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

1Dricus Du Plessis21-2W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
2Sean Strickland29-6W-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Dricus Du Plessis (DEC)
W-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
3Israel Adesanya
24-3L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Alex Pereira (KO)
L-Alex Pereira (TKO)
4Robert Whittaker
26-7W-Ikram Aliskerov (KO)
W-Paulo Costa (DEC)
L-Dricus Du Plessis (TKO)
5Nassourdine Imavov14-4W-Jared Cannonier (TKO)
W-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
NC-Chris Curtis (NC)
6Jared Cannonier17-7L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
7Khamzat Chimaev13-0W-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Kevin Holland (SUB)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
8Kamaru Usman20-4L-Khamzat Chimaev (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (KO)
9Marvin Vettori19-7-1L-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
10Paulo Costa
14-4L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (DEC)
11Johnny Eblen15-0W-Impa Kasanganay (DEC)
W-Fabian Edwards (KO)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
12Fabian Edwards14-3W-Aaron Jeffery (DEC)
L-Johnny Eblen (KO)
W-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
13Gegard Mousasi49-9-2L-Fabian Edwards (DEC)
L-Johnny Eblen (DEC)
W-Austin Vanderford (TKO)
14Derek Brunson24-9W-Ray Cooper (DEC)
L-Dricus Du Plessis (TKO)
L-Jared Cannonier (KO)
15Brendan Allen24-5W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
16Roman Dolidze13-3W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
L-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
17Jack Hermansson24-8W-Joe Pyfer (DEC)
L-Roman Dolidze (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (DEC)
18Chris Curtis31-11W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
NC-Nassourdine Imavov (NC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
19Caio Borralho16-1W-Paul Craig (KO)
W-Abusupiyan Magomedov (DEC)
Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
20Kevin Holland26-11W-Michal
Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Jack Maddalena (DEC)
21Paul Craig17-8-1L-Caio Borralho (KO)
L-Brendan Allen (SUB)
W-Andre Muniz (TKO)
22Andre Muniz24-6W-Jun Yong Park (DEC)
L-Paul Craig (TKO)
L-Brendan Allen (SUB)
23Anthony Hernandez13-2W-Roman Kopylov (SUB)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (SUB)
24Michel Pereira30-11W-Ihor Potieria (SUB)
Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
W-Andre Petroski (TKO)
25Joseph Pyfer13-3W-Marc-Andre Barriault (KO)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (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.

6 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.

    • Don
      13 July 2024 at 1:31 PM
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      How does Usman and Kamzhat make the middle weight top 10 rankings without fighting in the division other than fighting each other??

  • 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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