MMASucka’s October 2018 MMA Rankings

October 2018 MMA Rankings
Las Vegas , United States - 6 October 2018; Khabib Nurmagomedov locks in a rear naked choke on Conor McGregor, resulting in a tap out, in their UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

MMASucka’s October 2018 MMA Rankings are in for the month. The following rankings were formulated by eight members of our staff. The list of contributors can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our MMA rankings are up to date as of October 31st, 2018. Rankings will be posted the first week of every month. Our next set of rankings will be shared the first week of November.

One quick note to add for this month. Our rankings are being posted a week later than usual due to assistance with finding a better calculation method that is quicker & more efficient. Fellow MMASucka writer Patrick Auger was a great help when it came to assistance with this. Make sure to check out his work here on our website.

How the Rankings are Done

Fighters are ranked from 1-10, seeing the highest-voted from our staff contributors ranked in the number one position for their respected weight class. The numbers located beside each fighter show the tallied number of points received by each individual. For example: heavyweight Daniel Cormier was ranked first by ALL eight of our contributing staff members for this month. As a result, the total number located beside his name is eight (1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 = 8). Let us also take featherweight Frankie Edgar for a second example. His rankings for each staff member included this: 5th, 7th, 5th, 5th, 7th, 4th, 5th, and 4th. As a result, the total number located beside his name is 42.

If a fighter is NOT ranked in one of the seven contributor’s rankings, he/she is granted 11 points. For example, we can look at welterweight Roberto Soldic who was ranked by only four of eight contributors. He was ranked in 9th, 10th, 9th, and 6th, while being unranked in the other four groups. As a result, the total number located beside his name is 78 (9+10+9+6+11+11+11+11 = 78).

Some fighters may or may not be ranked depending on their recency in competition. Longer layoffs may result in some staff not having a particular fighter ranked; thus, affecting their position in the rankings. Also, fighter making the change from one weight class to another could rightfully be ranked in two weight classes.


Heavyweight division, 265 lbs.

1. Daniel Cormier (8)
2. Stipe Miocic (16)
3. Curtis Blaydes (24)
4. Derrick Lewis (41)
5. Vitaly Minakov (48)
6. Alexander Volkov (49)
7. Francis Ngannou (59)
8. Alexey Oleinik (68)
9. Alistair Overeem (74)
10. Junior dos Santos (75)


Light Heavyweight division, 205 lbs.

1. Daniel Cormier (8)
2. Ryan Bader (19)
3. Phil Davis (34)
4. Alexander Gustafsson (46)
5. Jan Blachowicz (55)
6. Tomasz Narkun (56)
7. Volkan Oezdemir (70)
8. Ilir Latifi (71)
9. Dominick Reyes (72)
10. Jon Jones (79)


Middleweight division, 185 lbs.

1. Robert Whittaker (8)
2. Gegard Mousasi (20)
3. Yoel Romero (26)
4. Jacare Souza (35)
5. Kelvin Gastelum (45)
6. Israel Adesanya (56)
7. Luke Rockhold (58)
8. Mamed Khalidov (65)
9. Chris Weidman (69)
10. Anatoly Tokov (79)


Welterweight division, 170 lbs.

1. Tyron Woodley (8)
2. Rory MacDonald (32)
3. Stephen Thompson (34)
4. Colby Covington (36)
5. Douglas Lima (49)
6. Kamaru Usman (55)
7. Rafael dos Anjos (61)
8. Darren Till (67)
9. Andrey Koreshkov (75)
10. Ben Askren (76)


Lightweight division, 155 lbs.

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov (8)
2. Tony Ferguson (18)
3. Dustin Poirier (32)
4. Kevin Lee (37)
5. Conor McGregor (38)
6. Michael Chandler (46)
7. Eddie Alvarez (62)
8. Justin Gaethje (67)
9T. Patricky Pitbull (80)
9T. Martin Nguyen (80)


Featherweight division, 145 lbs.

1. Max Holloway (8)
2. Brian Ortega (16)
3. Jose Aldo (26)
4. Renato Moicano (37)
5. Frankie Edgar (42)
6. Patricio Pitbull (58)
7. Chad Mendes (65)
8. Martin Nguyen (69)
9. Alexander Volkanovski (74)
10. Andre Harrison (77)


Bantamweight division, 135 lbs.

1. TJ Dillashaw (8)
2. Marlon Moraes (17)
3. Raphael Assuncao (27)
4. Cody Garbrandt (44)
5. Darrion Caldwell (46)
6. Jimmie Rivera (54)
7. Bibiano Fernandes (59)
8. Dominick Cruz (68)
9. Aljamain Sterling (69)
10. John Lineker (75)


Flyweight division, 125 lbs.

1. Demetrious Johnson (8)
2. Kyoji Horiguchi (19)
3. Henry Cejudo (21)
4. Joseph Benavidez (48)
5. Deiveson Figueiredo (49)
6. Jussier Formiga (56)
7. Askar Askarov (58)
8. Ray Borg (61)
9. Sergio Pettis (69)
10. Dustin Ortiz (71)




Women’s Featherweight division, 145 lbs.

1. Cris Cyborg (8)
2. Julia Budd (16)
3. Holly Holm (24)
4. Germaine de Randamie (33)
5. Megan Anderson (41)
6. Felicia Spencer (46)
7. Talita Nogueira (56)
8. Charmaine Tweet (66)
9. Cindy Dandois (78)
10. Arlene Blencowe (80)


Women’s Bantamweight division, 135 lbs.

1. Amanda Nunes (8)
2. Ketlen Vieira (17)
3. Cat Zingano (32)
4. Raquel Pennington (36)
5. Sarah Kaufman (42)
6. Marion Reneau (52)
7. Aspen Ladd (63)
8. Sara McMann (70)
9. Tonya Evinger (77)
10. Irene Aldana (82)


Women’s Flyweight division, 125 lbs.

1. Valentina Shevchenko (9)
2. Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (28)
3. Katlyn Chookagian (34)
4. Ariane Lipski (44)
5. Nicco Montano (45)
6. Liz Carmouche (54)
7. Sijara Eubanks (56)
8. Jennifer Maia (67)
9. Alexis Davis (70)
10. Valerie Letourneau (71)


Women’s Strawweight division, 115 lbs.

1. Rose Namajunas (8)
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16)
3. Jessica Andrade (24)
4. Tatiana Suarez (36)
5. Claudia Gadelha (39)
6. Tecia Torres (58)
7. Virna Jandiroba (64)
8. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (65)
9. Carla Esparza (78)
10T. Michelle Waterson (80)
10T. Kanako Murata (80)


Women’s Atomweight division, 105 lbs.

1. Kanna Asakura (10)
2. Angela Lee (19)
3. Seo Hee Ham (22)
4. Ayaka Hamasaki (34)
5. Rena Kubota (44)
6. Jinh Yu Frey (53)
7. Mina Kurobe (62)
8T. Lizabeth Lopez Silva (65)
8T. Mei Yamaguchi (65)
10. Herica Tiburcio (80)




MMASucka Ranking Contributors:

Wesley Riddle
Mike Skytte
Michael Fiedel
Matt Bricker
Ryan Wagner
Nick Baldwin
Mitch Banuelos

Patrick Auger

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Wesley Riddle is a 24-year old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

1 COMMENT

  1. That’s curious that Angela Lee, who has consistently fought at 115 and her next fight was scheduled at 125, is included with your atomweights. Remember that ONE has a ten pound weight allowance.

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