Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

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 Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Cain Velasquez  (32) 13-1-0
1325
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (37) 18-5-1
519
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
3
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (30) 16-3-0
510
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 HW] Stipe Miocic
4
3
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 10-8-1
346
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
5
1
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 23-10-0
343
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Antonio Silva
 
6
1
US Travis Browne  (32) 16-2-1
307
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#19 HW] Brendan Schaub
7
1
BR Antonio Silva  (35) 18-6-1
289
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
 
US Ben Rothwell  (32) 34-9-0
243
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
9
 
US Stipe Miocic  (32) 12-1-0
222
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
10
 
US Josh Barnett  (36) 33-7-0
207
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Travis Browne
 
11
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (34) 37-14-0
206
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Ben Rothwell
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Stefan Struve
12
1
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
194
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
Next Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 HW] Alexander Volkov
13
1
US Roy Nelson  (38) 20-10-0
172
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Mark Hunt
 
14
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (28) 11-0-0
161
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Global] vs  [#24 HW] Damian Grabowski
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#58 HW] Denis Smoldarev
15
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (25) 22-4-0
144
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
Next Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 HW] Vitaly Minakov
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 22-9-2
131
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
17
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (35) 16-8-0
128
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#20 HW] Matt Mitrione
18
 
UA Alexey Oleinik  (37) 54-9-1
118
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 HW] Anthony Hamilton
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
19
 
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-4-0
115
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Travis Browne
20
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 8-3-0
115
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
21
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
114
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
22
 
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
112
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
23
 
US Jared Rosholt  (28) 11-1-0
111
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 HW] Soa Palelei
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#18 HW] Alexey Oleinik
24
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (34) 19-2-0
102
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Global] vs  [#14 HW] Marcin Tybura
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#33 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
25
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (34) 22-6-0
100
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#115 HW] Tyler East
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
26
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 7-1-0
93
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#151 HW] Michal Andryszak
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [FEFoMP] vs [#27 HW] Richard Odoms
27
 
US Richard Odoms  (39) 8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 9/13/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#100 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [FEFoMP] vs [#26 HW] Konstantin Erokhin
28
17
RU Denis Goltsov  (23) 12-4-0
83
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#62 HW] Brett Rogers
 
29
1
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (33) 15-3-0
82
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#48 HW] Kenny Garner
 
30
1
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
81
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#173 HW] Mike Wessel
 
31
8
US Javy Ayala   8-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#118 HW] Raphael Butler
 
32
2
US Derrick Mehmen  (29) 18-5-0
76
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#90 HW] Dave Huckaba
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#39 HW] Smealinho Rama
33
2
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 28-14-0
76
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [Pancrase Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Valentijn Overeem
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#24 HW] Damian Grabowski
34
2
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 12-1-0
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#171 HW] Viktor Pesta
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#71 HW] Josh Copeland
35
2
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (27) 11-1-0
73
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
36
2
HR Mirko Filipovic  (40) 29-11-2
72
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
37
2
US Shawn Jordan  (29) 16-6-0
70
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#202 HW] Jack May
 
38
2
US Chris Barnett  (28) 10-1-0
69
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#87 HW] Travis Wiuff
 
39
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 8-1-0
67
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [Unified MMA] vs  [#66 HW] Tim Hague
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#32 HW] Derrick Mehmen
40
 
AU Soa Palelei  (36) 21-4-0
64
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
Next Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs [#78 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
41
 
UK James Mulheron   6-0-0
64
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#148 HW] Neil Wain
 
42
 
UK James Thompson  (35) 20-14-0
64
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#101 HW] Eric Prindle
Next Fight: 10/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#70 LHW] Houston Alexander
43
 
US Anthony Hamilton   13-3-0
63
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#178 HW] Ruan Potts
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Todd Duffee
44
 
US Cody East   8-1-0
63
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Esteves Jones
Next Fight: 10/17/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs [#217 HW] Vernon Lewis
45
1
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-3-1
62
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#36 HW] Mirko Filipovic
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#25 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
46
1
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (24) 4-0-0
62
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#132 HW] Vitor Miranda
 
47
1
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (31) 7-3-0
61
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
48
1
US Kenny Garner  (39) 13-7-0
59
Last Fight: 9/06/2014 [House Of Fame] vs  [#191 HW] Matt Kovacs
 
49
1
US Walt Harris  (31) 7-3-0
59
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Titan Fight] vs  [#100 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 11/20/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#68 HW] Dave Herman
50
1
US Lavar Johnson  (37) 18-10-0
58
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
 

Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Previous Official Release: 9/14/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#150] Tony Lopez-, [#151] Robert Morrow-, [#204] Giga Kukhalashvili-, [#250] Mike Marrello!

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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