UK MMA Rankings: June 2012

UK MMA Rankings: June 2012

The latest update of the UK MMA Rankings for March 2012, with lightweight stretching to top thirty.

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 several events shaping this month’s rankings update with Cage Warriors, On Top and Made 4 The Cage all putting on top domestic cards.

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UK MMA Flyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Harris
2. Neil Seery
3. Mark Platts
4. Brian Hyslop
5. Niko Gjoka
6. Spencer Hewitt
7. Ian Malone
8. Declan Williams
9. Walter Caydas
10. Owen Gayle
11. Pietro Menga
12. James McAllister
13. Shamsul Haque
14. Karl Harrison
15. Mark Handley
16. Ritchie Ivory
17. Josh Foster
18. Joe Laurence
19. Richie Edgeworth
20. Lee Russell

UK MMA Bantamweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Brad Pickett
2. Vaughan Lee
3. Paul McVeigh
4. James Doolan
5. Kris Edwards
6. James Brum
7. Dino Gambatesa
8. James Pennington
9. Cory Tait
10. Chris Garry
11. Scott Pooley
12. Mike Wootten
13. Martin McDonough
14. Patrick Holohan
15. Damien Rooney
16. Karsten Lenjoint
17. David Grant
18. Jody Collins
19. Brent Crawley
20. Lawson Tennant

UK MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ross Pearson
2. Ronnie Mann
3. Jason Young
4. Graham Turner
5. Conor McGregor
6. Ashleigh Grimshaw
7. Dave Hill
8. Nathan Beer
9. Dave Lee
10. Paul Reed
11. Andy Ogle
12. James Saville
13. Robbie Olivier
14. Diego Vital
15. Rob Whiteford
16. John Cullen
17. Andrew Fisher
18. Mike Wilkinson
19. Antanas Jazbutis
20. Steve O’Keeffe
20. Liam James
21. Owen Roddy
22. Shay Walsh
23. Jay Furness
24. Alex Enlund
25. Saul Rogers
26. Louis Chapman
27. Dean Reilly
28. Brian Moore
29. Artem Lobov
30. Joe Clarke

UK MMA Lightweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Paul Sass
2. Terry Etim
3. Andre Winner
4. Paul Taylor
5. Paul Kelly
6. Curt Warburton
7. Rob Sinclair
8. Tim Radcliffe
9. Joe Duffy
10. Colin Fletcher
11. Jason Ball
12. Norman Parke
13. Martin Stapleton
14. Michael Pastou
15. Tim Newman
16. Greg Loughran
17. Daniel Thomas
18. Jeff Lawson
19. Francis Heagney
20. Lewis Long
21. Richie Downes
22. Martin Delaney
23. Chris Fishgold
24. Ali Maclean
25. Mark Glover
26. Lee Wieczorek
27. Wes Murch
28. Chris Hoban
29. Chris Stringer
30. Brad Wheeler

UK MMA Welterweight Top 25 Rankings:

1. Dan Hardy

2. John Hathaway
3. Paul Daley
4. Jim Wallhead
5. John Maguire
6. Che Mills
7. Marius Zaromskis
8. Jess Liaudin
9. Cathal Pendred
10. Ali Arish
11. Wayne Murrie
12. Pete Irving
13. Danny Mitchell
14. Steven Ray
15. Jake Bostwick
16. Alan Johnston
17. Alexei Roberts
18. Bola Omoyele
19. Henrique Santana
20. Dean Caldwell
21. Ryan Scope
22. Bradley Scott
23. Warren Kee
24. Tom Breese
25. Qasim Shafiq

UK MMA Middleweight Top 25 Rankings:

1. Michael Bisping
2. Tom Watson
3. Karlos Vemola
4. Zelg Galesic
5. Claudio Henrique Da Silva
6. John Phillips
7. James Zikic
8. Valentino Petrescu
9. Andrew Punshon
10. Chris Fields
11. Denniston Sutherland
12. Jack Marshman
13. Jack Mason
14. Eugene Fadiora
15. Lee Barnes
16. Matt Ewin
17. John Michael Shiel
18. Carl Noon
19. Allan Love
20. Mike Ling
21. Matt Howard
22. Stu Tyrie
23. Chris Scott
24. Luke Barnatt
25. Brett Sizeland

UK MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Jimi Manuwa
2. Linton Vassell
3. Przemyslaw Mysiala
4. Anth Taylor
5. James McSweeney
6. Ryan White
7. Fraser Opie
8. Robert Krecicki
9. Kevin Thompson
10. Rab Truesdale
11. Sam Hooker
12. Tony Moran
13. Sam Mensah
14. Chris Konieczny
15. Hywel Knight
16. Max Nunes
17. Marcin Lazarz
18. Ben Smith
19. Iain Martell
20. Neil Bittong

UK MMA Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Phil Defries
2. Rob Broughton
3. Neil Grove
4. Neil Wain
5. Stavros Economou
6. Oli Thompson
7. Dave Keeley
8. James Thompson
9. Martin Thompson
10. Mark Godbeer
11. Tengiz Tedoradze
12. Jay Mortimore
13. Colin Robinson
14. Chris Petrie
15. Dayman Lake
16. Deividas Banaitis
17. Darren Towler
18. Mark Potter
19. Adam Parkes
20. Karl Etherington

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

Jay Furness (England): 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.
Dean Parr (England): Owner of and writer for many boxing and MMA sites, including
David Lethaby (England): Long time MMA writer, photographer and radio host, currently at
Colm Marren (Ireland): Journalist covering mixed martial arts in Ireland.
Steve Wickett (South West): Southern MMA specialist and co-owner at

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