Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

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  (34) 17-2-0
1314
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (39) 21-6-1
820
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
3
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (37) 42-15-0
658
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
4
 
US Cain Velasquez  (34) 14-2-0
638
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
 
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (33) 18-5-0
441
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (43) 13-11-1
418
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
7
 
US Josh Barnett  (39) 35-8-0
341
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
 
FR Francis Ngannou  (30) 10-1-0
256
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
9
 
US Derrick Lewis  (32) 18-5-0
243
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
10
 
US Ben Rothwell  (35) 36-10-0
238
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
11
 
US Travis Browne  (34) 18-6-1
223
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#32 HW] Alexey Oleynik
12
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (28) 28-6-0
223
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Roy Nelson
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 HW] Stefan Struve
13
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (36) 21-6-0
220
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 HW] Quinton Jackson
 
14
 
NL Stefan Struve  (29) 28-8-0
192
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#12 HW] Alexander Volkov
15
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (42) 27-10-2
188
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 HW] Augusto Sakai
 
16
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (32) 20-0-0
179
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#36 HW] Antonio Silva
 
17
6
PL Marcin Tybura  (31) 16-2-0
176
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
18
 
US Roy Nelson  (40) 22-14-0
168
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
19
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (30) 15-1-0
165
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#46 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
20
 
US Quinton Jackson  (38) 37-12-0
148
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Muhammed Lawal
 
21
 
US Matt Mitrione  (38) 11-5-0
148
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#58 HW] Oli Thompson
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#29 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
22
5
BY Andrei Arlovski  (38) 25-15-0
147
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
23
1
US Timothy Johnson   11-3-0
125
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#151 HW] Junior Albini
24
 
US Tony Johnson  (31) 11-3-0
123
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#188 HW] Magomedbag Agaev
 
25
 
RU Ivan Shtyrkov  (28) 10-0-0
123
Last Fight: 5/05/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs  [#109 HW] Philip De Fries
Next Fight: 7/10/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
26
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (26) 19-4-0
121
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#76 HW] Salimgerey Rasulov
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#60 HW] Mukhomad Vakhaev
27
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   11-0-0
108
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#64 HW] Mikhail Mokhnatkin
 
28
1
BR Caio Alencar  (38) 11-1-0
103
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#43 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
29
1
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (40) 36-4-0
103
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#91 HW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#21 HW] Matt Mitrione
30
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (31) 17-5-0
100
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [#41 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
Next Fight: 7/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#62 HW] Mike Kyle
31
 
IR Amir Aliakbari  (29) 6-1-0
99
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#41 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
Next Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#207 HW] Tyler King
32
 
UA Alexey Oleynik  (39) 56-10-1
98
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#105 HW] Viktor Pesta
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#11 HW] Travis Browne
33
 
US Javy Ayala  (28) 10-5-0
93
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
Next Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#68 HW] Valentin Moldavsky
34
6
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (36) 26-7-0
92
Last Fight: 6/15/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#154 HW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
35
1
PL Michal Andryszak  (25) 19-6-0
91
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#97 HW] Michal Kita
 
36
1
BR Antonio Silva  (37) 19-12-1
90
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#16 HW] Vitaly Minakov
 
37
1
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (34) 19-7-1
87
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Timothy Johnson
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#57 HW] Curtis Blaydes
38
 
US Bobby Lashley  (40) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#124 HW] Josh Appelt
 
39
2
CZ Jiri Prochazka   18-3-1
86
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#152 HW] Mark Tanios
 
40
1
PL Marcin Rozalski  (38) 7-4-0
83
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#51 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
41
 
BR Geronimo dos Santos  (36) 39-18-0
82
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#31 HW] Amir Aliakbari
 
42
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (38) 17-11-0
80
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
43
 
US Jared Rosholt  (30) 14-4-0
79
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#28 HW] Caio Alencar
 
44
 
BR Augusto Sakai  (26) 9-1-1
79
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
45
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (30) 15-7-1
78
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Heath Herring
Next Fight: 7/10/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs [#25 HW] Ivan Shtyrkov
46
 
US Shawn Jordan  (32) 19-8-0
78
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
47
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (35) 17-5-0
76
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
48
 
RU Zelimkhan Umiev  (35) 10-1-0
76
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#95 HW] Virgil Zwicker
 
49
7
US Walt Harris  (34) 10-5-0
74
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#131 HW] Cyril Asker
 
50
1
EE Denis Smoldarev  (27) 13-3-0
71
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#77 HW] Tanner Boser
 

Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

Previous Official Release: 6/11/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#158] Dmitry Zabolotny-, [#248] Ernesto Papa!, [#249] Roggers Souza!, [#250] Matt Kovacs!

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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