Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

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
1448
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Dan Henderson
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Georges St. Pierre
2
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (26) 19-4-0
1283
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 MW] Yoel Romero
 
3
NR
US Luke Rockhold  (32) 16-3-0
1077
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 MW] David Branch
 
4
1
NL Gegard Mousasi  (32) 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
5
1
CU Yoel Romero  (40) 12-2-0
1051
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
6
1
US Chris Weidman  (33) 14-3-0
699
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
7
1
BR Ronaldo Souza  (37) 24-5-0
571
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
 
8
1
BR Anderson Silva  (42) 34-8-0
455
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Derek Brunson
Next Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
9
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (40) 26-13-0
406
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 MW] Nate Marquardt
 
10
 
US Derek Brunson  (33) 17-5-0
399
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 MW] Daniel Kelly
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Lyoto Machida
11
3
US David Branch  (35) 21-4-0
378
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Luke Rockhold
 
12
1
PL Mamed Khalidov  (37) 34-4-2
363
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#59 MW] Borys Mankowski
 
13
1
US Kelvin Gastelum  (25) 13-3-0
360
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Chris Weidman
Next Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 MW] Anderson Silva
14
5
US Uriah Hall  (33) 13-8-0
349
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
 
15
2
US Tim Boetsch  (36) 21-11-0
346
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
16
2
BR Thales Leites  (36) 27-7-0
330
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 MW] Sam Alvey
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#27 MW] Brad Tavares
17
1
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (33) 56-9-0
277
Last Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#69 MW] Brandon Halsey
Next Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi
18
1
US Johny Hendricks  (34) 18-7-0
264
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 MW] Tim Boetsch
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#65 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
19
1
PL Michal Materla  (33) 24-5-0
258
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#37 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
20
5
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (28) 19-3-0
252
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 MW] Uriah Hall
 
21
7
US Anthony Smith  (29) 28-12-0
232
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 MW] Hector Lombard
 
22
2
BR Thiago Santos  (33) 15-5-0
225
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#57 MW] Gerald Meerschaert
 
23
2
BR Rafael Carvalho  (31) 14-1-0
223
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#53 MW] Melvin Manhoef
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#41 LHW] Alessio Sakara
24
2
US Sam Alvey  (31) 31-9-0
221
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#34 MW] Rashad Evans
 
25
2
AU Daniel Kelly  (39) 13-2-0
215
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Derek Brunson
Next Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#31 MW] Elias Theodorou
26
2
RU Ramazan Emeev  (30) 15-3-0
208
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#35 MW] Anatoly Tokov
 
27
2
US Brad Tavares  (29) 15-4-0
202
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Elias Theodorou
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 MW] Thales Leites
28
2
US Ben Askren  (33) 17-0-0
188
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#80 MW] Zebaztian Kadestam
 
29
2
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (27) 8-2-0
180
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 MW] Eric Spicely
 
30
1
US John Salter  (32) 14-3-0
172
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#55 MW] Kendall Grove
Next Fight: 11/16/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#35 MW] Anatoly Tokov
31
1
CA Elias Theodorou  (29) 13-2-0
169
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Brad Tavares
Next Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#25 MW] Daniel Kelly
32
1
US Eryk Anders  (30) 9-0-0
150
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 MW] Rafael Natal
 
33
1
BR Cezar Ferreira  (32) 11-6-0
144
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 MW] Elias Theodorou
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#37 MW] Nate Marquardt
34
1
US Rashad Evans  (37) 21-7-1
144
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 MW] Sam Alvey
 
35
1
RU Anatoly Tokov  (27) 25-3-0
143
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#102 MW] Francisco France
Next Fight: 11/16/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#30 MW] John Salter
36
1
SE Jack Hermansson  (29) 16-3-0
139
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#93 MW] Bradley Scott
 
37
1
US Nate Marquardt  (38) 35-18-2
138
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 MW] Vitor Belfort
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#33 MW] Cezar Ferreira
38
1
US Eric Spicely  (30) 10-2-0
135
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
39
1
RU Vladimir Mineev  (27) 10-1-0
134
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#120 MW] Andreas Michailidis
 
40
1
KR Jung Hwan Cha   13-6-3
132
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#110 MW] Young Choi
 
41
1
US Trevor Smith  (36) 15-7-0
127
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#48 MW] Chris Camozzi
 
42
1
BR Rafael Natal  (34) 21-9-1
123
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Eryk Anders
 
43
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (34) 27-14-0
119
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#76 MW] Brennan Ward
 
44
1
RU Albert Duraev  (28) 10-3-0
117
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#89 MW] Clifford Starks
 
45
1
US Chris Honeycutt  (29) 10-1-0
115
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#104 MW] Kevin Casey
 
46
1
RU Vyacheslav Vasilevsky  (29) 32-5-0
114
Last Fight: 8/08/2017 [League S-70] vs  [#257 MW] Luis Sergio Teotonio da Fonseca
 
47
 
BR Leonardo Leite  (39) 10-0-0
109
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#72 MW] Moise Rimbon
 
48
 
US Chris Camozzi  (30) 24-13-0
106
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 MW] Trevor Smith
 
49
 
US Andrew Sanchez  (29) 8-3-0
102
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Anthony Smith
 
50
4
CU Hector Lombard  (39) 34-8-1
101
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Anthony Smith
 

Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

Previous Official Release: 9/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#91] Alex Nicholson+, [#398] Leonardo Sinis!, [#399] Ioannis Palaiologos!

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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