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UFC Rankings 2022

The UFC 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 on who they feel are the top fighters as per the UFC by weight class and pound-for-pound.


Table of Contents


  1. UFC Men's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2022
  2. UFC Women's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2022
  3. UFC Flyweight Rankings 2022
  4. UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2022
  5. UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2022
  6. UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2022
  7. UFC Featherweight Rankings 2022
  8. UFC Lightweight Rankings 2022
  9. UFC Welterweight Rankings 2022
  10. UFC Middleweight Rankings 2022
  11. UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2022
  12. UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2022
  13. UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2022
  14. UFC Women's Featherweight Rankings 2022
  15. FAQs on UFC Rankings


UFC Rankings 2019


UFC Men's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2022


Kamaru Usman Top Ranked in Pound for Pound Rankings


Pound for pound is a ranking division 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).


RankFighterRecordWin StreakMNext Fight
1Kamaru Usman20–119-UFC 278 Leon Edwards
2Alexander Volkanovski25–122-TBD
3Israel Adesanya23–13-TBD
4Charles Oliveira33–8 (1 NC)11-UFC 280 Islam Makhachev
5Francis Ngannou17–36-TBD
6Aljamain Sterling21–37-UFC 280 T.J. Dillashaw
7Dustin Poirier28–7 (1 NC)0-TBD
8Deiveson Figueiredo21–2–11-TBD
9JiΕ™Γ­ ProchΓ‘zka29–3–113-TBD
10Max Holloway23–70-TBD
11Jon Jones26–1 (1 NC)4-TBD
12Stipe Miocic20–40-TBD
13Petr Yan16–30-TBD
14Brandon Moreno20-61-
15Robert Whittaker24-60-1


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Amanda Nunes


UFC Women's Pound-for-Pound Rankings 2022


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CAmanda Nunes22-5-1Win

1Valentina Shevchenko23-3-11Win

2Julianna PeΓ±a19–2-0LossUFC 275 Valentina ShevchenkoTBD
3Rose Namajunas16–5-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Miesha TateTBD
4Zhang Weili23–9-2WinUFC Fight Night 205 Amanda LemosTBD
5Carla Esparza14–3-3WinUFC on ESPN 33 Joanne WoodUFC on ESPN 41 Viviane AraΓΊjo
6Jessica Andrade11–3-1WinUFC on ESPN 36 Andrea LeeUFC on ESPN 41 Alexa Grasso
7Marina Rodriguez9–1-9WinUFC on ESPN 33 Jennifer MaiaUFC Fight Night 209 Katlyn Chookagian
8Holly Holm19–9–1-0LossUFC on ESPN 33 Manon FiorotTBD
9Katlyn Chookagian13–6-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Viviane AraΓΊjoTBD
10Ketlen Vieira11–2-3WinUFC 276 Jessica EyeTBD
11Yan Xiaonan9–0-9WinUFC 271 Roxanne ModafferiTBD
12Mackenzie Dern9–4–1-0LossUFC Fight Night 197 Andrea LeeUFC on ESPN 41 Nina Nunes
13Taila Santos9–1-6WinUFC Fight Night 207 JJ AldrichTBD
14Lauren Murphy10–1-10WinUFC 274 Melissa GattoTBD
15Amanda Ribas11–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Katlyn ChookagianTBD


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UFC Flyweight Rankings 2022


UFC Fight Night: Figueredo v Benavidez 2


116 to 125 lb (53 to 57 kg)

Current UFC Flyweight Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo [21-2-1]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast fightNext fight
CDeiveson Figueiredo21–2–1-1 (0 def)WinUFC 270 Brandon MorenoTBD
1Brandon Moreno20-6-2INTERIM1Win

