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 05/14/2018
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter Record Points
1   Jon Jones 18-1-0
1531
2   Lyoto Machida 19-3-0
849
3 3 Rashad Evans 20-3-1
631
4   Alexander Gustafsson 15-1-0
591
5   Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 21-5-0
579
6 -3 Dan Henderson 29-10-0
567
7   Mauricio Rua 21-7-0
495
8 1 Glover Teixeira 21-2-0
443
9 -1 Ryan Bader 15-3-0
423
10   Quinton Jackson 32-11-0
343
11   Gegard Mousasi 34-3-2
334
12 3 Phil Davis 11-1-0
315
13 -1 Emanuel Newton 21-7-1
287
14 -1 Anthony Johnson 15-4-0
276
15 NR Chael Sonnen 27-13-1
261
16 17 Thiago Silva 15-3-0
245
17 -3 Wanderlei Silva 35-12-1
232
18 -2 Tito Ortiz 17-11-1
206
19 -2 Attila Vegh 29-4-2
203
20   Matt Hamill 11-4-0
189
21   Muhammed Lawal 10-2-0
179
22 -3 James Te Huna 16-6-0
177
23 -1 Mikhail Zayats 21-7-0
176
24 2 Ryan Jimmo 18-2-0
176
25 -7 Rafael Cavalcante 11-4-0
143
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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.