Lineal Rankings

These rankings are inspired by the lineal titles in which the only way to win the title is to beat the current title holder.

If a lower ranked fighter beats a higher ranked fighter, they move one spot above them. If the higher ranked fighter wins, the rankings remain unchanged.

If a fight results in a draw, the lower ranked fighter is moved up to the spot immediately below the higher ranked fighter.

These rankings are not weight class specific and therefore it is effectively impossible to reach the top of the rankings without competing at heavyweight in the UFC.

To prevent people retiring as the top ranked fighter and therefore never being replaced, fighters are excluded from the rankings if they have not fought in 18 months. If they return to competition however, they regain their positition in the rankings from before they took time off.

For more information on lineal championships, you can read the Wikipedia page on the topic.


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 Record Promotion Gender Last Fight Weight Class
1 ▲+1 Stipe Miocic 24-3 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 17 Aug 2019 265
2 ▼-1 Daniel Cormier DC 22-2 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 17 Aug 2019 265
3 Francis N'Gannou The Predator 14-3 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 29 Jun 2019 265
4 Junior dos Santos Cigano 21-6 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 29 Jun 2019 265
5 Derrick Lewis The Black Beast 22-7 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 09 Mar 2019 265
6 Curtis Blaydes Razor 13-2 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 23 Mar 2019 265
7 Alistair Overeem The Demolition Man 45-17 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Apr 2019 265
8 Alexander Volkov Drago 30-7 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 06 Oct 2018 265
9 Fabrício Werdum Vai Cavalo 23-8 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 17 Mar 2018 265
10 Cain Velasquez 14-3 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 17 Feb 2019 265
11 Shamil Abdurakhimov Abrek 20-4 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Apr 2019 265
12 Marcin Tybura Tybur 17-5 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Apr 2019 265
13 Blagoy Ivanov Baga 18-2 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 08 Jun 2019 265
14 Tai Tuivasa Bam Bam 8-2 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 08 Jun 2019 265
15 Walt Harris The Big Ticket 15-7 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Jul 2019 265
16 Augusto Sakai 13-1-1 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 27 Apr 2019 265
17 Andrei Arlovski The Pitbull 28-19 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Jul 2019 265
18 Alexey Oleinik The Boa Constrictor 58-13-1 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 20 Jul 2019 265
19 Justin Willis Big Pretty 9-3 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 23 Mar 2019 265
20 Mark Hunt Super Samoan 13-14-1 (1) Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 01 Dec 2018 265
21 Ryan Bader Darth 30-5 Bellator MMA Male 26 Jan 2019 265
22 Fedor Emelianenko The Last Emperor 40-6 (1) Bellator MMA Male 26 Jan 2019 265
23 Javy Ayala Eye Candy 11-7 Bellator MMA Male 14 Dec 2018 265
24 Frank Mir 18-13 Bellator MMA Male 14 Dec 2018 265
25 Stefan Struve Skyscraper 26-10 Ultimate Fighting Championship Male 23 Feb 2019 265