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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. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)  1. Cris Cyborg (24-2, 1)  C. Ryan Bader (28-6)
2. Vadim Nemkov (14-2)  2. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)  1. Timothy Johnson (15-6)
3. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)  3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)  2. Cheick Kongo (30-11-2)
4. Ryan Bader (28-6, 1)  4. Julia Budd (15-3)  3. Valentin Moldavsky (10-1)
5. Douglas Lima (32-8)  5. Liz Carmouche (15-7)  4. Linton Vassell (20-8)
6. AJ McKee (17-0)  6. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)  5. Tyrell Fortune (10-1)
7. Sergio Pettis (21-5)  7. Denise Kielholtz (6-2) 6. Steven Mowry (9-0)
8. Juan Archuleta (25-3)  8. Cat Zingano (12-4)  7. Matt Mitrione (13-8)
 9. Corey Anderson (15-5)  9. Kana Watanabe (10-0-1)  8. Javy Ayala (11-8)
 10. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)  10. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)  9. Davion Franklin (3-0)
 10. Jake Hager (3-0)
MEN'S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MEN'S MIDDLEWEIGHT MEN'S WELTERWEIGHT
 C. Vadim Nemkov (14-2)  C. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)  C. Douglas Lima (32-8)
 1. Ryan Bader (28-6)  1. John Salter (18-4)  1. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)
 2. Corey Anderson (15-5)  2. Austin Vanderford (11-0) UP 1  2. Michael Page (19-1)
 3. Phil Davis (22-6)  3. Anatoly Tokov (29-2) DOWN 1  3. Jason Jackson (14-4)
 4. Anthony Johnson (23-6)  4. Costello van Steenis (13-2) UP 1  4. Neiman Gracie (10-2)
 5. Julius Anglickas (10-1)  5. Fabian Edwards (9-2) DOWN 1  5. Logan Storley (11-1)
 6. Lyoto Machida (26-11)  6. Johnny Eblen (8-0)  6. Paul Daley (43-17-2) UP 2
 7. Grant Neal (6-0)  7. Charlie Ward (9-4)  7. Derek Anderson (17-4) DOWN 1
 8. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1) UP 1  8. Mike Shipman (14-3)  8. Joey Davis (8-0)  DOWN 1
 9. Tyree Fortune (5-1) DOWN 1  9. Ed Ruth (8-3)  9. Sabah Homasi (15-9)
 10. Christian Edwards (4-0)  10. Romero Cotton (5-0)  10. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)
MEN'S LIGHWEIGHT MEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
 C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)  C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)  C. Sergio Pettis (21-5)
 1. Brent Primus (10-1)  1. AJ McKee (17-0)  1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
 2. Patricky Pitbull (23-10)  2. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5)  2. Patchy Mix (14-1)
 3. Benson Henderson (28-10) UP 1  3. Adam Borics (17-1)  3. Magomed Magomedov (18-1)
 4. Goiti Yamauchi (25-5) DOWN 1  4. Jay-Jay Wilson (8-0)  4. Raufeon Stots (16-1)
 5. Peter Queally (13-5-1) UP 1  5. Daniel Weichel (40-12)  5. Leandro Higo (21-5) UP 1
 6. Myles Jury (19-5) DOWN 1  6. Aaron Pico (7-3)  6. James Gallagher (11-1) DOWN 1
 7. Sidney Outlaw (15-4)  7. Pedro Carvalho (11-5)  7. Josh Hill (20-4)
 8. Adam Piccolotti (12-4)  8. Mads Burnell (15-3)  8. Jornel Lugo (6-0)
 9. Alexander Shabliy (20-3) NR  9. Tywan Claxton (6-2)  9. Cass Bell (5-2)
 10. Aviv Gozali (6-0) NR  10. Jeremy Kennedy (16-3, 1)  10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5) NR
WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT  
 C. Cris Cyborg (24-2, 1)  C. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)
 1. Julia Budd (15-3)  1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
 2. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)  2. Liz Carmouche (15-7)
 3. Cat Zingano (12-4)  3. Kana Watanabe (10-0-1)
 4. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)  4. Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
 5. Leah McCourt (5-1) UP 2  5. Alejandra Lara (9-4)
 6. Sinead Kavanagh (7-4) DOWN 1  6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
 7. Janay Harding (6-5) DOWN 1  7. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
 8. Amanda Bell (7-7)  8. Valerie Loureda (3-0)
 9. Jessy Miele (9-5)  9. Hannah Guy (3-1) NR
 10. Talita Nogueira (8-2)  10. Vanessa Porto (22-9) DOWN 1

* Updated May 26, 2021