Issue Date: 12/21/2014 (Official Release: #407)

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
1186
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (37) 19-5-1
634
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
3
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (30) 17-3-0
531
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
4
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 23-10-0
343
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Antonio Silva
 
5
 
US Travis Browne  (32) 17-2-1
325
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Brendan Schaub
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 10-9-1
313
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
7
 
BR Antonio Silva  (35) 18-6-1
271
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#46 HW] Frank Mir
8
 
US Ben Rothwell  (33) 34-9-0
243
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
9
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (34) 38-14-0
223
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 HW] Stefan Struve
 
10
 
US Stipe Miocic  (32) 12-2-0
222
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
11
 
US Josh Barnett  (37) 33-7-0
196
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
 
12
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
13
 
US Roy Nelson  (38) 20-10-0
172
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
14
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (29) 12-0-0
166
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#65 HW] Denis Smoldarev
 
15
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 9-3-0
163
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
16
 
UA Alexey Oleinik  (37) 55-9-1
156
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
17
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (26) 23-4-0
144
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#154 HW] Roy Boughton
 
18
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 22-9-2
130
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
19
1
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 9-1-0
125
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [New Stream] vs  [#77 HW] Dave Huckaba
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#140 HW] Viktor Pesta
20
1
PL Damian Grabowski  (34) 20-2-0
124
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#49 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
 
21
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (34) 23-6-0
116
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#54 HW] Kenny Garner
 
22
 
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-5-0
115
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
 
23
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
109
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
24
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (35) 16-9-0
105
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
25
 
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 9-1-0
94
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#55 HW] Derrick Mehmen
 
26
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (28) 13-1-0
86
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 HW] Josh Copeland
 
27
 
NL Stefan Struve  (26) 25-7-0
85
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
28
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (24) 13-4-0
85
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#183 HW] Zoumana Cisse
 
29
 
US Todd Duffee  (29) 9-2-0
85
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
30
 
US Jared Rosholt  (28) 11-2-0
84
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Alexey Oleinik
 
31
 
AU Soa Palelei  (37) 22-4-0
84
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#73 HW] Walt Harris
 
32
 
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (33) 15-3-0
82
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#54 HW] Kenny Garner
 
33
 
US Javy Ayala   8-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#118 HW] Raphael Butler
 
34
34
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (28) 9-4-0
78
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#43 HW] Mike Kyle
 
35
1
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
77
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#165 HW] Mike Wessel
 
36
1
UK James Mulheron   7-0-0
73
Last Fight: 11/29/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#147 HW] Dayman Lake
 
37
1
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (28) 11-1-0
73
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
38
1
HR Mirko Filipovic  (40) 29-11-2
72
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#45 HW] Satoshi Ishii
39
1
AU Peter Graham  (39) 10-7-0
71
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [KSW] vs  [#115 HW] Marcin Rozalski
 
40
1
US Chris Barnett  (28) 11-1-0
70
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Jon Hill
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [NR] Shinichi Suzukawa
41
1
US Shawn Jordan  (30) 16-6-0
70
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#202 HW] Jack May
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#69 HW] Jared Cannonier
42
1
US Cody East   9-1-0
65
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Vernon Lewis
 
43
NR
US Mike Kyle  (34) 20-12-1
65
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#34 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
44
2
UK James Thompson  (36) 20-14-0
64
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#124 HW] Eric Prindle
Next Fight: 2/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#62 HW] Bobby Lashley
45
1
JP Satoshi Ishii  (28) 12-3-1
62
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#38 HW] Mirko Filipovic
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#38 HW] Mirko Filipovic
46
3
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
62
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Antonio Silva
47
1
UK Philip De Fries  (28) 11-4-0
61
Last Fight: 11/29/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#240 HW] Lukasz Parobiec
 
48
1
US Timothy Johnson   8-1-0
61
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [DakotaFC] vs  [#117 HW] Travis Wiuff
 
49
1
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 28-15-0
61
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#20 HW] Damian Grabowski
 
50
1
US John Hawk  (35) 10-5-0
60
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [NAAFS] vs  [#93 HW] Bobby Brents
 

Issue Date: 12/21/2014 (Official Release: #407)

Previous Official Release: 12/14/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#45] Antonio Carlos Jr.-, [#55] Marcos Rogerio de Lima-, [#95] Christian Colombo*, [#138] Vitor Miranda-, [#157] Nandor Guelmino*

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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