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411 Pound for Pound MMA Rankings 05.14.19: – Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, More

May 15, 2019 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s MMA Rankings

Pound For Pound


1) Daniel Cormier (22-1, 1 NC)

Birthday: March 20, 1979

Height: 5’9

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Derrick Lewis – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 230 – November 3, 2018

– vs. Stipe Miocic – Win via KO (punches) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Jon Jones – No Contest (overturned) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Anthony Johnson – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 210 – April 8, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Stipe Miocic – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

Comment: After a fight with Brock Lesnar never materialized, Daniel Cormier has agreed to a rematch with former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. They will headline UFC 241 this summer as Cormier also eyes a third fight with Jon Jones and a shot at redemption as a light heavyweight.



2) Jon Jones (24-1, 1 NC)

Height: 6’4

Birthday: July 19, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

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

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

– vs. Ovince St. Preux – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 197: Jones vs. OSP – April 23, 2016

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier – January 3, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Thiago Santos – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

Comment: Bones Jones is back, active and still arguably the best in the world. In spite of his drug test failures, legal issues and anything else you can toss in, there is no light heavyweight that can pose a legitimate challenge. He will defend his title against Thiago Santos in July as he continues picking apart any semblance of a challenger at 205-pounds. Jones does not seem interested in a move up to heavyweight in the near future and that third fight with Daniel Cormier would not offer much of a challenge for him although technically, he’s 1-0 with one no contest against him.



3) Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: September 20, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Conor McGregor – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Al Iaquinta – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

– vs. Edson Barboza – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 219 – December 30, 2017

– vs. Michael Johnson – Win via submission (kimura) – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Darrell Horcher – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans – April 16, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: While not yet official, logic points to Khabib’s return coming in September in Abu Dhabi and it could be a fight with interim champion Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov has been out of action since becoming champion and leaping into the crowd following the win over Conor McGregor in October. Ramadan does not end for another few weeks at which point, Nurmagomedov may begin a full training camp ahead of a late-summer return.



4) Henry Cejudo (14-2)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: February 9, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – January 19, 2019

– vs. Demetrious Johnson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. Sergio Pettis – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Wilson Reis – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

– vs. Joseph Benavidez – Loss via decision (split) – UFC TUF Finale – December 3, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019



5) Max Holloway (20-4)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: December 4, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis – December 10, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Holloway suffered his first loss in years trying to get a piece of the UFC lightweight championship. He lost a unanimous decision to Dustin Poirier, but remains the best featherweight in the world.



6) Kamaru Usman (15-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: May 11, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Emil Weber Meek – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – January 14, 2018

– vs. Sergio Moraes – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – September 16, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Robert Whittaker (20-4)

Height: 6′

Birthday: December 20, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

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

– vs. Jacare Souza – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Derek Brunson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 26, 2016

– vs. Rafael Natal – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 197: Jones vs. St. Preux – April 23, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 1, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 206 – September 29, 2018

– vs. Rafael Carvalho – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 200 – May 25, 2018

– vs. Alexander Shlemenko – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 185 – October 20, 2017

– vs. Chris Weidman – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 210 – April 6, 2017

– vs. Uriah Hall – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. – Bellator – June 22, 2019



9) Tyron Woodley (19-4-1)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: April 17, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kamaru Usman – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Darren Till – Win via submission (D’Arce choke) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 – March 4, 2017

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Draw via decision – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Robbie Lawler – UFC on ESPN – June 29, 2019



10) “Notorious” Conor McGregor (21-4)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: July 14, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 205 – November 15, 2016

– vs. Nate Diaz – Win via decision (split) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Nate Diaz – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 196 – March 5, 2016

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (28-3-1)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: August 13, 1986

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Wilson Reis – Win via submission (armbar) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Tim Elliott – Win via decision (unanimous) – TUF Finale – December 3, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Tony Ferguson (24-3)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: February 12, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Win via TKO (injury) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Kevin Lee – Win via submission (triangle choke) – UFC 216 – October 7, 2017

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via decision (unanimous) – TUF Finale – November 5, 2016

– vs. Lando Vanatta – Win via submission (Brabo choke) – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2016

– vs. Edson Barboza – Win via submission (Brabo choke) – UFC TUF 22 Finale – December 11, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Donald Cerrone – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019



13) Stipe Miocic (18-3)

Birthday: August 19, 1982

Height: 6’4

Weight: 245

Currently fighting with: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Alistair Overeem – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem – September 10, 2016

– vs. Fabricio Werdum – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic – May 14, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Daniel Cormier – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019



14) Dustin Poirier (25-5, 1 NC)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: January 19, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Win via TKO (rib injury) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – No Contest (illegal strikes) – UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos – May 13, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Ryan Bader (27-5)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: June 7, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Fedor Emelianenko – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator MMA – January 26, 2019

– vs. Matt Mitrione – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 207 – October 12, 2018

– vs. King Mo Lawal – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Linton Vassell – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 186 – November 3, 2017

– vs. Phil Davis – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 180 – June 24, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown