Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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
1341
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
2
 
US Daniel Cormier  (37) 18-1-0
1030
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 MW] Anderson Silva
 
3
 
US Anthony Johnson  (32) 22-5-0
1023
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Glover Teixeira
 
4
 
US Phil Davis  (32) 17-3-0
654
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Liam McGeary
 
5
 
US Ryan Bader  (33) 22-5-0
547
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
6
 
SE Alexander Gustafsson  (29) 17-4-0
467
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
 
7
 
BR Glover Teixeira  (37) 25-5-0
448
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LHW] Anthony Johnson
 
8
 
US David Branch  (35) 19-3-0
301
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#28 LHW] Vinny Magalhaes
Next Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#55 MW] Louis Taylor
9
 
BR Mauricio Rua  (35) 24-10-0
270
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
10
 
UK Jimi Manuwa  (36) 16-2-0
269
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
11
 
UK Liam McGeary  (34) 11-1-0
257
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LHW] Phil Davis
 
12
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (35) 19-5-0
238
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LHW] Phil Davis
Next Fight: 12/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#43 HW] Satoshi Ishii
13
 
BR Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  (40) 22-8-0
204
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
 
14
 
UK Linton Vassell  (33) 17-5-0
202
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LHW] Francis Carmont
 
15
 
US Ovince St. Preux  (33) 19-9-0
182
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Jimi Manuwa
 
16
 
UA Nikita Krylov  (24) 21-4-0
179
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LHW] Ed Herman
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#33 LHW] Misha Cirkunov
17
 
US Corey Anderson  (27) 8-2-0
168
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LHW] Mauricio Rua
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#53 LHW] Sean OConnell
18
 
US Rashad Evans  (37) 21-5-1
168
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Glover Teixeira
 
19
 
SE Ilir Latifi  (33) 12-5-0
163
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
 
20
 
PL Tomasz Narkun  (27) 13-2-0
146
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#67 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
21
 
RU Viktor Nemkov  (29) 24-6-0
142
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#60 LHW] Attila Vegh
 
22
 
US Tito Ortiz  (41) 19-12-1
123
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Liam McGeary
Next Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Chael Sonnen
23
 
RU Rashid Yusupov  (24) 6-1-0
120
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#21 LHW] Viktor Nemkov
 
24
1
US Ed Herman  (36) 23-12-0
115
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
25
1
US Emanuel Newton  (32) 26-11-1
115
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#21 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
26
 
DE Stephan Puetz  (29) 14-2-0
113
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#117 LHW] Marcus Vinicius Lopes
 
27
 
BR Luis Henrique da Silva  (27) 12-0-0
109
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LHW] Joachim Christensen
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#69 LHW] Paul Craig
28
 
BR Vinny Magalhaes  (32) 14-8-0
108
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#8 LHW] David Branch
 
29
 
FR Francis Carmont  (35) 25-12-0
108
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 LHW] Linton Vassell
 
30
 
RU Gadzhimurad Antigulov   19-4-0
105
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 LHW] Marcos Rogerio de Lima
 
31
 
RU Magomed Ankalayev   7-0-0
100
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#44 LHW] Maxim Grishin
 
32
 
RU Shamil Gamzatov  (26) 9-0-0
96
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#46 LHW] Teddy Holder
 
33
 
CA Misha Cirkunov  (29) 12-2-0
95
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 LHW] Ion Cutelaba
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#16 LHW] Nikita Krylov
34
 
BR Thiago Silva  (34) 18-5-0
94
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#67 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
35
 
PL Jan Blachowicz  (33) 19-6-0
94
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
 
36
 
US Andrew Sanchez  (28) 7-2-0
90
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#95 LHW] Khalil Rountree
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#48 MW] Trevor Smith
37
 
US Patrick Cummins  (36) 8-4-0
87
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
38
 
BR Francimar Barroso  (36) 18-5-0
84
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#83 LHW] Darren Stewart
 
39
 
US Tom Lawlor  (33) 10-6-0
80
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
40
 
US Gian Villante  (31) 14-7-0
80
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 LHW] Ilir Latifi
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#48 LHW] Saparbek Safarov
41
 
RU Adlan Amagov  (30) 14-2-1
79
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#94 LHW] Dirlei Broenstrup
 
42
NR
US Chris Honeycutt  (28) 9-1-0
78
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#125 LHW] Ben Reiter
 
43
1
CA Steve Bosse  (35) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 LHW] Sean OConnell
 
44
1
RU Maxim Grishin  (32) 23-7-0
74
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#31 LHW] Magomed Ankalayev
 
45
1
PL Marcin Prachnio  (28) 12-2-0
74
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#91 LHW] Jake Butler
 
46
1
US Teddy Holder   9-3-0
70
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#32 LHW] Shamil Gamzatov
 
47
NR
US Jared Cannonier   9-1-0
70
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 LHW] Ion Cutelaba
 
48
2
UA Saparbek Safarov   8-0-0
69
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#84 LHW] Rodney Wallace
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#40 LHW] Gian Villante
49
2
US Robert Drysdale  (35) 7-0-0
69
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#104 LHW] Ryan Spann
 
50
1
SE Max Nunes  (27) 17-3-0
65
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#86 LHW] Maxim Futin
 

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#77] Emiliano Sordi-, [#203] Canaan Grigsby-, [#246] Fabricio Monteiro!, [#248] Dallas Mitchell!, [#249] Markus Halkosaari!, [#250] Devorious Tubbs!

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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    • Serg says:

      why do you have someone who is caught at the reception prohibited items still retains first place?

    • 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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