Pound 4 Pound rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
A superfight with "The Spider" seems forever lost based on Anderson Silva's weekend loss to Chris Weidman. Still, "Bones" ascends to the top pound-for-pound slot for the first time in his career and his future continues to look bright.
Change: +1 | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
02
UFC | Canada
change
+1
win
25
loss
2
draw
0
The longtime welterweight champ will put his belt on the line against heavy-hitting Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November.
Change: +1 | Record: 25 - 2 - 0
03
UFC | Brazil
change
-2
win
33
loss
6
draw
0
Silva is receiving loads of criticism for his weekend performance, which saw him lose for the first time in 17 UFC fights. Still, his career credentials remain incredible, and a rematch with Chris Weidman seems to loom on the horizon.
Change: -2 | Record: 33 - 6 - 0
04
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
24
loss
1
draw
0
Instead of a superfight against Anthony Pettis, Aldo now looks to defend his belt against Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163. Could a lightweight move follow?
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 1 - 0
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
3
draw
0
With Anthony Pettis officially ruled out of a rumored August fight Benson Henderson, T.J. Grant will provide the champ's next challenge at UFC 164.
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
+9
win
11
loss
0
draw
0
Weidman has long told anyone who would listen that was destined to beat former pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson Silva. At UFC 162, he did exactly that in what will likely prove a life-changing victory.
Change: +9 | Record: 11 - 0 - 0
07
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Cruz has been on the sidelines for 20 months due to a knee injury. Unfortunately for fight fans, their constant complaints about the layoff aren't making him heal any quicker.
Change: -1 | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
08
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
19
loss
2
draw
1
The UFC's first flyweight champion will have home-field advantage when he meets up-and-comer John Moraga in Seattle at this month's UFC on FOX 8 event.
Change: -1 | Record: 19 - 2 - 1
09
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
13
loss
1
draw
0
Up next for Velasquez is a big-money trilogy fight with Junior dos Santos, though Fabricio Werdum's recent win makes him a worthy challenger too.
Change: -1 | Record: 13 - 1 - 0
10
UFC | Brazil
change
-1
win
32
loss
1
draw
0
Like champ Dominick Cruz, interim titleholder Barao is injured and on the sidelines. The division is at a standstill.
Change: -1 | Record: 32 - 1 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Welterweight kingpin St-Pierre insists he doesn't fear the beard, but Hendricks' ample facial hair and punching power put top contenders Martin Kampmann and Jon Fitch to sleep. Can Hendricks do the same to the champ?
Change: -1 | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
12
UFC | Brazil
change
-1
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Dos Santos beating Mark Hunt at UFC 160 wasn't too surprising. But the method of victory – a flashy spinning heel kick – certainly raised some eyebrows.
Change: -1 | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
13
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
19
loss
4
draw
0
Benavidez lost a recent shot at the flyweight belt, but he's still clearly the top fighter in the 125-pound division behind champ Demetrious Johnson.
Change: -1 | Record: 19 - 4 - 0
14
UFC | Brazil
change
-1
win
21
loss
4
draw
0
With Alexander Gustafsson up next for champ Jon Jones, Machida now faces Phil Davis at August's UFC 163 event.
Change: -1 | Record: 21 - 4 - 0
15
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
14
loss
0
draw
0
Cormier looked respectable, if not necessarily flashy, in his recent UFC debut. Now "DC" is planning a final heavyweight fight before a move down to 205 pounds.
Change: -1 | Record: 14 - 0 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Vitor Belfort
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
24
loss
10
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 10 - 0
Jake Ellenberger
UFC | USA
change
--
win
29
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 7 - 0
Anthony Pettis
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 2 - 0

Heavyweight rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 1 - 0
02
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
14
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 0 - 0
04
UFC | United Kingdom
change
--
win
37
loss
13
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 37 - 13 - 0
05
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
18
loss
5
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 5 - 1
06
UFC | USA
change
--
win
33
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 33 - 7 - 0
07
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
18
loss
5
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 5 - 1
08
UFC | New Zealand
change
--
win
9
loss
8
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 8 - 1
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 9 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 1
11
UFC | Netherlands
change
--
win
25
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 6 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 1 - 0
13
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 9 - 0
14
change
--
win
34
loss
9
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 9 - 1
15
Free Agent | France
change
--
win
20
loss
9
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 9 - 2

Honorable Mentions

Shawn Jordan
UFC | USA
change
--
win
15
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 5 - 0
Brendan Schaub
UFC | USA
change
--
win
10
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 10 - 3 - 0
Alexander Volkov
Bellator | Russia
change
--
win
19
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 3 - 0

