UFC Rankings Men and Women's Pound-for-Pound UFC Rankings

UFC Rankings

Men’s Pound-For-Pound Ranking

Position Fighter
#1 Kamaru Usman
#2 Alexander Volkanovski
#3 Israel Adesanya
#4 Francis Ngannou
#5 Dustin Poirier
#6 Jon Jones
#7 Max Holloway
#8 Charles Oliveira
#9 Stipe Miocic
#10 Brandon Moreno
#11 Petr Yan
#12 Glover Teixeira
#13 Robert Whittaker
#14 Jan Blachowicz
#15 Ciryl Gane

Recent changes to mens pound-for-pound rankings: None

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UFC Flyweight Rankings

Champion Brandon Moreno
#1 Deiveson Figueiredo
#2 Askar Askarov
#3 Alexandre Pantoja
#4 Alex Perez
#5 Brandon Royval
#6 Kai Kara France
#7 Rogerio Bontorin
#8 Matheus Nicolau
#9 Matt Schnell
#10 David Dvorak
#11 Tim Elliot
#12 Amir Albazi
#13 Sumudaerji
#14 Manel Kape
#15 Tagir Ulanbekov

What’s Next at Flyweight?

The newly crowned champion Brandon Moreno is set to face former champion Deiveson Figueredo in the final installment of their trilogy to settle the score once and for all. This bout will take place in January 2022 for UFC 270.

UFC Bantamweight Rankings

Champion Aljamain Sterling
#1 (Interim Champion) Petr Yan
#2 TJ Dillashaw
#3 Jose Aldo
#4 Cory Sandhagen
#5 Rob Font
#6 Merab Dvalishvili
#7 Cody Garbrandt
#8 Pedro Munhoz
#9 Dominick Cruz
#10 Marlon Moraes
#11 Marlon Vera
#12 Rafael Assuncao
#13 Frankie Edgar
#14 Song Yadong
#15 Cody Stamann

What’s next at Bantamweight?

With champ Aljamain Sterling sidelined due to neck surgery, interim champion Petr Yan has called out TJ Dillashaw, who is yet to respond to the callout.

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UFC Featherweight Rankings

Champion Alexander Volkanovski
#1 Max Holloway
#2 Brian Ortega
#3 Yair Rodriguez
#4 Chan Sung Jung
#5 Calvin Kattar
#6 Arnold Allen
#7 Giga Chikadze
#8 Josh Emmett
#9 Dan Ige
#10 Edson Barbosa
#11 Bryce Mitchell
#12 Sodiq Yusuff
#13 Movsar Evloev
#14 Shane Burgos
#15 Alex Caceres

What’s Next at Featherweight?

Champion Alexander Volkanovski defeated #2, Brian Ortega, while #1 Max Holloway defeated #3, Yair Rodriguez. Both of these fights are contenders for the fight of the year and many expect Volkanovski and Holloway to be matched up once again for a fourth fight, although no official announcements have been made as of yet.

UFC Lightweight Rankings

Charles Oliveira Champion

Champion Charles Oliveira
#1 Dustin Poirier
#2 Justin Gaethje
#3 Beneil Dariush
#4 Islam Makhachev
#5 Michael Chandler
#6 Rafael Dos Anjos
#7 Tony Ferguson
#8 Dan Hooker
#9 Conor McGregor
#10 Gregor Gillespie
#11 Rafael Fiziev
#12 Diego Ferreira
#13 Arman Tsarukyan
#14 Brad Ridell
#15 Joel Alvarez

What’s next at Lightweight?

Having won the vacant lightweight title at UFC 262 by knocking out former Bellator champ Michael Chandler, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira now faces his toughest challenge yet in Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, the #1 contender who’s last two victories came at the expense of former double champ “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, who is currently recovering from a broken leg and hopes to return to competition in 2022. Oliveira and Poirier face each other this Saturday at UFC 269.

UFC Welterweight Rankings

Champion Kamaru Usman
#1 Colby Covington
#2 Gilbert Burns
#3 Leon Edwards
#4 Vicente Luque
#5 Stephen Thompson
#6 Jorge Masvidal
#7 Neil Magny
#8 Sean Brady
#9 Michael Chiesa
#10 Belal Muhammad
#11 Khamzat Chimaev
#12 Geoff Neal
#13 Li Jingliang
#14 Santiago Ponzinibbio
#15 Muslim Salikhov

What’s Next at Welterweight?

Welterweight champ Kamaru Usman currently has the longest winning streak out of all UFC fighters with a whopping 15 wins in a row and is 1 win away from matching Anderson Silva’s record of 16 consecutive wins. He has defended his belt 5 times, defeating both Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington twice as well as handing a defeat to former teammate Gilbert Burns.

A second fight vs #3 ranked Leon Edwards is likely next for the champ, although both #4 Vicente Luqe and #11 Khamzat Chimaev are also within reach of a title shot.

UFC Middleweight Rankings

Champion Israel Adesanya
#1 Robert Whittaker
#2 Marvin Vettori
#3 Jared Cannonier
#4 Derek Brunson
#5 Paulo Costa
#6 Jack Hermansson
#7 Sean Strickland
#8 Darren Till
#9 Uriah Hall
#10 Kelvin Gastelum
#11 Brad Tavares
#12 Nassourdine Imavov
#13 Chris Weidman
#14 Kevin Holland
#15 Edmen Shahbazyan

What’s next at Middleweight?

Reigning champion Israel Adesanya is set to face former Champion Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker once again in 2022. The rematch will most likely be booked for UFC 271 in February.

