Elo Ratings

These ratings are based on the Elo rating system designed for chess and other zero sum games.

There are two variables set for this implementation of the Elo system;

  • Starting Elo: 1000
  • K Factor: 112

The starting elo is the initial rating that a new player gets when they enter the system. The K factor is the maximum rating change per game.

This system works by calculating the expected outcome of a contest based on the current rating of the two fighters and then comparing this to the actual outcome. Once this has been done, a number of points will be taken from the loser's rating and added to the winner's rating. The closer to the expected outcome, the fewer points that are allocated.

New points only enter the system when a new fighter has their first fight and they only leave the system when a fighter retires.

These ratings exclude fighters who have not fought within the last 18 months.

For more information on the elo rating system, you can read the Wikipedia page on the topic.


Key
Currently active and at their highest rating.
Currently active but not at their highest rating.
Inactive fighter.

Please be aware that these ratings are calculated pound-for-pound, not per weight class. Fighters who recently switched weight class have ratings based primarily on having competed in their previous class and are not adjusted to their new class.


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# Name Rating Record Promotion Gender Peak Date Weight Class
1 Georges St. Pierre Rush 2068.5 26-2 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 04 Nov 2017 170
2 Jon Jones Bones 2061.5 25-1 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 06 Jul 2019 205
3 Daniel Cormier DC 2031.6 22-2 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 03 Nov 2018 265
4 Khabib Nurmagomedov The Eagle 2007.9 28-0 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 07 Sep 2019 155
5 Anderson Silva The Spider 1983.9 34-10 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 13 Oct 2012 185
6 Max Holloway Blessed 1973.5 22-4 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 08 Dec 2018 145, 155
7 Tony Ferguson El Cucuy 1968.8 28-3 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 08 Jun 2019 155
8 Tyron Woodley The Chosen One 1957 21-4-1 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 08 Sep 2018 170
9 Ryan Bader Darth 1955.5 30-5 (1) Bellator MMA Male 26 Jan 2019 265
10 Dustin Poirier The Diamond 1948.4 28-6 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 13 Apr 2019 155
11 Gegard Mousasi The Dreamcatcher 1947.4 46-8-1 Bellator MMA Male 29 Sep 2018 185
12 Fedor Emelianenko The Last Emperor 1945.1 40-6 (1) Bellator MMA Male 07 Nov 2009 265
13 Stipe Miocic 1931.5 24-3 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 17 Aug 2019 265
14 Patricio Pitbull 1931.5 30-4 Bellator MMA Male 28 Sep 2019 145, 155
15 Kamaru Usman The Nigerian Nightmare 1927.7 17-1 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 02 Mar 2019 170
16 Demetrious Johnson Mighty Mouse 1922 32-3-1 ONE Championship Male 07 Oct 2017 125, 135
17 Donald Cerrone Cowboy 1919.1 36-13 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 10 Dec 2016 155, 170
18 Rafael dos Anjos RDA 1918 28-12 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 19 Dec 2015 170
19 José Aldo Junior 1908.7 28-5 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 25 Oct 2014 145
20 Anthony Johnson Rumble 1898.3 22-6 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Aug 2016 170, 205
21 Robbie Lawler Ruthless 1898.1 29-14 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 02 Jan 2016 170
22 Kyoji Horiguchi 1897 30-3 RIZIN Fighting Federation Male 14 Jun 2019 125, 135
23 Eddie Alvarez The Underground King 1896.8 30-7 (1) ONE Championship Male 07 Jul 2016 155, 170
24 Israel Adesanya The Last Stylebender 1894.7 18-1 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 05 Oct 2019 185
25 Robert Whittaker The Reaper 1893.5 20-5 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 09 Jun 2018 185