I have continually been attempting to construct the perfect set of MMA rankings for years now and the goal has always remained the same: To find the very best and most accurate rankings possible by comparing with the UFC's official ranks also while looking at the best in the world overall. Everyone will always have some different opinions which is why feedback is ALWAYS welcome to help better improve and find the most agreeable and accurate rankings we can together as MMA fans. I update them monthly. Enjoy!
+ (C) = champion & title fight
+ UFCO = UFC Official Ranking
+ Fighters who have yet to fight in a new division stay ranked in old division until fight in new division happens.
+ Fighters who failed a drug test will be eliminated from the rankings once given their suspensions or due to inactivity.
+ The UFC's official rankings are not included into the divisional changes.
+ The women's Featherweight division is only a top 5 because of the UFC's lack of official rankings/fighters.
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- One of if not the tallest fight in UFC history takes place in the main event of their next event as they return to Rotterdam for UFC Fight Night 115 and Stefan Struve takes on Alexander Volkov.
Overall & UFC Changes: Werdum & Overeem swap
Volkov vs Struve at UFC Fight Night 115
Dos Santos vs Ngannou at UFC 215
Light Heavyweight(205 lbs):
- The king reclaimed his throne at UFC 214. The second meeting between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones took place in the main event and it took until the third round for Jones to land the finishing blow via headkick followed by punches on the ground thus becoming champion once again.
Overall & UFC Changes: Oezdemir & Manuwa swap, Jones enters
Overall Changes: Nikita Krylov(prev. #10) exits
UFC Changes: Ilir Latifi(prev. #10) exits
Latifi vs Tyson Pedro(UFCO #13) at UFC 215
Shogun vs Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 117
Teixeira vs Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 119
- Luke is back. The former champion will be returning to action for the first time since losing his title at UFC 199 to current UFC champion, Michael Bisping. But he's not getting any "gimme" fight. His opponent will be former WSOF Middleweight and Light Heavyweight champion, David Branch.
Overall & UFC Changes: Whittaker(prev. #4)
UFC Changes: Mousasi(prev. #5) exits, Brunson enters
Jotko vs Uriah Hall(UFCO #14) at UFC Fight Night 116
Rockhold vs Branch at UFC Fight Night 116
Leites vs Brad Tavares(NR) at UFC 216
Mousasi vs Alexander Shlemenko at Bellator 185
(C)Bisping vs St-Pierre(NR) at UFC 217
- In one of the more forgettable title fights we've ever seen... Champ, Tyron Woodley successfully defended his title for the second time at UFC 214 as he defeated Demian Maia by way of unanimous decision.
Overall Changes: Condit(prev. #10) exits, Larkin enters
UFC Changes: Condit(prev. #7) exits, Ponzinibbio enters, Nelson(prev. #9) exits, Covington enters
Usman vs Sergio Moraes(NR) at UFC Fight Night 116
(C)Askren vs Zebastian Kadestam at ONE: Heroes of the Empire
Magny vs Rafael Dos Anjos(UFCO #10) at UFC 215
- Former longtime WSOF champion, Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje finally made his highly anticipated UFC debut back in the beginning of June at The Ultimate Finale 25 as he defeated Michael Johnson via RD2 TKO in the potential Fight of the Year.
Overall & UFC Changes: Khabib & Ferguson swap, Gaethje(prev. #10)
Boxing - Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs McGregor at Showtime Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor
Alvarez vs Gaethje at TBD
- UFC 214 was somewhat of a showcase for the division as it featured two high profile, top 15 bouts. In one that could have provided a big shake up, Ricardo Lamas decided he wasn't going to let that happen as he finished top prospect, Jason Knight by RD1 TKO.
Overall Changes: Bermudez(prev. #7) exits, Pitbull enters, Ortega(prev. #9), Elkins(prev. #10)
UFC Changes: Bermudez(prev. #7), Elkins(prev. #9), Ortega(prev. #8)
Stephens vs Gilbert Melendez(UFCO LW #15) at UFC 215
- At UFC on Fox 25, we were treated to a fantastic clash between top 10ers, Jimmie Rivera and Thomas Almeida. Both able to hurt one another and have their moments to shine, but it ended up being Rivera who came out on top as he solidified his top 5 status with a unanimous decision victory.
Overall & UFC Changes: Rivera(prev. #7)
(C)Dantas vs Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 184
- The battle of top Flyweight prospects took place this past Saturday in Mexico at UFC Fight Night 114 as Sergio Pettis took on Brandon Moreno in the main event. After an early scare on the ground in round one, it was Pettis who quickly took over on the feet as the second round hit and the fight went on. Headkicking and picking apart Moreno on route to a unanimous decision victory.
Overall Changes: Formiga(prev. #10) exits, Pettis enters
UFC Changes: Magomed Bibulatov(prev. #10) exits, Pettis enters
Cejudo vs Reis at UFC 215
(C)Johnson vs Borg at UFC 215
- It finally happened. Cris Cyborg got her UFC title fight and won the UFC Women's Featherweight title. She took on fellow former Invicta FC Champion, Tonya Evinger and picked up the victory by way of RD3 TKO at UFC 214.
UFC Changes: Dandois(prev. #4) exits
BW - de Randamie vs Marion Reneau(UFCO #11) at UFC Fight Night 115
- Originally scheduled to compete at UFC 214, Sara McMann and Ketlen Vieira now find themselves headed to Edmonton for UFC 215.
de Randamie vs Marion Reneau(UFCO #11) at UFC Fight Night 115
McMann vs Ketlen Vieira(UFCO #13) at UFC 215
(C)Nunes vs Shevchenko at UFC 215
(C) - Kunitskaya vs Raquel Pa'aluhi at Invicta FC 25
- Some have been calling it controversial, regardless...at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City, Randa Markos and Alexa Grasso battled it out for three straight rounds in what should have been rewarded as the fight of the night. Grasso walked away with the split decision victory in a closely contested affair.
Overall & UFC Changes: Torres(prev. #9), Joanne Calderwood(prev. #10) exits, Herrig enters, Markos(prev. #6) exits
Overall Changes: Souza enters
UFC Changes: Casey enters
Gadelha vs Andrade at UFC Fight Night 117
Souza vs Janaisa Morandin at Invicta FC 25
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