Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

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
1340
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
2
 
US Anthony Johnson  (33) 22-5-0
1022
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Glover Teixeira
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 LHW] Daniel Cormier
3
 
US Daniel Cormier  (38) 18-1-0
983
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 MW] Anderson Silva
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 LHW] Anthony Johnson
4
 
US Phil Davis  (32) 17-3-0
654
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Liam McGeary
 
5
 
US Ryan Bader  (33) 22-5-0
546
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
 
6
 
BR Glover Teixeira  (37) 26-5-0
447
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 LHW] Jared Cannonier
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
7
 
UK Jimi Manuwa  (37) 17-2-0
319
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
8
 
SE Alexander Gustafsson  (30) 17-4-0
287
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 LHW] Glover Teixeira
9
 
BR Mauricio Rua  (35) 25-10-0
285
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 LHW] Gian Villante
 
10
 
UK Liam McGeary  (34) 12-1-0
238
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#144 LHW] Brett McDermott
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 LHW] Linton Vassell
11
 
BR Antonio Rogerio Nogueira  (40) 22-8-0
204
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 LHW] Ilir Latifi
12
 
UK Linton Vassell  (33) 17-5-0
202
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LHW] Francis Carmont
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#10 LHW] Liam McGeary
13
 
LV Misha Cirkunov  (30) 13-2-0
167
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
14
 
SE Ilir Latifi  (33) 12-5-0
161
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LHW] Ryan Bader
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
15
 
US Corey Anderson  (27) 9-3-0
160
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Jimi Manuwa
 
16
 
RU Rashid Yusupov  (24) 7-1-0
157
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#37 LHW] Stephan Puetz
 
17
 
CH Volkan Oezdemir  (27) 13-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
18
 
US Ovince St. Preux  (33) 19-10-0
145
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 LHW] Volkan Oezdemir
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#39 LHW] Marcos Rogerio de Lima
19
 
RU Viktor Nemkov  (30) 24-6-0
143
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#72 LHW] Attila Vegh
 
20
 
PL Tomasz Narkun  (27) 13-2-0
137
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#76 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#61 LHW] Marcin Wojcik
21
 
UA Nikita Krylov  (25) 21-5-0
127
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Misha Cirkunov
 
22
 
US Ed Herman  (36) 23-12-0
110
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
23
 
AU Tyson Pedro   6-0-0
110
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#46 LHW] Paul Craig
 
24
 
BR Thiago Silva  (34) 19-5-0
107
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#78 LHW] Jared Torgeson
 
25
 
RU Magomed Ankalayev   7-0-0
106
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#47 LHW] Maxim Grishin
 
26
 
RU Gadzhimurad Antigulov   19-4-0
106
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 LHW] Marcos Rogerio de Lima
 
27
 
US Gian Villante  (31) 15-8-0
103
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 LHW] Mauricio Rua
 
28
 
BR Vinny Magalhaes  (32) 14-8-0
100
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#15 MW] David Branch
 
29
 
FR Francis Carmont  (35) 25-12-0
100
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 LHW] Linton Vassell
 
30
 
RU Artur Astakhov  (29) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#34 LHW] Emanuel Newton
 
31
 
RU Shamil Gamzatov  (26) 10-0-0
96
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#149 HW] Rodney Wallace
 
32
 
PL Jan Blachowicz  (34) 19-6-0
94
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#40 LHW] Patrick Cummins
33
 
BR Francimar Barroso  (37) 19-5-0
90
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#100 LHW] Darren Stewart
 
34
 
US Emanuel Newton  (33) 26-12-1
90
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#30 LHW] Artur Astakhov
 
35
 
BR Maiquel Falcao  (36) 37-9-0
89
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#63 MW] Vladimir Mineev
 
36
 
RU Vitaly Bigdash  (32) 9-0-0
85
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#68 LHW] Aung La N Sang
 
37
 
DE Stephan Puetz  (29) 14-3-0
84
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#16 LHW] Rashid Yusupov
 
38
 
IT Alessio Sakara  (35) 18-11-0
82
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#79 LHW] Joey Beltran
 
39
1
BR Marcos Rogerio de Lima  (31) 15-4-1
80
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#66 LHW] Jeremy Kimball
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#18 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
40
1
US Patrick Cummins  (36) 8-4-0
80
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#32 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
41
 
US Chael Sonnen  (39) 28-15-1
79
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tito Ortiz
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Wanderlei Silva
42
 
US Chris Honeycutt  (28) 9-1-0
78
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#125 LHW] Ben Reiter
 
43
 
US Dan Spohn  (32) 15-5-0
76
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#194 LHW] Flavio Rodrigo Magon
 
44
 
GR Smealinho Rama  (24) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#99 LHW] Jake Heun
 
45
 
US Marcel Fortuna  (31) 9-1-0
76
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#81 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
46
 
UK Paul Craig   9-1-0
76
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 LHW] Tyson Pedro
 
47
 
RU Maxim Grishin  (32) 24-7-0
76
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#246 LHW] Matej Batinic
 
48
1
US Jordan Johnson   7-0-0
75
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 LHW] Luis Henrique da Silva
 
49
1
RU Adlan Amagov  (30) 14-2-1
75
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#112 LHW] Dirlei Broenstrup
 
50
 
CA Steve Bosse  (35) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#60 LHW] Sean OConnell
 

Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

Previous Official Release: 3/19/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#192] Antonio Jones-, [#196] Isaac Villanueva-, [#224] Akhmed Adaev*, [#242] Zilong Zhao*, [#247] Prince Aounallah!

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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