Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

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
1344
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
2
 
US Anthony Johnson  (32) 22-5-0
1025
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Glover Teixeira
 
3
 
US Daniel Cormier  (37) 18-1-0
1015
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Anderson Silva
 
4
 
US Phil Davis  (32) 17-3-0
655
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Liam McGeary
 
5
 
US Ryan Bader  (33) 22-5-0
547
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
6
 
SE Alexander Gustafsson  (30) 17-4-0
454
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
 
7
 
BR Glover Teixeira  (37) 25-5-0
448
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 LHW] Anthony Johnson
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#48 LHW] Jared Cannonier
8
 
BR Mauricio Rua  (35) 24-10-0
270
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Corey Anderson
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#30 LHW] Gian Villante
9
 
UK Jimi Manuwa  (36) 16-2-0
269
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
10
 
UK Liam McGeary  (34) 11-1-0
250
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LHW] Phil Davis
Next Fight: 2/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#209 LHW] Chris Fields
11
 
BR Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  (40) 22-8-0
205
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
 
12
 
UK Linton Vassell  (33) 17-5-0
202
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LHW] Francis Carmont
 
13
 
US Corey Anderson  (27) 9-2-0
177
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LHW] Sean OConnell
 
14
 
US Ovince St. Preux  (33) 19-9-0
172
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LHW] Jimi Manuwa
Next Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#33 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
15
 
LV Misha Cirkunov  (29) 13-2-0
167
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
16
 
US Rashad Evans  (37) 21-5-1
164
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Glover Teixeira
 
17
 
SE Ilir Latifi  (33) 12-5-0
163
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
 
18
 
RU Viktor Nemkov  (29) 24-6-0
142
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#59 LHW] Attila Vegh
 
19
 
PL Tomasz Narkun  (27) 13-2-0
137
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#67 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
 
20
 
UA Nikita Krylov  (24) 21-5-0
127
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Misha Cirkunov
 
21
 
RU Rashid Yusupov  (24) 6-1-0
120
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#18 LHW] Viktor Nemkov
Next Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#24 LHW] Stephan Puetz
22
 
US Ed Herman  (36) 23-12-0
115
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LHW] Nikita Krylov
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#90 LHW] Igor Pokrajac
23
 
US Emanuel Newton  (33) 26-11-1
112
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#30 HW] Evgeny Erokhin
 
24
 
DE Stephan Puetz  (29) 14-2-0
111
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#117 LHW] Marcus Vinicius Lopes
Next Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#21 LHW] Rashid Yusupov
25
 
UK Paul Craig   9-0-0
111
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 LHW] Luis Henrique da Silva
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#75 LHW] Tyson Pedro
26
6
BR Thiago Silva  (34) 19-5-0
109
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#58 LHW] Jared Torgeson
 
27
1
RU Gadzhimurad Antigulov   19-4-0
105
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#61 LHW] Marcos Rogerio de Lima
 
28
2
BR Vinny Magalhaes  (32) 14-8-0
105
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#13 MW] David Branch
 
29
2
FR Francis Carmont  (35) 25-12-0
105
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 LHW] Linton Vassell
 
30
1
US Gian Villante  (31) 15-7-0
103
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 LHW] Saparbek Safarov
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 LHW] Mauricio Rua
31
1
RU Magomed Ankalayev   7-0-0
100
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#45 LHW] Maxim Grishin
 
32
1
RU Shamil Gamzatov  (26) 10-0-0
96
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#73 LHW] Rodney Wallace
 
33
 
PL Jan Blachowicz  (33) 19-6-0
94
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
Next Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
34
 
BR Maiquel Falcao  (35) 37-9-0
88
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#63 MW] Vladimir Mineev
 
35
1
BR Francimar Barroso  (36) 18-5-0
85
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 LHW] Darren Stewart
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#84 LHW] Darren Stewart
36
1
US Patrick Cummins  (36) 8-4-0
84
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
37
 
IT Alessio Sakara  (35) 18-11-0
82
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#69 LHW] Joey Beltran
 
38
 
US Chris Honeycutt  (28) 9-1-0
78
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#125 LHW] Ben Reiter
 
39
2
BR Luis Henrique da Silva  (27) 12-1-0
78
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 LHW] Paul Craig
 
40
 
RU Adlan Amagov  (30) 14-2-1
77
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#97 LHW] Dirlei Broenstrup
 
41
2
US Tom Lawlor  (33) 10-6-0
77
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
42
 
GR Smealinho Rama  (24) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#89 LHW] Jake Heun
 
43
 
US Dan Spohn  (32) 14-5-0
75
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Alpha One Sports Media Group] vs  [#125 HW] Jeff Hughes
 
44
 
CA Steve Bosse  (35) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LHW] Sean OConnell
 
45
 
RU Maxim Grishin  (32) 23-7-0
74
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#31 LHW] Magomed Ankalayev
 
46
 
PL Marcin Prachnio  (28) 12-2-0
74
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#93 LHW] Jake Butler
 
47
5
US Jeremy Kimball  (25) 13-5-0
74
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#138 LHW] Maro Perak
 
48
1
US Jared Cannonier   9-1-0
70
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 LHW] Ion Cutelaba
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 LHW] Glover Teixeira
49
1
US Robert Drysdale  (36) 7-0-0
69
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#106 LHW] Ryan Spann
 
50
4
DK Joachim Christensen   14-4-0
68
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#195 LHW] Bojan Mihajlovic
 

Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

Previous Official Release: 1/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#115] Heriberto Tovar-, [#149] Wayman Carter-, [#199] Dave Cryer*, [#250] Raul Fernandes!

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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