Issue Date: 6/28/2015 (Official Release: #437)

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  (37) 20-5-1
1024
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Cain Velasquez
 
2
 
US Cain Velasquez  (32) 13-2-0
695
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
3
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (30) 17-3-0
523
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
4
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (36) 24-10-0
445
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Travis Browne
 
5
 
US Stipe Miocic  (32) 13-2-0
321
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Mark Hunt
 
6
 
US Ben Rothwell  (33) 35-9-0
285
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
7
 
US Travis Browne  (32) 17-3-1
266
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (35) 39-14-0
265
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Roy Nelson
 
9
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (41) 10-10-1
258
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
10
 
US Frank Mir  (36) 17-9-0
241
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Antonio Silva
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#34 HW] Todd Duffee
11
 
BR Antonio Silva  (35) 18-7-1
189
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs [#35 HW] Soa Palelei
12
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (30) 14-0-0
167
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
13
8
FR Cheick Kongo  (40) 23-10-2
156
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
14
1
UA Alexey Oleinik  (38) 55-9-1
156
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
15
1
US Roy Nelson  (39) 20-11-0
149
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs [NR] Josh Barnett
16
1
DE Stephan Puetz  (28) 12-1-0
137
Last Fight: 5/02/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#21 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
17
1
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 9-4-0
132
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
18
1
US Tony Johnson   9-2-0
125
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
19
1
HR Mirko Filipovic  (40) 31-11-2
125
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#36 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
20
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (35) 20-2-0
123
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#69 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
 
21
1
PL Marcin Tybura  (29) 12-1-0
117
Last Fight: 5/02/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#16 HW] Stephan Puetz
 
22
1
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (34) 23-6-0
116
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#57 HW] Kenny Garner
 
23
1
US Brendan Schaub  (32) 10-5-0
112
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Travis Browne
 
24
1
RU Denis Goltsov  (24) 14-4-0
105
Last Fight: 4/03/2015 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#63 HW] Peter Graham
Next Fight: 7/24/2015 [New Fighting Championship] vs [#53 LHW] James McSweeney
25
1
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (28) 12-1-0
105
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#42 HW] Smealinho Rama
 
26
7
RU Alexander Volkov  (26) 24-6-0
99
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
27
 
US Shawn Jordan  (30) 18-6-0
99
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#74 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
28
 
CZ Viktor Pesta  (24) 10-1-0
96
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 HW] Konstantin Erokhin
 
29
 
US Jared Rosholt  (28) 12-2-0
92
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#103 HW] Josh Copeland
Next Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs [#30 HW] Timothy Johnson
30
 
US Timothy Johnson   9-1-0
91
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 HW] Shamil Abdurakhimov
Next Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs [#29 HW] Jared Rosholt
31
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (39) 34-9-1
90
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Roy Nelson
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs [#38 HW] Stefan Struve
32
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (33) 9-2-0
86
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#28 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
33
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (28) 13-1-0
86
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#103 HW] Josh Copeland
 
34
 
US Todd Duffee  (29) 9-2-0
85
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 HW] Anthony Hamilton
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Frank Mir
35
 
AU Soa Palelei  (37) 22-4-0
83
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#80 HW] Walt Harris
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs [#11 HW] Antonio Silva
36
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (36) 16-10-0
82
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Mirko Filipovic
 
37
1
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (29) 10-4-0
77
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [FEFoMP] vs  [#207 HW] Jeff Monson
 
38
1
NL Stefan Struve  (27) 25-7-0
76
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs [#31 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
39
1
PL Karol Bedorf  (31) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [KSW] vs  [#63 HW] Peter Graham
 
40
1
US Chris Barnett  (29) 13-1-0
73
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#223 HW] Emil Zahariev
 
41
1
US Derrick Mehmen  (30) 19-6-0
69
Last Fight: 3/26/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#77 HW] Brett Rogers
 
