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Current UFC Rankings

Updated: May 23

UFC Rankings, Division Rankings, P4P Rankings

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Pound for Pound: Current UFC Rankings

Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev (25-1-0) W-L-D

Islam Makhachev, hailing from Russia, has solidified his position as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. This ranking highlights his dominance in the lightweight division, especially following his victory at UFC 294, where he secured a notable win against Alexander Volkanovski. Makhachev's ascent to the top of the rankings was further helped by the injury of Jon Jones, another top contender for

the spot.



Jon Jones
Jon Jones (27-1-0) W-L-D

Jon Jones, once a dominant figure in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings, currently holds the number 2 spot. His journey in the UFC has been marked by significant achievements across multiple weight classes, establishing him as one of the sport's most formidable fighters. Jones' recent performances, particularly his victorious return to heavyweight at UFC 285, where he secured a win over Ciryl Gane, reaffirmed his elite status in the sport.



Leon Edwards
Leon Edwards (22-3-0) W-L-D

Leon Edwards, the UFC welterweight champion, has firmly established himself as one of the top fighters in the world, currently holding the number 3 spot in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings. This ranking comes after a series of impressive performances, including a notable victory over Kamaru Usman at UFC 286, which marked his second consecutive win against the former champion.





Alex Pereira
Alex Pereira (10-2-0) W-L-D

Alex Pereira has quickly ascended in the UFC, currently holding the No. 4 position in the pound-for-pound rankings. His rapid rise was highlighted by his victory at UFC 295, where he became a two-division champion by defeating Jiri Prochazka in a stunning 2nd round stoppage. This victory marked Pereira's success in both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, solidifying his status as one of the premier fighters in the UFC.



Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria (15-0-0) W-L-D

Ilia Topuria, has rapidly risen to prominence in the UFC, securing the number 5 spot in the pound-for-pound rankings. His ascent was marked by a standout performance at UFC 298, where he claimed the UFC featherweight championship by defeating Alexander Volkanovski with a knockout. This victory crowned him as the featherweight champion at the UFC.





Sean O' Malley
Sean O' Malley (18-1-0) W-L-D

Sean O'Malley, known for his charismatic presence and sharp fighting skills, currently holds the No. 6 spot in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings. His rise in the rankings was propelled by a standout performance at UFC 292, where he secured a TKO victory over Aljamain Sterling, earning him the UFC bantamweight title.





Alexander Volkanovski
Alexander Volkanovski (26-4-0) W-L-D

Alexander Volkanovski, currently ranked as the No. 7 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, has established himself as a dominant force in the featherweight division. His technical prowess and strategic fighting style have led him to a series of impressive victories, including notable wins over Max Holloway, which have solidified his reputation in the sport.





Max Holloway
Max Holloway (26-7-0) W-L-D

Max Holloway, currently ranked No. 8 in the UFC pound-for-pound list, continues to be a formidable force in the featherweight division. His recent spectacular performance at UFC 300, where he secured the BMF belt by knocking out Justin Gaethje, has further solidified his reputation as one of the top fighters in mixed martial arts.





Dricus Du Plessis
Dricus Du Plessis (21-2-0) W-L-D

Dricus Du Plessis, a prominent figure in the UFC, has ascended to the number 9 spot in the men's pound-for-pound rankings as of early 2024. This achievement follows his recent victory at UFC 297, where he became the UFC Middleweight Champion after a decisive win against Sean Strickland.






Alexandre Pantoja
Alexandre Pantoja (28-5-0) W-L-D

Alexandre Pantoja, from the UFC flyweight division, has solidified his position as the number 10 pound-for-pound fighter as of 2024. This ranking comes on the heels of his most recent victory at UFC 301, where he defended his flyweight title against Steve Erceg in a grueling match that showcased his resilience and skill.





Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya (24-3-0) W-L-D

Israel Adesanya, currently ranked as the number 11 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, has had a notable career marked by significant victories and a few setbacks. His record includes notable wins, such as a knockout victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287, which allowed him to briefly regain the middleweight title. However, Adesanya faced a tough challenge when he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 293, which impacted his standings in the pound-for-pound rankings​.



Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall (14-3-0) W-L-D

Tom Aspinall, a dynamic force in the UFC's heavyweight division, has rapidly ascended the ranks to become a prominent figure, currently holding the number 12 spot in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings as of 2024. His achievements include winning the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship with a stunning performance against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295, where he secured a knockout in just over a minute.



Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira (34-10-0) W-L-D

Charles Oliveira, continues to be a formidable competitor in the lightweight division. Known for his exceptional grappling skills, Oliveira has a record replete with submissions, making him one of the most prolific submission artists in the history of UFC. His career highlights include a notable victory over Beneil Dariush in the first round at UFC 289, and a split decision loss to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC 300 in April 2024.



Sean Strickland
Sean Strickland (28-6-0) W-L-D

Sean Strickland, currently ranked as the number 14 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC as of early 2024, has made significant strides in the middleweight division. Strickland's UFC journey has been marked by notable victories and a few setbacks. He captured the UFC middleweight title in September 2023 with a unanimous decision win over Israel Adesanya, a fight that was considered a major upset and solidified his position among the elite fighters in the division.




Aljamain Sterling
Aljamain Sterling (24-4-0) W-L-D

Aljamain Sterling, currently ranked as the No. 15 P4P fighter in the UFC as of 2024, has recently transitioned to the featherweight division after a notable tenure as the UFC bantamweight champ. Sterling made his featherweight debut against Calvin Kattar at UFC 300, where he showcased his grappling skills to secure a victory, despite facing a considerable size difference & adjusting to the new weight class.





Flyweight: Current UFC Rankings

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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Alexandre Pantoja

28-5-0

1

Brandon Royval

16-7-0

2

Brandon Moreno

21-8-2

3

Amir Albazi

17-1-0

4

Kai Kara-France

24-11-0

5

Alex Perez

25-8-0

6

Muhammad Mokaev

11-0-0

7

Manel Kape

19-6-0

8

Matheus Nicolau

19-4-1

9

Steve Erceg

12-2-0

10

Tim Elliot

20-13-1

11

Matt Schnell

16-8-0

12

Tagir Ulanbekov

15-2-0

13

Tatsuro Taira

15-0-0

14

Sumudaerji

16-6-0

15

David Dvorak

20-6-0




Bantamweight: Current UFC Rankings

Sean O' Malley
Bantamweight Champion: Sean O' Malley
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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Sean O' Malley

18-1-0

1

Merab Dvalishvili

17-4-0

2

Cory Sandhagen

17-4-0

3

Petr Yan

17-5-0

4

Marlon Vera

23-9-1

5

Henry Cejudo

16-4-0

6

Deiveson Figueiredo

23-3-1

7

Song Yadong

21-8-1

8

Jose Aldo

32-8-0

9

Rob Font

20-8-0

10

Umar Nurmagomedov

17-0-0

11

Kyler Phillips

12-2-0

12

Mario Bautista

14-2-0

13

Dominick Cruz

24-4-0

14

Jonathan Martinez

19-5-0

15

Pedro Munhoz

20-9-0




Featherweight: Current UFC Rankings

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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Ilia Topuria

15-0-0

1

Alexander Volkanovski

26-4-0

2

Max Holloway

26-7-0

3

Brian Ortega

16-3-0

4

Yair Rodriguez

18-5-0

5

Movsar Evloev

18-0-0

6

Arnold Allen

19-3-0

7

Josh Emmett

19-4-0

8

Aljamain Sterling

24-4-0

9

Giga Chikadze

15-3-0

9

Calvin Kattar +1

23-8-0

11

14-0-1

12

Bryce Mitchell -1

16-2-0

13

Dan Ige

18-7-0

14

Diego Lopes

24-6-0

15

Edson Barboza -3

24-11-0



Lightweight: Current UFC Rankings

Islam Makhachev
Lightweight Champion: Islam Makhachev
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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Islam Makhachev

