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2021 Fighter Rankings

The current Bellator MMA fighter rankings

The inaugural Bellator MMA™ Fighter Rankings were officially unveiled 20 March, following the tabulation of votes submitted by a 17-member media panel.

At the time of the announcement, the current Bellator MMA Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Patricio “Pitbull” sits atop the men’s pound-for-pound list, while featherweight women’s titleholder Cris “Cyborg” was unanimously voted No. 1 in the women’s pound-for-pound list.

Read more about the Bellator MMA Fighter Rankings System

Below is the current status in all divisions, with updates to follow after events.

MEN'S POUND-FOR-POUND WOMEN'S POUND-FOR-POUND MEN'S HEAVYWEIGHT
1. AJ McKee (18-0) 1. Cris Cyborg (24-2, 1 NC) C. Ryan Bader (28-6)
2. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) 2. Juliana Velasquez (12-0) IC. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1)
3. Vadim Nemkov (14-2) 3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1) 2. Tim Johnson (15-7)
4. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) 4. Julia Budd (15-3) 3. Cheick Kongo (31-11-2) 
5. Ryan Bader (28-6, 1 NC)  5. Liz Carmouche (16-7) 4. Tyrell Fortune (11-1)
6. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)  6. Denise Kielholtz (6-3) 5. Linton Vassell (20-8)
7. Sergio Pettis (21-5)  7. Arlene Blencowe (14-8) 6. Steve Mowry (9-0)
8. Douglas Lima (32-9)  8. Cat Zingano (12-4) 7. Davion Franklin (4-0)
9. Corey Anderson (15-5)  9. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1) 8. Said Sowma (7-2) UP 2
10. Juan Archuleta (25-3)  10. Leslie Smith (12-9-1) 9.  Gokhan Saricam (5-1)
10. Jake Hager (3-0) DOWN 2
MEN'S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MEN'S MIDDLEWEIGHT MEN'S WELTERWEIGHT
C. Vadim Nemkov (14-2) C. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) C. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
1. Ryan Bader (28-6)  1. Austin Vanderford (11-0) 1. Douglas Lima (32-9)
2. Corey Anderson (15-5) 2. John Salter (18-5) 2. Michael Page (19-1)
3. Phil Davis (22-6) 3. Costello van Steenis (13-2) 3. Jason Jackson (15-4)
4. Anthony Johnson (23-6) 4. Johnny Elben (9-0) 4. Neiman Gracie (10-2)
 5. Julius Anglickas (10-1) 5. Fabian Edwards (9-2) 5. Logan Storley (12-1)
 6. Lyoto Machida (26-11) 6. Charlie Ward (9-4) 6. Derek Anderson (17-4)
 7. Grant Neal (6-0) 7. Mike Shipman (14-3) 7. Paul Daley (43-18-2)
8. Christian Edwards (5-0) 8. Romero Cotton (5-0) 8. Andrey Koreshkov (24-4)
9. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1) 9. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (5-0)  UP 1 9. Joey Davis (8-0)
10. Karl Albrektsson (11-3) 10. Dalton Rosta (5-0) NR 10. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)
MEN'S LIGHWEIGHT MEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
 C. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) C. AJ McKee (18-0) C. Sergio Pettis (21-5)
1. Patricky Pitbull (23-10) 1. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) 1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
2. Sidney Outlaw (16-4) 2. Mads Burnell (16-3) 2. Raufeon Stots (17-1)
3. Benson Henderson (28-10) 3. Adam Borics (17-1)  3. Patchy Mix (14-1)
4. Peter Queally (13-5-1) 4. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-6)  4. Magomed Magomedov (18-2)
 5. Goiti Yamauchi (26-5) 5. Aaron Pico (8-3) UP 1 5. Leandro Higo (21-5)
6. Usman Nurmagomedov (13-0) 6. Daniel Weichel (41-12) UP 1 6. James Gallagher (11-1)
7. Myles Jury (19-6) 7. Pedro Carvalho (11-5) UP 1 7. Josh Hill (20-4)
8. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1) 8. Jeremy Kennedy (16-3) UP 2 8. Jornel Lugo (7-0)
9. Aviv Gozali (6-0) 9. Justin Gonzales (12-0) 9. Cass Bell (5-2)
10. Adam Piccolotti (12-4) 10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5) NR  10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5)
WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT  
 C. Cris Cyborg (24-2, 1 NC)  C. Juliana Velasquez (12-0)
 1. Julia Budd (15-3)  1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
 2. Arlene Blencowe (14-8)  2. Liz Carmouche (16-7)
 3. Cat Zingano (12-4) 3. Denise Kielholtz (6-3)
 4. Leslie Smith (12-9-1) 4. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1)
 5. Leah McCourt (5-1) 5. Alejandra Lara (9-4)
 6. Sinead Kavanagh (7-4) 6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
 7. Janay Harding (6-5)  7. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
8. Jessy Miele (9-5) 8. Vanessa Porto (23-9)
9. Talita Nogueira (8-2) 9. Diana Avsaragova (4-0)
10. Pam Sorenson (9-3) 10. Valerie Loureda (3-1)

* Updated Aug 30, 2021