Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

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  (31) 13-1-0
1291
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (36) 18-5-1
506
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
3
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (29) 16-3-0
491
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Cain Velasquez
 
4
 
BR Antonio Silva  (34) 18-5-1
391
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 HW] Andrei Arlovski
5
 
US Travis Browne  (32) 16-2-1
299
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (40) 9-8-1
283
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 HW] Antonio Silva
Next Fight: 9/21/2014 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
7
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (34) 37-13-0
263
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
220
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
 
9
 
US Josh Barnett  (36) 33-7-0
201
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Travis Browne
 
10
 
US Roy Nelson  (38) 20-9-0
193
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Next Fight: 9/21/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
11
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (29) 14-0-0
191
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
12
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (35) 22-10-0
145
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Brendan Schaub
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Antonio Silva
13
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (25) 22-4-0
143
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 HW] Blagoi Ivanov
 
14
 
PL Damian Grabowski  (34) 19-1-0
134
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#61 HW] Kenny Garner
Next Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#23 HW] Marcin Tybura
15
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (35) 16-8-0
126
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
16
 
US Frank Mir  (35) 16-9-0
125
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
 
17
 
UA Alexey Oleinik  (37) 54-9-1
117
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
18
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (39) 21-9-2
115
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Eric Smith
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#51 HW] Lavar Johnson
19
 
US Brendan Schaub  (31) 10-4-0
113
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
20
 
BR Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira  (38) 34-9-1
110
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Roy Nelson
 
21
 
US Jared Rosholt  (27) 11-1-0
106
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 HW] Soa Palelei
 
22
 
US Ben Rothwell  (32) 33-9-0
104
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#114 HW] Brandon Vera
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Alistair Overeem
23
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (28) 10-0-0
104
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#74 HW] Maro Perak
Next Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#14 HW] Damian Grabowski
24
 
US Matt Mitrione  (36) 7-3-0
99
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 HW] Shawn Jordan
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#37 HW] Derrick Lewis
25
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (33) 22-6-0
99
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#106 HW] Tyler East
 
26
 
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (32) 7-1-0
92
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#151 HW] Michal Andryszak
 
27
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (27) 12-2-1
90
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#54 HW] Philip De Fries
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#142 HW] Mirko Filipovic
28
 
US Richard Odoms  (39) 8-1-0
85
Last Fight: 9/13/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#65 HW] D.J. Linderman
 
29
 
RU Shamil Abdurahimov  (32) 15-3-0
81
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#61 HW] Kenny Garner
 
30
 
PL Michal Kita  (34) 16-7-0
80
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [PROMMAC] vs  [#111 HW] Mike Wessel
 
31
 
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (27) 12-1-0
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#137 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
32
 
LV Konstantin Gluhov  (34) 28-14-0
75
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [Pancrase Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Valentijn Overeem
 
33
 
US Derrick Mehmen  (29) 18-5-0
73
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#94 HW] Dave Huckaba
 
34
 
BG Blagoi Ivanov  (27) 11-1-0
71
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 HW] Alexander Volkov
 
35
 
US Brett Rogers  (33) 16-8-0
68
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#52 HW] Magomed Malikov
 
36
 
US Shawn Jordan  (29) 15-6-0
67
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 HW] Matt Mitrione
Next Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs [#198 HW] Jack May
37
 
US Derrick Lewis  (29) 11-2-0
67
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#243 HW] Carlos Augusto Filho
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#24 HW] Matt Mitrione
38
 
CA Smealinho Rama  (22) 8-1-0
67
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [Unified MMA] vs  [#144 HW] Tim Hague
 
39
 
US Javy Ayala   7-3-0
66
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#96 HW] Eric Prindle
 
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
63
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
42
 
UK James Thompson  (35) 20-14-0
63
Last Fight: 6/06/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#96 HW] Eric Prindle
 
43
1
UK James McSweeney  (33) 13-11-0
62
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#105 HW] Chris Lokteff
 
44
1
US Cody East   8-1-0
62
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Esteves Jones
 
45
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (23) 11-4-0
62
Last Fight: 5/23/2014 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [#155 HW] Roy Boughton
 
46
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (24) 4-0-0
61
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#131 HW] Vitor Miranda
 
47
 
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (30) 7-3-0
60
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 HW] Lavar Johnson
 
48
1
US Walt Harris  (31) 6-3-0
59
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Titan Fight] vs  [#65 HW] D.J. Linderman
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#71 HW] Dave Herman
49
1
FR Moise Rimbon  (37) 20-9-3
59
Last Fight: 10/12/2013 [Dare Championship] vs  [#212 HW] Alexander Gladkov
 
50
 
US Travis Wiuff  (36) 72-18-0
58
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [Beatdown] vs  [#158 HW] Dallas Mitchell
 

Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#224] Gustavo Henrique Kuhn-

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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