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
51
 
BR Vitor Miranda  (37) 12-5-0
88
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
52
 
RU Vladimir Mineev  (26) 8-0-0
87
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#86 MW] Yasubey Enomoto
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#49 MW] Maiquel Falcao
53
 
KR Dongi Yang  (31) 13-3-0
87
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 MW] Jake Collier
 
54
 
US Gerald Meerschaert   24-8-0
86
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#145 MW] Chase Waldon
Next Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#119 MW] Joe Gigliotti
55
 
US Louis Taylor  (37) 13-3-0
85
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#386 MW] Phil Hawes
Next Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#8 LHW] David Branch
56
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (26) 6-2-0
84
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#245 MW] Leonardo Guimaraes
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#61 MW] Marvin Vettori
57
 
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#144 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
58
 
UK Jake Bostwick  (27) 18-8-0
83
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#255 MW] Danny Mitchell
 
59
 
US David Mitchell  (37) 21-6-0
82
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Richard Blake
 
60
 
BR Caio Magalhaes  (28) 9-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Brad Tavares
 
61
 
IT Marvin Vettori  (23) 11-2-0
81
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#180 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#56 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
62
 
MM Aung La N Sang  (31) 19-9-0
81
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#224 MW] Michal Pasternak
 
63
 
SE Magnus Cedenblad  (34) 14-5-0
80
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 MW] Jack Marshman
 
64
 
US Angel DeAnda  (31) 16-5-0
79
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Global Knockout] vs  [#233 MW] Mike Jasper
 
65
1
UK Scott Askham  (28) 14-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 MW] Jack Hermansson
 
66
2
US Daniel Madrid  (32) 13-4-0
79
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#235 MW] Daniel Hernandez
 
67
2
RU Vitaly Bigdash  (32) 8-0-0
79
Last Fight: 10/09/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#153 MW] Igor Svirid
 
68
1
BR Francisco France  (33) 13-4-1
79
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 MW] Kendall Grove
 
69
 
JP Hisaki Kato  (34) 7-2-0
78
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#177 MW] A.J. Matthews
Next Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Ralek Gracie
70
 
UK John Phillips  (31) 20-6-0
76
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Budo Warriors] vs  [#388 MW] Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [Budo Warriors] vs [#87 MW] Gregory Babene
71
 
US Rex Harris  (33) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#141 MW] Nick Salchow
 
72
1
RU Michail Tsarev  (30) 31-6-0
74
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#149 MW] Shamil Abdulkhalikov
 
73
1
US Jake Collier  (28) 10-3-0
73
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#180 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
 
74
1
IT Mattia Schiavolin  (32) 14-2-2
73
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#148 MW] Goran Reljic
 
75
2
KR Young Choi  (38) 21-10-3
73
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#261 MW] Dong Sik Yoon
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#50 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
76
 
KR Jae-Young Kim  (33) 21-11-0
72
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#306 MW] Matt Horwich
 
77
2
US Alex Nicholson  (26) 7-3-0
71
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
 
78
2
US Mike Rhodes  (27) 9-4-0
71
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#113 LHW] Rakim Cleveland
 
79
3
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
68
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#188 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
80
3
US Tim Williams  (30) 14-3-0
68
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [NR] Muhammad Abdullah
 
81
3
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
66
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#257 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
82
3
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-1
66
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
 
83
4
RU Vagab Vagabov  (30) 20-0-0
65
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#197 MW] Nikos Sokolis
 
84
2
FR Faycal Hucin  (28) 11-3-0
65
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#394 MW] Baudin Egoluev
 
85
3
US Kris Hocum  (31) 9-5-0
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#161 MW] Hayward Charles
 
86
3
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (32) 15-8-0
63
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#52 MW] Vladimir Mineev
 
87
72
FR Gregory Babene  (32) 18-11-0
62
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#183 MW] Emiliano Sordi
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [Budo Warriors] vs [#70 MW] John Phillips
88
2
RU Artem Frolov  (25) 8-0-0
62
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#232 MW] Luigi Fioravanti
 
89
2
US Cory Devela  (32) 15-7-0
62
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#55 MW] Louis Taylor
 
90
2
BR Paulo Thiago  (35) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#137 MW] Cheick Kone
 
91
2
PL Marcin Naruszczka  (33) 17-5-1
62
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#306 MW] Matt Horwich
 
92
11
US Elvis Mutapcic  (30) 15-5-1
61
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 MW] Anthony Smith
 
93
2
BR Bruno Silva  (27) 15-5-0
61
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#166 MW] Tiago Varejao Lacerda
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs [#103 MW] Moise Rimbon
94
 
CA Adam Hunter  (33) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#209 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
95
1
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (25) 8-0-0
60
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#300 MW] Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo
 
96
1
US Jason Butcher  (32) 9-2-0
59
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#370 MW] Robert Morrow
 
97
1
JP Riki Fukuda  (35) 23-8-0
58
Last Fight: 1/31/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#50 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
 
98
1
ES Enoc Solves Torres  (32) 19-9-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [#390 MW] Ludy Goulart
 
99
2
US Joe Riggs  (34) 42-17-0
57
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#257 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
100
 
US Bubba McDaniel  (33) 27-10-0
57
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#153 LHW] Kenyon Jackson
 

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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