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UFC Light Heavyweight Rankings

Glover Teixeira

Champion Glover Teixeira
#1 Jan Blachowicz
#2 Jiri Prochazka
#3 Aleksandar Rakic
#4 Anthony Smith
#5 Thiago Santos
#6 Magomed Ankalaev
#7 Dominick Reyes
#8 Volkan Oezdemir
#9 Nikita Krylov
#10 Johnny Walker
#11 Paul Craig
#12 Jamahal Hill
#13 Ryan Spann
#14 Jimmy Crute
#15 Ion Cutelaba

What’s Next at Light Heavyweight?

Glover Teixeria recently shocked the world when he defeated Polish powerhouse Jan Blachowicz via submission in round 2 at UFC 267. He is set to face the Czech rising contender #2 ranked Jiri Prochazka some time in the coming months although no official announcement has been made yet regarding this matchup.

UFC Heavyweight Rankings

Champion Francis Ngannou
#1 (Interim Champion) Cyril Gane
#2 Stipe Miocic
#3 Derrick Lewis
#4 Curtis Blaydes
#5 Alexander Volkov
#6 Jairzinho Rozenstruik
#7 Chris Daukaus
#8 Shamil Abdurakhimov
#9 Marcin Tybura
#10 Tom Aspinall
#11 Augusto Sakai
#12 Blagoy Ivanov
#13 Walt Harris
#14 Sergei Pavlovich
#15 Serghei Spivac

What’s Next at Heavyweight?

Francis Ngannou is on a five fight winning streak, all five of those wins came via knockout and none of those bouts went past the second round. His most recent win vs the UFC’s best heavyweight of all time, Stipe Miocic earned him the heavyweight strap.The Cameroonian champion is set to face his former team mate and current interim champion Cyril Gane for the title in the main event of UFC 270 next January. Gane hopes to become the first French undisputed UFC champion in the history of the company.

Women’s Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Amanda Nunes

Positon Fighter
#1 Amanda Nunes
#2 Valentina Shevchenko
#3 Rose Namajunas
#4 Zhang Weili
#5 Jessica Andrade
#6 Holly Holm
#7 Carla Esparza
#8 Katlyn Chookagian
#9 Marina Rodriguez
#10 Yan Xiaonan
#11 Julianna Pena
#12 Irene Aldana (NR)
#13 Mackenzie Dern
#14 Lauren Murphy
#15 Aspen Ladd

Recent changes to women’s pound-for-pound rankings: Former women’s featherweight champion Germaine De Randamie has been removed from rankings due to inactivity.

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UFC Women’s Strawweight Rankings

Champion Rose Namajunas
#1 Zhang Weili
#2 Carla Esparza
#3 Marina Rodriguez
#4 Yan Xiaonan
#5 Mackenzie Dern
#6 Nina Nunes
#7 Claudia Gadelha
#8 Tecia Torres
#9 Michelle Waterson
#10 Amanda Ribas
#11 Amanda Lemos
#12 Angela Hill
#13 Virna Jandiroba
#14 Jessica Penne
#15 Brianna Van Buren

What’s Next at Women’s Strawweight?

With champ “Thug” Rose Namajunas having recently defended her belt at UFC 268 on November 6th vs #1 ranked Zhang Weili and the UFC president Dana White confirming that #2 ranked Carla Esparsa won’t be next in line for a title shot, one would assume that Namajunas will get to enjoy some well earned time off until a clear contender emerges.

Many expect Carla Esparza will have to get through Marina Rodriguez if she wants a shot at the title.

UFC Women’s Flyweight Rankings

Champion Valentina Shevchenko
#1 Jessica Andrade
#2 Katlyn Chookagian
#3 Lauren Murphy
#4 Jennifer Maia
#5 Talia Santos
#6 Joanne Wood
#7 Viviane Araujo
#8 Andrea Lee
#9 Jessica Eye
#10 Cynthia Calvillo
#11 Alexa Grasso
#12 Roxanne Modafferi
#13 Maycee Barber
#14 Manon Fiorot
#15 Casey O’Neill

What’s Next at Women’s Flyweight?

Valentina Shevchenko continues her reign of the flyweight division with no end in sight. She has already beaten most of the contenders in the division and continues to show that she is many levels above her competition. She most recently defeated #3 ranked Lauren Murphy and is not currently booked to fight anyone else. Her winning streak is now extended to 8 in a row. Meanwhile, #2 ranked Katlyn Chookagian will face #4 ranked Jennifer Maia in a rematch on a UFC fight night card next January.

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Rankings

Champion Amanda Nunes
#1 Holly Holm
#2 Irene Aldana
#3 Julianna Pena
#4 Aspen Ladd
#5 Ketlen Vieira
#6 Yana Kunitskaya
#7 Meisha Tate
#8 Raquel Pennington
#9 Sara McMann
#10 Macy Chiasson
#11 Lina Lansberg
#12 Karol Rosa
#13 Pannie Kianzad
#14 Julia Avila
#15 Norma Dumont (NR)

What’s Next at Women’s Bantamweight?

Brazilian powerhouse Amanda Nunes continues to solidify her legacy as the greatest female fighter of all time as she continues to defeat any contender the UFC throws at her. Next in line for a shot at the coveted championship belt is #4 ranked Venezuelan grappling specialist Julianna Pena.

Pena is fired up as ever for this matchup and believes she can offer a unique challenge to Nunes. The two will face each other in the Co-main event of UFC 269 in December.

UFC Women’s Featherweight Rankings

Title Fighter
Champion Amanda Nunes

What’s Next at Featherweight?

Amanda Nunes has made short work of this division and defeated all contenders with ease after violently knocking out former champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino at UFC 232 in December of 2018 to become the first female double champion in UFC history. With no contenders currently in sight it is unclear what the UFC will do with this division.

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