MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Robert Whittaker
20-4 (11-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
2Yoel Romero
13-3 (9-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Paulo Costa
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
3Luke Rockhold
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
4Kelvin Gastelum
15-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
Israel Adesanya
UFC 236
04/13/2019
5Ronaldo Souza
26-6 (9-3 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
6Gegard Mousasi
45-6-2 (Bellator)
W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
7Chris Weidman
14-4 (10-4 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
8Isreal Adesanya
16-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (DEC)
Kelvin Gastelum
UFC 236
04/13/2019
9Paulo Henrique Costa
12-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
Yoel Romero
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
10Anderson Silva
34-9 (17-5 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
Jared Cannonier
UFC 237
05/11/2019
11Derek Brunson
18-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
Elias Theodorou
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
12Lyoto Machida
25-8 (Bellator)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Vitor Belfort (KO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
13Uriah Hall
13-9 (6-7 UFC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
14Jared Cannonier
11-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
Anderson Silva
UFC 237
05/11/2019
15David Branch
22-5 (4-4 UFC)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
Jack Hermansson
UFC on ESPN 2
03/30/2019
16Brad Tavares
17-5 (12-5 UFC)
L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
17Antonio Carlos Jr.
10-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
18Elias Theodorou
16-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
Derek Brunson
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
19Bruno Silva
19-6 (M-1)
W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
20Ian Heinisch
12-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Justin Sumter (KO)
W-Gabriel Checco (KO)
21Cezar Ferreira
13-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
22Anatoly Tokov
27-2 (Bellator)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
W-Vladimir Filipovic (SUB)
W-Francisco France (TKO)
23Alexander Shlemenko
57-12 (M-1)
W-Jonas Billstein (SUB)
L-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (KO)
24Rafael Lovato
9-0 (Bellator)
W-John Salter (SUB)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
W-Chris Honeycutt (DEC)
25Jack Hermansson
18-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Thales Leites (TKO)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
David Branch
UFC on ESPN 2
03/30/2019
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- 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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

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