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 (9/29/19)

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

Honorable Mentions

Cristiane Venacio, Ryan Bader, Demetrious Johnson, Weili Zhang, Tony Ferguson

*TJ Dillashaw is ineligible for the rankings due to a drug suspension.

Top 10 MMA Flyweights (9/29/19)

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

Honorable Mentions

Kai Kara-France, Matt Schnell, Hector Sandoval, Wilson Reis, Brandon Moreno

*John Moraga, Roberto Sanchez, 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 (9/29/19)

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

Honorable Mentions

Rob Font, John Dodson, Urijah Faber, Kai Asakura, Kyoji Horiguchi

*Dominick Cruz is 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 (9/29/19)

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

Top 10 MMA Lightweights(9/29/19)

1) Khabib Nurmagomedov (1)
2) Tony Ferguson (2)
3) Dustin Poirier (3)
4) Justin Gaethje (4)
5) Donald Cerrone (5)
6) Patricio Freire (7)
7) Michael Chandler (8)
8) Benson Henderson (9)
9) Paul Felder (10)
10) Dan Hooker (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza, Eddie Alvarez, Charles Oliveira, Nik Lentz

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

Top 10 MMA Welterweights (9/29/19)

1) Kamaru Usman (1)
2) Colby Covington (N/A)
3) Tyron Woodley (2)
4) Jorge Masvidal (3)
5) Nate Diaz (4)
6) Anthony Pettis (6)
7) Robbie Lawler (7)
8) Douglas Lima (N/A)
9) Rory MacDonald (8)
10) Santiago Ponzinibbio (9)

Honorable Mentions

Leon Edwards, Demian Maia, Ben Askren, Rafael dos Anjos, Paul Daley

Top 10 MMA Middleweights (9/29/19)

1) Israel Adesanya (1)
2) Robert Whittaker (N/A)
3) Kelvin Gastelum (2)
4) Paulo Costa (3)
5) Yoel Romero (4)
6) Jared Cannonier (6)
7) Jack Hermansson (7)
8) Ronaldo Souza (8)
9) Rafael Lovato Jr. (9)
10) Gegard Mousasi (10)

Honorable Mentions

Lyoto Machida, Uriah Hall, Derek Brunson, Louis Taylor, Aung La Nsang

*Nick Diaz and Tom Breese are both ineligible due to inactivity.

**Both Chris Weidman and Rafael Carvalho have vacated the weight class.

Top 10 MMA Light Heavyweights (9/29/19)

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

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.

Top 10 MMA Heavyweights (9/29/19)

1) Stipe Miocic (1)
2) Daniel Cormier (2)
3) Ryan Bader (3)
4) Francis Ngannou (4)
5) Curtis Blaydes (5)
6) Alistair Overeem (7)
7) Junior dos Santos (8)
8) Derrick Lewis (9)
9) Walt Harris (10)
10) Cheick Kongo (N/A)

Honorable Mentions

Blagoy Ivanov, Andrei Arlovski, Vitaly Minakov, Philipe Lins, Oleksiy Oliynyk

*Fabricio Werdum is ineligible for rankings due to a drug suspension.

**Josh Barnett and Alexander Volkov are ineligible due to inactivity.

***Cain Velasquez has retired from active competition.

****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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