Ultimate Fighting Championship rankings

The Ultimate Fighting Championship rankings, which were introduced in February 2013, are generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members are 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.[1]

OverviewEdit

  • Last update (current ranking): October 19, 2020
  • Previous update (prior ranking): October 12, 2020
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Men's pound-for-poundEdit

Rank Fighter Record M Weight class Status Next fight
1   Jon Jones 26–1 (1 NC)   Light heavyweight
2   Khabib Nurmagomedov 28–0   Welterweight (2009–2011)
Lightweight (2008–2010; 2012–present)
Lightweight Champion   Justin Gaethje (UFC 254 - October 24, 2020)
3   Israel Adesanya 20–0   Middleweight Middleweight Champion
4   Stipe Miocic 20–3   Heavyweight Heavyweight Champion
5   Kamaru Usman 17–1   Welterweight Welterweight Champion
6   Alexander Volkanovski 22–1   Welterweight (2012–2013)
Lightweight (2014; 2016)
Featherweight (2014–present)
Featherweight Champion
7   Justin Gaethje 22–2   Lightweight Interim Lightweight Champion   Khabib Nurmagomedov (UFC 254 - October 24, 2020)
8   Dustin Poirier 26–6 (1 NC)   Lightweight #2 in men's lightweight rankings
9   Max Holloway 21–6   Lightweight (2010–2011; 2019)
Featherweight (2012–present)
#1 in men's featherweight rankings
10   Petr Yan 15–1   Bantamweight Bantamweight Champion   Aljamain Sterling (UFC 256 - December 12, 2020)
11   Conor McGregor 22–4   Welterweight (2016; 2020)
Lightweight (2008–2012, 2016–2018)
Featherweight (2008–2015)
12   Robert Whittaker 21–5   Welterweight (2009–2014)
Middleweight (2014–present)
#2 in men's middleweight rankings   Jared Cannonier (UFC 254 - October 24, 2020)
13   Tony Ferguson 25–4   1 Welterweight (2008–2011)
Lightweight (2011–present)
#3 in men's lightweight rankings
14   Deiveson Figueiredo 19–1   1 Flyweight Flyweight Champion   Alex Perez (UFC 255 - November 21, 2020)
15   Francis Ngannou 15–3   Heavyweight #1 in men's heavyweight rankings

Women's pound-for-poundEdit

Rank Fighter Record M Weight class Status Next fight
1   Amanda Nunes 20–4   Bantamweight (2011–present)
Featherweight (2008–2011, 2018–present)
Women's Featherweight and Bantamweight Champion   Megan Anderson (UFC 256 - December 12, 2020)
2   Zhang Weili 21–1   Strawweight Women's Strawweight Champion
3   Valentina Shevchenko 19–3   Bantamweight (2003–2005, 2010–2017)
Flyweight (2006, 2018–present)
Women's Flyweight Champion   Jennifer Maia (UFC 255 - November 21, 2020)
4   Rose Namajunas 9–4   Strawweight #1 in women's strawweight rankings
5   Jéssica Andrade 21–8   1 Bantamweight (2011–2015)
Flyweight (2020–present)
Strawweight (2016–present)
#1 in women's flyweight rankings and #3 in women's strawweight rankings
6   Joanna Jędrzejczyk 16–4   1 Flyweight (2012–2014, 2018–present)
Strawweight (2014–2018, 2019–present)
#2 in women's strawweight rankings
7   Germaine de Randamie 10–4   1 Featherweight (2011–2012, 2017)
Bantamweight (2008–2011, 2013–2016, 2018–present)
#1 in women's bantamweight rankings
8   Holly Holm 14–5   1 Featherweight (2017–2019)
Bantamweight (2011–present)
#2 in women's bantamweight rankings
9   Aspen Ladd 9–1   Bantamweight (2016–present)
Flyweight (2015)
#3 in women's bantamweight rankings
10   Cynthia Calvillo 9–1–1   1 Flyweight (2012, 2020–present)
Strawweight (2008–2019)
#3 in women's flyweight rankings
11   Katlyn Chookagian 14–4   1 Bantamweight (2016–2017)
Flyweight (2014–2016, 2018–present)
Strawweight (2014)
#2 in women's flyweight rankings
12   Nina Ansaroff 10–6   1 Flyweight (2012)
Strawweight (2008–present)
#6 in women's strawweight rankings
13   Cláudia Gadelha 18–4   1 Flyweight (2013)
Strawweight (2010–present)
#5 in women's strawweight rankings   Yan Xiaonan (November 7, 2020)
14   Julianna Peña 10–4   Bantamweight (2009–present)
Flyweight (2013)
#6 in women's bantamweight rankings
15   Raquel Pennington 11–8   Bantamweight #4 in women's bantamweight rankings