25-1-0

1

Arman Tsarukyan

22-3-0

2

Charles Oliveira

34-10-0

3

Justin Gaethje

25-5-0

4

Dustin Poirier

30-8-0

5

Mateusz Gamrot

24-2-0

6

Michael Chandler

23-8-0

7

Beneil Dariush

22-6-1

8

Rafael Fiziev

12-3-0

9

Max Holloway

26-7-0

10

Renato Moicano

19-5-1

11

Dan Hooker

23-12-0

12

Jalin Turner

14-8-0

13

Benoit Saint Denis

13-2-0

14

Rafael Dos Anjos

32-16-0

15

Bobby Green

32-15-1



Welterweight: Current UFC Rankings

Leon Edwards
Welterweight Champion: Leon Edwards
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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Leon Edwards

22-3-0

1

Kamaru Usman

20-4-0

2

Belal Muhammad

23-3-0

3

Shavkat Rakhmonov

18-0-0

4

Colby Covington

17-4-0

5

Jack Della Maddalena

17-2-0

6

Gilbert Burns

22-7-0

7

Ian Machado Garry

14-0-0

8

Sean Brady

16-1-0

9

Stephen Thompson

17-7-1

10

Geoff Neal

15-6-0

11

Joaquin Buckley

19-6-0

12

Neil Magny

29-11-0

13

Michael Page

22-2-0

14

Vicente Luque

22-10-1

15

Kevin Holland

25-11-0




Middleweight: Current UFC Rankings

Dricus Du Plessis
Middleweight Champion: Dricus Du Plessis
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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Dricus Du Plessis

21-2-0

1

Sean Strickland

28-6-0

2

Israel Adesanya

24-3-0

3

Robert Whittaker

25-7-0

4

Jared Cannonier

17-6-0

5

Marvin Vettori

19-6-1

6

Brendan Allen

24-5-0

7

Paulo Costa

14-3-0

8

Nassourdine Imavov

13-4-0

9

Jack Hermansson

24-8-0

10

Khamzat Chimaev

13-0-0

11

Roman Dolidze

12-3-0

12

Caio Borralho

16-1-0

13

Michel Pereira

31-11-0

14

Anthony Hernandez

12-2-0

15

Chris Curtis

31-11-0




Light Heavyweight: Current UFC Rankings

Alex Pereira
Light Heavyweight Champion: Alex Pereira
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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Alex Pereira

10-2-0

1

Jiří Procházka

30-4-1

2

Magomed Ankalaev

19-1-1

3

Jamahal Hill

12-2-0

4

Jan Blachowicz

29-10-1

5

Aleksandar Rakić

14-4-0

6

Nikita Krylov

30-9-0

7

Johnny Walker

21-8-0

8

Khalil Rountree Jr.

13-5-0

9

Volkan Oezdemir

19-7-0

10

Anthony Smith

38-19-0

11

Carlos Ulberg NR

10-1-0

12

Bogdan Guskov

16-3-0

13

Alonzo Menifield -2

15-4-1

14

Azamat Murzakanov -1

13-0-0

15

Dominick Reyes -1

12-4-0




Heavyweight: Current UFC Rankings

Heavyweight Champion : Jon Jones
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Rank
Name of Fighter
Pro MMA Record

