UK And Irish MMA Rankings: August 2013

UK And Irish MMA Rankings: August 2013

The official UK and Irish MMA Rankings update for August of 2013, with some divisions seeing quite major changes.

UK And Irish MMA Rankings
UK And Irish MMA Rankings

The Your MMA team produce the longest standing and most trusted UK MMA rankings, published in print at Your MMA Magazine and online, with representatives from around the UK and Ireland contributing to the output each month. Whilst all rankings remain somewhat subjective, the Your MMA panel aren’t tied to any organisation or fighter and are key figures in the UK MMA scene, having been around the sport for many years.


  • Any fighter that hasn’t been active in the last 365 days will be ineligible for consideration (with the caveat being a booked fight within a month of them being ‘inactive’).
  • Fighters eligible need to be either UK/Irish nationals or located in the UK full time (for two years or more). Ireland is included as part of our database as a close partner to UK MMA, with many Irish fighters competing in the UK and most divisions there remaining too small to necessitate a specific set of their own.
  • Fighters moving around in weightclasses will be ranked in the lowest weightclass they have competed in within the last three fights.
  • Fighters competing in catchweight bouts or fighters moving down in weightclasses cannot be ranked at the lower weightclass until they have made the limit and fought there – e.g. a fighter taking on a fight at 73kg after competing at 77kg will not be ranked at lightweight until he has reached the proper weight category.
  • Rankings are based on quality of performance and level of opposition, as well as wins and finishes, with domestic promotional titles not figuring in how highly a fighter is ranked. It is more than a numbers game.

You can find the UK and Irish MMA Rankings from flyweight to heavyweight in the Fighters Section (just click on the UK tab). Check back regularly to see how big events shape the top tens.

August has seen events such as Cage Warriors, Clan Wars, UCMMA and Made 4 The Cage have a significant impact on several divisions.

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UK and Irish MMA Flyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Harris
2. Neil Seery
3. Pietro Menga
4. Scott Pooley
5. Mark Platts
6. Giorgio Andrews
7. Kris Edwards
8. Niko Gjoka
9. Shaj Haque
10. Bryan Creighton
11. Mark Connor
12. Karl Harrison
13. Chris Miah
14. Martin Wong
15. Ben Hajir
16. Shamsul Haque
17. Danny Missin
18. Josh Foster
19. Brett Caswell
20. Mark Handley

UK and Irish MMA Bantamweight Top 25 Rankings:

1. Brad Pickett
2. Vaughan Lee
3. James Brum
4. Ronnie Mann
5. Paul McVeigh
6. James Pennington
7. Paddy Holohan
8. Martin McDonough
9. James Doolan
10. Owen Roddy
11. Davey Grant
12. James Saville
13. Mike Wootten
14. Damien Rooney
15. Alan Philpott
16. Cory Tait
17. Dino Gambatesa
18. Brett Johns
19. Spencer Hewitt
20. Carl Fawcett
21. Jordan Desborough
22. Conrad Hayes
23. Joe Orrey
24. Jody Collins
25. James Macalister

UK and Irish MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Conor McGregor
2. Rob Whiteford
3. Andy Ogle
4. Graham Turner
5. Mike Wilkinson
6. Ashleigh Grimshaw
7. Jason Young
8. Jay Furness
9. Andrew Fisher
10. Paul Reed
11. Shay Walsh
12. Chris Fishgold
13. Robbie Olivier
14. Phil Else
15. Nathan Beer
16. Dave Lee
17. Nad Narimani
18. Artem Lobov
19. John Cullen
20. Brian Moore
21. Liam James
22. Alex Enlund
23. Steve O’Keeffe
24. Sam Gilbert
25. Marcin Wrzosek
26. Joe Clarke
27. Josh Ramage
28. Karsten Lenjoint
29. Dean Reilly
30. Stephen Coll

