Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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
1232
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (39) 21-6-1
814
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Cain Velasquez
3
 
US Cain Velasquez  (34) 14-2-0
632
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (36) 41-15-0
531
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (32) 18-4-0
476
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
 
US Josh Barnett  (39) 35-8-0
339
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
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) 18-5-1
277
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
10
 
US Ben Rothwell  (35) 36-10-0
276
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
11
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (37) 25-13-0
263
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Josh Barnett
 
12
 
US Frank Mir  (37) 18-11-0
214
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Mark Hunt
 
13
 
NL Stefan Struve  (28) 28-8-0
191
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
14
 
US Derrick Lewis  (31) 16-4-0
188
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Roy Nelson
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#42 HW] Shamil Abdurakhimov
15
 
US Roy Nelson  (40) 22-13-0
188
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 HW] Antonio Silva
 
16
 
US Quinton Jackson  (38) 37-11-0
187
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
17
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (41) 25-10-2
181
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 HW] Tony Johnson
 
18
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (31) 18-0-0
175
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#55 HW] Peter Graham
 
19
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (28) 27-6-0
156
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
20
 
US Matt Mitrione  (38) 11-5-0
148
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 HW] Oli Thompson
Next Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#31 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
21
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (30) 17-4-0
143
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [FEFoMP] vs  [#180 HW] Eric Prindle
 
22
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (30) 14-1-0
137
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#48 HW] Josh Copeland
 
23
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (26) 18-4-0
128
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#61 HW] Paul Buentello
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#69 HW] Salimgerey Rasulov
24
 
US Tony Johnson  (30) 10-3-0
123
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
25
 
US Jared Rosholt  (30) 14-3-0
120
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Roy Nelson
Next Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#111 LHW] Caio Alencar
26
 
US Timothy Johnson   10-3-0
117
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
27
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (31) 14-2-0
117
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#72 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
28
 
RU Ivan Shtyrkov  (28) 8-0-0
114
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [Titov Boxing Promotion] vs  [#32 HW] Antonio Silva
 
29
1
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (30) 14-1-0
107
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
30
1
HR Mirko Filipovic  (42) 32-11-2
105
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Hyun Man Myung
Next Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [NR] Wanderlei Silva
31
1
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (40) 36-4-0
104
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#113 HW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#20 HW] Matt Mitrione
32
1
BR Antonio Silva  (37) 19-11-1
101
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [Titov Boxing Promotion] vs  [#28 HW] Ivan Shtyrkov
 
33
29
BR Fernando Rodrigues Jr.  (29) 11-2-0
100
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#45 HW] Karol Bedorf
 
34
 
US Shawn Jordan  (32) 19-7-0
95
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#82 HW] Ashley Gooch
 
35
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (37) 17-11-0
95
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
36
 
CZ Jiri Prochazka   18-3-1
94
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#204 HW] Mark Tanios
 
37
 
US Javy Ayala  (28) 10-5-0
93
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
 
38
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   10-0-0
91
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#78 HW] Alexei Kudin
 
39
 
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (34) 19-6-1
87
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Stefan Struve
 
40
 
UA Alexey Oleynik  (39) 55-10-1
87
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
41
 
US Bobby Lashley  (40) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#139 HW] Josh Appelt
 
42
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (35) 17-4-0
79
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#57 HW] Walt Harris
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#14 HW] Derrick Lewis
43
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (29) 14-6-1
78
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Quinton Jackson
Next Fight: 12/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 LHW] Muhammed Lawal
44
 
US Anthony Hamilton  (36) 15-5-0
77
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 HW] Damian Grabowski
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#51 HW] Francis Ngannou
45
16
PL Karol Bedorf  (33) 14-3-0
74
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#33 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
46
1
BR Roger Gracie  (35) 8-2-0
71
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#224 MW] Michal Pasternak
 
47
1
UK Oli Thompson  (36) 17-9-0
70
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
48
1
US Josh Copeland  (34) 12-4-0
69
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#22 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
49
1
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (36) 24-7-0
69
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#37 HW] Javy Ayala
 
50
1
EE Denis Smoldarev  (26) 12-2-0
68
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#118 HW] Kenny Garner
 

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#84] Jared Cannonier-, [#113] Nick Rossborough*

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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