Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

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
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (38) 20-5-1
1025
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Stipe Miocic
2
 
US Cain Velasquez  (33) 13-2-0
550
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Travis Browne
3
 
US Stipe Miocic  (33) 14-2-0
510
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Fabricio Werdum
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (35) 40-14-0
468
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
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) 25-11-0
359
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
8
 
US Travis Browne  (33) 18-3-1
289
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 HW] Matt Mitrione
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 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
 
BR Antonio Silva  (36) 19-8-1
174
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#32 HW] Stefan Struve
12
 
US Josh Barnett  (38) 34-8-0
165
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
13
 
US Roy Nelson  (39) 21-12-0
165
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
14
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (31) 17-0-0
161
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
 
15
 
US Derrick Lewis  (31) 15-4-0
158
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (40) 24-10-2
158
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
 
17
 
US Tony Johnson  (30) 10-2-0
133
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#78 HW] Raphael Butler
 
18
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (25) 17-4-0
133
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#64 HW] Mike Kyle
 
19
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (35) 24-6-0
129
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#75 HW] Kenny Garner
 
20
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (29) 13-1-0
124
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#51 HW] Derrick Mehmen
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
21
1
RU Alexander Volkov  (27) 25-6-0
120
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#54 HW] Denis Smoldarev
Next Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#40 LHW] Attila Vegh
22
1
HR Mirko Filipovic  (41) 31-11-2
119
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
23
 
US Jared Rosholt  (29) 14-3-0
119
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
24
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (29) 14-1-0
117
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
25
 
US Matt Mitrione  (37) 9-5-0
116
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Travis Browne
 
26
 
US Timothy Johnson   10-2-0
116
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
27
 
PL Karol Bedorf  (32) 14-2-0
107
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#65 HW] James McSweeney
 
28
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (30) 13-2-0
103
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
29
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (29) 14-4-0
102
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#120 HW] Brandon Cash
 
30
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (36) 17-11-0
92
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
31
 
CZ Jiri Prochazka   17-3-1
89
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazuyuki Fujita
 
32
 
NL Stefan Struve  (28) 26-8-0
89
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#11 HW] Antonio Silva
33
 
UK Oli Thompson  (36) 17-8-0
84
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#83 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
34
 
US Shawn Jordan  (31) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
 
35
 
US Bobby Lashley  (39) 14-2-0
78
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#166 HW] James Thompson
 
36
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (35) 20-3-0
77
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
37
 
US Todd Duffee  (30) 9-3-0
73
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
38
 
US Josh Copeland  (33) 12-3-0
71
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#114 HW] Mike Hayes
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#20 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
39
 
US Walt Harris  (32) 8-4-0
70
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#62 HW] Cody East
 
40
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (34) 16-4-0
68
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#60 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
41
 
AU Peter Graham  (40) 11-9-0
66
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#129 HW] Mariusz Pudzianowski
 
42
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   7-0-0
66
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [NR] Baga Agaev
 
43
 
CZ Viktor Pesta  (25) 10-2-0
65
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
44
 
BR Augusto Sakai  (24) 9-0-0
63
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#63 HW] Alex Huddleston
Next Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#68 HW] Dan Charles
45
 
US Paul Buentello  (42) 34-16-0
63
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#148 HW] 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
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (24) 9-2-0
61
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#20 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
48
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (34) 9-3-0
61
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
49
 
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (39) 35-4-0
60
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#244 HW] Jaideep Singh
 
50
 
BR Thiago Silva  (33) 17-5-0
60
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#155 HW] Stav Economou
 

Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

Previous Official Release: 4/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#101] Tony Lopez-, [#246] Sultan Murtazaliev!, [#247] Alan Baudot!, [#248] Brice Ritani-Coe!, [#250] Luc Ngeleka!

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

Advertisement:


Comments (586)




share this page

    586 Comments

    • 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.


    Have a Comment?

    Please use the box below to submit a comment. Before clicking the "submit" button, review the information above the button, or else your comment is subject to deletion.

    Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

    - We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

    - Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    - Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

    - Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.


    Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.