The Madman MMA Rankings are based primarily on results from the current year (2014) and the previous 3 years (2013, 2012, 2011) with career records, head-to-head competition, results against common opponents, methods of victory and current clout within the sport factored into the formula.
All MMA rankings are subjective. Our rankings are not intended to be definitive, but rather an ever-changing rough draft providing fans a glimpse into the pro MMA landscape on any given day. The goal is to be as objective as possible by allowing the results to speak for themselves, and otherwise finding a fair balance between results and performances. Given the enormity of ranking hundreds of fighters in 13 weight classes, there are times when projections are necessary. The intangibles stem from MMA being a one-on-one contact sport whose athletes often have short shelf-lives, and in which the top fighters generally only compete 3 times a year at most. Whenever possible, actual results and in-cage performances are weighted heavier than potential or perceived favorites.
Active pro MMA fighters with at least 2 professional mixed martial arts fights are eligible to be ranked if they have fought in the past year, or if they have fought in the past 2 years and have an Upcoming Fight currently scheduled. Fighters are ranked in the weight class in which they last fought, unless they have announced definitive plans to return to a division in which they have previously fought in the past 3 years.
UFC fighters wiki. A complete database of all of the male and female fighters currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The UFC is the world's leading MMA promotion. Included are all of the upcoming fights and career UFC records for each of the 9 UFC weight classes.
Watch UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson's knockout of Joseph Benavidez in their rematch at UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs Benavidez 2 on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in Sacramento, California. Video features complete fight and KO highlights from the 125-pound main event. Johnson earned his third straight post-fight bonus with the Knockout of the Night, following Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night bonuses in his previous two fights against John Moraga and John Dodson, respectively.
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has released the following salary figures for UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs Benavidez 2, held Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA.
These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson was the top earner of the night with his $300K payout.