UK MMA Rankings: May 2013

UK MMA Rankings: May 2013

UK MMA Rankings update for May 2013, with big events Cage Warriors, Made 4 The Cage and more.

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.


  • 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, with many Irish fighters competing in the UK and most divisions there remaining too small to necissitate 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.

May has seen Cage Warriors shake up the rankings in particular, as well as Made 4 The Cage, Cage Contender and other regional shows.

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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. Josh Foster
20. Danny Missin

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. Conrad Hayes
22. Liam James
23. Joe Orrey
24. Jody Collins
25. James Macalister

UK MMA Featherweight Top 30 Rankings:

1. Conor McGregor
2. Andy Ogle
3. Graham Turner
4. Rob Whiteford
5. Ashleigh Grimshaw
6. Jason Young
7. Jay Furness
8. Dave Hill
9. Paul Reed
10. Phil Else
11. Nathan Beer
12. Shay Walsh
13. Dave Lee
14. Chris Fishgold
15. Robbie Olivier
16. John Cullen
17. Diego Vital
18. Andrew Fisher
19. Steve O’Keeffe
20. Artem Lobov
21. Saul Rogers
22. Brian Moore
23. Gary Kelly
24. Sam Gilbert
25. Nad Narimani
26. Martin Wrzosek
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. Terry Etim
7. Andre Winner
8. Martin Stapleton
9. Tim Newman
10. Colin Fletcher
11. Jason Ball
12. Steven Ray
13. Tim Radcliffe
14. Greg Loughran
15. Mike Wilkinson
16. Paul Redmond
17. Chris Hoban
18. Tommy Maguire
19. Ali Maclean
20. Martin Delaney
21. Lee Wieczorek
22. Brendan Loughnane
23. Lewis Long
24. Uche Ihiekwe
25. Dale Hardiman
26. Mark Tucker
27. Antanas Jazbutis
28. Jamie Rogers
29. Brad Wheeler
30. Merv Mulholland

UK MMA Welterweight Top 30 Rankings:

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

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. Denniston Sutherland
14. John Michael Shiel
15. Allan Love
16. Lee Chadwick
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. 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. James Hurrell
14. Iain Martell
15. Mike Neun
16. Liam McGeary
17. Thomas Denham
18. Karl Moore
19. Nick Chapman
20. James Parker

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. Karl Etherington
13. Jay Mortimore
14. Deividas Banaitis
15. Andy Spiers
16. Paul Taylor
17. Carl Kinslow
18. Ben Smith
19. Callum Cook
20. Tomasz Czerwinski

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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 (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 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