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!
Last Generated on 11/17/2022
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter Record Points
101 26 Michal Kita 19-11-1
43
102 -1 Steve Mowry 7-0-0
42
103 -3 Adam Keresh 4-0-0
42
104 -2 Dustin Jacoby 11-5-0
41
105   Tafon Nchukwi 3-0-0
41
106   Stuart Austin 14-6-0
40
107 -4 Shelton Graves 9-5-0
40
108   Chris Barnett 20-6-0
40
109 1 Zaur Gadzhibabayev 7-3-1
39
110 3 Kirill Sidelnikov 12-6-0
39
111   Mauro Cerilli 13-4-0
39
112 2 Mohammad Fakhreddine 13-4-0
38
113 2 Daniel James 9-5-1
38
114 4 Parker Porter 9-5-0
38
115 18 Vernon Lewis 8-4-0
38
116 3 Michal Wlodarek 8-2-0
37
117   Carl Seumanutafa 12-11-0
37
118 128 Elkhan Musaev 5-0-0
37
119 1 Martin Buday 7-1-0
35
120 2 Magomed Malikov 8-3-0
35
121 -9 Giacomo Lemos 6-0-0
35
122 1 Tony Lopez 64-32-0
34
123 1 Tom Aspinall 7-2-0
33
124 1 Everett Cummings 14-0-0
33
125 4 Mariusz Pudzianowski 13-7-0
32
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81 Comments

  1. Shervin January 14, 2023 at 6:19 pm Reply

    Why does Ken Shamrock disappear in ratings on 4/1994? He was active.

  2. andy horton August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    I can’t find this guy in the history

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Azamat-Gashimov-71175

  3. Gennadii Poliakov August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply
  4. oleg August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Because he was a bantam at the time. His first fight at flyweight in UFC was in March 2012.

  5. Haraldur Dean Nelson August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Hi

    I am Gunnar’s Nelson father and manager. I would just like to point out that his record is wrong on this page:
    http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=72&Division=4&Page=3#Gunnar 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: http://www.nelson.is

    Thank you.

  6. Charles August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Invicta has
    Atomweight= 105
    Strawweight= 115
    flyweight=125
    Why is yours different…are you using boxing weights?

  7. Charles August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Seo Hee Ham wouldn’t have a chance against Penne.

  8. Realist August 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Why is Mighty Mouse ranked in bantam in historical rankings on 01/01/2012

  9. Patrick Clark August 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Check the October 2000 rankings for Light Heavyweights.

  10. jesse miramontes August 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply

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

  11. TLC August 19, 2018 at 9:29 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.

  12. Jeff Hobbs August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Dustin-West-53995

  13. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 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.

  14. oleg July 5, 2018 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Fighters who only fought in a given division once then went inactive, are not included in generated historical sets. So McGregor is historically mostly ranked at featherweight.

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/fighter-profile/Conor+McGregor/15859/

    • adada July 6, 2018 at 1:16 am Reply

      @oleg Thank you for the reply. Can’t you change it so that at least they’re shown in the last quarterly rankings of that fight? I feel like it would make more sense that way.

      Love what you’re having in this site btw, really enjoying browsing through the generated historical rankings.

      • oleg July 6, 2018 at 10:40 am Reply

        We’ll take it into consideration – not sure what the effort required would be, but I think it’s a worthwhile enhancement

    • adada July 6, 2018 at 1:19 am Reply

      I’m creating a timeline of the fights of top 15 fighters in the lightweight division (and the changes to the division’s rankings), so that type of change will be beneficial for me at least

  15. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm Reply

    Fighters who only fought in a given division once then went inactive, are not included in generated historical sets. So McGregor is historically mostly ranked at featherweight.

    http://www.fightmatrix.com/fighter-profile/Conor+McGregor/15859/

    • adada August 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm Reply

      @oleg Thank you for the reply. Can’t you change it so that at least they’re shown in the last quarterly rankings of that fight? I feel like it would make more sense that way.

      Love what you’re having in this site btw, really enjoying browsing through the generated historical rankings.

      • oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

        We’ll take it into consideration – not sure what the effort required would be, but I think it’s a worthwhile enhancement

    • adada August 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm Reply

      I’m creating a timeline of the fights of top 15 fighters in the lightweight division (and the changes to the division’s rankings), so that type of change will be beneficial for me at least

  16. adada July 4, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    Where’s McGregor on the lighweight rankings? I know he hasn’t fought but shouldn’t he still be in the generated historical rankings?

  17. adada August 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Where’s McGregor on the lighweight rankings? I know he hasn’t fought but shouldn’t he still be in the generated historical rankings?

  18. adada July 4, 2018 at 6:14 am Reply

    Where’s McGregor on this list? I know he hasn’t fought but shouldn’t he still be in the generated historical rankings?

  19. adada August 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Where’s McGregor on this list? I know he hasn’t fought but shouldn’t he still be in the generated historical rankings?

  20. 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

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  22. 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.

  23. Realist May 15, 2015 at 12:58 am Reply

    Why is Mighty Mouse ranked in bantam in historical rankings on 01/01/2012

  24. 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?

  25. Charles May 9, 2014 at 4:21 am Reply

    Seo Hee Ham wouldn’t have a chance against Penne.

  26. Gennadii Poliakov March 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm Reply
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  28. shortstack September 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply

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

  29. shortstack August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

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

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

  32. S.E.G SD August 19, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply

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

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

    Check the October 2000 rankings for Light Heavyweights.

  34. 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.

  35. Kedbecker August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm 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.

  36. jason 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.

  37. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm 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.

  38. 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?

  39. Kedbecker August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm 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?

  40. jason March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply

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

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

    Hi

    I am Gunnar’s Nelson father and manager. I would just like to point out that his record is wrong on this page:
    http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=72&Division=4&Page=3#Gunnar 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: http://www.nelson.is

    Thank you.

  42. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

  43. jason March 16, 2012 at 10:48 am Reply

    Dustin is currently #645

  44. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Dustin is currently #645

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

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

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Dustin-West-53995

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

    thanks. this is a really neat feature

  47. aross August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    thanks. this is a really neat feature

  48. jason October 17, 2011 at 9:21 am Reply

    Fixed

  49. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Fixed

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

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

  51. aross August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

  52. jason September 7, 2011 at 6:43 am Reply

    Huh?

  53. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Huh?

  54. 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?

  55. todd pierson August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm 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?

  56. jason 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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

  59. jason July 28, 2011 at 9:02 am Reply

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

  60. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

  61. 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

  62. jesse miramontes August 19, 2018 at 8:01 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

  63. 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.

  64. Pat August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

  65. jason 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!

  66. 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.

  67. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:01 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!

  68. Pat August 19, 2018 at 8:01 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.

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

    This is great! Thanks guys!

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  71. ltokuda August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    This is great! Thanks guys!

  72. Ghostface July 7, 2011 at 11:12 am Reply

    Awesome, i’ve been wanting something like this for a long time

  73. Ghostface August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Awesome, i’ve been wanting something like this for a long time

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