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
20-1 (15)L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Paulo Costa (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
Marvin Vettori
06/12/2021
2Robert Whittaker
23-5 (14)W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Darren Till (DEC)
3Marvin Vettori17-4-1 (11)W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
Israel Adesanya
06/12/2021
4Paulo Costa
13-1 (12)L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
Jared Cannonier
08/21/2021
5Jared Cannonier13-5 (11)L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
Paulo Costa
08/21/2021
6Yoel Romero13-5 (11)L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
L-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
7Gegard Mousasi47-7-2 (38)W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (DEC)
L-Rafael Lovato (DEC)
8Jack Hermansson21-6 (17)L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
Edmen Shahbazyan
05/22/2021
9Derek Brunson22-7 (15)W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
Darren Till
08/14/2021
10Darren Till18-3-1 (12)L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
Derek Brunson
08/14/2021
11Kelvin Gastelum16-7 (10)L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Ian Heinish (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
12Uriah Hall17-9 (14)W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
13Kevin Holland21-7 (17)L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
14Ronaldo Souza26-9L-Kevin Holland (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
Andre Muniz
05/15/2021
15Chris Weidman15-6 (10)L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
16Omari Akhmedov21-5-1 (13)W-Tom Breese (SUB)
L-Chris Weidman (DEC)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
Brad Tavares
07/10/2021
17Sean Strickland23-3 (14)W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (DEC)
18Brendan Allen16-4 (14)W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
19Edmen Shahbazyan11-1 (10)L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (KO)
W-Jack Marshman (SUB)
Jack Hermansson
05/22/2021
20Brad Tavares18-6 (7)W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (KO)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
Omari Akhmedov
07/10/2021
21Ian Heinisch14-4 (7)L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
22Makhmud Muradov25-6 (20)W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
W-Trevor Smith (KO)
W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
Gerald Meerschaert
08/28/2021
23Krzysztof Jotko22-4 (7)L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
24Khamzat Chimaev9-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
25John Salter18-4 (17)W-Andrew Kapel (SUB)
W-Costello van Steenis (DEC)
W-Chidi Njokuani (SUB)
26Elias TheodorouFree Agent18-3 (9)W-Matt Dwyer (TKO)
W-Hernani Perpetuo (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
27Puna Soriano8-0 (7)W-Dusko Todorovic (TKO)
W-Oskar Piechota (KO)
W-Jamie Pickett (DEC)
Anthony Hernandez
06/26/2021
28Mamed KhalidovKSW35-7-2 (31)W-Scott Askham (TKO)
L-Scott Askham (DEC)
L-Tomasz Narkun (DEC)
29Magomed IsmailovACA17-2-1 (12)W-Ivan Shtyrkov (DEC)
W-Aleksander Emelianenko (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
30Scott AskhamKSW19-5 (14)L-Mamed Khalidov (TKO)
W-Mamed Khalidov (DEC)
W-Michal Materla (KO)
31Eryk Anders13-5 (9)NC-Darren Stewart (NC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
Darren Stewart
06/12/2021
32Zak Cummings24-7 (17)W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
33Gerald Meerschaert32-14 (30)W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
L-Khamzat Chimaev (KO)
L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
Makhmud Muradov
08/28/2021
34Trevin Giles14-2 (11)W-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (TKO)
W-James Krause (DEC)
Dricus Du Plessis
07/10/2021
35Alessio di Chirico13-5W-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
Roman Dolidze
06/05/2021
36Julian Marquez9-2W-Sam Alvey (SUB)
W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
37Anthony Hernandez9-2W-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Jun Yong Park (SUB)
Puna Soriano
06/26/2021
38Andrew Sanchez12-6 (8)L-Makhmud Muradov (TKO)
W-Wellington Turman (KO)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
39Costello Van Steenis13-2 (9)W-Fabian Edwards (DEC)
L-John Salter (DEC)
W-Mike Shipman (TKO)
40Roberto SoldicKSW18-3W-Michal Materla (TKO)
W-Michal Pietrzak (DEC)
W-Krystian Kaszubowski (KO)
41Dricus Du Plessis15-2W-Markus Perez (KO)
W-Brendan Lesar (SUB)
W-Joilton Lutterbach (TKO)
Trevin Giles
07/10/2021
42Roman Dolidze8-1 (7)L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-John Allan Arte (DEC)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (TKO)
Alessio di Chirico
06/05/2021
43Karl Roberson9-3 (6)L-Marvin Vettori (SUB)
W-Roman Kopylov (SUB)
W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
Brendan Allen
04/24/2021
44Joaquin Buckley12-4L-Alessio di Chirico (KO)
W-Jordan Wright (KO)
W-Impa Kasanganay (KO)
45Phil Hawes11-2W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
W-Jacob Malkoun (KO)
Deron Winn
07/17/2021
46Tom Breese12-3L-Omari Akhmedov (SUB)
W-K.B. Bhullar (TKO)
L-Brendan Allen (TKO)
Antonio Arroyo
06/05/2021
47Reinier de Ridder14-0W-Aung La N Sang (DEC)
W-Aung La N Sang (SUB)
W-Leandro Ataides (DEC)
48Andre Muniz20-4W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Antonio Arroyo (DEC)
W-Taylor Johnson (SUB)
Ronaldo Souza
05/15/2021
49Magomedrasul GasanovACA15-2W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
W-Husein Kushagov (DEC)
W-Vyacheslav Babkin (DEC)
50Aung La N Sang26-12 (24)L-Reinier de Ridder (DEC)
L-Reinier de Ridder (SUB)
W-Brandon Vera (TKO)
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)
Alexander ShlemenkoRCC59-13 (43)L-Alexander Shlemenko (SUB)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
Marcio Santos
05/07/2021
David BranchFree Agent22-7 (13)L-Alexander Shlemenko (SUB)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
L-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
Bruno Silva19-6 (16)W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (KO)
Wellington Turman
06/19/2021
Chris HoneycuttFree Agent12-3 (6)W-Alexander Shlemenko (DEC)
L-Costello van Steenis (DEC)
W-Leo Leite (DEC)
Azamat Bekoev
04/23/2021
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
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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.
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