42
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (23) 9-2-0
68
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#25 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
43
1
JP Satoshi Ishii  (28) 13-4-1
68
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#87 HW] Nick Rossborough
 
44
1
US Cody East   10-1-0
66
Last Fight: 3/20/2015 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#235 HW] Brice Ritani-Coe
 
45
84
US Alex Huddleston  (28) 6-1-0
65
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 HW] Javy Ayala
 
46
 
US John Hawk  (35) 11-5-0
63
Last Fight: 3/07/2015 [NAAFS] vs  [#195 HW] Curt Lemmon
 
47
 
EE Denis Smoldarev  (25) 10-1-0
63
Last Fight: 2/21/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#129 HW] Maro Perak
 
48
 
DE Ruben Wolf   10-6-0
63
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#68 HW] James Mulheron
 
49
 
US Mike Kyle  (35) 21-12-1
62
Last Fight: 3/26/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#229 HW] Baga Agaev
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [NR] Tyrone Spong
50
 
US Anthony Hamilton  (35) 14-4-0
62
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#116 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 

Issue Date: 6/28/2015 (Official Release: #437)

Previous Official Release: 6/21/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#101] Kalib Starnes-, [#234] Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira*

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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    • Brent says:

      Thanks interesting link but I think those rankings are also sufferring from the hangover effects of the Fedor era. Even in my updated versions I have Allistair and Werdum ranked very high. This is only because of the way they have entered the UFC in style against real challengers like Brock and Roy. I don’t think either guy will dethrone JDS. I think Cain and JDS may split among many fights but it is too close to call and for now I would have liked to see Cain have another matchup first against Roy, Frank or the Werdum vs Russow winner to get another shot. Silva is not even the Strikforce Grandprix Finalist I hardly think he deserves the spot as UFC titleshot gatekeeper. As or more happy and excited to see Struve vs Miocic coming up as I was for Cormier vs Barnett, but no less interested. If Brock came back into my rankings right now by magic he is number 10, bumping Fedor.

    • Oleg says:

      Brent, I don’t think we will ever do a fan vote based ranking. Here’s a site that does a fan vote Top 10, if you’re curious:

      http://www.mmaplayground.com/top-10-mma-fighters.aspx

    • Brent says:

      1 Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem, Frank Mir, 5 Fabricio Verdum, Travis Browne, Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve, Mike Russow,
      10 Shane Carwin, Daniel Cormier, Mark Hunt, Stipe Miocic, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, 15 Ben Rothwell, Chieck Kongo, Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Cole Conrad, 20 Fedor Emelianenko

      I would love for this site to hold a vote where the fans vote on each division like this to help sort out who is who at the top? Showcase us in the historical section under a fans rankings category. Feel free post what you think..

    • mikel says:

      Sorry mamba is fast than dos santos

    • mikel says:

      Lesnar vs velasquez 2 and the winner fight for the belt if lesnar return and overeem vs the white manba cigano

    • mikel says:

      perhaps arlovski can fight vs brett rogers again

    • attack says:

      good fight is kharitonov vs cormier in strikeforce, cormier win kharitonov is real that guy is very good fighter,the real black fedor

    • attack says:

      what about pat barry in the lightheavyweight division is too small for big guys.

    • […] be for Cormier to join the division. Couple that with the fact he’s currently ranked the 4th best heavyweight in the world by fight matrix, behind JDS, Velasquez and Overeem, and you’ve got a very viable contender. […]

    • […] Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Heavyweight+ 1. Junior dos Santos 2. Cain Velasquez 3. Alistair Overeem 4. Daniel Cormier 5. Frank Mir 6. Fabricio Werdum 7. Antonio Silva 8. Shane Carwin 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Josh Barnett 11. Fedor Emelianenko 12. Cole Konrad 13. Mark Hunt 14. Stefan Struve 15. Roy Nelson 16. Travis Browne 17. Damian Grabowski 18. Mike Russow 19. Stipe Miocic 20. Cheick Kongo […]


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