimoto
29 Sergio Pettis
30 Homare Kuboyama
31 Brandon Moreno
32 Ali Bagautinov
33 Fumihiro Kitahara
34 Rambaa Somdet
35 Yasuhiro Akagi
Strawweight
Rank Fighter
1 Rambaa Somdet
2 Yoshitaka Naito
3 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
4 Shinya Murofushi
5 Mikihito Yamagami
6 Atsushi Takeuchi
7 Junji Ito
8 Noboru Tahara
9 Hiroyuki Abe
10 Yosuke Saruta
11 Rey Docyogen
12 Ryohei Kurosawa
13 Junji Ikoma
14 Takehiro Harusaki
15 Yuichiro Yajima
16 Daichi Kitakata
17 Yukitaka Musashi
18 Ryosuke Tanuma
19 Ryuto Sawada
20 Tadaaki Yamamoto
21 Takuya Eizumi
22 Kento Kanbe
23 Gilberto Dias
24 Masakazu Utsugi
25 Marcus Paulo Amaral
26 Ryo Hatta
27 Yusei Shimokawa
28 Takehiro Ishii
29 Takamasa Kiuchi
30 Masayoshi Kato
31 Jun Nakamura
32 Yuki Shojo
33 Suguru Hayasaka
34 Keisuke Tamaru
35 Raymison Bruno Souza De Oliveira
 

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    • jcs says:

      Maybe one day.

    • Ro says:

      How about having separate lists for each women’s division?

    • Wolf says:

      How is DC rated so low when he has only lost once

    • Zach says:

      How is Mighty Mouse only 20 in the absolute division? He’s tied the record for title defenses. While flyweight isn’t the strongest division 10 defenses that include 2 wins over the likes of Benavidez and Dodson, as well as wins over Horiguchi and Cejudo should count for something. Especially considering these have all been incredibly dominate performances. I would think that should at least land him a spot in the top ten.


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