2Alexandre Pantoja25-521Win

3Kai Kara France24-10-0 (1 NC)-10Loss

4Askar Askarov14-1-1-10Loss

5Brandon Royval14–6-2WinUFC 274 Matt SchnellTBD
6Alex Perez24–6-0LossUFC 255 Deiveson FigueiredoUFC 277 Alexandre Pantoja
7Matheus Nicolau18–2–1-5WinUFC on ESPN 33 David DvoΕ™Γ‘kTBD
8Matt Schnell16–6 (1 NC)-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Su MudaerjiTBD
9David Dvorak20–4-0LossUFC on ESPN 33 Matheus NicolauTBD
10Tim Elliott18–12–1-1WinUFC 272 Tagir UlanbekovTBD
11Amir Albazi14–1-3WinUFC 257 Zhalgas ZhumagulovUFC 278 Francisco Figueiredo
12Sumudaerji14–5-0LossUFC on ABC 3 Matt SchnellTBD
13Manel Kape17–6-2WinUFC on ESPN 31 Zhalgas ZhumagulovTBD
14Jeffrey Molina11–2-10WinUFC Fight Night 207 Zhalgas ZhumagulovTBD
15Tagir Ulanbekov13–2βˆ’10LossUFC 272 Tim ElliottTBD


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. The 6-year run as the Flyweight Champion came to an end for Johnson after Henry Cejudo defeated him via split decision at UFC 227.


Cejudo went on to vacate the title in December 2019, which was later on won by the current champion Deiveson Figueiredo who defeated Joseph Benavidez in July 2020.


Deiveson Figueiredo went on to defend his title in 2020 against Alex Perez and Brandon Moreno at UFC 255 and UFC 256 respectively.


At UFC 263 Figueiredo lost the title to Moreno. However, at their UFC 270, rematch Figueiredo successfully reclaimed the Flyweight title after defeating Moreno via unanimous decision.


UFC Women's Flyweight Rankings 2022


UFC 213: Weigh-ins


116 to 125 lb (53 to 57 kg)

Current UFC Women's Flyweight Champion: Valentina Shevchenko [23–3]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CValentina Shevchenko23–3-9 (7 def)WinUFC 275 Taila SantosTBD
1Katlyn Chookagian18–4-4WinUFC on ESPN 36 Amanda RibasUFC Fight Night 209 Manon Fiorot
2Taila Santos19–2-0LossUFC 275 Valentina ShevchenkoTBD
3Lauren Murphy16–5-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Miesha TateTBD
4JΓ©ssica Andrade23–9-2WinUFC Fight Night 205 Amanda LemosTBD
5Alexa Grasso14–3-3WinUFC on ESPN 33 Joanne WoodUFC on ESPN 41 Viviane AraΓΊjo
6Viviane AraΓΊjo11–311WinUFC on ESPN 36 Andrea LeeUFC on ESPN 41 Alexa Grasso
7Manon Fiorot9–1βˆ’19WinUFC on ESPN 33 Jennifer MaiaUFC Fight Night 209 Katlyn Chookagian
8Jennifer Maia19–9–1-0LossUFC on ESPN 33 Manon FiorotTBD
9Andrea Lee13–6-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Viviane AraΓΊjoTBD
10Maycee Barber11–2-3WinUFC 276 Jessica EyeTBD
11Casey O'Neill9–0-9WinUFC 271 Roxanne ModafferiTBD
12Cynthia Calvillo9–4–1-0LossUFC Fight Night 197 Andrea LeeUFC on ESPN 41 Nina Nunes
13Erin Blanchfield9–1-6WinUFC Fight Night 207 JJ AldrichTBD
14Tracy Cortez10–1-10WinUFC 274 Melissa GattoTBD
15Molly McCann13-4-1WinTBDTBD


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. Montano's withdrawal from UFC 228 due to weight cut issues led to her being stripped of the title in 2018 and thus Valentina Shevchenko won the vacant title after defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231. Shevchenko has since defended her title four times, with a title reign of 732 days and counting.


UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2022


UFC 259 Blachowicz v Adesanya: Weigh-Ins


126 to 135 lb(57 to 61 kg)

Current UFC Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling [21-3]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CAljamain Sterling21–3-7 (1 def)WinUFC 273 Petr YanUFC 280 T.J. Dillashaw
1Petr Yan16–3-0LossUFC 273 Aljamain SterlingTBD
2T.J. Dillashaw17–4-1WinUFC on ESPN 27 Cory SandhagenUFC 280 Aljamain Sterling
3JosΓ© Aldo31–7-3WinUFC on ESPN 31 Rob FontUFC 278 Merab Dvalishvili
4Cory Sandhagen14–4-0LossUFC 267 Petr YanUFC Fight Night 210 Song Yadong
5Marlon Vera19–7–1-3WinUFC on ESPN 35 Rob FontUFC on ESPN 41 Dominick Cruz
6Merab Dvalishvili14–4-7WinUFC 266 Marlon MoraesUFC 278 JosΓ© Aldo
7Rob Font19–6-0LossUFC on ESPN 35 Marlon VeraTBD
8Dominick Cruz24–3-2WinUFC 269 Pedro MunhozUFC on ESPN 41 Marlon Vera
9Pedro Munhoz19–7 (2 NC)-0NCUFC 276 Sean O'MalleyTBD
10Song Yadong19–5–1 (1 NC)-3WinUFC Fight Night 203 Marlon MoraesUFC Fight Night 210 Cory Sandhagen
11Ricky SimΓ³n20–325WinUFC on ABC 3 Jack ShoreTBD
12Frankie Edgar24–10–1βˆ’10LossUFC 268 Marlon VeraTBD
13Sean O'Malley15–1 (1 NC)βˆ’10NCUFC 276 Pedro MunhozTBD
14Umar Nurmagomedov15–0115WinUFC on ESPN 38 Nate ManessTBD
15Jack Shore16–1βˆ’10LossUFC on ABC 3 Ricky SimΓ³nTBD


Prior to the 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.


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ο»ΏDue to a failed drug test, Dillashaw vacated his title in March 2019. After winning the vacant title at UFC 238 and defending it at UFC 249, Cejudo became the fourth UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes (Flyweight and Bantamweight) simultaneously, and the second to defend titles in two different weight divisions.


Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 251 and became the current UFC Bantamweight Champion.


In his first title defense, Yan faced #1 ranked Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on March 6, 2021, and lost the title by disqualification due to an intentional illegal knee landed by him in the fourth round to Sterling.


Sterling couldn't continue the fight any further due to a concussion and the doctor recommended stopping the fight thus making him the new UFC Bantamweight champion. This is the first-ever title change caused by disqualification in UFC history.


UFC Women's Bantamweight Rankings 2022



Amanda Nunes


Current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion: Amanda Nunes [22-5]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast fightNext fight
CAmanda Nunes22-5-1WinUFC 277TBD
1Julianna PeΓ±a12-5-10LossUF 277TBD
2Ketlen Vieira13–2-2WinUFC Fight Night 206 Holly HolmTBD
3Holly Holm14–6-0LossUFC Fight Night 206 Ketlen VieiraTBD
4Irene Aldana13–6-1WinUFC 264 Yana KunitskayaUFC 279 Macy Chiasson
5Raquel Pennington14–8-4WinUFC 273 Aspen LaddTBD
6Yana Kunitskaya14–6 (1 NC)-0LossUFC 264 Irene AldanaTBD
7Aspen Ladd9–3-0LossUFC 273 Raquel PenningtonUFC on ESPN 41 Sara McMann
8Sara McMann13–6-1WinUFC on ESPN 33 Karol RosaUFC on ESPN 41 Aspen Ladd
9Pannie Kianzad16–6-1WinUFC on ESPN 34 Lina LΓ€nsbergTBD
10Macy Chiasson8–2-1WinUFC 274 Norma DumontUFC 279 Irene Aldana
11Miesha Tate19-9-020LossUFC Fight NightTBD
12Karol Rosa15-4-10LossUFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. DaukausTBD
13Lina Lansberg10-6-10LossUFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. DaukausTBD
14Julia Avila9–2-1WinUFC on ESPN 21 Julija StoliarenkoTBD
15Norma Dumont7–2-0LossUFC 274 Macy ChiassonUFC 279 Danyelle Wolf


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 lost the title to Miesha Tate, who was defeated by the current champion Amanda Nunes for the title, at UFC 196. Nunes has defended her title against the likes of Ronda Rousey, Valentina Shevchenko, Raquel Pennington, Holly Holm, and Germaine De Randamie. Nunes has been the incumbent title holder for 1,614 days and counting, a record in UFC Women's Championship history.


