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411 MMA Pound for Pound Rankings: Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya, More

December 29, 2020 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s MMA Rankings

Pound For Pound


1) Jon Jones (26-1, 1 NC)

Weight Class: Heavyweight / Light Heavyweight

Birthday: July 19, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dominick Reyes – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020

– vs. Thiago Santos – Win via decision (split) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Anthony Smith – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Alexander Gustafsson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Daniel Cormier – No Contest (originally – win via KO (punches)) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

Comment: Jones vacated the light heavyweight championship in August with an eye towards heavyweight. It appears the UFC is intent on having his debut in the weight class be for the heavyweight title as early as summer 2021.



2) Israel Adesanya (20-0)

Weight Class: Middleweight

Birthday: July 22, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Paulo Costa – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 253 – September 19, 2020

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 248 – March 7, 2020

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 243 – October 6, 2019

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 236 – April 13, 2019

– vs. Anderson Silva – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 234 – February 9, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Kamaru Usman (17-1)

Weight Class: Welterweight

Birthday: May 11, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Colby Covington – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 30, 2018

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 19, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Gilbert Burns – UFC 258 – February 13, 2021



4) Stipe Miocic (20-3)

Weight Class: Heavyweight

Birthday: August 19, 1982

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 252 – August 15, 2020

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Francis Ngannou – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Junior dos Santos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Alexander Volkanovski (22-1)

Weight Class: Featherweight

Birthday: September 29, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Max Holloway – Win via decision (split) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Max Holloway – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 237 – May 10, 2019

– vs. Chad Mendes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Darren Elkins – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – July 14, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Jan Blachowicz (27-8)

Weight Class: Light Heavyweight

Birthday: February 24, 1983

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dominick Reyes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 253 – September 26, 2020

– vs. Corey Anderson – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – February 15, 2020

– vs. Jacare Souza – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 16, 2019

– vs. Luke Rockhold – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Thiago Santos – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 23, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Dustin Poirier (26-6, 1 NC)

Weight Class: Lightweight

Birthday: January 19, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dan Hooker – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – June 27, 2020

– vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 242 – September 7, 2019

– vs. Max Holloway – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 236 – April 13, 2019

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

– vs. Justin Gaethje – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 14, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Conor McGregor – UFC 257 – January 23, 2021



8) Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling (19-3)

Weight Class: Bantamweight

Birthday: July 31, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 250 – June 6, 2020

– vs. Pedro Munoz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – February 17, 2019

– vs. Cody Stamann – Win via submission (kneebar) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Brett Johns – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




9) Petr Yan (15-1)

<Weight Class: Bantamweight

Birthday: February 11, 1993

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 251 – July 12, 2020

– vs. Urijah Faber – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 23, 2019

– vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade – Win via TKO (corner stoppage) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Robert Whittaker (22-5)

Weight Class: Middleweight

Birthday: December 20, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jared Cannonier – Win via decision (unaninmous) – UFC 254 – October 24, 2020

– vs. Darren Till – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 25, 2020

– vs. Israel Adesanya – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 243 – October 6, 2019

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (split) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Colby Covington (16-2)

Weight Class: Welterweight

Birthday: February 22, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Win via TKO (rib injury) – UFC Fight Night – September 19, 2020

– vs. Kamaru Usman – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Robbie Lawler – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – August 3, 2019

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 28, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (30-3-1)

Weight Class: Bantamweight

Birthday: August 13, 1986

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Danny Kingad – Win via decision (unanimous) – One Championship – October 12, 2019

– vs. Tatsumitsu Wada – Win via decision (unanimous) – One Championship – August 2, 2019

– vs. Yuya Wakamatsu – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – One Championship – March 31, 2019

– vs. Henry Cejudo – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. Ray Borg – Win via submission (armbar) – UFC 216 – October 7, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Adriano Moraes – ONE Championship – February 24, 2021




13) Gilbert Burns (19-3)

Weight Class: Welterweight

Birthday: July 20, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 30, 2020

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 14, 2020

– vs. Gunnar Nelson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 28, 2019

– vs. Alexey Kunchenko – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – August 10, 2019

– vs. Mike Davis – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – April 27, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




14) Max Holloway (21-6)

Weight Class: Featherweight

Birthday: December 4, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 240 – July 27, 2019

– vs. Dustin Poirier – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 236 – April 13, 2019

– vs. Brian Ortega – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Calvin Kattar – UFC on ESPN – January 13, 2021




15) Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1)

Weight Class: Flyweight

Birthday: December 18, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brandon Moreno – Draw by decision (split) – UFC 256 – December 12, 2020
– vs. Alex Perez – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 255 – November 21, 2020

– vs. Joseph Benavidez – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – July 19, 2020

– vs. Joseph Benavidez – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 29, 2020

– vs. Tim Elliott – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – October 12, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Extra: Fighters removed from the P4P Rankings since the last edition (Spring 2020) include Khabib Nurmagomedov (retired), Henry Cejudo (retired), Tony Ferguson (lost), Daniel Cormier (retired) and Tyron Woodley (lost).

The new additions to the rankings include Jan Blachowicz, Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan, Gilbert Burns and Deiveson Figueiredo.