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) – Pound-4-Pound

1Israel Adesanya
20-0 (15)W-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (KO)
Jan Blachowicz
2Robert Whittaker
22-5 (14)W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Darren Till (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (KO)
Paulo Costa
3Paulo Costa
13-1 (12)L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
4Yoel Romero13-5 (11)L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
L-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Anthony Johnson
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)
7Marvin Vettori16-4-1 (11)W-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
Darren Till
8Jack Hermansson21-6 (17)L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
9Darren Till18-3-1 (12)L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
Marvin Vettori
10Kelvin Gastelum16-6 (10)W-Ian Heinish (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
11Kevin Holland21-5 (17)W-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
W-Charlie Ontiveros (TKO)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
Derek Brunson
12Ronaldo Souza26-9L-Kevin Holland (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
13Chris Weidman15-5 (10)W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
Uriah Hall
14Derek Brunson21-7 (15)W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
W-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
Kevin Holland
15Uriah Hall16-9 (13)W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (KO)
Chris Weidman
16Lyoto Machida26-10 (13)L-Phil Davis (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Chael Sonnen (TKO)
Ryan Bader
17Edmen Shahbazyan11-1 (10)L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (KO)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
18Brad Tavares18-6 (7)W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (KO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
19Omari Akhmedov21-5-1 (13)W-Tom Breese (SUB)
L-Chris Weidman (DEC)
W-Ian Heinisch (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)
22Krzysztof Jotko22-4 (7)W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
W-Alen Amedovski (DEC)
Sean Strickland
23Sean Strickland22-3 (14)W-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
Krzysztof Jotko
24Ian Heinisch14-4 (7)L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
25Brendan Allen15-4 (13)L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (TKO)
26Khamzat Chimaev9-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
27Mamed KhalidovKSW35-7-2 (31)W-Scott Askham (TKO)
L-Scott Askham (DEC)
L-Tomasz Narkun (DEC)
28Makhmud Muradov25-6 (20)W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
W-Trevor Smith (KO)
W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
29Elias TheodorouFree Agent17-3 (8)W-Hernani Perpetuo (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
30John Salter18-4 (17)W-Andrew Kapel (SUB)
W-Costello van Steenis (DEC)
W-Chidi Njokuani (SUB)
31Puna Soriano8-0 (7)W-Dusko Todorovic (TKO)
W-Oskar Piechota (KO)
W-Jamie Pickett (DEC)
32Antonio Carlos Jr.Free Agent10-5 (8)L-Brad Tavares (DEC)
L-Uriah Hall (DEC)
L-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
33Magomed Ismailov17-2-1 (12)W-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
34Scott AskhamKSW19-5 (14)L-Mamed Khalidov (TKO)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
W-Michal Materla (KO)
35Zak Cummings24-7 (17)W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
Sam Alvey
36Karl Roberson9-3 (6)L-Marvin Vettori (SUB)
W-Roman Kopylov (SUB)
W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
37Eryk Anders13-5 (9)L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-Vinicius Alves (KO)
Darren Stewart
38Gerald Meerschaert31-14 (29)L-Khamzat Chimaev (KO)
L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
W-Deron Winn (SUB)
Bartosz Fabinski
39Trevin Giles13-2 (11)W-Bevon Lewis (TKO)
W-James Krause (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
Dricus Du Plessis
40Alessio di Chirico13-5W-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
41Joaquin Buckley12-4L-Alessio di Chirico (KO)
W-Jordan Wright (KO)
W-Impa Kasanganay (KO)
42Tom Breese12-3L-Omari Akhmedov (SUB)
W-K.B. Bhullar (TKO)
L-Brendan Allen (TKO)
43Andrew Sanchez12-6 (8)L-Makhmud Muradov (TKO)
W-Wellington Turman (KO)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
44Anthony Hernandez9-2W-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Jun Yong Park (SUB)
45Julian Marquez8-2W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
W-Darren Stewart (SUB)
46Andre Muniz20-4W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Antonio Arroyo (DEC)
W-Taylor Johnson (SUB)
47Bartosz Fabinski15-4 (8)L-Andre Muniz (SUB)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
L-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
Gerald Meerschaert
48Darren Stewart12-6 (8)L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
Eryk Anders
49Costello Van Steenis13-2 (9)W-Fabian Edwards (DEC)
L-John Salter (DEC)
W-Mike Shipman (TKO)
50Roberto SoldicKSW18-3W-Michal Materla (TKO)
W-Michal Pietrzak (DEC)
W-Krystian Kaszubowski (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Anatoly Tokov29-2 (23)W-Hracho Darpinyan (TKO)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
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)
Chris HoneycuttFree Agent12-3 (6)W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
L-Costello van Steenis (DEC)
W-Leo Leite (DEC)
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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