MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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

#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Robert Whittaker
20-4UFCW-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
Israel Adesanya
UFC 243
2Isreal Adesanya
17-0UFCW-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
UFC 243
3Paulo Henrique Costa
13-0UFCW-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
4Yoel Romero13-4UFCL-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
5Kelvin Gastelum15-4UFCL-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
Darren Till
UFC 244
6Jack Hermansson20-4UFCW-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-David Branch (SUB)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
Jared Cannonier
Fight Night 160
7Ronaldo Souza26-7UFCL-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
8Rafael Lovato10-0BellatorW-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-John Salter (SUB)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
9Gegard Mousasi45-7-2BellatorL-Rafael Lovato (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (TKO)
Lyoto Machida
Bellator 228
10Chris Weidman14-4UFCL-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Dominick Reyes
11Jared Cannonier12-4UFCW-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
Jack Hermansson
Fight Night 160
12Anderson Silva34-10UFCL-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
13Derek Brunson20-7UFCW-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
14Lyoto Machida26-8BellatorW-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Vitor Belfort (KO)
Gegard Mousasi
Bellator 228
15David Branch22-6UFCL-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Thiago Santos (KO)
16Uriah Hall14-9UFCW-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
17Ian Heinisch13-2UFCL-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
Brad Tavares
Fight Night 162
18Brad Tavares17-5UFCL-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
Ian Heinisch
Fight Night 162
19Elias Theodorou16-3Free AgentL-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
20Antonio Carlos Jr.10-4UFCL-Uriah Hall (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
21Marvin Vettori13-4-1UFCW-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
D-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
22Cezar Ferreira13-8UFCL-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
23Omari Akhmedov19-4-1UFCW-Zak Cummings (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (DEC)
D-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
24Krzysztof Jotko21-4UFCW-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
W-Alen Amedovski (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (TKO)
Edmen Shahbazyan
UFC 244
25Anatoly Tokov28-2BellatorW-Gerald Harris (SUB)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
W-Vladimir Filipovic (SUB)
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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