Generated Historical Rankings

These ranking sets have been generated by a recent version of the software, using recent data and will not match previously published issues of the rankings, especially since a majority of these generated sets are for dates much earlier than the site’s inception.

Rankings will list until the next relatively standard increment (Top 5, 10, 15, etc.) after the last fighter at 20 points is found, to a maximum amount (found in the current rankings).  At a bare minimum, a fighter needs at least 15 points to be displayed.

Gathering data for the “unknown division lists” are crucial in building these sets, so if you want to help us research, please review these lists and inform us in the forum.

Some of the older divisional lists are very small, or even blank, due to limited fights and/or limited data.

Once deemed as retired or assumed as such (no fights scheduled, no fights in past 900 days from last update or manually marked as retired/deceased/etc), fighters are removed from any ranking pages more recent than their last fight.  This is the one major difference between these sets and the current rankings.

Note: Fighter records within these historical rankings represent their records at the date of the rankings.

Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>
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Note: Rankings include fights on selected date.
Last Generated on 07/16/2018
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter Record Points
1   Fabricio Werdum 20-5-1
1320
2   Cain Velasquez 13-2-0
879
3   Junior dos Santos 17-3-0
719
4   Andrei Arlovski 25-10-0
672
5   Stipe Miocic 13-2-0
409
6   Ben Rothwell 35-9-0
397
7   Alistair Overeem 39-14-0
367
8   Travis Browne 17-3-1
362
9   Frank Mir 18-10-0
354
10   Mark Hunt 10-10-1
329
11 NR Josh Barnett 34-7-0
313
12 -1 Antonio Silva 19-7-1
295
13 -1 Roy Nelson 20-12-0
199
14 -1 Cheick Kongo 23-10-2
197
15 -1 Alexey Oleynik 55-9-1
191
16 -1 Mirko Filipovic 31-11-2
191
17 NR Vitaly Minakov 16-0-0
190
18 15 Stefan Struve 26-7-0
187
19 -2 Sergei Kharitonov 24-6-0
177
20 -4 Matt Mitrione 9-4-0
169
21 -3 Stephan Puetz 12-1-0
153
22 -3 Tony Johnson 9-2-0
150
23 -1 Marcin Tybura 13-1-0
143
24 -3 Damian Grabowski 20-2-0
142
25   Denis Goltsov 15-4-0
134
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43 Comments

  1. oleg July 5, 2018 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Fighters who only fought in a given division once then went inactive, are not included in generated historical sets. So McGregor is historically mostly ranked at featherweight.

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/fighter-profile/Conor+McGregor/15859/

    • adada July 6, 2018 at 1:16 am Reply

      @oleg Thank you for the reply. Can’t you change it so that at least they’re shown in the last quarterly rankings of that fight? I feel like it would make more sense that way.

      Love what you’re having in this site btw, really enjoying browsing through the generated historical rankings.

      • oleg July 6, 2018 at 10:40 am Reply

        We’ll take it into consideration – not sure what the effort required would be, but I think it’s a worthwhile enhancement

    • adada July 6, 2018 at 1:19 am Reply

      I’m creating a timeline of the fights of top 15 fighters in the lightweight division (and the changes to the division’s rankings), so that type of change will be beneficial for me at least

  2. adada July 4, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Where’s McGregor on the lighweight rankings? I know he hasn’t fought but shouldn’t he still be in the generated historical rankings?

  3. adada July 4, 2018 at 6:14 am Reply

    Where’s McGregor on this list? I know he hasn’t fought but shouldn’t he still be in the generated historical rankings?

  4. andy horton July 25, 2017 at 3:40 am Reply

    I can’t find this guy in the history

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Azamat-Gashimov-71175

  5. Conor McGregor: Most Similar Career Arcs | Punch Drunk Gamer July 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm Reply

    […] used data from the Generated Historical Rankings which are recorded in quarterly […]

  6. oleg May 15, 2015 at 9:54 am Reply

    Because he was a bantam at the time. His first fight at flyweight in UFC was in March 2012.

  7. Realist May 15, 2015 at 12:58 am Reply

    Why is Mighty Mouse ranked in bantam in historical rankings on 01/01/2012

  8. Charles May 9, 2014 at 4:26 am Reply

    Invicta has
    Atomweight= 105
    Strawweight= 115
    flyweight=125
    Why is yours different…are you using boxing weights?

  9. Charles May 9, 2014 at 4:21 am Reply

    Seo Hee Ham wouldn’t have a chance against Penne.

  10. Gennadii Poliakov March 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm Reply

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