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Top 10 MMA UFC Flyweight Rankings

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

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By admin | May 16, 2024

With another title defense, Alexandre Pantoja Solidified his position at the top of our MMA-UFC Flyweight Rankings as his opponent Steve Erceg made it in at number 5 after an amazing effort. However, before we get to our updated rankings, here are some honorable mentions.

What is Flyweight in the UFC?

Flyweight is a weight class of MMA Fighters that consists of fighters weighing 116 pounds (53 kg) to 125 pounds (57kg).

The following are the Best MMA Flyweight Fighters in the World.

Honorable Mention

  • Tatsuro Taira
  • Matt Schnell 
  • Askar Askarov
  • Jarred Brooks
  • Matheus Nicolau
  • Tagir Ulanbekov

Top 10 MMA UFC Flyweight Rankings

10. 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. 

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

9. Alex Perez

Promotion: UFC

Alex Perez is a professional MMA fighter from the USA, and he has a record of 25 wins and 8 losses. 

He fought for the UFC Flyweight title against Deiveson Figueiredo back in 2020 but could not win. He also has notable wins over Mark De La Rosa and Jussier Formiga, and has won 3 post fight bonuses. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Matheus Nicolau via Knockout and there is no official announcement about his next fight.

8. Kyoji Horiguchi

Promotion: Rizin

Title: Rizin Flyweight Champion

Kyoji Horiguchi is a professional MMA fighter from Japan, who fights in both Bellator and Rizin. He has a record of 32 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. 

He fought Makoto Takahashi at Bellator MMA x Rizin 2, however, the fight was ruled as a no-contest. Horiguchi rematched Takahashi at Rizin 45 winning by submission winning the Inaugural Rizin Flyweight Championship.

7. Kai Kara-France

Promotion: UFC

Kai Kara-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 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.

6. Steve Erceg

Promotion: UFC

At number 6 on the MMA UFC Flyweight Rankings, we have Steve Erceg from Australia, and he has a record of 12 wins and 2 losses. 

Erceg has won three out of 4 fights in the UFC, and knocked out Matt Schnell in March, which earned him a title shot. 

He fought Alexandre Pantoja for the title last weekend, however, after a competitive fight, he lost via Unanimous Decision.

5. Muhammad Mokaev

Promotion: UFC

Next up on the UFC MMA Flyweight Rankings, we have Muhammad Mokaev from Dagestan, Russia, who has an undefeated professional record with 12 wins. 

He is currently on a 6-fight winning streak in the UFC, with 4 submission wins. Mokaev has notably defeated Malcolm Gordon, Tim Elliot, and Alex Perez. 

He defeated Perez via Unanimous Decision in his most recent fight, and there is no official announcement about his next fight.

4. 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. 

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

3. Brandon Moreno

Promotion: UFC

Brandon Moreno is a Mexican MMA fighter, and he has a professional MMA record of 21 wins, 8 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. 

He lost the title to Alexandre Pantoja in a very competitive fight that ended in a split decision. Since then, he has fought once, against Brandon Royval, losing another close split decision.

2. Brandon Royval

Promotion: UFC

Beginning the Top 3 on the UFC MMA Flyweight Rankings is Brandon Royval. 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. In his most recent fight, he defeated former champion Brandon Moreno via Split decision, and there is no official announcement about his next fight.

1. Alexandre Pantoja

Promotion: UFC

TITLE: UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPION

Now at #1 on the UFC MMA Flyweight Rankings is Alexandre Pantoja. 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.

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