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   Mauricio Rua 19-4-0
774
2   Rashad Evans 17-1-1
733
3   Lyoto Machida 16-1-0
597
4   Quinton Jackson 30-8-0
456
5   Randy Couture 19-10-0
399
6 7 Ryan Bader 12-0-0
397
7 -1 Forrest Griffin 17-6-0
377
8 3 Gegard Mousasi 30-3-1
328
9 -1 Vitor Belfort 19-8-0
323
10   Rich Franklin 28-5-0
316
11 19 Rafael Cavalcante 10-2-0
285
12   Thiago Silva 14-2-0
273
13 1 Renato Sobral 36-8-0
258
14 -5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 19-4-0
249
15 -8 Muhammed Lawal 7-1-0
244
16   Jon Jones 11-1-0
233
17 -2 Matt Hamill 9-2-0
198
18 1 Cyrille Diabate 16-6-1
173
19 NR Trevor Prangley 23-6-1
170
20 -2 Keith Jardine 15-9-1
167
21 -1 Brandon Vera 11-5-0
149
22 -1 Luiz Cane 11-3-0
143
23 129 Tatsuya Mizuno 9-6-0
127
24 4 Phil Davis 7-0-0
126
25 -2 Roger Gracie 3-0-0
122
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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.