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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    Note: Rankings include fights on selected date.
    Last Generated on 07/16/2018
    Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter Record Points
    1   Anderson Silva 29-4-0
    1012
    2   Jake Shields 25-4-1
    464
    3   Chael Sonnen 25-11-1
    431
    4   Wanderlei Silva 33-10-1
    372
    5 1 Nate Marquardt 30-9-2
    365
    6 -1 Dan Henderson 25-8-0
    329
    7   Jorge Santiago 23-8-0
    327
    8   Demian Maia 13-2-0
    268
    9 NR Paulo Filho 20-1-1
    264
    10 3 Ronaldo Souza 13-2-0
    254
    11 -2 Robbie Lawler 17-6-0
    250
    12 3 Alan Belcher 16-6-0
    239
    13 -3 Michael Bisping 19-3-0
    231
    14 9 Chris Leben 21-6-0
    219
    15 -3 Mamed Khalidov 20-4-2
    207
    16 3 Yushin Okami 25-5-0
    199
    17 3 Alessio Sakara 15-7-0
    186
    18 3 Alexander Shlemenko 37-6-0
    173
    19 -8 Thales Leites 17-4-0
    172
    20 -3 Tim Kennedy 12-3-0
    172
    21 -5 Rousimar Palhares 11-4-0
    171
    22 12 Denis Kang 33-12-2
    168
    23 NR Hector Lombard 26-2-1
    165
    24 4 Riki Fukuda 17-4-0
    161
    25 91 Eric Schambari 13-2-0
    160
    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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