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
151
1
NZ Israel Adesanya  (27) 7-0-0
43
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Murad Kuramagomedov
 
152
1
US Ryan Spann  (25) 9-4-0
43
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#107 MW] Trevin Giles
 
153
150
RU Grachik Bozinyan   5-1-0
43
Last Fight: 3/24/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#219 MW] Shamil Abdulkhalikov
 
154
2
BE Adam Mutaliev   8-3-0
43
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Lyon Fighting Challenge] vs  [#455 WW] Cheick Kone
 
155
3
US Jay Silva  (35) 10-11-1
43
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#64 MW] Tim Williams
 
156
3
PL Pawel Hadas  (31) 7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [#347 MW] Pawel Brandys
Next Fight: 4/01/2017 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs [#338 MW] Ioannis Palaiologos
157
2
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-17-2
42
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 MW] Chidi Njokuani
 
158
4
US Oluwale Bamgbose  (29) 6-2-0
42
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
159
2
BR Leandro Ataides  (30) 9-3-0
42
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Mohamed Ali
 
160
39
US Anthony Hernandez  (23) 5-0-0
42
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [NR] Mike Persons
 
161
2
RU Khalid Murtazaliev   7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#399 MW] Sergey Kalinin
 
162
4
US Josh Neer  (34) 35-16-1
42
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#40 MW] Anthony Smith
 
163
3
US Brendan Allen   7-1-0
42
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Jon Kirk
 
164
3
US Steve Montgomery  (26) 9-5-0
41
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [House Of Fame] vs  [#134 MW] Nick Salchow
 
165
3
BR Tiago Varejao Lacerda  (27) 25-5-1
41
Last Fight: 7/01/2016 [Iron Man Championship] vs  [#617 WW] Nilton Eduardo Silva dos Santos
 
166
57
GR Stamatis Morouli   10-2-0
41
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Edgar Santos
 
167
4
KZ Igor Svirid  (30) 10-4-0
41
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#135 WW] Yasubey Enomoto
 
168
4
UA Taras Pihynuk   13-9-0
41
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Fight Night At The Island] vs  [#274 MW] Andrew Kapel
 
169
2
BG Nikola Dipchikov   15-4-0
40
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Alexander Takacs
 
170
5
US Ron Stallings  (34) 14-7-0
40
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#367 MW] Rashaun Spencer
 
171
5
BR Acacio dos Santos  (25) 9-3-0
40
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#294 MW] Quemuel Ottoni
 
172
3
BR Gilmar Dutra Lima  (32) 27-15-1
40
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Smash Fight] vs  [#400 MW] Givago Francisco
 
173
5
ZA Garreth McLellan  (35) 13-6-0
40
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#72 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
 
174
4
CA Miles Anstead  (29) 9-1-0
39
Last Fight: 10/14/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [NR] Adrian Miles
 
175
4
FR Xavier Foupa-Pokam  (35) 32-22-0
39
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#125 MW] Alexey Efremov
 
176
4
US Matt Horwich  (39) 29-25-1
39
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [Professional MMA League] vs  [#330 MW] David Ramires
 
177
4
US Joe Vedepo  (35) 18-9-0
39
Last Fight: 6/11/2016 [Revolution Cage Combat] vs  [NR] Eddie Larrea
 
178
3
JP Ryo Kawamura  (35) 18-9-4
39
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Yuki Niimura
 
179
5
RU Magomed Ismailov  (30) 11-3-0
39
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Union of Mixed Martial Arts] vs  [NR] Alexandru Iantoc
 
180
4
UK Iain Martell   12-1-0
39
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Shaun Lomas
 
181
4
RU Roman Kopylov   3-0-0
38
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#388 MW] Artem Shokalo
 
182
4
BR Diego Henrique da Silva  (30) 8-3-0
38
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Maxfight] vs  [NR] Valdir Silva Sabino
 
183
4
US Sidiah Parker  (29) 17-6-0
38
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Jay Jackson
 
184
4
UK Yannick Bahati   7-2-0
38
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#291 MW] David Buirski
Next Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#265 MW] Matt Hallam
185
4
DE Jonas Schmitt   8-2-0
38
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Mannheim Harbor Brawl] vs  [NR] Jaroslav Altergott
 
186
4
US Jason Norwood  (32) 16-4-0
37
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Oklahoma Charity Fight Night] vs  [NR] Christopher Anthony
 
187
4
HR Goran Reljic  (33) 15-8-0
37
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#73 MW] Mattia Schiavolin
 
188
4
US James Austen Heidlage  (27) 9-3-0
37
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#145 MW] Chase Waldon
 
189
3
RU Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov  (25) 5-1-0
37
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#351 MW] Giorgi Lobzhanidze
 
190
3
US Chris Harris   8-1-0
37
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#109 MW] Jordan Young
 
191
3
US John Poppie  (27) 7-4-0
36
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [CES] vs  [#181 LHW] Mike Rodriguez
 
192
3
US Adam Stroup  (30) 10-4-0
36
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#110 MW] Gabriel Checco
 
193
3
US Clinton Williams  (33) 7-4-0
36
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#69 MW] Rex Harris
 
194
3
US Chris Bachmeier   10-1-0
36
Last Fight: 4/21/2016 [Driller Promotions] vs  [NR] Leo Bercier
 
195
3
BR Ildemar Alcantara  (34) 21-10-0
36
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [#113 MW] Markus Perez Echeimberg
 
196
3
RU Vladimir Katyhin  (36) 33-8-1
36
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Ambitions Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ilyas Abdulaev
 
197
3
US Javier Torres  (31) 10-3-0
35
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Xtreme Kombat] vs  [#624 WW] Julio Cesar Cruz
 
198
2
UK Jason Radcliffe   11-2-0
35
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Contenders] vs  [NR] Wilfried Edmund
 
199
4
JP Yoshiyuki Nakanishi  (31) 16-5-0
35
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#108 WW] Ken Hasegawa
 
200
3
BG Deyan Topalski   16-3-0
35
Last Fight: 8/02/2016 [Bulgarian MMA] vs  [NR] Radoslav Karashev
 

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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