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 07/10/2018
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter Record Points
1   Anderson Silva 31-4-0
1090
2   Chael Sonnen 25-11-1
372
3 3 Vitor Belfort 20-9-0
344
4   Yushin Okami 26-6-0
323
5   Brian Stann 11-3-0
321
6 4 Hector Lombard 30-2-1
318
7   Michael Bisping 21-3-0
297
8 6 Tim Kennedy 14-3-0
293
9 -1 Mark Munoz 11-2-0
287
10 NR Luke Rockhold 8-1-0
285
11 10 Chris Leben 22-7-0
279
12 -3 Nate Marquardt 31-10-2
267
13 -10 Ronaldo Souza 14-3-0
263
14 1 Alan Belcher 17-6-0
244
15 3 Rousimar Palhares 13-4-0
244
16 -4 Mamed Khalidov 23-4-2
233
17 -4 Demian Maia 14-3-0
227
18 -7 Jorge Santiago 23-9-0
227
19 NR Wanderlei Silva 33-11-1
212
20 -4 Robbie Lawler 18-8-0
196
21 -2 Thales Leites 19-4-0
183
22 -2 Chris Weidman 6-0-0
172
23 NR Paul Daley 28-11-2
166
24 9 Tim Boetsch 14-4-0
166
25 -8 Jesse Taylor 20-7-0
162
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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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