Issue Date: 2/11/2018 (Official Release: #581)

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) 18-2-0
1518
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Francis Ngannou
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#1 LHW] Daniel Cormier
2
 
BR Fabricio Werdum  (40) 23-7-1
719
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 HW] Marcin Tybura
 
3
 
FR Francis Ngannou  (31) 11-2-0
647
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
4
 
NL Alistair Overeem  (37) 43-16-0
622
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 HW] Francis Ngannou
 
5
1
BR Junior dos Santos  (34) 18-5-0
366
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 HW] Stipe Miocic
 
6
9
US Curtis Blaydes  (26) 9-1-0
363
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Mark Hunt
 
7
2
NZ Mark Hunt  (43) 13-12-1
322
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
8
1
RU Alexander Volkov  (29) 29-6-0
284
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 HW] Stefan Struve
 
9
1
US Derrick Lewis  (33) 18-5-0
243
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 HW] Mark Hunt
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#17 HW] Marcin Tybura
10
1
US Muhammed Lawal  (37) 21-6-0
220
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 HW] Quinton Jackson
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#3 LHW] Ryan Bader
11
1
RU Vitaly Minakov  (33) 21-0-0
195
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#29 HW] Tony Johnson
 
12
1
HR Mirko Filipovic  (43) 36-11-2
191
Last Fight: 12/31/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#242 HW] Tsuyoshi Kosaka
 
13
1
FR Cheick Kongo  (42) 27-10-2
189
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 HW] Augusto Sakai
 
14
1
BG Blagoy Ivanov  (31) 16-1-0
188
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#35 HW] Caio Alencar
 
15
1
US Roy Nelson  (41) 23-14-0
185
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#41 HW] Javy Ayala
 
16
 
US Matt Mitrione  (39) 12-5-0
178
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
 
17
 
PL Marcin Tybura  (32) 16-3-0
175
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 HW] Fabricio Werdum
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 HW] Derrick Lewis
18
 
US Travis Browne  (35) 18-7-1
167
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 HW] Alexey Oleynik
 
19
 
UA Alexey Oleynik  (40) 57-11-1
157
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
20
 
BY Andrei Arlovski  (39) 26-15-0
152
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 HW] Junior Albini
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#21 HW] Stefan Struve
21
 
NL Stefan Struve  (29) 28-9-0
142
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 HW] Alexander Volkov
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#20 HW] Andrei Arlovski
22
 
US Chael Sonnen  (40) 30-15-1
133
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 HW] Quinton Jackson
 
23
 
RU Mukhomad Vakhaev  (27) 6-4-1
127
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#26 HW] Denis Goltsov
 
24
 
RU Sergey Pavlovich   12-0-0
121
Last Fight: 11/19/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#76 HW] Kirill Sidelnikov
 
25
 
RU Sergei Kharitonov  (37) 27-7-0
119
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#61 HW] Geronimo dos Santos
Next Fight: 2/25/2018 [Russian Cagefighting Championship] vs [#112 LHW] Joey Beltran
26
 
RU Denis Goltsov  (27) 20-5-0
115
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#87 HW] Chase Gormley
Next Fight: 2/25/2018 [Russian Cagefighting Championship] vs [#163 HW] Atanas Djambazov
27
 
PL Michal Andryszak  (25) 20-6-0
112
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#58 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
28
 
IR Amir Aliakbari  (30) 7-1-0
99
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Tyler King
Next Fight: 3/24/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#51 HW] Denis Smoldarev
29
 
US Tony Johnson  (32) 11-4-0
97
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#11 HW] Vitaly Minakov
 
30
 
US Quinton Jackson  (39) 37-13-0
90
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 HW] Chael Sonnen
 
31
 
RU Salimgerey Rasulov  (31) 16-7-0
89
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#54 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
32
 
BR Junior Albini  (26) 14-3-0
88
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 HW] Andrei Arlovski
 
33
 
US Timothy Johnson  (32) 12-4-0
88
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#174 HW] Marcelo Golm
 
34
 
RU Shamil Abdurakhimov  (36) 18-5-0
87
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#98 HW] Chase Sherman
 
35
 
BR Caio Alencar  (39) 11-2-0
86
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#14 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 
36
 
PL Marcin Rozalski  (39) 7-4-0
83
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#58 HW] Fernando Rodrigues Jr.
 
37
 
US Jared Rosholt  (31) 15-4-0
83
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#114 HW] Nick Rossborough
 
38
 
RU Aleksander Emelianenko  (36) 25-7-0
83
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#97 HW] Virgil Zwicker
 
39
 
US Josh Copeland  (35) 15-4-0
81
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#140 HW] Jared Torgeson
 
40
 
JP Satoshi Ishii  (31) 16-8-1
81
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#122 HW] Bjoern Schmiedeberg
 
41
 
US Javy Ayala  (29) 10-6-0
80
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 HW] Roy Nelson
 
42
 
BR Augusto Sakai  (26) 10-1-1
79
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Tiago Cardoso
 
43
 
BR Antonio Silva  (38) 19-12-1
77
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#11 HW] Vitaly Minakov
 
44
 
PL Daniel Omielanczuk  (35) 19-8-1
76
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 HW] Curtis Blaydes
 
45
 
RU Zelimkhan Umiev  (36) 10-1-0
76
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#97 HW] Virgil Zwicker
 
46
 
US Justin Willis  (30) 6-1-0
75
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#149 HW] Allen Crowder
 
47
 
CZ Viktor Pesta  (27) 12-4-0
74
Last Fight: 11/19/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#82 HW] Alexei Kudin
 
48
 
US Justin Ledet  (29) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 HW] Azunna Anyanwu
 
49
1
UK Mark Godbeer  (34) 13-3-0
72
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 HW] Walt Harris
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#86 HW] Dmitry Poberezhets
50
1
US Shawn Jordan  (33) 19-8-0
72
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#14 HW] Blagoy Ivanov
 

Issue Date: 2/11/2018 (Official Release: #581)

Previous Official Release: 2/04/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#244] Khudoidod Rahmonov!, [#245] Cody Griffin!, [#248] Carlos Ruan da Costa!, [#249] Benjamin Sosoli!, [#250] Kenny Fredenburg!

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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