UK And Irish MMA Rankings: July 2014

UK And Irish MMA Rankings: July 2014

The latest UK and Irish MMA rankings update, with the UFC and Bellator being major players this month.

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.

July’s main players were UFC Dublin, and Bellator events hosting UK fighters. The summer slowdown meant that there wasn’t that much action, but the fights that did play out had effects at the top.

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UK and Irish MMA Flyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Brad Pickett
2. Neil Seery
3. Paddy Holohan
4. Pietro Menga
5. Phil Harris
6. Shaj Haque
7. Scott Pooley
8. Mark Connor
9. Steve McCombe
10. Martin McDonough
11. Brett Caswell
12. Andy Young
13. Chris Miah
14. Spencer Hewitt
15. Mark Platts
16. Shamsul Haque
17. Danny Missin
18. Josh Foster
19. Mick Gerrard
20. Aaron Aby

UK and Irish MMA Bantamweight Top 25 Rankings:

1. Vaughan Lee

2. Brett Johns
3. Ronnie Mann
4. James Brum
5. Davey Grant
6. Cory Tait
7. Mike Wootten
8. James Pennington
9. Damien Rooney
10. Dean Garnett
11. James Doolan
12. Niko Gjoka
13. O Okunnu
14. Alan Philpott
15. John Cullen
16. Dino Gambatesa
17. Bryan Creighton
18. Aaron Blackwell
19. Gaz Pilot
20. Jordan Desborough
21. Kris Edwards
22. Carl Fawcett
23. Paddy Pimblett
24. Conrad Hayes
25. Brian Moore
26. Ed Arthur
27. James Macalister
28. Martin Sheridan
29. Jamie Pritchard
30. Jody Collins

UK and Irish MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Conor McGregor
2. Rob Whiteford
3. Graham Turner
4. Andy Ogle
5. Ashleigh Grimshaw
6. Mike Wilkinson
7. Andrew Fisher
8. Chris Fishgold
9. Alex Enlund
10. Jay Furness
11. Artem Lobov
12. Dave Hill
13. Dave Lee
14. Nad Narimani
15. Paul Reed
16. Robbie Olivier
17. Shay Walsh
18. Ian Entwistle
19. James Saville
20. Callum Jones
21. Martin Wrzosek
22. Sam Gilbert
23. Liam James
24. Arnold Allen
25. Phil Else
26. Doni Miller
27. Marley Swindells
28. Andy Craven
29. Joe Clarke
30. Dean Reilly

UK and Irish MMA Lightweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ross Pearson
2. Norman Parke
3. Paul Sass
4. Andre Winner
5. Steven Ray
6. Curt Warburton
7. Terry Etim
8. Colin Fletcher
9. Tim Newman
10. Martin Stapleton
11. Paul Redmond
12. Saul Rogers
13. John Maguire
14. Tommy Maguire
15. Jack Grant
16. Tim Radcliffe
17. Mick Sinclair
18. Brendan Loughnane
19. Martin Delaney
20. Uche Ihiekwe
21. Ali Maclean
22. Jason Ball
23. Antanas Jazbutis
24. Sean Carter
25. Tim Wilde
26. Lewis Long
27. Christian Holley
28. Brad Wheeler
29. Jefferson George
30. Micky Doyle

UK and Irish MMA Welterweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Paul Daley
2. Cathal Pendred
3. John Hathaway
4. Danny Roberts
5. Jimmy Wallhead
6. Ryan Scope
7. Jack Mason
8. Ali Arish
9. Danny Mitchell
10. Jake Bostwick
11. Leon Edwards
12. Matt Inman
13. Wayne Murrie
14. Gavin Sterritt
15. Michael Page
16. Walter Gahadza
17. Alan Johnston
18. Aaron Wilkinson
19. Mark Scanlon
20. Tommy Quinn
21. Phillip Mulpeter
22. Lee Caers
23. Craig Turner
24. Dan Hope
25. Shaun Taylor
26. Henry Fadipe
27. Dan Rushworth
28. Michael Johnson
29. Alex Montagnani
30. Artem Katov

UK and Irish MMA Middleweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Michael Bisping
2. Luke Barnatt
3. Tom Watson
4. Claudio Henrique da Silva
5. Karlos Vemola
6. Scott Askham
7. John Phillips 
8. Bradley Scott
9. Chris Fields 
10. Max Nunes
11. Che Mills
12. Eugene Fadiora
13. Lee Chadwick
14. Jack Marshman
15. Ion Pascu
16. Harry McLeman
17. Allan Love
18. Andrew De-Vent
19. Denniston Sutherland
20. Chris Scott
21. Ronan McKay
22. Bola Omoyele
23. Matt Hallam
24. Fabio Ferrari
25. Craig White
26. Alex Minogue
27. Konrad Iwanowski
28. Leeroy Barnes
29. Brett Bassett
30. Steve Dinsdale

UK and Irish MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Jimi Manuwa
2. Linton Vassell
3. Liam McGeary
4. Fraser Opie
5. Zelg Galesic
6. Iain Martell
7. Carl Kinslow
8. Przemyslaw Mysiala
9. Karl Moore
10. Richie Knox
11. James Hurrell
12. Lukasz Klinger
13. Mike Neun
14. Lloyd Clarkson
15. Lewis Barrow
16. Kevin Thompson
17. Tony Moran
18. Ben Smith
19. Arvydas Juska
20. Catalin Zmarandescu

UK and Irish MMA Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Defries
2. James Mulheron
3. James Thompson
4. Neil Wain
5. James McSweeney
6. Oli Thompson
7. Stav Economou
8. Martin Thompson
9. Colin Robinson
10. Darren Towler
11. Dayman Lake
12. Mark Godbeer
13. Stu Austin
14. Rab Truesdale
15. Deividas Banaitis
16. Karl Etherington
17. Andy Spiers
18. Chi Lewis Parry
19. Paul Taylor
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
Craig Boyle (England – North East): Writer for various North East outlets.

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