Issue Date: 8/31/2014 (Official Release: #390)

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
1324
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
2
1
BR Fabricio Werdum  (37) 18-5-1
519
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
3
1
BR Junior dos Santos  (29) 16-3-0
518
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
 
4
 
BR Antonio Silva  (34) 18-5-1
383
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#13 HW] Andrei Arlovski
5
 
US Travis Browne  (32) 16-2-1
307
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 9-8-1
287
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Antonio Silva
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
7
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (34) 37-13-0
267
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Frank Mir
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#22 HW] Ben Rothwell
8
 
US Stipe Miocic  (32) 12-1-0
222
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
 
9
 
US Josh Barnett  (36) 33-7-0
209
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
 
10
 
US Roy Nelson  (38) 20-9-0
201
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
11
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
12
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (28) 11-0-0
160
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#23 HW] Damian Grabowski
 
13
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 22-10-0
146
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Brendan Schaub
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Antonio Silva
14
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (25) 22-4-0
144
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
 
15
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (35) 16-8-0
128
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
16
1
UA Alexey Oleinik  (37) 54-9-1
118
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
17
1
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 21-9-2
117
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Eric Smith
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#51 HW] Lavar Johnson
18
2
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
117
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
19
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
115
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
 
20
 
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-4-0
115
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
21
 
US Jared Rosholt  (28) 11-1-0
111
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 HW] Soa Palelei
 
22
 
US Ben Rothwell  (32) 33-9-0
104
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#116 HW] Brandon Vera
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
23
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (34) 19-2-0
102
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#12 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
24
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (34) 22-6-0
100
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#111 HW] Tyler East
 
25
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 7-3-0
100
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#35 HW] Shawn Jordan
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#40 HW] Derrick Lewis
26
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 7-1-0
93
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#149 HW] Michal Andryszak
 
27
 
US Richard Odoms  (39) 8-1-0
86
Last Fight: 9/13/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#97 HW] D.J. Linderman
 
28
 
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (32) 15-3-0
82
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#62 HW] Kenny Garner
 
29
 
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
81
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#109 HW] Mike Wessel
 
30
1
US Derrick Mehmen  (29) 18-5-0
76
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#88 HW] Dave Huckaba
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 HW] Smealinho Rama
31
1
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 28-14-0
76
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [Pancrase Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Valentijn Overeem
 
32
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 12-1-0
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#136 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
33
1
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (27) 11-1-0
73
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
34
1
HR Mirko Filipovic  (39) 29-11-2
72
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#47 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
35
 
US Shawn Jordan  (29) 16-6-0
70
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#201 HW] Jack May
 
36
3
US Chris Barnett  (28) 10-1-0
69
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#83 HW] Travis Wiuff
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [Square Ring Promotions] vs [NR] Jon Hill
37
1
US Brett Rogers  (33) 16-8-0
68
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#54 HW] Magomed Malikov
Next Fight: 9/19/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs [#46 HW] Denis Goltsov
38
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 8-1-0
67
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [Unified MMA] vs  [#138 HW] Tim Hague
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#30 HW] Derrick Mehmen
39
1
US Javy Ayala   7-3-0
67
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#98 HW] Eric Prindle
Next Fight: 9/19/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#87 HW] Raphael Butler
40
 
US Derrick Lewis  (29) 11-2-0
67
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#239 HW] Carlos Augusto Filho
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 HW] Matt Mitrione
41
1
AU Soa Palelei  (36) 21-4-0
64
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
42
1
UK James Mulheron   6-0-0
64
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#145 HW] Neil Wain
 
43
 
UK James Thompson  (35) 20-14-0
64
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#98 HW] Eric Prindle
 
44
11
US Anthony Hamilton   13-3-0
63
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#175 HW] Ruan Potts
 
45
1
US Cody East   8-1-0
63
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Esteves Jones
 
46
1
RU Denis Goltsov  (23) 11-4-0
63
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#148 HW] Roy Boughton
Next Fight: 9/19/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs [#37 HW] Brett Rogers
47
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-3-1
62
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#34 HW] Mirko Filipovic
 
48
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (24) 4-0-0
62
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#130 HW] Vitor Miranda
 
49
 
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (31) 7-3-0
61
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
50
 
US Walt Harris  (31) 7-3-0
59
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Titan Fight] vs  [#97 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#69 HW] Dave Herman

Issue Date: 8/31/2014 (Official Release: #390)

Previous Official Release: 8/24/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#46] James McSweeney-, [#186] Salimgirey Rasulov*, [#235] Ryan Hodge!, [#241] Flavio Rodrigo Magon!, [#244] Deividas Banaitis*

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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