MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Robert Whittaker
20-4 (11-2 UFC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
Israel Adesanya
UFC 243
2Isreal Adesanya
17-0 (6-0 UFC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
UFC 243
3Yoel Romero
13-3 (9-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Paulo Costa
UFC 241
4Kelvin Gastelum
15-4 (10-4 UFC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Michael Bisping (KO)
5Jack Hermansson
20-4 (7-2 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-David Branch (SUB)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
6Ronaldo Souza
26-7 (9-4 UFC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
7Rafael Lovato
10-0 (Bellator)
W-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-John Salter (SUB)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
8Gegard Mousasi
45-7-2 (Bellator)
L-Rafael Lovato (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (TKO)
9Chris Weidman
14-4 (10-4 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
10Paulo Henrique Costa
12-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (TKO)
Yoel Romero
UFC 241
11Jared Cannonier
12-4 (5-4 UFC)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-David Branch (TKO)
L-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
12Anderson Silva
34-10 (17-6 UFC)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
13Derek Brunson
19-7 (10-5 UFC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
Ian Heinisch
UFC 241
14Lyoto Machida
26-8 (Bellator)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Vitor Belfort (KO)
15David Branch
22-6 (4-5 UFC)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Thiago Santos (KO)
Andrew Sanchez
Fight Night 158
16Brad Tavares
17-5 (12-5 UFC)
L-Isreal Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
17Ian Heinisch
13-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Justin Sumter (KO)
Derek Brunson
UFC 241
18Uriah Hall
13-9 (6-7 UFC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
L-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
Antonio Carlos Jr.
Fight Night 158
19Elias Theodorou
16-3 (8-3 UFC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
20Antonio Carlos Jr.
10-3 (7-3 UFC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
Uriah Hall
Fight Night 158
21Anatoly Tokov
28-2 (Bellator)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
W-Vladimir Filipovic (SUB)
22Bruno Silva
19-6 (M-1)
W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
Deron Winn
Fight Night 154
23Alexander Shlemenko
57-12 (M-1)
W-Jonas Billstein (SUB)
L-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (KO)
24Marvin Vettori
13-4-1 (3-2-1 UFC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
D-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
25Cezar Ferreira
13-8 (9-6 UFC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (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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