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Ranking the best Flyweight fighters in the MMA-UFC Flyweight Rankings as Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Royval to retain his UFC Flyweight Title

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By admin | December 27, 2023

Updating the MMA – UFC Flyweight Rankings after Alexandre Pantoja defeated Brandon Royval to remain the UFC Flyweight Champion. Also significant wins from Tagir Ulanbekov

Honorable Mention

Askar Askarov

Promotion: Absolute Championship Akhmat 

Askar Askarov is a Russian MMA fighter who has an MMA record of 15 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.  He has some solid wins in the Flyweight division, however, after his recent trouble with the weight cut, he was cut from the UFC. He currently fights in ACA with a recent win over Alan Gomes. Still, he deserves an honorable mention. 

Matt Schnell

Promotion: UFC

Matt Schnell is a Professional MMA fighter from the USA. He has a record of 16 wins, 7 losses, and 1 no-contest. 

Schnell is ranked #9 in the official UFC Flyweight rankings. He has been fighting in the UFC for quite a while, between bantamweight and flyweight. In his most recent fight, he lost to Matheus Nicolau via knockout, and there is no announcement about his next fight.

Tim Elliot

Promotion: UFC

Tim Elliot is an American professional fighter with a record of 21 wins with 13 losses and 1 draw. 

He is the former Titan FC Flyweight Champion and has fought some of the best fighters in the UFC flyweight division. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Su Mudaerji, and there is no official announcement about his next fight.

Alex Perez

Promotion: UFC

Alex Perez is an American MMA fighter, with a professional record of 24 wins and 7 losses. 

Perez is ranked at #7 by the official UFC Flyweight Rankings, and he has notable wins over Jussier Formiga and Jordan Espinosa. However, he has lost his last two fights in a row, against Davison Figueiredo, and Alexandre Pantoja.

Perez is scheduled to fight Muhammad Mokaev on March 2nd, 2024.

Top 10 UFC Flyweight Rankings

10. Tagir Ulanbekov

Promotion: UFC

Starting off the list, we have a new entry to the top 10. Tagir Ulanbekov is a Russian professional MMA fighter, and he has a record of 15 wins and 2 losses. 

Ulanbekov is on a two-fight win streak in the UFC and has wins over Nate Maness and Cody Durden, whom he defeated last weekend at UFC 296. 

As of now, there is no announcement about his next fight.

9. Matheus Nicolau

Promotion: UFC

Matheus Nicolau is a Brazilian MMA fighter with a record of 19 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. 

Matheus Nicolau has won 5 out of his 7 fights in the UFC and has notable wins over Manel Kape, Tim Elliott, David Dvořák, and Matt Schnell

In his most recent fight, he lost to Brandon Royval and he is scheduled to face Manel Kape in his next fight on January 13th, 2024

8. Muhammad Mokaev

Promotion: UFC

Muhammad Mokaev is an English professional MMA fighter with an undefeated record of 11 wins and 0 losses. 

Mokaev is currently on a 5 fight win streak in the UFC, with two post-fight performance bonuses on his resume. He has solid wins over Malcolm Gordon and Tim Elliot, whom he defeated in his most recent fight. 

Mokaev is scheduled to fight Alex Perez on March 2nd, 2024.

7. Kyoji Horiguchi

Promotion(s):

  • Bellator
  • Rizin

Kyoji Horiguchi is a professional MMA fighter from Japan, who fights in both Bellator and Rizin. He has a record of 31 wins and 5 losses. 

Horiguchi is the former Bellator, and Rizin Flyweight champion, and fought in the UFC as well, challenging Demeterious Johnson for the title. 

In his most recent fight, Horiguchi fought Makoto Takahashi at Bellator MMA x Rizin 2, however, the fight was ruled as a no-contest. He is scheduled to have a rematch against Makoto Takahashi on December 31, 2023.

6. Manel Kape

Promotion: UFC

Manel Kape is an Angolan MMA fighter, and he has a professional record of 19 wins and 6 losses. 

He is the former Rizin bantamweight champion and has won his last four fights in a row. In his most recent fight, he defeated Felipe dos Santos, winning the fight of the night bonus as well. 

For his next fight, he is scheduled to face Matheus Nicolau on January 13th, 2024

5. Kai Kara-France

Promotion: UFC

Now in the Top 5 of the MMA – UFC Flyweight Rankings is Kai Kara-France. France is a professional MMA fighter from New Zealand, and he has a record of 24 wins, 11 losses, and 1 no-contest. 

Kai Kara France is #4 officially on the UFC Flyweight Rankings. He has multiple notable wins in the UFC, over fighters like former bantamweight champion Cody Gardbrandt, and Askar Askarov. He also fought Brandon Moreno for the Interim UFC flyweight title.

In his most recent fight, he lost to Amir Albazi via split decision, and his next is not scheduled yet.

4. Brandon Royval

Promotion: UFC

Brandon Royval is an American MMA fighter. He has a professional record of 15 wins and 7 losses

Brandon Royval has notable wins over Kai Kara-France, Tim Elliot, Rogério Bontorin, and Matt Schnell. He also defeated Matheus Nicolau via first-round Knockout, which got him a shot at the title. 

Recently, he fought Alexandre Pantoja for the UFC flyweight world title, however, he lost the fight via unanimous Decision. There is no official announcement about his next fight.

3. Amir Albazi

Promotion: UFC

Amir Albazi is a professional MMA fighter from Iraq, fighting out of the USA. He has a professional record of 17 wins and only 1 loss. 

Amir Albazi is undefeated in the UFC and has won six fights in a row. He has notable wins over Francisco Figueiredo and Alessandro Costa, and he defeated Kai Kara-France in his most recent fight as well. 

He will fight Brandon Moreno on February 24th, at UFC Fight Night 237

2. Brandon Moreno

Promotion: UFC

Brandon Moreno is a Mexican MMA fighter, and he has a professional MMA record of 21 wins, 7 losses, and 2 draws. 

Moreno is the former UFC flyweight champion and a former two-time champion as well. He won the undisputed title for the first time after defeating Deiveson Figueiredo last year in 2021, and defeated Deiveson Figueiredo again to win the title a second time at UFC 283. Moreno was dominant for most of the fight and damaged Figueiredo to the point that the doctor stopped the fight after the third round. 

Recently, he lost the title to Alexandre Pantoja in a very competitive fight that ended in a split decision. 

He is scheduled to fight Amir Albazi in his next fight on 24th February 2024

1. Alexandre Pantoja

Promotion: UFC

TITLE: UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION

Alexandre Pantoja is a Brazilian MMA fighter and has a professional record of 27 wins and 5 losses.

Pantoja is the current UFC Flyweight world champion. He won the title last weekend at UFC 290, after defeating former champion Brandon Moreno in a very competitive fight. Both fighters went back and forth on the feet, but Pantoja’s grappling, and ground control helped him edge the split decision. 

Recently, at UFC 296, he made his first title defense, defeating Brandon Royval via Unanimous decision.

As of now, there is no announcement about his next fight.

Where do you rank these Contenders and Champions? Rank below to be added in the Mixed Martial Arts Rankings 

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