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Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

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The MMA calendar for 2024 is full, with major events scheduled for the near future. UFC 297, the UFC’s first pay-per-view of the year, will take place in Toronto. In February, the PFL and Bellator will host their first combined event, which features an intriguing “champion vs. champion” program. Additionally, well-known actors like Francis Ngannou and Conor McGregor may make their eagerly awaited cage comebacks. Check out here Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024.

Which fighters will have the greatest 2024? The UFC maintained its supremacy. But this year also brought with it Jon Jones’s comeback, Amanda Nunes’ retirement, and more. Considering all of that, 2024 seems to be a crazy year for MMA. So, let’s know more about the top 10 ranked MMA in the world in 2024:

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Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

We’re going to take a look at UFC fighters you should keep an eye on in 2024 as the year draws to an end. Even if some of these entries aren’t well-known now, they soon will be. So, let’s have a look at the top 10 Ranked MMA in the World in 2024:

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20Khamzat Chimaev
19Max Holloway
18Sean Strickland
17 Merab Dvalishvili
16Marlon Vera
15Belal Muhammad 
14 Jon Jones
13Israel Adesanya 
12Sean O’Malley
11Shavkat Rakhmonov
10 Ilia Topuria
9Alexander Volkanovski
8Tom Aspinall 
7Erin Blanchfield
6Alexandre Pantoja
5 Zhang Weili
4Alexa Grasso 
3Leon Edwards
2Alex Pereira 
1Islam Makhachev

10) Ilia Topuria

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Topuria entered the 2023 featherweight division as an intriguing but mostly unknown opponent. Ilia Topuria is a Georgian and Spanish mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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If he wins, he will go right into pound-for-pound fighting, creating plenty of opportunities for him. He has a professional MMA record of 14-0-0 and is undefeated. On February 17, 2024, Topuria is scheduled to fight Alex “The Great” Volkanovski for the featherweight world title.

NameIlia Topuria
Born21 January 1997 
Age27 years
Weight145 lb
Martial artGreco-Roman wrestling
Division Lightweight 

9) Alexander Volkanovski

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

He is the current UFC Featherweight Champion and fights in the Featherweight class of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was also the Featherweight champion of the Australian Fighting Championship in the past.

He was born on September 29, 1988, and is 5’6″ and weighs 145 lbs. His nickname is “The Great”, which comes from the famous conqueror Alexander the Great. Volkanovski’s status was unaffected by his close defeat to lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in February, despite being the UFC featherweight champion.

NameAlexander Volkanovski
Born 29 September 1988
Age35 years
Weight155 lb
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Joe Lopez
DivisionFeatherweight

8) Tom Aspinall

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Tom Aspinall is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight division. He is the Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion and is ranked 13th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. 

After suffering a knee injury in 2022, Aspinall recovered to defeat Marcin Tybura and Sergei Pavlovich in 2023 in a total of 2 minutes, and 22 seconds. The latter victory gave Aspinall the unclaimed heavyweight title.

NameTom Aspinall
Born11 April 1993
Age30 years
Weight262 lb
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 
DivisionHeavyweight

7) Erin Blanchfield

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Erin Blanchfield is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Flyweight division. Her nickname is “Cold Blooded”. She is also a former Eddie Bravo Invitational champion. Some of her opponents include J. Andrade, M. McCann, J. Aldrich, and M. Maverick. 

Blanchfield wants to win a UFC belt in 2024, no matter what. With a 12-1-0 (wins, losses, and draws) professional mixed martial arts career, Blanchfield is presently enjoying a nine-fight winning run.

NameErin Blanchfield
Born4 May 1999
Age24 years
Weight57 kg
DivisionFlyweight

6) Alexandre Pantoja

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight division. Pantoja’s nickname is “The Cannibal”. He is 5′ 5″ and weighs 125 lbs.

He has a professional MMA record of 27-5-0. He made his MMA debut on July 21, 2007, at the age of 17. In the UFC, he has faced 29 opponents in 31 fights, winning one championship. 

NameAlexandre Pantoja
Born16 April 1990
Age33 years
Weight57 kg
DivisionFlyweight

5) Zhang Weili

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Zhang Weili is a Chinese mixed martial artist and two-time UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. She was born on August 13, 1989, and is nicknamed “Magnum”. Weili’s record is 24-3-0. She is scheduled to defend her strawweight title against Yan Xiaonan on April 13, 2024, at UFC 300 in Las Vegas. This is going to be the first all-Chinese fight in UFC history. 

Her victories in UFC strawweight title matches over Amanda Lemos and Carla Esparza made her the number one contender and moved her up from last year’s ranking. Zhang’s first match of 2024 is scheduled for April 13 at UFC 300 versus Yan Xiaonan.

NameZhang Weili 
Born13 August 1989
Age34 years
Weight52 kg
DivisionStrawweight

4) Alexa Grasso

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Alexa Grasso is a Mexican mixed martial artist and the current UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. She was born on August 9, 1993, and is 5’5″ (165.1 cm) tall. Grasso has a professional MMA record of 16-3-1, and her last fight was on September 16, 2023. She trains at Lobo Gym MMA in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Grasso accomplished one of the biggest defeats in UFC history by defeating Shevchenko in the fourth round to grab the title. This was made possible by her excellent preparation for the fight and her seven years of growth in the club.

NameAlexa Grasso
Born9 August 1993
Age30 years
Weight52 kg
DivisionFlyweight

3) Leon Edwards

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

Leon Edwards is a 32-year-old mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the current UFC Welterweight Champion. With one NC (win-loss-draw), Edwards’ official MMA record is 22-3-0.

He has won his previous 13 fights and is presently on a 12-fight winning run. Edwards grew up in Birmingham, England, although being born in Jamaica. At UFC 278 last year, he defeated Kamaru Usman via knockout to win his first UFC championship.

NameLeon Edwards
Born25 August 1991
Age32 years
Weight77 kg
DivisionWelterweight

2) Alex Pereira

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

He was born on July 7, 1987, and he is a Light Heavyweight competitor for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the present UFC Light Heavyweight Champion as well as the former Middleweight Champion.

In addition, he is just one of nine fighters in UFC history to win titles in two different weight classes. He is the only fighter to have ever held Glory championships in two weight divisions at the same time and a former middleweight and light heavyweight kickboxing winner.

NameAlex Pereira 
Born7 July 1987
Age37 years
Weight93 kg
DivisionMiddleweight, Light heavyweight (MMA, Kickboxing); Cruiserweight

1) Islam Makhachev

Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024
Top 10 Ranked MMA Fighters in the World 2024

The UFC lightweight champion will have greater expectations for him than anybody else for the second year in a row. He lived up to the expectations of people, taking home ESPN’s Fighter of the Year and establishing himself as the world’s best fighter pound-for-pound.

If he proves himself once more, he may consider moving up to welterweight. Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev is a Russian mixed martial artist and the current UFC Lightweight Champion. He was born on October 27, 1991, is 5′ 10″ and weighs 155 lbs. 

NameIslam Makhachev
Born27 October 1991
Age32 years
Weight70 kg
DivisionLightweight
RankInternational Master of Sport in Combat Sambo
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