HeavyweightEdit

Champion:   Stipe Miocic (20–3)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Francis Ngannou 15–3  
2   Curtis Blaydes 14–2 (1 NC)  
3   Jairzinho Rozenstruik 11–1  
4   Derrick Lewis 24–7 (1 NC)  
5   Alistair Overeem 47–18 (1 NC)  
6   Junior dos Santos 21–8   1
7   Alexander Volkov 31–8   1
8   Augusto Sakai 15–2–1   1
9   Shamil Abdurakhimov 20–5  
10   Walt Harris 13–8 (1 NC)   2
11   Aleksei Oleinik 59–14–1  
12   Sergei Pavlovich 14–1  
13   Ciryl Gane 6–0  
14   Blagoy Ivanov 18–4 (1 NC)  
15   Marcin Tybura 20–6  

Light heavyweightEdit

Champion:   Jan Błachowicz (27–8)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Thiago Santos 21–7  
2   Dominick Reyes 12–2  
3   Glover Teixeira 31–7  
4   Aleksandar Rakić 13–2  
5   Jiří Procházka 27–3–1  
6   Volkan Oezdemir 17–5   1
7   Anthony Smith 33–16   1
8   Nikita Krylov 26–7  
9   Johnny Walker 18–5  
10   Misha Cirkunov 15–5  
11   Magomed Ankalaev 14–1  
12   Ryan Spann 18–6  
13   Jimmy Crute 12–1 NR
14   Maurício Rua 27–11–1   1
15   Paul Craig 13–4–1   1

MiddleweightEdit

Champion:   Israel Adesanya (20–0)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Robert Whittaker 21–5  
2   Jared Cannonier 13–4   1
3   Paulo Costa 13–1   1
4   Jack Hermansson 21–5  
5   Yoel Romero 13–5  
6   Darren Till 18–3–1  
7   Derek Brunson 21–7  
8   Kelvin Gastelum 15–6 (1 NC)  
9   Chris Weidman 15–5  
10   Uriah Hall 15–9  
11   Edmen Shahbazyan 11–1  
12 (T)   Brad Tavares 17–6  
12 (T)   Omari Akhmedov 20–5–1   1
14   Marvin Vettori 15–4–1  
15   Ian Heinisch 13–3  

WelterweightEdit

Champion:   Kamaru Usman (17–1)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Colby Covington 16–2  
2   Gilbert Burns 19–3  
3   Leon Edwards 18–3  
4   Jorge Masvidal 35–14  
5   Stephen Thompson 15–4–1  
6   Demian Maia 28–10   1
7   Tyron Woodley 19–6–1   1
8   Michael Chiesa 17–4  
9   Neil Magny 24–7   1
10   Vicente Luque 19–7–1  
11   Geoff Neal 13–2   1
12   Rafael dos Anjos 29–13   3
13   Nate Diaz 20–12  
14   Anthony Pettis 23–10  
15   Robbie Lawler 28–15 (1 NC)  

LightweightEdit

Champion:   Khabib Nurmagomedov (28–0)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   (IC) Justin Gaethje 22–2  
2   Dustin Poirier 26–6  
3   Tony Ferguson 25–4  
4   Conor McGregor 22–4   1
5   Dan Hooker 20–9   1
6   Charles Oliveira 29–8 (1 NC)  
7   Paul Felder 17–5  
8   Carlos Diego Ferreira 17–2  
9   Al Iaquinta 14–6–1  
10   Kevin Lee 18–6  
11   Beneil Dariush 18–4–1  
12   Islam Makhachev 18–1  
13   Gregor Gillespie 13–1  
14   Drew Dober 23–9 (1 NC)  
15   Donald Cerrone 36–15–1 (1 NC)  

