UK And Irish MMA Rankings: January 2015

UK And Irish MMA Rankings: January 2015

Here is the latest UK And Irish MMA Rankings update, the first for 2015.

UK And Irish MMA Rankings
UK And Irish MMA Rankings

The Your MMA team produce the longest standing and most trusted UK and Irish MMA rankings, 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 fight booked around the time they become ‘inactive’).
  • Fighters eligible need to be either UK/Irish nationals or located here full time. 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, unless a permanent move is specified.
  • 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. You cannot be ranked in a division you haven’t fought in.
  • 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.

Through December and January we have seen many big events, including lots of UK and Irish fighters active in the UFC. Check below for how the results have affected the rankings.

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UK and Irish MMA Flyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Brad Pickett
2. Neil Seery
3. Paddy Holohan
4. Shaj Haque
5. Pietro Menga
6. Phil Harris
7. Brett Caswell
8. Damien Rooney
9. Ian Malone
10. Mark Connor
11. Andy Young
12. Steve McCombe
13. Martin McDonough
14. Scott Pooley
15. Spencer Hewitt
16. Brian Hyslop
17. Shamsul Haque
18. Jody Collins
19. Mike Berry
20. Danny Missin

UK and Irish MMA Bantamweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Vaughan Lee

2. Brett Johns
3. Ronnie Mann
4. James Brum
5. Mike Wootten
6. Cory Tait
7. Ian Entwistle
8. James Pennington
9. Dean Garnett
10. Alan Philpott
11. Niko Gjoka
12. Gaz Pilot
13. John Cullen
14. Bryan Creighton
15. Ed Arthur
16. Jordan Desborough
17. Aaron Blackwell
18. Kris Edwards
19. Nathaniel Wood
20. Carl Fawcett
21. Conrad Hayes
22. Mark Platts
23. Martin Sheridan
24. Dino Gambatesa
25. Declan Williams
26. Jamie Pritchard
27. Phil Raeburn
28. Joe Orrey
29. Mike Cutting
30. James McErlean

UK and Irish MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Conor McGregor
2. Mike Wilkinson
3. Rob Whiteford
4. Graham Turner
5. Alex Enlund
6. Artem Lobov
7. Ashleigh Grimshaw
8. Andy Ogle
9. Shay Walsh
10. Brendan Loughnane
11. Nad Narimani
12. Jay Furness
13. Andrew Fisher
14. Paul Reed
15. Dave Hill
16. Dave Lee
17. Robbie Olivier
18. Arnold Allen
19. James Saville
20. Callum Jones
21. Martin Wrzosek
22. Liam James
23. Paddy Pimblett
24. Marley Swindells
25. Antanas Jazbutis
26. Greg Severs
27. Tommy McCafferty
28. Doni Miller
29. Phil Else
30. Andy Craven

UK and Irish MMA Lightweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ross Pearson
2. Norman Parke
3. Steven Ray
4. Andre Winner
5. Colin Fletcher
6. Curt Warburton
7. Saul Rogers
8. Martin Stapleton
9. Joe Duffy
10. Tim Newman
11. Paul Redmond
12. John Maguire
13. Tommy Maguire
14. Mick Sinclair
15. Martin Delaney
16. Sean Carter
17. Tim Wilde
18. Ali Maclean
19. Christian Holley
20. Terry Montgomery
21. Alexei Roberts
22. Jack Grant
23. Brad Wheeler
24. Ryan Roddy
25. Jack McGann
26. Mark Diakiese
27. Jefferson George
28. Michael Doyle
29. Kane Mousah
30. Danny Henry

UK and Irish MMA Welterweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Paul Daley
2. Cathal Pendred
3. John Hathaway
4. Danny Roberts
5. Jimmy Wallhead
6. Claudio da Silva
7. Ryan Scope
8. Jack Mason
9. Ali Arish
10. Jake Bostwick
11. Leon Edwards
12. Lewis Long
13. Danny Mitchell
14. Michael Page
15. Matt Inman
16. Gavin Sterritt
17. Wayne Murrie
18. Walter Gahadza
19. Alan Johnston
20. Aaron Wilkinson
21. Phillip Mulpeter
22. Lee Caers
23. Tom Breese
24. Craig Turner
25. Shaun Taylor
26. Sam Boult
27. Peter Queally
28. Henry Fadipe
29. Darren Till
30. Alex Montagnani

UK and Irish MMA Middleweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Michael Bisping
2. Tom Watson
3. Luke Barnatt
4. Karlos Vemola
5. Scott Askham
6. Max Nunes
7. Bradley Scott
8. Chris Fields
9. Ion Pascu
10. Jack Marshman
11. Che Mills
12. Eugene Fadiora
13. Harry McLeman
14. Conor Cooke
15. Lee Chadwick
16. Allan Love
17. Andrew De-Vent
18. Ronan McKay
19. Andy Manzolo
20. Matt Hallam
21. Bola Omoyele
22. Pavel Doroftei
23. Craig White
24. Alex Minogue
25. Avi Jack
26. Kyle Redfearn
27. Leeroy Barnes
28. Tommy Cook
29. Steve Dinsdale
30. Krzysztof Golec

UK and Irish MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Jimi Manuwa
2. Liam McGeary
3. Linton Vassell
4. James McSweeney
5. Marcin Lazarz
6. Brett McDermott
7. Oli Thompson
8. Fraser Opie
9. James Hurrell
10. Karl Moore
11. Carl Kinslow
12. Przemyslaw Mysiala
13. Lukasz Klinger
14. Mike Neun
15. Lloyd Clarkson
16. Ryan White
17. Darren Stewart
18. Paul Craig
19. Nick Nembhard
20. Simas Norkus

UK and Irish MMA Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Defries
2. James Mulheron
3. James Thompson
4. Neil Wain
5. Stav Economou
6. Paul Taylor
7. Colin Robinson
8. Dayman Lake
9. Mark Godbeer
10. Stu Austin
11. Rab Truesdale
12. Andy Spiers
13. Chi Lewis Parry
14. Tom Denham
15. Lucasz Parobiec
16. Karl Etherington
17. Tomasz Czerwinski
18. Callum Cooke
19. Craig Burke
20. Adam Parkes

Make sure you’re following @YourMMA on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest updates from the longest running and most reliable UK MMA rankings.

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)
David Bateman (Scotland): Editor of SFB Mag and radio show, commentator and writer.
George McCann (London): Owner of site and online magazine.
Harry Williams (England – North West): Long-time contributor to BritMMA and Your MMA.
Alan Murphy (Ireland): WHOA TV journalist covering mixed martial arts in Ireland, former editor at
Ben Farrelly (England – South Coast): Southern MMA specialist and owner/founder at