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UFC Featherweight Rankings 2022


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136 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg)


Current UFC Featherweight Champion: Alexander Volkanovski [25–1]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast fightNext fight
CAlexander Volkanovski25–1-22 (4 def)WinUFC 276 Max HollowayTBD
1Max Holloway23–7-0LossUFC 276 Alexander VolkanovskiTBD
2Yair RodrΓ­guez14–3 (1 NC)11WinUFC on ABC 3 Brian OrtegaTBD
3Brian Ortega15–3 (1 NC)βˆ’10LossUFC on ABC 3 Yair RodrΓ­guezTBD
4Josh Emmett18–2βˆ’15WinUFC on ESPN 37 Calvin KattarTBD
5Calvin Kattar23–6-0LossUFC on ESPN 37 Josh EmmettTBD
6Arnold Allen18–1-11WinUFC Fight Night 204 Dan HookerTBD
7Jung Chan-sung17–7-0LossUFC 273 Alexander VolkanovskiTBD
8Giga Chikadze14–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 32 Calvin KattarUFC Fight Night 210 Sodiq Yusuff
9Bryce Mitchell15–0-15WinUFC 272 Edson BarbozaTBD
10Movsar Evloev16–0-16WinUFC Fight Night 207 Dan IgeTBD
11Dan Ige15–6-0LossUFC Fight Night 207 Movsar EvloevTBD
12Sodiq Yusuff12–2-1WinUFC Fight Night 203 Alex CaceresUFC Fight Night 210 Giga Chikadze
13Edson Barboza22–11-0LossUFC 272 Bryce MitchellTBD
14Shane Burgos15–3-2WinUFC on ABC 3 Charles JourdainTBD
15Ilia Topuria12–0-12WinUFC Fight Night 204 Jai HerbertTBD


At UFC 194, Conor McGregor won the Undisputed Featherweight Championship after beating Jose Aldo within 13 seconds. At UFC 212, Max Holloway won the Undisputed Featherweight Championship from Aldo. Holloway, who defended his title against the likes of Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega, and Frankie Edgar, lost his title to Alexander Volkanovski. Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight Champion and defended his title against Holloway via split decision in a rematch at UFC 251.


UFC Lightweight Rankings 2022





Current UFC Lightweight Champion: Vacant

146 to 155 lbs (66 to 70 kg)

RankFighterRecordMWin streakResultLast fightNext Fight
CVacant------
1Charles Oliveira33–8 (1 NC)-11WinUFC 274 Justin GaethjeUFC 280 Islam Makhachev
2Dustin Poirier28–7 (1 NC)-0LossUFC 269 Charles OliveiraTBD
3Justin Gaethje23–4-0LossUFC 274 Charles OliveiraTBD
4Islam Makhachev22–1-10WinUFC Fight Night 202 Bobby GreenUFC 280 Charles Oliveira
5Michael Chandler23–7-1WinUFC 274 Tony FergusonTBD
6Beneil Dariush21–4–1-7WinUFC 262 Tony FergusonTBD
7Rafael Fiziev12–1-6WinUFC on ESPN 39 Rafael dos AnjosTBD
8Rafael dos Anjos31–14-0LossUFC on ESPN 39 Rafael FizievTBD
9Mateusz Gamrot21–1 (1 NC)-4WinUFC on ESPN 38 Arman TsarukyanTBD
10Arman Tsarukyan18–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 38 Mateusz GamrotTBD
11Tony Ferguson25–7-0LossUFC 274 Michael ChandlerTBD
12Conor McGregor22–6-0LossUFC 264 Dustin PoirierTBD
13Dan Hooker21–12-0LossUFC Fight Night 204 Arnold AllenTBD
14Jalin Turner13–5-5WinUFC 276 Brad RiddellTBD
15Damir Ismagulov24–1-19WinUFC on ESPN 37 Guram KutateladzeTBD


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 B.J.Penn, Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Eddie Alvarez throughout the years. At UFC 205, Conor McGregor won the UFC Lightweight Championship after defeating Eddie Alvarez and became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions (Featherweight and Lightweight) simultaneously.


