Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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 Luis Santos  (37) 63-9-1
100
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#165 MW] Igor Svirid
 
52
3
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (28) 29-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/04/2016 [Fightspirit Championship] vs  [#307 MW] Matt Horwich
 
53
1
SE Jack Hermansson  (28) 14-3-0
99
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
54
1
US Brandon Halsey  (30) 9-2-0
98
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 MW] John Salter
 
55
12
UK Jack Marshman  (27) 21-6-0
93
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Thiago Santos
 
56
1
BR Vitor Miranda  (37) 12-5-0
88
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
57
1
RU Aleksei Butorin  (30) 11-1-0
87
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#108 MW] Jake Bostwick
 
58
1
US Louis Taylor  (37) 13-4-0
85
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#14 MW] David Branch
 
59
1
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#145 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
60
1
BR Caio Magalhaes  (29) 9-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 MW] Brad Tavares
 
61
1
SE Magnus Cedenblad  (34) 14-5-0
81
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#55 MW] Jack Marshman
 
62
1
RU Vladimir Mineev  (27) 8-1-0
80
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#34 LHW] Maiquel Falcao
 
63
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 [#133 MW] Bradley Scott
64
19
US Tim Williams  (30) 15-3-0
79
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#151 MW] Jay Silva
 
65
 
JP Hisaki Kato  (34) 8-2-0
78
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Ralek Gracie
 
66
3
KR Dongi Yang  (32) 13-3-0
78
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 MW] Jake Collier
 
67
1
FR Moise Rimbon  (35) 23-11-3
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#149 MW] Bruno Silva
 
68
1
US Trevor Smith  (36) 14-7-0
77
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Andrew Sanchez
 
69
1
KR Jae-Young Kim  (33) 22-11-0
77
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#319 MW] Antonio dos Santos Jr.
 
70
8
US Angel DeAnda  (31) 16-5-0
77
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Global Knockout] vs  [#322 WW] Mike Jasper
 
71
2
US Rex Harris  (34) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#136 MW] Nick Salchow
 
72
 
UK John Phillips  (31) 20-6-0
74
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Budo Warriors] vs  [#379 MW] Jose Otavio dos Santos Lacerda
 
73
 
US Jake Collier  (28) 10-3-0
74
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#185 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [Ultimate Cage Fighting Championships] vs [#63 LHW] Devin Clark
74
 
IT Mattia Schiavolin  (32) 14-2-2
73
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#188 MW] Goran Reljic
 
75
 
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (33) 16-8-0
72
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#165 MW] Igor Svirid
 
76
 
US Mike Rhodes  (27) 9-4-0
72
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#131 HW] Rakim Cleveland
 
77
 
US Daniel Madrid  (32) 13-4-0
71
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#507 WW] Daniel Hernandez
 
78
 
US Alex Nicholson  (26) 7-3-0
71
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 MW] Sam Alvey
 
79
 
US David Mitchell  (37) 22-6-0
69
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#352 MW] Andy Manzolo
 
80
 
BR Bruno Santos  (29) 15-2-0
68
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#101 MW] Vagab Vagabov
 
81
 
IT Marvin Vettori  (23) 11-3-0
68
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#48 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
82
 
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
68
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#182 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
83
1
RU Abdulsupyan Alikhanov   8-2-0
67
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#224 MW] Pavel Doroftei
 
84
14
BR Francisco France  (34) 13-5-1
66
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 MW] Anatoly Tokov
 
85
 
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
66
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#257 MW] Cody McKenzie
 
86
 
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-2
66
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#209 MW] Keith Berry
 
87
 
US Kris Hocum  (31) 9-5-0
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#241 WW] Hayward Charles
 
88
 
MM Aung La N Sang  (31) 19-10-0
63
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#47 MW] Vitaly Bigdash
 
89
 
FR Gregory Babene  (33) 18-11-0
62
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#187 MW] Emiliano Sordi
 
90
 
JP Riki Fukuda  (36) 24-8-0
62
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#279 MW] Nae Chul Kim
 
91
 
BR Paulo Thiago  (36) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#453 WW] Cheick Kone
 
92
 
RU Artem Frolov  (25) 8-0-0
61
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#241 MW] Luigi Fioravanti
 
93
 
US Elvis Mutapcic  (30) 15-5-1
61
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 MW] Anthony Smith
 
94
 
PL Marcin Naruszczka  (33) 18-5-1
61
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Filip Tomczak
 
95
 
CA Adam Hunter  (33) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#232 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
96
 
KR Young Choi  (38) 21-11-3
60
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#37 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
Next Fight: 5/20/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#37 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
97
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (25) 8-0-0
59
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#227 MW] Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#141 MW] Garreth McLellan
98
NR
AU Steve Kennedy  (33) 24-8-0
59
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Legend MMA] vs  [NR] Ben Kelleher
 
99
1
US Cory Devela  (32) 15-7-0
59
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#58 MW] Louis Taylor
 
100
1
US Jason Butcher  (32) 9-2-0
59
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#392 MW] Robert Morrow
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Michail Tsarev+, [#116] Bubba McDaniel*, [#131] Abukar Yandiev-, [#156] Mauricio Alonso-, [#174] Hayward Charles-, [#240] Thomas Robertsen-, [#241] Artur Alibulatov*, [#319] Javier Fuentes-, [#349] Balazs Kiss*, [#379] Anthony Johns!, [#398] Murad Amriev!

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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