UFC Middleweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125) –  W-Strawweight (115)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Israel Adesanya
21-110-1W-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Jan Blachowicz (DEC)
W-Paulo Costa (TKO)
2Robert Whittaker23-514-3W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Jared Cannonier (DEC)
W-Darren Till (DEC)
3Paulo Henrique Costa13-15-1L-Israel Adesanya (TKO)
W-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
4Marvin Vettori17-5-17-3-1L-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
5Jared Cannonier13-56-5L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
Kelvin Gastelum
08/21/2021
6Derek Brunson22-713-5W-Kevin Holland (DEC)
W-Edmen Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Ian Heinisch (DEC)
Darren Till
09/04/2021
7Jack Hermansson22-69-4W-Edmen Shahbazyan (DEC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (SUB)
8Darren Till18-3-16-3-1L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
Derek Brunson
09/04/2021
9Kelvin Gastelum16-711-7L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Ian Heinish (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
Jared Cannonier
08/21/2021
10Uriah Hall17-99-7W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Anderson Silva (TKO)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
Sean Strickland
07/31/2021
11Andre Muniz21-43-0W-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Antonio Arroyo (DEC)
12Kevin Holland21-78-4L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (DEC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (KO)
Kyle Daukaus
10/02/2021
13Chris Weidman15-610-6L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
L-Dominick Reyes (KO)
14Edmen Shahbazyan11-24-2L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Brad Tavares (KO)
15Brad Tavares19-614-6W-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Jr. (DEC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (KO)
16Sean Strickland23-310-3W-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Brendan Allen (TKO)
W-Jack Marshman (DEC)
Uriah Hall
07/31/2021
17Brendan Allen17-45-1W-Puna Soriano (DEC)
W-Karl Roberson (SUB)
L-Sean Strickland (TKO)
18Krzysztof Jotko22-59-5L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
19Makhmud Muradov25-63-0W-Andrew Sanchez (TKO)
W-Trevor Smith (KO)
W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
Gerald Meerschaert
08/28/2021
20Khamzat Chimaev9-03-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
21Dricus Du Plessis16-22-0W-Trevin Giles (KO)
W-Markus Perez (KO)
W-Brendan Lesar (SUB)
22Nassourdine Imavov10-32-1W-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
L-Phil Dawes (DEC)
W-Jordan Williams (DEC)
23Ian Heinisch14-53-4L-Nassourdine Imavov (TKO)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (TKO)
24Eryk Anders14-56-5W-Darren Stewart (DEC)
NC-Darren Stewart (NC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
25Puna Soriano8-12-1L-Brendan Allen (DEC)
W-Dusko Todorovic (TKO)
W-Oskar Piechota (KO)
26Bruno Silva20-61-0W-Wellington Turman (KO)
W-Artem Frolov (TKO)
W-Alexander Shlemenko (TKO)
27Zak Cummings24-79-4W-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Trevin Giles (SUB)
28Andrew Sanchez12-65-4L-Makhmud Muradov (TKO)
W-Wellington Turman (KO)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
29Gerald Meerschaert32-147-6W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
L-Khamzat Chimaev (KO)
L-Ian Heinisch (TKO)
Makhmud Muradov
08/28/2021
30Trevin Giles14-35-3L-Dricus Du Plessis (KO)
W-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
W-Bevon Lewis (TKO)
31Alessio di Chirico13-54-5W-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Makhmud Muradov (DEC)
Aliaskhab Khizriev
08/28/2021
32Julian Marquez9-23-1W-Sam Alvey (SUB)
W-Maki Pitolo (SUB)
L-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
33Phil Hawes11-23-0W-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Nassourdine Imavov (DEC)
W-Jacob Malkoun (KO)
Deron Winn
10/09/2021
34Anthony Hernandez9-22-2W-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Jun Yong Park (SUB)
35Jun Yong Park12-43-1W-Tafon Nchukwi (DEC)
W-John Phillips (DEC)
W-Marc-Andre Barriault (DEC)
