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MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Robert Whittaker
19-4 (10-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
02Yoel Romero
13-2 (9-1 UFC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
03Ronaldo Souza
25-5 (8-2 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
04Luke Rockhold
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
05Gegard Mousasi
43-6-2 (Bellator)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
06Chris Weidman
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
07Kelvin Gastelum
14-3 (9-3 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
NC-Vitor Belfort (NC)
08Michael Bisping
30-9 (20-9 UFC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (KO)
L-Georges St.Pierre (SUB)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
09Derek Brunson
18-6 (9-4 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
10Lyoto Machida
23-8 (15-8 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
Vitor Belfort
05/12/2018
11Vitor Belfort
26-13 (15-9 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
NC-Kelvin Gastelum (NC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Lyoto Machida
05/12/2018
12Paulo Henrique Costa
11-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
Uriah Hall
04/21/2018
13Alexander Shlemenko
56-10 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
W-Paul Bradley (DEC)
14David Branch
21-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Louis Taylor (SUB)
Thiago Santos
04/21/2018
15Uriah Hall
12-8 (5-6 UFC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Paulo Costa
04/21/2018
16Thiago Santos
17-5 (9-4 UFC)
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
David Branch
04/21/2018
17Tim Boetsch
21-11 (12-10 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
Antonio Carlos Jr.
04/14/2018
18Brad Tavares
16-4 (11-4 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
Krzysztof Jotko
04/14/2018
19Krzysztof Jotko
19-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
L-David Branch (DEC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
Brad Tavares
04/14/2018
20Rafael Carvalho
15-1 (Bellator)
W-Alessio Sakara (KO)
W-Melvin Manhoef (KO)
W-Melvin Manhoef (DEC)
21Mamed Khalidov
34-4-2 (KSW)
W-Borys Mankowski (DEC)
W-Luke Barnatt (KO)
W-Aziz Karaoglu (DEC)
22Thales Leites
27-8 (12-7 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
23Elias Theodorou
14-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
24Eryk Anders
10-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
25Ramazan Emeev
16-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
W-Maiquel Falcao (SUB)
Alberto Mina
05/12/2018
26Sam Alvey
31-10 (8-5 UFC)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
Marcin Prachnio
02/24/2018
27Cezar Ferreira
12-6 (8-4 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
28Daniel Kelly
13-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
29Antonio Carlos Jr.
9-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
Tim Boetsch
04/14/2018
30Anthony Smith
28-13 (4-3 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (KO)
W-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
31Michal Materla
25-5 (KSW)
W-Paulo Thiago (TKO)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Antoni Chmielewski (TKO)
32Rashad Evans
19-7-1 (14-7-1 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (KO)
33Johny Hendricks
18-8 (13-8 UFC)
L-Paulo Henrique Costa (TKO)
L-Tim Boetsch (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (DEC)
34Hector Lombard
34-8-1 (3-6 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
L-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Dan Henderson (KO)
C.B. Dollaway
03/03/2018
35Jack Hermansson
16-4 (3-2 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
W-Bradley Scott (TKO)
W-Alex Nicholson (TKO)
36John Salter
15-3 (Bellator)
W-Jason Radcliffe (SUB)
W-Kendall Grove (SUB)
W-Claudio Annicchiarico (SUB)
37Gerald Meerschaert
27-9 (3-1 UFC)
W-Eric Spicely (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Ryan Janes (SUB)
38Jack Marshman
22-7 (2-2 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Ryan Janes (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
Elizeu Zaleski
03/17/2018
39Ryan Janes
10-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
L-Jack Marshman (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
40Andrew Sanchez
9-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (TKO)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
41Trevor Smith
15-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
42Omari Akhmedov
17-4-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
D-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
43Martin Vettori
12-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
Omari Akhmedov
12/30/2017
44Anatoly Tokov
25-3 (Bellator)
W-Francisco France (TKO)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Vladimir Filipovic (DEC)
45Rafael Lovato
7-0 (Bellator)
W-Chris Honeycutt (DEC)
W-Mike Rhodes (SUB)
W-Charles Hackmann (TKO)
46Eric Spicely
10-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Alessio di Chirico (SUB)
47Karl Roberson
6-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
W-Ryan Spann (KO)
W-Derrick Brown (SUB)
48Oskar Piechota
11-0-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Tim Williams (KO)
W-Jonathan Wilson (DEC)
W-Jason Radcliffe (TKO)
49Isreal Adesanya
12-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Rob Wilkinson (TKO)
W-Stuart Dare (KO)
W-Melvin Guillard (TKO)
50Trevin Giles
11-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Braga Neto (KO)
W-James Bochnovic (KO)
W-Ryan Spann (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Georges St.Pierre
26-2 (20-2 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
W-Nick Diaz (DEC)
Anderson Silva
34-8 (17-4 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
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Here is our rankings criteria:
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- Performance against top competition
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- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
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