UFC Pound For Pound Rankings: Who Are the Top 15?

The UFC keeps a constant up to date listing of the best pound for pound fighters in the company, but who are the top 10 right now?

Several prominent names across the different weight classes make an appearance on the list, with the Champions taking up the top 6.

The ‘shocks’ on the list tend to appear beyond the top 7, with some names that maybe aren’t even the #1 contender in their respective classes.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Pound for Pound Rankings in the UFC, according to the official site and rankings.

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Apr 23, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; UFC president Dana White (white shirt) stands between Kamaru Usman (L) and Jorge Masvidal (R) during weigh-ins for UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Pound For Pound Rankings

It’s usually the case that the most dominant Champion in the Octagon is the reigning Pound For Pound king, and that is the case with the current rankings dated Friday 4th March 2022.

It’s not surprising that Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is the current reigning Pound For Pound great, with the 170-pound fighter having nearly cleared out his entire division.

Here is the current pound for pound rankings for the UFC:

  • 15 – Jan Blachowicz
  • 14 – Robert Whittaker
  • 13 – Brandon Moreno
  • 12 – Deiveson Figueredo 
  • 11 – Stipe Miocic
  • 10 – Glover Texeira 
  • 9 – Petr Yan
  • 8 – Dustin Poirier
  • 7 – Jon Jones
  • 6 – Max Holloway
  • 5 – Charles Oliveira 
  • 4 – Francis Ngannou
  • 3 – Alexander Volkanovski
  • 2 – Israel Adesanya
  • 1 – Kamaru Usman

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We will update this page as and when the rankings fluctuate across the year, although it is certainly going to take some doing to take Usman off of his perch at the top of the UFC mountain.

Speaking back in September 2021 to TSN, UFC President Dana White discussed why he sees Usman as the best fighter in the company.

He said: “When you talk about Usman—Usman is without a doubt the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world right now.

“I mean when you look at what this guy has done and how he’s done it. Not just who he’s fought but what he’s done to the people he’s fought.

“[Jorge] Masvidal twice, Gilbert Burns, Colby Covington, Tyron Woodley, [Rafael dos Anjos], [Demian] Maia, Leon Edwards. Pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.”

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