Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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
1239
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 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
 
3
 
US Cain Velasquez  (34) 14-2-0
638
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
 
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (36) 41-15-0
534
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (33) 18-4-0
479
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (42) 12-10-1
410
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Brock Lesnar
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
7
 
US Josh Barnett  (39) 35-8-0
341
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
4
US Derrick Lewis  (32) 18-4-0
303
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Travis Browne
 
9
1
US Ben Rothwell  (35) 36-10-0
274
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  [#12 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
11
2
US Travis Browne  (34) 18-6-1
240
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
12
1
BY Andrei Arlovski  (38) 25-14-0
209
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Francis Ngannou
 
13
 
US Roy Nelson  (40) 22-13-0
198
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 HW] Antonio Silva
 
14
 
NL Stefan Struve  (29) 28-8-0
192
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
 
15
2
FR Cheick Kongo  (41) 26-10-2
188
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 HW] Oli Thompson
 
16
1
US Frank Mir  (37) 18-11-0
187
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
17
1
US Quinton Jackson  (38) 37-11-0
182
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 HW] Satoshi Ishii
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#19 HW] Muhammed Lawal
18
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (32) 18-0-0
175
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#60 HW] Peter Graham
 
19
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (36) 20-6-0
166
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Mirko Filipovic
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#17 HW] Quinton Jackson
20
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (28) 27-6-0
156
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
21
 
US Matt Mitrione  (38) 11-5-0
148
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 HW] Oli Thompson
 
22
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (30) 14-1-0
137
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#47 HW] Josh Copeland
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#34 HW] Shawn Jordan
23
 
US Tony Johnson  (31) 10-3-0
123
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
24
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (26) 19-4-0
123
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#69 HW] Salimgerey Rasulov
 
25
2
RU Ivan Shtyrkov  (28) 9-0-0
117
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Titov Boxing Promotion] vs  [#149 HW] Rodney Wallace
 
26
1
US Timothy Johnson   10-3-0
117
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Alexander Volkov
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#39 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
27
1
PL Marcin Tybura  (31) 14-2-0
117
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
28
 
BR Geronimo dos Santos  (36) 39-17-0
111
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [FEFoMP] vs  [#31 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
29
 
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (40) 36-4-0
105
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#109 HW] Fabio Maldonado
 
30
 
BR Caio Alencar  (38) 11-1-0
103
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#42 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
31
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (30) 17-5-0
100
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [FEFoMP] vs  [#28 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
 
32
 
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 [#116 HW] Marcin Rozalski
33
 
BR Antonio Silva  (37) 19-11-1
97
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [Titov Boxing Promotion] vs  [#25 HW] Ivan Shtyrkov
 
34
 
US Shawn Jordan  (32) 19-7-0
96
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#83 HW] Ashley Gooch
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#22 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
35
 
US Javy Ayala  (28) 10-5-0
93
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#53 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
 
36
 
CZ Jiri Prochazka   18-3-1
92
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#163 HW] Mark Tanios
 
37
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (37) 17-11-0
91
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
38
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   10-0-0
91
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#77 HW] Alexei Kudin
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#63 HW] Kirill Sidelnikov
39
 
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (34) 19-6-1
87
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 HW] Stefan Struve
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#26 HW] Timothy Johnson
40
 
UA Alexey Oleynik  (39) 56-10-1
87
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#87 HW] Viktor Pesta
 
41
 
US Bobby Lashley  (40) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#136 HW] Josh Appelt
 
42
 
US Jared Rosholt  (30) 14-4-0
85
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#30 HW] Caio Alencar
 
43
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (30) 14-7-1
78
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 HW] Muhammed Lawal
 
44
 
PL Michal Andryszak  (24) 18-6-0
77
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#72 HW] Denis Smoldarev
 
45
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (35) 17-5-0
76
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
46
 
PL Karol Bedorf  (33) 14-3-0
74
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#32 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
47
1
US Josh Copeland  (34) 12-4-0
69
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#22 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
48
1
BR Roger Gracie  (35) 8-2-0
69
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#231 MW] Michal Pasternak
 
49
 
CA Tanner Boser  (25) 12-2-0
68
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [#131 HW] Rakim Cleveland
 
50
 
UK Oli Thompson  (37) 17-10-0
68
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Cheick Kongo
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#76] Jeremy May*, [#162] Rob Mitchell*, [#199] Ray Lopez*, [#203] Evgeni Myakinkin!, [#215] Shawn Teed!, [#226] Shelton Graves*, [#243] Lukasz Parobiec-, [#249] Chris Daukaus!

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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