Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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
1
BR Luis Santos  (37) 63-9-1
100
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#158 MW] Igor Svirid
 
52
1
US Gerald Meerschaert  (29) 25-8-0
99
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#147 MW] Joe Gigliotti
 
53
1
SE Jack Hermansson  (28) 14-3-0
99
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
54
1
US David Mitchell  (37) 22-6-0
88
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#359 MW] Andy Manzolo
 
55
1
BR Vitor Miranda  (37) 12-5-0
88
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
56
1
RU Aleksei Butorin  (30) 11-1-0
87
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#101 MW] Jake Bostwick
 
57
1
US Louis Taylor  (37) 13-4-0
85
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#13 MW] David Branch
 
58
1
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#144 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
59
2
BR Caio Magalhaes  (29) 9-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Brad Tavares
 
60
 
KR Dongi Yang  (32) 13-3-0
81
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 MW] Jake Collier
 
61
1
SE Magnus Cedenblad  (34) 14-5-0
81
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 MW] Jack Marshman
 
62
1
RU Vladimir Mineev  (26) 8-1-0
79
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#34 LHW] Maiquel Falcao
 
63
1
US Angel DeAnda  (31) 16-5-0
79
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Global Knockout] vs  [#324 WW] Mike Jasper
 
64
1
UK Scott Askham  (28) 14-3-0
79
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 MW] Jack Hermansson
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#131 MW] Bradley Scott
65
1
JP Hisaki Kato  (34) 8-2-0
78
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Ralek Gracie
 
66
1
FR Moise Rimbon  (35) 23-11-3
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#148 MW] Bruno Silva
 
67
1
US Trevor Smith  (36) 14-7-0
77
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Andrew Sanchez
 
68
1
KR Jae-Young Kim  (33) 22-11-0
77
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#320 MW] Antonio dos Santos Jr.
 
69
1
BR Francisco France  (34) 13-4-1
77
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 MW] Kendall Grove
 
70
1
UK John Phillips  (31) 20-6-0
76
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Budo Warriors] vs  [#384 MW] Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda
 
71
1
US Rex Harris  (34) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#137 MW] Nick Salchow
 
72
1
RU Michail Tsarev  (30) 31-6-0
75
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#146 MW] Shamil Abdulkhalikov
 
73
1
US Jake Collier  (28) 10-3-0
74
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#186 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
 
74
1
IT Mattia Schiavolin  (32) 14-2-2
73
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#195 MW] Goran Reljic
 
75
1
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (33) 16-8-0
72
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#158 MW] Igor Svirid
 
76
1
US Mike Rhodes  (27) 9-4-0
71
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#132 HW] Rakim Cleveland
 
77
1
US Alex Nicholson  (26) 7-3-0
71
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Sam Alvey
 
78
1
US Daniel Madrid  (32) 13-4-0
71
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#512 WW] Daniel Hernandez
 
79
1
BR Bruno Santos  (29) 15-2-0
69
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 MW] Vagab Vagabov
 
80
1
IT Marvin Vettori  (23) 11-3-0
68
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
81
1
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
68
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#194 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
82
1
US Tim Williams  (30) 14-3-0
68
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [NR] Muhammad Abdullah
 
83
1
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
66
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#259 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
84
1
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-2
66
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#209 MW] Keith Berry
 
85
1
US Kris Hocum  (31) 9-5-0
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#165 MW] Hayward Charles
 
86
1
MM Aung La N Sang  (31) 19-10-0
63
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#46 MW] Vitaly Bigdash
 
87
1
FR Gregory Babene  (32) 18-11-0
62
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#187 MW] Emiliano Sordi
 
88
1
BR Paulo Thiago  (35) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#221 MW] Cheick Kone
 
89
1
RU Artem Frolov  (25) 8-0-0
61
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#242 MW] Luigi Fioravanti
 
90
1
US Elvis Mutapcic  (30) 15-5-1
61
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 MW] Anthony Smith
 
91
3
PL Marcin Naruszczka  (33) 17-5-1
60
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#310 MW] Matt Horwich
 
92
1
CA Adam Hunter  (33) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#229 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
93
1
US Cory Devela  (32) 15-7-0
60
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#57 MW] Louis Taylor
 
94
1
KR Young Choi  (38) 21-11-3
60
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#35 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
 
95
1
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (25) 8-0-0
60
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#307 MW] Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#134 MW] Garreth McLellan
96
1
US Jason Butcher  (32) 9-2-0
59
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#385 MW] Robert Morrow
 
97
1
RU Vagab Vagabov  (30) 21-1-0
58
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#79 MW] Bruno Santos
 
98
1
ES Enoc Solves Torres  (32) 19-9-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [#388 MW] Ludy Goulart
 
99
1
US Joe Riggs  (34) 42-17-0
57
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#259 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
100
1
US Eddie Gordon  (33) 8-4-0
57
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#253 MW] Chris Lozano
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#33] Tim Kennedy%, [#271] Bubba Bush*, [#285] Julio Cesar Cruz-, [#400] Ben Brewer!

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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