Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

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  (29) 22-1-0
1342
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
2
 
US Daniel Cormier  (37) 18-1-0
1054
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 MW] Anderson Silva
 
3
 
US Anthony Johnson  (32) 21-5-0
891
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Ryan Bader
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 LHW] Glover Teixeira
4
2
US Phil Davis  (31) 16-3-0
594
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Muhammed Lawal
 
5
1
BR Glover Teixeira  (36) 25-4-0
510
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LHW] Rashad Evans
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
6
1
US Ryan Bader  (33) 20-5-0
497
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#17 LHW] Ilir Latifi
7
 
SE Alexander Gustafsson  (29) 16-4-0
485
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LHW] Daniel Cormier
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#31 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
8
 
UK Liam McGeary  (33) 11-0-0
320
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LHW] Tito Ortiz
 
9
 
US Rashad Evans  (36) 21-5-1
272
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Glover Teixeira
 
10
 
BR Mauricio Rua  (34) 24-10-0
270
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
11
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (35) 19-5-0
238
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LHW] Phil Davis
 
12
 
US Ovince St. Preux  (33) 19-8-0
216
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LHW] Jon Jones
 
13
 
BR Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  (40) 22-7-0
204
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 LHW] Patrick Cummins
 
14
 
UK Jimi Manuwa  (36) 15-2-0
203
Last Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
 
15
1
UK Linton Vassell  (33) 16-5-0
169
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 LHW] Emanuel Newton
 
16
1
US Corey Anderson  (26) 8-2-0
168
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Mauricio Rua
 
17
 
SE Ilir Latifi  (32) 12-4-0
163
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 LHW] Gian Villante
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#6 LHW] Ryan Bader
18
 
US Ed Herman  (35) 23-11-0
147
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 MW] Tim Boetsch
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#23 LHW] Nikita Krylov
19
 
US Tito Ortiz  (41) 19-12-1
145
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 LHW] Liam McGeary
 
20
 
US Emanuel Newton  (32) 26-10-1
134
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#151 LHW] Matt Baker
 
21
 
FR Francis Carmont  (34) 25-11-0
134
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#199 LHW] Lukasz Klinger
 
22
 
PL Tomasz Narkun  (26) 12-2-0
133
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KSW] vs  [#81 LHW] Cassio Barbosa de Oliveira
 
23
 
UA Nikita Krylov  (24) 20-4-0
126
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 LHW] Francimar Barroso
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#18 LHW] Ed Herman
24
 
BR Vinny Magalhaes  (32) 14-7-0
123
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#92 LHW] Jake Heun
 
25
 
RU Rashid Yusupov  (24) 6-2-0
116
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#26 LHW] Viktor Nemkov
 
26
 
RU Viktor Nemkov  (29) 23-6-0
115
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#25 LHW] Rashid Yusupov
 
27
 
DE Stephan Puetz  (29) 13-2-0
115
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#197 LHW] Andrey Seledtsov
 
28
 
RU Maxim Grishin  (32) 23-6-0
113
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#72 LHW] Maxim Futin
 
29
 
RU Shamil Gamzatov  (25) 10-0-0
97
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 LHW] Teddy Holder
 
30
 
CA Misha Cirkunov  (29) 12-2-0
96
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#111 LHW] Ion Cutelaba
 
31
 
PL Jan Blachowicz  (33) 19-5-0
94
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#86 LHW] Igor Pokrajac
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
32
 
US Patrick Cummins  (35) 8-4-0
93
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
33
 
US Andrew Sanchez  (28) 7-2-0
90
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LHW] Khalil Rountree
 
34
 
US Tom Lawlor  (33) 10-6-0
85
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
35
 
BR Francimar Barroso  (36) 18-5-0
85
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
36
 
RU Gadzhimurad Antigulov   18-4-0
84
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#109 LHW] Muslim Makhmudov
 
37
1
DK Joachim Christensen   13-3-0
84
Last Fight: 5/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#124 LHW] Anthony Ruiz
 
38
1
US Gian Villante  (31) 14-7-0
82
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LHW] Ilir Latifi
 
39
 
BR Luis Henrique da Silva  (26) 11-0-0
79
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 LHW] Jonathan Wilson
 
40
 
BR Fabio Maldonado  (36) 22-10-0
78
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#31 HW] Fedor Emelianenko
 
41
 
US Teddy Holder   9-3-0
77
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#29 LHW] Shamil Gamzatov
 
42
 
CA Steve Bosse  (34) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 LHW] Sean OConnell
 
43
 
BR Andre Muniz  (26) 14-3-0
69
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [War of Champions] vs  [NR] Welington Lima Rafael
 
44
 
UA Saparbek Safarov   8-0-0
69
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#83 LHW] Rodney Wallace
 
45
NR
US Robert Drysdale  (35) 7-0-0
68
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#102 LHW] Ryan Spann
 
46
1
US Sean OConnell  (32) 17-8-0
67
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 LHW] Steve Bosse
 
47
1
BR Marcos Rogerio de Lima  (31) 14-3-1
67
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#134 LHW] Clint Hester
 
48
1
US Josh Stansbury  (31) 8-2-0
66
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#61 LHW] Cory Hendricks
 
49
1
US Jeremy Kimball  (25) 12-5-0
64
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#121 LHW] Matt Van Buren
 
50
1
US Jared Torgeson  (29) 19-16-0
64
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Super Fight League] vs  [#118 LHW] Brent Knopp
 

Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#138] Patricio Navarette*, [#213] Mike Marrello*, [#238] Florian Martin*, [#250] El Anwar Bakary!

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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