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

1Sean Strickland28-5W-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Abusupiyan Magomedov (TKO)
W-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
2Israel Adesanya
24-3L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Alex Pereira (KO)
L-Alex Pereira (TKO)
3Dricus Du Plessis20-2W-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
4Robert Whittaker
24-7W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
5Jared Cannonier17-6W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
6Khamzat Chimaev13-0W-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Kevin Holland (SUB)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
7Kamaru Usman20-4L-Khamzat Chimaev (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (KO)
8Marvin Vettori19-7-1L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
9Paulo Costa
14-2W-Luke Rockhold (DEC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
10Johnny Eblen14-0W-Fabian Edwards (KO)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
W-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
11Fabian Edwards13-3L-Johnny Eblen (KO)
W-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Charlie Ward (DEC)
12Gegard Mousasi49-9-2L-Fabian Edwards (DEC)
L-Johnny Eblen (DEC)
W-Austin Vanderford (TKO)
13Derek Brunson23-9L-Dricus Du Plessis (TKO)
L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
14Roman Dolidze12-2L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Phil Hawes (KO)
15Jack Hermansson23-8L-Roman Dolidze (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
16Kelvin Gastelum17-8W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
17Nassourdine Imavov12-4NC-Chris Curtis (NC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Joaquin Buckley (DEC)
18Chris Curtis30-10NC-Nassourdine Imavov (NC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
19Brendan Allen23-5W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
W-Andre Muniz (SUB)
20Paul Craig17-7-1L-Brendan Allen (SUB)
W-Andre Muniz (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (SUB)
21Andre Muniz23-6L-Paul Craig (TKO)
L-Brendan Allen (SUB)
W-Uriah Hall (DEC)
22Caio Borralho15-1W-Abusupiyan Magomedov (DEC)
Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
W-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
23Joseph Pyfer12-2W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (SUB)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
W-Alen Amedovski (TKO)
24Sharabutdin Magomedov12-0W-Bruno Silva (DEC)
W-Kushal Vyas (KO)
W-Mikhail Ragozin (DEC)
25Bruno Silva23-10L-Sharabutdin Magomedov (DEC)
L-Brendan Allen (SUB)
W-Brad Tavares (TKO)
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.

5 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

    • Isroiljon
      19 August 2023 at 1:11 PM
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    18 October 2019 at 11:14 PM
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    Where is Aung La Nsang

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