Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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) 30-7-0
1450
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Dan Henderson
 
2
 
US Luke Rockhold  (32) 15-3-0
1230
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 MW] Michael Bisping
 
3
 
CU Yoel Romero  (39) 12-1-0
1201
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 MW] Chris Weidman
 
4
 
US Chris Weidman  (32) 13-2-0
867
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Yoel Romero
 
5
 
BR Ronaldo Souza  (36) 23-4-0
812
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 MW] Vitor Belfort
 
6
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (31) 41-6-2
799
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 MW] Uriah Hall
 
7
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (25) 17-4-0
609
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Derek Brunson
 
8
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (39) 25-13-0
440
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
9
 
PL Mamed Khalidov  (36) 32-4-2
350
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#28 MW] Aziz Karaoglu
 
10
 
US Derek Brunson  (32) 16-4-0
349
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
11
 
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (27) 19-1-0
320
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Thales Leites
 
12
 
US Uriah Hall  (32) 12-8-0
285
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
13
 
BR Thales Leites  (35) 26-7-0
283
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
 
14
 
PL Michal Materla  (32) 24-5-0
257
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#33 MW] Rousimar Palhares
 
15
 
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (32) 54-9-0
256
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 MW] Kendall Grove
 
16
 
BR Anderson Silva  (41) 33-8-0
239
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 LHW] Daniel Cormier
 
17
 
US Tim Boetsch  (35) 20-10-0
232
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Rafael Natal
 
18
 
BR Rafael Carvalho  (30) 13-1-0
194
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 MW] Melvin Manhoef
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#39 MW] Melvin Manhoef
19
 
RU Ramazan Emeev  (29) 14-3-0
192
Last Fight: 4/08/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#49 MW] Maiquel Falcao
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#36 MW] Anatoly Tokov
20
 
US Eric Spicely   9-1-0
189
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 MW] Thiago Santos
 
21
 
BR Cezar Ferreira  (31) 11-5-0
167
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 MW] Jack Hermansson
 
22
 
US Nate Marquardt  (37) 35-16-2
163
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 MW] Tamdan McCrory
 
23
 
BR Rafael Natal  (33) 21-8-1
162
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Tim Boetsch
 
24
 
BR Thiago Santos  (32) 13-5-0
160
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 MW] Eric Spicely
 
25
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (39) 12-1-0
156
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
26
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (28) 12-1-0
156
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
 
27
 
US Sam Alvey  (30) 29-8-0
143
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 MW] Alex Nicholson
 
28
 
DE Aziz Karaoglu  (39) 9-7-0
141
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#9 MW] Mamed Khalidov
 
29
 
US Brad Tavares  (28) 14-4-0
140
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#60 MW] Caio Magalhaes
 
30
 
US C.B. Dollaway  (33) 15-8-0
137
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#22 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
31
 
US John Salter  (31) 12-3-0
135
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 MW] Brandon Halsey
 
32
 
US Chris Camozzi  (30) 24-12-0
133
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Daniel Kelly
 
33
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (36) 18-8-0
131
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#14 MW] Michal Materla
 
34
7
US Anthony Smith  (28) 26-12-0
128
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#92 MW] Elvis Mutapcic
 
35
1
US Kendall Grove  (34) 23-16-0
126
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
 
36
1
RU Anatoly Tokov  (26) 24-1-0
126
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#233 LHW] Vladimir Filipovic
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#19 MW] Ramazan Emeev
37
1
CU Hector Lombard  (38) 34-6-1
125
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Dan Henderson
 
38
1
UK Jack Marshman  (26) 21-5-0
119
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#63 MW] Magnus Cedenblad
 
39
1
NL Melvin Manhoef  (40) 30-13-1
113
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 MW] Rafael Carvalho
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#18 MW] Rafael Carvalho
40
1
BR Leonardo Leite  (38) 10-0-0
110
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#103 MW] Moise Rimbon
 
41
1
US Clifford Starks  (35) 13-3-0
109
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#8 LHW] David Branch
 
42
 
US Tamdan McCrory  (30) 14-5-0
105
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
43
 
US Brandon Halsey  (30) 9-2-0
103
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#31 MW] John Salter
 
44
 
BR Luis Santos  (36) 63-9-1
100
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#153 MW] Igor Svirid
 
45
 
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (28) 29-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/04/2016 [Fightspirit Championship] vs  [#306 MW] Matt Horwich
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#67 WW] Albert Duraev
46
 
SE Jack Hermansson  (28) 14-3-0
98
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
47
 
UK Luke Barnatt  (28) 11-3-0
96
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#281 MW] Stefan Croitoru
 
48
 
US Trevor Smith  (35) 14-6-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#119 MW] Joe Gigliotti
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#36 LHW] Andrew Sanchez
49
 
BR Maiquel Falcao  (35) 36-9-0
94
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#348 MW] Tyago Moreira
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#52 MW] Vladimir Mineev
50
 
KR Jung Hwan Cha   12-6-3
92
Last Fight: 1/31/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#97 MW] Riki Fukuda
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#75 MW] Young Choi

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#72] Chris Honeycutt+, [#78] Ben Reiter+, [#195] Devin Clark+, [#292] David Mundell-, [#351] Antonio Gordillo!, [#359] Cristhian Torres!, [#399] Markus Di Gallo!, [#400] Mike Morales!

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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