Issue Date: 4/24/2016 (Official Release: #483)

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
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (38) 20-5-1
1025
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Cain Velasquez
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 HW] Stipe Miocic
2
 
US Cain Velasquez  (33) 13-2-0
553
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 HW] Travis Browne
3
 
US Stipe Miocic  (33) 14-2-0
510
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 HW] Fabricio Werdum
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (35) 40-14-0
468
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 HW] Andrei Arlovski
5
 
BR Junior dos Santos  (32) 18-4-0
455
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
6
 
NZ Mark Hunt  (42) 12-10-1
392
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
7
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (37) 25-11-0
359
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Stipe Miocic
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 HW] Alistair Overeem
8
 
US Travis Browne  (33) 18-3-1
289
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 HW] Matt Mitrione
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 HW] Cain Velasquez
9
 
US Ben Rothwell  (34) 36-10-0
263
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 HW] Junior dos Santos
 
10
 
US Frank Mir  (36) 18-11-0
223
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
 
11
 
BR Antonio Silva  (36) 19-8-1
174
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#32 HW] Stefan Struve
12
 
US Josh Barnett  (38) 34-8-0
165
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 HW] Ben Rothwell
 
13
 
US Roy Nelson  (39) 21-12-0
165
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
 
14
 
RU Vitaly Minakov  (31) 17-0-0
161
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
 
15
 
US Derrick Lewis  (31) 15-4-0
158
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
16
 
FR Cheick Kongo  (40) 24-10-2
158
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 HW] Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz
 
17
 
US Tony Johnson  (30) 10-2-0
133
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#78 HW] Raphael Butler
 
18
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (25) 17-4-0
133
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#64 HW] Mike Kyle
 
19
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (35) 24-6-0
129
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#76 HW] Kenny Garner
 
20
 
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (29) 13-1-0
124
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#51 HW] Derrick Mehmen
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 HW] Josh Copeland
21
 
HR Mirko Filipovic  (41) 31-11-2
121
Last Fight: 4/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
22
 
RU Alexander Volkov  (27) 25-6-0
120
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#54 HW] Denis Smoldarev
 
23
 
US Jared Rosholt  (29) 14-3-0
119
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 HW] Roy Nelson
 
24
1
RU Ruslan Magomedov  (29) 14-1-0
117
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 HW] Shawn Jordan
 
25
1
US Matt Mitrione  (37) 9-5-0
117
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Travis Browne
 
26
 
US Timothy Johnson   10-2-0
116
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
27
 
PL Karol Bedorf  (32) 14-2-0
107
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#65 HW] James McSweeney
 
28
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (30) 13-2-0
103
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 HW] Timothy Johnson
 
29
 
RU Evgeny Erokhin  (29) 14-4-0
102
Last Fight: 2/07/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#120 HW] Brandon Cash
 
30
 
BR Gabriel Gonzaga  (36) 17-11-0
92
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
31
 
CZ Jiri Prochazka   17-3-1
89
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazuyuki Fujita
 
32
 
NL Stefan Struve  (28) 26-8-0
89
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 HW] Jared Rosholt
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#11 HW] Antonio Silva
33
 
UK Oli Thompson  (36) 17-8-0
84
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#82 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
34
1
US Shawn Jordan  (31) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 HW] Ruslan Magomedov
 
35
1
US Bobby Lashley  (39) 14-2-0
78
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#166 HW] James Thompson
 
36
1
PL Damian Grabowski  (35) 20-3-0
77
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
37
1
US Todd Duffee  (30) 9-3-0
74
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 HW] Frank Mir
 
38
1
US Josh Copeland  (33) 12-3-0
71
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#114 HW] Mike Hayes
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#20 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
39
NR
US Walt Harris  (32) 8-4-0
70
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#62 HW] Cody East
 
40
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (34) 16-4-0
68
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#60 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
41
 
AU Peter Graham  (40) 11-9-0
66
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#129 HW] Mariusz Pudzianowski
 
42
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   6-0-0
66
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#86 HW] Ruben Wolf
 
43
 
CZ Viktor Pesta  (25) 10-2-0
65
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 HW] Derrick Lewis
 
44
 
BR Augusto Sakai  (24) 9-0-0
63
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#63 HW] Alex Huddleston
Next Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#68 HW] Dan Charles
45
 
US Paul Buentello  (42) 34-16-0
63
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#148 HW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
46
 
CA Smealinho Rama  (23) 9-2-0
61
Last Fight: 6/05/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#20 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
47
1
BR Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz  (32) 8-4-0
61
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 HW] Cheick Kongo
 
48
1
RU Konstantin Erokhin  (34) 9-3-0
61
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 HW] Gabriel Gonzaga
 
49
 
RU Fedor Emelianenko  (39) 35-4-0
60
Last Fight: 12/31/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#239 HW] Jaideep Singh
 
50
 
BR Thiago Silva  (33) 17-5-0
60
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#155 HW] Stav Economou
 

Issue Date: 4/24/2016 (Official Release: #483)

Previous Official Release: 4/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#155] Tilek Zheenibekov*, [#248] Shakhmaral Dzhepisov*, [#250] Bjoern Schmiedeberg!

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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