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UFC Fighter Rankings 2019

The UFC fighter rankings were introduced in February of 2013 and are generated by a voting panel made up of several media members. In order to rank these fighters, the media members are asked to vote who they feel are the top fighters as per the UFC by weight class and pound-for-pound.

The media members are only eligible to vote for a fighter if they are active in the UFC. A fighter is allowed to appear in more than one weight division at a time and the champion and the interim champion of a division are considered to be in the top position of the particular weight class.

The champions of a division are not eligible to be voted, however, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

UFC Strawweight Rankings 2019

The inaugural UFC Strawweight Champion was Carla Esparza, who defeated Rose Namajunas in 2014 in the tournament finale for The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned. At UFC 185, Joanna Jedrzejczyk won the Strawweight Championship and held the title for a total of 966 days. The current Strawweight Champion is Jessica Andrade, who defeated former champion Rose Namajunas at UFC 237.

UFC Strawweight Champion

What are the UFC Strawweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionJessica Andrade19-6-027
1Rose Namajunas9-3-027
2Tatiana Suarez7-0-028
3Nina Ansaroff10-5-033
4Joanna Jedrzejczyk15-3-031
5Claudia Gadelha16-4-030
6Zhang Weili19-1-029
7Michelle Waterson17-6-033
8Carla Esparza14-6-031
9Alexa Grasso10-2-025
10Marina Rodriguez11-0-132

UFC Flyweight Rankings 2019

Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez in 2012, at UFC 152 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the finale of a 4-man tournament for the inaugural UFC Flyweight Title.

Johnson lost the championship to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227, as the latter ended Mighty Mouse's reign of 2,142 days.

UFC Flyweight Champion

What are the UFC Flyweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionHenry Cejudo14-2-032
1Joseph Benavidez27-5-034
2Jussier Formiga23-5-034
3Alexandre Pantoja20-3-029
4Deiveson Figueiredo15-1-031
5Sergio Pettis17-5-025
6Tim Elliot16-8-132
7Rogerio Bontorin15-1-027
8Brandon Moreno14-5-025
9Matt Schnell13-4-029
10Kai Kara France19-7-026

UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2019

The inaugural UFC Women’s Flyweight Title fight was contested in December in Las Vegas, Nevada at The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion finale. The inaugural title fight was between two fighters who appeared on the 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter, as Nicco Montano defeated Roxanne Modafferi to win become the inaugural champion.

UFC Women's Flyweight Champion

What are the UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionValentina Shevchenko17-331
1Jessica Eye 14-7-132
2Katlyn Chookagian12-230
3Liz Carmouche13-635
4Jennifer Maia17-5-130
5Joanne Calderwood13-432
6Andrea Lee11-230
Alexis Davis19-934
8Roxanne Modafferi23-1636
9Lauren Murphy 10-435
10Mara Romero Borella13-5-133

UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2019

Prior to UFC-WEC merger, Dominick Cruz was the WEC Bantamweight Champion. At WEC 53, Cruz defeated Scott Jorgensen to retain the WEC Bantamweight Championship and was simultaneously awarded the inaugural UFC Bantamweight Championship.

At UFC 173, T.J. Dillashaw defeated Renan Barao to win the UFC Bantamweight Championship. At UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs Cruz, Dominick Cruz became the first-ever two-time Bantamweight Champion. At UFC 207, Cruz lost the title to Cody Garbrandt, who eventually lost it to Dillashaw, making the latter a two-time division champion.

At UFC 238, Henry Cejudo defeated T.J. Dillashaw to win the Bantamweight Championship.

What are the UFC Bantamweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionHenry Cejudo14-2-032
1Marlon Moraes22-5-131
2Aljamain Sterling17-3-029
3Cory Sandhagen10-1-027
4Petr Yan12-1-026
5Raphael Assuncao27-6-037
6Pedro Munhoz18-3-032
7Dominick Cruz22-2-034
8Cody Garbrandt11-3-028
9Jimmie Rivera22-3-030
10Cody Stamann18-2-029

UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2019

Prior to its folding and absorption by the UFC, Ronda Rousey was the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. Rousey was eventually awarded the inaugural UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship on December 6, 2012, at the UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Diaz pre-event press conference.