36Karl Roberson9-34-3L-Marvin Vettori (SUB)
W-Roman Kopylov (SUB)
W-Wellington Turman (DEC)
37Dalcha Lungiambula
11-22-1W-Markus Perez (DEC)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
W-Dequan Townsend (TKO)
Marc-Andre Barriault
09/04/2021
38Roman Dolidze9-13-1W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-John Allan Arte (DEC)
39Tom Breese12-35-3L-Omari Akhmedov (SUB)
W-K.B. Bhullar (TKO)
L-Brendan Allen (TKO)
40Joaquin Buckley12-42-2L-Alessio di Chirico (KO)
W-Jordan Wright (KO)
W-Impa Kasanganay (KO)
41Darren Stewart12-75-6L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
NC-Eryk Anders (NC)
L-Kevin Holland (DEC)
Dustin Jacoby
08/28/2021
42Rodolfo Vieira8-13-1W-Dustin Stoltzfus (SUB)
L-Anthony Hernandez (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
43Kyle Daukaus10-21-2L-Phil Hawes (DEC)
W-Dustin Stoltzfus (DEC)
L-Brendan Allen (DEC)
Kevin Holland
10/02/2021
44Gregory Rodrigues10-31-0W-Dusko Todorovic (DEC)
W-Josh Fremd (KO)
W-Al Matavao (KO)
45Dusko Todorovic10-21-2L-Gregory Rodrigues (DEC)
L-Puna Soriano (TKO)
W-Dequan Townsend (TKO)
46Sam Alvey33-15-110-10-1L-Julian Marquez (SUB)
D-Da Un Jung (DEC)
L-Ryan Spann (DEC)
Roman Kopylov
07/31/2021
47Marc-Andre Barriault13-42-3W-Abu Azaitar (TKO)
W-Oskar Piechota (TKO)
L-Jun Yong Park (DEC)
Dalcha Lungiambula
09/04/2021
48Deron Winn7-22-2W-Antonio Arroyo (DEC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Darren Stewart (DEC)
Phil Hawes
10/09/2021
49Tafon Nchukwi5-11-1L-Jun Yong Park (DEC)
W-Jamie Pickett (DEC)
W-Al Matavao (KO)
Mike Rodriguez
09/18/2021
50Jordan Wright12-12-1W-Jamie Pickett (TKO)
L-Joaquin Buckley (KO)
W-Isaac Villanueva (TKO)
51Jacob Malkoun5-11-1W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
L-Phil Hawes (KO)
W-Sebastian Temesi (DEC)
52Wellington Turman16-51-3L-Bruno Silva (KO)
L-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Markus Perez (DEC)
53Abu Azaitar14-3-11-1L-Marc-Andre Barriault (TKO)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
W-Michael Arrant (DEC)
54Laureano Staropoli9-42-3L-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
L-Tim Means (DEC)
L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
Jamie Pickett
10/09/2021
55Andreas Michailidis13-41-1W-KB Bhullar (DEC)
L-Modestas Bukauskas (TKO)
W-Arymarcel Santos (TKO)
56Abdul Razak Alhassan10-44-4L-Jacob Malkoun (DEC)
L-Kalinn Williams (KO)
L-Mounir Lazzez (DEC)
57Dustin Stoltzfus13-30-2L-Rodolfo Vieira (SUB)
L-Kyle Daukaus (DEC)
W-Joseph Pyfer (TKO)
58Maki Pitolo12-81-4L-Julian Marquez (SUB)
L-Impa Kasanganay (DEC)
L-Darren Stewart (SUB)
59Jamie Pickett11-60-2L-Jordan Wright (TKO)
L-Tafon Nchukwi (DEC)
W-Jhonoven Pati (TKO)
Laureano Staropoli
10/09/2021
60Jack Marshman23-103-5L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
L-Edmen Shahbazyan (SUB)
W-John Phillips (DEC)
61Antonio Arroyo9-40-2L-Deron Winn (DEC)
L-Andre Muniz (DEC)
W-Stephen Regman (SUB)
62Charlie Ontiveros11-70-1L-Kevin Holland (TKO)
W-Washington Luiz (KO)
W-Derrick Ageday (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Aliaskhab Khizriev13-00-0W-Henrique Shiguemoto (SUB)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Yasubey Enomoto (DEC)
Alessio di Chirico
08/28/2021
Trevor Smith15-105-7L-Makhmud Muradov (KO)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
Rinat Fakhretdinov18-10-0W-Eric Spicely (KO)
W-Jhonny Carlos (DEC)
W-Alberto Pereira (SUB)
Marcelo Guimaraes9-2-12-2L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Antonio Braga Neto9-31-2L-Trevin Giles (KO)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
Isi Fitikefu6-00-0W-Kitt Campbell (DEC)
W-Cameron Rowston (TKO)
W-Josh Maddalena (TKO)
Roman Kopylov8-10-1L-Karl Roberson (SUB)
W-Yasubey Enomoto (KO)
W-Abdulsupyan Alikhanov (TKO)
Sam Alvey
07/31/2021
Keith Berish5-10-1L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
Adam Yandiev9-10-1L-Jordan Johnson (SUB)
W-Dmitry Voitov (SUB)
W-Valdas Pocevicius (SUB)
Alen Amedovski8-20-2L-John Phillips (KO)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Ibrahim Mane (KO)
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34 Comments on this post.
  • Trav krENzel
    18 July 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    Omari Akhmedov was released today.

