The Tapology Consensus MMA Rankings

The Top Fan Favorite MMA Fighters

Create Your Ranking

Close

Who are your favorite cagefighters?

Tapology's ranking of your favorite MMA fighters compiles each member's list of the fighters you'll live or die for, the ones you'll never miss out on watching, and those whose careers you've tracked since the very start. Create YOUR own ranking today.

Ranking last updated about 3 hours ago  |  Discuss Ranking  |  Contributors

  1. 1

    Anthony "Showtime" Pettis mmaweekly.com
    Anthony Pettis
    "Showtime"
    17-2-0
  2. 2

    "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit mmaweekly.com
    Carlos Condit
    "The Natural Born Killer"
    29-8-0
  3. 3

    Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos mmaweekly.com
    Junior Dos Santos
    "Cigano"
    16-3-0
  4. 4

    "The Notorious" Conor McGregor
    Conor McGregor
    "The Notorious"
    16-2-0
  5. 5

    Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone mmaweekly.com
    Donald Cerrone
    "Cowboy"
    25-6-0, 1 NC
  6. 6

    Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt mmaweekly.com
    Mark Hunt
    "Super Samoan"
    10-8-1
  7. 7

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Anderson Silva
    "The Spider"
    33-6-0
  8. 8

    Nick Diaz mmaweekly.com
    Nick Diaz
    26-9-0, 1 NC
  9. 9

    "The California Kid" Urijah Faber mmaweekly.com
    Urijah Faber
    "The California Kid"
    31-7-0
  10. 10

    Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson mmaweekly.com
    Alexander Gustafsson
    "The Mauler"
    16-2-0

11+

  1. Cain Velasquez | 13-1-0
  2. "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko | 34-4-0, 1 NC
  3. "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung | 13-4-0
  4. José Aldo "Junior" | 24-1-0
  5. Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida | 21-5-0
  6. Maurício "Shogun" Rua | 22-9-0
  7. Dan "Hendo" Henderson | 30-12-0
  8. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler | 24-10-0, 1 NC
  9. Chris "All American" Weidman | 12-0-0
  10. Jon "Bones" Jones | 20-1-0

  11. Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon | 24-9-0
  12. BJ "The Prodigy" Penn | 16-10-2
  13. Chael Sonnen | 28-14-1
  14. Frankie "The Answer" Edgar | 17-4-1
  15. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  16. "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey | 10-0-0
  17. Nate Diaz | 17-9-0
  18. Roy "Big Country" Nelson | 20-10-0
  19. Matt "The Immortal" Brown | 19-12-0
  20. "El Guapo" Bas Rutten | 28-4-1

  21. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell | 21-8-0
  22. "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva | 35-12-1, 1 NC
  23. Gunnar "Gunny" Nelson | 13-0-1
  24. Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier | 16-4-0
  25. Cub Swanson | 21-5-0
  26. Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort | 24-10-0
  27. Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov | 22-0-0
  28. Forrest Griffin | 19-7-0
  29. Daniel "DC" Cormier | 15-0-0
  30. Ronaldo "Jacaré" Souza | 21-3-0, 1 NC

  31. "The Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba | 26-16-2, 1 NC
  32. "Smooth" Benson Henderson | 21-4-0
  33. Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall | 13-4-1
  34. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson | 35-11-0
  35. Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira | 34-9-1, 1 NC
  36. Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez | 25-7-0
  37. "The Warmaster" Josh Barnett | 33-7-0
  38. Rich "Ace" Franklin | 29-7-0, 1 NC
  39. "Sugar" Rashad Evans | 19-3-1
  40. Alistair "The Reem" Overeem | 37-14-0, 1 NC

  41. Michael "The Count" Bisping | 25-6-0
  42. "Lightning" Hector Lombard | 34-4-1, 1 NC
  43. Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz | 20-1-0
  44. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC
  45. T.J. Dillashaw | 11-2-0
  46. Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi | 35-5-2
  47. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic | 29-11-2, 1 NC
  48. Rory "Ares " MacDonald | 17-2-0
  49. Demian Maia | 19-6-0
  50. Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks | 16-2-0

