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UFC Rankings

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.


  1. UFC Fighter Rankings 2019
  2. UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2019
  3. UFC Flyweight Rankings 2019
  4. UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2019
  5. UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2019
  6. UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2019
  7. UFC Featherweight Rankings 2019
  8. UFC Lightweight Rankings 2019
  9. UFC Welterweight Rankings 2019
  10. UFC Middleweight Rankings 2019
  11. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2019
  12. UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2019
  13. UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2019
  14. Who is the number 1 UFC fighter?
  15. How do rankings work in UFC?
  16. Where is MMA most popular?
  17. What does pound for pound mean in UFC?
  18. Who is the most famous UFC fighter?
  19. Who is the best ever UFC fighter?
  20. Who is the best woman UFC fighter?


UFC Rankings 2019


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).


RankingsPlayerWeight ClassesWin/Loss Record
1Jon JonesUFC Light Heavyweight Champion25-1-0(1)
2Khabib NurmagomedovUFC Lightweight Champion28-0-0
3Henry CejudoUFC Flyweight/Bantamweight Champion15-2-0
4Stipe MiocicUFC Heavyweight Champion19-3-0
5Amanda NunesUFC Bantamweight/Featherweight champion18-4-0
6Daniel CormierUFC Heavyweight22-2-0(1)
7Max HollowayUFC Featherweight Champion21-4-0
8Israel AdesanyaUFC Middleweight Champion18-0-0
9Tony FergusonUFC Lightweight25-3-0
10Kamaru UsmanUFC Welterweight Champion15-1-0
11Valentina ShevchenkoUFC Flyweight Champion17-3-0
12Conor McGregor (Tied)UFC Lightweight21-4-0
12Dustin Poirier (Tied)UFC Lightweight25-6-0(1)
14Robert WhittakerUFC Middleweight20-5-0
15Tyron WoodleyUFC Welterweight Champion19-4-1


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionHenry Cejudo15-2-032
1Joseph Benavidez28-5-034
2Jussier Formiga23-6-034
3Deiveson Figueiredo17-1-031
4Alexandre Pantoja21-4-029
5Brandon Moreno15-5-125
6Kai Kara France20-7-0(1)26
7Rogerio Bontorin16-1-0(1)27
8Tim Elliot15-9-132
9Matt Schnell14-4-029
10Jordan Espinosa14-5-029


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionValentina Shevchenko18-3-031
1Katlyn Chookagian12-2-030
2Jessica Eye 14-7-0(1)32
3Joanne Calderwood14-4-032
4Liz Carmouche13-7-035
5Jennifer Maia17-5-130
6Viviane Araújo8-1-032
7Andrea Lee11-3-030
8Lauren Murphy10-4-035
9Roxanne Modafferi23-15-036
10Alexis Davis19-10-034


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionHenry Cejudo15-2-032
1Marlon Moraes22-6-131
2Aljamain Sterling18-3-029
3Cory Sandhagen12-1-027
4Petr Yan13-1-026
5Raphael Assuncao27-7-037
6Pedro Munhoz18-4-0(1)32
7Jimmie Rivera22-4-030
8Cody Garbrandt11-3-028
9Cody Stamann18-2-029
10Rob Font16-4-031


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionAmanda Nunes18-4-031
1Germaine de Randamie9-3-035
2Ketlen Viera10-0-027
3Holly Holm12-5-037
4Julianna Pena9-3-029
5Aspen Ladd8-1-024
6Raquel Pennington10-7-030
7Yana Kunitskaya12-4-0(1)29
8Marion Reneau9-5-142
9Sara McMann11-5-038
10Irene Aldana11-5-031


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionMax Holloway21-4-027
1Alexander Volkanovski20-1-030
2Brian Ortega14-1-0(1)28
3Jose Aldo28-5-032
4Zabit Magomedsharipov18-1-028
5Frankie Edgar23-7-137
6Yair Rodriguez13-2-0(1)26
7Chan Sung Jung15-5-032
8Renato Moicano13-3-130
9Jeremy Stephens28-17-0(1)33
10Josh Emmett15-2-034


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionKhabib Nurmagomedov28-0-030
1Tony Ferguson25-3-035
2Dustin Poirier25-6-0(1)30
3Conor McGregor21-4-031
4Justin Gaethje21-2-030
5Donald Cerrone36-13-0(1)36
6Paul Felder17-4-034
7Dan Hooker19-8-029
8Kevin Lee17-5-027
9Al Iaquinta14-5-132
10Edson Barboza20-7-033


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionKamaru Usman15-1-032
1Tyron Woodley19-4-137
2Colby Covington15-1-031
3Jorge Masvidal34-13-034
4Leon Edwards18-3-027
5Rafael Dos Anjos29-12-034
6Demian Maia27-9-041
7Santiago Ponzinibbio27-3-032
8Stephen Thompson14-4-136
9Nate Diaz21-11-034
10Anthony Pettis22-8-032


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.


