Last Updated: 2017-07-17

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 Urijah Faber
13 Chris Weidman
14 Fabricio Werdum
15 Cain Velasquez
16 Demetrious Johnson
17 Lyoto Machida
18 Ben Henderson
19 Chuck Liddell
20 Wanderlei Silva
21 Robbie Lawler
22 Junior dos Santos
23 Eddie Alvarez
24 Quinton Jackson
25 Takanori Gomi
Women (Open)
Rank Fighter
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Cristiane Justino
3 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
4 Tara LaRosa
5 Megumi Fujii
6 Yuka Tsuji
7 Miesha Tate
8 Sarah Kaufman
9 Marloes Coenen
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 Laura DAuguste
23 Claudia Gadelha
24 Sara McMann
25 Hitomi Akano
Heavyweight +
Rank Fighter
1 Fedor Emelianenko
2 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
3 Fabricio Werdum
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Junior dos Santos
6 Randy Couture
7 Josh Barnett
8 Stipe Miocic
9 Ken Shamrock
10 Bas Rutten
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 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
17 Yuki Kondo
18 Anthony Johnson
19 Phil Davis
20 Alexander Gustafsson
21 Ryan Bader
22 Ricardo Arona
23 Jason DeLucia
24 Glover Teixeira
25 Paulo Filho
Middleweight
Rank Fighter
1 Anderson Silva
2 Chris Weidman
3 Michael Bisping
4 Luke Rockhold
5 Dan Henderson
6 Rich Franklin
7 Nate Marquardt
8 Murilo Bustamante
9 Chael Sonnen
10 Ronaldo Souza
11 Gegard Mousasi
12 Ricardo Almeida
13 Paulo Filho
14 Yushin Okami
15 Matt Lindland
16 Yoel Romero
17 Kiuma Kunioku
18 Kazuo Misaki
19 Vitor Belfort
20 Dave Menne
21 Evan Tanner
22 Robbie Lawler
23 Robert Whittaker
24 Demian Maia
25 Jake Shields
Welterweight
Rank Fighter
1 Georges St. Pierre
2 Matt Hughes
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Johny Hendricks
5 Tyron Woodley
6 Carlos Condit
7 Pat Miletich
8 Jake Shields
9 Jon Fitch
10 Nick Diaz
11 Matt Serra
12 Rory MacDonald
13 B.J. Penn
14 Hayato Sakurai
15 Demian Maia
16 Josh Koscheck
17 Thiago Alves
18 Sean Sherk
19 Karo Parisyan
20 Stephen Thompson
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 Rafael dos Anjos
7 Anthony Pettis
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 Yves Edwards
22 Michael Chandler
23 Gesias Cavalcante
24 Clay Guida
25 Tony Ferguson
Featherweight
Rank Fighter
1 Jose Aldo
2 Urijah Faber
3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira
4 Mike Thomas Brown
5 Hatsu Hioki
6 Conor McGregor
7 Max Holloway
8 Chad Mendes
9 Patricio Freire
10 Pat Curran
11 Frankie Edgar
12 Masakazu Imanari
13 Cub Swanson
14 Ricardo Lamas
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 Bibiano Fernandes
10 Eduardo Dantas
11 Masakatsu Ueda
12 Joseph Benavidez
13 Masahiro Oishi
14 Chase Beebe
15 Eddie Wineland
16 Marcos Galvao
17 Akitoshi Hokazono
18 Marlon Moraes
19 Kazuhiro Sakamoto
20 Masakazu Imanari
21 Kentaro Imaizumi
22 Rani Yahya
23 Raphael Assuncao
24 Kenichi Tanaka
25 Antonio Banuelos
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 Ryuichi Miki
12 Zach Makovsky
13 Henry Cejudo
14 Josh Sampo
15 Kyoji Horiguchi
16 Ray Borg
17 Junji Ikoma
18 Masaaki Sugawara
19 Kiyotaka Shimizu
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 Rey Docyogen
11 Ryohei Kurosawa
12 Junji Ikoma
13 Takehiro Harusaki
14 Yuichiro Yajima
15 Yukitaka Musashi
16 Ryosuke Tanuma
17 Daichi Kitakata
18 Ryuto Sawada
19 Tadaaki Yamamoto
20 Kento Kanbe
21 Takuya Eizumi
22 Takehiro Ishii
23 Masakazu Utsugi
24 Ryo Hatta
25 Marcus Paulo Amaral
 

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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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