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

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Israel Adesanya
22-1 (15)W-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
Jared Cannonier
07/02/2022
2Robert Whittaker
23-6 (14)L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
3Jared Cannonier15-5 (12)W-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
Israel Adesanya
07/02/2022
4Marvin Vettori18-5-1 (11)W-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
5Gegard Mousasi49-7-2 (40)W-Austin Vanderford (TKO)
W-John Salter (TKO)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
Johnny Eblen
06/24/2022
6Sean Strickland25-3 (14)W-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (DEC)
W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
Alex Pereira
07/02/2022
7Derek Brunson23-8 (16)L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
8Jack Hermansson22-7 (17)L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (DEC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
Darren Till
07/23/2022
9Darren Till18-4-1 (12)L-Derek Brunson (SUB)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Jack Hermansson
07/23/2022
10Kelvin Gastelum16-8 (10)L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Ian Heinish (DEC)
11Uriah Hall17-10 (14)L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
Andre Muniz
07/02/2022
12Nassourdine Imavov11-3W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
L-Phil Hawes (DEC)
13Andre Muniz22-4W-Eryk Anders (SUB)
W-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
Uriah Hall
07/02/2022
14Brad Tavares19-6 (7)W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (KO)
Dricus Du Plessis
07/02/2022
15Chris Weidman15-6 (10)L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
16Roberto SoldicKSW20-3W-Mamed Khalidov (KO)
W-Patrick Kincl (TKO)
W-Michal Materla (TKO)
17Chris Curtis28-8W-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
W-Kenny Robertson (DEC)
Rodolfo Vieira
06/25/2022
18Brendan Allen18-5 (15)W-Sam Alvey (SUB)
L-Chris Curtis (TKO)
W-Puna Soriano (DEC)
Jacob Malkoun
06/11/2022
19Alex Pereira5-1W-Bruno Silva (DEC)
W-Andreas Michailidis (TKO)
W-Thomas Powell (KO)
Sean Strickland
07/02/2022
20Krzysztof Jotko24-5 (7)W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
21Bruno Silva22-7 (19)L-Alex Pereira (DEC)
W-Jordan Wright (TKO)
W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
22Anatoly Tokov30-2 (23)W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (DEC)
W-Hracho Darpinyan (TKO)
W-Gerald Harris (SUB)
23Alexander ShlemenkoFree Agent61-13 (43)W-Artur Guseinov (DEC)
W-Marcio Santos (DEC)
W-David Branch (SUB)
24Ian Heinisch14-5 (7)L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
25Edmen Shahbazyan11-3 (10)L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
26Dricus Du Plessis16-2W-Trevin Giles (KO)
W-Markus Perez (KO)
W-Brendan Lesar (SUB)
Brad Tavares
07/02/2022
27Elias TheodorouFree Agent19-3 (9)W-Bryan Baker (DEC)
W-Matt Dwyer (TKO)
W-Hernani Perpetuo (DEC)
28Eryk Anders14-6 (9)L-Andre Muniz (SUB)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (NC)
Jun Yong Park
05/21/2022
29Lorenz Larkin24-7W-Kyle Stewart (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
30Gerald Meerschaert34-15 (32)L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Dustin Stoltzfus (SUB)
W-Makhmud Muradov (SUB)
31Makhmud Muradov25-7 (20)L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
W-Trevor Smith (KO)
32Magomedrasul GasanovACA17-2W-Abdul-Rahman Dzhanaev (TKO)
W-Nikola Dipchikov (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
33Mamed KhalidovKSW35-8-2 (31)L-Roberto Soldic (KO)
W-Scott Askham (TKO)
L-Scott Askham (DEC)
34Albert Duraev15-3W-Roman Kopylov (DEC)
W-Caio Bittencourt (SUB)
W-Piotr Strus (DEC)
Joaquin Buckley
06/18/2022
35Johnny Eblen11-0W-John Salter (DEC)
W-Collin Huckbody (TKO)
W-Travis Davis (DEC)
Gegard Mousasi
06/24/2022
36John Salter18-6 (17)L-Johnny Eblen (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Andrew Kapel (SUB)
37Julian Marquez9-2W-Sam Alvey (SUB)
W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
Gregory Rodrigues
06/18/2022
38Andrew SanchezFree Agent12-7 (8)L-Bruno Silva (TKO)
L-Makhmud Muradov (TKO)
W-Wellington Turman (KO)
39Phil Hawes11-3L-Chris Curtis (KO)
W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
Deron Winn
06/18/2022
40Anthony Hernandez10-2W-Josh Fremd (DEC)
W-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
41Nick Maximov8-0W-Puna Soriano (DEC)
W-Cody Brundage (DEC)
W-Oscar Cota (DEC)
Andre Petroski
05/14/2022
42Kyle Daukaus11-2W-Jamie Pickett (SUB)
NC-Kevin Holland (NC)
L-Phil Hawes (DEC)
Roman Dolidze
06/18/2022
43Joaquin Buckley14-4W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Antonio Arroyo (KO)
L-Alessio di Chirico (KO)
Albert Duraev
06/18/2022
44Vladimir MineevACA16-1-1W-Magomed Ismailov (DEC)
W-Dauren Ermekov (TKO)
W-Artur Pronin (TKO)
45Jacob Malkoun6-1W-A.J. Dobson (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
L-Phil Hawes (KO)
Brendan Allen
06/11/2022
46Abdul Razak Alhassan11-5L-Joaquin Buckley (DEC)
W-Alessio Di Chirico (KO)
L-Jacob Malkoun (DEC)
Jamie Pickett
07/09/2022
47Alessio di Chirico13-6L-Abdul Razak Alhassan (KO)
W-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
48Chidi Njokuani21-7W-Marc-Andre Barriault (KO)
W-Mario Sousa (TKO)
W-Cristhian Torres (TKO)
Dusko Todorovic
05/21/2022
49Wellington Turman18-5W-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (KO)
50Magomed IsmailovACA17-3-1 (12)L-Vladimir Mineev (DEC)
W-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
David BranchFree Agent22-7 (13)L-Alexander Shlemenko (SUB)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
Zak Cummings24-7 (17)W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (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?

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.

2 Comments on this post.
  • Paul Schupbach
    29 January 2022 at 7:25 PM
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    Where is Paulo Costa in the rankings now? Wiki shows him at 5, but that’s Wiki of course

  • SAW MOO
    18 October 2019 at 11:14 PM
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    Where is Aung La Nsang

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