Last Updated: 2017-09-20

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 North American non-UFC bouts (pre-1998) 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 B.J. Penn
8 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
9 Dan Henderson
10 Randy Couture
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Chris Weidman
13 Cain Velasquez
14 Urijah Faber
15 Fabricio Werdum
16 Lyoto Machida
17 Demetrious Johnson
18 Chuck Liddell
19 Wanderlei Silva
20 Robbie Lawler
21 Ben Henderson
22 Junior dos Santos
23 Vitor Belfort
24 Quinton Jackson
25 Dominick Cruz
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4 Tara LaRosa
5 Megumi Fujii
6 Yuka Tsuji
7 Sarah Kaufman
8 Marloes Coenen
9 Miesha Tate
10 Amanda Nunes
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 Claudia Gadelha
23 Laura DAuguste
24 Valentina Shevchenko
25 Sara McMann
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Fabricio Werdum
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Randy Couture
7 Stipe Miocic
8 Josh Barnett
9 Bas Rutten
10 Ken Shamrock
11 Royce Gracie
12 Alistair Overeem
13 Dan Severn
14 Mark Coleman
15 Mirko Filipovic
16 Andrei Arlovski
17 Tim Sylvia
18 Masakatsu Funaki
19 Brock Lesnar
20 Frank Mir
21 Semmy Schilt
22 Mark Hunt
23 Don Frye
24 Antonio Silva
25 Mark Kerr
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 Yuki Kondo
18 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
19 Phil Davis
20 Alexander Gustafsson
21 Ryan Bader
22 Ricardo Arona
23 Glover Teixeira
24 Jason DeLucia
25 Paulo Filho
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 Chael Sonnen
9 Murilo Bustamante
10 Gegard Mousasi
11 Ronaldo Souza
12 Ricardo Almeida
13 Paulo Filho
14 Yushin Okami
15 Yoel Romero
16 Matt Lindland
17 Kiuma Kunioku
18 Vitor Belfort
19 Kazuo Misaki
20 Robert Whittaker
21 Dave Menne
22 Evan Tanner
23 Robbie Lawler
24 Demian Maia
25 Jorge Santiago
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 Matt Serra
11 Rory MacDonald
12 Nick Diaz
13 Hayato Sakurai
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 Takafumi Ito
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 Tatsuya Kawajiri
14 Gray Maynard
15 Conor McGregor
16 Caol Uno
17 Donald Cerrone
18 Rumina Sato
19 Marcus Aurelio
20 Kenny Florian
21 Michael Chandler
22 Yves Edwards
23 Clay Guida
24 Edson Barboza
25 Gesias Cavalcante
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Mike Thomas Brown
5 Hatsu Hioki
6 Max Holloway
7 Conor McGregor
8 Chad Mendes
9 Frankie Edgar
10 Pat Curran
11 Patricio Freire
12 Ricardo Lamas
13 Masakazu Imanari
14 Cub Swanson
15 Takeshi Inoue
16 Naoya Uematsu
17 Yoshiro Maeda
18 Marlon Sandro
19 Jeff Curran
20 Hiroyuki Takaya
21 Wagnney Fabiano
22 Joao Roque
23 Mark Hominick
24 Daniel Straus
25 Tatsuya Kawajiri
Bantamweight
Rank Fighter
1 Dominick Cruz
2 Miguel Torres
3 Renan Barao
4 T.J. Dillashaw
5 Urijah Faber
6 Brian Bowles
7 Cody Garbrandt
8 Ryota Matsune
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 Jimmie Rivera
19 Marlon Moraes
20 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
21 Masakazu Imanari
22 Kentaro Imaizumi
23 Raphael Assuncao
24 Rani Yahya
25 Kenichi Tanaka
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 Alexis Vila
11 Henry Cejudo
12 Ryuichi Miki
13 Zach Makovsky
14 Josh Sampo
15 Kyoji Horiguchi
16 Ray Borg
17 Junji Ikoma
18 Kiyotaka Shimizu
19 Masaaki Sugawara
20 John Moraga
21 Louis Smolka
22 Robson Moura
23 Masatoshi Abe
24 Setsu Iguchi
25 Wilson Reis
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 Ryohei Kurosawa
11 Rey Docyogen
12 Takehiro Harusaki
13 Junji Ikoma
14 Yuichiro Yajima
15 Ryuto Sawada
16 Yukitaka Musashi
17 Ryosuke Tanuma
18 Daichi Kitakata
19 Tadaaki Yamamoto
20 Kento Kanbe
21 Takuya Eizumi
22 Takehiro Ishii
23 Marcus Paulo Amaral
24 Masakazu Utsugi
25 Ryo Hatta
 

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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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