Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Light Heavyweight (191.0-210.0 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 Jon Jones  (28) 22-1-0
1260
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 LHW] Daniel Cormier
2
 
US Daniel Cormier  (37) 17-1-0
996
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 LHW] Jon Jones
3
 
US Anthony Johnson  (32) 21-5-0
843
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 LHW] Glover Teixeira
4
 
BR Glover Teixeira  (36) 25-4-0
482
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LHW] Rashad Evans
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
5
 
US Ryan Bader  (32) 20-5-0
469
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
 
6
 
US Phil Davis  (31) 16-3-0
469
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 LHW] Muhammed Lawal
 
7
 
SE Alexander Gustafsson  (29) 16-4-0
457
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LHW] Daniel Cormier
 
8
 
UK Liam McGeary  (33) 11-0-0
311
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LHW] Tito Ortiz
 
9
 
US Rashad Evans  (36) 21-5-1
266
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LHW] Glover Teixeira
 
10
 
BR Mauricio Rua  (34) 24-10-0
258
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
11
 
US Quinton Jackson  (37) 36-11-0
249
Last Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#39 LHW] Fabio Maldonado
Next Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#57 HW] Satoshi Ishii
12
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (35) 19-5-0
228
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Phil Davis
 
13
1
US Ovince St. Preux  (33) 19-8-0
206
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LHW] Jon Jones
 
14
1
UK Jimi Manuwa  (36) 15-2-0
206
Last Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
 
15
 
BR Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  (39) 22-7-0
194
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 LHW] Patrick Cummins
 
16
 
US Corey Anderson  (26) 8-2-0
167
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Mauricio Rua
 
17
 
UK Linton Vassell  (32) 16-5-0
165
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 LHW] Emanuel Newton
Next Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 LHW] Francis Carmont
18
 
SE Ilir Latifi  (32) 12-4-0
162
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 LHW] Gian Villante
 
19
 
US Tito Ortiz  (41) 19-12-1
147
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 LHW] Liam McGeary
 
20
 
US Ed Herman  (35) 23-11-0
143
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LHW] Tim Boetsch
 
21
1
RU Viktor Nemkov  (29) 23-5-0
137
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#26 LHW] Stephan Puetz
Next Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#86 LHW] Rashid Yusupov
22
1
FR Francis Carmont  (34) 24-11-0
137
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Phil Davis
Next Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#17 LHW] Linton Vassell
23
 
US Emanuel Newton  (32) 26-10-1
135
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#154 LHW] Matt Baker
 
24
 
PL Tomasz Narkun  (26) 12-2-0
132
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#84 LHW] Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira
 
25
 
UA Nikita Krylov  (24) 20-4-0
125
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 LHW] Francimar Barroso
 
26
 
DE Stephan Puetz  (29) 12-2-0
121
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#21 LHW] Viktor Nemkov
Next Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#195 LHW] Andrey Seledtsov
27
 
BR Vinny Magalhaes  (31) 14-7-0
120
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 LHW] Jake Heun
 
28
 
RU Maxim Grishin  (32) 22-6-0
103
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#131 LHW] Marcin Lazarz
 
29
 
PL Jan Blachowicz  (33) 19-5-0
93
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#88 LHW] Igor Pokrajac
 
30
 
RU Shamil Gamzatov  (25) 10-0-0
93
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 LHW] Teddy Holder
 
31
 
US Patrick Cummins  (35) 8-4-0
91
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
32
 
CA Misha Cirkunov  (29) 11-2-0
87
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#121 LHW] Alex Nicholson
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#89 LHW] Ion Cutelaba
33
 
US Tom Lawlor  (33) 10-6-0
86
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
34
2
RU Gadzhimurad Antigulov   18-4-0
83
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#116 LHW] Muslim Makhmudov
 
35
1
BR Francimar Barroso  (36) 18-5-0
83
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
36
1
US Marcus Sursa  (33) 16-9-0
83
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [Gladiator MMA (Missouri)] vs  [#48 HW] Thiago Silva
 