  51. Jim Miller | 24-5-0, 1 NC
  52. Randy "The Natural" Couture | 19-11-0
  53. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-5-0, 1 NC
  54. "The Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi | 35-10-0, 1 NC
  55. Renan "The Baron" Barão | 32-2-0, 1 NC
  56. Eddie "The Silent Assassin" Alvarez | 25-4-0
  57. Joseph "The Beefcake" Benavidez | 20-4-0
  58. Matt Hughes | 45-9-0
  59. Chris "The Crippler" Leben | 22-11-0
  60. Pat "HD" Barry | 8-7-0

  61. Clay "The Carpenter" Guida | 31-15-0
  62. Chris "Lights Out" Lytle | 31-18-5
  63. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves | 20-9-0
  64. Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki | 36-6-0, 1 NC
  65. Brock Lesnar | 5-3-0
  66. Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve | 25-6-0
  67. Michael "Mayday" McDonald | 16-3-0
  68. Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez | 22-3-0
  69. "Alpha" Cat Zingano | 9-0-0
  70. Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard | 32-13-2, 2 NC

  71. Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero | 9-1-0
  72. Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira | 18-4-0, 1 NC
  73. Frank Mir | 16-9-0
  74. Chad "Money" Mendes | 16-1-0
  75. Luke Rockhold | 12-2-0
  76. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  77. Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski | 23-10-0, 1 NC
  78. John "The Magician" Dodson | 16-6-0
  79. Edson "Junior" Barboza | 14-2-0
  80. Glover Teixeira | 22-3-0

  81. "The American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar | 15-8-0
  82. Brandon "Rukus" Thatch | 11-1-0
  83. Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson | 16-7-0, 1 NC
  84. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz | 17-11-1
  85. Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares | 16-6-0
  86. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson | 18-4-0
  87. Shane "The Engineer" Carwin | 12-2-0
  88. Don "The Predator" Frye | 20-9-1, 1 NC
  89. Jordan "Young Gun" Mein | 29-9-0
  90. Alan "The Talent" Belcher | 18-8-0

Ranking Contributors

Tapology Consensus Rankings

As community members update their rankings, the consensus list will react in real-time. For Favorite Fighters, the 100 most-recently updated member lists will be included.

  • MMA Junkie : Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Carlos Junior scheduled for UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil
  • MMAFighting.com : Uriah Hall hoping for December fight against Costas Philippou
  • Middle Easy : Werdum may have his capoiera, but Cain Velasquez has some fresh B-boy moves
  • Middle Easy : Fight Nights Russia had the best drumming sequence in MMA since Dream 16
  • MMA Junkie : UFN 53 headliner Gunnar Nelson: In my mind, I'm two fights away from title shot
  • Middle Easy : If you fought Forrest Griffin on ice skates, he'd still beat you, but it wouldn't be easy for him
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Releases Full Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero Backstage Argument Video
  • Middle Easy : This is the greatest hoodie in the history of MMA. Thanks, Sakuraba
  • MMAFighting.com : Forrest Griffin tries, fails to skate with Swedish hockey club
  • Middle Easy : A Lesson in Street MMA: Don't get choked out amidst the mountains of British Columbia
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Extended footage of Tim Kennedy, Yoel Romero's UFC 178 backstage encounter
  • MMAFighting.com : Emanuel Newton headlines Bellator 130 with title defense
  • MMAFighting.com : Patrick Cummins meets TUF: Brazil 3 winner Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Fight Night 58
  • MMAFighting.com : Tim Kennedy, Yoel Romero full post-fight UFC 178 exchange
  • MMA Junkie : MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Gilbert Melendez, Jorge Masvidal, Chad Laprise, Jesse Taylor
  • MMA Weekly : Having Felt the Heat of the Bright Lights, Jason Saggo Ready to Stake UFC Claim
  • MMA Junkie : Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #1815 with Gunnar Nelson, Rick Story, Cathal Pendred, Jon Fitch
  • MMAFighting.com : How to win (or lose) a one-night MMA tournament: Chael Sonnen
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 181's Todd Duffee talks return from neurological disorder
  • MMAFighting.com : How to win (or lose) a one-night MMA tournament