At UFC 243, Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker and became the new UFC MIddleweight Champion.


UFC 236 Holloway v Poirier 2


What are the UFC Middleweight Rankings? Check below


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionIsrael Adesanya18-0-030
1Robert Whittaker20-5-028
2Paulo Costa13-0-028
3Yoel Romero13-4-042
4Jared Cannonier11-4-035
5Darren Till17-2-126
6Jack Hermansson20-5-031
7Kelvin Gastelum15-5-027
8Ronaldo Souza26-6-039
9Derek Brunson18-7-035
10Edmen Shahbazyan9-0-021


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionJon Jones25-1-0(1)32
1Daniel Cormier22-2-0(1)40
2Thiago Santos21-7-035
3Anthony Smith32-14-030
4Dominick Reyes11-0-029
5Corey Anderson13-4-030
6Jan Blachowicz 24-8-036
7Alexander Gustafsson18-6-032
8Volkan Oezdemir16-4-029
9Glover Texeira30-7-039
10Aleksandar Rakic12-1-027


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:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionStipe Miocic19-3-037
1Daniel Cormier22-2-0(1)40
2Francis Ngannou14-3-032
3Curtis Blaydes12-2-0(1)28
4Junior Dos Santos21-6-035
5Derrick Lewis21-7-0(1)34
6Alistair Overeem (tied)45-17-0(1)39
6Alexander Volkov (tied)31-7-031
8Walt Harris13-7-0(1)36
9Shamil Abdurakhimov20-4-037
10Blagoy Ivanov18-2-0(1)32


UFC Women's 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.



What are the UFC Strawweight Rankings? Check below:


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionZhang Weili20-1-029
1Jessica Andrade20-7-027
2Rose Namajunas8-4-027
3Tatiana Suarez8-0-028
4Joanna Jedrzejczyk16-3-031
5Nina Ansaroff10-6-033
6Claudia Gadelha17-4-030
7Carla Esparza15-6-031
8Michelle Waterson17-7-033
9Marina Rodriguez12-0-132
10Cynthia Calvillo8-1-031

Last Updated: 13th November, 2019


People also ask


Who is the number 1 UFC fighter?


Jon Jones is the current #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in the UFC.


How do rankings work in UFC?


Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC.


A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.


Where is MMA most popular?


With leading MMA promotions like the UFC and Bellator based in the United States of America, the country is the powerhouse of global MMA. With the rapid growth of UFC, fans of combat sports in the country have started to shift allegiances from sports like boxing and wrestling to MMA. With the massive following bringing in ridiculous amounts of money, the infrastructure for MMA in the US has increased by leaps and bounds, giving rise to a host of new talent, present and future champions belonging from the country. Fighters from other countries move to the states for the infrastructure it has to offer.


What does pound for pound mean in UFC?


In the world of Mixed Martial Arts, ‘Pound for pound’ is a ranking used to determine who the best fighters in an MMA promotion / organization are spanning across all weight divisions. Since fighters belonging to different weight classes do not compete against each other, the criteria for adjudging the best fighters is based on factors such as quality of opposition they faced, popularity, and determining who would win if the best ranked fighters fought against each other in the same weight class depending on their style of fighting. 


Who is the most famous UFC fighter?


Irish Superstar Conor McGregor is regarded as the most famous Mixed Martial Artist of all time. McGregor is often credited for single-handedly bringing UFC on the map. McGregor is a two division world champion in two promotions – Cage Warriors and UFC and is also known for famously transitioning from MMA to Boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather. The Irishman is currently ranked 21st among the world's highest-paid athletes as per Forbes.


Who is the best ever UFC fighter?


Canadian fighter George St. Pierre is considered by many as the best fighter to have stepped inside the Octagon. He has been a two division world champion in the UFC. George is one of the best-rounded fighters in the game and he has always been quick to learn and shut down his opponent’s game. GSP is famous for his perfectly timed take-downs and willingness to always train with and learn from the best fighters in the game. He has beaten the biggest names in the organization time and time again over a career spanning 15 years.


Who is the best woman UFC fighter?


Cris Cyborg is the only female mixed martial artist to become a champion across three major mixed martial arts promotions – UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC. Cyborg is in a league of her own, with an unbelievable professional MMA record of 21 wins and just 2 losses in her decade long career. With credentials like this, Cyborg can easily be regarded as the best female UFC fighter of all time.

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