Champion

Jon Jones

27-1-0

1

Tom Aspinall

14-3-0

2

Ciyrl Gane

12-2-0

3

Sergei Pavlovich

18-2-0

4

Curtis Blaydes

18-4-0

5

Alexander Volkov +1

37-10-0

6

Stipe Miocic -1

24-4-0

7

Jailton Almeida

20-3-0

8

Marcin Tybura

25-8-0

9

Serghei Spivac

16-4-0

10

Derrick Lewis +2

28-12-0

11

Tai Tuivasa -1

15-7-0

12

Jairzinho Rozenstruik -1

14-5-0

13

Alexandr Romanov

17-2-0

14

Marcos Rogerio De Lima

22-9-1

15

Rodrigo Nascimento

11-2-0




Women's Pound for Pound: Current UFC Rankings

Alexa Grasso (16-3-1) W-L-D

Alexa Grasso has risen to prominence in the UFC, securing her spot as the number one female pound-for-pound fighter. Her exceptional skills and dedication have made her a standout competitor in the women's division. Grasso's journey to the top has been marked by significant victories and consistent performances.



Zhang Weili (25-3-0) W-L-D

Zhang Weili has established herself as a formidable force in the UFC, currently ranked as the number two female pound-for-pound fighter. Originating from China, her rise in the UFC has been marked by her intense fighting style and strategic prowess inside the octagon. Weili's notable achievements, including her stint as the UFC Women's Strawweight Champion, underscore her dominance and skill level.




Valentina Shevchenko (23-4-1) W-L-D

Valentina Shevchenko is a prominent figure in the UFC, currently holding the position of the third-ranked female pound-for-pound fighter. Known for her precision and versatility, Shevchenko has proven her prowess across multiple weight classes, making a significant mark particularly as the UFC Women's Flyweight Champion.



Manon Fiorot (12-1-0) W-L-D

Manon Fiorot has rapidly ascended to the upper echelons of the UFC, currently ranked as the fourth female pound-for-pound fighter. Hailing from France, Fiorot has gained recognition for her striking power and aggressive style in the octagon. Her rise through the ranks has been marked by a series of decisive victories that demonstrate her skill and determination.





Julianna Peña (12-5-0) W-L-D

Julianna Peña holds the position as the fifth-ranked female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, a testament to her tenacity and skill in the octagon. Known for her grappling prowess and relentless pressure, Peña has made significant strides in the UFC, capturing attention with her upset victory to claim the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.







Raquel Pennington (16-9-0) W-L-D

Raquel Pennington, currently ranked as the fifth female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, is celebrated for her resilience and strong all-around skills. Pennington's journey in the UFC is characterized by consistent performances against top competition, showcasing her boxing, grappling, and tenacity.






Rose Namajunas (13-6-0) W-L-D

Rose Namajunas is currently ranked as the seventh female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, a reflection of her exceptional talent and accomplishments in the sport. Known for her dynamic striking and adept ground game, Namajunas has twice held the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship. Her technical abilities, coupled with her strategic acumen, have seen her through several high-profile victories.



Erin Blanchfield (12-2-0) W-L-D

Erin Blanchfield has quickly established herself as a formidable presence in the UFC, currently ranked as the eighth female pound-for-pound fighter. Known for her grappling expertise, Blanchfield has demonstrated a proficiency in both submission techniques and striking, making her a versatile and dangerous opponent. Her ascent in the rankings is marked by a series of impressive performances that showcase her technical skills and strategic execution.



Tatiana Suarez (11-2-0) W-L-D

Tatiana Suarez holds the rank of the ninth female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, showcasing her dominance and skill within the organization. Known for her exceptional wrestling background, Suarez has transitioned her grappling expertise into mixed martial arts with remarkable success. Her ability to control opponents and dictate the pace of fights has been a defining feature of her UFC career.




Yan Xiaonan (18-4-0) W-L-D

Yan Xiaonan has made a significant impact in the UFC, currently ranked as the tenth female pound-for-pound fighter. As a standout in the strawweight division, Yan's fighting style is characterized by her fast-paced striking and resilience. Hailing from China, she has consistently demonstrated her skills against top-tier competition, establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with.




Jéssica Andrade (26-12-0) W-L-D

Jéssica Andrade is ranked as the eleventh female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, underscoring her formidable presence in the octagon. Known for her explosive power and aggressive fighting style, Andrade has competed across multiple weight classes, showcasing her versatility and resilience. Her career is highlighted by a tenure as the UFC Women's Strawweight Champion, where she captivated audiences with her strength and tenacity.



