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411 MMA Rankings 02.13.18: Middleweight Division – Georges St. Pierre, Robert Whittaker, More

February 13, 2018 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Middleweight Division (185 pounds)


1) Georges St. Pierre (26-2)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: May 19, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michael Bisping – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Johny Hendricks – Win via decision (split) – UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks – November 16, 2013

– vs. Nick Diaz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz – March 16, 2013

– vs. Carlos Condit – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit – November 17, 2012

– vs. Jake Shields – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields – April 30, 2011

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Well, that was quick. GSP vacated the UFC middleweight championship 33 days after winning it. In December, he announced he was suffering from colitis (the same disease Brock Lesnar faced years ago) and did not want the division to stagnant while he dealt with it. For the time being, I’ll keep GSP at the top of this list, though it appears likely, should he continue to pursue his fight career, he will return to welterweight.



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

Comment: In wake of GSP’s forfeiture, Whittaker was named the undisputed champion (though how that makes sense is unclear). Whittaker was all set to headline the UFC’s return to Australia this past weekend but had to withdraw back in January. A combination of injuries and infections forced him from the fight to determine the new champion. He expects to be back in action by the summer.



3) Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 1, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexander Shlemenko – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 185 – October 20, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Mousasi was victorious in his Bellator debut Friday night which saw him pick up his sixth consecutive win in a decision against Alexander Shlemenko.



4) Yoel Romero (13-2)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: April 30, 1977

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Luke Rockhold – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 221 – February 11, 2018

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Because Romero missed weight by 2.7 pounds and forfeited a percentage of his purse money, but this weekend ended on a positive note for the Cuban as he knocked out Luke Rockhold in the third round. As he missed weight, despite beating Rockhold, he will not become the interim middleweight champion. However, a title fight with Robert Whittaker appears imminent this summer.



5) Michael Bisping (30-9)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: February 28, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – November 25, 2017

– vs. Georges St. Pierre – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Luke Rockhold (16-4)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: October 17, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Yoel Romero – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 221 – February 11, 2018

– vs. David Branch – Win via TKO (submission to strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 16, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: You’ve got to feel for Rockhold, he gets his first crack at a UFC title since he lost the championship to Michael Bisping in 2016. He ends up being knocked out by an overweight Yoel Romero (his third knockout loss in the UFC). Back to the drawing board he goes.



7) Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (25-5, 1 No Contest)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: December 7, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Derek Brunson – Win via KO (head kick and punches) – UFC on Fox – January 27, 2018

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) Chris Weidman (14-3)

Height: 6’2

Birthday: June 17, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via submission (arm triangle choke) – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Weidman has not been given a firm timeframe when he may return but he hopes it will be around the summer. He has been out of action thanks to a thumb injury that required surgery to replace a ligament with one from his wrist.



9) Kelvin Gastelum (14-3, 1 NC)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: October 24, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michael Bisping – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – November 25, 2017

– vs. Chris Weidman – Loss via submission (arm triangle choke) – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017

– 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

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:

– vs. Tomasz Narkun – KSW 42 – March 3, 2018

Comment: Poland’s KSW will see a champion vs. champion main event on March 3rd with middleweight champ Mamed Khalidov fighting light heavyweight champion Tomasz Narkun at a catchweight of 198 pounds. Khalidov was the inaugural light heavyweight champion for the promotion in 2009 but he forfeited the title after one defense to compete at middleweight. Narkun defeated Goran Reljic in 2015 and has defended his title three times.



11) Derek Brunson (18-6)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: January 4, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jacare Souza – Loss via KO (head kick and punches) – UFC on Fox – January 27, 2018

– vs. Lyoto Machida – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – October 28, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Rafael Carvalho (15-1)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: July 27, 1986

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alessio Sakara – Win via KO (elbow) – Bellator 189 – December 9, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Bellator’s middleweight champion hopes to defend his title against Gegard Mousasi next.



13) David Branch (21-4)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: September 26, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Luke Rockhold – Loss via TKO (submission to strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 16, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Thiago Santos – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018



14) Thiago Santos (17-5)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: January 7, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Anthony Smith – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 3, 2018

– vs. Jack Hermansson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 28, 2017

– vs. Gerald Meerschaert – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

– vs. Jack Marshman – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 19, 2017

– vs. Eric Spicely – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – September 24, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. David Branch – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018




15) Uriah Hall (13-8)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: July 31, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Krzysztof Jotko – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 16, 2017

– vs. Gegard Mousasi – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

– vs. Derek Brunson – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – September 17, 2016

– vs. Robert Whittaker – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm – November 14, 2015

– vs. Gegard Mousasi – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – September 27, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Paulo Henrique Costa – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018