Pound-for-Pound MMA Top 10 Rankings

The MMAWeekly.com rankings list the Top 10 MMA fighters from around the world in each of the most widely accepted weight classes, as well as a Top 10 mixed pound-for-pound list ranking the best male and female fighters.

The Pound-for-Pound MMA Top 10 Rankings is easily the most subjective of any of the rankings we host. Not only is it difficult for us, as a staff, to come up with a mutually agreed upon Pound-for-Pound list, we made it even more difficult by combining all the best fighters in the world – man or woman – into one combined list.

Taken into consideration are a fighter’s performance in addition to win-loss record, head-to-head and common opponents, difficulty of opponents, and numerous other factors in what is the most comprehensive rankings system in the sport. The divisional rankings put a particular emphasis on recent results, while a fighter’s career, particularly if he or she has fought in multiple weight classes, adds considerable weight to the pound-for-pound ranking.

Fighters who are currently serving a drug-related suspension are not eligible for MMA Top 10 Rankings consideration until they have fought one time after the completion of said suspension.

Though we don’t have a strict timeline for fighters to compete, an athlete’s inactivity can also have an effect upon his or her MMA Top 10 Rankings consideration.

Pound-for-Pound MMA Top 10 Rankings

  1. Daniel Cormier

  2. Georges St-Pierre

  3. Max Holloway

  4. Demetrious Johnson

  5. Stipe Miocic

  6. Cris Cyborg

  7. Khabib Nurmagomedov

  8. TJ Dillashaw 

  9. Conor McGregor

  10. Rose Namajunas

*Previous ranking in parentheses

Men’s MMA Top 10 Rankings

Flyweight  |  Bantamweight  |  Featherweight  |  Lightweight  |  Welterweight  |  Middleweight  |  Light Heavyweight  |  Heavyweight

Women’s MMA Top 10 Rankings

Strawweight  |  Flyweight  |  Bantamweight

Pound-for-Pound MMA Top 10 Rankings

Men’s and Women’s Combined Pound-for-Pound Rankings