Last Updated: 2018-02-11

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

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    • TDV says:

      There is an issue with Cain Velasquez ranking. He needs his win over Travis Browne factored in. I clicked on him and it has him at 13-2 with his last fight being Werdum. I don’t know if it will affect his ranking but it’s an issue

    • 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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