  • Oliver LANDERSHECK
    9 July 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    Yo, Trevor Smith is no longer an active UFC fighter – he was removed officially from the UFC website in March 2020

  • AutI
    27 June 2021 at 5:37 PM
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    Huge fan of rankingmma, I literally look at these rankings every day. It’s the most accurate rankings without a doubt. When I done my rankings I basically copied rankingmma’s rankings at first and still to this day they are extremely close side by side.

    With that being said, Brendan Allen lost to Sean Strickland not Ian Heinisch. I don’t know if that changed anything but on my rankings Allen is ahead of Ian. Thanks guys!

    • D.C. Ross
      29 June 2021 at 9:57 PM
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      Thank you, results for that fight are updated. Very much appreciate the feedback and congrats on also creating your own rankings. Good to see another hardcore MMA fan.

  • TC
    9 December 2020 at 11:11 PM
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    Couple small changes my good sir:
    – Saparbek Safarov was released today
    – Carlos Ulberg is a light heavyweight, not a middleweight (his last victory at the DWCS was at LHW)

  • TC
    20 October 2020 at 8:50 PM
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    Hi friends! LOVE this site…small, small fix here:

    On Brad Tavares’ recent fights, “Israel” is misspelled “Isreal”

    • D.C. Ross
      21 October 2020 at 11:22 PM
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      Fixed, thank you!

      • TC
        1 November 2020 at 12:47 PM
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        Hi mate, under John Phillips, you show him losing to Dusko Todorovic by SUB when in reality he lost to Khamzat Chimaev by sub. Cheers!

        • D.C. Ross
          2 November 2020 at 9:51 PM
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          Fixed, thank you!

  • Bull
    6 November 2019 at 10:25 PM
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    Awesome to see you guys updated this! Keep up the hard work!

  • Bull
    18 October 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    When are you going to update the site? Adesanya’s still not the Middleweight champ.

  • jerjapan
    29 January 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson
      13 February 2017 at 5:46 AM
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      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross
      9 March 2017 at 8:10 PM
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      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.

  • Patrick Johnson
    15 December 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 December 2016 at 9:44 PM
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      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • A.K johnson
    3 December 2016 at 11:38 PM
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    He killed by marshman

  • Mr.Snrub
    6 December 2014 at 7:43 PM
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    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • Marcelo Menezes
    10 October 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes
      28 November 2013 at 9:55 AM
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      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross
        28 November 2013 at 11:28 AM
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        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig
          25 April 2014 at 9:23 AM
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          Carmont entertains you?

  • Joe
    17 February 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    • rankingmma
      17 February 2013 at 9:17 AM
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      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • rankingmma
    12 January 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Done!

  • admin
    18 November 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • Jerry Clark
    14 November 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • dWd
    22 October 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • dWd
    24 September 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin
      25 September 2012 at 8:27 AM
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      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd
        25 September 2012 at 11:57 PM
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        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin
          26 September 2012 at 9:23 AM
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          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

  • dWdHELLCAT
    5 September 2012 at 11:43 PM
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    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin
      6 September 2012 at 8:04 PM
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      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

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