Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

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  (35) 17-2-0
1313
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
2
 
FR Francis Ngannou  (31) 11-1-0
733
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
3
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (40) 23-7-1
718
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (37) 43-16-0
622
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Francis Ngannou
 
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  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
7
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (29) 29-6-0
284
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Stefan Struve
 
8
 
US Derrick Lewis  (32) 18-5-0
243
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#16 HW] Marcin Tybura
9
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (36) 21-6-0
220
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 HW] Quinton Jackson
 
10
 
HR Mirko Filipovic  (43) 35-11-2
197
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#28 HW] Amir Aliakbari
 
11
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (31) 16-1-0
188
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#31 HW] Caio Alencar
 
12
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (42) 27-10-2
188
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 HW] Augusto Sakai
 
13
 
US Roy Nelson  (41) 23-14-0
185
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#36 HW] Javy Ayala
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 HW] Matt Mitrione
14
 
US Curtis Blaydes  (26) 8-1-0
184
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Alexey Oleynik
 
15
 
US Matt Mitrione  (39) 12-5-0
178
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
16
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (32) 16-3-0
175
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
17
 
US Travis Browne  (35) 18-7-1
174
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Alexey Oleynik
 
18
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (32) 20-0-0
163
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#40 HW] Antonio Silva
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#26 HW] Tony Johnson
19
 
UA Alexey Oleynik  (40) 57-11-1
157
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
20
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (38) 26-15-0
152
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 HW] Junior Albini
 
21
 
NL Stefan Struve  (29) 28-9-0
148
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
22
 
US Quinton Jackson  (39) 37-12-0
140
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 HW] Muhammed Lawal
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#24 LHW] Chael Sonnen
23
 
RU Mukhomad Vakhaev  (27) 6-4-1
127
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#27 HW] Denis Goltsov
 
24
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   12-0-0
121
Last Fight: 11/19/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#76 HW] Kirill Sidelnikov
 
25
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (37) 27-7-0
119
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#60 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
 
26
 
US Tony Johnson  (31) 11-3-0
117
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#200 HW] Magomedbag Agaev
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#18 HW] Vitaly Minakov
27
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (27) 19-5-0
107
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#23 HW] Mukhomad Vakhaev
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#83 HW] Chase Gormley
28
 
IR Amir Aliakbari  (29) 7-1-0
99
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Tyler King
 
29
 
PL Michal Andryszak  (25) 19-6-0
91
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#124 HW] Michal Kita
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs [#52 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
30
 
RU Salimgerey Rasulov  (31) 16-7-0
89
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#54 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
31
 
BR Caio Alencar  (39) 11-2-0
88
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#11 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
32
 
BR Junior Albini  (26) 14-3-0
88
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
33
 
US Timothy Johnson  (32) 11-4-0
88
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 HW] Junior Albini
 
34
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (36) 18-5-0
87
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#102 HW] Chase Sherman
 
35
1
PL Marcin Rozalski  (39) 7-4-0
83
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#52 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
36
1
US Javy Ayala  (29) 10-6-0
83
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
37
 
US Jared Rosholt  (31) 15-4-0
83
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#114 HW] Nick Rossborough
 
38
 
US Josh Copeland  (35) 15-4-0
81
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#141 HW] Jared Torgeson
 
39
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (30) 16-8-1
81
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#126 HW] Bjoern Schmiedeberg
 
40
 
BR Antonio Silva  (38) 19-12-1
80
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#18 HW] Vitaly Minakov
 
41
 
US Bobby Lashley  (41) 15-2-0
80
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#98 HW] Josh Appelt
 
42
 
BR Augusto Sakai  (26) 10-1-1
79
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Tiago Cardoso
 
43
 
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (35) 19-8-1
76
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
44
 
RU Zelimkhan Umiev  (35) 10-1-0
76
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#84 HW] Virgil Zwicker
 
45
 
US Shawn Jordan  (33) 19-8-0
75
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#11 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
46
 
US Justin Willis  (30) 6-1-0
75
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#151 HW] Allen Crowder
 
47
 
CZ Viktor Pesta  (27) 12-4-0
74
Last Fight: 11/19/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#82 HW] Alexei Kudin
 
48
 
US Justin Ledet  (29) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 HW] Azunna Anyanwu
 
49
 
UK Mark Godbeer  (34) 13-3-0
73
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 HW] Walt Harris
 
50
 
EE Denis Smoldarev  (27) 13-3-0
71
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#70 HW] Tanner Boser
 

Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Previous Official Release: 12/03/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#216] Charles Andrade-, [#248] Ederson Cristian Macedo!, [#249] Chris Daukaus!, [#250] Chris Barnett!

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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