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The Current Best MMA Middleweights | 185 lbs.

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MMA's middleweight division features some of the world's top strikers, some of its best wrestlers, and some of its highest caliber Jiu-Jitsu players. They combine for exciting stylistic matchups and unpredictable finishes. Here are the current world's best. Create YOUR own ranking today.

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  1. 1

    Chris "All American" Weidman mmaweekly.com
    Chris Weidman
    "All American"
    12-0-0
  2. 2

    Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort mmaweekly.com
    Vitor Belfort
    "The Phenom"
    24-10-0
  3. 3

    Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida mmaweekly.com
    Lyoto Machida
    "The Dragon"
    21-5-0
  4. 4

    Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza mmaweekly.com
    Ronaldo Souza
    "Jacare"
    20-3-0, 1 NC
  5. 5

    Luke Rockhold mmaweekly.com
    Luke Rockhold
    12-2-0
  6. 6

    Tim Kennedy mmaweekly.com
    Tim Kennedy
    18-4-0
  7. 7

    Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi mmaweekly.com
    Gegard Mousasi
    "The Dreamcatcher"
    35-4-2
  8. 8

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Anderson Silva
    "The Spider"
    33-6-0
  9. 9

    Michael "The Count" Bisping mmaweekly.com
    Michael Bisping
    "The Count"
    24-6-0
  10. 10

    Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero mmaweekly.com
    Yoel Romero
    "Soldier of God"
    8-1-0

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  1. C.B. "The Doberman" Dollaway | 15-5-0
  2. Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz | 13-5-0
  3. Yushin "Thunder" Okami | 30-8-0
  4. Costas Philippou | 13-4-0, 1 NC
  5. Francis "Limitless" Carmont | 22-9-0
  6. Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch | 17-7-0
  7. Thales Leites | 23-4-0
  8. Brad Tavares | 12-2-0
  9. Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko | 50-8-0
  10. Mamed "Cannibal" Khalidov | 29-4-2

  11. Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin | 14-3-0, 1 NC
  12. Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira | 8-3-0
  13. Uriah "Prime Time" Hall | 9-4-0
  14. Ed "Short Fuse" Herman | 21-10-0, 1 NC
  15. Derek Brunson | 11-3-0
  16. Cung Le | 9-2-0
  17. Luke "The Bigslow" Barnatt | 8-1-0
  18. Clint Hester | 11-3-0
  19. Nate "The Great" Marquardt | 33-13-2
  20. Rafael "Sapo" Natal | 17-6-1

  21. Alan "The Talent" Belcher | 18-8-0
  22. Sean "Tarzan" Strickland | 15-0-0
  23. Caio "Hellboy" Magalhaes | 8-1-0
  24. Andrew "Highlight" Craig | 9-3-0
  25. Chris Camozzi | 19-8-0
  26. "Filthy" Tom Lawlor | 9-5-0, 1 NC
  27. Dave Branch | 14-3-0
  28. Antônio Braga Neto | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  29. Tom "Kong" Watson | 16-7-0
  30. Thiago "Marreta" Santos | 9-3-0

  31. Ronny Markes | 14-3-0
  32. Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad | 12-4-0
  33. Nick "The Promise" Ring | 13-3-0
  34. Maiquel "Big Rig" Falcao | 32-6-0, 1 NC
  35. Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone | 10-4-0
  36. Riki Fukuda | 21-7-0
  37. Bruno "Carioca" Santos | 15-1-0
  38. James Te Huna | 16-8-0
  39. Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith | 12-5-0
  40. Doug "Rhino" Marshall | 18-7-0

  41. Dylan "The Villain" Andrews | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  42. Brett "Fudoshin" Cooper | 20-10-0
  43. Roger Gracie | 6-2-0
  44. Tor "The Hammer" Troeng | 16-6-1
  45. Stanislav "Staki" Nedkov | 12-1-0, 1 NC
  46. "King" Kevin Casey | 8-3-0, 1 NC
  47. Jesse "JT Money" Taylor | 27-10-0
  48. Claudio Henrique "Hannibal" Da Silva | 11-1-0
  49. Brad "Bear" Scott | 9-3-0
  50. Vyacheslav "Slava" Vasilevsky | 21-2-0

  51. Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou | 9-0-0
  52. Krzysztof Jotko | 14-1-0
  53. Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove | 19-14-0, 1 NC
  54. Michael "Judo" Kuiper | 12-4-0
  55. Bubba "The Menace" McDaniel | 22-8-0
  56. Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  57. Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola | 14-4-0
  58. Brian "The Professional Predator" Rogers | 11-6-0
  59. Matt "Deep Waters" Riddle | 8-3-0, 2 NC
  60. Josh Samman | 10-2-0

  61. "Smilin" Sam Alvey | 23-5-0, 1 NC
  62. Eddie "Truck" Gordon | 7-1-0
  63. Sultan Aliev | 13-1-0
  64. Michał "Cipao" Materla | 20-4-0
  65. Brennan "Irish Bad Boy" Ward | 9-2-0
  66. Rich "Ace" Franklin | 29-7-0, 1 NC
  67. Brandon "Bull" Halsey | 7-0-0
  68. Dongi 양동이 "The Ox" Yang | 11-3-0
  69. Buddy Roberts | 12-3-0
  70. Papy "Makambo" Abedi | 9-3-0

  71. Chris "The Crippler" Leben | 22-11-0
  72. Mats Nilsson | 11-3-1
  73. Mikkel Parlo | 12-2-0
  74. Brian "B-Hue" Houston | 4-2-0
  75. Warlley Alves | 7-0-0
  76. Jared "The Messenger" Hamman | 13-6-0
  77. Dan "Cosmo" Cramer | 10-4-0
  78. Elvis "The King" Mutapcic | 13-3-0
  79. Scott Askham | 13-0-0
  80. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 14-2-1

  81. Danillo "Indio" Villefort | 14-5-0
  82. Luke Zachrich | 14-3-0
  83. Marcelo "Magrao" Guimaraes | 9-1-1
  84. Jason Butcher | 7-1-0
  85. Jay "The Spider Killer" Silva | 9-9-0
  86. Lumumba "Heavy Hands" Sayers | 6-4-0
  87. Nordine Taleb | 9-2-0
  88. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith | 18-10-0, 1 NC
  89. Norman Paraisy | 14-4-2, 1 NC
  90. Faycal Hucin | 10-3-0

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