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After McGregor was stripped of the title due to inactivity, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the UFC Lightweight Champion after beating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. At UFC 236, Dustin Poirier became the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship by beating Max Holloway. At UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier via submission to unify the UFC Lightweight Championship.


Justin Gaethje won the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 249 by defeating Tony Ferguson but lost the championship unification bout against Khabib at UFC 254. Khabib Nurmagomedov has vacated the UFC Lightweight Championship after officially announcing his retirement.


Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira will face each other for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship.


UFC Welterweight Rankings 2022


Kamaru Usman UFC Welterweight Champion


156 to 170 lb (70 to 77 kg)

Current UFC Welterweight Champion: Kamaru Usman [20–1]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CKamaru Usman20–1-19 (5 def)WinUFC 268 Colby CovingtonUFC 278 Leon Edwards
1Colby Covington17–3-1WinUFC 272 Jorge MasvidalTBD
2Leon Edwards19–3 (1 NC)-1WinUFC 263 Nate DiazUFC 278 Kamaru Usman
3Khamzat Chimaev11–0-11WinUFC 273 Gilbert BurnsUFC 279 Nate Diaz
4Gilbert Burns20–5-0LossUFC 273 Khamzat ChimaevTBD
5Belal Muhammad21–3 (1 NC)-3WinUFC on ESPN 34 Vicente LuqueUFC 280 Sean Brady
6Vicente Luque21–8–1-0LossUFC on ESPN 34 Belal MuhammadUFC on ESPN 40 Geoff Neal
7Stephen Thompson16–6–1-0LossUFC Fight Night 199 Belal MuhammadTBD
8Jorge Masvidal35–16-0LossUFC 272 Colby CovingtonTBD
9Sean Brady15–0-15WinUFC Fight Night 198 Michael ChiesaUFC 280 Belal Muhammad
10Shavkat Rakhmonov16–0-16WinUFC on ESPN 38 Neil MagnyTBD
11Michael Chiesa18–6-0LossUFC Fight Night 198 Sean BradyTBD
12Neil Magny26–9-0LossUFC on ESPN 38 Shavkat RakhmonovTBD
13Geoff Neal14–4-1WinUFC 269 Santiago PonzinibbioUFC on ESPN 40 Vicente Luque
14Li Jingliang19–7-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Muslim SalikhovTBD
15Michel Pereira28–11 (2 NC)-5WinUFC Fight Night 206 Santiago PonzinibbioTBD


The UFC Welterweight Title is considered 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 Carlos Newton, Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, Georges-St Pierre, Matt Serra, Johny Hendricks, and Robbie Lawler have all held the Welterweight Championship.


To date, GSP and Matt Hughes are the only two-time Welterweight Champions in UFC history. At UFC 201, Tyron Woodley defeated Robbie Lawler to win the Welterweight Championship. Woodley, who defended the title against Stephen Thompson(twice), Demian Maia, and Darren Till, was defeated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 via unanimous decision.


Kamaru Usman, who is the current UFC Welterweight Champion, has defended his title against Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 245 and UFC 251, respectively.


In his first title defense of 2021, Usman faced Gilbert Burns and defended his title for the third time by defeating Burns via TKO in the third round at UFC 258.


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UFC Middleweight Rankings 2022


Israel Adesanya - UFC Middleweight Champion


171 to 185 lb (77 to 84 kg)

Current UFC Middleweight Champion: Israel Adesanya [23–1]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CIsrael Adesanya23–1-3 (5 def)WinJared CannonierTBD
1Robert Whittaker23–6-0LossIsrael AdesanyaUFC Fight Night 209 Marvin Vettori
2Jared Cannonier15–6-0LossIsrael AdesanyaTBD
3Marvin Vettori18–5–1-1WinPaulo CostaUFC Fight Night 209 Robert Whittaker
4Derek Brunson23–8-0LossJared CannonierTBD
5 (T)Alex Pereira13–2-0LossMarvin VettoriUFC 278 Luke Rockhold
5 (T)Paulo Costa13-2-0-10Loss

