UFC Men's Pound for Pound 2024

Last Modified Jun 19, 2024 12:02 GMT

In February 2013, a voting panel made up of MMA media members introduced UFC rankings by weight class and pound-for-pound prominence. A fighter is supposed to be active in the UFC to be eligible for rankings.


15 fighters are ranked for each weight class and pound-for-pound rankings. A fighter can appear in more than one weight class except for Champions and Interim Champions, who are deemed ineligible for rankings by weight class. However, Champions and Interim Champions can be voted on for pound-for-pound rankings.


Islam Makhachev is the current #1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.


slam Makhachev with his lightweight belt at UFC 280 (Photo courtesy: UFC Twitter: @ufc)
Islam Makhachev with his lightweight belt at UFC 280 (Photo courtesy: UFC Twitter: @ufc)


UFC Men's Pound-for-Pound Rankings


RankFighterRecordWin StreakMWeight classNext Fight
1Islam Makhachev25–113 Lightweight
UFC 302 Dustin Poirier
2Jon Jones27–1
(1 NC)
5 Heavyweight
3Leon Edwards22–3
(1 NC)
4 Welterweight
4Alex Pereira10–23 Light heavyweight
5Ilia Topuria15–015 Featherweight
6Sean O'Malley18–1
(1 NC)
3 Bantamweight
7Alexander Volkanovski26–401Featherweight
8Max Holloway26–736Lightweight
Featherweight
9Dricus du Plessis21–29 Middleweight
10Alexandre Pantoja27–55 Flyweight
UFC 301 Steve Erceg
11Charles Oliveira34–10
(1 NC)
0−4Lightweight
12Israel Adesanya24–30−1Middleweight
13Tom Aspinall14–32−1Heavyweight
14Sean Strickland28–60−1Middleweight
UFC 302 Paulo Costa
15Aljamain Sterling24–41 Featherweight


Also Read: UFC Schedule

FAQs On UFC Men's Pound for Pound 2024

A. Islam Makhachev occupies the top spot as the number one Pound-for-Pound fighter in the UFC.

A. Pound for pound rankings is used to rank fighters based on their skills and record, irrespective of their weight class.

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