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2021 Fighter Rankings

The current Bellator MMA fighter rankings

Updated official Bellator MMA Fighter Rankings.

Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix finalists Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson climb Pound-For-Pound rankings after dominant Bellator 268 wins while Brent Primus makes Top 10 debut.

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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 (28-7)
2. Vadim Nemkov (15-2) UP 1 2. Juliana Velasquez (12-0) IC. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1)
2. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) 3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1) 2. Cheick Kongo (31-11-2)
4. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) 4. Liz Carmouche (16-7) 3. Fedor Emelianenko (40-6)
5. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)  5. Denise Kielholtz (6-3) 4. Linton Vassell (22-8)
6. Sergio Pettis (22-5) UP 2  6. Arlene Blencowe (15-8) 5. Tim Johnson (15-8)
7. Corey Anderson (16-5) DOWN 1  7. Cat Zingano (12-4) 6. Tyrell Fortune (11-2)
8. Ryan Bader (28-7) DOWN 1  8. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1) 6. Steve Mowry (10-0)
9. Michael Page (20-1)  9. Leah McCourt (6-1) 8. Said Sowma (8-2)
10. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1)  10. Leslie Smith (12-9-1) 8. Davion Franklin (4-0)
10. Gokhan Saricam (6-1)
MEN'S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MEN'S MIDDLEWEIGHT MEN'S WELTERWEIGHT
C. Vadim Nemkov (15-2) C. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2) C. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
1. Corey Anderson (16-5)  1. Austin Vanderford (11-0) 1. Michael Page (20-1)
2. Phil Davis (23-6) 2. John Salter (18-5) 2. Douglas Lima (32-10)
3. Ryan Bader (28-7) 3. Costello van Steenis (13-2) 3. Jason Jackson (15-4)
4. Anthony Johnson (23-6) 4. Johnny Eblen (10-0) ∆1 4. Neiman Gracie (11-2)
 4. Julius Anglickas (10-2) 5. Fabian Edwards (9-2) ∇1 5. Logan Storley (12-1)
 6. Lyoto Machida (26-11) 6. Anatoly Tokov (30-2) 6. Derek Anderson (17-4)
 7. Karl Albrektsson (13-3) 7. Charlie Ward (9-4) 7. Paul Daley (43-18-2)
8. Alex Polizzi (9-1) 8. Mike Shipman (14-3) 8. Andrey Koreshkov (24-4)
9. Grant Neal (6-1) 9. Romero Cotton (5-0) 9. Joey Davis (8-0)
10. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1) 10. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (5-0) NR 10. Kyle Crutchmer (8-1) NR
MEN'S LIGHWEIGHT MEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
C. Patricky Pitbull (24-10) C. AJ McKee (18-0) C. Sergio Pettis (22-5)
1. Sidney Outlaw (16-4) 1. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) 1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
2. Brent Primus (11-2) 2. Adam Borics (17-1) 2. Raufeon Stots (17-1)
3. Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0) 3. Mads Burnell (16-3) ∇1 3. Patchy Mix (15-1)
4. Goiti Yamauchi (26-5) 4. Aaron Pico (9-3) ∆1 4. Magomed Magomedov (18-2)
5. Peter Queally (13-6-1) 5. Pedro Carvalho (12-5) ∆1 5. Leandro Higo (21-5)
6. Benson Henderson (28-11) 6. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-7) ∇2 6. James Gallagher (11-2)
7. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1) 7. Jeremy Kennedy (17-3) ∆2 7. Kyoji Horiguchi (29-4) NR
8. Myles Jury (19-6) 8. Daniel Weichel (41-13) ∇1 8. Josh Hill (21-4) ∇1
9. Aviv Gozali (6-0) 9. Justin Gonzales (12-1) ∇1 9. Jornel Lugo (7-0) ∇1
10. Alexander Shabily (20-3) NR 10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5) 10. Cass Bell (5-2) ∇1
WOMEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT  
C. Cris Cyborg (25-2, 1 NC) C. Juliana Velasquez (12-0)
1. Arlene Blencowe (15-8) 1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
 2. Cat Zingano (12-4) 2. Liz Carmouche (16-7)
 3. Leslie Smith (12-9-1) 3. Denise Kielholtz (6-3)
 4. Leah McCourt (6-1) 4. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1)
5. Sinead Kavanagh (7-5) ∆1 5. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
6. Janay Harding (6-5) ∇1 6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
7. Pam Sorenson (9-4) 7. Alejandra Lara (9-5)
8. Talita Nogueira (8-2) ∆1 8. DeAnna Bennett (11-7-1)
9. Olivia Parker (4-2) NR 9. Vanessa Porto (23-9)
10. Jessica Borga (3-4) 10. Diana Avsaragova (4-0)

* Updated Oct 26, 2021