Issue Date: 4/15/2018 (Official Release: #590)

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
1532
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Michael Bisping
 
2
 
AU Robert Whittaker  (27) 19-4-0
1285
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Yoel Romero
Next Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs [#3 MW] Yoel Romero
3
 
CU Yoel Romero  (40) 13-2-0
1285
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Luke Rockhold
Next Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 MW] Robert Whittaker
4
 
NL Gegard Mousasi  (32) 43-6-2
1069
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
Next Fight: 5/25/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#25 MW] Rafael Carvalho
5
 
US Kelvin Gastelum  (26) 14-3-0
932
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 MW] Michael Bisping
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 MW] Ronaldo Souza
6
 
US Luke Rockhold  (33) 16-4-0
840
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 MW] Yoel Romero
 
7
 
UK Michael Bisping  (39) 30-9-0
791
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
8
 
US Chris Weidman  (33) 14-3-0
701
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
9
 
BR Ronaldo Souza  (38) 25-5-0
668
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Derek Brunson
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#5 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
10
 
BR Anderson Silva  (43) 34-8-0
409
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 MW] Derek Brunson
 
11
 
BR Vitor Belfort  (41) 26-13-0
407
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Nate Marquardt
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#22 MW] Lyoto Machida
12
5
US Brad Tavares  (30) 17-4-0
402
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
 
13
1
US Derek Brunson  (34) 18-6-0
398
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#9 MW] Ronaldo Souza
 
14
1
US David Branch  (36) 21-4-0
378
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Luke Rockhold
Next Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs [#17 MW] Thiago Santos
15
1
US Uriah Hall  (33) 13-8-0
350
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 MW] Krzysztof Jotko
 
16
13
BR Antonio Carlos Jr.  (28) 10-2-0
342
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#21 MW] Tim Boetsch
 
17
1
BR Thiago Santos  (34) 18-5-0
341
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#33 MW] Anthony Smith
Next Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs [#14 MW] David Branch
18
 
RU Ramazan Emeev  (30) 16-3-0
278
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 LHW] Sam Alvey
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Alberto Mina
19
 
BR Thales Leites  (36) 27-8-0
266
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 MW] Brad Tavares
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#46 MW] Jack Hermansson
20
 
BR Paulo Henrique Costa  (26) 11-0-0
261
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
21
6
US Tim Boetsch  (37) 21-12-0
255
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#16 MW] Antonio Carlos Jr.
 
22
1
BR Lyoto Machida  (39) 23-8-0
254
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#36 MW] Eryk Anders
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#11 MW] Vitor Belfort
23
 
PL Mamed Khalidov  (37) 34-5-2
252
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [KSW] vs  [#9 LHW] Tomasz Narkun
 
24
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (31) 19-7-0
247
Last Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#41 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
25
 
BR Rafael Carvalho  (31) 15-1-0
244
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#124 MW] Alessio Sakara
Next Fight: 5/25/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi
26
 
CA Elias Theodorou  (29) 14-2-0
243
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 MW] Daniel Kelly
Next Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#44 MW] Trevor Smith
27
5
PL Krzysztof Jotko  (28) 19-4-0
235
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#12 MW] Brad Tavares
 
28
1
RU Alexander Shlemenko  (33) 56-10-0
222
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 MW] Gegard Mousasi
 
29
1
US Johny Hendricks  (34) 18-8-0
215
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 MW] Paulo Henrique Costa
 
30
 
UK Scott Askham  (29) 16-4-0
206
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [KSW] vs  [#34 MW] Michal Materla
 
31
 
US C.B. Dollaway  (34) 18-8-0
187
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#61 MW] Hector Lombard
 
32
 
AU Daniel Kelly  (40) 13-3-0
185
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 MW] Elias Theodorou
Next Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Tom Breese
33
 
US Anthony Smith  (29) 28-13-0
182
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Thiago Santos
Next Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs [#25 LHW] Rashad Evans
34
1
PL Michal Materla  (34) 25-6-0
172
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [KSW] vs  [#30 MW] Scott Askham
 
35
1
US John Salter  (33) 15-3-0
171
Last Fight: 11/16/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Jason Radcliffe
Next Fight: 4/28/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#43 MW] Rafael Lovato Jr.
36
 
US Eryk Anders  (30) 10-1-0
168
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#22 MW] Lyoto Machida
 
37
 
BR Cezar Ferreira  (33) 12-7-0
161
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Nate Marquardt
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#79 MW] Karl Roberson
38
 
RU Albert Duraev  (29) 11-3-0
159
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#62 MW] Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
 
39
 
US Gerald Meerschaert  (30) 27-9-0
144
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 MW] Eric Spicely
 
40
 
RU Vladimir Mineev  (28) 10-1-0
135
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#132 MW] Andreas Michailidis
 
41
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (34) 27-15-0
134
Last Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 MW] Lorenz Larkin
 
42
 
RU Anatoly Tokov  (28) 25-3-0
130
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#144 MW] Francisco France
 
43
 
US Rafael Lovato Jr.  (34) 7-0-0
130
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#59 MW] Chris Honeycutt
Next Fight: 4/28/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#35 MW] John Salter
44
 
US Trevor Smith  (37) 15-7-0
128
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#54 MW] Chris Camozzi
Next Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#26 MW] Elias Theodorou
45
 
US Chidi Njokuani  (29) 18-5-0
128
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#106 MW] Hisaki Kato
 
46
 
SE Jack Hermansson  (29) 16-4-0
120
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 MW] Thiago Santos
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs [#19 MW] Thales Leites
47
 
DE Jonas Billstein  (26) 19-5-0
111
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#127 MW] Aleksei Butorin
Next Fight: 5/19/2018 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs [#87 MW] Mattia Schiavolin
48
 
PL Piotr Strus  (29) 12-3-2
102
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#164 MW] Nikola Dipchikov
 
49
14
NZ Israel Adesanya  (28) 12-0-0
100
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#63 MW] Marvin Vettori
 
50
 
RU Artem Frolov  (26) 10-0-0
98
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#120 MW] Caio Magalhaes
 

Issue Date: 4/15/2018 (Official Release: #590)

Previous Official Release: 4/08/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#79] Dricus Du Plessis-, [#266] Scott Futrell-, [#332] Evgeny Belyaev-, [#396] Jamie Pickett!, [#398] Nae Chul Kim!, [#399] Ryan Erickson!, [#400] Luiz Jorge Dutra Jr.!

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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