MMA World Middleweight Rankings – RankingMMA

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
01Georges St.Pierre
26-2 (20-2 UFC)
W-Michael Bisping (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
W-Nick Diaz (DEC)
02Robert Whittaker
19-4 (10-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
03Michael Bisping
30-8 (20-8 UFC)
L-Georges St.Pierre (SUB)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
Kelvin Gastelum
11/25/2017
04Luke Rockhold
16-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
05Yoel Romero
12-2 (8-1 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
06Ronaldo Souza
24-5 (7-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
07Gegard Mousasi
43-6-2 (Bellator)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
08Chris Weidman
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
09Derek Brunson
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
L-Anderson Silva (DEC)
10Lyoto Machida
22-8 (14-8 UFC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (SUB)
11Kelvin Gastelum
13-3 (8-3 UFC)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
NC-Vitor Belfort (NC)
W-Tim Kennedy (TKO)
Michael Bisping
11/25/2017
12Vitor Belfort
26-13 (15-9 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
NC-Kelvin Gastelum (NC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Uriah Hall
01/14/2018
13Alexander Shlemenko
56-10 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
W-Paul Bradley (DEC)
14Paulo Henrique Costa
11-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
15David Branch
21-4 (3-3 UFC)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Louis Taylor (SUB)
16Uriah Hall
12-8 (5-6 UFC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Vitor Belfort
01/14/2018
17Tim Boetsch
21-11 (12-10 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
18Brad Tavares
16-4 (11-4 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
19Mamed Khalidov
34-4-2 (KSW)
W-Borys Mankowski (DEC)
W-Luke Barnatt (KO)
W-Aziz Karaoglu (DEC)
20Rafael Carvalho
14-1 (Bellator)
W-Melvin Manhoef (KO)
W-Melvin Manhoef (DEC)
W-Brandon Halsey (KO)
Alessio Sakara
12/09/2017
21Krzysztof Jotko
19-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
L-David Branch (DEC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
22Thales Leites
27-8 (12-7 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
23Thiago Santos
16-5 (8-4 UFC)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (TKO)
24Elias Theodorou
14-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
25Ramazan Emeev
16-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
W-Maiquel Falcao (SUB)
26Sam Alvey
31-10 (8-5 UFC)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
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)
30Eric Spicely
10-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Alessio di Chirico (SUB)
W-Thiago Santos (SUB)
Gerald Meerschaert
12/01/2017
31Anthony Smith
27-13 (3-3 UFC)
W-Hector Lombard (KO)
W-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Elvis Mutapcic (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)
35Michal Materla
25-5 (KSW)
W-Paulo Thiago (TKO)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Antoni Chmielewski (TKO)
36Nate Marquardt
35-19-2 (13-12 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
L-Vitor Belfort (DEC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
37Eryk Anders
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
W-Brendan Allen (DEC)
W-Jon Kirk (TKO)
John Phillips
12/09/2017
38Andrew Sanchez
9-3 (2-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
Ryan Janes
12/01/2017
39Trevor Smith
15-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
40John Salter
15-3 (Bellator)
W-Jason Radcliffe (SUB)
W-Kendall Grove (SUB)
W-Claudio Annicchiarico (SUB)
41Martin Vettori
12-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
42Jack Hermansson
16-4 (3-2 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (SUB)
W-Bradley Scott (TKO)
W-Alex Nicholson (TKO)
43Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
31-5 (M-1)
W-Luis Melo (TKO)
W-Will Noland (SUB)
W-Ibragim Chuzhigaev (SUB)
Albert Duraev
12/23/2017
44Anatoly Tokov
25-3 (Bellator)
W-Francisco France (TKO)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Vladimir Filipovic (DEC)
45Chris Honeycutt
10-1 (Bellator)
W-Kevin Casey (TKO)
W-Ben Reiter (DEC)
W-Mikkel Parlo (DEC)
Rafael Lovato
12/01/2017
46Bruno Santos
16-2 (PFL)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Vagab Vagabov (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
47Jack Marshman
22-7 (2-2 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Jr. (SUB)
W-Ryan Janes (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
48Magnus Cedenblad
14-5 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Marshman (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
49Albert Duraev
10-3 (Free Agent)
W-Cliffor Starks (SUB)
W-Michail Tsarev (TKO)
W-Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov (SUB)
50Melvin Manhoef
30-14-1 (Bellator)
L-Rafael Carvalho (KO)
L-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Hisaki Kato (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
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
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- Strength of competition
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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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