Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
CA Georges St. Pierre  (36) 26-2-0
1532
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Michael Bisping
 
2
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (27) 19-4-0
1283
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 MW] Yoel Romero
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs [#3 MW] Luke Rockhold
3
 
US Luke Rockhold  (33) 16-3-0
1078
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] David Branch
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
4
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (32) 43-6-2
1068
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
 
5
 
CU Yoel Romero  (40) 12-2-0
1052
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#13 MW] David Branch
6
 
US Kelvin Gastelum  (26) 14-3-0
932
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Michael Bisping
 
7
 
UK Michael Bisping  (38) 30-9-0
790
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
8
 
US Chris Weidman  (33) 14-3-0
700
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
9
 
BR Ronaldo Souza  (38) 24-5-0
521
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#11 MW] Derek Brunson
10
 
BR Anderson Silva  (42) 34-8-0
456
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] Derek Brunson
 
11
 
US Derek Brunson  (34) 18-5-0
456
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#40 MW] Lyoto Machida
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 MW] Ronaldo Souza
12
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (40) 26-13-0
407
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Nate Marquardt
 
13
 
US David Branch  (36) 21-4-0
378
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Luke Rockhold
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#5 MW] Yoel Romero
14
 
PL Mamed Khalidov  (37) 34-4-2
363
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#70 WW] Borys Mankowski
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [KSW] vs [#17 LHW] Tomasz Narkun
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  (30) 16-4-0
324
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 MW] Thales Leites
 
18
 
RU Ramazan Emeev  (30) 16-3-0
278
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Sam Alvey
 
19
 
BR Thales Leites  (36) 27-8-0
266
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Brad Tavares
 
20
 
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (33) 56-10-0
264
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
21
 
BR Thiago Santos  (34) 16-5-0
263
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 MW] Jack Hermansson
Next Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#27 MW] Anthony Smith
22
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (26) 11-0-0
261
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
23
 
PL Michal Materla  (33) 25-5-0
253
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
 
BR Rafael Carvalho  (31) 15-1-0
244
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#112 MW] Alessio Sakara
 
26
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (29) 14-2-0
242
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Daniel Kelly
 
27
 
US Anthony Smith  (29) 28-12-0
232
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 MW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#21 MW] Thiago Santos
28
 
US Johny Hendricks  (34) 18-8-0
222
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
 
29
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (27) 9-2-0
205
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#60 MW] Jack Marshman
 
30
 
US Sam Alvey  (31) 31-10-0
192
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Ramazan Emeev
 
31
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (40) 13-3-0
189
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 MW] Elias Theodorou
 
32
 
US John Salter  (32) 15-3-0
172
Last Fight: 11/16/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#391 MW] Jason Radcliffe
 
33
 
US Eryk Anders  (30) 10-0-0
167
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#83 MW] Markus Perez
Next Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#40 MW] Lyoto Machida
34
 
BR Cezar Ferreira  (32) 12-6-0
161
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Nate Marquardt
 
35
 
RU Albert Duraev  (29) 11-3-0
159
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#66 MW] Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
 
36
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (34) 27-14-0
154
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#79 MW] Brennan Ward
Next Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 WW] Lorenz Larkin
37
 
US Rashad Evans  (38) 21-7-1
146
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Sam Alvey
 
38
 
RU Anatoly Tokov  (27) 25-3-0
143
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#117 MW] Francisco France
 
39
1
US Gerald Meerschaert  (30) 27-9-0
142
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 MW] Eric Spicely
 
40
1
BR Lyoto Machida  (39) 22-8-0
141
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] Derek Brunson
Next Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#33 MW] Eryk Anders
41
 
US Rafael Lovato Jr.  (34) 7-0-0
130
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 MW] Chris Honeycutt
 
42
 
US Trevor Smith  (37) 15-7-0
128
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
43
 
US Chidi Njokuani  (29) 18-5-0
128
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#98 MW] Hisaki Kato
 
44
 
KR Jung Hwan Cha   13-6-3
124
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#87 MW] Young Choi
 
45
 
SE Jack Hermansson  (29) 16-4-0
120
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Thiago Santos
 
46
 
DE Jonas Billstein  (26) 19-5-0
111
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#122 MW] Aleksei Butorin
 
47
 
US C.B. Dollaway  (34) 16-8-0
104
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 LHW] Ed Herman
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#51 MW] Hector Lombard
48
2
RU Vladimir Mineev  (27) 10-1-0
102
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#126 MW] Andreas Michailidis
 
49
1
PL Piotr Strus  (29) 12-3-2
102
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#157 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
50
1
US Eric Spicely  (31) 10-3-0
102
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [UFC] vs  [#39 MW] Gerald Meerschaert
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#182] Pawel Hadas*, [#337] Bakhtiyar Abbasov*, [#387] David Christiansen*, [#397] Joseph Creer!

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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