Issue Date: 11/12/2017 (Official Release: #567)

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
1
 
CA Georges St. Pierre  (36) 26-2-0
1530
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 MW] Michael Bisping
 
2
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (26) 19-4-0
1282
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Yoel Romero
 
3
 
US Luke Rockhold  (33) 16-3-0
1077
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 MW] David Branch
 
4
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (32) 43-6-2
1068
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
 
5
 
UK Michael Bisping  (38) 30-8-0
1055
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 MW] Georges St. Pierre
Next Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
6
 
CU Yoel Romero  (40) 12-2-0
1051
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
7
 
US Chris Weidman  (33) 14-3-0
699
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
8
 
BR Ronaldo Souza  (37) 24-5-0
547
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
9
 
BR Anderson Silva  (42) 34-8-0
455
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Derek Brunson
 
10
 
US Derek Brunson  (33) 18-5-0
455
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 MW] Lyoto Machida
 
11
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (40) 26-13-0
406
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
12
 
US David Branch  (36) 21-4-0
378
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Luke Rockhold
 
13
 
PL Mamed Khalidov  (37) 34-4-2
363
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#65 MW] Borys Mankowski
 
14
 
US Kelvin Gastelum  (26) 13-3-0
360
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Chris Weidman
Next Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 MW] Michael Bisping
15
 
US Uriah Hall  (33) 13-8-0
349
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
 
16
 
US Tim Boetsch  (36) 21-11-0
346
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
17
 
US Brad Tavares  (29) 16-4-0
320
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 MW] Thales Leites
 
18
 
RU Ramazan Emeev  (30) 16-3-0
278
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Sam Alvey
 
19
 
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (33) 56-10-0
275
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
20
 
BR Thales Leites  (36) 27-8-0
270
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Brad Tavares
 
21
 
BR Thiago Santos  (33) 16-5-0
264
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 MW] Jack Hermansson
 
22
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (26) 11-0-0
260
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
23
 
PL Michal Materla  (33) 25-5-0
256
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#69 MW] Paulo Thiago
 
24
 
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (28) 19-3-0
252
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 MW] Uriah Hall
 
25
 
US Anthony Smith  (29) 28-12-0
232
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 MW] Hector Lombard
 
26
 
BR Lyoto Machida  (39) 22-8-0
224
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Derek Brunson
 
27
 
BR Rafael Carvalho  (31) 14-1-0
223
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#61 MW] Melvin Manhoef
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#42 LHW] Alessio Sakara
28
 
US Johny Hendricks  (34) 18-8-0
222
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
 
29
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (40) 13-2-0
215
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Derek Brunson
 
30
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (27) 9-2-0
205
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 MW] Jack Marshman
 
31
 
US Sam Alvey  (31) 31-10-0
192
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Ramazan Emeev
 
32
 
US Ben Askren  (33) 17-0-0
188
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#81 MW] Zebaztian Kadestam
 
33
 
US John Salter  (32) 14-3-0
172
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 MW] Kendall Grove
 
34
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (29) 13-2-0
169
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Brad Tavares
 
35
1
BR Cezar Ferreira  (32) 12-6-0
161
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
36
1
US Eryk Anders  (30) 9-0-0
151
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Rafael Natal
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#97 MW] John Phillips
37
 
RU Anatoly Tokov  (27) 25-3-0
144
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#110 MW] Francisco France
 
38
 
US Rashad Evans  (38) 21-7-1
144
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Sam Alvey
 
39
2
KR Jung Hwan Cha   13-6-3
132
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#94 MW] Young Choi
 
40
 
US Eric Spicely  (31) 10-2-0
132
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
41
1
US Trevor Smith  (36) 15-7-0
127
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
42
3
US Nate Marquardt  (38) 35-19-2
123
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 MW] Cezar Ferreira
 
43
 
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (29) 33-5-0
122
Last Fight: 8/08/2017 [League S-70] vs Unranked Opponent
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#46 MW] Albert Duraev
44
 
SE Jack Hermansson  (29) 16-4-0
120
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Thiago Santos
 
45
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (34) 27-14-0
119
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#80 MW] Brennan Ward
Next Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 WW] Lorenz Larkin
46
 
RU Albert Duraev  (28) 10-3-0
116
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#87 LHW] Clifford Starks
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#43 MW] Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
47
 
US Chris Honeycutt  (29) 10-1-0
115
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#114 MW] Kevin Casey
Next Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#67 MW] Rafael Lovato Jr.
48
 
DE Jonas Billstein  (26) 19-5-0
110
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#93 MW] Aleksei Butorin
 
49
NR
US Chidi Njokuani  (28) 17-5-0
108
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#76 MW] Hisaki Kato
50
1
US Chris Camozzi  (30) 24-13-0
103
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 MW] Trevor Smith
 

Issue Date: 11/12/2017 (Official Release: #567)

Previous Official Release: 11/05/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#186] Sergei Martynov+, [#188] Magomed Ismailov*, [#207] Levi Queen+, [#309] Mateusz Symoczko+, [#333] Stanislav Khalchevskiy*, [#338] Kristijan Perak!, [#346] Cleber Souza-, [#364] Evasio DOnofrio!, [#374] Bohumil Lungrik!, [#380] Edgar Santos-, [#392] Adria Perez Vinas!

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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