Issue Date: 7/23/2017 (Official Release: #551)

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
 
UK Michael Bisping  (38) 30-7-0
1449
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Dan Henderson
 
2
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (26) 19-4-0
1283
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 MW] Yoel Romero
 
3
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (31) 42-6-2
1068
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Chris Weidman
Next Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#17 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
4
 
CU Yoel Romero  (40) 12-2-0
1052
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
5
 
US Luke Rockhold  (32) 15-3-0
1003
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 MW] Michael Bisping
 
6
1
US Chris Weidman  (33) 14-3-0
700
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
7
1
BR Ronaldo Souza  (37) 24-5-0
594
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
8
 
BR Anderson Silva  (42) 34-8-0
455
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] Derek Brunson
 
9
 
US David Branch  (35) 21-3-0
415
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
 
10
1
BR Vitor Belfort  (40) 26-13-0
407
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
11
1
US Derek Brunson  (33) 17-5-0
399
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Daniel Kelly
 
12
1
PL Mamed Khalidov  (37) 34-4-2
363
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#56 MW] Borys Mankowski
 
13
3
US Kelvin Gastelum  (25) 13-3-0
360
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Chris Weidman
 
14
 
US Tim Boetsch  (36) 21-11-0
346
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
15
 
BR Thales Leites  (35) 27-7-0
330
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 MW] Sam Alvey
 
16
 
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (27) 19-2-0
312
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 MW] David Branch
 
17
 
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (33) 56-9-0
276
Last Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#59 MW] Brandon Halsey
Next Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#3 MW] Gegard Mousasi
18
 
US Johny Hendricks  (33) 18-7-0
264
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 MW] Tim Boetsch
 
19
 
PL Michal Materla  (33) 24-5-0
258
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#42 MW] Rousimar Palhares
 
20
 
US Uriah Hall  (32) 12-8-0
243
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
21
 
BR Thiago Santos  (33) 15-5-0
225
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 MW] Gerald Meerschaert
 
22
 
BR Rafael Carvalho  (30) 14-1-0
222
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 MW] Melvin Manhoef
 
23
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (39) 13-2-0
215
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] Derek Brunson
 
24
 
RU Ramazan Emeev  (30) 15-3-0
207
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#35 MW] Anatoly Tokov
 
25
 
US Brad Tavares  (29) 15-4-0
202
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Elias Theodorou
 
26
 
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (27) 8-2-0
180
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 MW] Eric Spicely
 
27
 
US Anthony Smith  (28) 27-12-0
177
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#49 MW] Andrew Sanchez
 
28
 
US John Salter  (32) 14-3-0
171
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 MW] Kendall Grove
 
29
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (29) 13-2-0
169
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Brad Tavares
 
30
 
US Sam Alvey  (31) 30-9-0
167
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 MW] Thales Leites
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs [#33 MW] Rashad Evans
31
 
US Ben Askren  (33) 16-0-0
164
Last Fight: 5/26/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#206 MW] Agilan Thani
 
32
127
US Eryk Anders   8-0-0
150
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#40 MW] Rafael Natal
 
33
 
US Rashad Evans  (37) 21-6-1
144
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 MW] Daniel Kelly
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs [#30 MW] Sam Alvey
34
 
BR Cezar Ferreira  (32) 11-6-0
143
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Elias Theodorou
 
35
 
RU Anatoly Tokov  (27) 25-3-0
142
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#98 MW] Francisco France
 
36
 
US Nate Marquardt  (38) 35-18-2
138
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Vitor Belfort
 
37
 
US Eric Spicely  (30) 10-2-0
135
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
38
 
KR Jung Hwan Cha   13-6-3
132
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#103 MW] Young Choi
 
39
 
DE Aziz Karaoglu  (40) 9-7-0
128
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#12 MW] Mamed Khalidov
 
40
8
BR Rafael Natal  (34) 21-9-1
127
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Eryk Anders
 
41
1
US Trevor Smith  (36) 15-7-0
127
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#47 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
42
1
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 19-8-0
126
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#155 MW] Alexei Ivanov
 
43
 
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (29) 31-5-0
122
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#172 MW] Will Noland
 
44
2
SE Jack Hermansson  (29) 15-3-0
120
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#90 MW] Alex Nicholson
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs [#78 MW] Bradley Scott
45
1
RU Kurban Omarov   8-0-0
114
Last Fight: 5/25/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#67 MW] Artur Astakhov
 
46
1
CU Hector Lombard  (39) 34-7-1
114
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
47
1
US Chris Camozzi  (30) 24-13-0
109
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 MW] Trevor Smith
 
48
1
BR Leonardo Leite  (39) 10-0-0
109
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#71 MW] Moise Rimbon
 
49
1
US Andrew Sanchez  (29) 8-3-0
102
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Anthony Smith
 
50
1
NL Melvin Manhoef  (41) 30-14-1
99
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 MW] Rafael Carvalho
 

Issue Date: 7/23/2017 (Official Release: #551)

Previous Official Release: 7/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#137] Ryan Spann+, [#395] Jose Alfredo Leija!, [#396] Gerardo Julio Gallegos!, [#397] Antonio Gordillo!, [#398] Alik Tseiko!, [#399] Michael Lombardo!, [#400] Leonardo Sinis!

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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