Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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 Daniel Cormier  (38) 19-1-0
1394
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Anthony Johnson
 
2
 
US Jon Jones  (29) 22-1-0
1326
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
3
 
US Phil Davis  (32) 17-3-0
654
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Liam McGeary
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#4 LHW] Ryan Bader
4
 
US Ryan Bader  (33) 22-5-0
546
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#3 LHW] Phil Davis
5
 
BR Glover Teixeira  (37) 26-5-0
445
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#54 LHW] Jared Cannonier
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 LHW] Alexander Gustafsson
6
 
UK Jimi Manuwa  (37) 17-2-0
319
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Corey Anderson
 
7
 
BR Mauricio Rua  (35) 25-10-0
285
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 LHW] Gian Villante
 
8
 
SE Alexander Gustafsson  (30) 17-4-0
281
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 LHW] Glover Teixeira
9
 
US Muhammed Lawal  (36) 21-6-0
279
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 HW] Quinton Jackson
 
10
 
UK Liam McGeary  (34) 12-1-0
234
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#152 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  [#4 LHW] Ryan Bader
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 LHW] Ilir Latifi
12
 
UK Linton Vassell  (33) 17-5-0
202
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 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
4
US Ovince St. Preux  (34) 20-10-0
163
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 LHW] Marcos Rogerio de Lima
 
15
1
US Corey Anderson  (27) 9-3-0
160
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LHW] Jimi Manuwa
 
16
1
SE Ilir Latifi  (33) 12-5-0
158
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LHW] Ryan Bader
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#11 LHW] Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
17
1
RU Rashid Yusupov  (24) 7-1-0
157
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#38 LHW] Stephan Puetz
 
18
1
CH Volkan Oezdemir  (27) 13-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
19
 
RU Viktor Nemkov  (30) 24-6-0
143
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#79 LHW] Attila Vegh
 
20
 
PL Tomasz Narkun  (27) 13-2-0
137
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#77 LHW] Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#63 LHW] Marcin Wojcik
21
 
UA Nikita Krylov  (25) 21-5-0
127
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LHW] Misha Cirkunov
 
22
 
AU Tyson Pedro   6-0-0
110
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#46 LHW] Paul Craig
 
23
 
US Ed Herman  (36) 23-12-0
108
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 LHW] Nikita Krylov
 
24
 
BR Thiago Silva  (34) 19-5-0
107
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#81 LHW] Jared Torgeson
 
25
 
RU Magomed Ankalaev   7-0-0
106
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#47 LHW] Maxim Grishin
Next Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs [NR] Wagner Prado
26
 
RU Gadzhimurad Antigulov   19-4-0
106
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#52 LHW] Marcos Rogerio de Lima
 
27
 
US Gian Villante  (32) 15-8-0
103
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LHW] Mauricio Rua
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#29 LHW] Patrick Cummins
28
 
RU Artur Astakhov  (29) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#35 LHW] Emanuel Newton
 
29
 
US Patrick Cummins  (36) 9-4-0
99
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 LHW] Jan Blachowicz
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#27 LHW] Gian Villante
30
 
FR Francis Carmont  (35) 25-12-0
99
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 LHW] Linton Vassell
 
31
 
BR Vinny Magalhaes  (32) 14-8-0
98
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#16 MW] David Branch
 
32
NR
RU Vladimir Mineev  (27) 9-1-0
98
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#53 LHW] Maiquel Falcao
 
33
1
RU Shamil Gamzatov  (26) 10-0-0
96
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#146 HW] Rodney Wallace
 
34
1
BR Francimar Barroso  (37) 19-5-0
90
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#103 LHW] Darren Stewart
 
35
1
US Emanuel Newton  (33) 26-12-1
88
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#28 LHW] Artur Astakhov
 
36
1
RU Vitaly Bigdash  (32) 9-0-0
85
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#70 LHW] Aung La N Sang
 
37
1
PL Jan Blachowicz  (34) 19-7-0
83
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 LHW] Patrick Cummins
 
38
1
DE Stephan Puetz  (30) 14-3-0
82
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#17 LHW] Rashid Yusupov
 
39
1
IT Alessio Sakara  (35) 18-11-0
82
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#80 LHW] Joey Beltran
 
40
1
RU Adlan Amagov  (30) 14-2-1
81
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#73 HW] Dirlei Broenstrup
 
41
 
US Chael Sonnen  (40) 28-15-1
78
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  [#129 LHW] Ben Reiter
 
43
 
US Dan Spohn  (32) 15-5-0
76
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#180 LHW] Flavio Rodrigo Magon
 
44
 
CA Smealinho Rama  (24) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#102 LHW] Jake Heun
 
45
 
US Marcel Fortuna  (31) 9-1-0
76
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#79 HW] Anthony Hamilton
 
46
 
UK Paul Craig   9-1-0
76
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 LHW] Tyson Pedro
Next Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#93 LHW] Khalil Rountree
47
 
RU Maxim Grishin  (32) 24-7-0
75
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Matej Batinic
 
48
 
US Jordan Johnson   7-0-0
75
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 LHW] Luis Henrique da Silva
 
49
 
US Devin Clark   8-1-0
75
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#125 LHW] Jake Collier
 
50
 
CA Steve Bosse  (35) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#62 LHW] Sean OConnell
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#59] Teddy Holder*, [#154] Daniel Daniel-, [#223] Tim Caron!, [#245] Donald Njatah Nya!, [#246] Eldar Rafigaev!, [#247] Murad Kamilov!, [#248] Vasily Babich!, [#249] Miro Jurkovic!, [#250] Andreas Kraniotakes!

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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