Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

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  (33) 15-2-0
994
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (38) 20-6-1
756
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
3
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (36) 41-14-0
578
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
4
 
US Cain Velasquez  (33) 13-2-0
542
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Travis Browne
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (32) 18-4-0
455
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (42) 12-10-1
392
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
7
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (37) 25-12-0
320
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
8
 
US Travis Browne  (33) 18-3-1
289
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Matt Mitrione
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Cain Velasquez
9
 
US Ben Rothwell  (34) 36-10-0
263
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
10
 
US Frank Mir  (36) 18-11-0
223
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
11
 
US Josh Barnett  (38) 34-8-0
165
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
12
 
US Roy Nelson  (39) 21-12-0
165
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
13
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (31) 17-0-0
161
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
 
14
 
NL Stefan Struve  (28) 27-8-0
159
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Antonio Silva
 
15
 
US Derrick Lewis  (31) 15-4-0
158
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 HW] Roy Nelson
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (41) 24-10-2
158
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
 
17
 
BR Antonio Silva  (36) 19-9-1
135
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 HW] Stefan Struve
 
18
 
US Tony Johnson  (30) 10-2-0
133
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#81 HW] Raphael Butler
 
19
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (25) 17-4-0
133
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#68 HW] Mike Kyle
 
20
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (35) 24-6-0
129
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#78 HW] Kenny Garner
 
21
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (29) 13-1-0
124
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#54 HW] Derrick Mehmen
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
22
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (27) 25-6-0
120
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#56 HW] Denis Smoldarev
Next Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#42 LHW] Attila Vegh
23
 
US Jared Rosholt  (29) 14-3-0
119
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Roy Nelson
 
24
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (29) 14-1-0
117
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
25
1
US Timothy Johnson   10-2-0
116
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
26
1
US Matt Mitrione  (37) 9-5-0
115
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#85 HW] Carl Seumanutafa
27
1
PL Karol Bedorf  (32) 14-2-0
107
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#69 HW] James McSweeney
 
28
1
PL Marcin Tybura  (30) 13-2-0
103
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
29
1
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (29) 14-4-0
102
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#119 HW] Brandon Cash
 
30
1
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (37) 17-11-0
92
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
31
1
CZ Jiri Prochazka   17-3-1
89
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazuyuki Fujita
 
32
1
UK Oli Thompson  (36) 17-8-0
84
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#83 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
33
1
BR Roger Gracie  (34) 8-2-0
84
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#156 HW] Michal Pasternak
 
34
1
US Shawn Jordan  (31) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
 
35
1
US Bobby Lashley  (39) 14-2-0
78
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#172 HW] James Thompson
 
36
1
PL Damian Grabowski  (36) 20-3-0
76
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
37
1
US Todd Duffee  (30) 9-3-0
72
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
38
1
US Josh Copeland  (33) 12-3-0
71
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#111 HW] Mike Hayes
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#21 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
39
1
US Walt Harris  (32) 8-4-0
70
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 HW] Cody East
 
40
1
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (34) 16-4-0
68
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
41
1
AU Peter Graham  (40) 11-9-0
66
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#131 HW] Mariusz Pudzianowski
 
42
1
RU Sergey Pavlovich   7-0-0
66
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [NR] Baga Agaev
 
43
1
CZ Viktor Pesta  (25) 10-2-0
64
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
44
1
BR Augusto Sakai  (25) 9-0-1
63
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#60 HW] Dan Charles
 
45
1
US Paul Buentello  (42) 34-16-0
63
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#51 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
46
1
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (32) 8-4-0
61
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
47
3
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (39) 35-4-0
60
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#246 HW] Jaideep Singh
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs [#39 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
48
3
BR Thiago Silva  (33) 17-5-0
60
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#155 HW] Stav Economou
 
49
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (24) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#21 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
50
1
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (34) 9-3-0
60
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 

Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Previous Official Release: 5/15/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#25] Mirko Filipovic%, [#118] Arsen Abdulkerimov*, [#148] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou-, [#192] Bruno Henrique Cappelozza-, [#233] Drew Montgomery-, [#246] Emil Zahariev!, [#249] Vladimir Daineko!, [#250] Branden Lee Hinkle!

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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