Best & Oldest UFC Fighter List 2022 (Female & Male) UFC Rankings

From the beginning of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), many fighters made their debut from different countries and different divisions such as Heavyweights, Light heavyweights, middleweights, etc. In this UFC 2022, the UFC roster consists of fighters from 71 counties. The eligibility of a fighter depends on if they are inactive status in UFC. A candidate can play in more than one division (weight division) at a time.

Usually, a panel of MMA media members rates the UFC rankings. The top active fighters of UFC are voted by both pound-for-pound and weight class. The rankings are updated from the information provided by the website of UFC.

Best UFC Fighter List

Jonathan Dwight Jones, commonly known as Jon Jones is considered one of the greatest UFC players. He was born on July 19, 1987, and is an American expert in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Jones contents in the light heavyweight division and he are the former champion in this division twice.

Somewhere in the range of 2015 and 2017, Jones was associated with a few controversies. Due to disciplinary activity, he also lost his title three times.

In 2015, he was first deprived of his title and eliminated from the UFC official rankings. He was also suspended in 2017 and after that, when it was lifted, he recovered the title in 2018 by crushing Alexander Gustafsson and effectively protected it in his three after battles.

Jones owns an imaginative, irregular playing style. He utilizes a different kicking strategy. The most special technique is the ‘oblique kick’ which is a disputable move that objectives his adversary’s knee. He intends the roundhouse kicks to the legs and chest area, preferring front kicks to the body and head. His special oblique kick came as motivation from Bruce Lee, who advocated this technique. There is no doubt why he is one of the greatest UFC fighters.

Heavyweight (Up to 265 pounds)

Stipe Miocic
Won title: August 17, 2022
Outcome: TKO4 over Daniel Cormier (UFC 241)
Defenses: 1

Light heavyweight (205)

Jan Blachowicz
Won title: Sept. 26, 2022
Outcome: TKO2 over Dominick Reyes (UFC 253)
Defenses: 0

Middleweight (185)

Israel Adesanya
Won title: Oct. 6, 2022
Outcome: TKO2 over Robert Whittaker (UFC 243)
Defenses: 2

Welterweight (170)

Kamaru Usman
Won title: March 2, 2022
Outcome: UD over Tyron Woodley (UFC 235)
Defenses: 2

Lightweight (155)

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Won title: April 7, 2018
Outcome: UD over Al Iaquinta (UFC 223)
Defenses: 3

Men’s featherweight (145)

Alexander Volkanovski
Won title: Dec. 14, 2022
Outcome: UD over Max Holloway (UFC 245)
Defenses: 1

Men’s bantamweight (135)

Petr Yan
Won title: July 11, 2022
Outcome: TKO5 over Jose Aldo (UFC 251)
Defenses: 0

Men’s flyweight (125)

Deiveson Figueiredo
Won title: July 18, 2022
Outcome: SUB1 over Joseph Benavidez (UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2)
Defenses: 0

Women’s featherweight (145)

Amanda Nunes
Won title: Dec. 29, 2018
Outcome: TKO1 over Cris Cyborg (UFC 232)
Defenses: 1

Women’s bantamweight (135)

Amanda Nunes
Won title: July 9, 2016
Outcome: SUB1 over Miesha Tate (UFC 200)
Defenses: 5

Women’s flyweight (125)

Valentina Shevchenko
Won title: Dec. 8, 2018
Outcome: UD over Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC 231)
Defenses: 3

Strawweight (115)

Zhang Weili
Won title: Aug. 31, 2022
Outcome: TKO1 over Jessica Andrade (UFC Shenzhen)
Defenses: 1


Oldest UFC Fighter List

Anderson Silva is the oldest UFC player (45 years and 5 months) who started his UFC career in 2006 and played till 2013. Silva was born on April 14, 1975, and he is a Brazillian-American. He is also a professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and the legendary UFC Middleweight Champion.

On 28 June 2006, Silva’s debut was at Ultimate fight Night 5 against Ultimate Fight Night 1 candidate Chris Leben. Silva is generally viewed as probably the best striker throughout the entire existence of MMA and many think of him as the best UFC player of all time.

Among all the attributes of Silva, his primary quality is the striking protection. His knockout force, striking exactness and in fact, horrendous Muay Thai and capacity to counterstrike makes him a threat to his opponents. Silva changes from southpaw to conventional with little drop-off inadequacy.

Not that he is the oldest player only; he has the longest reign in UFC history along with 16 battle win streak. No one has completed a greater number of adversaries in UFC title battles than Silva (9), and no one has completed more Middleweight battles (11) either.

Silva was booked to confront Uriah Hall in the headliner of October’s UFC Fight Night 182, after that he will have one more fight according to his agreement and his step inside Octagon will depend on the fight against Uriah Hall.

  • Dequan Townsend
  • James Vick
  • Zelim Imadaev
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Anderson Silva

UFC Female Fighter List

  1. Cris Cyborg
  2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  3. Amanda Nunes
  4. Claudia Gadelha
  5. Valentina Shevchenko
  6. Rose Namajunas
  7. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  8. Holly Holm
  9. Ronda Rousey
  10. Cat Zingano
  11. Julianna Pena
  12. Raquel Pennington
  13. Michelle Waterson
  14. Jessica Andrade
  15. Tecia Torres

Apart from Jon Jones, there are many other great UFC players like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Amanda Nunes, Stipe Miocic, and many more. Over the course of time, many fighters have announced their retirement, some are also suspended due to various cause. The number of fighters in every division is considered per date demonstrated distinctly for the number could change week by week.


Yasin Rahman is a commentator, eSports expert and pundit on The FPL Zone podcast. A former professional Call of Duty player, Yasin is a passionate Wigan Athletic and Essex supporter with a love for all things football and cricket.
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