Light-Heavyweight rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
02
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
21
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 4 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
3
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 3 - 1
04
UFC | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 1 - 0
05
UFC | Sweden
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
--
win
30
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 30 - 11 - 0
07
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
22
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 2 - 0
08
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
22
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 9 - 0
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 4 - 0
10
change
--
win
21
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 5 - 0
11
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 3 - 0
12
UFC | Iran
change
--
win
34
loss
4
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 4 - 2
13
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
34
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 11 - 0
14
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
23
loss
7
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 7 - 1
15
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Rafael Cavalcante
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
12
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 4 - 0
Ryan Jimmo
UFC | Canada
change
--
win
18
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 3 - 0
Attila Vegh
Bellator | Slovakia
change
--
win
29
loss
5
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 5 - 2

Middleweight rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
+2
win
11
loss
0
draw
0
Weidman believed from the time he debuted in the sport he was capable of beating longtime kingpin Anderson Silva. On Saturday night, he delivered on his claims and shocked the world.
Change: +2 | Record: 11 - 0 - 0
02
UFC | Brazil
change
-1
win
33
loss
6
draw
0
At 38 years old, "The Spider" says he's done with title fights. But when cooler heads prevail, a rematch with new champion Weidman could very well prove one of the biggest fights in UFC history.
Change: -1 | Record: 33 - 6 - 0
03
UFC | Brazil
change
-1
win
24
loss
10
draw
0
Belfort may be forced to wait on Weidman-Silva II before he earns another shot at the belt. But if former champ Silva isn't willing to challenge again for the title, "The Phenom" will happily take his place.
Change: -1 | Record: 24 - 10 - 0
04
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
30
loss
8
draw
0
Upcoming Fight: vs. opponent TBA | Aug 02, 2014 - WSOF 12
Change: -- | Record: 30 - 8 - 0
05
UFC | United Kingdom
change
--
win
24
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 6 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 2 - 0
07
UFC | Japan
change
+1
win
13
loss
4
draw
0
After nearly one year on the sidelines, Munoz returned with a vengeance at UFC 162 and scored a dominant decision win over No. 10 Boetsch and now looks to be a real contender once again.
Change: +1 | Record: 13 - 4 - 0
08
UFC | Brazil
change
-1
win
20
loss
3
draw
0
"Jacare" drops one spot based only on a brilliant performance by No. 7 Munoz. The Brazilian submission ace remains one of the division's most dangerous contenders.
Change: -1 | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
09
UFC | Cyprus
change
--
win
12
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 4 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
6
draw
0
With two consecutive losses, Boetsch's position as a title contender no longer remains. However, his heavy hands and strong wrestling skills still qualify him as a formidable foe.
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 6 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
18
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 8 - 0
12
UFC | Cuba
change
--
win
34
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 4 - 1
13
Bellator | Russia
change
--
win
50
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 50 - 7 - 0
14
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
35
loss
12
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 35 - 12 - 1
15
UFC | Vietnam
change
--
win
9
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 2 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Francis Carmont
UFC | France
change
--
win
22
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 8 - 0
Tim Kennedy
UFC | USA
change
--
win
18
loss
4
draw
0
Kennedy failed to impress in a UFC 162 win over Roger Gracie. Still, he picked up a win in his UFC debut and put the dreaded "octagon jitters" behind.
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 4 - 0
Brian Stann
UFC | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 6 - 0

Welterweight rankings

01
UFC | Canada
change
--
win
25
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 2 - 0
02
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
29
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 7 - 0
04
UFC | USA
change
--
win
29
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 8 - 0
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
26
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 9 - 0
06
UFC | Canada
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
07
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
18
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 6 - 0
08
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 0 - 0
09
UFC | Denmark
change
--
win
20
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 7 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
17
loss
6
draw
0
With five decisions in his past seven fights, Pierce receives his share of criticism for a wrestling-based fighting style. But with eight wins in his past 10 fights, it's hard to argue with his results.
Change: +1 | Record: 17 - 6 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
17
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -1 | Record: 17 - 8 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
25
loss
9
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 9 - 1
13
WSOF | USA
change
--
win
25
loss
6
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 6 - 1
14
UFC | South Korea
change
--
win
19
loss
2
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 2 - 1
15
UFC | Belgium
change
--
win
15
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 3 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Matt Brown
UFC | USA
change
--
win
18
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 11 - 0
Josh Burkman
WSOF | USA
change
--
win
26
loss
10
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 10 - 0
Douglas Lima
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
26
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 5 - 0

Lightweight rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
02
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 2 - 0
03
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 1 - 0
04
UFC | USA
change
--
win
22
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 3 - 0
05
UFC | Canada
change
--
win
21
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 5 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
3
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 3 - 1
07
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 6 - 0
08
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 9 - 0
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
29
loss
17
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 17 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
23
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 4 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
23
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 6 - 0
12
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
25
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 3 - 0
13
ONE FC | Japan
change
--
win
36
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 36 - 6 - 0
14
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
20
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 7 - 0
15
UFC | Russia
change
--
win
22
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 0 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Evan Dunham
UFC | USA
change
--
win
14
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 5 - 0
Joe Lauzon
UFC | USA
change
--
win
23
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 9 - 0
Gleison Tibau
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
28
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 28 - 9 - 0

Featherweight rankings

01
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
24
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 1 - 0
02
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 1 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 3 - 0
04
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
20
loss
5
draw
0
With five straight wins, Swanson is fighting better than at any point in his nine-year career. There are contenders aplenty at 145 pounds, but Swanson appears as strong as any of them.
Change: +1 | Record: 20 - 5 - 0
05
Bellator | USA
change
-1
win
20
loss
5
draw
0
Curran has already twice defended his Bellator MMA title and will look to win his seventh consecutive fight later this year when he meets Season 6 tournament winner Daniel Straus.
Change: -1 | Record: 20 - 5 - 0
06
UFC | South Korea
change
--
win
13
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 4 - 0
07
UFC | USA
change
+8
win
16
loss
4
draw
1
Edgar finally snapped his three-fight losing streak with a victory over Charles Oliveira at this past weekend's UFC 162 event. Now "The Answer" can work in earnest to earn another shot at a UFC title.
Change: +8 | Record: 16 - 4 - 1
08
Bellator | USA
change
-1
win
22
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -1 | Record: 22 - 5 - 0
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 4 - 0
10
DREAM | Japan
change
--
win
33
loss
8
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 33 - 8 - 2
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 3 - 0
12
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
21
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 2 - 0
13
UFC | USA
change
--
win
24
loss
6
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 6 - 2
14
UFC | Russia
change
-6
win
22
loss
9
draw
0
Siver had a fantastic opening round at UFC 162 before being overtaken by No. 4 Swanson and losing in the third round. Siver remains a dangerous opponent but needs a signature win to move higher up the ranks.
Change: -6 | Record: 22 - 9 - 0
15
UFC | USA
change
-1
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -1 | Record: 16 - 3 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Diego Brandao
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
18
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 8 - 0
Clay Guida
UFC | USA
change
--
win
31
loss
14
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 31 - 14 - 0
Hatsu Hioki
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
26
loss
7
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 7 - 2

Bantamweight rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
02
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
32
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 32 - 1 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
30
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 30 - 7 - 0
04
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
21
loss
9
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 9 - 1
06
UFC | United Kingdom
change
--
win
24
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 8 - 0
07
ONE FC | Brazil
change
--
win
15
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 3 - 0
08
UFC | USA
change
--
win
14
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 9 - 0
09
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
22
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 4 - 0
10
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
11
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
15
loss
6
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 6 - 1
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
9
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 2 - 0
13
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
29
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 5 - 0
14
UFC | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 4 - 0
15
UFC | El Salvador
change
--
win
25
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 11 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Takeya Mizugaki
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
19
loss
7
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 7 - 2
Marlon Moraes
WSOF | Brazil
change
--
win
13
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 4 - 1
Luis Nogueira
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
17
loss
3
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 3 - 1

Flyweight rankings

01
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
2
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 2 - 1
02
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 4 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
15
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 6 - 0
04
UFC | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 4 - 1
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
14
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 2 - 0
06
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
07
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
23
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 7 - 0
08
Free Agent | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 3 - 0
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
10
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 10 - 4 - 1
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 5 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
8
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 8 - 4 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
7
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 7 - 3 - 0
13
Legacy | Mexico
change
--
win
13
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 5 - 0
14
CFA | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 3 - 0
15
CFA | Cuba
change
--
win
14
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 4 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Shinichi Kojima
Shooto | Japan
change
--
win
13
loss
5
draw
5
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 5 - 5
Sergio Pettis
RFA | USA
change
--
win
10
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 10 - 0 - 0
Yasuhiro Urushitani
ONE FC | Japan
change
--
win
21
loss
6
draw
6
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 6 - 6

July 8 USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA Rankings

jon-jones-53.jpgWith Saturday’s memorable UFC 162 event, a new fighter has ascended to the top of the USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com pound-for-pound rankings.

Chris Weidman’s second-round knockout of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva saw “The All American” claim the promotion’s 185-pound title. The loss also saw Silva fall out of the top spot in the pound-for-pound rankings, allowing 25-year-old light heavyweight champ Jon Jones to secure No. 1 status.

ranking criteria

The rankings take into account a fighter's wins/losses, quality of competition, finishing rate/dominance and frequency of fights.

Fighters are no longer eligible to be ranked after they've been inactive for 24 months, either due to injuries, drug/conduct suspensions, contract disputes or self-imposed hiatuses.

Fighters serving drug/conduct suspensions are eligible to be ranked, so long as they're not inactive for more than 24 months.

To the best of our ability, fighters will be ranked in their primary weight class. Catchweight fights and bouts outside the fighter's primary weight class can have a positive or negative impact on the ranking. However, fighters can be ranked in only one weight class at a given time, and in most cases, they won't be ranked in a new weight class until they've had their first fight at that weight.

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