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
151
2
BR Leandro Ataides  (30) 9-3-0
42
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Mohamed Ali
 
152
2
US Anthony Hernandez  (23) 5-0-0
42
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [NR] Mike Persons
 
153
2
US Brendan Allen   7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Jon Kirk
Next Fight: 6/23/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#306 MW] Eryk Anders
154
2
US Jay Silva  (35) 10-11-1
41
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#64 MW] Tim Williams
 
155
3
RU Artur Alibulatov   19-3-0
41
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#372 MW] Boris Miroshnichenko
 
156
1
US Melvin Guillard  (34) 32-17-2
41
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 MW] Chidi Njokuani
 
157
2
BR Tiago Varejao Lacerda  (27) 25-5-1
41
Last Fight: 7/01/2016 [Iron Man Championship] vs  [#637 WW] Nilton Eduardo Silva dos Santos
 
158
4
PT Ayub Gimbatov   8-1-0
41
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Dauren Ermekov
 
159
2
FR Faycal Hucin  (29) 11-4-0
41
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#62 MW] Paulo Thiago
 
160
3
UA Taras Pihynuk   13-9-0
41
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Fight Night At The Island] vs  [#268 MW] Andrew Kapel
 
161
3
US Ron Stallings  (34) 14-7-0
40
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#371 MW] Rashaun Spencer
 
162
3
BR Acacio dos Santos  (25) 9-3-0
40
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#286 MW] Quemuel Ottoni
 
163
5
BR Gilmar Dutra Lima  (32) 27-15-1
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Smash Fight] vs  [NR] Givago Francisco
 
164
2
US Oluwale Bamgbose  (29) 6-2-0
40
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Cezar Ferreira
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#71 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
165
2
US Steve Montgomery  (26) 9-5-0
40
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [House Of Fame] vs  [#129 MW] Nick Salchow
 
166
NR
US Cole Williams  (33) 10-1-0
40
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#238 MW] John Poppie
 
167
2
CA Miles Anstead  (29) 9-1-0
39
Last Fight: 10/14/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [NR] Adrian Miles
 
168
2
US Matt Horwich  (39) 29-25-1
39
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#332 MW] David Ramires
 
169
4
US Joe Vedepo  (35) 18-9-0
39
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Revolution Cage Combat] vs  [NR] Eddie Larrea
 
170
4
JP Ryo Kawamura  (35) 18-9-4
39
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Yuki Niimura
 
171
1
ZA Garreth McLellan  (35) 13-6-0
39
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#71 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
 
172
3
UK Iain Martell   12-1-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Shaun Lomas
 
173
3
US Sidiah Parker  (29) 17-6-0
38
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Jay Jackson
 
174
3
PL Maciej Rozanski   9-1-0
38
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Dmitry Voitov
 
175
4
RU Roman Kopylov   3-0-0
38
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#382 MW] Artem Shokalo
 
176
2
BR Diego Henrique da Silva  (30) 8-3-0
38
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Maxfight] vs  [NR] Valdir Silva Sabino
 
177
3
FR Xavier Foupa-Pokam  (35) 32-22-0
38
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#152 LHW] Alexey Efremov
 
178
3
RU Magomed Ismailov  (30) 11-3-0
38
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Union of Mixed Martial Arts] vs  [NR] Alexandru Iantoc
 
179
3
DE Jonas Schmitt   8-2-0
38
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Mannheim Harbor Brawl] vs  [NR] Jaroslav Altergott
 
180
5
US Chris Harris   8-1-0
37
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#84 LHW] Jordan Young
 
181
3
HR Goran Reljic  (33) 15-8-0
37
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#72 MW] Mattia Schiavolin
 
182
25
UK Mike Shipman   10-1-0
36
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Marcin Prostko
 
183
3
US Jason Norwood  (33) 16-4-0
36
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Oklahoma Charity Fight Night] vs  [NR] Christopher Anthony
 
184
3
BG Deyan Topalski   16-3-0
36
Last Fight: 8/02/2016 [Bulgarian MMA] vs  [NR] Radoslav Karashev
 
185
3
US Adam Stroup  (30) 10-4-0
36
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#106 MW] Gabriel Checco
 
186
60
RU Khalid Murtazaliev   9-2-0
36
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#73 MW] Abdulsupyan Alikhanov
 
187
108
US Moses Murrietta   5-0-0
36
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#310 MW] Andrey Seledtsov
 
188
1
RU Vladimir Katyhin  (36) 33-8-1
36
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Ambitions Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ilyas Abdulaev
 
189
18
BG Nikola Dipchikov   15-6-0
36
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#52 MW] Aleksei Butorin
 
190
 
UA Idris Gezalov  (22) 7-0-0
35
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#211 LHW] Igor Litoshik
 
191
1
SK Roland Cambal  (32) 9-2-1
35
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Markus Di Gallo
 
192
1
UK Jason Radcliffe   11-2-0
35
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Wilfried Edmund
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [CageWarriors] vs [#265 MW] Victor Cheng
193
51
BR Delson Heleno  (39) 29-10-0
35
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#89 MW] Gasan Umalatov
 
194
 
BR Eder de Souza  (34) 15-2-0
35
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Watch Out] vs  [NR] Alberto Maia
 
195
1
BG Svetlozar Savov  (28) 16-6-0
35
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [World Free Fight] vs  [NR] Jean-Francois Lenogue
 
196
1
PL Antoni Chmielewski  (35) 32-16-0
35
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#135 MW] Lukasz Bienkowski
 
197
4
US Javier Torres  (32) 10-3-0
35
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Xtreme Kombat] vs  [#612 WW] Julio Cesar Cruz
 
198
1
US Chris Bachmeier   10-1-0
35
Last Fight: 4/21/2016 [Driller Promotions] vs  [#235 LHW] Leo Bercier
 
199
1
US Keith Berry  (29) 16-13-1
34
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#82 MW] Kevin Casey
 
200
1
JP Yoshiyuki Nakanishi  (32) 16-5-0
34
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#104 WW] Ken Hasegawa
 

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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