REAL COMBAT MEDIA MMA RANKINGS

Revised By: Real Combat Media MMA Editorial Staff

(Rankings as of 09/17/2018)

Welcome to the Real Combat Media International MMA Rankings. We have one of the best, fairest and non-bias ranking’s system in the sport where include fighters from all major mixed martial arts promotions. If you have any suggestions or feedback on the rankings, please comment below.

Real Combat Media MMA ratings are based on the following criteria.

1. Overall Performance
2. Recent Performance
3. Strength of Opposition

*If a fighter has not competed in a 24 month period, that fighter will be eliminated from the rankings.

MEN’S MMA

RCM MMA Rankings – Heavyweight:

1. Daniel Cormier (20-1) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Stipe Miocic (18-3)
3. Curtis Blaydes (10-1)
4. Alexander Volkov (29-6)
5. Cain Velasquez (14-2)
6. Derrick Lewis (20-5)
7. Francis Ngannou (11-3)
8. Alistair Overeem (43-17)
9. Junior dos Santos (19-5)
10. Oleksiy Oliynyk (53-11)
11. Mark Hunt (13-13)
12. Matt Mitrione (13-5)
13. Marcin Tybura (17-4)
14. Shamil Abdurakhimov (19-4)
15. Josh Barnett (35-8)
16. Roy Nelson (23-15)
17. Tai Tuivasa (8-0)
18. Andrei Arlovski (26-17)

Honorable Mention: Ruslan Magomedov, Stephan Struve

RCM MMA Rankings – Light Heavyweights:

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1. Jon Jones (21-1) “Failed Drug Test For Second Time-“Awaiting Hearing”
2. Daniel Cormier (20-1) “UFC CHAMPION”
3. Alexander Gustafsson (18-4)
4. Ryan Bader (24-5) “BELLATOR CHAMP”
5. Volkan Oezdemir (15-2)
6. Phil Davis (19-4)
7. Glover Teixeira (27-6)
8. Anthony Smith (30-13)
9. Jan Blachowicz (23-7)
10. Jimi Manuwa (17-4)
11. Ilir Latifi (14-5)
12. Ovince St.Preux (23-11)
13. Mauricio Rua (25-10)
14. Linton Vassell (18-6)
15. Misha Cirkunov (13-5)
16. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8)
17. Sam Alvey (33-10)

Honorable Mention: Ilir Nikita Krylov, King Mo, Corey Anderson

RCM MMA Rankings – Middleweights:

1. Robert Whitaker (20-4) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Yoel Romero (13-3)
3. Luke Rockhold (16-4)
4. Gegard Mousasi (44-6-2) “BELLATOR CHAMPION”
5. Chris Weidman (14-3)
6. Kelvin Gastelum (17-3)
7. Ronaldo Souza (23-5)
8. Michael Bisping (30-8) “Retired – Will remove after 6 months.”
9. Anderson Silva (34-8)
10. Paulo Costa (12-0)
11. Israel Adesanya (14-0)
12. Derek Brunson (18-5)
13. Lyoto Machida (24-8)
14. David Branch (21-4)
15. Brad Tavares (17-5)
16. Uriah Hall (13-9)
17. Krzysztof Jotko (19-4)
18. Thales Leites (27-9)
19. Thiago Santos (18-6)
20. Antonio Carlos (10-2)

Honorable Mention: Eryk Anders, Tim Boetsch, Elias Theodorou

RCM MMA Rankings -Welterweight:

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1. Tyron Woodley (19-3-1) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Colby Covington (14-1) “UFC INTERIM CHAMP”
3. Darren Till (17-1-1)
4. Stephen Thompson (14-3-1)
5. Kamaru Usman (13-1)
6. Rafael dos Anjos (28-10)
7. Robbie Lawler (27-12)
8. Rory MacDonald (20-4) “BELLATOR CHAMPION”
9. Demian Maia (25-9)
10. Neil Magny (20-6)
11. Ben Askren (18-0)
12. Santiago Ponzinibbio (26-3)
13. Jorge Masvidal (32-13)
14. Leon Edwards (16-3)
15. Douglas Lima (29-7)
16. Donald Cerrone (33-11)
17. Alex Oliveira (18-5-1)
18. Carlos Condit (30-12)
19. Dong Hyun Kim (22-4-1)
20. Gunnar Nelson (16-3-1)

