Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

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  (37) 29-7-0
1450
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Luke Rockhold
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#10 MW] Dan Henderson
2
 
US Luke Rockhold  (31) 15-3-0
1231
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 MW] Michael Bisping
 
3
 
US Chris Weidman  (32) 13-1-0
1231
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Luke Rockhold
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 MW] Yoel Romero
4
 
BR Ronaldo Souza  (36) 23-4-0
813
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Vitor Belfort
 
5
 
CU Yoel Romero  (39) 11-1-0
745
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#4 MW] Ronaldo Souza
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 MW] Chris Weidman
6
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (31) 39-6-2
584
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Thiago Santos
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 MW] Vitor Belfort
7
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (39) 25-12-0
517
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 MW] Ronaldo Souza
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#6 MW] Gegard Mousasi
8
 
US Derek Brunson  (32) 16-3-0
457
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 MW] Uriah Hall
 
9
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (25) 16-4-0
451
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 MW] Rafael Natal
 
10
1
US Dan Henderson  (46) 32-14-0
376
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 MW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 MW] Michael Bisping
11
1
BR Thales Leites  (35) 26-6-0
343
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
12
1
US David Branch  (34) 18-3-0
339
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 MW] Clifford Starks
Next Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#22 LHW] Vinny Magalhaes
13
1
PL Mamed Khalidov  (36) 32-4-2
310
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#28 MW] Aziz Karaoglu
 
14
1
US Uriah Hall  (32) 12-7-0
297
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 MW] Derek Brunson
 
15
1
BR Anderson Silva  (41) 33-8-0
239
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 LHW] Daniel Cormier
 
16
2
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (32) 53-9-0
211
Last Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#47 MW] Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
Next Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#26 MW] Kendall Grove
17
2
BR Rafael Carvalho  (30) 13-1-0
194
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 MW] Melvin Manhoef
 
18
2
RU Ramazan Emeev  (29) 14-3-0
192
Last Fight: 4/08/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#48 MW] Maiquel Falcao
 
19
98
US Eric Spicely   9-1-0
189
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Thiago Santos
 
20
1
BR Rafael Natal  (33) 21-7-1
185
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 MW] Robert Whittaker
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#22 MW] Tim Boetsch
21
1
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (27) 18-1-0
169
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 MW] Tamdan McCrory
 
22
1
US Tim Boetsch  (35) 19-10-0
167
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 MW] Josh Samman
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#20 MW] Rafael Natal
23
6
BR Thiago Santos  (32) 13-5-0
160
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 MW] Eric Spicely
 
24
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (28) 12-1-0
156
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
 
25
 
US Chris Camozzi  (29) 24-11-0
155
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] Thales Leites
 
26
 
US Kendall Grove  (33) 23-15-0
151
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#61 MW] Francisco France
Next Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#16 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
27
 
US Sam Alvey  (30) 28-8-0
143
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 MW] Kevin Casey
 
28
 
DE Aziz Karaoglu  (39) 9-7-0
141
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#13 MW] Mamed Khalidov
 
29
 
US Brad Tavares  (28) 14-4-0
140
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#58 MW] Caio Magalhaes
 
30
 
US Nate Marquardt  (37) 34-16-2
139
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Thiago Santos
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#36 MW] Tamdan McCrory
31
 
US C.B. Dollaway  (33) 15-8-0
139
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
32
 
US John Salter  (31) 12-3-0
135
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 MW] Brandon Halsey
 
33
 
SE Jack Hermansson  (28) 14-2-0
132
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#63 MW] Scott Askham
 
34
 
CU Hector Lombard  (38) 34-6-1
130
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Dan Henderson
 
35
 
RU Anatoly Tokov  (26) 24-1-0
126
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#231 LHW] Vladimir Filipovic
 
36
 
US Tamdan McCrory  (29) 14-4-0
124
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#30 MW] Nate Marquardt
37
 
BR Cezar Ferreira  (31) 10-5-0
121
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 MW] Anthony Smith
 
38
 
PL Michal Materla  (32) 23-5-0
116
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#119 MW] Antoni Chmielewski
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs [#16 WW] Rousimar Palhares
39
 
SE Magnus Cedenblad  (34) 14-4-0
114
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#129 MW] Garreth McLellan
 
40
1
NL Melvin Manhoef  (40) 30-13-1
113
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 MW] Rafael Carvalho
 
41
1
US Clifford Starks  (35) 13-3-0
113
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#12 MW] David Branch
 
42
 
US Anthony Smith  (28) 25-12-0
109
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
43
 
US Brandon Halsey  (30) 9-2-0
108
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#32 MW] John Salter
 
44
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (38) 11-1-0
106
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#56 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
45
 
US Josh Samman  (28) 12-4-0
100
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 MW] Tim Boetsch
 
46
 
BR Luis Santos  (36) 63-9-1
100
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#139 MW] Igor Svirid
 
47
 
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (28) 29-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/04/2016 [Fightspirit Championship] vs  [#293 MW] Matt Horwich
 
48
 
BR Maiquel Falcao  (35) 36-9-0
95
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#344 MW] Tyago Moreira
 
49
 
UK Luke Barnatt  (28) 11-3-0
95
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#307 MW] Stefan Croitoru
 
50
 
US Trevor Smith  (35) 14-6-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#116 MW] Joe Gigliotti
 

Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

Previous Official Release: 9/18/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#10] Lyoto Machida*, [#104] Nick Ring*, [#109] Joe Schilling*, [#264] Sylwester Borys!, [#398] Robson de Barros!

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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    • 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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