Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

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  (35) 17-2-0
1313
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
2
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (37) 43-15-0
840
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Fabricio Werdum
 
3
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (40) 21-7-1
718
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Alistair Overeem
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
4
 
US Cain Velasquez  (35) 14-2-0
565
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Travis Browne
 
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (33) 18-5-0
441
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (43) 13-11-1
418
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 HW] Marcin Tybura
7
 
US Josh Barnett  (39) 35-8-0
341
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
8
 
FR Francis Ngannou  (30) 10-1-0
256
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
9
 
US Derrick Lewis  (32) 18-5-0
243
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Fabricio Werdum
10
 
UA Alexey Oleynik  (40) 57-10-1
232
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Travis Browne
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#32 HW] Curtis Blaydes
11
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (28) 28-6-0
223
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 HW] Roy Nelson
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#12 HW] Stefan Struve
12
 
NL Stefan Struve  (29) 28-8-0
192
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#44 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#11 HW] Alexander Volkov
13
 
US Travis Browne  (35) 18-7-1
188
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Alexey Oleynik
 
14
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (42) 27-10-2
188
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#41 HW] Augusto Sakai
 
15
 
US Matt Mitrione  (39) 12-5-0
178
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
 
16
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (31) 16-2-0
176
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
17
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (32) 20-0-0
172
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#37 HW] Antonio Silva
 
18
 
US Roy Nelson  (41) 22-14-0
168
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 HW] Alexander Volkov
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#33 HW] Javy Ayala
19
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (30) 15-1-0
165
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#43 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
20
 
US Quinton Jackson  (39) 37-12-0
145
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Muhammed Lawal
 
21
 
RU Ivan Shtyrkov  (28) 11-0-0
144
Last Fight: 7/09/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs  [#49 HW] Satoshi Ishii
 
22
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (38) 25-15-0
141
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 HW] Marcin Tybura
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#26 HW] Junior Albini
23
35
RU Mukhomad Vakhaev  (27) 6-4-1
127
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#28 HW] Denis Goltsov
 
24
1
US Tony Johnson  (31) 11-3-0
123
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#189 HW] Magomedbag Agaev
 
25
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (37) 27-7-0
119
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#51 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
 
26
 
BR Junior Albini  (26) 14-2-0
112
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 HW] Timothy Johnson
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#22 HW] Andrei Arlovski
27
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   11-0-0
108
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#61 HW] Mikhail Mokhnatkin
 
28
4
RU Denis Goltsov  (26) 19-5-0
107
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#23 HW] Mukhomad Vakhaev
 
29
1
BR Caio Alencar  (38) 11-1-0
103
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#39 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
30
 
IR Amir Aliakbari  (29) 7-1-0
99
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#206 HW] Tyler King
 
31
 
US Timothy Johnson   11-4-0
95
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Junior Albini
 
32
 
US Curtis Blaydes  (26) 8-1-0
94
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 HW] Daniel Omielanczuk
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#10 HW] Alexey Oleynik
33
 
US Javy Ayala  (29) 10-5-0
93
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 HW] Sergei Kharitonov
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#18 HW] Roy Nelson
34
 
PL Michal Andryszak  (25) 19-6-0
91
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#130 HW] Michal Kita
 
35
44
RU Salimgerey Rasulov  (30) 16-7-0
89
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#52 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
36
 
US Bobby Lashley  (41) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#120 HW] Josh Appelt
 
37
2
BR Antonio Silva  (37) 19-12-1
86
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#17 HW] Vitaly Minakov
 
38
1
PL Marcin Rozalski  (39) 7-4-0
83
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#53 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
39
1
US Jared Rosholt  (31) 15-4-0
83
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#126 HW] Nick Rossborough
 
40
1
CZ Jiri Prochazka   18-3-1
83
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#150 HW] Mark Tanios
 
41
1
BR Augusto Sakai  (26) 9-1-1
79
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
42
1
US Josh Copeland  (34) 13-4-0
79
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#73 HW] Mike Kyle
 
43
1
US Shawn Jordan  (32) 19-8-0
78
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
44
1
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (34) 19-8-1
77
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
45
1
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (35) 17-5-0
76
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
46
1
RU Zelimkhan Umiev  (35) 10-1-0
76
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#96 HW] Virgil Zwicker
 
47
1
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (40) 36-5-0
76
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Matt Mitrione
 
48
1
US Walt Harris  (34) 10-5-0
74
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#119 HW] Cyril Asker
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#69 HW] Mark Godbeer
49
1
JP Satoshi Ishii  (30) 15-8-1
73
Last Fight: 7/09/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs  [#21 HW] Ivan Shtyrkov
 
50
1
EE Denis Smoldarev  (27) 13-3-0
72
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#77 HW] Tanner Boser
 

Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

Previous Official Release: 8/13/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#162] Plinio Cruz*, [#205] Dustin Clements!, [#239] Robert Morrow-, [#249] Dan Konecke-

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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