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
51
 
KR Jung Hwan Cha   12-6-3
93
Last Fight: 1/31/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#93 MW] Riki Fukuda
 
52
 
KR Dongi Yang  (31) 13-3-0
89
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#72 MW] Jake Collier
 
53
 
BR Vitor Miranda  (37) 12-5-0
88
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
54
 
RU Vitaly Bigdash  (32) 8-0-0
86
Last Fight: 10/09/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#139 MW] Igor Svirid
 
55
 
US Louis Taylor  (37) 13-3-0
85
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#378 MW] Phil Hawes
 
56
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (26) 6-2-0
84
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#242 MW] Leonardo Guimaraes
 
57
 
US David Mitchell  (36) 20-6-0
82
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#223 MW] Dervin Lopez
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs [NR] Richard Blake
58
 
BR Caio Magalhaes  (28) 9-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Brad Tavares
 
59
 
JP Ken Hasegawa  (29) 13-1-1
81
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#137 MW] Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
Next Fight: 10/18/2016 [DEEP] vs [#454 WW] Yoichiro Sato
60
 
IT Marvin Vettori  (23) 11-2-0
81
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#161 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
 
61
 
BR Francisco France  (33) 13-4-1
79
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 MW] Kendall Grove
 
62
 
US John Howard  (33) 24-12-0
79
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#304 MW] Michael Arrant
Next Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#116 WW] Abubakar Nurmagomedov
63
 
UK Scott Askham  (28) 14-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 MW] Jack Hermansson
 
64
 
US Daniel Madrid  (32) 13-4-0
79
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#267 MW] Daniel Hernandez
 
65
 
KR Jae-Young Kim  (33) 21-11-0
78
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#293 MW] Matt Horwich
 
66
 
UK Jake Bostwick   17-8-0
76
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [Phoenix Fight Night] vs  [#105 MW] Costello Van Steenis
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#203 MW] Danny Mitchell
67
 
US Rex Harris  (33) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#136 MW] Nick Salchow
 
68
 
UK Jack Marshman  (26) 20-5-0
75
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#254 MW] Christopher Jacquelin
Next Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs [#125 MW] Andreas Michailidis
69
 
US Angel DeAnda  (31) 15-5-0
75
Last Fight: 5/19/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#210 MW] Justin Baesman
 
70
 
UK John Phillips  (31) 19-6-0
74
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#83 MW] Cheick Kone
 
71
 
US Chris Honeycutt  (28) 8-1-0
74
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#102 MW] Mikkel Parlo
 
72
1
US Jake Collier  (27) 10-3-0
74
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#161 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
 
73
1
FR Faycal Hucin  (28) 11-3-0
73
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#356 MW] Baudin Egoluev
 
74
 
KR Young Choi  (38) 21-10-3
73
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#238 MW] Dong Sik Yoon
 
75
 
US Ben Reiter  (29) 17-1-1
71
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#145 MW] A.J. Matthews
 
76
 
US Mike Rhodes  (26) 9-4-0
71
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#186 MW] Rakim Cleveland
 
77
 
UK Tom Watson  (34) 17-9-0
70
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
78
 
US Elvis Mutapcic  (30) 15-4-1
69
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 MW] Kevin Casey
 
79
 
US Alex Nicholson  (26) 7-2-0
68
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#184 MW] Devin Clark
 
80
 
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
68
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#167 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
81
 
US Tim Williams  (30) 13-3-0
68
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#117 MW] Nah-Shon Burrell
 
82
 
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
66
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#302 WW] Cody McKenzie
Next Fight: 12/02/2016 [Havoc Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Matt Krayco
83
 
FR Cheick Kone  (32) 15-4-0
66
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [NR] Amilcar Alves
 
84
 
JP Hisaki Kato  (34) 6-2-0
66
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#269 MW] Yuta Watanabe
 
85
 
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-1
66
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
 
86
 
US Cory Devela  (32) 15-7-0
64
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#55 MW] Louis Taylor
 
87
 
US Kris Hocum  (31) 9-5-0
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#107 MW] Hayward Charles
 
88
 
RU Vagab Vagabov  (30) 20-0-0
64
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#189 MW] Nikos Sokolis
 
89
 
RU Shamil Abdulkhalikov  (27) 12-3-0
63
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#299 MW] Rahman Dzhanaev
 
90
 
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   7-1-0
63
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#122 MW] Delson Heleno
 
91
 
US Chase Waldon   10-1-0
63
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#180 MW] James Austen Heidlage
Next Fight: 10/28/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs [#64 LHW] Gerald Meerschaert
92
 
RU Alexey Efremov  (29) 17-5-0
62
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#155 MW] Xavier Foupa-Pokam
 
93
 
JP Riki Fukuda  (35) 23-8-0
61
Last Fight: 1/31/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#51 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
 
94
 
CA Adam Hunter  (32) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#178 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
95
 
BR Bruno Silva  (27) 15-5-0
60
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#160 MW] Tiago Varejao Lacerda
 
96
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (25) 8-0-0
60
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#296 MW] Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo
 
97
 
US Bubba McDaniel  (33) 27-10-0
59
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#148 LHW] Kenyon Jackson
 
98
1
PL Marcin Naruszczka  (33) 16-5-1
58
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#349 MW] Pawel Brandys
Next Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs [#293 MW] Matt Horwich
99
2
US Eddie Gordon  (33) 8-4-0
57
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#250 MW] Chris Lozano
 
100
 
BR Andre Luis Leal Lobato  (31) 24-6-0
57
Last Fight: 8/22/2015 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#395 MW] Alexandre Hoffmann
 

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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