The MMA Freak rankings are voted on by members of the writing staff. Note that fighters who are serving drug related suspensions, have been inactive for twelve months or have recently retired are currently ineligible:

Top 10 MMA P4P Fighters (5/31/19)

1) Jon Jones (1)
2) Daniel Cormier (2)
3) Henry Cejudo (3)
4) Amanda Nunes (4)
5) Khabib Nurmagomedov (5)
6) Valentina Shevchenko (6)
7) Kamaru Usman (7)
8) Israel Adesanya (8)
9) Dustin Poirier (9)
10) Max Holloway (10)

Honorable Mentions

Cristiane Justino, Ryan Bader, Demetrious Johnson, Jessica Andrade, Tatiana Suarez

*TJ Dillashaw and Robert Whittaker are both ineligible for the rankings due to a drug suspension and inactivity respectively.

Top 10 MMA Flyweights (5/31/19)

1) Henry Cejudo (1) 
2) Demetrious Johnson (2)
3) Jussier da Silva (3)
4) Joseph Benavidez (4)
5) Dustin Ortiz (5)
6) Deiveson Figueiredo (6)
7) Jose Torres (7)
8) Jarred Brooks (8)
9) John Moraga (9)
10) Alexandre Pantoja (10)

Honorable Mentions

Jordan Espinosa, Roberto Sanchez, Hector Sandoval, Wilson Reis, Brandon Moreno

*Marcos Beltran, Louis Gaudinot, Yao Zhikui, Darrell Montague, Willie Gates, Danny Martinez, Zach Makovsky, Ryan Benoit, and Ashkan Mokhtarian are all ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity. Henry Cejudo is ranked as both a flyweight and bantamweight, however he is an exception to the one weight class per fighter rankings rule.

Top 10 MMA Bantamweights (5/31/19)

1) Henry Cejudo (N/A)
2) Marlon Moraes (1)
3) Raphael Assuncao (2)
4) Aljamain Sterling (3)
5) Pedro Munhoz (5)
6) Cody Garbrandt (6)
7) Kyoji Horiguchi (7)
8) Cory Sandhagen (9)
9) Petr Yan (N/A)
10) Jimmie Rivera (4)

Honorable Mentions

John Lineker, Darrion Caldwell, Cody Stamann, Rob Font, John Dodson

*Dominick Cruz, Tim Elliot and Urijah Faber are ineligible for rankings due to inactivity. TJ Dillashaw is ineligible due to a drug suspension.Henry Cejudo is ranked as both a flyweight and bantamweight, however he is an exception to the one weight class per fighter rankings rule.

Top 10 MMA Featherweights (5/31/19)

1) Max Holloway (1) 
2) Brian Ortega (2)
3) Alexander Volkanovski (3)
 
4) Jose Aldo (4)
 
5) Zabit Magomedsharipov (5)
 
6) Jeremy Stephens (6)
 
7) Yair Rodriguez (7)
 
8) Chan Sung Jung (8)
 
9) Patricio Freire (9)
 
10) Chad Mendes (10)

Honorable Mentions

Calvin Kattar, Lance Palmer, Ricardo Lamas, Shane Burgos, Renato Moicano

*Patricio Freire is ranked at both featherweight and lightweight but is an exception to the rule. Frankie Edgar and Mirsad Bektić are both ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 MMA Lightweights (5/31/19)

1) Khabib Nurmagomedov (1)
2) Dustin Poirier (2)
3) Tony Ferguson (3)
4) Donald Cerrone (4)
5) Justin Gaethje (5)
6) Edson Barboza (6)
7) Al Iaquinta (7)
8) Patricio Freire (8)
9) Michael Chandler (9)
10) Benson Henderson (10)

Honorable Mentions

Eddie Alvarez, Charles Oliveira, Nik Lentz, Natan Schultz, Timofey Nastyukhin

*Patricio Freire is ranked in two weight classes but is an exception to the rule.

Top 10 MMA Welterweights (5/31/19)

1) Kamaru Usman (1)
2) Tyron Woodley (2)
3) Rafael dos Anjos (4)
4) Ben Askren (5)
5) Jorge Masvidal (6)
6) Anthony Pettis (7)
7) Robbie Lawler (8)
8) Rory MacDonald (9)
9) Santiago Ponzinibbio (10)
10) Jon Fitch (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Stephen Thompson, Kevin Lee, Douglas Lima, Paul Daley, Neiman Gracie

*Nate Diaz and Colby Covington are both ineligible for the rankings due to inactivity.

Top 10 MMA Middleweights (5/31/19)

1) Israel Adesanya (2)
2) Kelvin Gastelum (4)
3) Chris Weidman (6)
4) Paulo Costa (7)
5) Lyoto Machida (8)
6) Jack Hermansson (9)
7) Ronaldo Souza (10)
8) Jared Connonier (N/A)
9) Rafael Lovato Jr. (N/A)
10) Gegard Mousasi (5)

Honorable Mentions

Rafael Carvalho, Anderson Silva, Uriah Hall, Derek Brunson, Louis Taylor

*Nick Diaz, Luke Rockhold, Tom Breese, Tim Kennedy, Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker are all ineligible due to inactivity.

Top 10 MMA Light Heavyweights (5/31/19)

1) Jon Jones (1)
2) Ryan Bader (2)
3) Anthony Smith (4)
4) Thiago Santos (5)
5) Jan Blachowicz (6)
6) Cory Anderson (7)
7) Ilir Latifi (8)
8) Dominick Reyes (9)
9) Johnny Walker (10)
10) Volkan Oezdemir (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Mauricio Rua, Glover Teixeira, Nikita Krylov, Phil Davis, Viktor Nemkov

*Ryan Bader is ranked as a light heavyweight despite having fought heavyweight bouts. Alexander Gustafsson has retired from active competition.

Top 10 MMA Heavyweights (5/31/19)

1) Daniel Cormier (1)
2) Ryan Bader (2)
3) Stipe Miocic (3)
4) Francis Ngannou (4)
5) Curtis Blaydes (5)
6) Cain Velasquez (6)
7) Alistair Overeem (7)
8) Junior dos Santos (8)
9) Derrick Lewis (9)
10) Oleksiy Oliynyk (10)

Honorable Mentions

Alexander Volkov, Cheick Kongo, Vitaly Minakov, Philipe Lins, Justin Willis

*Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett are both ineligible for rankings due to a suspension and inactivity. Ryan Bader is ranked as both heavyweight and light heavyweight.

Until major promotions start utilizing the super lightweight, super welterweight, super middleweight and cruiser weight classes MMA Freak will not generate rankings for fighters in said weight classes.

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