Honorable Mention: : Michael Page, Jake Shields, Jon Fitch, Matt Brown, Lorenz Larkin, Paul Daley, Emil Weber Meek

RCM MMA Rankings – Lightweights:

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Conor McGregor (20-3)
3. Tony Ferguson (23-3)
4. Dustin Poirier (24-5)
5. Eddie Alvarez (29-6)
6. Kevin Lee (17-3)
7. Justin Gaethje (19-2)
8. Nate Diaz (19-11)
9. Edson Barbosa (19-6)
10. Al Iaquinta (13-4-1)
11. Anthony Pettis (22-7)
12. Brett Primus (8-0) “BELLATOR CHAMPION”
13. Michael Chandler (18-4)
14. Ben Henderson (24-8)
15. Paul Felder (15-4)
16. James Vick (13-2)
17. Michael Chiesa (14-4)
18. Rustam Khabilov (23-3)

Honorable Mention: Beneil Darius, Rashid Magomedov, Jim Miller, Evan Dunham, Zak Ottow,Patricky Freire

RCM MMA Rankings – Featherweights:

1. Max Holloway (19-3) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Brian Ortega (14-0)
3. Jose Aldo (27-4)
4. Frankie Edgar (22-6-1)
5. Jeremy Stephens (28-15)
6. Mirsad Bektic (13-1)
7. Renato Carneiro (13-1)
8. Alexander Volkanovski (18-1
9. Zabit Magomedsharipov (16-1)
10. Josh Emmett (13-2)
11. Cub Swanson (25-10)
12. Ricardo Lamas (18-7)
13. Darren Elkins (24-6)
14. Patricio Freire (27-4) “BELLATOR CHAMPION”
15. Yair Rodriguez (10-2)
16. Korean Zombie (14-4)
17. Myles Jury (17-2)

Honorable Mention: Pat Curran, Doo Ho Choi, Dennis Bermudez, Emmanuel Sanchez

RCM MMA Rankings – Bantamweights:

1. TJ Dillashaw (17-3) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Cody Garbrandt (11-2)
3. Dominick Cruz (22-2)
4. Marlon Moraes (21-5-1)
5. Raphael Assuncao (27-5)
6. Jimmie Rivera (22-2)
7. John Lineker (31-8)
8. Aljamain Sterling (16-3)
9. Cody Stamann (16-2)
10. John Dodson (20-10)
11. Pedro Munhoz (16-3)
12. Bryan Caraway (21-8)
13. Rob Font (15-4)
14. Brett Johns (15-2)

Honorable Mention: Joe Taimanglo, Bibiano Fernandes, Iuri Alcantara, Joe Soto, Renan Barao, Thomas Almeida, Eduardo Dantes,

RCM MMA Rankings – Flyweights:

1. Henry Cejudo (13-2-0) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Demetrious Johnson (27-3-1)
3. Sergio Pettis (17-3)
4. Joseph Benavidez (25-5-0)
5. Kyoji Horiguchi (25-2-0)
6. Deiveson Figueired (15-0)
7. Ray Borg (11-3-0)
8. Jussier Da Silva (21-5)
9. Ben Nguyen (16-7)
10. Tim Eliot (15-8-1)
11. John Moraga (19-6)
12. Dustin Ortiz (18-7)
13. Alexandre Pantoja (19-3)
14. Said Nurmagomedov (12-1)
15. Wilson Reis (22-9-0)
16. Matheus Nicolau (13-2-1)
17. Brandon Moreno (14-5)
18. Magomed Bibulatov (14-1)
19. Ali Bagautinov (18-7)
20. Yuta Sasaki (21-5-2)

Honorable Mention: Zach Makovsky,Louis Smolka, Zhalgas Zhumagulov

WOMEN’S MMA

RCM MMA Rankings – Featherweights:

1. Cristiane Justino (20-1) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Holly Holm (12-4)
3. Julia Budd (11-2)
4. Megan Anderson (8-3)
5. Cindy Dandois (12-3)
6. Talita Nogueira (7-1)
7. Larissa Pacheco (11-2)
8. Pam Sorenson (7-2)
9. Felicia Spencer (5-0)

RCM MMA Rankings – Bantamweights:

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1. Amanda Nunes (16-4) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Ketlen Viera (10-0)
3. Holly Holm (12-4)
4. Raquel Pennington (9-6)
5. Cat Zingano (10-3)
6. Marion Reneau (9-4-1)
7. Sarah Kaufman (20-4)
8. Tonya Evinger (19-6)
9. Germaine de Randamie (7-3)
10. Sara McMann (11-5)
11. Alexis Davis (19-8)
12. Bethe Correia (10-3-1)
13. Liz Carmouche (12-6)

Honorable Mention: Jessica Eye, Katlyn Chookagian, Lina Lansberg

RCM MMA Rankings- Flyweights:

“Under Construction”

1. Valentina Shevchenko (15-3)
2. Katlyn Chookagian (11-1)
3. Liz Carmouche (12-6)
4. Jessica Eye (13-6)
5. Alexis Davis (19-7)
6. Nicco Montaño (4-2)
7. Roxanne Modafferi (22-14)
8. Sijara Eubanks (3-2)
9. Jennifer Maia (15-5-1)
10. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0)
11. Valerie Letourneau (10-6)
12. Paige VanZant (7-4)
13. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz(10-1)
14. Vanessa Porto(18-8)
15. Rin Nakai (20-2-1)

RCM MMA Rankings – Strawweights:

1. Rose Namajunas (9-3) “UFC CHAMPION”
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-2)
3. Jessica Andrade (19-6)
4. Tatiana Suarez (7-0)
5. Claudia Gadelha (16-3)
6. Tecia Torres (10-2)
7. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-3)
8. Carla Esparza (13-5)
9. Livia Renata Souza (11-1)
10. Cynthia Cavillo (6-1)
11. Michelle Waterson (15-6)
12. Felice Herrig (14-7)
13. Cortney Casey (8-6)
14. Nina Anseroff (9-5)
15. Weili Zhang (17-1)
16. Jessica Aguilar (19-6)
17. Virna Jandiroba (14-0)
18. Angela Lee (9-0)
19. Yan Xiaonan (9-1)

RCM MMA Rankings – Atomweights:

1. Ayaka Hamasaki (15-2)
2. Seo Hee Ham (18-8)
3. Kanna Asakura (13-2)
4. Herica Tiburcio (11-4)
5. Jinh Yu Frey(7-3)
6. Mina Kurobe (12-3)
7. Amber Brown (7-4)
8. Naho Sugiyama (12-5)

POUND FOR POUND RANKINGS:

1. Jon Jones
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Conor McGregor
4. Tyron Woodley
5. Georges St. Pierre
6. TJ Dillashaw
7. Max Holloway
8. Khabib Nurmagomedov
9. Stipe Miocic
10. Dominick Cruz
11. Tony Ferguson
12. Robert Whittaker

Honorable Mention: Brian Ortega, Cain Velazquez, Henry Cejudo, Steven Thompson, Darren Till, Cristiane Justino, Yoel Romero, Demetrious Johnson

MMA HISTORICAL RANKINGS

JULY 2013

MMA Rankings-Heavyweight:

1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Antonio Silva
6. Josh Barnett
7. Alistair Overeem
8. Frank Mir
9. Mark Hunt
10. Travis Browne
11. Stipe Miocic

MMA Rankings-Light Heavyweights:

1. Jon Jones
2. Lyoto Machida
3. Alexander Gustafsson
4. Glover Teixeira
5. Rashad Evans
6. Dan Henderson
7. Phil Davis
8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
9. Mauricio Rua
10. Ryan Bader

MMA Rankings-Middleweights:

 1. Chris Weidman
2. Anderson Silva
3. Vitor Belfort
4. Chael Sonnen
5. Michael Bisping
6. Mark Munoz
7. Yushin Okami
8. Costas Philippou
9. Ronaldo Souza 
10. Luke Rockhold

MMA Rankings-Welterweights:

1. George St. Pierre
2. Johny Hendricks
3. Carlos Condit
4. Rory Macdonald
5. Demian Maia
6.  Nick Diaz
7. Jake Ellenberger
8. Ben Askren
9. Martin Kampmann
10. Jake Shields

MMA Rankings-Lightweights

1. Benson Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. TJ Grant
4. Anthony Pettis
5. Michael Chandler
6. Gray Maynard
7. Josh Thomson
8. Nate Diaz
9.  Eddie Alvarez
10. Khabib Nurmagomedov
11. Donald Cerrone

MMA Rankings- Featherweights:

 1. Jose Aldo
2. Ricardo Lamas
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Chad Mendez
5. Pat Curran
6. Cub Swanson
7. Chan Sung Jung
8. Clay Guida
9. Erik Koch
10. Patricio Freire
 
