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 450 days), 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 05/21/2018
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter Record Points
1   Rich Franklin 22-1-0
309
2 3 Kazuo Misaki 17-6-2
262
3   Paulo Filho 13-0-0
246
4 -2 Dan Henderson 20-5-0
219
5 1 Denis Kang 27-7-1
217
6 NR Matt Lindland 19-4-0
214
7 -3 Nate Marquardt 23-6-2
181
8 3 Akihiro Gono 27-11-7
161
9 3 Kazushi Sakuraba 20-9-1
151
10 -2 Anderson Silva 18-4-0
149
11 -2 Phil Baroni 9-7-0
147
12 NR Melvin Manhoef 15-2-1
145
13 -3 Murilo Bustamante 12-6-1
145
14 13 Jason Miller 16-4-0
143
15   Yushin Okami 17-3-0
139
16 6 Mike Swick 10-1-0
137
17 1 Thales Leites 9-0-0
121
18 -11 Amar Suloev 24-8-0
120
19 -6 David Loiseau 14-6-0
118
20 -4 Evan Tanner 32-6-0
118
21 -4 Ryo Chonan 12-7-0
113
22 15 Murilo Rua 12-7-1
111
23 -9 Jeremy Horn 78-15-5
109
24 2 Ivan Salaverry 13-5-0
109
25   Joey Villasenor 22-4-0
106
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37 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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.

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

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

  5. 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?

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

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

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

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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.

- Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

- Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.

Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.