MMA World Middleweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115)

1Israel Adesanya
20-0 (15)W-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (KO)
2Robert Whittaker
22-5 (14)W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Darren Till (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (KO)
3Paulo Costa
13-1 (12)L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
4Yoel RomeroFree Agent13-5 (11)L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
L-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
5Gegard Mousasi47-7-2 (38)W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
L-Rafael Lovato (DEC)
6Jared Cannonier13-5 (11)L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
7Jack Hermansson21-5 (17)W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
Marvin Vettori
8Darren Till18-3-1 (12)L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
9Kelvin Gastelum15-6 (10)L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
Ian Heinish
10Derek Brunson21-7 (15)W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
11Chris Weidman15-5 (10)W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
Uriah Hall
12Uriah Hall16-9 (13)W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
Chris Weidman
13Lyoto Machida26-10 (13)L-Phil Davis (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
14Omari Akhmedov20-5-1 (12)L-Chris Weidman (DEC)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
15Marvin Vettori15-4-1 (11)W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
Jack Hermansson
16Ian Heinisch14-3 (7)W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
Kelvin Gastelum
17Edmen Shahbazyan11-1 (10)L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (KO)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
18Mamed KhalidovKSW35-7-2 (31)W-Scott Askham (TKO)
L-Scott Askham (DEC)
L-Tomasz Narkun (DEC)
19Anatoly Tokov29-2 (23)W-Hracho Darpinyan (TKO)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
20Alexander ShlemenkoRCC59-13 (43)L-Alexander Shlemenko (SUB)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
21David BranchFree Agent22-7 (13)L-Alexander Shlemenko (SUB)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
22Brad Tavares17-6 (7)L-Edmen Shahbazyan (KO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (TKO)
Antonio Carlos Jr.
23Krzysztof Jotko22-4 (7)W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
W-Alen Amedovski (DEC)
24Sean Strickland22-3 (14)W-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
25John Salter18-4 (17)W-Andrew Kapel (SUB)
W-Costello van Steenis (DEC)
W-Chidi Njokuani (SUB)
26Brendan Allen15-4 (13)L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (TKO)
27Elias TheodorouFree Agent17-3 (8)W-Hernani Perpetuo (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
28Khamzat Chimaev9-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
29Antonio Carlos Jr.10-4 (8)L-Uriah Hall (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
Brad Tavares
30Kevin Holland20-5 (16)W-Charlie Ontiveros (TKO)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
W-Joaquin Buckley (TKO)
Ronaldo Souza
31Scott AskhamKSW19-5 (14)L-Mamed Khalidov (TKO)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
W-Michal Materla (KO)
32Magomed Ismailov16-2-1 (12)W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
W-Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (KO)
Ivan Shtyrkov
33Chris HoneycuttFree Agent12-3 (6)W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
L-Costello van Steenis (DEC)
W-Leo Leite (DEC)
34Zak Cummings24-7 (17)W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
35Trevin Giles13-2 (11)W-Bevon Lewis (TKO)
W-James Krause (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
36Artem FrolovACA14-2 (11)W-Ibragim Magomedov (DEC)
W-Bruno Santos (KO)
L-Magomed Ismailov (DEC)
Magomedrasul Gasanov
37Makhmud Muradov24-6 (19)W-Trevor Smith (KO)
W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
W-Wendell Oliveira (TKO)
38Andrew Sanchez12-5 (8)W-Wellington Turman (KO)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
Andre Muniz
39Tom Breese12-2W-K.B. Bhullar (TKO)
L-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Dan Kelly (TKO)
40Andre Muniz20-4W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Antonio Arroyo (DEC)
W-Taylor Johnson (SUB)
Andrew Sanchez
41Reinier de Ridder13-0W-Aung La N Sang (SUB)
W-Leandro Ataides (DEC)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
42Vladimir MineevFree Agent13-1-1W-Diego Dias (DEC)
W-Milos Kostic (KO)
D-Magomed Ismailov (DEC)
43Karl Roberson9-3 (6)L-Marvin Vettori (SUB)
W-Roman Kopylov (SUB)
W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
Dalcha Lungiambula
44Bartosz Fabinski15-4 (8)L-Andre Muniz (SUB)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
L-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
45Michal MaterlaKSW29-7 (23)W-Aleksander Ilic (TKO)
W-Wilhelm Ott (SUB)
L-Scott Askham (KO)
46Aliaskhab Khizriev13-0W-Henrique Shiguemoto (SUB)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Yasubey Enomoto (DEC)
Wellington Turman
47Costello Van Steenis13-2 (9)W-Fabian Edwards (DEC)
L-John Salter (DEC)
W-Mike Shipman (TKO)
48Dricus Du Plessis15-2W-Markus Perez (KO)
W-Brendan Lesar (SUB)
W-Joilton Lutterbach (TKO)
49Gerald Meerschaert31-14 (29)L-Khamzat Chimaev (KO)
L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
W-Deron Winn (SUB)
50Darren Stewart12-6 (8)L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Cezar Ferreira13-8 (7)L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
Bruno Silva19-6 (16)W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
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?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- 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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