UK MMA Rankings – February 2013

UK MMA Rankings – February 2013

The UK MMA Rankings update for February 2013, featuring the big UFC London event as well as domestic promotions.

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 Britain 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).
  • 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 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.

There have been lots of events affecting the rankings this month, in particular the UFC On Fuel 7 card in London, and the likes of UCMMA, Made 4 The Cage, Supremacy FC and Cage Contender.

Bantamweight has extended to Top 25 for February, 2013.

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UK MMA Flyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Harris
2. Neil Seery
3. Kris Edwards
4. Mark Platts
5. Giorgio Andrews
6. Brian Hyslop
7. Niko Gjoka
8. Pietro Menga
9. Karl Harrison
10. Steve McCombe
11. Mark Connor
12. Owen Gayle
13. Chris Miah
14. Martin Wong
15. Shamsul Haque
16. Mark Handley
17. Ben Hajir
18. Josh Foster
19. Joe Laurence
20. Danny Missin

UK MMA Bantamweight Top 25 Rankings:

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

UK MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ronnie Mann
2. Conor McGregor
3. Andy Ogle
4. Graham Turner
5. Rob Whiteford
6. Jason Young
7. Ashleigh Grimshaw
8. Dave Hill
9. Paul Reed
10. Phil Else
11. Nathan Beer
12. Dave Lee
13.  Robbie Olivier
14. John Cullen
15. Diego Vital
16. Andrew Fisher
17. Steve O’Keeffe
18. Jay Furness
19. Shay Walsh
20. Artem Lobov
21. Saul Rogers
22. Gary Kelly
23. Brian Moore
24.  Brett Johns
25.  Sam Gilbert
26. Josh Ramage
27. Joe Clarke
28. Conrad Hayes
29. Dean Reilly
30. Alex Enlund

UK MMA Lightweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ross Pearson
2. Paul Sass
3. Rob Sinclair
4. Curt Warburton
5. Norman Parke
6. Terry Etim
7. Andre Winner
8. Colin Fletcher
9. Martin Stapleton
10. Tim Newman
11. Jason Ball
12. Steven Ray
13. Greg Loughran
14. Mervyn Mulholland
15. Mike Wilkinson
16. Daniel Thomas
17. Chris Hoban
18. Paul Redmond
19. Martin Delaney
20. Lee Wieczorek
21. Brendan Loughnane
22. Tommy Maguire
23. Ali Maclean
24. Wes Murch
25. Lewis Long
26.  Dale Hardiman
27. Alexei Roberts
28. Uche Ihiekwe
29. Jeremy Petley
30. Jason Cooledge

UK MMA Welterweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Dan Hardy
2. John Hathaway
3. Paul Daley
4. Che Mills
5. Jim Wallhead
6. John Maguire
7. Cathal Pendred
8. Ali Arish
9. Paul Kelly
10. Jess Liaudin
11. Wayne Murrie
12. Danny Mitchell
13. Jake Bostwick
14. Danny Roberts
15. Jack Mason
16. Bradley Scott
17. Matt Inman
18. Sam Boult
19. Alan Johnston
20. Tom Breese
21. Bola Omoyele
22. Rob Mills
23. Dean Caldwell
24. Henrique Santana
25. Aaron Wilkinson
26. Ash Beaumont
27. Warren Kee
28. Walter Gahadza
29. Qasim Shafiq
30. Luke Newman

UK 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. James Zikic
9. Jack Marshman
10. Eugene Fadiora
11. Andrew Punshon
12. Valentino Petrescu
13. Scott Askham
14. Denniston Sutherland
15. John Michael Shiel
16. Luke Barnatt
17. Leeroy Barnes
18. Chris Scott
19. Matt Ewin
20. Allan Love
21. Mark Weir
22. Brett Bassett
23. Mike Ling
24. Carl Noon
25. Lee Chadwick
26. Matt Howard
27. Brett Sizeland
28. Harry McLeman
29. Yannick Bahati
30. Sam Mensah

UK MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Jimi Manuwa
2. Linton Vassell
3. Max Nunes
4. Przemyslaw Mysiala
5. James McSweeney
6. Fraser Opie
7. Robert Krecicki
8. Kevin Thompson
9. Marcin Lazarz
10. Tony Moran
11. Richie Knox
12. Rab Truesdale
13. Ben Smith
14. Iain Martell
15. Mike Neun
16. Nick Chapman
17. Neil Bittong
18. Thomas Denham
19. James Parker
20. Scott Stribbling

UK MMA Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Defries
2. Stavros Economou
3. Oli Thompson
4. Neil Grove
5. Neil Wain
6. Dave Keeley
7. James Thompson
8. Martin Thompson
9. Mark Godbeer
10. Darren Towler
11. Dayman Lake
12. Jay Mortimore
13. Chris Petrie
14. Deividas Banaitis
15. Mark Potter
16. Karl Etherington
17. Andy Spiers
18. James Mulheron
19. Paul Taylor
20. James Hurrell

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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. 
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