After a reign of 1,074 days, Rousey lost the Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193. Holm would eventually lose the title to Meisha Tate, who was beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 for the title. Nunes has held the title for a total of 1,110 days (and counting).

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion

What are the UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionAmanda Nunes17-4-031
1Germaine de Randamie8-3-035
2Ketlen Viera10-0-027
3Holly Holm12-4-037
4Julianna Pena9-3-029
5Aspen Ladd7-0-024
6Raquel Pennington9-8-030
7Yana Kunitskaya12-4-029
8Marion Reneau9-5-142
9Sara McMann11-5-038
10Irene Aldana 9-4-031

UFC Featherweight Rankings 2019

Prior to the UFC-WEC merger, José Aldo was the WEC Featherweight Champion. Aldo was awarded the inaugural UFC Featherweight Championship on November 20, 2010, at UFC 123 in a ceremony prior to the event.

At UFC 194, Conor McGregor won the Undisputed Featherweight Championship after beating Jose Aldo within 13 seconds. At UFC 206, Max Holloway won the Featherweight Championship from Aldo.

UFC Featherweight Champion

What are the UFC Featherweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionMax Holloway20-3-027
1Alexander Volkanovski19-1-030
2Brian Ortega14-1-028
3Jose Aldo28-4-032
4Frankie Edgar22-6-137
5Zabit Magomedsharipov17-1-028
6Chan Sung Jung14-5-032
7Yair Rodriguez12-2-026
8Jeremy Stephens28-16-033
9Josh Emmett14-2-034
10Renato Moicano13-2-130

UFC Lightweight Rankings 2019

Prior to UFC 31 in 2001, the Lightweight Title was known as the Bantamweight Title. The Strikeforce Lightweight Title was seemingly unified with the UFC Lightweight Title on April 20, 2013, when Benson Henderson defeated Gilbert Melendez.

The UFC Lightweight Title has been held by the likes of Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Eddie Alvarez throughout the years. At UFC 205, Conor McGregor won the Lightweight Title. At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the Lightweight Title after beating Al Iaquinta.

At UFC 236, Dustin Poirier became the Interim Lightweight Championship by beating Max Holloway.

UFC Lightweight Champion

What are the UFC Lightweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionKhabib Nurmagomedov27-030
1 (Interim Champion)Dustin Poirier24-5-030
2Tony Ferguson25-3-035
3Conor McGregor21-4-031
4Donald Cerrone35-11-036
5Justin Gaethje20-2-030
6Al Iaquinta14-4-132
7Edson Barboza20-7-033
8Kevin Lee17-4-026
9Anthony Pettis22-8-032
10Paul Felder16-4-034

UFC Welterweight Rankings 2019

The UFC Welterweight Title is considered as one of the most prestigious titles' in the UFC. The inaugural Welterweight Champion was crowned at UFC Brazil in 1998 when Pat Miletich won the belt. Throughout the years, the likes of Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, Georges-St Pierre, Matt Serra, Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks, and Robbie Lawler have all held the Welterweight Championship.

Till date, GSP and Matt Hughes are the only two-time UFC Welterweight Champion in history.

At UFC 201, Tyron Woodley defeated Robbie Lawler to win the Welterweight Championship. At UFC 235, Kamaru Usman became the new champion by beating Woodley.

UFC Welterweight Champion

What are the UFC Welterweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionKamaru Usman15-1-032
1Tyron Woodley19-4-137
2Colby Covington14-1-031
3Jorge Masvidal33-13-034
4Leon Edwards17-3-027
5Rafael Dos Anjos28-11-034
6Darren Till17-2-126
7Nate Diaz20-11-034
8Stephen Thompson14-4-136
9Santiago Ponzinibbio28-3-032
10Demian Maia26-9-041

UFC Middleweight Rankings 2019

On March 1, 2008, the Pride World Welterweight Championship was unified with the UFC Middleweight Title on March 1, 2008, when Anderson Silva defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 82.

