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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

    Ronaldo "Jacaré" Souza mmaweekly.com
    Ronaldo Souza
    "Jacaré"
    21-3-0, 1 NC
  4. 4

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

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

    Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero mmaweekly.com
    Yoel Romero
    "Soldier of God"
    9-1-0
  7. 7

    Tim Kennedy mmaweekly.com
    Tim Kennedy
    18-5-0
  8. 8

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

    Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi mmaweekly.com
    Gegard Mousasi
    "The Dreamcatcher"
    35-5-2
  10. 10

    Michael "The Count" Bisping mmaweekly.com
    Michael Bisping
    "The Count"
    25-6-0

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  1. C.B. "The Doberman" Dollaway | 15-5-0
  2. Thales Leites | 24-4-0
  3. Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Muñoz | 13-5-0
  4. Yushin "Thunder" Okami | 30-8-0
  5. Costas Philippou | 13-4-0, 1 NC
  6. Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch | 18-7-0
  7. Francis "Limitless" Carmont | 22-10-0
  8. Brad Tavares | 12-3-0
  9. Derek Brunson | 12-3-0
  10. Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko | 50-9-0

  11. Mamed "Cannibal" Khalidov | 29-4-2
  12. Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin | 14-4-0, 1 NC
  13. Uriah "Prime Time" Hall | 9-4-0
  14. Ed "Short Fuse" Herman | 21-10-0, 1 NC
  15. Nate "The Great" Marquardt | 33-13-2
  16. Cung Le | 9-3-0
  17. Brandon "Bull" Halsey | 8-0-0
  18. Luke "The Bigslow" Barnatt | 8-1-0
  19. Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira | 8-3-0
  20. Clint "Headbussa" Hester | 11-3-0

  21. Sean "Tarzan" Strickland | 15-0-0
  22. Rafael "Sapo" Natal | 18-6-1
  23. Caio "Hellboy" Magalhães | 8-1-0
  24. Alan "The Talent" Belcher | 18-8-0
  25. Andrew "Highlight" Craig | 9-3-0
  26. Dave Branch | 14-3-0
  27. Tom "Kong" Watson | 17-7-0
  28. Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad | 13-4-0
  29. Chris Camozzi | 19-9-0
  30. Antônio Braga Neto | 9-2-0, 1 NC

  31. Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou | 10-0-0
  32. Vyacheslav "Slava" Vasilevsky | 25-2-0
  33. Thiago "Marreta" Santos | 9-3-0
  34. Nick "The Promise" Ring | 13-3-0
  35. "Filthy" Tom Lawlor | 9-5-0, 1 NC
  36. Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone | 10-4-0
  37. Bruno "Carioca" Santos | 14-2-0
  38. Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith | 12-5-0
  39. Krzysztof Jotko | 15-1-0
  40. Riki Fukuda | 21-7-0

  41. Brett "Fudoshin" Cooper | 20-10-0
  42. James Te Huna | 16-8-0
  43. Doug "Rhino" Marshall | 18-8-0
  44. Maiquel "Big Rig" Falcao | 32-7-0, 1 NC
  45. Eddie "Truck" Gordon | 7-1-0
  46. Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove | 21-14-0, 1 NC
  47. Michał "Cipao" Materla | 21-4-0
  48. Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef | 29-11-1, 1 NC
  49. "Smilin" Sam Alvey | 23-6-0, 1 NC
  50. Claudio "Hannibal" Silva | 11-1-0

  51. Roger Gracie | 6-2-0
  52. Dylan "The Villain" Andrews | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  53. Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola | 14-4-0
  54. Dan "Cosmo" Cramer | 11-4-0
  55. Brad "Bear" Scott | 9-3-0
  56. "King" Kevin Casey | 8-3-0, 1 NC
  57. Sultan Aliev | 13-1-0
  58. Stanislav "Staki" Nedkov | 12-1-0, 1 NC
  59. Michael "Judo" Kuiper | 12-4-0
  60. Scott Askham | 12-1-0

  61. Rich "Ace" Franklin | 29-7-0, 1 NC
  62. Matt "Deep Waters" Riddle | 8-3-0, 2 NC
  63. Josh "Anqa" Samman | 10-2-0
  64. Tor "The Hammer" Troéng | 15-7-1
  65. Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  66. Bubba "The Menace" McDaniel | 23-9-0
  67. Chris "The Crippler" Leben | 22-11-0
  68. Tomasz "Gorilla" Drwal | 21-4-1
  69. Brian "The Professional Predator" Rogers | 11-7-0
  70. Elvis "The King" Mutapcic | 14-3-0

  71. Buddy Roberts | 12-3-0
  72. Warlley Alves | 7-0-0
  73. Jay "The Spider Killer" Silva | 9-9-0
  74. Mats Nilsson | 11-3-1
  75. Danillo "Indio" Villefort | 14-5-0
  76. Dongi "The Ox" Yang | 11-3-0
  77. Brennan "Irish Bad Boy" Ward | 9-3-0
  78. Jason Butcher | 8-1-0
  79. Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory | 12-3-0
  80. Faycal Hucin | 10-3-0

  81. Ramazan Emeev | 11-3-0
  82. Anatoly Tokov | 16-1-0
  83. Lumumba "Heavy Hands" Sayers | 6-5-0
  84. Michail "The Lonely Wolf" Tsarev | 28-4-0
  85. "The Hunter" Ben Reiter | 15-0-1
  86. Papy "Makambo" Abedi | 9-3-0
  87. Mikkel Parlo | 12-2-0
  88. Rafael Carvalho | 10-1-0
  89. Brian "B-Hue" Houston | 4-3-0
  90. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith | 18-10-0, 1 NC

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

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