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. Khabib Nurmagomedov (7)

  5. Demetrious Johnson (4)

  6. Stipe Miocic (5)

  7. Tyron Woodley (NR)

  8. Cris Cyborg (6)

  9. TJ Dillashaw  (8)

  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