The Middleweight Title has been held by the likes of Dave Menne, Rich Franklin, and at UFC 64, Anderson Silva won the title. Silva went on to hold the belt for a total of 2,457 days. At UFC 162, Chris Weidman defeated Silva to win the Middleweight Title. Weidman's reign came to an end when he was beaten by Luke Rockhold at UFC 194.

At UFC 199, Michael Bisping won the Middleweight Title and eventually lost it to the returning GSP at UFC 217. On December 7, 2017, Robert Whittaker was promoted as the Middleweight Champion, having won the Interim Title at UFC 213.

At UFC 236, Israel Adesanya won the Interim Middleweight Championship by defeating Kelvin Gastelum.

UFC Middleweight Champion

What are the UFC Middleweight Rankings? Check below

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionRobert Whittaker21-4-028
1 (Interim Champion)Israel Adesanya16-0-029
2Paulo Costa12-2-028
3Yoel Romero13-3-042
4Kelvin Gastelum16-3-027
5Jack Hermansson19-4-031
6Ronaldo Souza26-6-039
7Chris Weidman14-4-035
8Derek Brunson18-7-035
9Jared Cannonier11-4-035
10Ian Heinisch12-1-030

UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2019

The Light Heavyweight Title was known as the Middleweight Title prior to UFC 31 (May 4, 2001). In 2007, the Pride World Middleweight Championship was unified with the UFC Light Heavyweight Title on when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.

The UFC Light Heavyweight Title has been held by the likes of Frank Shemrock, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, Forest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, and Mauricio Rua.

At UFC 128, Jon Jones won the Light Heavyweight Title for the first time in his career. However, after being stripped off the title, Daniel Cormier won the belt by beating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.

At UFC 232, Jon Jones became a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, following his return to Octagon.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

What are the UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionJon Jones24-1-032
1Daniel Cormier22-1-040
2Thiago Santos21-6-035
3Anthony Smith31-14-030
4Dominick Reyes11-0-029
5Alexander Gustafsson18-5-032
5Jan Blachowicz 23-8-036
7Volkan Oezdemir15-4-029
8Corey Anderson13-4-029
9Glover Texeira28-7-039
10Aleksandar Rakic1-1-027

UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2019

In 1997, the UFC Superfight Championship was unified with the UFC Tournament Championship to determine the UFC Heavyweight Champion, as Mark Coleman defeated Dan Severn at UFC 12.

Notable names such as Randy Couture, Josh Barnett, Frank Mir, Andre Arlovski, Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos, and Fabricio Wedrum have all won the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

At UFC 198, Stipe Miocic won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in Brazil. However, at UFC 226, Miocic was beaten by Daniel Cormier to win the Heavyweight Title.

What are the UFC Heavyweight Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionStipe Miocic18-3-037
1Daniel Cormier22-1-040
2Francis Ngannou13-3-032
3Junior Dos Santos21-5-035
4Curtis Blaydes11-2-028
5Derrick Lewis21-7-034
6Alexander Volkov30-7-030
7Alistair Overeem44-17-039
8Cain Velasquez14-3-036
9Aleksei Oleinik57-11-142
10Shamil Abdurakhimov19-4-037

UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2019

Pound for pound is a ranking used in combat sports for boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts in order to decide who is the better fighter in relation to their weight (i.e., adjusted to compensate for weight class).

What are the UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings? Check below:

Serial NumberFighter
1 (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)Jon Jones
2 (UFC Lightweight Champion)Khabib Nurmagomedov
3 (UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight Champion)Henry Cejudo
4 (UFC Heavyweight Champion)Stipe Miocic
5 (UFC Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion)Amanda Nunes
6 (UFC Featherweight Champion)Max Holloway
7Daniel Cormier
8 (UFC Lightweight Champion)Dustin Poirier
9 (UFC Welterweight Champion)Kamaru Usman
10Tony Ferguson

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