Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

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
 
SE Jack Hermansson  (28) 14-3-0
99
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Cezar Ferreira
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#76 MW] Alex Nicholson
52
 
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (28) 29-5-0
98
Last Fight: 9/04/2016 [Fightspirit Championship] vs  [#176 MW] Matt Horwich
 
53
 
UK Luke Barnatt  (28) 12-4-0
96
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#11 MW] Mamed Khalidov
 
54
 
US Brandon Halsey  (30) 9-2-0
96
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#36 MW] John Salter
 
55
 
UK Jack Marshman  (27) 21-6-0
93
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 MW] Thiago Santos
 
56
 
BR Vitor Miranda  (38) 12-5-0
87
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 MW] Chris Camozzi
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#80 MW] Marvin Vettori
57
 
RU Aleksei Butorin  (30) 11-1-0
87
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#104 MW] Jake Bostwick
 
58
 
US Louis Taylor  (37) 13-4-0
84
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#15 MW] David Branch
 
59
 
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#125 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
60
 
BR Caio Magalhaes  (29) 9-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 MW] Brad Tavares
 
61
6
US Angel DeAnda  (31) 17-5-0
81
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [#250 MW] Justin Baesman
 
62
1
SE Magnus Cedenblad  (34) 14-5-0
81
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#55 MW] Jack Marshman
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#37 MW] Chris Camozzi
63
1
RU Vladimir Mineev  (27) 8-1-0
80
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#35 LHW] Maiquel Falcao
 
64
1
US Tim Williams  (30) 15-3-0
79
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#155 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  (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  [#33 MW] Andrew Sanchez
 
68
 
KR Jae-Young Kim  (33) 22-11-0
77
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#317 MW] Antonio dos Santos Jr.
 
69
 
US Rex Harris  (34) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#134 MW] Nick Salchow
 
70
 
UK John Phillips  (31) 20-6-0
75
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Budo Warriors] vs  [#376 MW] Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda
 
71
 
US Jake Collier  (28) 10-3-0
74
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#142 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#65 LHW] Devin Clark
72
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (25) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#173 MW] Garreth McLellan
 
73
 
IT Mattia Schiavolin  (32) 14-2-2
73
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#187 MW] Goran Reljic
 
74
 
US Mike Rhodes  (27) 9-4-0
72
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#133 HW] Rakim Cleveland
 
75
 
US Daniel Madrid  (32) 13-4-0
71
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#521 WW] Daniel Hernandez
 
76
 
US Alex Nicholson  (26) 7-3-0
71
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Sam Alvey
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#51 MW] Jack Hermansson
77
 
UK Bradley Scott  (27) 11-4-0
70
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#78 MW] Scott Askham
 
78
 
UK Scott Askham  (28) 14-4-0
69
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#77 MW] Bradley Scott
 
79
 
BR Bruno Santos  (29) 15-2-0
69
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 MW] Vagab Vagabov
 
80
 
IT Marvin Vettori  (23) 11-3-0
68
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#56 MW] Vitor Miranda
81
 
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
68
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#169 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
82
 
RU Abdulsupyan Alikhanov   8-2-0
67
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#222 MW] Pavel Doroftei
 
83
 
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
66
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#251 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
84
 
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-2
66
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#205 MW] Keith Berry
 
85
 
BR Francisco France  (34) 13-5-1
65
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#31 MW] Anatoly Tokov
 
86
 
RU Ibragim Chuzhigaev   9-4-0
64
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#121 MW] David Mitchell
 
87
1
BR Paulo Thiago  (36) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#455 WW] Cheick Kone
 
88
2
RU Artem Frolov  (25) 8-0-0
62
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#246 MW] Luigi Fioravanti
 
89
2
FR Gregory Babene  (33) 18-11-0
62
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#146 MW] Emiliano Sordi
 
90
1
JP Riki Fukuda  (36) 24-8-0
62
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#272 MW] Nae Chul Kim
 
91
 
US Elvis Mutapcic  (30) 15-5-1
61
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#40 MW] Anthony Smith
 
92
 
CA Adam Hunter  (33) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#247 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
93
 
KR Young Choi  (38) 21-11-3
60
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#38 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
Next Fight: 5/20/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#38 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
94
14
US Kevin Holland  (24) 8-2-0
60
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#355 MW] David Gomez
 
95
1
AU Steve Kennedy  (34) 24-8-0
59
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Legend MMA] vs  [NR] Ben Kelleher
 
96
 
UK Andy DeVent  (38) 15-10-0
59
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#335 MW] Danny Mitchell
 
97
2
RU Vagab Vagabov  (31) 21-1-1
58
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#125 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
98
1
AU Rob Wilkinson   11-0-0
58
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [NR] Alexander Poppeck
 
99
1
CG Christian MPumbu  (39) 21-8-1
58
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Magnum Fighting Championship] vs  [#325 MW] Sergio Souza
 
100
 
ES Enoc Solves Torres  (32) 19-9-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [#377 MW] Ludy Goulart
 

Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

Previous Official Release: 3/19/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#261] Edgar Santos!, [#289] Nikolay Veretennikov-, [#296] Hamid Khamzatkhanov*, [#320] Mike Persons!, [#326] Rafael Xavier+, [#397] Cristhian Torres!, [#398] Nick Kraus!, [#400] Marcus Vinicius Fialho da Silveira!

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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