UK And Irish MMA Rankings: September 2014

UK And Irish MMA Rankings: September 2014

Here is the latest rankings update, with September featuring some top action and plenty of movement.

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.

September’s main players were the likes of Cage Warriors, Bellator and BAMMA, with many more regional events helping to shape the latest update.

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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. Mark Connor
8. Steve McCombe
9. Andy Young
10. Martin McDonough
11. Scott Pooley
12. Brett Caswell
13. Chris Miah
14. Spencer Hewitt
15. Shamsul Haque
16. Jody Collins
17. Mike Berry
18. Danny Missin
19. Josh Foster
20. Mick Gerrard

UK and Irish MMA Bantamweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Vaughan Lee

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

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. Alex Enlund
8. Shay Walsh
9. Chris Fishgold
10. Artem Lobov
11. Jay Furness
12. Andrew Fisher
13. Dave Hill
14. Dave Lee
15. Nad Narimani
16. Paul Reed
17. Robbie Olivier
18. Ian Entwistle
19. James Saville
20. Callum Jones
21. Martin Wrzosek
22. Arnold Allen
23. Sam Gilbert
24. Liam James
25. Phil Else
26. Doni Miller
27. Tommy McCafferty
28. Marley Swindells
29. Andy Craven
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. Joe Duffy
16. Tim Radcliffe
17. Mick Sinclair
18. Brendan Loughnane
19. Martin Delaney
20. Ali Maclean
21. Antanas Jazbutis
22. Sean Carter
23. Tim Wilde
24. Christian Holley
25. Alexei Roberts
26. Jack Grant
27. Jason Ball
28. Brad Wheeler
29. Ryan Roddy
30. Mark Diakiese

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. Jake Bostwick
10. Leon Edwards
11. Danny Mitchell
12. Matt Inman
13. Wayne Murrie
14. Gavin Sterritt
15. Michael Page
16. Walter Gahadza
17. Alan Johnston
18. Aaron Wilkinson
19. Tommy Quinn
20. Phillip Mulpeter
21. Lewis Long
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. Bill Beaumont

UK and Irish MMA Middleweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Michael Bisping
2. Tom Watson
3. Luke Barnatt
4. Claudio Henrique da Silva
5. Karlos Vemola
6. Scott Askham
7. John Phillips 
8. Bradley Scott
9. Chris Fields 
10. Max Nunes
11. Ion Pascu
12. Jack Marshman
13. Che Mills
14. Eugene Fadiora
15. Lee Chadwick
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. Avi Jack
28. Leeroy Barnes
29. Conor Cooke
30. Brett Bassett

UK and Irish MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

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

UK and Irish MMA Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

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

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