Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

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
1046
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (38) 20-6-1
800
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Ben Rothwell
3
 
US Cain Velasquez  (33) 14-2-0
633
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Travis Browne
 
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (36) 41-14-0
606
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (32) 18-4-0
477
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
6
 
US Brock Lesnar  (39) 6-3-0
345
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Mark Hunt
 
7
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (37) 25-12-0
337
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#15 HW] Josh Barnett
8
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (42) 12-11-1
311
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Brock Lesnar
 
9
 
US Travis Browne  (34) 18-4-1
277
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Cain Velasquez
 
10
 
US Ben Rothwell  (34) 36-10-0
276
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
11
 
US Frank Mir  (37) 18-11-0
233
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Mark Hunt
 
12
 
US Quinton Jackson  (38) 37-11-0
196
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
13
 
US Derrick Lewis  (31) 16-4-0
188
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Roy Nelson
 
14
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (31) 18-0-0
175
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#52 HW] Peter Graham
 
15
 
US Josh Barnett  (38) 34-8-0
173
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Ben Rothwell
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
16
 
NL Stefan Struve  (28) 27-8-0
166
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Antonio Silva
 
17
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (41) 24-10-2
161
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#56 HW] Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
Next Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#23 HW] Tony Johnson
18
 
US Roy Nelson  (40) 21-13-0
153
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
19
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (27) 26-6-0
148
Last Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#73 HW] Attila Vegh
 
20
 
US Matt Mitrione  (38) 11-5-0
148
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 HW] Oli Thompson
 
21
 
BR Antonio Silva  (36) 19-9-1
141
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Stefan Struve
 
22
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (29) 14-1-0
137
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#47 HW] Josh Copeland
 
23
 
US Tony Johnson  (30) 10-2-0
134
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#97 HW] Raphael Butler
Next Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#17 HW] Cheick Kongo
24
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (25) 18-4-0
130
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#58 HW] Paul Buentello
 
25
 
US Jared Rosholt  (29) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Roy Nelson
 
26
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (29) 14-1-0
118
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#40 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
27
1
US Timothy Johnson   10-2-0
117
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
28
1
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (35) 24-6-0
117
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#106 HW] Kenny Garner
 
29
 
PL Karol Bedorf  (32) 14-2-0
107
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#80 HW] James McSweeney
 
30
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (30) 13-2-0
104
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 HW] Timothy Johnson
Next Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs [#55 HW] Viktor Pesta
31
 
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (39) 36-4-0
104
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#40 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
 
32
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (30) 14-4-0
103
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#122 HW] Brandon Cash
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs [#85 HW] Richard Odoms
33
 
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (33) 19-5-1
98
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 HW] Alexey Oleinik
 
34
1
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (37) 17-11-0
95
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
35
1
UA Alexey Oleinik  (39) 55-10-1
95
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
36
 
CZ Jiri Prochazka   17-3-1
94
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazuyuki Fujita
 
37
 
BR Roger Gracie  (34) 8-2-0
83
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#163 HW] Michal Pasternak
 
38
 
US Bobby Lashley  (40) 14-2-0
79
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#189 HW] James Thompson
 
39
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (29) 14-6-1
78
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 HW] Quinton Jackson
 
40
 
US Shawn Jordan  (31) 18-7-0
78
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
 
41
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (36) 20-3-0
74
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#79 HW] Anthony Hamilton
42
1
RU Sergey Pavlovich   8-0-0
70
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#149 HW] Chaban Ka
 
43
1
US Walt Harris  (33) 8-4-0
70
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 HW] Cody East
 
44
2
US Todd Duffee  (30) 9-3-0
70
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Frank Mir
 
45
 
BR Geronimo dos Santos  (35) 38-16-0
70
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#75 HW] Marcus Sursa
 
46
 
UK Oli Thompson  (36) 17-9-0
70
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
47
 
US Josh Copeland  (33) 12-4-0
69
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#22 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
48
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (34) 16-4-0
69
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#79 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
49
 
EE Denis Smoldarev  (26) 12-2-0
69
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#106 HW] Kenny Garner
 
50
15
FR Francis Ngannou  (29) 8-1-0
66
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#177 HW] Bojan Mihajlovic
 

Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#99] Jason Brilz*, [#160] Vitaliy Kiselov*, [#192] Dmitry Smoliakov!, [#211] Ubiratan Marinho Lima*

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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