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Information about the Fightmatrix MMA Rankings
Current MMA Professional Fighter Rankings — unbiased, objective, software-generated. Updated weekly, with up to 650 fighters listed per weight division.
The rankings on this site are software generated, produced by a proprietary engine (CIRRS – Combat Intelli-Rating and Ranking System) and are based only on official results. There is no human intervention involved, which means that all bouts are considered in chronological order to determine the current rankings. The idea is to provide a list that is comparable to the “popular thought” without bias. However, there are some prediction-based elements. So in summary, you could say the system is a hybrid of popular thought and prediction analysis.
The following notes are important to consider when viewing the rankings.
- These are CURRENT rankings. The more recent a result, the more impact it has on a fighter’s ranking.
- A fighter must have a professional MMA bout in the previous 450 days to be listed.
- As of 11/01/2009, current ranking points are division-adjusted. They were never and are still not division-specific. Some adjustments are made on a per-division basis to protect against inexperienced divisional outliers. The exact adjustment varies depending on divisions, recent division-specific performances and direction moved, but a male fighter moving up one division will lose approximately 17%. Male fighters will gain approximately 17% upon moving down a division. This percentage varies slightly depending on the divisions in question as well as other factors. The factor is approximately 1/2 stronger for female fighters.
- A fighter can only appear in one division at a time and is almost always placed in the division in which they last fought. It is rare, but sometimes we make exceptions if we feel that the move is temporary and the fighter accomplishes nothing there (Example: Matt Lindland jumping two divisions to lose to Fedor).
- The winner is always placed above the loser, regardless of the outcome.
- A bout’s winner can lose points, if for example, they only manage a close win over a much lower rated fighter. In addition, the loser will gain points in this scenario.
- There is a special factor involved in championship bouts for certain organizations and divisions. Historically, inclusion has been dependent on those that ensure that top-ranked competition within the respective fighter pools (typically East / West) vie for the titles on a consistent basis, which meant a maximum of 2 titles per division at any given point. This was restricted to titles competed for in divisions governed by a clear organizational leader in this division and fighter pool, where there was also clear divisional competition from other organizations in said division & pool. Moving forward from 2013, this will be restricted to 1 per division regardless of pool unless grandfathered in. This is due to the increased length of the matches, opposition obligations, and prestige of the lineage. It also helps with problems caused by global talent pool separation and assists in data confirmation. The factor applies to historical PRIDE title bouts, King of Pancrase Open-weight (until Mezger vacates), RINGS Absolute/Open-Weight Tournament Finals (until PRIDE HW title is created), Shooto (115,123,132,143), DREAM (155,185), Strike Force Women (135,145), Invicta Women (105,125,145 pre-UFC only), UFC Women (115,125,135,145), Tachi (125 / pre-UFC only), RIZIN (105). This factor CAN (but not always) result in a higher amount of combined total points. This factor was strongest prior to 2006, but has been weakened progressively since due to the decreased need as part of the reasoning for the bonus is being phased out as the pools of fighters intermingle on a more consistent basis.
- A ranked fighter may appear to lose or gain points for no reason at all. The reasons for this may include: historical bout additions & changes and/or quality performance decay penalties.
- Injury-related TKOs are not treated differently then standard TKOs. A TKO is a TKO.
- Rather than being overly concerned with the actual placement of the fighters, take a look at their points. Often times, the point differences between two rankings are very slim, and this means that their placements are really a “toss up”.
- Community adjustments will be made at the start of every half-year, starting with 2012, that will control country populations that have a propensity of being over- or underrated. Confirmation will be based on retroactive analysis of prior data. Partial adjustment will be made retroactively to past years.
- Post-rating blocking is now used to prevent losing fighters from passing above the rank of fighters who recently beat them, unless they fulfill certain requirements. Remaining blocks expire after 540 days.
- Fighters cannot be rated more than three times above the adjusted current rating of the highest rated fighter in which they beat or 1/3rd higher than that rating of the highest rated fighter in which they drew with in the past 1080 days within their current division — max penalty of 1/3rd and final rating cannot be less than 3x the starter rating. Partial credit is given in cases where close losses to quality fighters are present. This does not apply to generated ratings prior to 2004. There is also a reciprocal version of this that handles the opposite situation, but only in extreme circumstances.
- “Hometown ceiling” is in place for those in countries w/sufficient data and observed home advantages that have very little reach outside of the respective populations (aka: hardly anyone highly ranked seems to leave). Factor is very similar to the one explained above for divisional outliers.
- “Low connection” rating protection implemented on 2/23/2020 (retroactive to 2004), will ensure that fighters over 3x the starter rating fighting exclusively in very small populations have reduced rating inflation potential.
- Starting 12/14/2013, all “The Ultimate Fighter” professional exhibition bouts will be considered retroactively in the Current MMA rankings. These bouts will affect ratings at a slightly reduced amount in comparison to professional non-exhibition bouts. These bouts will not be considered in all-time rankings and bouts will not cause fighters to move divisions unless the TUF season definitively results in a new divisional champion.
All-Time MMA Rankings
Computerized All-Time Mixed Martial Arts Rankings
The all-time rankings reflect the overall careers of MMA fighters. When observing these lists, it is important to consider the following:
- All-time rankings are division-specific, whereas the current rankings are division-adjusted. Therefore, a fighter CAN be ranked in more than one division.
- Longevity at or near the top of the division plays a huge role in where a fighter is ranked. All of the rankings are career-long. Only extreme cases of past-prime bad performances are not completely excused from the rankings. Divisional strength is also a large factor in accumulating all-time ranking points.
- Head-to-head results have a minor, but direct effect.