7Sean Strickland25–4-0LossAlex PereiraTBD
8Jack Hermansson22–7-0LossSean StricklandUFC Fight Night 208 Chris Curtis
9Darren Till18–4–1-0LossDerek BrunsonTBD
10Andre Muniz23–4-9WinUriah HallTBD
11Kelvin Gastelum16–8 (1 NC)-0LossJared CannonierTBD
12Uriah Hall17–11-0LossAndrΓ© MunizTBD
13Nassourdine Imavov11–3-2WinEdmen ShahbazyanUFC Fight Night 209 Joaquin Buckley
14Dricus Du Plessis17–2-5WinBrad TavaresTBD
15Brad Tavares19–7-0LossDricus du PlessisTBD


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 and Rich Franklin, and at UFC 64, Anderson Silva won the title. Silva defended his title against the likes of Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, and Yushin Okami while holding onto the belt for a total of 2,457 days, a record for the longest title reign in UFC history.


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.


As GSP vacated the title due to complications with ulcerative colitis, on December 7, 2017, Robert Whittaker was promoted as the Middleweight Champion, having won the Interim Title at UFC 213.


At UFC 243, the interim Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker to win the undisputed UFC Middleweight Championship. The current champion Adesanya defended his title against Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa at UFC 248 and UFC 253 respectively.


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UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings 2022



UFC 275: Teixeira v Prochazka


186 to 205 lb (84 to 93 kg)


Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: Jiri Prochazka [29-3-1]


RankFightersRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CJiΕ™Γ­ ProchΓ‘zka29–3–1-13 (0 def)WinUFC 275 Glover TeixeiraTBD
1Glover Teixeira33–8-0LossUFC 275 JiΕ™Γ­ ProchΓ‘zkaTBD
2Jan Błachowicz29-9-0-1WinUFC on ESPN 36 Aleksandar RakićTBD
3Magomed Ankalaev18-1-010Win

4Aleksandar Rakić14-3-0-10Loss

5Anthony Smith36–16-3WinUFC Fight Night 192 Ryan SpannUFC 277 Magomed Ankalaev
6Thiago Santos22–10-0LossUFC Fight Night 203 Magomed AnkalaevUFC on ESPN 40 Jamahal Hill
7Dominick Reyes12–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 23 JiΕ™Γ­ ProchΓ‘zkaTBD
8Volkan Oezdemir18-611Win

9Paul Craig16-5-1-10Loss

10Jamahal Hill10–1 (1 NC)-2WinUFC Fight Night 201 Johnny WalkerUFC on ESPN 40 Thiago Santos
11Nikita Krylov26–9-0LossUFC Fight Night 204 Paul CraigUFC Fight Night 208 Alexander Gustafsson
12Ryan Spann20–7-1WinUFC on ESPN 36 Ion CuΘ›elabaTBD
13Johnny Walker18–7-0LossUFC Fight Night 201 Jamahal HillTBD
14Dustin Jacoby18–5–1-4WinUFC on ABC 3 Da Un JungTBD
15Jimmy Crute12–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 31 Jamahal HillTBD


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 when Quinton Jackson defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 75.


The UFC Light Heavyweight Title has been held by the likes of Frank Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, and 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 after defeating Mauricio Rua. Jones held the title for 1501 days and defended it 8 times before being stripped of the title due to a hit and run issue. Daniel Cormier won the vacant belt by beating Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.


Cormier, who became the second fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously and is the first to defend them in two divisions, vacated his Light Heavyweight Championship 174 days after winning the Heavyweight title. Jon Jones won the vacant belt for the second time in his career after defeating Alexander Gustafsson and defended it by Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos, and Dominick Reyes before vacating it to move up to the Heavyweight division.


Jan Blachowicz became the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion after defeating Dominick Reyes at UFC 253.


