Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Heavyweight and above (Over 210.0 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Stipe Miocic  (33) 15-2-0
994
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (38) 20-6-1
756
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
3
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (36) 41-14-0
578
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
4
 
US Cain Velasquez  (33) 13-2-0
542
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Travis Browne
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (32) 18-4-0
455
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (42) 12-10-1
392
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
7
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (37) 25-12-0
320
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
8
 
US Travis Browne  (33) 18-3-1
289
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Matt Mitrione
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Cain Velasquez
9
 
US Ben Rothwell  (34) 36-10-0
263
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
10
 
US Frank Mir  (36) 18-11-0
223
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
11
 
US Josh Barnett  (38) 34-8-0
165
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
12
 
US Roy Nelson  (39) 21-12-0
165
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
13
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (31) 17-0-0
161
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
 
14
 
NL Stefan Struve  (28) 27-8-0
159
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Antonio Silva
 
15
 
US Derrick Lewis  (31) 15-4-0
158
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 HW] Roy Nelson
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (41) 24-10-2
158
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
 
17
 
BR Antonio Silva  (36) 19-9-1
135
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 HW] Stefan Struve
 
18
 
US Tony Johnson  (30) 10-2-0
133
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#81 HW] Raphael Butler
 
19
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (25) 17-4-0
133
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#68 HW] Mike Kyle
 
20
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (35) 24-6-0
129
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#78 HW] Kenny Garner
 
21
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (29) 13-1-0
124
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#54 HW] Derrick Mehmen
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
22
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (27) 25-6-0
120
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#56 HW] Denis Smoldarev
Next Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#42 LHW] Attila Vegh
23
 
US Jared Rosholt  (29) 14-3-0
119
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Roy Nelson
 
24
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (29) 14-1-0
117
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
25
1
US Timothy Johnson   10-2-0
116
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
26
1
US Matt Mitrione  (37) 9-5-0
115
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#85 HW] Carl Seumanutafa
27
1
PL Karol Bedorf  (32) 14-2-0
107
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#69 HW] James McSweeney
 
28
1
PL Marcin Tybura  (30) 13-2-0
103
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
29
1
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (29) 14-4-0
102
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#119 HW] Brandon Cash
 
30
1
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (37) 17-11-0
92
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
31
1
CZ Jiri Prochazka   17-3-1
89
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazuyuki Fujita
 
32
1
UK Oli Thompson  (36) 17-8-0
84
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#83 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
33
1
BR Roger Gracie  (34) 8-2-0
84
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#156 HW] Michal Pasternak
 
34
1
US Shawn Jordan  (31) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
 
35
1
US Bobby Lashley  (39) 14-2-0
78
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#172 HW] James Thompson
 
36
1
PL Damian Grabowski  (36) 20-3-0
76
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
37
1
US Todd Duffee  (30) 9-3-0
72
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
38
1
US Josh Copeland  (33) 12-3-0
71
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#111 HW] Mike Hayes
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#21 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
39
1
US Walt Harris  (32) 8-4-0
70
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 HW] Cody East
 
40
1
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (34) 16-4-0
68
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
41
1
AU Peter Graham  (40) 11-9-0
66
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#131 HW] Mariusz Pudzianowski
 
42
1
RU Sergey Pavlovich   7-0-0
66
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [NR] Baga Agaev
 
43
1
CZ Viktor Pesta  (25) 10-2-0
64
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
44
1
BR Augusto Sakai  (25) 9-0-1
63
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#60 HW] Dan Charles
 
45
1
US Paul Buentello  (42) 34-16-0
63
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#51 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
46
1
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (32) 8-4-0
61
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
47
3
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (39) 35-4-0
60
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#246 HW] Jaideep Singh
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs [#39 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
48
3
BR Thiago Silva  (33) 17-5-0
60
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#155 HW] Stav Economou
 
49
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (24) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#21 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
50
1
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (34) 9-3-0
60
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 

Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Previous Official Release: 5/15/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#25] Mirko Filipovic%, [#118] Arsen Abdulkerimov*, [#148] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou-, [#192] Bruno Henrique Cappelozza-, [#233] Drew Montgomery-, [#246] Emil Zahariev!, [#249] Vladimir Daineko!, [#250] Branden Lee Hinkle!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250

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    • Jordan says:

      Are you working on the HW rankings or do you even realize they aren’t updated?

    • jcs says:

      Things like this are totally expected.. having to be nimble and handle unexpected scenarios.. we’re way, way more than just a mathematical formula.

      I also have secondary rating stuff behind the scenes.. so this is quite a bit more than a “gut feeling” sort of change… but often times, that’s how the ball gets rolling on this sort of thing.

      Appreciate you commenting and being a viewer.

    • Mister Popo says:

      That’s pretty cool. I would say this is my crowning achievement of the week, but then again, you’re the one who has to do the work.

      I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, this site is fantastic. I really can’t imagine MMA without it anymore. At risk of being a total ass kisser, I’m happy my observation shed awareness in a way that helps with its continuous improvement.

    • jcs says:

      This WILL likely result in a change, coming soon. I really can’t justify Miocic’s placement.

    • Mister Popo says:

      Thanks for taking the time to reply, jcs. Your explanation makes a lot of sense.

      For as much as the top 3 at women’s BW has been deemed an exercise of rock, paper, scissors the HW division is like an 8-12 person game, except all of the players have rock, and the rocks are actually boulders, and the boulders are their fists, which can suddenly knock out any of the other players. It’s pretty incredible how many fighters there are in the top 10 at HW right now who have a win against fighter X, but also have a loss against fighter Y, where fighter X beat fighter Y.

      I don’t envy your task. It’s very possible this will naturally sort itself out in the coming two months, though. There are a lot of HW main events scheduled.

      Thanks again

    • jcs says:

      It’s a complicated situation, because of how the system works AND how the involved’s careers have panned out in recent times. This kind of reminds me of Clark Griswold in Vegas Vacation when they visit the hoover dam.. he keeps shoving gum in the holes, only to have water come out of another hole.

      You are correct, JdS is blocking Miocic, who is strangely enough blocking Arlovski. Hunt’s win over Mir cleared the block that Miocic had over Hunt, because Miocic was much lower rated when he beat Hunt than he is now. The block JdS would have had over Hunt has expired.

      I’ll take a deeper dive into this, just to ensure there’s no bug. I fear though, that this is the dark side of the blocking mechanism rearing its head… and maybe there should be a secondary blocking clear.. an exception, if you will, because Miocic’s ascent should have been enough to clear this block… it just so happens that the perfect (or imperfect) situation has arisen to prevent it.

    • Mister Popo says:

      I have a question, and maybe jcs or someone else at the site can help answer it.

      My question relates to Mark Hunt’s point rating, since beating Frank Mir. I believe Mark was ranked at #8 before the fight, and after beating Frank (#10), he jumped to #4. This wouldn’t normally catch my eye, as it was a quality victory with a KO finish. It did, however, alert me that he jumped JDS and Miocic by a fair margin. He has losses against both of these guys. The Miocic fight is pretty recent, while the JDS fight was admittedly nearly 3 years ago. JDS has had losses since, but Miocic has not, and he had a KO victory over Arlovski in his next fight, who is ranked higher than Mir.

      Is there a reason why both these men are ranked lower? From jcs’s comment above, it appears Miocic is being blocked by JDS for his loss to him. Wouldn’t the same be true for Hunt as it relates to Miocic? I really enjoy the objectivity to these rankings, but admittedly, every time I’ve glanced at the HW rankings the past two weeks I have been personally placing Hunt at #6 behind these two.


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