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.


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    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 1 Quinton Jackson 30-7-0
    665
    2 -1 Rashad Evans 15-0-1
    640
    3   Forrest Griffin 16-5-0
    466
    4   Lyoto Machida 14-0-0
    440
    5 NR Dan Henderson 24-7-0
    320
    6 -1 Wanderlei Silva 32-9-1
    320
    7 NR Mauricio Rua 17-3-0
    312
    8 -2 Chuck Liddell 21-6-0
    293
    9 -2 Keith Jardine 15-5-1
    279
    10 -2 Luiz Cane 10-1-0
    274
    11 1 Renato Sobral 35-7-0
    271
    12 -1 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 16-3-0
    238
    13 -4 Rich Franklin 26-4-0
    224
    14 -4 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 5-4-0
    193
    15 -2 Tito Ortiz 16-6-1
    181
    16 -1 Brandon Vera 10-3-0
    157
    17 -3 Thiago Silva 13-1-0
    154
    18 -1 Muhammed Lawal 4-0-0
    146
    19 -1 Goran Reljic 8-0-0
    118
    20 -4 Vladimir Matyushenko 21-4-0
    110
    21 -1 Trevor Prangley 19-5-0
    110
    22 -1 Matt Hamill 7-2-0
    108
    23 -4 Kevin Randleman 17-12-0
    104
    24 NR Sanae Kikuta 28-6-3
    103
    25 NR Mark Coleman 15-9-0
    98
    Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>
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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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