UFC Heavyweight Rankings 2022


Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Champion


206 to 265 lb (93 to 120 kg)

Current UFC Heavyweight Champion: Francis Ngannou [17–3]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CFrancis Ngannou17–3-6 (1 def)WinUFC 270 Ciryl GaneTBD
1Ciryl Gane10–1-0LossUFC 270 Francis NgannouUFC Fight Night 209 Tai Tuivasa
2Stipe Miocic20–4-0LossUFC 260 Francis NgannouTBD
3Tai Tuivasa14–3-5WinUFC 271 Derrick LewisUFC Fight Night 209 Ciryl Gane
4Curtis Blaydes16–3 (1 NC)-2WinUFC on ESPN 33 Chris DaukausUFC Fight Night 208 Tom Aspinall
5Sergei Pavlovich16-161Win

6Tom Aspinall12–2-8WinUFC Fight Night 204 Alexander VolkovUFC Fight Night 208 Curtis Blaydes
7Derrick Lewis26-10-0 (1 NC)-20Loss

8Alexander Volkov35-10-0-10Win

9Jairzinho Rozenstruik12-4-0-10Loss

10Chris Daukaus12-5-0-10Loss

11Marcin Tybura22-7-0-10Loss

12Alexandr Romanov16–0-16WinUFC on ESPN 35 Chase ShermanUFC 278 Marcin Tybura
13Shamil Abdurakhimov20–7-0LossUFC Fight Night 204 Sergei PavlovichUFC 279 Jailton Almeida
14Augusto Sakai15–4–1-0LossUFC 269 Tai TuivasaUFC on ESPN 40 Sergey Spivak
15Blagoy Ivanov19–4 (1 NC)-1WinUFC 274 Marcos RogΓ©rio de LimaTBD


In 1997, the UFC Super fight 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 Werdum have all won the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Randy Couture won the UFC Heavyweight Championship thrice in his career, while Tim Sylvia, Cain Velasquez, and Stipe Miocic have won the title twice.


Stipe Miocic won the title at UFC 198 by defeating Fabricio Werdum via a KO and went on to defend his title thrice, a record in UFC Heavyweight history, before being defeated by Daniel Cormier at UFC 226. In their rematch at UFC 241, Stipe won the title for the second time after defeating Cormier by a TKO. In their trilogy fight, Miocic defended his title against Cormier at UFC 252.


Francis Ngannou is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion after he knocked out Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. Ngannou is the third African-born champion in the UFC after Kamaru Usman (Welterweight) and Israel Adesanya (Middleweight).


Read here: What is Francis Ngannou's Net Worth?


UFC Women's Strawweight Rankings 2022




UFC 274: Oliveira v Gaethje



106 to 115 lb (48 to 52 kg)

Current UFC Women's Strawweight Champion: Carla Esparza [19-6]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext fight
CCarla Esparza19–6-6 (0 def)WinUFC 274 Rose NamajunasTBD
1Rose Namajunas11–5-0LossUFC 274 Carla EsparzaTBD
2Zhang Weili22–3-1WinUFC 275 Joanna JedrzejczykTBD
3Marina Rodriguez16–1–2-4WinUFC 272 Yan XiaonanTBD
4Mackenzie Dern12–2-1WinUFC 273 Tecia TorresUFC Fight Night 211 Yan Xiaonan
5Yan Xiaonan13–3 (1 NC)-0LossUFC 272 Marina RodriguezUFC Fight Night 211 Mackenzie Dern
6Jessica Andrade23–9-2WinUFC Fight Night 205 Amanda LemosTBD
7Tecia Torres13–6-0LossUFC 273 Mackenzie DernTBD
8 (T)Amanda Lemos12–2–1-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Michelle WatersonTBD
8 (T)Nina Nunes10–7βˆ’10Loss

