Issue Date: 10/19/2014 (Official Release: #397)

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 Cain Velasquez  (32) 13-1-0
1311
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
497
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 HW] Stipe Miocic
4
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 10-8-1
345
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
5
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 23-10-0
342
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Antonio Silva
 
6
 
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 [#20 HW] Brendan Schaub
7
 
BR Antonio Silva  (35) 18-6-1
284
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
 
US Ben Rothwell  (33) 34-9-0
243
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
9
 
US Stipe Miocic  (32) 12-1-0
222
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
10
 
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
11
 
US Josh Barnett  (36) 33-7-0
204
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Travis Browne
 
12
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
13
 
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
160
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Global] vs  [#25 HW] Damian Grabowski
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#60 HW] Denis Smoldarev
15
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (25) 22-4-0
144
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
 
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 22-9-2
130
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#53 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 [#21 HW] Matt Mitrione
18
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 8-1-0
120
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#48 HW] Richard Odoms
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [New Stream] vs [#89 HW] Dave Huckaba
19
 
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
20
 
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
21
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 8-3-0
115
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#62 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
22
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
113
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
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 [#19 HW] Alexey Oleinik
24
 
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
106
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
25
 
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 [#31 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
26
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 9-1-0
94
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#56 HW] Derrick Mehmen
 
27
1
RU Denis Goltsov  (24) 12-4-0
83
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#63 HW] Brett Rogers
 
28
2
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (34) 22-6-0
83
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#95 HW] Tyler East
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
29
 
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (33) 15-3-0
82
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#49 HW] Kenny Garner
 
30
1
US Javy Ayala   8-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#116 HW] Raphael Butler
 
31
1
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 [#25 HW] Damian Grabowski
32
1
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 12-1-0
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#167 HW] Viktor Pesta
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#69 HW] Josh Copeland
33
3
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
75
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#169 HW] Mike Wessel
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [PROMMAC] vs [#55 HW] Philip De Fries
34
 
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (28) 11-1-0
73
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
35
 
HR Mirko Filipovic  (40) 29-11-2
72
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
36
 
AU Peter Graham  (39) 10-7-0
71
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [KSW] vs  [#113 HW] Marcin Rozalski
 
37
 
US Chris Barnett  (28) 11-1-0
70
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Jon Hill
Next Fight: 11/21/2014 [Square Ring Promotions] vs [#153 HW] Darrill Schoonover
38
 
US Shawn Jordan  (29) 16-6-0
70
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#206 HW] Jack May
 
39
4
US Cody East   9-1-0
65
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Vernon Lewis
 
40
1
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 [#77 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
41
1
UK James Mulheron   6-0-0
64
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#145 HW] Neil Wain
 
42
1
UK James Thompson  (35) 20-14-0
64
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#123 HW] Eric Prindle
 
43
1
US Anthony Hamilton   13-3-0
63
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#179 HW] Ruan Potts
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Todd Duffee
44
 
BR Alexandre Zaneti  (35) 9-2-0
63
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Brazilian Fighting Championship] vs  [#47 LHW] Luiz Cane
 
45
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-3-1
62
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#35 HW] Mirko Filipovic
Next Fight: 11/11/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#28 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
46
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (24) 4-0-0
62
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#132 HW] Vitor Miranda
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#102 LHW] Patrick Cummins
47
1
US John Hawk  (34) 10-5-0
60
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [NAAFS] vs  [#91 HW] Bobby Brents
 
48
1
US Richard Odoms  (39) 8-2-0
60
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#18 HW] Konstantin Erokhin
 
49
1
US Kenny Garner  (39) 13-7-0
59
Last Fight: 9/06/2014 [House Of Fame] vs  [#191 HW] Matt Kovacs
 
50
1
US Walt Harris  (31) 7-3-0
59
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Titan Fight] vs  [#102 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 11/20/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#68 HW] Dave Herman

Issue Date: 10/19/2014 (Official Release: #397)

Previous Official Release: 10/12/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#138] Salvador Sanchez*, [#220] Vernon Lewis!, [#249] Carlos Augusto Filho!, [#250] Knife Didier-Kilola!

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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