FeatherweightEdit

Champion:   Alex Volkanovski (22-1)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Max Holloway 21–6  
2   Brian Ortega 15–1 (1 NC)  
3   Zabit Magomedsharipov 18–1  
4   Yair Rodríguez 13–2 (1 NC)   1
5   Chan Sung Jung 16–6   1
6   Calvin Kattar 22–4  
7   Josh Emmett 15–2  
8   Jeremy Stephens 28–18 (1 NC)  
9   Arnold Allen 16–1  
10   Sodiq Yusuff 11–1   1
11   Shane Burgos 13–2  
12   Dan Ige 14–3   1
13   Ryan Hall 8–1  
14   Edson Barboza 21–9  
15   Bryce Mitchell 13–0  

BantamweightEdit

Champion:   Petr Yan (15–1)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Aljamain Sterling 19–3  
2   Cory Sandhagen 13–2  
3   Marlon Moraes 23–7–1  
4   Cody Garbrandt 12–3  
5   Frankie Edgar 24–8–1  
6   Pedro Munhoz 18–6 (1 NC)  
7   José Aldo 28–7  
8   Jimmie Rivera 23–4  
9   Raphael Assuncao 27–8  
10   Dominick Cruz 22–3  
11   Rob Font 17–4  
12   Cody Stamann 18–3–1  
13   Merab Dvalishvili 12–4  
14   Song Yadong 16–4–1 (1 NC)  
15   Marlon Vera 16–6–1  

FlyweightEdit

Champion:   Deiveson Figueiredo (19–1)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Joseph Benavidez 28-7   1
2   Brandon Moreno 17–5–1   1
3   Askar Askarov 12–0–1  
4   Alex Perez 24–5  
5   Alexandre Pantoja 22–5  
6   Brandon Royval 12–4  
7   Jussier Formiga 23–8  
8   Kai Kara-France 21–9 (1 NC)  
9   Rogério Bontorin 16–2 (1 NC)   1
10   Matt Schnell 14–5  
11   Raulian Paiva 20–3  
12   David Dvořák 19–3  
13   Tim Elliott 16–11–1  
14   Tyson Nam 20–11-1   1
15   Jordan Espinoza 15-8 (1 NC)   1

Women's featherweightEdit

Champion:   Amanda Nunes (20–4)
No rankings available for this division.

Women's bantamweightEdit

Champion:   Amanda Nunes [20–4]
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Germaine de Randamie 10–4  
2   Holly Holm 14–5  
3   Aspen Ladd 9–1  
4   Raquel Pennington 11–8  
5   Irene Aldana 12–6  
6   Julianna Peña 9–4  
7   Ketlen Vieira 11–1  
8   Yana Kunitskaya 13–5 (1 NC)  
9   Sara McMann 12–5  
10   Marion Reneau 9–6–1  
11   Lina Länsberg 10–5  
12   Macy Chiasson 6–1  
13   Sijara Eubanks 6–5  
14   Pannie Kianzad 13–5  
15   Julia Avila 8–2  

Women's flyweightEdit

Champion:   Valentina Shevchenko (19–3)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Jéssica Andrade 21–8 NR
2   Katlyn Chookagian 14–4   1
3   Jennifer Maia 18–6–1   1
4   Cynthia Calvillo 9–1–1   1
5   Lauren Murphy 13–4   1
6   Jessica Eye 15–8 (1 NC)   1
7   Joanne Calderwood 14–5   1
8   Roxanne Modafferi 25–17   1
9   Viviane Araújo 9–2   1
10   Andrea Lee 11–5   1
11   Maycee Barber 8–1   1
12   Gillian Robertson 9–4   3
13   Alexis Davis 19–10   2
14   Montana De La Rosa 11–6   2
15   Antonina Shevchenko 8–2   2

Women's strawweightEdit

Champion:   Zhang Weili (21–1)
Rank Fighter Record M
1   Rose Namajunas 9–4  
2   Joanna Jędrzejczyk 16–4   1
3   Jéssica Andrade 21–8   1
4   Carla Esparza 17–6  
5   Cláudia Gadelha 18–4  
6   Nina Ansaroff 10–6  
7   Michelle Waterson 18–8  
8   Marina Rodriguez 12–1–2  
9   Yan Xiaonan 12–1 (1 NC)  
10   Amanda Ribas 10–1  
11   Tecia Torres 11–5  
12   Mackenzie Dern 9–1   1
13   Angela Hill 12–9   1
14   Virna Jandiroba 16–1  
15   Felice Herrig 14–9  

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