Pound 4 Pound rankings

01
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
33
loss
6
draw
0
Talk of a potential superfight is cooling, so for now, Silva is focused solely on his UFC 162 meeting with Chris Weidman.
Change: -- | Record: 33 - 6 - 0
02
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Jones has long mentioned facing the 6-foot-5 Alexander Gustafsson as a means of silencing critics who say his own long frame is his sole reason for success. He'll get that chance at UFC 165.
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
03
UFC | Canada
change
--
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: -- | Record: 25 - 2 - 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
Unless an injured Anthony Pettis heals quickly and steals his slot, T.J. Grant will provide Benson Henderson's next challenge at UFC 164 in August.
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Cruz has been on the sidelines for 19 months due to a knee injury. Unfortunately for fight fans, their constant complaints about the layoff aren't making him heal any quicker.
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
07
UFC | USA
change
--
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 July's UFC on FOX 8 event.
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 2 - 1
08
UFC | USA
change
--
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: -- | Record: 13 - 1 - 0
09
UFC | Brazil
change
--
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: -- | Record: 32 - 1 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
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: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
11
UFC | Brazil
change
--
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: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
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: -- | Record: 19 - 4 - 0
13
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
21
loss
4
draw
0
With Alexander Gustafsson likely up next for champ Jon Jones, Machida now faces Phil Davis at August's UFC 163 event.
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 4 - 0
14
UFC | USA
change
--
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: -- | Record: 14 - 0 - 0
15
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
2
draw
0
"Showtime" could have been the UFC's No. 1 contender at lightweight but elected instead to drop down to 145 pounds for a guaranteed shot at Jose Aldo. Unfortunately, injury scratched those plans, and Pettis now awaits his next assignment.
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 2 - 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
Dan Henderson's loss allowed Ellenberger to make his debut on the pound-for-pound list.
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 7 - 0
Gilbert Melendez
UFC | USA
change
--
win
22
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 3 - 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
+1
win
18
loss
5
draw
1
Change: +1 | Record: 18 - 5 - 1
08
UFC | New Zealand
change
+1
win
9
loss
8
draw
1
Change: +1 | Record: 9 - 8 - 1
09
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
16
loss
9
draw
0
Change: +1 | Record: 16 - 9 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
16
loss
2
draw
1
Change: +1 | Record: 16 - 2 - 1
11
UFC | Netherlands
change
+3
win
25
loss
6
draw
0
At just 25 years old, Struve boasts an impressive career mark, and his 2012 win over No. 12 Stipe Miocic now looks particularly impressive. He just needs to score one big signature win to take a leap up the rankings.
Change: +3 | Record: 25 - 6 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
+3
win
11
loss
1
draw
0
Miocic looked fantastic in his UFC 161 win over No. 13 Roy Nelson. Miocic's decision to face Nelson rather than Soa Palelei will now likely earn him a big name in his next trip to the octagon.
Change: +3 | Record: 11 - 1 - 0
13
UFC | USA
change
-6
win
20
loss
9
draw
0
After losing to No. 12 Miocic, Nelson could be Bellator MMA-bound. His upcoming contract negotiations with UFC brass could prove intriguing.
Change: -6 | Record: 20 - 9 - 0
14
change
-2
win
34
loss
9
draw
1
Change: -2 | Record: 34 - 9 - 1
15
Free Agent | France
change
-2
win
20
loss
9
draw
2
Change: -2 | 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
+1
win
19
loss
3
draw
1
Evans snapped a two-fight losing streak with a much-needed win over MMA legend Dan Henderson at UFC 161. "Suga" insists he's not trying to rush back to the title, but another big win could bring him there.
Change: +1 | Record: 19 - 3 - 1
04
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
12
loss
1
draw
0
Change: +1 | Record: 12 - 1 - 0
05
UFC | Sweden
change
+1
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Change: +1 | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
-3
win
30
loss
11
draw
0
With back-to-back split-decision losses, Henderson is no longer in the immediate title picture. But "Hendo" has proven he's still relevant at 42 years old and is a dangerous matchup for anyone in the division.
Change: -3 | 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
The "Big Deal" didn't look great in a UFC 161 win over Igor Pokrajac, and he spologized for his conservative gameplan. Still, he picked up a decision win and keeps his slot in the rankings.
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 | Brazil
change
--
win
33
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 33 - 6 - 0
02
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
24
loss
10
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 10 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 0 - 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 | Brazil
change
--
win
20
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
08
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
13
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 4 - 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
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
+1
win
35
loss
12
draw
1
Silva benefits from Jake Shields' return to 170 pounds and moves up one slot. The Brazilian legend may eventually make a permanent move to 205 pounds, but for now his immediate future isn't certain.
Change: +1 | Record: 35 - 12 - 1
15
UFC | Vietnam
change
--
win
9
loss
2
draw
0
Le's acting career has sometimes taken precedent over his fight pursuits in recent years, but he's still capable of exciting fights, as his 2012 win over Rich Franklin proved.
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 2 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Francis Carmont
UFC | France
change
--
win
22
loss
8
draw
0
Carmont has endured criticism for his past two victories, but he still boasts an impressive 10-fight win streak. The Frenchman now awaits his next assignment.
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 8 - 0
Tim Kennedy
UFC | USA
change
--
win
18
loss
4
draw
0
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
8
draw
0
Change: +1 | Record: 17 - 8 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
17
loss
6
draw
0
Change: +1 | Record: 17 - 6 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
+1
win
25
loss
9
draw
1
Change: +1 | Record: 25 - 9 - 1
13
WSOF | USA
change
-3
win
25
loss
6
draw
1
Fitch has long been considered one of the best welterweights in the world, but he's struggled for positive results in recent years.
Change: -3 | 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
With his shocking finish of Jon Fitch at World Series of Fighting 3, Burkman is now 8-1 in his past nine fights and makes his debut in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com rankings.
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
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 5 - 0
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 5 - 0
06
UFC | South Korea
change
--
win
13
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 4 - 0
07
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
22
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 5 - 0
08
UFC | Russia
change
--
win
22
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 9 - 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 | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
15
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
26
loss
7
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 7 - 2

Honorable Mentions

Diego Brandao
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
18
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 8 - 0
Frankie Edgar
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 4 - 1
Clay Guida
UFC | USA
change
--
win
31
loss
14
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 31 - 14 - 0

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
Yasuhiro Urushitani
ONE FC | Japan
change
--
win
21
loss
6
draw
6
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 6 - 6
Mamoru Yamaguchi
Vale Tudo Japan | Japan
change
--
win
26
loss
7
draw
3
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 7 - 3

June 17 USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA Rankings

stipe-miocic-11.jpgWith heavyweight Stipe Miocic and welterweight Josh Burkman each picking up career-boosting victories at this past weekend’s UFC 161 and World Series of Fighting 3 events, respectively, the USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com MMA rankings saw a shake-up in those divisions.

After a busy weekend of key contests, things slow down a bit in this coming week. No. 11 light heavyweight Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal does compete at Wednesday’s Bellator 96 event, where he meets Seth Petruzelli in the opening round of a four-man “Summer Series” 205-pound tournament.

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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