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

Middleweight (176.0-190.9 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 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
UK Michael Bisping  (38) 30-7-0
1448
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Dan Henderson
 
2
 
CU Yoel Romero  (39) 12-1-0
1200
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 MW] Chris Weidman
 
3
 
US Luke Rockhold  (32) 15-3-0
1150
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 MW] Michael Bisping
 
4
 
BR Ronaldo Souza  (37) 24-4-0
825
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Tim Boetsch
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 MW] Robert Whittaker
5
 
US Chris Weidman  (32) 13-2-0
799
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Yoel Romero
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 MW] Gegard Mousasi
6
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (31) 41-6-2
798
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 MW] Uriah Hall
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 MW] Chris Weidman
7
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (26) 17-4-0
608
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Derek Brunson
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 MW] Ronaldo Souza
8
 
US Kelvin Gastelum  (25) 14-2-0
565
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Vitor Belfort
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#9 MW] Anderson Silva
9
 
BR Anderson Silva  (41) 34-8-0
455
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Derek Brunson
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
10
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (39) 25-14-0
361
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
11
 
PL Mamed Khalidov  (36) 33-4-2
354
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#53 MW] Luke Barnatt
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#40 WW] Borys Mankowski
12
 
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (27) 19-1-0
320
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 MW] Thales Leites
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 MW] David Branch
13
 
US Derek Brunson  (33) 16-5-0
311
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 MW] Anderson Silva
 
14
 
US Johny Hendricks  (33) 18-6-0
306
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 MW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#21 MW] Tim Boetsch
15
 
US David Branch  (35) 20-3-0
303
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#58 MW] Louis Taylor
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#12 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
16
 
BR Thales Leites  (35) 26-7-0
283
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
17
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (39) 13-1-0
270
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 MW] Rashad Evans
 
18
1
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (32) 55-9-0
265
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#62 WW] Paul Bradley
 
19
1
US Uriah Hall  (32) 12-8-0
264
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
20
 
PL Michal Materla  (32) 24-5-0
258
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#42 MW] Rousimar Palhares
 
21
 
US Tim Boetsch  (36) 20-11-0
232
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 MW] Ronaldo Souza
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 MW] Johny Hendricks
22
 
RU Ramazan Emeev  (29) 15-3-0
207
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#31 MW] Anatoly Tokov
 
23
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (28) 13-1-0
205
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
24
 
BR Thiago Santos  (33) 14-5-0
196
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 MW] Jack Marshman
 
25
 
BR Rafael Carvalho  (30) 13-1-0
194
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 MW] Melvin Manhoef
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#44 MW] Melvin Manhoef
26
 
US Eric Spicely   10-1-0
190
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#124 MW] Alessio Di Chirico
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#47 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
27
 
US Sam Alvey  (30) 30-8-0
187
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 MW] Nate Marquardt
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 MW] Thales Leites
28
 
US Rashad Evans  (37) 21-6-1
176
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Daniel Kelly
 
29
 
BR Rafael Natal  (34) 21-8-1
157
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Tim Boetsch
 
30
 
BR Cezar Ferreira  (32) 11-6-0
143
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Elias Theodorou
 
31
 
RU Anatoly Tokov  (27) 25-3-0
141
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#85 MW] Francisco France
 
32
 
DE Aziz Karaoglu  (39) 9-7-0
141
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#11 MW] Mamed Khalidov
 
33
 
US Andrew Sanchez  (28) 8-2-0
140
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 MW] Trevor Smith
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#40 MW] Anthony Smith
34
 
US Brad Tavares  (29) 14-4-0
140
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#60 MW] Caio Magalhaes
 
35
 
US Nate Marquardt  (37) 35-17-2
138
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
 
36
 
US John Salter  (32) 13-3-0
135
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Claudio Annicchiarico
 
37
 
US Chris Camozzi  (30) 24-12-0
133
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Daniel Kelly
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#62 MW] Magnus Cedenblad
38
 
KR Jung Hwan Cha   13-6-3
132
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#93 MW] Young Choi
Next Fight: 5/20/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#93 MW] Young Choi
39
 
