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MMA World Middleweight Rankings - Top 50 MMA Fighter Rankings
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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
1Alex Pereira7-1W-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
W-Sean Strickland (KO)
W-Bruno Silva (DEC)
2Israel Adesanya
23-2L-Alex Pereira (TKO)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
3Robert Whittaker
24-6 W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Paulo Costa
02/11/2023
4Jared Cannonier16-6W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Derek Brunson (KO)
5Marvin Vettori18-6-1L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
6Paulo Costa
14-2W-Luke Rockhold (DEC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
Robert Whittaker
02/11/2023
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)
9Derek Brunson23-8 (16)L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
10Sean Strickland25-5L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Alex Pereira (KO)
W-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
11Roman Dolidze12-1W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
W-Kyle Daukaus (KO)
12Jack Hermansson23-8L-Roman Dolidze (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
13Andre Muniz23-4W-Uriah Hall (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (SUB)
W-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
14Nassourdine Imavov12-3W-Joaquin Buckley (DEC)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
Kelvin Gastelum
01/14/2023
15Roberto SoldicKSW20-3NC-Murad Ramazanov (NC)
W-Mamed Khalidov (KO)
W-Patrick Kincl (TKO)
16Dricus Du Plessis18-2W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Brad Tavares (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (KO)
17Chris Curtis30-9W-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Rodolfo Vieira (DEC)
18Darren Till18-5-1 L-Dricus Du Plessis (SUB)
L-Derek Brunson (SUB)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
19Brendan Allen20-5 W-Krzysztof Jotko (SUB)
W-Jacob Malkoun (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (SUB)
20Edmen Shahbazyan12-3W-Dalcha Lungiambula (TKO)
L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
21Brad Tavares19-7 (7)L-Dricus Du Plessis (DEC)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
Gregory Rodrigues
01/21/2023
22Michal Oleksiejczuk18-5W-Cody Brundage (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (TKO)
L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
23Krzysztof JotkoFree Agent24-6L-Brendan Allen (SUB)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (DEC)
W-Misha Cirkunov (DEC)
24Gerald Meerschaert35-15W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Dustin Stoltzfus (SUB)
Abusupiyan Magomedov
02/18/2023
25Gregory Rodrigues13-4W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
W-Julian Marquez (KO)
L-Armen Petrosyan (DEC)
Brad Tavares
01/21/2023
26Caio Borralho13-1W-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
W-Armen Petrosyan (DEC)
W-Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (DEC)
27Reinier de Ridder16-1L-Anatoliy Malykhin (TKO)
W-Vitaly Bigdash (SUB)
W-Kiamrian Abbasov (SUB)
28Armen Petrosyan8-2W-A.J. Dobson (DEC)
L-Caio Borralho (DEC)
W-Gregory Rodrigues (DEC)
29John Salter18-6 (17)L-Johnny Eblen (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Andrew Kapel (SUB)
30Anatoly Tokov31-2 (24)W-Muhammad Abdullah (TKO)
W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (DEC)
W-Hracho Darpinyan (TKO)
31Anthony Hernandez11-2W-Marc-Andre Barriault (SUB)
W-Josh Fremd (DEC)
W-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
32Bruno Silva22-8 (19)L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Alex Pereira (DEC)
W-Jordan Wright (TKO)
33Joaquin Buckley15-6L-Chris Curtis (KO)
L-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
W-Albert Duraev (TKO)
34Magomedrasul GasanovACA18-2W-Artem Frolov (DEC)
W-Abdul-Rahman Dzhanaev (TKO)
W-Nikola Dipchikov (TKO)
35Albert Duraev15-4L-Joaquin Buckley (TKO)
W-Roman Kopylov (DEC)
W-Caio Bittencourt (SUB)
36Fabian Edwards11-2W-Charlie Ward (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
L-Austin Vanderford (DEC)
37Lyoto Machida26-12 L-Fabian Edwards (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
L-Phil Davis (DEC)
38Jun Yong Park14-5W-Joseph Holmes (SUB)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
L-Gregory Rodrigues (KO)
Denis Tiuliulin
02/04/2023
39Eryk Anders15-7W-Kyle Daukaus (TKO)
L-Jun Yong Park (DEC)
L-Andre Muniz (SUB)
40Phil Hawes12-4L-Roman Dolidze (KO)
W-Deron Winn (TKO)
L-Chris Curtis (KO)
41Aaron Jeffery13-3W-Austin Vanderford (TKO)
W-Fabio Aguiar (TKO)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
42Andre Petroski9-1W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
W-Nick Maximov (SUB)
W-Yaozong Hu (SUB)
43Jacob Malkoun7-2W-Nick Maximov (DEC)
L-Brendan Allen (DEC)
W-A.J. Dobson (DEC)
44Aliaskhab Khizriev14-0W-Denis Tiuliulin (SUB)
W-Henrique Shiguemoto (SUB)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
45Makhmud Muradov25-8L-Caio Borralho (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
46Andrew SanchezFree Agent13-7 W-Gabriel Checco (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (TKO)
L-Makhmud Muradov (TKO)
47Mamed KhalidovKSW36-8-2W-Mariusz Pudzianowski (TKO)
L-Roberto Soldic (KO)
W-Scott Askham (TKO)
48Chidi Njokuani22-8L-Gregory Rodrigues (TKO)
W-Dusko Todorovic (KO)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (KO)
49Nick MaximovFree Agent8-2L-Jacob Malkoun (DEC)
L-Andre Petroski (SUB)
W-Puna Soriano (DEC)
50Puna Soriano9-2W-Dalcha Lungiambula (KO)
L-Nick Maximov (DEC)
L-Brendan Allen (DEC)
Roman Kopylov
01/14/2023
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Kelvin Gastelum16-8 (10)L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Ian Heinish (DEC)
Nassourdine Imavov
01/14/2023
Chris Weidman15-6 (10)L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
Ian Heinisch14-5 (7)L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
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

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

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