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

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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
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= Suspension. Should a fighter suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.