Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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  (34) 16-2-0
1238
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (39) 21-6-1
820
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
3
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (36) 42-15-0
657
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
4
 
US Cain Velasquez  (34) 14-2-0
638
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
 
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (33) 18-4-0
464
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
6
 
US Josh Barnett  (39) 35-8-0
341
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
7
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (43) 12-11-1
328
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
8
 
US Derrick Lewis  (32) 18-4-0
303
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Mark Hunt
9
 
US Ben Rothwell  (35) 36-10-0
258
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
10
 
FR Francis Ngannou  (30) 10-1-0
256
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
11
 
US Travis Browne  (34) 18-6-1
231
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
12
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (28) 28-6-0
223
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Roy Nelson
 
13
 
NL Stefan Struve  (29) 28-8-0
192
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
14
1
FR Cheick Kongo  (41) 26-10-2
188
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 HW] Oli Thompson
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#56 HW] Augusto Sakai
15
1
BY Andrei Arlovski  (38) 25-14-0
186
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Francis Ngannou
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#22 HW] Marcin Tybura
16
1
US Roy Nelson  (40) 22-14-0
168
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
17
1
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (30) 15-1-0
165
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#43 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
18
1
RU Vitaly Minakov  (32) 19-0-0
164
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#74 HW] D.J. Linderman
 
19
1
US Quinton Jackson  (38) 37-12-0
151
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LHW] Muhammed Lawal
 
20
1
US Matt Mitrione  (38) 11-5-0
148
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 HW] Oli Thompson
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#26 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
21
1
US Timothy Johnson   11-3-0
125
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
22
1
PL Marcin Tybura  (31) 15-2-0
125
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#99 HW] Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 HW] Andrei Arlovski
23
1
US Tony Johnson  (31) 10-3-0
123
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
24
1
RU Denis Goltsov  (26) 19-4-0
121
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#71 HW] Salimgerey Rasulov
 
25
1
RU Ivan Shtyrkov  (28) 9-0-0
117
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Titov Boxing Promotion] vs  [#146 HW] Rodney Wallace
 
26
1
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (40) 36-4-0
104
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#108 HW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#20 HW] Matt Mitrione
27
1
BR Caio Alencar  (38) 11-1-0
103
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#40 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
28
1
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (30) 17-5-0
100
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [FEFoMP] vs  [#41 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
 
29
1
BR Fernando Rodrigues Jr.  (29) 11-2-0
100
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#46 HW] Karol Bedorf
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#118 HW] Marcin Rozalski
30
1
IR Amir Aliakbari  (29) 6-1-0
99
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#41 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
 
31
1
UA Alexey Oleynik  (39) 56-10-1
98
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
32
2
US Javy Ayala  (28) 10-5-0
93
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
 
33
 
BR Antonio Silva  (37) 19-11-1
93
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [Titov Boxing Promotion] vs  [#25 HW] Ivan Shtyrkov
 
34
1
RU Sergey Pavlovich   10-0-0
92
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#76 HW] Alexei Kudin
 
35
1
CZ Jiri Prochazka   18-3-1
88
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#145 HW] Mark Tanios
 
36
2
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (34) 19-7-1
87
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
37
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (37) 17-11-0
86
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
38
1
US Bobby Lashley  (40) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#127 HW] Josh Appelt
 
39
1
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (36) 25-7-0
83
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#88 HW] Chase Gormley
Next Fight: 6/15/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#123 HW] Marcus Vinicius Lopes
40
1
US Jared Rosholt  (30) 14-4-0
82
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#27 HW] Caio Alencar
 
41
1
BR Geronimo dos Santos  (36) 39-18-0
82
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#30 HW] Amir Aliakbari
 
42
1
JP Satoshi Ishii  (30) 15-7-1
78
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Heath Herring
 
43
1
US Shawn Jordan  (32) 19-8-0
78
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#17 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
44
1
PL Michal Andryszak  (25) 18-6-0
77
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#69 HW] Denis Smoldarev
 
45
1
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (35) 17-5-0
76
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
46
1
PL Karol Bedorf  (33) 14-3-0
72
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#29 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#77 HW] Michal Kita
47
1
US Josh Copeland  (34) 12-4-0
68
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#17 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
48
1
BR Roger Gracie  (35) 8-2-0
68
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#184 LHW] Michal Pasternak
 
49
1
UK James Mulheron   11-1-0
67
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#144 HW] Ruben Wolf
 
50
1
RU Mikhail Mokhnatkin  (27) 9-1-2
66
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#108 HW] Fabio Maldonado
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#16] Frank Mir%, [#87] Brian Rogers-, [#249] Gleison Silva de Abreu!

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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