37
 
US Gian Villante  (31) 14-7-0
83
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LHW] Ilir Latifi
 
38
 
US Sean OConnell  (32) 17-7-0
79
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LHW] Ilir Latifi
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#81 LHW] Steve Bosse
39
 
BR Fabio Maldonado  (36) 22-9-0
78
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#16 LHW] Corey Anderson
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs [#47 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
40
 
DK Joachim Christensen   12-3-0
78
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [German MMA Championship] vs  [#101 LHW] Jonas Billstein
 
41
1
US Teddy Holder   9-3-0
76
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#30 LHW] Shamil Gamzatov
 
42
1
SK Attila Vegh  (30) 29-6-2
76
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [KSW] vs  [#82 HW] Goran Reljic
Next Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#22 HW] Alexander Volkov
43
1
US Josh Stansbury  (31) 7-2-0
70
Last Fight: 1/20/2016 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#145 LHW] Trevor Carlson
 
44
1
UA Saparbek Safarov   8-0-0
69
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#85 LHW] Rodney Wallace
 
45
2
BR Andre Muniz  (26) 14-3-0
69
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [War of Champions] vs  [NR] Welington Lima Rafael
 
46
 
CA Ryan Jimmo  (34) 19-5-0
69
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#35 LHW] Francimar Barroso
 
47
1
US Tim Boetsch  (35) 18-10-0
68
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LHW] Ed Herman
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#34 MW] Josh Samman
48
2
BR Marcos Rogerio de Lima  (30) 14-3-1
66
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#135 LHW] Clint Hester
 
49
2
US Jared Torgeson  (29) 19-16-0
64
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Super Fight League] vs  [#123 LHW] Brent Knopp
 
50
2
SE Karl Albrektsson  (22) 5-0-0
62
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#54 LHW] Vadim Nemkov
 

Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Previous Official Release: 5/15/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#43] Joey Beltran+, [#49] Tony Lopez+, [#74] Shamil Nurmagomedov*, [#76] Angel DeAnda-, [#167] Jamelle Jones+, [#190] Klidson Farias de Abreu!, [#194] Wojciech Lach*, [#230] Mohamed Ali!, [#250] Mateusz Ostrowski!

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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    • Alliny says:

      How can you have m1 as a top 20 promotion, but not WSOF?

    • Ryan says:

      UFC only

      1 Jon Jones
      2 Daniel Cormier
      3 Anthony Johnson
      4 Alexander Gustafson
      5 Glover Teixeira
      6 Ryan Bader
      7 Ovince St. Preux
      8 Jimi Manuwa
      9 Mauricio Rua
      10 Rashad Evans

    • oleg says:

      We drop fighters after 450 days of inactivity, but their rating starts to decay after a year. So Jones is currently in decay, but he is so far ahead of #2 in terms of rating points that there is no chance of him falling below Cormier. If he doesn’t fight in the 450 day timeframe since his last fight, he will be dropped from the rankings completely until he returns.

    • Serg says:

      Why do you not fall Jons, which is already more than a year does not act? Minakov have fallen below the vanquished, because the weak won, and Jons did not favor, but it’s still at the top, you can omit it scary? hand does not rise?

    • oleg says:

      Weak division, full of has-beens and never-will-bes beyond the top 5. Who would you have in the Top 10 over Evans?

    • Spence says:

      Not sure how Rashad Evans is still in the top 10 with no wins since 2013 but other than that, I like these rankings.

    • X says:

      Is Marcin Prachnio even based in the UK let alone British?

    • oleg says:

      OK maybe this will help you understand. Let’s go back in time to before their first fight, when Newton was #23 and Lawal was #11:

      http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/ranking-snapshots/?Issue=287&Division=2

      Go forward from there to present and you shoud see how thing got to be the way they are. Keep in mind that Lawal fought and won at HW.

      It’s really pointless to ask “why is X ranked over Y”. Unless X and Y just fought each other and neither fought anyone else since, there is no guarantee that the winner remains higher that the loser.


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