UK and Irish MMA Lightweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ross Pearson
2. Paul Sass
3. Norman Parke
4. Curt Warburton
5. Rob Sinclair
6. John Maguire
7. Andre Winner
8. Terry Etim
9. Martin Stapleton
10. Tim Newman
11. Colin Fletcher
12. Jason Ball
13. Steven Ray
14. Paul Redmond
15. Tim Radcliffe
16. Greg Loughran
17. Chris Hoban
18. Tommy Maguire
19. Martin Delaney
20. Ali Maclean
21. Uche Ihiekwe
22. Lee Wieczorek
23. Brendan Loughnane
24. Lewis Long
25. Dale Hardiman
26. Mark Tucker
27. Antanas Jazbutis
28. Brad Wheeler
29. Merv Mulholland
30. Sean Carter

UK and Irish MMA Welterweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Paul Daley
2. John Hathaway
3. Dan Hardy
4. Jim Wallhead
5. Cathal Pendred
6. Che Mills
7. Ali Arish
8. Danny Roberts
9. Jack Mason
10. Matt Inman
11. Wayne Murrie
12. Danny Mitchell
13. Bradley Scott
14. Jake Bostwick
15. Walter Gahadza
16. Alan Johnston
17. Ryan Scope
18. Bola Omoyele
19. Tom Breese
20. Mark Scanlon
21. Rob Mills
22. Aaron Wilkinson
23. Ash Beaumont
24. Tommy Quinn
25. Phillip Mulpeter
26. Piotr Ptasinki
27. Dan Hope
28. Michael Johnson
29. Steve Dinsdale
30. Shaun Taylor

UK and Irish MMA Middleweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Michael Bisping
2. Tom Watson
3. Karlos Vemola
4. Zelg Galesic
5. Claudio Henrique Da Silva
6. John Phillips
7. Chris Fields
8. Luke Barnatt
9. Eugene Fadiora
10. Scott Askham
11. Jack Marshman
12. Andrew Punshon
13. Lee Chadwick
14. Denniston Sutherland
15. John Michael Shiel
16. Allan Love
17. Valentino Petrescu
18. Leeroy Barnes
19. Chris Scott
20. Matt Ewin
21. Mark Weir
22. Brett Bassett
23. Fabio Ferrari
24. Mike Ling
25. Harry McLeman
26. Matt Howard
27. Brett Sizeland
28. Yannick Bahati
29. Sam Mensah
30. Conor Cooke

UK and Irish MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Jimi Manuwa
2. Max Nunes
3. Linton Vassell
4. Marcin Lazarz
5. Fraser Opie
6. James McSweeney
7. Robert Krecicki
8. Kevin Thompson
9. Tony Moran
10. Richie Knox
11. Carl Kinslow
12. Przemyslaw Mysiala
13. James Hurrell
14. Iain Martell
15. Lukasz Klinger
16. Liam McGeary
17. Peter Irving
18. Mike Neun
19. Karl Moore
20. Nick Chapman

UK and Irish MMA Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Defries
2. Stavros Economou
3. Oli Thompson
4. Neil Grove
5. Martin Thompson
6. Ian Freeman
7. Dave Keeley
8. James Thompson
9. Colin Robinson
10. James Mulheron
11. Darren Towler
12. Dayman Lake
13. Deividas Banaitis
14. Karl Etherington
15. Andy Spiers
16. Rab Truesdale
17. Stu Austin
18. Paul Taylor
19. Ben Smith
20. Callum Cook

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The team that helped comprise the UK MMA rankings this month includes:

Jay Furness (England – North): editor, former online editor for MMA Unltd and FIGHT! Magazine and professional fighter (exempt from 145lbs rankings)
Ricky Wright (Wales): Long-time UK MMA industry man and top MC.
David Bateman (Scotland): Editor of SFB Mag and radio show, commentator and writer.
George McCann (London): Owner of site and online magazine.
Dean Parr (England – North West): Owner of and writer for many boxing and MMA sites, including
David Lethaby (England – Midlands): Long time MMA writer, photographer and radio host, currently at
Alan Murphy (Ireland): Journalist covering mixed martial arts in Ireland, and editor at
Steve Wickett (South West): Southern MMA specialist and co-owner at