Last Updated: 2018-04-19

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 Demetrious Johnson
12 Frankie Edgar
13 Chris Weidman
14 Chuck Liddell
15 Urijah Faber
16 Cain Velasquez
17 Fabricio Werdum
18 Lyoto Machida
19 Wanderlei Silva
20 Robbie Lawler
21 Daniel Cormier
22 Stipe Miocic
23 Vitor Belfort
24 Tito Ortiz
25 Eddie Alvarez
26 Ben Henderson
27 Quinton Jackson
28 Junior dos Santos
29 Dominick Cruz
30 Tyron Woodley
31 Mauricio Rua
32 Rafael dos Anjos
33 Takanori Gomi
34 Josh Barnett
35 Max Holloway
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Cristiane Justino
2 Ronda Rousey
3 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4 Amanda Nunes
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 Barb Honchak
15 Alexis Davis
16 Rose Namajunas
17 Holly Holm
18 Hisae Watanabe
19 Roxanne Modafferi
20 Amanda Buckner
21 Jennifer Maia
22 Miku Matsumoto
23 Satoko Shinashi
24 Claudia Gadelha
25 Laura DAuguste
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 Michelle Waterson
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 Ken Shamrock
10 Bas Rutten
11 Royce Gracie
12 Alistair Overeem
13 Dan Severn
14 Mark Coleman
15 Mirko Filipovic
16 Tim Sylvia
17 Andrei Arlovski
18 Masakatsu Funaki
19 Brock Lesnar
20 Semmy Schilt
21 Frank Mir
22 Don Frye
23 Mark Hunt
24 Mark Kerr
25 Antonio Silva
26 Travis Browne
27 Ricco Rodriguez
28 Daniel Cormier
29 Gilbert Yvel
30 Kevin Randleman
31 Igor Vovchanchyn
32 Oleg Taktarov
33 Shane Carwin
34 Pedro Rizzo
35 Dan Henderson
Light Heavyweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jon Jones
2 Chuck Liddell
3 Wanderlei Silva
4 Tito Ortiz
5 Quinton Jackson
6 Daniel Cormier
7 Lyoto Machida
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Rashad Evans
10 Dan Henderson
11 Randy Couture
12 Frank Shamrock
13 Vitor Belfort
14 Forrest Griffin
15 Guy Mezger
16 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
17 Phil Davis
18 Anthony Johnson
19 Ryan Bader
20 Alexander Gustafsson
21 Jason DeLucia
22 Ricardo Arona
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 Jerry Bohlander
33 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
34 Rich Franklin
35 Kevin Jackson
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 Georges St. Pierre
24 Dave Menne
25 Robbie Lawler
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 Demian Maia
14 B.J. Penn
15 Matt Serra
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 Carlos Newton
26 Jason Black
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 Tony Ferguson
13 Joachim Hansen
14 Tatsuya Kawajiri
15 Khabib Nurmagomedov
16 Gray Maynard
17 Conor McGregor
18 Donald Cerrone
19 Caol Uno
20 Marcus Aurelio
21 Rumina Sato
22 Michael Chandler
23 Kenny Florian
24 Yves Edwards
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 Frankie Edgar
10 Pat Curran
11 Patricio Freire
12 Ricardo Lamas
13 Masakazu Imanari
14 Cub Swanson
15 Naoya Uematsu
16 Jeremy Stephens
17 Takeshi Inoue
18 Jeff Curran
19 Yoshiro Maeda
20 Marlon Sandro
21 Hiroyuki Takaya
22 Wagnney Fabiano
23 Brian Ortega
24 Mark Hominick
25 Joao Roque
26 Daniel Straus
27 Tatsuya Kawajiri
28 Bibiano Fernandes
29 Stephen Palling
30 Antonio Carvalho
31 Gilbert Melendez
32 Michihiro Omigawa
33 Tetsuo Katsuta
34 Uchu Tatsumi
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 Akitoshi Hokazono
17 Eddie Wineland
18 Marcos Galvao
19 Jimmie Rivera
20 Raphael Assuncao
21 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
22 Kentaro Imaizumi
23 John Lineker
24 Masakazu Imanari
25 Rani Yahya
26 Antonio Banuelos
27 John Dodson
28 Hisao Ikeda
29 Kenichi Tanaka
30 Takeya Mizugaki
31 Noboru Asahi
32 Scott Jorgensen
33 Michael McDonald
34 Jin Akimoto
35 Joe Warren
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 Henry Cejudo
9 John Dodson
10 Yuki Shojo
11 Alexis Vila
12 Ryuichi Miki
13 Ray Borg
14 Zach Makovsky
15 John Moraga
16 Josh Sampo
17 Hiromasa Ogikubo
18 Junji Ikoma
19 Masaaki Sugawara
20 Wilson Reis
21 Kyoji Horiguchi
22 Kiyotaka Shimizu
23 Robson Moura
24 Sergio Pettis
25 Masatoshi Abe
26 Louis Smolka
27 Setsu Iguchi
28 Jin Akimoto
29 Mitsuhisa Sunabe
30 Brandon Moreno
31 Homare Kuboyama
32 Dustin Ortiz
33 Ali Bagautinov
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 Ryohei Kurosawa
11 Hiroyuki Abe
12 Rey Docyogen
13 Junji Ikoma
14 Daichi Kitakata
15 Takehiro Harusaki
16 Yuichiro Yajima
17 Ryuto Sawada
18 Yukitaka Musashi
19 Ryosuke Tanuma
20 Ryo Hatta
21 Marcus Paulo Amaral
22 Tadaaki Yamamoto
23 Kento Kanbe
24 Takuya Eizumi
25 Masakazu Utsugi
26 Yusei Shimokawa
27 Gilberto Dias
28 Takamasa Kiuchi
29 Haruo Ochi
30 Takehiro Ishii
31 Masayoshi Kato
32 Yuki Shojo
33 Raymison Bruno Souza De Oliveira
34 Jun Nakamura
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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