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

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

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva mmaweekly.com
    Anderson Silva
    "The Spider"
    33-6-0
  7. 7

    Tim Kennedy mmaweekly.com
    Tim Kennedy
    18-4-0
  8. 8

    Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi mmaweekly.com
    Gegard Mousasi
    "The Dreamcatcher"
    35-4-2
  9. 9

    Michael "The Count" Bisping mmaweekly.com
    Michael Bisping
    "The Count"
    25-6-0
  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. Thales Leites | 24-4-0
  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. Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko | 50-8-0
  9. Brad Tavares | 12-3-0
  10. Mamed "Cannibal" Khalidov | 29-4-2

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

  21. Caio "Hellboy" Magalhães | 8-1-0
  22. Rafael "Sapo" Natal | 17-6-1
  23. Alan "The Talent" Belcher | 18-8-0
  24. Andrew "Highlight" Craig | 9-3-0
  25. "Filthy" Tom Lawlor | 9-5-0, 1 NC
  26. Chris Camozzi | 19-8-0
  27. Dave Branch | 14-3-0
  28. Tom "Kong" Watson | 17-7-0
  29. Antônio Braga Neto | 9-2-0, 1 NC
  30. Magnus "Jycken" Cedenblad | 12-4-0

  31. Thiago "Marreta" Santos | 9-3-0
  32. Nick "The Promise" Ring | 13-3-0
  33. Bruno "Carioca" Santos | 15-1-0
  34. Nick "The Jersey Devil" Catone | 10-4-0
  35. Maiquel "Big Rig" Falcao | 32-7-0, 1 NC
  36. Dylan "The Villain" Andrews | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  37. Riki Fukuda | 21-7-0
  38. Trevor "Hot Sauce" Smith | 12-5-0
  39. Doug "Rhino" Marshall | 18-7-0
  40. James Te Huna | 16-8-0

  41. Vyacheslav "Slava" Vasilevsky | 24-2-0
  42. Brett "Fudoshin" Cooper | 20-10-0
  43. Eddie "Truck" Gordon | 7-1-0
  44. Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou | 9-0-0
  45. Tor "The Hammer" Troeng | 16-6-1
  46. Roger Gracie | 6-2-0
  47. Jesse "JT Money" Taylor | 27-10-0
  48. "King" Kevin Casey | 8-3-0, 1 NC
  49. Krzysztof Jotko | 14-1-0
  50. Claudio Henrique "Hannibal" Da Silva | 11-1-0

  51. Stanislav "Staki" Nedkov | 12-1-0, 1 NC
  52. Brad "Bear" Scott | 9-3-0
  53. Brandon "Bull" Halsey | 7-0-0
  54. Rich "Ace" Franklin | 29-7-0, 1 NC
  55. Bubba "The Menace" McDaniel | 22-8-0
  56. Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove | 19-14-0, 1 NC
  57. Josh Samman | 10-2-0
  58. Michael "Judo" Kuiper | 12-4-0
  59. "Smilin" Sam Alvey | 23-6-0, 1 NC
  60. Brian "The Professional Predator" Rogers | 11-6-0

  61. Alessio "Legionarius" Sakara | 15-11-0, 1 NC
  62. Karlos "The Terminator" Vemola | 14-4-0
  63. Brennan "Irish Bad Boy" Ward | 9-2-0
  64. Chris "The Crippler" Leben | 22-11-0
  65. Sultan Aliev | 13-1-0
  66. Scott Askham | 13-0-0
  67. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 14-2-1
  68. Michał "Cipao" Materla | 20-4-0
  69. Mats Nilsson | 11-3-1
  70. Warlley Alves | 7-0-0

  71. Matt "Deep Waters" Riddle | 8-3-0, 2 NC
  72. Papy "Makambo" Abedi | 9-3-0
  73. Dongi "The Ox" Yang | 11-3-0
  74. Buddy Roberts | 12-3-0
  75. Brian "B-Hue" Houston | 4-2-0
  76. Jason Butcher | 7-1-0
  77. Mikkel Parlo | 12-2-0
  78. Jared "The Messenger" Hamman | 13-6-0
  79. Elvis "The King" Mutapcic | 14-3-0
  80. Andreas "Sweet Swede" Spang | 8-3-0

  81. Ricardo "Demente" Abreu | 5-0-0
  82. Dan "Cosmo" Cramer | 10-4-0
  83. Vitor Vianna | 12-3-1
  84. Jay "The Spider Killer" Silva | 9-9-0
  85. Nordine Taleb | 9-2-0
  86. Marcelo "Magrão" Guimarães | 9-1-1
  87. Luke Zachrich | 14-3-0
  88. Danillo "Indio" Villefort | 14-5-0
  89. Lumumba "Heavy Hands" Sayers | 6-5-0
  90. Collin "The Dick" Hart | 6-3-1

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

As community members update their rankings, the consensus list will react in real-time. For Top Middleweights - 185 lbs., the 100 most-recently updated member lists will be included.

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