Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

The rankings below represent our efforts to generate a conventional “pound-for-pound” ranking using only past fight data and the ranking software.  Different than the Divisional Dominance list, which is almost entirely mathematical and based proportionally on the default rating system results, this list consists of ratings that are computed separately, side-by-side with the divisional ratings using a heavily modified formula.  As a result, they will not be affected by factors such as a divisional change and cater to the “pound-for-pound” mindset that highlight momentum and tenured dominance.

With only a loose correlation with the divisional ratings, these can be considered our most subjective ratings to date. However, they use divisional normalization routines nearly identical to the Divisional Dominance list for the utmost fairness.  In addition, these ratings will be computed and updated with our weekly releases of the rankings.


Rank Fighter  (Division) Record Points
1 {natFlag} Demetrious Johnson   (FLW)
26-2-1
358
2 {natFlag} Daniel Cormier   (LHW)
19-1-0
261
3 {natFlag} Jon Jones   (LHW)
22-1-0
261
4 {natFlag} Stipe Miocic   (HW)
17-2-0
252
5 {natFlag} Max Holloway   (FW)
18-3-0
249
6 {natFlag} Tyron Woodley   (WW)
17-3-1
165
7 {natFlag} Conor McGregor   (LW)
21-3-0
163
8 {natFlag} Michael Bisping   (MW)
30-7-0
161
9 {natFlag} Cody Garbrandt   (BW)
11-0-0
122
10 {natFlag} Yoel Romero   (MW)
12-1-0
120
11 {natFlag} Gegard Mousasi   (MW)
42-6-2
120
12 {natFlag} Joseph Benavidez   (FLW)
25-4-0
95
13 {natFlag} Jose Aldo   (FW)
26-3-0
93
14 {natFlag} Fabricio Werdum   (HW)
21-6-1
89
15 {natFlag} Stephen Thompson   (WW)
13-2-1
81

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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.