- These rankings are not updated as often as the current rankings. Please check the last updated date at the top of the page.
- The nature of the rankings requires them for the most part, to be “slow” in reacting to actions made by current fighters. Think ‘rolling average’, versus immediate change when looking for effects from recent fights.
- Fluctuations in the position of active fighters may be a frequent occurrence. This is merely due to how these rankings are calculated. However, fluctuations may also accompany mathematical revisions or data updates.
- Early Pancrase (pre-late 2000) bouts and many non-UFC bouts (pre-1999) were open-weight. Due to the impact of these matches, the “credit” is assigned to fighters within the division that these fighters would’ve competed in had there been a more comprehensive divisional structure. Surrounding data (in terms of chronology) is analyzed to determine a division. If one cannot be definitively determined, the credit will be assigned to the fighter for Heavyweight+.
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Derrick Lewis To Take On Miocic – Ngannou Winner
Texas heavyweight Derrick Lewis is in line to take on the winner of the Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou contest at UFC 260. Ngannou is the favorite in the Miocic – Ngannou odds so it could be the challenger who ends the bout with the belt.
Lewis has a record of 25-7 following his victory over Curtis Blaydes. He earned the performance of the Night for that knockout punch which came in the second round of the fight. It was his fourth straight victory inside the octagon.
The Black Beast has only fought for the UFC heavyweight title once before. He lost to Daniel Cormier in 2018 at UFC 230, succumbing to a rear-naked choke. He is a much better fighter now though, so if he did get a shot at Miocic or Ngannou, he would be in with an excellent chance of taking the crown this time.
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou 2 (2021-03-27)
Heavyweight Championship (265)
[#1/#2DD/#2P4P] Stipe Miocic (20-3-0, +107) vs. [#2] Francis Ngannou (15-3-0, -131)
Stipe Miocic is the All-Time #3 ranked Heavyweight and #14 ranked Absolute fighter.
Francis Ngannou is the All-Time #25 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Last 3 Fights: Stipe Miocic (2-1-0)
2020-08-15: W vs. [*] Daniel Cormier (22-3-0) via UD (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
2019-08-17: W vs. [*] Daniel Cormier (22-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:09 of round 4
2018-07-07: L vs. [*] Daniel Cormier (22-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:33 of round 1
Last 3 Fights: Francis Ngannou (3-0-0)
2020-05-09: W vs. [#7HW+] Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:20 of round 1
2019-06-29: W vs. [#9HW+] Junior dos Santos (21-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:11 of round 1
2019-02-17: W vs. [*] Cain Velasquez (14-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:26 of round 1
|System||Favorite||Rating||Rating Diff||Win %|
|Betting Odds||Francis Ngannou||-131||53.99%|
|Elo K170||Stipe Miocic||2402.41||+231.63||74.23%|
|Elo Modified||Stipe Miocic||2381.36||+226.19||72.91%|
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Stipe Miocic 224 , Francis Ngannou 322
Previous Match-up Record: Stipe Miocic leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 3 win(s) against common opposition.
[#8] Tyron Woodley (19-6-1, +212) vs. [#12] Vicente Luque (19-7-1, -267)
Tyron Woodley is the All-Time #3 ranked Welterweight and #27 ranked Absolute fighter.
Last 3 Fights: Tyron Woodley (0-3-0)
2020-09-19: L vs. [#2WW] Colby Covington (16-2-0) via TKO (Rib Injury) in 1:19 of round 5
2020-05-30: L vs. [#4WW] Gilbert Burns (19-4-0) via UD (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
2019-03-02: L vs. [#1WW/#1DD/#1P4P] Kamaru Usman (18-1-0) via UD (50-44, 50-45, 50-44)
Last 3 Fights: Vicente Luque (2-1-0)
2020-08-01: W vs. [#45WW] Randy Brown (12-4-0) via KO (Knee and Punches) in 4:56 of round 2
2020-05-09: W vs. [#44WW] Niko Price (14-4-0) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage in 3:37 of round 3
2019-11-02: L vs. [#6WW] Stephen Thompson (16-4-1) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)
|System||Favorite||Rating||Rating Diff||Win %|
|Betting Odds||Vicente Luque||-267||69.41%|
|Elo K170||Tyron Woodley||2060.55||+92.96||60.46%|
|Elo Modified||Tyron Woodley||2024.03||+75.56||58.19%|
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Tyron Woodley 189 , Vicente Luque 238
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Tyron Woodley leads 1-0
[#35] Sean OMalley (12-1-0, -311) vs. [#282] Thomas Almeida (22-4-0, +243)
Last 3 Fights: Sean OMalley (2-1-0)
2020-08-15: L vs. [#16BW] Marlon Vera (17-7-1) via TKO (Elbows and Punches) in 4:40 of round 1
2020-06-06: W vs. [#75BW] Eddie Wineland (24-15-1) via KO (Punch) in 1:54 of round 1
2020-03-07: W vs. [#117BW] Jose Alberto Quinonez (8-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:02 of round 1
Last 3 Fights: Thomas Almeida (0-3-0)
2020-10-17: L vs. [#79BW] Jonathan Martinez (13-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-01-20: L vs. [#5BW] Rob Font (18-4-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 2:24 of round 2
2017-07-22: L vs. [#14BW] Jimmie Rivera (23-5-0) via UD (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
|System||Favorite||Rating||Rating Diff||Win %|
|Betting Odds||Sean OMalley||-311||72.19%|
|Elo K170||Sean OMalley||1664.20||+175.96||69.08%|
|Elo Modified||Sean OMalley||1697.20||+155.50||66.39%|
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sean OMalley 224 , Thomas Almeida 161
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.