MMA World Middleweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Robert Whittaker
20-4 (11-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
02Yoel Romero
13-3 (9-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Paulo Costa
11/30/2018
03Luke Rockhold
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
Chris Weidman
11/30/2018
04Gegard Mousasi
44-6-2 (Bellator)
W-Rafael Carvalho (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
Rory MacDonald
09/29/2018
05Chris Weidman
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
Luke Rockhold
11/30/2018
06Kelvin Gastelum
15-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
07Ronaldo Souza
25-6 (8-3 UFC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
David Branch
11/30/2018
08Derek Brunson
18-6 (9-4 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
Antonio Carlos Jr.
08/04/2018
09David Branch
22-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Thiago Santos (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
Ronaldo Souza
11/30/2018
10Paulo Henrique Costa
12-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
Yoel Romero
11/30/2018
11Isreal Adesanya
14-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Rob Wilkinson (TKO)
12Lyoto Machida
24-8 (16-8 UFC)
W-Vitor Belfort (KO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
13Uriah Hall
12-9 (5-7 UFC)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
14Thiago Santos
18-6 (10-5 UFC)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
L-David Branch (KO)
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
15Brad Tavares
17-5 (12-5 UFC)
L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
16Elias Theodorou
15-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
17Antonio Carlos Jr.
10-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
Derek Brunson
08/04/2018
18Cezar Ferreira
13-6 (9-4 UFC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
19Jack Hermansson
17-4 (4-2 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (TKO)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
W-Bradley Scott (TKO)
20Krzysztof Jotko
19-4 (6-4 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (TKO)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
L-David Branch (DEC)
Adam Yandiev
09/15/2018
21Bruno Silva
18-6 (M-1)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
W-Matheus Mussato (TKO)
22Alexander Shlemenko
56-11 (M-1)
L-Bruno Silva (KO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
23Rafael Carvalho
15-2 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Alessio Sakara (KO)
W-Melvin Manhoef (KO)
24Mamed Khalidov
34-5-2 (KSW)
L-Tomasz Narkun (SUB)
W-Borys Mankowski (DEC)
W-Luke Barnatt (KO)
25Eryk Anders
10-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
Tim Williams
08/25/2018
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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So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
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- 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.

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