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
23-1 (15)W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
Alex Pereira
2Robert Whittaker
24-6 W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
3Marvin Vettori18-6-1L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
4Paulo Costa
14-2W-Luke Rockhold (DEC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
5Alex Pereira6-1W-Sean Strickland (KO)
W-Bruno Silva (DEC)
W-Andreas Michailidis (TKO)
Israel Adesanya
6Jared Cannonier15-6 (12)L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Sean Strickland
7Johnny Eblen12-0W-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-John Salter (DEC)
W-Collin Huckbody (TKO)
8Gegard Mousasi49-8-2 (40)L-Johnny Eblen (DEC)
W-Austin Vanderford (TKO)
W-John Salter (TKO)
9Sean Strickland25-4 (14)L-Alex Pereira (KO)
W-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (DEC)
Jared Cannonier
10Derek Brunson23-8 (16)L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
Jack Hermansson
11Jack Hermansson23-7 (17)W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (DEC)
Derek Brunson
12Andre Muniz23-4W-Uriah Hall (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (SUB)
W-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
13Darren Till18-4-1 (12)L-Derek Brunson (SUB)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Dricus Du Plessis
14Kelvin Gastelum16-8 (10)L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Ian Heinish (DEC)
15Nassourdine Imavov12-3W-Joaquin Buckley (DEC)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
16Roberto SoldicKSW20-3W-Mamed Khalidov (KO)
W-Patrick Kincl (TKO)
W-Michal Materla (TKO)
17Dricus Du Plessis17-2W-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (KO)
W-Markus Perez (KO)
Darren Till
18Edmen Shahbazyan11-3 (10)L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
19Brad Tavares19-7 (7)L-Dricus Du Plessis (DEC)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
20Krzysztof Jotko24-5 (7)W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
Brendan Allen
21Lorenz Larkin24-7NC-Mukhamed Berkhamov (NC)
W-Kyle Stewart (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
22Chris Curtis29-9L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Rodolfo Vieira (DEC)
W-Brendan Allen (TKO)
23Brendan Allen19-5 (15)W-Jacob Malkoun (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (SUB)
L-Chris Curtis (TKO)
Krzysztof Jotko
24Anatoly Tokov31-2 (24)W-Muhammad Abdullah (TKO)
W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (DEC)
W-Hracho Darpinyan (TKO)
25John Salter18-6 (17)L-Johnny Eblen (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Andrew Kapel (SUB)
26Gerald Meerschaert35-15W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Dustin Stoltzfus (SUB)
27Michal Oleksiejczuk17-5W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
W-Shamil Gamzatov (TKO)
28Bruno Silva22-8 (19)L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Alex Pereira (DEC)
W-Jordan Wright (TKO)
Albert Duraev
29Mamed KhalidovKSW35-8-2 (31)L-Roberto Soldic (KO)
W-Scott Askham (TKO)
L-Scott Askham (DEC)
30Alexander ShlemenkoFree Agent61-13 (43)W-Artur Guseinov (DEC)
W-Marcio Santos (DEC)
W-David Branch (SUB)
Aleksandar Ilic
31Ian Heinisch14-5 (7)L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
32Makhmud Muradov25-7 (20)L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
W-Trevor Smith (KO)
Caio Borralho
33Andrew SanchezFree Agent13-7 W-Gabriel Checco (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (TKO)
L-Makhmud Muradov (TKO)
34Phil Hawes12-3W-Deron Winn (TKO)
L-Chris Curtis (KO)
W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
Roman Dolidze
35Joaquin Buckley15-5L-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
W-Albert Duraev (TKO)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
36Reinier de Ridder16-0W-Vitaly Bigdash (SUB)
W-Kiamrian Abbasov (SUB)
W-Aung La N Sang (DEC)
37Anthony Hernandez11-2W-Marc-Andre Barriault (SUB)
W-Josh Fremd (DEC)
W-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
38Caio Borralho12-1W-Armen Petrosyan (DEC)
W-Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (DEC)
W-Jesse Murray (TKO)
Makhmud Muradov
39Armen Petrosyan7-2L-Caio Borralho (DEC)
W-Gregory Rodrigues (DEC)
W-Kaloyan Kolev (KO)
A.J. Dobson
40Gregory Rodrigues13-4W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
W-Julian Marquez (KO)
L-Armen Petrosyan (DEC)
41Chidi Njokuani22-8L-Gregory Rodrigues (TKO)
W-Dusko Todorovic (KO)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (KO)
42Roman Dolidze10-1 (8)W-Kyle Daukaus (KO)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
Phil Hawes
43Albert Duraev15-4L-Joaquin Buckley (TKO)
W-Roman Kopylov (DEC)
W-Caio Bittencourt (SUB)
Bruno Silva
44Jacob Malkoun6-2L-Brendan Allen (DEC)
W-A.J. Dobson (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
45Jun Yong Park13-5W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Gregory Rodrigues (KO)
W-Tafon Nchukwi (DEC)
Joseph Holmes
46Vladimir MineevACA16-1-1W-Magomed Ismailov (DEC)
W-Dauren Ermekov (TKO)
W-Artur Pronin (TKO)
47Eryk Anders14-7 (9)L-Jun Yong Park (DEC)
L-Andre Muniz (SUB)
W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
Kyle Daukaus
48Magomedrasul GasanovACA17-2W-Abdul-Rahman Dzhanaev (TKO)
W-Nikola Dipchikov (TKO)
W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
Artem Frolov
49Aaron Jeffery13-3W-Austin Vanderford (TKO)
W-Fabio Aguiar (TKO)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
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
Chris Weidman15-6 (10)L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
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.

4 Comments on this post.
  • Matt
    13 September 2022 at 3:38 AM
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    Rip Elias Theodoro. He died yesterday at 34 years old. Still ranked #40 as a free agent.

  • Matt
    13 September 2022 at 3:37 AM
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    Rip Elias Theodoro

  • 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

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

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