MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Michael Bisping
30-7 (20-7 UFC)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
Georges St.Pierre
11/04/2017
02Robert Whittaker
19-4 (10-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
03Luke Rockhold
15-3 (5-2 UFC)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Lyoto Machida (SUB)
David Branch
09/16/2017
04Yoel Romero
12-2 (8-1 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
05Ronaldo Souza
24-5 (7-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
06Gegard Mousasi
42-6-2 (Bellator)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
Alexander Shlemenko
10/20/2017
07Chris Weidman
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
08Kelvin Gastelum
13-3 (8-3 UFC)
L-Chris Weidman (SUB)
NC-Vitor Belfort (NC)
W-Tim Kennedy (TKO)
Anderson Silva
11/25/2017
09Anderson Silva
34-8 (17-4 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
Kelvin Gastelum
11/25/2017
10Derek Brunson
17-5 (8-3 UFC)
W-Daniel Kelly (KO)
L-Anderson Silva (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
Lyoto Machida
10/27/2017
11Vitor Belfort
26-13 (15-9 UFC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
NC-Kelvin Gastelum (NC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
12David Branch
21-3 (3-2 UFC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Louis Taylor (SUB)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (DEC)
Luke Rockhold
09/16/2017
13Alexander Shlemenko
56-9 (Bellator)
W-Brandon Halsey (TKO)
W-Paul Bradley (DEC)
W-Kendall Grove (TKO)
Gegard Mousasi
10/20/2017
14Mamed Khalidov
34-4-2 (KSW)
W-Borys Mankowski (DEC)
W-Luke Barnatt (KO)
W-Aziz Karaoglu (DEC)
15Krzysztof Jotko
19-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-David Branch (DEC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
Uriah Hall
09/16/2017
16Thales Leites
27-7 (12-6 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (SUB)
Brad Tavares
10/07/2017
17Tim Boetsch
21-11 (12-10 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
18Brad Tavares
15-4 (10-4 UFC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (KO)
Thales Leites
10/07/2017
19Rafael Carvalho
14-1 (Bellator)
W-Melvin Manhoef (KO)
W-Melvin Manhoef (DEC)
W-Brandon Halsey (KO)
Alessio Sakara
12/09/2017
20Uriah Hall
11-8 (4-6 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Krzysztof Jotko
09/16/2017
21Sam Alvey
31-9 (8-4 UFC)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
22Johny Hendricks
18-7 (13-7 UFC)
L-Tim Boetsch (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (DEC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
Paulo Henrique Costa
11/04/2017
23Hector Lombard
34-7-1 (3-5 UFC)
L-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Dan Henderson (KO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
Anthony Smith
09/16/2017
24Daniel Kelly
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
Elias Theodorou
11/19/2017
25Antonio Carlos Jr.
8-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Leonardo Guimaraes (SUB)
Jack Marshman
10/27/2017
26Eric 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
27Thiago Santos
15-5 (7-4 UFC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (TKO)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
Jack Hermansson
10/28/2017
28Elias Theodorou
13-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
Daniel Kelly
11/19/2017
29Nate Marquardt
35-18-2 (13-11 UFC)
L-Vitor Belfort (DEC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
Cezar Ferreira
11/11/2017
30Paulo Henrique Costa
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Adriano Silverio (KO)
Johny Hendricks
11/04/2017
31John Salter
14-3 (Bellator)
W-Kendall Grove (SUB)
W-Claudio Annicchiarico (SUB)
W-Brandon Halsey (SUB)
32Eryk Anders
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
W-Brendan Allen (DEC)
W-Jon Kirk (TKO)
33Rafael Natal
20-9-1 (8-7-1 UFC)
L-Eryk Anders (KO)
L-Tim Boetsch (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
34Rashad Evans
19-7-1 (14-7-1 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (KO)
35Cezar Ferreira
11-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
Nate Marquardt
11/11/2017
36Anthony Smith
26-13 (2-3)
W-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Elvis Mutapcic (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
Hector Lombard
09/16/2017
37Andrew Sanchez
9-3 (2-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
Ryan Janes
12/01/2017
38Jack Hermansson
16-3 (3-1 UFC)
W-Bradley Scott (TKO)
W-Alex Nicholson (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (SUB)
Thiago Santos
10/28/2017
39Trevor Smith
15-7 (5-4 UFC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
Ramazan Emeev
10/21/2017
40Brandon Halsey
9-3 (M-1)
L-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
L-John Salter (SUB)
L-Rafael Carvalho (KO)
41Ramazan Emeev
15-3 (0-0 UFC)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
W-Maiquel Falcao (SUB)
W-Luigi Fioravanti (TKO)
Trevor Smith
10/21/2017
42Michal Materla
24-5 (KSW)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Antoni Chmielewski (TKO)
L-Mamed Khalidov (KO)
43Martin Vettori
12-3 (2-1 UFC)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
44Bruno Santos
16-2 (PFL)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Vagab Vagabov (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
45Chris Camozzi
24-13 (Free Agent)
L-Trevor Smith (DEC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (SUB)
46Anatoly Tokov
25-3 (Bellator)
W-Francisco France (TKO)
L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Vladimir Filipovic (DEC)
47Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
30-5 (M-1)
W-Will Noland (SUB)
W-Ibragim Chuzhigaev (SUB)
W-Matt Horwich (DEC)
48Caio Magalhaes
10-3 (M-1)
W-Dmitry Voltov (SUB)
L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
L-Josh Samman (SUB)
49Jack Marshman
22-6 (2-1 UFC)
W-Ryan Janes (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Magnus Cedenblad (TKO)
50Magnus Cedenblad
14-5 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Marshman (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Lyoto Machida
22-7 (14-7 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (SUB)
W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
Derek Brunson
10/27/2017
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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:
- 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.

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= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
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