UFC Prospect Rankings: September 2, 2019

UFC Prospect Rankings

To be eligible for the list, a fighter must be under contract with the UFC, to have at least one fight with the promotion and to be fighting for less than 6 years as a pro (started fighting in 2013 or earlier). The rankings are based on the fighter’s potential to become elite fighter or even champions in their divisions. The lists are therefore not based on the actual rankings of a fighter in his division or on the win and losses he owns against other fighters on the list.

The Changes: New Strawweight champ Weili Zhang is still a prospect, she gains one spot on the 115 list and 3 spots on the Women’s pound-for-pound list. Darren Till’s move to 185 makes him switch from the 170 to the 185 rankings. Damir Ismagulov moves up to number 3 at 155. Lara Procopio enters the Women’s 135lbs rankings even though she lost at UFC Shenzhen. Mark De La Rosa looses a spot at 125. The fact that there are not many prospects at that weigtht makes her an automatic ranked prospect even though her prospect status is questionable.

Flyweight (125lbs)
  1. Henry Cejudo
  2. Rogerio Bontorin
  3. Raulian Paiva +1
  4. Mark De La Rosa -1
Bantamweight (135lbs)
  1. Petr Yan
  2. Cory Sandhagen
  3. Song Yadong
  4. Sean O’Malley
  5. Montel Jackson 
  6. Casey Kenney
  7. Ricky Simon 
  8. Merab Dvalishvili
  9. Manny Bermudez 
  10. Cole Smith

Honorable Mentions: Khalid Taha, Brad Katona, Mario Bautista

Featherweight (145lbs)
  1. Sodiq Yusuff
  2. Movsar Evloev
  3. Kron Gracie
  4. Mike Grundy
  5. Shane Burgos
  6. Dan Ige
  7. Charles Jourdain
  8. Hakeem Dawodu
  9. Bryce Mitchell
  10. Matt Sayles

Honorable Mentions: Bobby Moffett, Grant Dawson, Kyle Bochniak

Lightweight (155lbs)
  1. Gregor Gillespie
  2. Arman Tsarukyan
  3. Damir Ismagulov +4 
  4. David Teymur -1
  5. Marc Diakiese -1  
  6. Luis Pena -1
  7. Drakkar Klose -1
  8. Roosevelt Roberts 
  9. Devonte Smith 
  10. Alex da Silva

Honorable Mentions: Jalin Turner, Matt Frevola, Rafael Fiziev 

Welterweight (170lbs)
  1. Alexey Kunchenko +1
  2. Randy Brown +1
  3. Mike Perry +1
  4. Curtis Millender +1
  5. Abdul Razak Alhassan +1
  6. Mickey Gall +1
  7. Laureano Staropoli +1
  8. Takashi Sato +1
  9. Chance Rencountre +1 
  10. Rostem Akman +1

Honorables Mentions: Song Kenan, Zelim Imadaev, Carlo Pedersoli

Middleweight (185lbs)
  1. Ian Heinisch
  2. Antonio Carlos Junior
  3. Deron Winn
  4. Rodolfo Vieira 
  5. Edmen Shahbazyan
  6. Darren Till (New) 
  7. Khalid Murtazaliev -1 
  8. Kevin Holland -1
  9. Darren Stewart -1
  10. Wellington Turman -1

Honorable Mentions: Marc-André Barriault, Karl Roberson, Trevin Giles

Light Heavyweight (205lbs)
  1. Dominick Reyes
  2. Johnny Walker
  3. Magomed Ankalaev
  4. Corey Anderson
  5. Khalil Rountree
  6. Alonzo Menifield
  7. Michal Oleksiejczuk 
  8. Jim Crute 
  9. Ryan Spann 
  10. Dalcha Lungiambula 

Honorable Mentions: Eryk Anders, Tyson Pedro, Devin Clark

Heavyweight (265lbs)
  1. Ciryl Gane
  2. Francis Ngannou 
  3. Curtis Blaydes 
  4. Sergey Pavlovich 
  5. Greg Hardy
  6. Juan Adams
  7. Jeff Hughes
  8. Rphael Pessoa
  9. Michel Batista 
  10. Sergey Spivak 

Honorable Mentions: Allen Crowder, Chris De La Rocha

Women’s Strawweight (115lbs)
  1. Rose Namajunas
  2. Tatiana Suarez
  3. Weili Zhang +1
  4. Cynthia Calvillo -1
  5. MacKenzie Dern
  6. Marina Rodriguez
  7. Livinha Souza
  8. Virna Jandiroba
  9. Amanda Ribas
  10. Angela Hill

Honorable Mentions: Polyana Viana, Hannah Cifers, Emily Whitmire

Women’s Flyweight (125lbs)
  1. Maycee Barber
  2. Andrea Lee
  3. Sabina Mazo
  4. Mayra Bueno Silva
  5. Katlyn Chookagian
  6. Montana De La Rosa
  7. Gillian Robertson 
  8. Viviane Araujo 
  9. JJ Aldrich 
  10. Poliana Botelho 

Honorable Mentions: Miranda Granger, Molly McCann, Hannah Goldy

Women’s Bantamweight (135lbs)
  1. Aspen Ladd
  2. Macy Chiasson
  3. Ketlen Vieira
  4. Sijara Eubanks
  5. Nicco Montano
  6. Bea Malecki
  7. Eduarda Santana
  8. Amanda Lemos
  9. Lara Procopio (New)
Women’s Featherweight (145lbs)
  1. Felicia Spencer
  2. Megan Anderson
  3. Leah Letson
Men’s Pound-for-Pound
  1. Henry Cejudo
  2. Petr Yan
  3. Gregor Gillespie
  4. Cory Sandhagen
  5. Sodiq Yusuff
  6. Ciryl Gane 
  7. Dominick Reyes 
  8. Francis Ngannou 
  9. Movsar Evloev
  10. Curtis Blaydes

Honorable Mentions: Ian Heinisch, Johnny Walker, Sean O’Malley

Women’s Pound-for-Pound
  1. Rose Namajunas
  2. Maycee Barber 
  3. Tatiana Suarez 
  4. Aspen Ladd 
  5. Macy Chiasson
  6. Weili Zhang +3
  7. Andrea Lee -1
  8. Felicia Spencer -1
  9. Cynthia Calvillo -1
  10. MacKenzie Dern

Honorable Mentions: Ketlen Vieira, Sabina Mazo, Marina Rodriguez

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