10Amanda Ribas11–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Katlyn ChookagianTBD
11Michelle Waterson-Gomez18–10-0LossUFC on ABC 3 Amanda LemosTBD
12Virna Jandiroba18–3-1WinUFC on ESPN 36 Angela HillTBD
13Angela Hill13–12-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Virna JandirobaUFC Fight Night 212 Lupita Godinez
14Emily Ducote12–6-4WinUFC on ABC 3 Jessica PenneTBD
15Luana Pinheiro10–1-8WinUFC Fight Night 198 Sam HughesTBD
RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext fight
CCarla Esparza19–6-6 (0 def)WinUFC 274 Rose NamajunasTBD
1Rose Namajunas11–5-0LossUFC 274 Carla EsparzaTBD
2Zhang Weili22–3-1WinUFC 275 Joanna JedrzejczykTBD
3Marina Rodriguez16–1–2-4WinUFC 272 Yan XiaonanTBD
4Mackenzie Dern12–2-1WinUFC 273 Tecia TorresUFC Fight Night 211 Yan Xiaonan
5Yan Xiaonan13–3 (1 NC)-0LossUFC 272 Marina RodriguezUFC Fight Night 211 Mackenzie Dern
6Jessica Andrade23–9-2WinUFC Fight Night 205 Amanda LemosTBD
7Tecia Torres13–6-0LossUFC 273 Mackenzie DernTBD
8 (T)Amanda Lemos12–2–1-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Michelle WatersonTBD
8 (T)Nina Nunes10–7βˆ’10Loss

10Amanda Ribas11–3-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Katlyn ChookagianTBD
11Michelle Waterson-Gomez18–10-0LossUFC on ABC 3 Amanda LemosTBD
12Virna Jandiroba18–3-1WinUFC on ESPN 36 Angela HillTBD
13Angela Hill13–12-0LossUFC on ESPN 36 Virna JandirobaUFC Fight Night 212 Lupita Godinez
14Emily Ducote12–6-4WinUFC on ABC 3 Jessica PenneTBD
15Luana Pinheiro10–1-8WinUFC Fight Night 198 Sam HughesTBD


Jessica Andrade defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 to win the title but lost it to Zhang Weili at UFC Fight Night : Shenzhen, China. Weili went on to face Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her first title defense and won via split decision at UFC 248. At UFC 261, Rose Namajunas went on to reclaim the strawweight title for the second time.


Namajunas defended her title against Weili during their rematch at UFC 268. In her second title defense, Namajunas lost the strawweight title to Carla Esparza at UFC 274. After seven years, Carla Esparza has begun her second reign as the UFC Women's Strawweight Champion.


UFC Women's Featherweight Rankings 2022


Amanda Nunes v Germaine de Randamie


136 to 145 lb (62 to 66 kg)

Current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion: Amanda Nunes [21–5]


RankingsChampionWin/Loss RecordLast FightNext Fight
NoneAmanda Nunes21-5Defeated Megan AndersonTBD


The inaugural title was won by Germaine De Randamie, who defeated Holly Holm via unanimous decision, on February 11, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York, USA at UFC 208.


After De Randamie's refusal to defend the title against Cris Cyborg, she was stripped of it and Cyborg went on to win the vacant title by defeating Tonya Evinger at UFC 214. Amanda Nunes defeated Cyborg via KO for the title at UFC 232 and became the first woman to become a two-division UFC champion, and the third fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. She defended her title against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 and became the first and only fighter in UFC history to defend two titles while actively holding them. Amanda Nunes remains the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion.


Check out: What is Amanda Nunes' Net Worth?


FAQs on UFC Rankings


Q. Who is the number 1 UFC fighter?


Kamaru Usman is the current #1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.


Q. 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 inactive 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.


Q. Who are the top UFC fighters of all time?


UFC started almost 28 years ago and has produced some of the biggest stars in the sport of MMA.


Georges St. Pierre, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Demetrious Johnson, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes, Henry Cejudo, BJ Penn, and Frank Shamrock, in no particular order, are considered to be some of the top UFC fighters of all time.


Q. Who are the current UFC Champions in 2022?


The UFC champions of 2022 are Francis Ngannou (Heavyweight), Jiri Prochazka (Light Heavyweight), Israel Adesanya (Middleweight), Kamaru Usman (Welterweight), Vacant (Lightweight) Alexander Volkanovski (Featherweight), Aljamain Sterling (Bantamweight), Brandon Moreno (Flyweight), Julianna PeΓ±a (Women's Bantamweight) Amanda Nunes (Featherweight), Valentina Shevchenko (Women's Flyweight) and Carla Esparza (Women's Strawweight).


Also Read: In-Depth Info on Every UFC Championship


* Last Updated: August 1st, 2022

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