UFC Fighter Rankings: January 2015

The following are my rankings of the top 16 fighters in each of the UFC’s 10 weight classes. I will update these rankings monthly or after every major event. These are the rankings I use when referring to a fighter’s ranking anywhere in this website.

I determine these rankings using a fighters win loss record, how impressive his wins are and how bad his losses were. This ranking system is subjective as this is not an exact science.

I will be going into more depth in my rankings when I start posting my Ranking Breakdowns for each division.

Women’s Straweight Division (115lbs)

1. Carla Esparza (11-2)
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0)
3. Claudia Gadelha (12-1)
4. Jessica Penne (12-3)
5. Tecia Torres (5-0)
6. Rose Namajuanas (3-2)
7. Joanne Calderwood (9-0)
8. Randa Markos (4-3)
9. Felice Herrig (10-5)
10. Justine Kish (4-0)
11. Heather Jo Clark (7-4)
12. Juliana Lima (7-2)
13. Bec Rawlings (5-4)
14. Paige VanZant (4-1)
15. Lisa Ellis (15-9)
16. Angela Hill (2-0)

Women’s Bantamweight Division (135lbs)

1. Ronda Rousey (10-0)
2. Cat Zingano (9-0)
3. Sarah Kaufman (17-2-1)
4. Sara McMann (8-1)
5. Miesha Tate (15-5)
6. Alexis Davis (16-6)
7. Jessica Eye (11-2)
8. Liz Carmouche (8-5)
9. Amanda Nunes (9-4)
10. Bethe Correia (9-0)
11. Jessica Andrade (12-3)
12. Lauren Murphy (8-1)
13. Julianna Peña (6-2)
14. Shayna Baszler (15-9)
15. Holly Holm (7-0)
16. Leslie Smith (7-6-1)

Flyweight Division (125lbs)

1. Demetrious Johnson (21-2-1)
2. Joseph Benavidez (21-4)
3. John Dodson (17-6)
4. Ian McCall (13-4-1)
5. Jussier Formiga (17-3)
6. John Moraga (16-3)
7. Ali Bagautinov (13-3)
8. John Lineker (24-7)
9. Kyoji Horiguchi (15-1)

10. Chris Cariaso (17-6)
11. Wilson Reis (19-5)
12. Zach Makovsky (18-5)
13. Tim Elliot (10-5-1)
14. Dustin Ortiz (14-4)
15. Justin Scoggins (9-2)
16. Scott Jorgensen (15-10)

Bantamweight Division (135lbs)

  1. TJ Dillashaw (12-2)
  2. Renan Barao (35-2)
  3. Dominick Cruz (20-1)
  4. Urijah Faber (32-7)
  5. Rafael Assuncao (23-4)
  6. Michael McDonald (16-3)
  7. Iuri Alcantara (31-5-1)
  8. Takeya Mizugaki (20-8-2)
  9. Joe Soto (15-3)
  10. Johnny Eduardo (27-9)
  11. Eddie Wineland (21-10-1)
  12. Francisco Rivera (10-4)
  13. Bryan Caraway (19-8)
  14. Mitch Gagnon (12-3)
  15. Masanori Kanehara (24-11-1)
  16. Alex Caceres (10-7)

Featherweight Division (145lbs)

  1. Jose Aldo (25-1)
  2. Chad Mendes (16-2)
  3. Frankie Edgar (17-4-1)
  4. Ricardo Lamas (15-3)
  5. Cub Swanson (21-6)
  6. Conor McGregor (16-2)
  7. Dustin Poirier (16-4)
  8. Dennis Bermudez (15-4)
  9. Charles Oliveira (19-4)
  10. Nik Lentz (27-6-2)
  11. Dennis Siver (22-9-1)
  12. Jeremy Stephens (23-11)
  13. Max Holloway (11-3)
  14. Clay Guida (31-12)
  15. Thiago Tavares (23-5-1)
  16. Hacran Dias (22-3-1)

Lightweight Division (155lbs)

  1. Anthony Pettis (18-2)
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0)
  3. Rafael Dos Anjos (23-7)
  4. Donald Cerrone (26-6-1)
  5. Ben Henderson (21-4)
  6. Gilbert Melendez (22-4)
  7. Eddie Alvarez (25-4)
  8. Edson Barboza (15-2)
  9. Myles Jury (15-1)
  10. Bobby Green (23-6)
  11. Josh Thompson (20-7-1)
  12. Nate Diaz (18-10)
  13. Michael Johnson (16-8)
  14. Jim Miller (24-4-1)
  15. Jorge Masvidal (28-8)
  16. Al Iaquinta (10-3-1)

Welterweight Division (170lbs)

  1. Robbie Lawler (25-10)
  2. Johny Hendricks (16-3)
  3. Rory McDonald (18-2)
  4. Tyron Woodley (14-3)
  5. Carlos Condit (29-8)
  6. Hector Lombard (35-4-1)
  7. Matt Brown (21-12)
  8. Kelvin Gastelum (11-0)
  9. Damian Maia (19-6)
  10. Jake Ellenberger (29-9)
  11. Rick Story (18-8)
  12. Don Hyun Kim (19-3-2)
  13. Tarec Saffiedine (15-4)
  14. Jordan Mein (29-9)
  15. Thiago Alves (25-9)
  16. Erick Silva (17-5-1)

Middleweight Division (185lbs)

  1. Chris Weidman (12-0)
  2. Anderson Silva (33-6)
  3. Jacare Souza (21-3)
  4. Lyoto Machida (22-5)
  5. Vitor Belfort (24-10)
  6. Luke Rockhold (13-2)
  7. Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2)
  8. Yoel Romero (9-1)
  9. Tim Kennedy (18-5)
  10. Michael Bisping (26-7)
  11. Thales Leites (24-4)
  12. CB Dollaway (16-7)
  13. Mark Munoz (13-5)
  14. Costa Philippou (13-4)
  15. Tim Boetch (18-7)
  16. Brad Tavares (13-4)

LightHeavyweight Division (205lbs)

  1. Jon Jones (21-1)
  2. Alexander Gustafsson (16-2)
  3. Daniel Cormier (15-1)
  4. Rashad Evans (24-3-1)
  5. Anthony Johnson (18-4)
  6. Phil Davis (13-2-1)
  7. Glover Teixeira (22-4)
  8. Ryan Bader (19-4)
  9. Ovice St. Preux (17-6)
  10. Rampage Jackson (35-11)
  11. Dan Henderson (30-12)
  12. Maurico Rua (22-10)
  13. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6)
  14. Jimi Manuwa (14-1)
  15. Rafael Cavalcante (12-5-1)
  16. Fabio Maldonado (22-7)

Heavyweight Division (265lbs)

  1. Cain Velasquez (13-1)
  2. Junior Dos Santos (17-3)
  3. Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1)
  4. Stipe Miocic (12-2)
  5. Travis Browne (17-2-1)
  6. Mark Hunt (10-9-1)
  7. Josh Barnett (33-7)
  8. Andrei Arlovski (23-10-1)
  9. Antonio Silva (16-6-1)
  10. Ben Rothwell (34-9)
  11. Alistair Overeem (38-14-1)
  12. Frank Mir (16-9)
  13. Roy Nelson (21-10)
  14. Matt Mitrione (9-3)
  15. Antonio Nogeira (34-9-2)
  16. Gabriel Gonzaga (16-9)

Let me know what you think of the rankings!

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