Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

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  (31) 13-1-0
1304
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
2
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (29) 16-3-0
607
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Stipe Miocic
3
 
BR Antonio Silva  (34) 18-5-1
417
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
4
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (36) 17-5-1
406
Last Fight: 6/08/2013 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#5 HW] Travis Browne
5
 
US Travis Browne  (31) 16-1-1
387
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Josh Barnett
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Fabricio Werdum
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 9-8-1
282
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Antonio Silva
 
7
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (33) 37-13-0
272
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Frank Mir
 
8
 
US Stipe Miocic  (31) 11-1-0
218
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Junior dos Santos
9
 
US Josh Barnett  (36) 33-7-0
215
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
 
10
2
US Roy Nelson  (37) 20-9-0
202
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
 
11
1
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
196
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
12
1
US Frank Mir  (34) 16-9-0
165
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
13
1
PL Damian Grabowski  (33) 19-1-0
140
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#48 HW] Kenny Garner
 
14
1
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-3-0
136
Last Fight: 9/21/2013 [UFC] vs  [#25 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
15
1
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (34) 16-8-0
131
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
16
1
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 21-10-0
125
Last Fight: 11/29/2013 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#146 HW] Andreas Kraniotakes
 
17
1
NL Stefan Struve  (26) 25-6-0
119
Last Fight: 3/03/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
18
5
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (37) 34-9-1
118
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
 
19
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (38) 20-9-2
117
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 HW] Vitaly Minakov
 
20
5
RU Alexander Volkov  (25) 21-4-0
116
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 HW] Siala-Mou Siliga
 
21
1
US Ben Rothwell  (32) 33-9-0
112
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#94 HW] Brandon Vera
 
22
1
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (33) 22-6-0
111
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#104 HW] Tyler East
 
23
1
PL Marcin Tybura  (28) 10-0-0
107
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#66 HW] Maro Perak
 
24
1
UA Alexey Oleinik  (36) 53-9-1
105
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [Legend] vs  [#140 HW] Mirko Filipovic
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#37 HW] Anthony Hamilton
25
1
US Matt Mitrione  (35) 7-3-0
100
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
26
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-2-1
94
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#49 HW] Philip De Fries
 
27
11
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (27) 11-0-0
94
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
28
1
RU Magomed Malikov   7-2-0
89
Last Fight: 6/08/2013 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#134 HW] Jeff Monson
 
29
1
US Richard Odoms  (38) 8-1-0
87
Last Fight: 9/13/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#40 HW] D.J. Linderman
 
30
1
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 6-1-0
86
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#78 HW] Brett Rogers
 
31
1
PL Michal Kita  (33) 16-7-0
81
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#130 HW] Mike Wessel
 
32
14
US Jared Rosholt  (27) 10-1-0
80
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
33
2
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 27-14-0
75
Last Fight: 3/14/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#48 HW] Kenny Garner
 
34
2
AU Soa Palelei  (36) 20-3-0
75
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [NR] Pat Barry
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#100 HW] Ruan Potts
35
2
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 11-1-0
72
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#102 HW] Tim Sylvia
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#120 HW] Viktor Pesta
36
2
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (32) 14-3-0
72
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#110 HW] Neil Grove
 
37
1
US Anthony Hamilton   12-2-0
70
Last Fight: 1/17/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#143 HW] Darrill Schoonover
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#24 HW] Alexey Oleinik
38
1
US Shawn Jordan  (29) 15-6-0
70
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
39
1
US Javy Ayala   7-3-0
68
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#82 HW] Eric Prindle
 
40
1
US D.J. Linderman  (30) 16-7-0
67
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [Thunderstrike Fight League] vs  [#31 HW] Michal Kita
 
41
1
US Cody East   8-1-0
63
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Esteves Jones
 
42
1
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (30) 7-3-0
62
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
43
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (21) 7-1-0
62
Last Fight: 2/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#117 HW] Steve Mocco
 
44
3
US Derrick Mehmen  (28) 17-5-0
60
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#114 HW] Scott Barrett
 
45
3
FR Moise Rimbon  (36) 20-9-3
59
Last Fight: 10/12/2013 [Dare Championship] vs  [#212 HW] Alexander Gladkov
 
46
11
US Lavar Johnson  (36) 18-9-0
58
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
 
47
2
RU Mikhail Gazaev   3-0-0
58
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#33 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
 
48
2
US Kenny Garner   12-6-0
57
Last Fight: 3/14/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#33 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
 
49
2
UK Philip De Fries  (27) 10-4-0
57
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#26 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
50
3
US Ryan Martinez  (26) 10-4-0
55
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Lavar Johnson
 

Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

Previous Official Release: 4/09/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#249] Walt Harris!, [#250] Felipe Diego Dantas de Oliveira!

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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