US Chidi Njokuani  (28) 17-4-0
129
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#157 MW] Melvin Guillard
 
40
 
US Anthony Smith  (28) 26-12-0
128
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#91 MW] Elvis Mutapcic
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#33 MW] Andrew Sanchez
41
 
US Kendall Grove  (34) 23-16-0
124
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
 
42
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 18-8-0
121
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#20 MW] Michal Materla
 
43
 
CU Hector Lombard  (39) 34-7-1
119
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
44
 
NL Melvin Manhoef  (40) 30-13-1
113
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 MW] Rafael Carvalho
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#25 MW] Rafael Carvalho
45
 
US Gerald Meerschaert  (29) 26-8-0
113
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#143 MW] Ryan Janes
 
46
 
BR Leonardo Leite  (39) 10-0-0
110
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#66 MW] Moise Rimbon
 
47
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (27) 7-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#80 MW] Marvin Vettori
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#26 MW] Eric Spicely
48
 
US Clifford Starks  (35) 13-3-0
101
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#15 MW] David Branch
 
49
1
BR Luis Santos  (37) 63-9-1
100
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#167 MW] Igor Svirid
 
50
1
US Tamdan McCrory  (30) 14-5-0
100
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 MW] Nate Marquardt
 

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

Previous Official Release: 3/19/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#261] Edgar Santos!, [#289] Nikolay Veretennikov-, [#296] Hamid Khamzatkhanov*, [#320] Mike Persons!, [#326] Rafael Xavier+, [#397] Cristhian Torres!, [#398] Nick Kraus!, [#400] Marcus Vinicius Fialho da Silveira!

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 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400

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    • […] Khalidov, who made his name with Polish MMA promoter KSW, and stands 32-4 in professional MMA, now considered the top middleweight outside of the UFC, Barnatt will look for a win to move up in the weight class […]

    • jcs says:

      The rating system put the Rockhold/Bisping “block” into place… this was not my doing, there was no logical change made. Would have to research why, but at first thought.. it is likely due to Weidman’s lengthy period w/o a quality performance… so it may not even be a block, but a projected decay that the system accelerated.

    • oleg says:

      I didn’t mean to say that blocking was unrelated in the Romero-Jacare scenario, there was definitely a block that was cleared when Jacare beat Belfort. Just wanted to point out that the type of decision as well as the scores both affect the ratings.

    • Mister Popo says:

      jcs, I posted my reply to oleg before I saw your post. You make a very good point. There is a strong justification to you saying a #1 shouldn’t always default to #2 after being beat. That is complicated in this instance by the Chris having his last fight be a loss to Luke, but your argument is certainly valid.

      Thanks for the good discussion, lads.

    • Mister Popo says:

      Thanks for the reply, oleg.

      I can understand in the Romero-Souza case how blocking could be unrelated. It’s more difficult to see with Weidman-Rockhold, though.
      Luke definitely took a hit on points by losing to Bisping. Should that loss to Bisping have cleared the block he had against Weidman? The system as it is configured now says yes. I imagine a block is only cleared if sufficient time has passed, the two have rematched and the original loser wins, the original loser beats someone with a substantially higher point ranking, or the original winner loses to someone ranked far below the original loser. The last example listed is likely what happened with Rockhold-Weidman.

      I would argue (and could very well be wrong) that the function that controls this is too relaxed. Bisping was ranked lower than both before beating Rockhold, yes. However, he was a top 10 fighter and not so far out of the short-list of best in the world. If #225 came in and beat the #1, I would say absolutely that block should be removed. I’m not sure I would argue for it in this case, especially since Weidman hasn’t done anything of merit himself since the loss.

      Thanks for your time.

    • jcs says:

      I don’t take issue with a champion that loses, dropping below #2… especially when he/she loses to a much lower ranked contender.

      Furthermore, if the now #2 was a previous long reigning champion, who has not lost again… then my stance strengthens on this.

    • oleg says:

      This is unrelated to blocking – but just wanted to mention that the system is not blind to judging. For fights that go to a decision, the type of the decision is considered by the rating algorithm. So are the judges scores, when available. USADA testing on the other hand is completely transparent to the system, unless a fight outcome gets overturned.


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