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.


  1. jcs March 16, 2012 at 10:48 am Reply

    Dustin is currently #645

  2. Jeff Hobbs March 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm Reply

    Would love to see fighter Dustin West considered for ranking in the middleweight division.

  3. aross October 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm Reply

    thanks. this is a really neat feature

  4. jcs October 17, 2011 at 9:21 am Reply


  5. aross October 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm Reply

    Why isn’t there a division dominance list from 7/1/2009?

  6. jcs September 7, 2011 at 6:43 am Reply


  7. todd pierson September 7, 2011 at 2:39 am Reply

    Rickson Gracie, 21st best light HVywt fighter. Is that some kind of joke…. man how can I even take you guys seriously . lol I mean, that is a joke right?

  8. jcs August 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm Reply

    For a spell, it was something like 175 or 175.7 — somewhere right around 175-176. It wasn’t always 181.. and is now 185. The transition between Welterweight and Middleweight has always been our most problematic as there have been a plethora of bouts taking place between 174 and 178.

    I may just hardcode those tweener 2000-2001 bouts to 176, thus making them Middleweight, even though this goes against my usual rule of thumb where if I have both weights, I’ll use those to set the division. However, Pancrase was just weird altogether. You have guys weighing 172 and 174 for title fights at 176. That kind of shit just doesn’t happen anymore.

  9. TLC August 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Why is Nate Marquardt listed as a Welterweight in 2001 after winning the King of Pancrase at Middleweight.

    That weight class limit was 181lbs.

  10. jesse miramontes July 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm Reply

    ya im set at 125lbs ya cause my record is 13-6 not 11-5

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