Amanda Lemos (14-3-1) W-L-D

Amanda Lemos holds the position of the twelfth-ranked female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. Originating from Brazil, Lemos has made a significant impact with her powerful striking and aggressive fight style. Her ascent in the UFC rankings is a result of her strong performances and ability to secure victories with both striking prowess and submission skills.




Ketlen Vieira (14-3-0) W-L-D

Ketlen Vieira has established herself as a formidable presence in the UFC, currently ranked as the thirteenth female pound-for-pound fighter. Known for her strong grappling skills and robust fight IQ, Vieira has consistently demonstrated her capabilities against top contenders in the women's bantamweight division skills.



Kayla Harrison (17-1-0) W-L-D

Kayla Harrison, currently ranked as the 14th female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, is widely recognized for her exceptional judo background, including two Olympic gold medals, which she has adeptly translated into a successful MMA career. Her transition to mixed martial arts has been marked by dominant performances, showcasing her grappling expertise and rapidly improving striking skills.




Maycee Barber (14-2-0) W-L-D

Maycee Barber, currently ranked as the fifteenth female pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC, has quickly made a name for herself with her aggressive fighting style and knockout power. Known as "The Future," Barber's ascent in the UFC has been marked by a series of impressive performances that showcase her striking abilities and determination to rise to the top.




Women's Strawweight: Current UFC Rankings

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Rank
Name of Fighter
UFC Record

Champion

Zhang Weili

25-3-0

1

Tatiana Suarez

10-0-0

2

Yan Xiaonan

17-4-0

3

Amanda Lemos

14-3-1

4

Jéssica Andrade

26-12-0

5

Virna Jandiroba

20-3-0

6

Marina Rodriguez

17-4-2

7

Mackenzie Dern

13-5-0

8

Amanda Ribas

12-5-0

9

Angela Hill +3

17-13-0

10

Loopy Godinez

12-4-0

11

Tabatha Ricci

10-2-0

12

Luana Pinheiro -3

11-3-0

13

Iasmin Lucindo. +1

16-5-0

14

Michelle Waterson-Gomez. -1

18-12-0

15

13-8-0




Women's Flyweight: Current UFC Rankings

Alexa Grasso
Women's Flyweight Champion: Alexa Grasso
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Rank
Name of Fighter
UFC Record

Champion

Alexa Grasso

16-3-1

1

Valentina Shevchenko

23-4-1

2

Manon Fiorot

12-1-0

3

Erin Blanchfield

12-2-0

4

Maycee Barber

14-2-0

5

Jéssica Andrade

26-12-0

6

Rose Namajunas

12-6-0

7

Katlyn Cerminara

18-6-0

8

Natalia Silva

17-5-1

9

Amanda Ribas

12-5-0

10

Viviane Araújo

12-6-0

11

Tracy Cortez

11-1-0

12

Karine Silva

18-4-0

13

Ariane Da Silva

17-9-0

14

Casey O'Neill

9-2-0

15

Jasmine Jasudavicius NR

10-3-0





Women's Bantamweight: Current UFC Rankings

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Rank
Name of Fighter
UFC Record

Champion

Raquel Pennington

16-8-0

1

Julianna Peña

10-5-0

2

Ketlen Vieira

14-3-0

3

Mayra Bueno Silva

10-3-1

4

Kayla Harrison

17-1-0

5

Irene Aldana

15-7-0

6

Holly Holm

15-7-0

7

Macy Chiasson

9-3-0

8

Miesha Tate

20-9-0

9

Karol Rosa -1

17-6-0

10

Norma Dumont

11-2-0

11

Pannie Kianzad

16-8-0

12

Yana Santos

14-8-0

13

Julia Avila

9-3-0

14

Chelsea Chandler

6-2-0

15

Germaine De Randamie

10-5-0









































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