Issue Date: 8/17/2014 (Official Release: #388)

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 Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Cain Velasquez  (32) 13-1-0
1324
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Fabricio Werdum
2
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (29) 16-3-0
522
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
 
3
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (37) 18-5-1
519
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
4
 
BR Antonio Silva  (34) 18-5-1
388
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#13 HW] Andrei Arlovski
5
 
US Travis Browne  (32) 16-2-1
307
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 9-8-1
287
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Antonio Silva
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
7
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (34) 37-13-0
267
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Frank Mir
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#22 HW] Ben Rothwell
8
 
US Stipe Miocic  (31) 12-1-0
222
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
 
9
 
US Josh Barnett  (36) 33-7-0
209
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
 
10
 
US Roy Nelson  (38) 20-9-0
201
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
11
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
12
11
PL Marcin Tybura  (28) 11-0-0
160
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#23 HW] Damian Grabowski
 
13
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 22-10-0
146
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Brendan Schaub
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Antonio Silva
14
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (25) 22-4-0
144
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
 
15
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (35) 16-8-0
128
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
16
 
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
120
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
17
 
UA Alexey Oleinik  (37) 54-9-1
118
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#54 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
18
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 21-9-2
117
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Eric Smith
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#49 HW] Lavar Johnson
19
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
116
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
 
20
 
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-4-0
115
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
21
 
US Jared Rosholt  (28) 11-1-0
106
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 HW] Soa Palelei
 
22
 
US Ben Rothwell  (32) 33-9-0
105
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#114 HW] Brandon Vera
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
23
11
PL Damian Grabowski  (34) 19-2-0
102
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#12 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
24
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (33) 22-6-0
100
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#107 HW] Tyler East
 
25
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 7-3-0
100
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#35 HW] Shawn Jordan
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#39 HW] Derrick Lewis
26
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 7-1-0
93
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#152 HW] Michal Andryszak
 
27
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-2-1
92
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#53 HW] Philip De Fries
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#144 HW] Mirko Filipovic
28
 
US Richard Odoms  (39) 8-1-0
86
Last Fight: 9/13/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#67 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#33 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
29
 
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (32) 15-3-0
82
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#62 HW] Kenny Garner
 
30
 
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
81
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#108 HW] Mike Wessel
 
31
 
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 28-14-0
76
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [Pancrase Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Valentijn Overeem
 
32
 
US Derrick Mehmen  (29) 18-5-0
75
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#86 HW] Dave Huckaba
 
33
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 12-1-0
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#136 HW] Viktor Pesta
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#28 HW] Richard Odoms
34
 
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (27) 11-1-0
72
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
35
4
US Shawn Jordan  (29) 16-6-0
70
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#203 HW] Jack May
 
36
1
US Brett Rogers  (33) 16-8-0
68
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#52 HW] Magomed Malikov
 
37
1
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 8-1-0
67
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [Unified MMA] vs  [#138 HW] Tim Hague
 
38
1
US Javy Ayala   7-3-0
67
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#95 HW] Eric Prindle
Next Fight: 9/19/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#87 HW] Raphael Butler
39
1
US Derrick Lewis  (29) 11-2-0
67
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#242 HW] Carlos Augusto Filho
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 HW] Matt Mitrione
40
 
UK James Mulheron   6-0-0
64
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [#148 HW] Neil Wain
 
41
 
AU Soa Palelei  (36) 21-4-0
64
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
42
 
UK James Thompson  (35) 20-14-0
64
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#95 HW] Eric Prindle
 
43
 
US Cody East   8-1-0
63
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Esteves Jones
 
44
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (23) 11-4-0
63
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#150 HW] Roy Boughton
 
45
 
UK James McSweeney  (33) 13-11-0
63
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#103 HW] Chris Lokteff
Next Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Cristiano Kaminishi
46
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (24) 4-0-0
62
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#127 HW] Vitor Miranda
 
47
 
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (30) 7-3-0
61
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
48
 
US Walt Harris  (31) 6-3-0
59
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Titan Fight] vs  [#67 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#70 HW] Dave Herman
49
 
US Lavar Johnson  (37) 18-9-0
58
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#18 HW] Cheick Kongo
50
2
US Matt Thompson  (34) 19-9-0
57
Last Fight: 4/25/2014 [CES] vs  [#212 HW] Eric Bedard
 

Issue Date: 8/17/2014 (Official Release: #388)

Previous Official Release: 8/10/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#50] Moise Rimbon-, [#159] Angelier Benjamin*

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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