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.

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Note: Rankings include fights on selected date.


  1. jcs July 28, 2011 at 9:02 am Reply

    You are currently set to 125. These are historical rankings from the past…

  2. jesse miramontes July 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm Reply

    hey this is Jesse i don’t fight at 135lbs i fight at 125lbs my last fight was at 125lbs can u guys change my weight class thanks

  3. Pat July 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm Reply

    JCS, my bad! Total fail on my part. Brain fart on Mirko. The LHW was just pure failure. Sorry.

  4. jcs July 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm Reply

    CroCop didn’t debut in MMA until 2001..

    As for the LHWs in 1995… how many fights can you find that took place in or before 1995 between 191 and 210 lbs? 🙂

    But thanks for the comments!

  5. Pat July 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm Reply

    Great work, but where is Mirko Cro Cop during the 1995 time period. You might have forgot to input that data. Also, the LHWs aren’t showing up during that time.

    BTW, you guys have the best historical data out there. I like your rankings and believe that with a little tweeking, your rankings will become the best out there overall.

    I also think it’s a matter of time before you guys get more noticed. MMA is growing.

  6. ltokuda July 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm Reply

    This is great! Thanks guys!

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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.

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