Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

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
 
US Tamdan McCrory  (30) 14-5-0
96
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
52
5
RU Aleksei Butorin  (30) 12-1-0
95
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#189 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
53
1
UK Luke Barnatt  (29) 12-4-0
94
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#12 MW] Mamed Khalidov
 
54
 
UK Jack Marshman  (27) 21-6-0
93
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Thiago Santos
Next Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#136 MW] Ryan Janes
55
2
US Clifford Starks  (36) 13-3-0
93
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#9 MW] David Branch
 
56
1
US Brandon Halsey  (30) 9-2-0
93
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#36 MW] John Salter
Next Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#18 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
57
1
PL Borys Mankowski  (27) 19-5-1
92
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#147 WW] John Maguire
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#12 MW] Mamed Khalidov
58
 
BR Vitor Miranda  (38) 12-5-0
85
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 MW] Chris Camozzi
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#79 MW] Marvin Vettori
59
 
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#152 LHW] Alexey Efremov
 
60
 
US Louis Taylor  (38) 13-4-0
82
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#9 MW] David Branch
 
61
 
BR Caio Magalhaes  (29) 9-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 MW] Brad Tavares
 
62
 
BR Paulo Thiago  (36) 18-9-0
81
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#159 MW] Faycal Hucin
 
63
1
SE Magnus Cedenblad  (35) 14-5-0
80
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 MW] Jack Marshman
 
64
1
US Tim Williams  (30) 15-3-0
79
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#154 MW] Jay Silva
 
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  (36) 23-11-3
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#141 MW] Bruno Silva
 
67
1
US Trevor Smith  (36) 14-7-0
77
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#48 MW] Andrew Sanchez
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#37 MW] Chris Camozzi
68
1
KR Jae-Young Kim  (33) 22-11-0
77
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#325 MW] Antonio dos Santos Jr.
 
69
1
US Rex Harris  (34) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#129 MW] Nick Salchow
 
70
49
RU Mikhail Kolobegov  (29) 12-3-0
76
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#108 MW] Piotr Strus
 
71
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (26) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#171 MW] Garreth McLellan
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#164 MW] Oluwale Bamgbose
72
 
IT Mattia Schiavolin  (32) 14-2-2
73
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#181 MW] Goran Reljic
 
73
7
RU Abdulsupyan Alikhanov   9-2-0
72
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#186 MW] Khalid Murtazaliev
 
74
1
US Mike Rhodes  (27) 9-4-0
72
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#89 LHW] Rakim Cleveland
 
75
1
US Alex Nicholson  (27) 7-3-0
71
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Sam Alvey
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#50 MW] Jack Hermansson
76
1
UK Bradley Scott  (27) 11-4-0
70
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#80 MW] Scott Askham
 
77
1
UK John Phillips  (31) 20-6-0
69
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Budo Warriors] vs  [#381 MW] Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda
 
78
1
BR Bruno Santos  (29) 15-2-0
69
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#66 LHW] Vagab Vagabov
 
79
1
IT Marvin Vettori  (23) 11-3-0
69
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#58 MW] Vitor Miranda
80
1
UK Scott Askham  (28) 14-4-0
67
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#76 MW] Bradley Scott
 
81
 
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
66
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#189 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
82
 
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-2
66
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#199 MW] Keith Berry
 
83
6
RU Artem Frolov  (25) 9-0-0
64
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Talekh Nadzhafzade
 
84
 
BR Francisco France  (34) 13-5-1
63
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#32 MW] Anatoly Tokov
 
85
1
FR Gregory Babene  (33) 18-11-0
62
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#139 MW] Emiliano Sordi
 
86
1
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
62
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#240 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
87
 
JP Riki Fukuda  (36) 24-8-0
62
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#262 MW] Nae Chul Kim
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Hoon Kim
88
 
US Ian Heinisch   8-0-0
62
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Lucas Rota
 
89
50
RU Gasan Umalatov  (34) 17-5-1
61
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#193 MW] Delson Heleno
 
90
1
CA Adam Hunter  (33) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#261 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
91
8
US Daniel Madrid  (33) 13-4-0
60
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Daniel Hernandez
 
92
 
KR Young Choi  (39) 21-11-3
60
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#38 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
 
93
 
US Kevin Holland  (24) 8-2-0
60
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#363 MW] David Gomez
Next Fight: 6/02/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#208 WW] Curtis Millender
94
 
US Emmanuel Walo  (30) 12-2-1
59
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [CES] vs  [#367 WW] Jon Manley
 
95
 
GR Andreas Michailidis   9-2-0
59
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#365 MW] Evgeny Shalomaev
 
96
 
AU Rob Wilkinson   11-0-0
58
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [NR] Alexander Poppeck
 
97
 
CG Christian MPumbu  (39) 21-8-1
58
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Magnum Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Sergio Souza
 
98
 
ES Enoc Solves Torres  (32) 19-9-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [#378 MW] Ludy Goulart
Next Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#124 MW] Valery Myasnikov
99
1
US Joe Riggs  (34) 43-17-0
57
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Intense Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Billy Martin
 
100
1
DE Jonas Billstein  (25) 17-5-0
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#260 MW] Sergei Martynov
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#107 MW] Grachik Bozinyan

Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

Previous Official Release: 5/14/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#63] Angel DeAnda+, [#90] Elvis Mutapcic-, [#183] Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov-, [#198] Ildemar Alcantara-, [#277] Leonardo Sinis!, [#284] Abdel Medjedoub*, [#376] Shamir Garcia*, [#381] Sergiu Breb!, [#383] Ioannis Palaiologos!, [#385] Joe Rodriguez*

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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    • […] Khalidov, who made his name with Polish MMA promoter KSW, and stands 32-4 in professional MMA, now considered the top middleweight outside of the UFC, Barnatt will look for a win to move up in the weight class […]

    • 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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