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411 MMA Rankings 07.11.17: Middleweight Division

July 11, 2017 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Michael Bisping

411’s Official MMA Rankings: Middleweight Division


1) Michael Bisping (29-7)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: February 28, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dan Henderson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2 – October 8, 2016

– vs. Luke Rockhold – Win via KO (punches) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 – June 4, 2016

– vs. Anderson Silva – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping – February 27, 2016

– vs. Thales Leites – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites – July 18, 2015

– vs. C.B. Dollaway – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 186 – April 25, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Robert Whittaker (19-4)

Height: 6′

Birthday: December 20, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Yoel Romero – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

– vs. Jacare Souza – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Derek Brunson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 26, 2016

– vs. Rafael Natal – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 197: Jones vs. St. Preux – April 23, 2016

– vs. Uriah Hall – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm – November 14, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 1, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Chris Weidman – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 210 – April 6, 2017

– vs. Uriah Hall – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

– vs. Vitor Belfort – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 204 – October 8, 2016

– vs. Thiago Santos – Win via KO (punches) – UFC 200 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Thales Leites – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 27, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: He reached free agency following his win over Chris Weidman in the spring, and now Mousasi has officially signed a deal with Bellator. Gegard announced the move yesterday and he figures to be in a position to make more money than the UFC was wiling to offer. His octagon run concludes for now with a 9-3 record and he’s currently one of the hottest middleweights in the world. Rafael Carvalho, watch out.



4) Yoel Romero (12-2)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: April 30, 1977

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

– vs. Chris Weidman – Win via KO (flying knee) – UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor – November 12, 2016

– vs. Jacare Souza – Win via decision (split) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Lyoto Machida – Win via KO (elbows) – UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero – June 27, 2015

– vs. Tim Kennedy – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 178: Cerrone vs. Alvarez – September 27, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Luke Rockhold (14-3)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: October 17, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michael Bisping – Loss via KO (punches) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 – June 4, 2016

– vs. Chris Weidman – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Lyoto Machida – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold – April 18, 2015

– vs. Michael Bisping – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Rockhold – November 8, 2014

– vs. Tim Boetsch – Win via submission (inverted triangle-kimura) – UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira – April 26, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (24-5, 1 No Contest)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: December 7, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Tim Boetsch – Win via submission (kimura) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

– vs. Vitor Belfort – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic – May 14, 2016

– vs. Yoel Romero – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Chris Camozzi – Win via submission (armbar) – UFC on FOX: Machida vs. Rockhold – April 18, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Chris Weidman (13-3)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: June 17, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Gegard Mousasi – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 210 – April 6, 2017

– vs. Yoel Romero – Loss via KO (flying knee) – UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor – November 12, 2016

– vs. Luke Rockhold – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Vitor Belfort – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 187: Cormier vs. Johnson – May 23, 2015

– vs. Lyoto Machida – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida – July 5, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017



8) Anderson Silva (34-8, 1 NC)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: April 14, 1975

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Derek Brunson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

– vs. Daniel Cormier – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Michael Bisping – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping – February 27, 2016

– vs. Nick Diaz – No Contest (Originally a decision win, overturned because of a failed drug test) – UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz – January 31, 2015

– vs. Chris Weidman – Loss via TKO (injury) – UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 – December 28, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Dave Branch (21-3)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: September 26, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Krzysztof Jotko – Win via decision (split) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Louis Taylor – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – WSOF 34 – December 31, 2016

– vs. Vinny Magalhaes – Win via decision (unanimous) – WSOF 33 – October 7, 2016

– vs. Clifford Starks – Win via decision (unanimous) – WSOF 30 – April 2, 2016

– vs. Teddy Holder – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – WSOF 23 – September 18, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Mamed Khalidov (34-4-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: July 17, 1980

Currently Fighting With: KSW

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Borys Mankowski – Win via decision (unanimous) – KSW 39 – May 27, 2017

– vs. Luke Barnatt – Win via KO (punches) – ACB 54 – March 11, 2017

– vs. Azuz Karoglu – Win via decision (split) – KSW 35 – May 27, 2016

– vs. Michal Materla – Win via KO (flying knee) – KSW 33 – November 28, 2015

– vs. Brett Cooper – Win via decision (unanimous) – KSW 29 – December 6, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Derek Brunson (17-5)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: January 4, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Daniel Kelly – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – June 10, 2017

– vs. Anderson Silva – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 26, 2016

– vs. Uriah Hall – Win via TKO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – September 17, 2016

– vs. Roan Carneiro – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – February 21, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Rafael Carvalho (14-1)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: July 27, 1986

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Melvin Manhood – Win via KO (head kick) – Bellator 176 – April 8, 2017

– vs. Melvin Manhoef – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 155 – May 20, 2016

– vs. Brandon Halsey – Win via KO (body kick) – Bellator 144 – October 23, 2015

– vs. Joe Schilling – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 136 – April 10, 2015

– vs. Brian Rogers – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 125 – September 19, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Carvalho is the reigning middleweight champion in Bellator, but it looks like he’ll have to defend that title against Gegard Mousasi before long.



13) Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: May 20, 1984

Currently Fighting With: M-1 Challenge

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brandon Halsey – Win via TKO (strikes) – M-1 Challenge 79 – June 1, 2017

– vs. Paul Bradley – Win via decision (unanimous) – M-1 Challenge 75 – March 3, 2017

– vs. Kendall Grove – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 162 – October 21, 2016

– vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – M-1 Challenge 68 – June 16, 2016

– vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky – Win via decision (split) – M-1 Challenge 64 – February 19, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Krzysztof Jotko (19-2)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: August 19, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dave Branch – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Thales Leites – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

– vs. Tamdan McCrory – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 18, 2016

– vs. Brad Scott – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 27, 2016

– vs. Scott Askham – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – October 24, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




15) Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, 1 NC)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: October 24, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Vitor Belfort – No Contest (original win by Gastelum overturned due to marijuana) – UFC Fight Night – March 11, 2017

– vs. Tim Kennedy – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Johny Hendricks – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Neil Magny – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 21, 2015

– vs. Nate Marquardt – Win via TKO (corner stoppage) – UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum – June 13, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Chris Weidman – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017