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
151
17
US Jay Silva  (35) 10-11-1
43
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#64 MW] Tim Williams
 
152
 
US Ryan Spann  (25) 9-4-0
43
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#104 MW] Trevin Giles
 
153
 
US Tim Ruberg  (34) 15-3-0
43
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [NR] Antonio Gordillo
 
154
19
US Josh Neer  (33) 35-16-1
43
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#39 MW] Anthony Smith
 
155
 
NZ Israel Adesanya  (27) 7-0-0
43
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Murad Kuramagomedov
 
156
2
US Oluwale Bamgbose  (29) 6-2-0
43
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Cezar Ferreira
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#49 WW] Tom Breese
157
 
BR Leandro Ataides  (30) 9-3-0
43
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Mohamed Ali
 
158
 
PL Pawel Hadas  (31) 7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [#347 MW] Pawel Brandys
 
159
 
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-17-2
42
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 MW] Chidi Njokuani
 
160
 
BE Adam Mutaliev   8-3-0
42
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Lyon Fighting Challenge] vs  [#453 WW] Cheick Kone
 
161
 
RU Khalid Murtazaliev   7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Sergey Kalinin
 
162
 
US Brendan Allen   7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Jon Kirk
 
163
1
RS Stefan Sekulic  (25) 9-1-0
41
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [#328 MW] Sergio Souza
 
164
1
US Steve Montgomery  (26) 9-5-0
41
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [House Of Fame] vs  [#136 MW] Nick Salchow
 
165
2
KZ Igor Svirid  (30) 10-4-0
41
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#75 MW] Yasubey Enomoto
 
166
 
BR Tiago Varejao Lacerda  (27) 25-5-1
41
Last Fight: 7/01/2016 [Iron Man Championship] vs  [#597 WW] Nilton Eduardo Silva dos Santos
 
167
1
UA Taras Pihynuk   13-9-0
41
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Fight Night At The Island] vs  [#280 MW] Andrew Kapel
 
168
1
US Ron Stallings  (33) 14-7-0
40
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#376 MW] Rashaun Spencer
 
169
1
BR Acacio dos Santos  (25) 9-3-0
40
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#303 MW] Quemuel Ottoni
 
170
1
BR Gilmar Dutra Lima  (32) 27-15-1
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Smash Fight] vs  [#395 MW] Givago Francisco
 
171
1
RU Valery Myasnikov  (25) 10-1-2
40
Last Fight: 6/16/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#102 MW] Enoc Solves Torres
 
172
3
FR Xavier Foupa-Pokam  (34) 32-22-0
40
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#145 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
173
4
AW Gregory Milliard   7-3-0
39
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Redemption Fighting Championship] vs  [#298 MW] Michael Kuiper
 
174
2
RU Magomed Ismailov  (30) 10-3-0
39
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Union of Mixed Martial Arts] vs  [NR] Alexandru Iantoc
 
175
3
CA Miles Anstead  (29) 9-1-0
39
Last Fight: 10/14/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [NR] Adrian Miles
 
176
3
US Joe Vedepo  (35) 18-9-0
39
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Revolution Cage Combat] vs  [NR] Eddie Larrea
 
177
3
JP Ryo Kawamura  (35) 18-9-4
39
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Yuki Niimura
 
178
3
UK Iain Martell   12-1-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Shaun Lomas
 
179
4
BR Diego Henrique da Silva  (30) 8-3-0
38
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Maxfight] vs  [NR] Valdir Silva Sabino
 
180
4
US Sidiah Parker   16-6-0
38
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Matt Gabel
 
181
5
UK Yannick Bahati   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#293 MW] David Buirski
 
182
3
BG Nikola Dipchikov   15-4-0
38
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Alexander Takacs
 
183
4
PL Adam Zajac   9-2-1
38
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Shamkhan Barakhanov
 
184
5
AU Matthew Frincu  (23) 8-2-0
37
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Dano Moore
 
185
3
BR Alberto Emiliano Pereira  (32) 9-2-0
37
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#81 MW] Marvin Vettori
 
186
5
US Jason Norwood  (32) 16-4-0
37
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Oklahoma Charity Fight Night] vs  [NR] Christopher Anthony
 
187
3
AR Emiliano Sordi  (26) 14-6-0
37
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#89 MW] Gregory Babene
 
188
4
HR Goran Reljic  (32) 15-8-0
37
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#74 MW] Mattia Schiavolin
 
189
5
US James Austen Heidlage  (27) 9-3-0
37
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#146 MW] Chase Waldon
 
190
5
RU Ibragim Chuzhigaev   8-4-0
37
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Lee Chadwick
 
191
2
US Clinton Williams  (32) 7-4-0
37
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#71 MW] Rex Harris
 
192
4
US John Poppie  (27) 7-4-0
37
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [CES] vs  [#177 LHW] Mike Rodriguez
 
193
4
US Adam Stroup  (30) 10-4-0
37
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#113 MW] Gabriel Checco
 
194
4
RO Ion Pascu  (34) 15-6-0
37
Last Fight: 10/31/2016 [Romanian Mixed Martial Arts Federation] vs  [NR] Djordje Markovic
 
195
5
US Chris Harris   8-1-0
37
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#112 MW] Jordan Young
 
196
14
BR Ildemar Alcantara  (34) 21-10-0
36
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [#116 MW] Markus Perez Echeimberg
 
197
2
US A.J. Matthews  (29) 8-6-0
36
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#65 MW] Hisaki Kato
 
198
3
US Chris Bachmeier   10-1-0
36
Last Fight: 4/21/2016 [Driller Promotions] vs  [NR] Leo Bercier
 
199
3
JP Yoshiyuki Nakanishi  (31) 16-5-0
36
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#110 WW] Ken Hasegawa
 
200
3
RU Vladimir Katyhin  (36) 33-8-1
36
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Ambitions Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ilyas Abdulaev
 

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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