Issue Date: 8/28/2016 (Official Release: #502)

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
US Trevor Smith  (35) 14-6-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#114 MW] Joe Gigliotti
 
52
1
KR Jung Hwan Cha   12-6-3
93
Last Fight: 1/31/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#94 MW] Riki Fukuda
 
53
1
UK Scott Askham  (28) 14-2-0
93
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#177 MW] Chris Dempsey
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#46 MW] Jack Hermansson
54
1
KR Dongi Yang  (31) 13-3-0
89
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 MW] Jake Collier
 
55
1
BR Vitor Miranda  (37) 12-5-0
88
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
56
1
RU Vitaly Bigdash  (32) 8-0-0
86
Last Fight: 10/09/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#137 MW] Igor Svirid
 
57
1
US Louis Taylor  (37) 13-3-0
85
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#385 MW] Phil Hawes
 
58
1
US David Mitchell  (36) 20-6-0
82
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#232 MW] Dervin Lopez
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs [NR] Richard Blake
59
34
JP Ken Hasegawa  (29) 13-1-1
81
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#133 MW] Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
 
60
NR
IT Marvin Vettori  (22) 11-2-0
81
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#159 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
 
61
2
US John Howard  (33) 24-12-0
80
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#307 MW] Michael Arrant
 
62
4
BR Caio Magalhaes  (28) 9-2-0
79
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#47 MW] Josh Samman
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Brad Tavares
63
3
BR Francisco France  (33) 13-4-1
79
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 MW] Kendall Grove
 
64
3
US Daniel Madrid  (32) 13-4-0
79
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#271 MW] Daniel Hernandez
 
65
3
KR Jae-Young Kim  (32) 21-11-0
78
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [Top Fighting Championship] vs  [#296 MW] Matt Horwich
 
66
3
UK Jake Bostwick   17-8-0
76
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [Phoenix Fight Night] vs  [#158 MW] Costello Van Steenis
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#209 MW] Danny Mitchell
67
3
US Rex Harris  (33) 10-2-0
76
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#135 MW] Nick Salchow
 
68
3
UK Jack Marshman  (26) 20-5-0
75
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#260 MW] Christopher Jacquelin
 
69
3
US Angel DeAnda  (31) 15-5-0
75
Last Fight: 5/19/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#174 MW] Justin Baesman
 
70
3
FR Faycal Hucin  (28) 11-3-0
75
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#355 MW] Baudin Egoluev
 
71
3
UK John Phillips  (31) 19-6-0
74
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#84 MW] Cheick Kone
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#125 MW] Andy DeVent
72
3
US Chris Honeycutt  (28) 8-1-0
74
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#104 MW] Mikkel Parlo
 
73
3
US Jake Collier  (27) 10-3-0
73
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#159 MW] Alberto Emiliano Pereira
 
74
2
KR Young Choi  (38) 21-10-3
73
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#243 MW] Dong Sik Yoon
 
75
4
UK Tom Watson  (34) 17-9-0
72
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
76
2
US Ben Reiter  (29) 17-1-1
71
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#144 MW] A.J. Matthews
 
77
2
US Mike Rhodes  (26) 9-4-0
71
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#194 MW] Rakim Cleveland
 
78
2
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (26) 5-2-0
70
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 MW] Daniel Kelly
 
79
2
US Elvis Mutapcic  (30) 15-4-1
69
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#86 MW] Kevin Casey
 
80
1
US Alex Nicholson  (26) 7-2-0
68
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#192 MW] Devin Clark
 
81
1
RU Muslim Khizriev   8-1-0
68
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#169 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
82
1
US Tim Williams  (30) 13-3-0
68
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#116 MW] Nah-Shon Burrell
 
83
1
CA Ryan Machan  (33) 24-9-0
66
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#301 WW] Cody McKenzie
 
84
1
FR Cheick Kone  (32) 15-4-0
66
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [NR] Amilcar Alves
 
85
1
JP Hisaki Kato  (33) 6-2-0
66
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#276 MW] Yuta Watanabe
 
86
13
US Kevin Casey  (35) 9-5-1
66
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Sam Alvey
 
87
2
US Cory Devela  (32) 15-7-0
65
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#57 MW] Louis Taylor
 
88
2
RU Vagab Vagabov  (30) 20-0-0
64
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#196 MW] Nikos Sokolis
 
89
2
US Kris Hocum  (31) 9-5-0
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [#106 MW] Hayward Charles
 
90
2
RU Shamil Abdulkhalikov  (27) 12-3-0
63
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#303 MW] Rahman Dzhanaev
 
91
2
RU Salamu Abdurahmanov   7-1-0
63
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#120 MW] Delson Heleno
 
92
2
US Chase Waldon   10-1-0
63
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#190 MW] James Austen Heidlage
 
93
2
RU Alexey Efremov  (29) 17-5-0
62
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#156 MW] Xavier Foupa-Pokam
 
94
2
JP Riki Fukuda  (35) 23-8-0
62
Last Fight: 1/31/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#52 MW] Jung Hwan Cha
 
95
1
CA Adam Hunter  (32) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Gladiators of the Cage] vs  [#177 MW] Chris Dempsey
 
96
 
BR Bruno Silva  (27) 15-5-0
60
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#163 MW] Tiago Varejao Lacerda
 
97
2
BR Andre Luis Leal Lobato  (31) 24-6-0
59
Last Fight: 8/22/2015 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#396 MW] Alexandre Hoffmann
 
98
 
US Bubba McDaniel  (33) 27-10-0
59
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#149 LHW] Kenyon Jackson
 
99
64
RU Alexei Ivanov  (29) 8-2-0
58
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#251 MW] Jesse Juarez
 
100
1
PL Marcin Naruszczka  (33) 16-5-1
58
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#354 MW] Pawel Brandys
 

Issue Date: 8/28/2016 (Official Release: #502)

Previous Official Release: 8/21/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#78] Marcin Prachnio+, [#198] Anderson de Queiroz Diniz-, [#221] Jose Aparecido Santos Gomes+, [#286] Andy Murad-, [#348] Sergey Guzev*, [#398] Maurice Salmon!, [#400] Sadibou Sy!

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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