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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    1. Fight Matrix | Pound-for-Pound added to Historical & Archived Rankings December 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm Reply

      […] Generated Historical Rankings […]

    2. shortstack September 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply

      Josh Robinson (#89) is 9-8 not 7-7

    3. Fight Matrix | Coming Soon: Pound-for-Pound Rankings September 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply

      […] Generated Historical Rankings […]

    4. S.E.G SD May 11, 2013 at 3:41 am Reply

      Dallas Mitchell is now 4-1 according to mixed martial Just beat TUF 17 participant Leo Bircier who is ranked #216 at MW in a minute by Kimura.

    5. Patrick Clark December 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm Reply

      Check the October 2000 rankings for Light Heavyweights.

    6. Kedbecker September 8, 2012 at 2:35 am Reply

      I understand. I thought Arona started his career at HW. I guess I should check other weight classes more often. it’s difficult to find a fighter when I don’t know, not only what their ranking was, but which weight class they were ranked in at a specific date. that’s where a date feature would come in handy for the search fighter function.

    7. jcs September 7, 2012 at 7:05 am Reply

      I’m not sure what you mean.. Arona WAS at 205.. he then fights Fedor at Heavyweight.. and is then ranked at Heavyweight.. along with Fedor who just became relevant.

    8. Kedbecker September 7, 2012 at 1:17 am Reply

      movement of fighters rankings in the historical rankings seems sometimes to not match their fight history. for example, Ricardo Arona is not ranked on the 2000 October heavyweight rankings, he then loses to Fedor (who isn’t ranked too) on December, and then he appears at #52 on January 2001. there are numerous more examples. am I not understanding how these rankings work?

    9. jcs March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply

      Of course it’s not current.. these are HISTORICAL rankings.

    10. Haraldur Dean Nelson March 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm Reply


      I am Gunnar’s Nelson father and manager. I would just like to point out that his record is wrong on this page: Nelson

      It should be 9-0-1. That is 9 wins, 0 losses and 1 draw.
      His record is right on Sherdog.

      For more info on Gunnar’s record visit his official website on:

      Thank you.

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