It wasn’t all that long ago when AKA was on top of the world with multiple champions. Now with Khabib and DC both retired, they look to Islam Makachev who fights this afternoon to pick up the torch and reignite the gym that has fallen to 10th on this list.
Shouldn’t surprise anyone that American Top Team is on top. From Dustin Poirier to Jorge Masvidal, everywhere you look there is a fighter with ATT in their corner. Team Alpha Male is another gym with a lot of ranked guys, but are unique in that their fighters are all heavily concentrated in the lower weight classes. As for Sanford MMA, they’ve continued to grow their presence in the sport rapidly since Kamaru Usman has become champ. Ironically enough, Kamaru has since left them to train with Trevor Wittman.