Issue Date: 8/24/2015 (Official Release: #446)

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
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (38) 20-5-1
1024
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Cain Velasquez
 
2
 
US Cain Velasquez  (33) 13-2-0
695
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
3
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (30) 17-3-0
523
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
4
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (36) 24-10-0
445
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Frank Mir
5
 
US Stipe Miocic  (33) 13-2-0
321
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Ben Rothwell
6
 
US Ben Rothwell  (33) 35-9-0
285
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Matt Mitrione
Next Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#5 HW] Stipe Miocic
7
 
US Travis Browne  (33) 17-3-1
266
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (35) 39-14-0
265
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Roy Nelson
 
9
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (41) 10-10-1
258
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 11/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#11 HW] Antonio Silva
10
 
US Frank Mir  (36) 18-9-0
253
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 HW] Todd Duffee
Next Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Andrei Arlovski
11
 
BR Antonio Silva  (35) 19-7-1
201
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#35 HW] Soa Palelei
Next Fight: 11/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 HW] Mark Hunt
12
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (30) 15-0-0
157
Last Fight: 7/31/2015 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#97 HW] Adam Maciejewski
 
13
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (40) 23-10-2
156
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
14
 
UA Alexey Oleinik  (38) 55-9-1
156
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
15
 
US Roy Nelson  (39) 20-11-0
144
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs [NR] Josh Barnett
16
 
DE Stephan Puetz  (28) 12-1-0
137
Last Fight: 5/02/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#22 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
17
 
US Matt Mitrione  (37) 9-4-0
132
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
18
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (35) 24-6-0
129
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#66 HW] Kenny Garner
 
19
 
US Tony Johnson   9-2-0
125
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
20
 
HR Mirko Filipovic  (40) 31-11-2
125
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
Next Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#48 HW] Anthony Hamilton
21
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (35) 20-2-0
123
Last Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#75 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
 
22
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (29) 12-1-0
117
Last Fight: 5/02/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#16 HW] Stephan Puetz
Next Fight: 9/20/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#54 HW] Ante Delija
23
 
US Jared Rosholt  (29) 13-2-0
115
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#37 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
24
 
US Brendan Schaub  (32) 10-5-0
109
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Travis Browne
 
25
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (24) 15-4-0
105
Last Fight: 7/24/2015 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#74 HW] James McSweeney
 
26
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (28) 12-1-0
104
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#42 HW] Smealinho Rama
Next Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#41 HW] Derrick Mehmen
27
 
NL Stefan Struve  (27) 26-7-0
103
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#38 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
 
28
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (26) 24-6-0
99
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
29
 
US Shawn Jordan  (30) 18-6-0
98
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#32 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
30
 
CZ Viktor Pesta  (25) 10-1-0
96
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 HW] Konstantin Erokhin
Next Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#73 HW] Derrick Lewis
31
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (33) 9-2-0
86
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
32
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (28) 13-1-0
86
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#79 HW] Josh Copeland
Next Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#29 HW] Shawn Jordan
33
 
US Todd Duffee  (29) 9-3-0
80
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
34
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (36) 16-10-0
79
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Mirko Filipovic
 
35
 
AU Soa Palelei  (37) 22-5-0
77
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Antonio Silva
 
36
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (29) 10-4-0
77
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [FEFoMP] vs  [#204 HW] Jeff Monson
 
37
1
US Timothy Johnson   9-2-0
76
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
38
1
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (39) 34-10-1
76
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#27 HW] Stefan Struve
 
39
 
PL Karol Bedorf  (31) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [KSW] vs  [#62 HW] Peter Graham
 
40
 
US Chris Barnett  (29) 13-1-0
73
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#211 HW] Emil Zahariev
Next Fight: 8/29/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#238 HW] Oli Thompson
41
 
US Derrick Mehmen  (30) 19-6-0
69
Last Fight: 3/26/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#80 HW] Brett Rogers
Next Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#26 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
42
 
CA Smealinho Rama  (23) 9-2-0
68
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#26 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
43
 
US Cody East   10-1-0
66
Last Fight: 3/20/2015 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#225 HW] Brice Ritani-Coe
 
44
 
US Alex Huddleston  (29) 6-1-0
65
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#60 HW] Javy Ayala
 
45
 
US John Hawk  (35) 11-5-0
63
Last Fight: 3/07/2015 [NAAFS] vs  [#191 HW] Curt Lemmon
 
46
 
EE Denis Smoldarev  (25) 10-1-0
63
Last Fight: 2/21/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#139 LHW] Maro Perak
 
47
 
DE Ruben Wolf   10-6-0
63
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#65 HW] James Mulheron
Next Fight: 11/14/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#69 HW] Mark Godbeer
48
 
US Anthony Hamilton  (35) 14-4-0
62
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#58 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
Next Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 HW] Mirko Filipovic
49
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (28) 13-4-1
61
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#88 HW] Nick Rossborough
Next Fight: 8/29/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [NR] William Penn
50
 
US Bobby Lashley  (39) 13-2-0
60
Last Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#175 HW] Dan Charles
 

Issue Date: 8/24/2015 (Official Release: #446)

Previous Official Release: 8/17/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#125] Flavio Rodrigo Magon-, [#166] Neil Wain*, [#212] Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo-

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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