Issue Date: 11/16/2014 (Official Release: #401)

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
1251
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  [#5 HW] Mark Hunt
 
3
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (30) 16-3-0
473
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 HW] Stipe Miocic
4
1
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 23-10-0
343
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Antonio Silva
 
5
1
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 10-9-1
313
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
6
 
US Travis Browne  (32) 16-2-1
307
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#20 HW] Brendan Schaub
7
 
BR Antonio Silva  (35) 18-6-1
278
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#25 HW] Frank Mir
8
 
US Ben Rothwell  (33) 34-9-0
243
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
9
 
US Stipe Miocic  (32) 12-1-0
222
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
10
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (34) 37-14-0
206
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Ben Rothwell
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Stefan Struve
11
 
US Josh Barnett  (37) 33-7-0
200
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Travis Browne
 
12
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
13
 
US Roy Nelson  (38) 20-10-0
172
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Mark Hunt
 
14
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (29) 11-0-0
160
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Global] vs  [#24 HW] Damian Grabowski
Next Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#58 HW] Denis Smoldarev
15
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (26) 22-4-0
144
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs [#147 HW] Roy Boughton
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 22-9-2
130
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
17
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (35) 16-8-0
126
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#21 HW] Matt Mitrione
18
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 9-1-0
120
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [New Stream] vs  [#93 HW] Dave Huckaba
 
19
 
UA Alexey Oleinik  (37) 54-9-1
118
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 HW] Anthony Hamilton
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#22 HW] Jared Rosholt
20
 
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-4-0
115
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Travis Browne
21
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 8-3-0
115
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
22
1
US Jared Rosholt  (28) 11-1-0
111
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 HW] Soa Palelei
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#19 HW] Alexey Oleinik
23
1
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
111
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
24
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (34) 19-2-0
102
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Global] vs  [#14 HW] Marcin Tybura
Next Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#33 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
25
 
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
100
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Antonio Silva
26
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (34) 22-6-0
99
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#92 HW] Tyler East
 
27
 
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 9-1-0
94
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#54 HW] Derrick Mehmen
 
28
 
AU Soa Palelei  (36) 22-4-0
84
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 HW] Walt Harris
 
29
 
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (33) 15-3-0
82
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#48 HW] Kenny Garner
 
30
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (24) 12-4-0
82
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#62 HW] Brett Rogers
 
31
 
US Javy Ayala   8-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/19/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#117 HW] Raphael Butler
 
32
2
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
77
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#165 HW] Mike Wessel
 
33
1
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 28-14-0
76
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [Pancrase Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Valentijn Overeem
Next Fight: 11/25/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#24 HW] Damian Grabowski
34
1
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 12-1-0
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#162 HW] Viktor Pesta
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#69 HW] Josh Copeland
35
 
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (28) 11-1-0
73
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
36
 
HR Mirko Filipovic  (40) 29-11-2
72
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#44 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
37
 
AU Peter Graham  (39) 10-7-0
71
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [KSW] vs  [#112 HW] Marcin Rozalski
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [FightOr MMA] vs [#33 HW] Konstantin Gluhov
38
 
US Chris Barnett  (28) 11-1-0
70
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Jon Hill
 
39
 
US Shawn Jordan  (30) 16-6-0
70
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#199 HW] Jack May
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#67 HW] Jared Cannonier
40
 
US Cody East   9-1-0
65
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Vernon Lewis
 
41
 
UK James Mulheron   6-0-0
64
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#141 HW] Neil Wain
Next Fight: 11/29/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs [#106 HW] Dayman Lake
42
 
UK James Thompson  (35) 20-14-0
64
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#124 HW] Eric Prindle
Next Fight: 2/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#61 HW] Bobby Lashley
43
 
US Anthony Hamilton   13-3-0
63
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#173 HW] Ruan Potts
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Todd Duffee
44
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-3-1
62
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#36 HW] Mirko Filipovic
 
45
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (24) 4-0-0
61
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#136 HW] Vitor Miranda
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#106 LHW] Patrick Cummins
46
 
US Timothy Johnson   8-1-0
61
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [DakotaFC] vs  [#115 HW] Travis Wiuff
 
47
 
US John Hawk  (34) 10-5-0
60
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [NAAFS] vs  [#87 HW] Bobby Brents
 
48
 
US Kenny Garner  (39) 14-7-0
60
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#118 HW] Scott Barrett
 
49
 
US Richard Odoms  (39) 8-2-0
59
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#18 HW] Konstantin Erokhin
 
50
 
US Nick Rossborough  (32) 25-18-1
59
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#81 HW] Ryan Martinez
 

Issue Date: 11/16/2014 (Official Release: #401)

Previous Official Release: 11/09/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#157] Murod Hanturaev*, [#176] Lew Polley*, [#250] Vernon Lewis!

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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