UK MMA Rankings: June 2013

UK MMA Rankings: June 2013

The latest update to the UK and Irish MMA Rankings, taking into account all of the action from June.

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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 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.

Criteria:

  • 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). 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.
  • 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 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.

In June we have seen shows from the likes of Cage Warriors, OMMAC, UCMMA and Global Warrior Challenge that have all had a big impact.

Discuss the rankings with us on Twitter and Facebook.

UK MMA Flyweight Top 20 Rankings:

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

UK MMA Bantamweight Top 25 Rankings:

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

UK MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Conor McGregor
2. Rob Whiteford
3. Andy Ogle
4. Graham Turner
5. Mike Wilkinson
6. Ashleigh Grimshaw
7. Jason Young
8. Jay Furness
9. Andrew Fisher
10. Paul Reed
11. Phil Else
12. Shay Walsh
13. Nathan Beer
14. Dave Lee
15. Chris Fishgold
16. Robbie Olivier
17. John Cullen
18. Steve O’Keeffe
19. Artem Lobov
20. Saul Rogers
21. Brian Moore
22. Gary Kelly
23. Sam Gilbert
24. Nad Narimani
25. Martin Wrzosek
26. Liam James
27. Josh Ramage
28. Joe Clarke
29. Karsten Lenjoint
30. Alex Enlund

UK MMA Lightweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Ross Pearson
2. Paul Sass
3. Curt Warburton
4. Rob Sinclair
5. Norman Parke
6. Andre Winner
7. Terry Etim
8. Martin Stapleton
9. Tim Newman
10. Colin Fletcher
11. Jason Ball
12. Steven Ray
13. Paul Redmond
14. Tim Radcliffe
15. Greg Loughran
16. Chris Hoban
17. Tommy Maguire
18. Martin Delaney
19. Ali Maclean
20. Lee Wieczorek
21. Brendan Loughnane
22. Lewis Long
23. Uche Ihiekwe
24. Dale Hardiman
25. Mark Tucker
26. Antanas Jazbutis
27. Jamie Rogers
28. Brad Wheeler
29. Merv Mulholland
30. Daniel Thomas

UK MMA Welterweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Paul Daley
2. John Hathaway
3. Dan Hardy
4. Jim Wallhead
5. Cathal Pendred
6. Che Mills
7. John Maguire
8. Ali Arish
9. Danny Roberts
10. Jack Mason
11. Jess Liaudin
12. Wayne Murrie
13. Danny Mitchell
14. Bradley Scott
15. Alan Johnston
16. Ryan Scope
17. Matt Inman
18. Tom Breese
19. Bola Omoyele
20. Rob Mills
21. Aaron Wilkinson
22. Ash Beaumont
23. Walter Gahadza
24. Piotr Ptasinski
25. Tommy Quinn
26. Dan Hope
27. Phillip Mulpeter
28. Michael Page
29. Michael Johnson
30. Shaun Taylor

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

UK MMA Light-Heavyweight Top 20 Rankings:

1. Jimi Manuwa
2. Max Nunes
3. Linton Vassell
4. Marcin Lazarz
5. Przemyslaw Mysiala
6. James McSweeney
7. Fraser Opie
8. Robert Krecicki
9. Kevin Thompson
10. Tony Moran
11. Richie Knox
12. Rab Truesdale
13. James Hurrell
14. Iain Martell
15. Lukasz Klinger
16. Liam McGeary
17. Mike Neun
18. Thomas Denham
19. Karl Moore
20. Simas Norkus

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. James Mulheron
10. Darren Towler
11. Dayman Lake
12. Deividas Banaitis
13. Karl Etherington
14. Jay Mortimore
15. Andy Spiers
16. Stu Austin
17. Paul Taylor
18. Carl Kinslow
19. Ben Smith
20. Callum Cook

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): YourMMA.tv editor, former online editor for MMA Unltd and FIGHT! Magazine and professional fighter (exempt from 145lbs rankings)
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 Love2FightUK.com site and online magazine.
Dean Parr (England – North West): Owner of BritMMA.co.uk and writer for many boxing and MMA sites, including fightmagazine.com.
David Lethaby (England – Midlands): Long time MMA writer, photographer and radio host, currently at Sherdog.com.
Alan Murphy (Ireland): Journalist covering mixed martial arts in Ireland, and editor at PowerhouseMMA.ie.
Steve Wickett (South West): Southern MMA specialist and co-owner at AddictedMMA.com

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