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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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    Chris "All American" Weidman mmaweekly.com
    Chris Weidman
    "All American"
    11-0-0
  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"
    21-4-0
  4. 4

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

    Luke Rockhold mmaweekly.com
    Luke Rockhold
    11-2-0
  6. 6

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

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Anderson Silva
    "The Spider"
    33-6-0
  8. 8

    Michael "The Count" Bisping mmaweekly.com
    Michael Bisping
    "The Count"
    24-6-0
  9. 9

    Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz mmaweekly.com
    Mark Munoz
    "The Filipino Wrecking Machine"
    13-4-0
  10. 10

    Francis "Limitless" Carmont mmaweekly.com
    Francis Carmont
    "Limitless"
    22-8-0

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  1. Yushin "Thunder" Okami | 30-8-0
  2. Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero | 8-1-0
  3. Costas Philippou | 12-4-0, 1 NC
  4. Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch | 17-6-0
  5. Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi | 34-4-2
  6. Brad Tavares | 12-2-0
  7. Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko | 50-7-0
  8. Thales Leites | 23-4-0
  9. C.B. "The Doberman" Dollaway | 14-5-0
  10. Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin | 14-2-0, 1 NC

  11. Alan "The Talent" Belcher | 18-8-0
  12. Mamed "Cannibal" Khalidov | 28-4-2
  13. Derek Brunson | 11-3-0
  14. Cung Le | 9-2-0
  15. Luke "The Bigslow" Barnatt | 8-0-0
  16. Ed "Short Fuse" Herman | 20-10-0, 1 NC
  17. Rafael "Sapo" Natal | 17-5-1
  18. Chris Camozzi | 19-7-0
  19. "Filthy" Tom Lawlor | 9-5-0, 1 NC
  20. Uriah "Prime Time" Hall | 8-4-0

  21. Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira | 7-3-0
  22. Andrew "Highlight" Craig | 9-2-0
  23. Ronny Markes | 14-3-0
  24. Caio "Hellboy" Magalhaes | 8-1-0
  25. Tom "Kong" Watson | 16-7-0
  26. Clint Hester | 10-3-0
  27. Nick "The Promise" Ring | 13-3-0
  28. Antonio Braga Neto | 9-1-0, 1 NC
  29. Thiago "Marreta" Santos | 9-2-0
  30. Roger Gracie | 6-2-0

  31. Maiquel "Big Rig" Falcao | 32-5-0, 1 NC
  32. Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone | 10-4-0
  33. Daniel Sarafian | 8-4-0
  34. Doug "Rhino" Marshall | 18-7-0
  35. Dave Branch | 13-3-0
  36. Sean "Tarzan" Strickland | 14-0-0
  37. Brett "Fudoshin" Cooper | 20-9-0
  38. Stanislav "Staki" Nedkov | 12-1-0, 1 NC
  39. Riki Fukuda | 20-7-0
  40. Tor "The Hammer" Troeng | 16-5-1

  41. Rich "Ace" Franklin | 29-7-0, 1 NC
  42. Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad | 11-4-0
  43. Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith | 11-5-0
  44. Jesse "JT Money" Taylor | 27-9-0
  45. Claudio Henrique "Hannibal" Da Silva | 11-1-0
  46. Dylan "The Villain" Andrews | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  47. Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  48. Michael "Judo" Kuiper | 12-4-0
  49. Krzysztof Jotko | 14-0-0
  50. Brad "Bear" Scott | 9-3-0

  51. Bubba McDaniel | 21-8-0
  52. Chris "The Crippler" Leben | 22-11-0
  53. Josh Samman | 10-2-0
  54. Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove | 19-14-0, 1 NC
  55. Buddy Roberts | 12-3-0
  56. Vyacheslav "Slava" Vasilevsky | 20-2-0
  57. Dongi "The Ox" Yang | 11-3-0
  58. Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef | 27-11-1, 1 NC
  59. Dan "Cosmo" Cramer | 10-4-0
  60. Brian "The Professional Predator" Rogers | 10-6-0

  61. Brennan "Irish Bad Boy" Ward | 9-2-0
  62. Sultan Aliev | 9-1-0
  63. Mikkel Parlo | 12-2-0
  64. Papy "Makambo" Abedi | 9-3-0
  65. Bruno "Carioca" Santos | 14-1-0
  66. Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola | 14-4-0
  67. Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou | 9-0-0
  68. Jared "The Messenger" Hamman | 13-6-0
  69. Matt "Deep Waters" Riddle | 8-3-0, 2 NC
  70. Brian "B-Hue" Houston | 4-2-0

  71. Michał "Cipao" Materla | 20-4-0
  72. Mats Nilsson | 11-3-1
  73. Danillo "Indio" Villefort | 14-5-0
  74. Kevin "King" Casey | 7-3-0
  75. "Smilin" Sam Alvey | 21-5-0, 1 NC
  76. Vitor Vianna | 12-3-1
  77. Jason Butcher | 7-1-0
  78. Elvis "The King" Mutapcic | 13-3-0
  79. Andreas "Sweet Swede" Spang | 8-3-0
  80. Lumumba "Heavy Hands" Sayers | 6-4-0

  81. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith | 18-10-0, 1 NC
  82. Norman Paraisy | 14-3-2, 1 NC
  83. Jason "Mayhem" Miller | 24-9-0, 1 NC
  84. Collin "The Dick" Hart | 4-3-1
  85. Steve "The Robot" Cantwell | 7-6-0
  86. Jay "The Spider Killer" Silva | 9-9-0
  87. Andy "Tank Mode" Enz | 7-1-0
  88. Brandon Halsey | 6-0-0
  89. "The Fighting Texas Aggie" Bubba Bush | 7-2-0
  90. Kris "Savage" McCray | 8-5-0

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