USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA Rankings (April 1): Emanuel Newton debuts


Pound 4 Pound rankings

01
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
33
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 33 - 6 - 0
02
UFC | Canada
change
--
win
25
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 2 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
04
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
24
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 1 - 0
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
06
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 1 - 0
07
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
2
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 2 - 1
08
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
32
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 32 - 1 - 0
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 1 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
22
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 3 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 4 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 0
13
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
21
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 4 - 0
14
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
15
UFC | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 0 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Daniel Cormier
UFC | USA
change
--
win
14
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 0 - 0
Frankie Edgar
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 4 - 1
Dan Henderson
UFC | USA
change
--
win
30
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 30 - 11 - 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
Free Agent | 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 | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 9 - 0
09
UFC | USA
change
--
win
20
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 9 - 0
10
UFC | New Zealand
change
--
win
9
loss
8
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 8 - 1
11
change
--
win
34
loss
9
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 9 - 1
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 2 - 0
13
UFC | France
change
--
win
20
loss
9
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 9 - 2
14
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 1
15
UFC | Netherlands
change
--
win
25
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 6 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Gabriel Gonzaga
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 8 - 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
30
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 30 - 11 - 0
04
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
3
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 3 - 1
05
UFC | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 1 - 0
06
UFC | Sweden
change
--
win
16
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 2 - 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
UFC | USA
change
--
win
19
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 7 - 0
12
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
12
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 3 - 0
13
UFC | Iran
change
--
win
34
loss
4
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 4 - 2
14
UFC | USA
change
--
win
34
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 11 - 0
15
UFC | New Zealand
change
--
win
16
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 6 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Rafael Cavalcante
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
12
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 4 - 0
Emanuel Newton
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
23
loss
7
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 7 - 1
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 | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 0 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
28
loss
14
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 28 - 14 - 1
04
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
24
loss
10
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 10 - 0
05
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
30
loss
8
draw
0
Upcoming Fight: vs. opponent TBA | Aug 02, 2014 - WSOF 12
Change: -- | Record: 30 - 8 - 0
06
UFC | United Kingdom
change
--
win
24
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 6 - 0
07
UFC | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 2 - 0
08
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
13
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 4 - 0
09
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
20
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 3 - 0
10
UFC | Cyprus
change
--
win
12
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 12 - 4 - 0
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 6 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
18
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 18 - 8 - 0
13
UFC | Cuba
change
--
win
34
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 34 - 4 - 1
14
Bellator | Russia
change
--
win
50
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 50 - 7 - 0
15
UFC | USA
change
--
win
29
loss
7
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 29 - 7 - 1

Honorable Mentions

Cung Le
UFC | Vietnam
change
--
win
9
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 2 - 0
Wanderlei Silva
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
35
loss
12
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 35 - 12 - 1
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
WSOF | USA
change
--
win
25
loss
6
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 6 - 1
11
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 8 - 0
12
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
6
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 6 - 0
13
UFC | South Korea
change
--
win
19
loss
2
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 19 - 2 - 1
14
UFC | Belgium
change
--
win
15
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 3 - 0
15
UFC | USA
change
--
win
25
loss
9
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 9 - 1

Honorable Mentions

Andrey Koreshkov
Bellator | Russia
change
--
win
13
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 0 - 0
Douglas Lima
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
26
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 5 - 0
Tyron Woodley
UFC | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 2 - 0

Lightweight rankings

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

Honorable Mentions

Rafael dos Anjos
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
20
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 20 - 7 - 0
Khabib Nurmagomedov
UFC | Russia
change
--
win
22
loss
0
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 0 - 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
13
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 3 - 0
03
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
1
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 1 - 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
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 4 - 0
08
Bellator | USA
change
--
win
22
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 5 - 0
09
UFC | Russia
change
--
win
22
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 9 - 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
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
21
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 2 - 0
13
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
14
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
26
loss
7
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 7 - 2
15
UFC | USA
change
--
win
24
loss
6
draw
2
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 6 - 2

Honorable Mentions

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
Robert Peralta
UFC | USA
change
--
win
17
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 17 - 4 - 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 | USA
change
--
win
14
loss
9
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 9 - 0
07
UFC | United Kingdom
change
--
win
24
loss
8
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 24 - 8 - 0
08
DREAM | Brazil
change
--
win
15
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 3 - 0
09
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
22
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 22 - 4 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
10
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 10 - 3 - 0
11
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
16
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 3 - 0
12
Bellator | Brazil
change
--
win
15
loss
6
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 15 - 6 - 1
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 | USA
change
--
win
9
loss
2
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 9 - 2 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Ivan Menjivar
UFC | El Salvador
change
--
win
25
loss
11
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 25 - 11 - 0
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
Vale Tudo Japan | USA
change
--
win
13
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 3 - 0
08
UFC | USA
change
--
win
16
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 16 - 5 - 0
09
UFC | Brazil
change
--
win
23
loss
7
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 23 - 7 - 0
10
UFC | USA
change
--
win
10
loss
4
draw
1
Change: -- | Record: 10 - 4 - 1
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
UFC | Japan
change
--
win
21
loss
6
draw
6
Change: -- | Record: 21 - 6 - 6
14
Legacy | Mexico
change
--
win
13
loss
5
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 5 - 0
15
CFA | USA
change
--
win
11
loss
3
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 11 - 3 - 0

Honorable Mentions

Shinichi Kojima
Shooto | Japan
change
--
win
13
loss
5
draw
5
Change: -- | Record: 13 - 5 - 5
Alexis Vila
CFA | Cuba
change
--
win
14
loss
4
draw
0
Change: -- | Record: 14 - 4 - 0
Mamoru Yamaguchi
Vale Tudo Japan | Japan
change
--
win
26
loss
7
draw
3
Change: -- | Record: 26 - 7 - 3

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA Rankings (April 1): Emanuel Newton debuts

emanuel-newton-2.jpgWith minimal MMA action this past week, the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA Rankings saw minimal movement. But one light heavyweight has made his debut on the list.

Each Monday, MMAjunkie.com publishes an updated list of the top 15 fighters, as well as three honorable mentions (in alphabetical order), in the eight primary male weight divisions. The rankings also appear monthly in the print edition of USA TODAY.

Following a unanimous-decision victory over Mikhail Zayats at Bellator 94, Season 8 tournament winner Emanuel Newton has replaced his recent opponent on his division’s honorable mention list.

Since a three-fight skid in 2009, Newton has rebounded with nine wins in his past 10 fights. His recent Bellator tourney run included a submission win over Atanas Djambazov and a stunning spinning-backfist KO of notable Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The only loss during the streak came via split decision to Attila Vegh in a Bellator Summer Series tourney. However, Newton will get a shot to avenge the defeat when he rematches Vegh, who’s now Bellator’s 205-pound titleholder, later this year.

A number of ranked fighters are in action later this week with the UFC on FUEL TV 9 and ONE FC 8 cards. However, the biggest matchup – Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi – is in jeopardy because of a facial cut the Swede suffered during a recent training session.

Check out the full rankings below, or simply click on the Rankings tab above.

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  1. Cain Velasquez
  2. Junior dos Santos
  3. Daniel Cormier
  4. Alistair Overeem
  5. Fabricio Werdum
  6. Josh Barnett
  7. Antonio Silva
  8. Frank Mir
  9. Roy Nelson
  10. Mark Hunt
  11. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  12. Shane Carwin
  13. Cheick Kongo
  14. Travis Browne
  15. Stefan Struve

Honorable mention: Gabriel Gonzaga, Brendan Schaub, Alexander Volkov

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

  1. Jon Jones
  2. Lyoto Machida
  3. Dan Henderson
  4. Rashad Evans
  5. Phil Davis
  6. Alexander Gustafsson
  7. Glover Teixeira
  8. Mauricio Rua
  9. Ryan Bader
  10. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  11. Forrest Griffin
  12. Muhammed Lawal
  13. Gegard Mousasi
  14. Quinton Jackson
  15. James Te Huna

Honorable mention: Rafael Cavalcante, Emanuel Newton, Attila Vegh

MIDDLEWEIGHT

  1. Anderson Silva
  2. Chris Weidman
  3. Chael Sonnen
  4. Vitor Belfort
  5. Yushin Okami
  6. Michael Bisping
  7. Luke Rockhold
  8. Mark Munoz
  9. Ronaldo Souza
  10. Constantinos Philippou
  11. Tim Boetsch
  12. Alan Belcher
  13. Hector Lombard
  14. Alexander Shlemenko
  15. Jake Shields

Honorable mention: Cung Le, Wanderlei Silva, Brian Stann

WELTERWEIGHT

  1. Georges St-Pierre
  2. Johny Hendricks
  3. Jake Ellenberger
  4. Carlos Condit
  5. Nick Diaz
  6. Rory MacDonald
  7. Demian Maia
  8. Ben Askren
  9. Martin Kampmann
  10. Jon Fitch
  11. Josh Koscheck
  12. Mike Pierce
  13. Dong Hyun Kim
  14. Tarec Saffiedine
  15. Mike Pyle

Honorable mention: Andrey Koreshkov, Douglas Lima, Tyron Woodley

LIGHTWEIGHT

  1. Benson Henderson
  2. Gilbert Melendez
  3. Michael Chandler
  4. Anthony Pettis
  5. Gray Maynard
  6. Nate Diaz
  7. Jim Miller
  8. Eddie Alvarez
  9. Donald Cerrone
  10. Joe Lauzon
  11. Shinya Aoki
  12. T.J. Grant
  13. Evan Dunham
  14. Josh Thomson
  15. Pat Healy

Honorable mention: Rafael dos Anjos, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Gleison Tibau

FEATHERWEIGHT

  1. Jose Aldo
  2. Ricardo Lamas
  3. Chad Mendes
  4. Pat Curran
  5. Cub Swanson
  6. Chan Sung Jung
  7. Darren Elkins
  8. Daniel Straus
  9. Dennis Siver
  10. Tatsuya Kawajiri
  11. Erik Koch
  12. Patricio Freire
  13. Dustin Poirier
  14. Hatsu Hioki
  15. Nik Lentz

Honorable mention: Frankie Edgar, Clay Guida, Robert Peralta

BANTAMWEIGHT

  1. Dominick Cruz
  2. Renan Barao
  3. Urijah Faber
  4. Michael McDonald
  5. Eddie Wineland
  6. Scott Jorgensen
  7. Brad Pickett
  8. Bibiano Fernandes
  9. Raphael Assuncao
  10. Brian Bowles
  11. Eduardo Dantas
  12. Marcos Galvao
  13. Yuri Alcantara
  14. Mike Easton
  15. T.J. Dillashaw

Honorable mention: Ivan Menjivar, Marlon Moraes, Luis Nogueira

FLYWEIGHT

  1. Demetrious Johnson
  2. Joseph Benavidez
  3. John Dodson
  4. Ian McCall
  5. John Moraga
  6. Jussier Formiga
  7. Darrell Montague
  8. Chris Cariaso
  9. John Lineker
  10. Tim Elliott
  11. Darren Uyenoyama
  12. Louis Gaudinot
  13. Yasuhiro Urushitani
  14. Will Campuzano
  15. Joshua Sampo

Honorable mention: Shinichi Kojima, Alexis Vila, Mamoru Yamaguchi

* * * *

  • 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.

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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