Historical MMA Rankings

The links below provide fully navigational versions of past rankings.

Published Ranking Snapshots
Previously published official ranking sets.

Generated Historical Rankings
Quarterly ranking sets generated retroactively by a recent version of the rating software and current data.


  1. Nick Diaz: King of the Moral Victory – MMA Manifesto August 3, 2016 at 12:54 pm Reply

    […] Once again, let’s take a peek at the stats.  Let’s look at who Diaz actually BEAT in his career, not who he put a good fight up against but lost.  Here’s a list of Diaz’s past 10 victims (going back to 2008), and where they were ranked in their respective weight class at the time of the fight (as per Fight Matrix’s historical MMA rankings). […]

  2. oleg July 16, 2013 at 10:33 am Reply

    They are still here – just a bad link, sorry.

  3. aidan July 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm Reply

    What happened to the generated historical rankings?

  4. jcs July 14, 2011 at 7:18 am Reply

    Joe — I think you are missing something. The PUBLISHED sets were official posted rankings. The GENERATED sets were retroactively generated using more recent software and data.

  5. Joe July 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Sorry I know it is confusing and I appriciate your response. My question really is about 1 fighter. I was wondering, on 7/1 was Kazuyuki Miyata ranked at #12FW, then on 7/3 was his new posted ranking moved to #17FW?

  6. jcs July 13, 2011 at 7:16 am Reply

    I’m not sure what you’re asking Joe. The two ranking options above give you two separate options of viewing rankings for past periods.

  7. Joe July 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm Reply

    I use your site all the time and have a question about the days you post the rankings. On the historical rankings listed 07/01/2011, were those actually posted to the site on the 1st, or on the 3rd? I looked at them on the 1st and I think they are different than what it says they were. I was just confused and was hoping you could clarify. thanks

  8. Ken Truth July 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm Reply


    Can I please have the rankings from July 1st (at least the top 50)if possible.

    Thank you for your help!


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Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

- We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

- Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

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