UFC Flyweight Rankings
Ranking the best Flyweight fighters as Brandon Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo to become the new UFC Flyweight Champion. Also where Johnny Walker, Anthony Smith, and more rank
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Askar Askarov is a Russian MMA fighter who has an MMA record of 14 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 will likely be fighting at bantamweight. Still, he deserves an honorable mention.
Muhammad Mokaev is an up-and-coming fighter at flyweight. He is from England and has an undefeated record of 9-0. He also got an honorable mention.
Top 10 UFC Flyweight Rankings
10. Matt Schnell
Matt Schnell is a Professional MMA fighter from the USA. He has a record of 16 wins, 8 losses, and 1 no-contest.
Schnell is ranked #8 in the official UFC 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.
9. Amir Albazi
Amir Albazi is a professional MMA fighter from Iraq, and he has a record of 16 wins and only 1 loss.
Amir Albazi has won all 4 of his fights in the UFC and is currently ranked #7 in the official UFC flyweight rankings. In his most recent fight, he defeated Alessandro Costa via knockout, and his next fight has not been scheduled yet.
Money shot 💰 💥 undefeated in the @ufc and i will be the first arab champion ever 🇮🇶 pic.twitter.com/hJ052iLmni— The Prince (@AmirAlbazi) December 19, 2022
8. Alex Perez
Alex Perez is an American MMA fighter, with a professional record of 24 wins and 7 losses.
Perez is ranked at #6 by the official UFC rankings, and he has notable wins over Jussier Formiga and Jordan Espinosa. However, he has lost his last two fights in a row, against Deiveson Figueiredo, and Alexandre Pantoja.
His next fight will be against Manel Kape on March 25th, 2023.
7. Manel Kape
Manel Kape is an Angolan mixed martial arts fighter, and he has a professional record of 18 wins and 6 losses.
He is the former Rizin bantamweight champion and has won his last 3 fights in a row. In his most recent fight, he defeated David Dvořák at a UFC Fight Night, and for his next fight, he is scheduled to fight Alex Perez on March 25th, 2023.
Our newest top 10 flyweight, Manel Kape (🇦🇴/🇵🇹), closes down and punishes a retreating opponent with body shots. pic.twitter.com/zVEww6J2pg— Miguel Class (@MigClass) December 20, 2022
6. Brandon Royval
Coming in at number 6, Brandon Royval is another American MMA fighter, competing in the flyweight division of the UFC. He has a professional record of 14 wins and 6 losses and is ranked #5 by the official UFC rankings.
Brandon Royval has notable wins over Kai Kara-France, Tim Elliot, and Rogério Bontorin. In his most recent fight, he defeated Matt Schnell as well. As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.
BRANDON ROYVAL GETS THE TAP— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) May 8, 2022
one of the most underrated dudes in the entire UFC. pic.twitter.com/Rf4nrZxnmX
5. Deiveson Figueiredo
Deiveson Figueiredo is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil and he has a record of 21 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw
Figueiredo is a two-time world flyweight champion and has notable wins over Alexandre Pantoja, Joseph Benavidez, Alex Perez, and Brandon Moreno.
Last weekend, Deiveson Figueiredo had a title unification fight against the then interim champion Brandon Moreno, however, he lost the fight via doctor stoppage after the third round. Figueiredo was getting beat on the scorecards when he got hit with a nasty punch to the eye, which caused the doctor to stop the fight.
There is no announcement about Deiveson Figueiredo’s next fight but in the ring he said he's moving up one weight division and retiring from Flyweight.
4. Matheus Nicolau
Matheus Nicolau is a Brazilian MMA fighter with a record of 19 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw.
He competed in the UFC between 2015 and 2018, and after having a couple of fights outside the company, he came back in 2021 and has won four consecutive fights since. He has notable wins over Manel Kape, Tim Elliott, and David Dvořák,
In his most recent fight, he also defeated Matt Schnell and there is no announcement about his next fight yet.
Matheus Nicolau Tkos Matt Schnell in R2#UFC #UFCOrlando pic.twitter.com/x9aFWkJG2U— Lok Lambert (@saran_yeager) December 4, 2022
3. Kai Kara-France
Kai Kara-France is a professional MMA fighter from New Zealand, and he has a record of 23 wins, 10 losses, and 1 no-contest.
Kai Kara France has multiple notable wins in the UFC. he knocked out former bantamweight champion Cody Gardbrandt, and defeated Askar Askarov last year. He also fought Brandon Moreno for the Interim UFC flyweight title, however, he lost the fight via TKO in the 3rd round.
As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.
2. Alexandre Pantoja
Alexandre Pantoja is a Brazilian MMA fighter and has a professional record of 25 wins and 5 losses.
Alexandre Pantoja has won 9 out of his 12 fights in the UFC and has wins over fighters like Brandon Moreno, Manel Kape, Wilson Reis, and Brandon Royal.
He defeated Alex Perez in his most recent fight and won the performance of the night bonus. His next fight has not been announced yet.
Ranked at number-two, and having already beaten Brandon Moreno.— MMA DIRT (@MMADIRTcom) January 23, 2023
Is Alexandre Pantoja (@Pantojamma) next for the UFC flyweight championship? #UFC #MMA pic.twitter.com/t8ddyxphEA
1. Brandon Moreno
Title: UFC Flyweight Champion
Brandon Moreno is a Mexican MMA fighter, and he has a professional MMA record of 21 wins 6 losses, and 2 draws.
Moreno is the current UFC flyweight champion and a two-time champion as well. He won the undisputed title for the first time after defeating Deiveson Figueiredo last year in 2021, and last weekend he 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.
As of now, there is no announcement about Moreno’s next fight.
this Brandon Moreno takedown 🤩😮💨 pic.twitter.com/8M81maTTEF— The Patrick McCorry Sports Show (@Patrick_McCorry) January 20, 2023
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