Last Updated: 2015-05-01

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



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