MMA Rankings – Bantamweights:
1. Renan Barão
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Eddie Wineland
5. Bibiano Fernandez
6. Brad Pickett
7. Raphael Assuncao
8. Eduardo Dantas
9. Mike Easton
10. Marlon Moraes
MMA Rankings – Flyweights:
1. Demetrious Johnson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Ian McCall
4. John Dodson
5. John Moraga
6. Darrell Montague
7. Jussier Da Silva
8. Louis Gaudinot
9. John Lineker
10. Tim Elliot

Pound For Pound List

1. Jon Jones
2. Jose Aldo
3. Georges St. Pierre
4. Anderson Silva
5. Chris Weidman 
6. Cain Velasquez
7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Renan Barao
9. Gilbert Melendez
10. Urijah Faber

WOMENS MMA 2013

The Unified Women’s Professional MMA Rankings are assembled each month by a panel of journalists from multiple MMA websites and publications. These rankings were the first women’s mixed martial arts rankings by division and weight class and are considered by most media outlets as the official women’s MMA rankings.

Unified Women’s Pro MMA Rankings – JULY 2013

Featherweights (136-145 pounds)

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1. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (12-1-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC
2. Marloes “Rumina” Coenen (21-6-0) – Invicta FC
3. Ediane “India” Gomes (10-2-0) – Invicta FC
4. Julia “The Jewel” Budd (5-2-0) – Invicta FC
5. Hiroko “Cat’s Eye” Yamanaka (12-3-0, 1 ND) – Invicta FC
6. Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents (2-0-0) – Invicta FC
7. Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan (2-0-0) – CFA
8. Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (3-0-0) – Regional
9. Fiona Muxlow (6-3-0) – Invicta FC
10. Pannie “Banzai” Kianzad (3-0-0) – Regional

Bantamweights (126-135 pounds)

1. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (7-0-0) – UFC
2. Sarah Kaufman (16-2-0) – UFC
3. “Alpha” Cat Zingano (8-0-0) – UFC
4. Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (14-5-0) – UFC
5. Sara McMann (7-0-0) – UFC
6. Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (13-4-0) – UFC
7. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (8-3-0) – UFC
8. Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (15-8-0) – Invicta FC
9. Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (7-3-0) – Invicta FC
10. Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (5-3-1) – Invicta FC

Flyweights (116-125 pounds)

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1. Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (8-2-0) – Invicta FC
2. Jessica “Evil” Eye (10-1-0) – Bellator/NAAFS
3. Michelle “T-Cat” Ould (7-3-0, 2 NC) – Bellator
4. Vanessa Porto (15-6-0) – Invicta FC
5. Jennifer Maia (7-2-1) – Invicta FC
6. Munah “The Perfect Storm” Holland (5-2-0) – Bellator
7. Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto Gurgel (12-3-0) – Invicta FC
8. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (11-6-0) – Regional
9. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (4-0-0) – Regional
10. Brenda “Boom Boom” Gonzales (4-1-0) – KOTC/Pancrase

Strawweights (107-115 pounds)

1. Jessica “Jag” Aguilar (15-4-0) – Bellator
2. Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii (26-2-0) – Bellator/Jewels/VTJ
3. Ayaka Hamasaki (9-0-0) – Jewels/Invicta FC
4. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2-0) – Invicta FC
5. Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4-0) – Bellator
6. Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää (8-0-1) – Invicta FC
7. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (6-0-0) – Invicta FC/Cage Warriors
8. “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi (11-5-1) – Jewels/VTJ
9. Emi “Kamikaze Angel” Fujino (12-6-0) – Jewels/Pancrase
10. Mizuki Inoue (5-1-0) – Jewels/Invicta FC

Atomweights (96-106 pounds)

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1. Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (11-3-0) – Invicta FC
2. Jessica Penne (11-2-0) – Invicta FC
3. Seo Hee Ham (11-5-0) – Jewels/Gladiator
4. Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (8-3-0) – Jewels/Invicta FC
5. Kikuyo Ishikawa (9-3-0) – Jewels/Pancrase
6. Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada (14-8-3) – Jewels
7. Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (9-6-0) – Invicta FC
8. Simona Soukupova (4-2-1) – Invicta FC
9. “Sassy” Cassie Rodish (4-4-0) – Invicta FC
10. Stephanie “Macaquinha” Frausto (4-5-0) – Invicta

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