UFC Rankings

Weightclass Ranking

The UFC establishes classifications by weight category male and female.

Weight-class ranking at UFC is determined as follow:

  • The champion and interim champion are de facto at the top of their respective weight-class ranking
  • Only fighters in active status in the UFC are ranked
  • A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time
  • Ranking is generated based upon the feeling of a panel made up of media members

Pound-for-Pound Ranking

The UFC also establishes a ranking called Pound-for-Pound, that is, by offsetting, "in imagination", the weight advantage and then mixing all male and female fighters.


Below is the list of panelists who vote to establish the UFC weight-classes and "Pound-for-Pound" rankings.

Andreas HaleFightNews
Ariel ShnererFight Network
Brian HemmingerMMA Oddsbreaker
Bruno MassamiGazeta Esportiva
Christoffer Espingbursprak.se
David BrownCherokee Scout
Eddie PappaniKIOZ San Diego
Grant GordonBurbank Leader
Jeff CainMMAWeekly.com
Ken PishnaMMAWeekly.com
Rob DeMelloKHON Honolulu
Romain Cadotvladusport.com
Steve JefferyCFMU 93.3 FM
Steve JuonWrestling Observer