Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

Welterweight (162.0-175.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.


Ranked Fighters: 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Johny Hendricks  (30) 16-2-0
749
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
2
 
US Tyron Woodley  (31) 13-2-0
521
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
Next Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
3
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (24) 16-2-0
513
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Tyron Woodley
4
 
CU Hector Lombard  (36) 34-4-1
499
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Jake Shields
 
5
 
US Robbie Lawler  (32) 22-10-0
421
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 WW] Jake Ellenberger
6
 
US Carlos Condit  (29) 29-8-0
409
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
7
 
US Ben Askren  (29) 12-0-0
378
Last Fight: 7/31/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 5/30/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#116 MW] Bakhtiyar Abbasov
8
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (32) 19-2-1
352
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] John Hathaway
 
9
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (29) 29-7-0
349
Last Fight: 7/27/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Robbie Lawler
10
 
US Jake Shields  (35) 29-7-1
345
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Hector Lombard
 
11
 
US Matt Brown  (33) 18-11-0
344
Last Fight: 8/17/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Mike Pyle
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#27 WW] Erick Silva
12
 
BR Demian Maia  (36) 18-6-0
341
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 WW] Mike Pierce
13
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (34) 16-6-0
337
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#28 WW] Steve Carl
Next Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#23 WW] Jon Fitch
14
 
DK Martin Kampmann  (31) 20-7-0
284
Last Fight: 8/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
 
15
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (27) 15-3-0
258
Last Fight: 1/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#77 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
 
16
 
US Douglas Lima  (26) 25-5-0
253
Last Fight: 9/20/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 WW] Ben Saunders
 
17
 
US Mike Pyle  (38) 26-9-1
234
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
18
 
US Kelvin Gastelum   8-0-0
218
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Rick Story
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 WW] Nicholas Musoke
19
 
US Rick Hawn  (37) 18-2-0
218
Last Fight: 11/22/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#140 WW] Ron Keslar
 
20
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (25) 12-0-1
214
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#134 WW] Omari Akhmedov
 
21
11
US Ryan LaFlare  (30) 11-0-0
212
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] John Howard
 
22
1
US Josh Burkman  (33) 27-10-0
205
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#59 WW] Tyler Stinson
 
23
1
US Jon Fitch  (36) 25-6-1
196
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#75 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
Next Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#13 WW] Rousimar Palhares
24
1
US Rick Story  (29) 16-8-0
189
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
25
1
US Mike Pierce  (33) 17-6-0
184
Last Fight: 10/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Rousimar Palhares
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 WW] Demian Maia
26
1
CA Jordan Mein  (24) 27-9-0
181
Last Fight: 4/20/2013 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Matt Brown
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#43 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
27
1
BR Erick Silva  (29) 16-4-0
180
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#130 WW] Takenori Sato
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#11 WW] Matt Brown
28
1
US Steve Carl  (29) 21-4-0
178
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#13 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
29
1
US Josh Koscheck  (36) 17-8-0
174
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
30
1
US Brandon Thatch   11-1-0
166
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#71 WW] Paulo Thiago
 
31
30
US Adam McDonough  (28) 11-0-0
166
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#63 WW] Nathan Coy
 
32
1
RU Adlan Amagov  (29) 13-2-1
162
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#69 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
33
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (23) 15-1-0
160
Last Fight: 3/14/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#212 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#90 WW] Sam Oropeza
34
 
US Gerald Harris  (34) 22-5-0
160
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#95 WW] Jorge Santiago
 
35
 
US Jason High  (32) 18-4-0
158
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#111 WW] Anthony Lapsley
 
36
 
US Nate Marquardt  (34) 32-13-2
155
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#20 LHW] James Te Huna
37
 
IE Cathal Pendred  (26) 13-2-1
147
Last Fight: 6/01/2013 [CageWarriors] vs  [#201 MW] Che Mills
 
38
8
US John Howard  (31) 22-9-0
134
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
39
 
US Dennis Hallman  (38) 53-14-2
133
Last Fight: 12/21/2013 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Aleksey Shapovalov
 
40
 
CA Ryan Ford  (32) 22-4-0
128
Last Fight: 2/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#225 WW] Joel Powell
 
41
 
AF Siyar Bahadurzada  (29) 21-6-1
125
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] John Howard
 
42
 
US Court McGee  (29) 16-4-0
124
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
43
 
BR Hernani Perpetuo  (28) 17-3-0
124
Last Fight: 8/25/2013 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#110 WW] Tommy Depret
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#26 WW] Jordan Mein
44
 
BR Andre Santos   36-9-0
123
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 
45
 
CA Sean Pierson  (38) 14-6-0
122
Last Fight: 6/15/2013 [UFC] vs  [#73 WW] Kenny Robertson
 
46
 
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (29) 21-4-1
121
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [Legend] vs  [#74 WW] Paul Daley
 
47
 
US Stephen Thompson  (31) 9-1-0
119
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Robert Whittaker
 
48
 
SE Nicholas Musoke   12-2-0
118
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#106 WW] Viscardi Andrade
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#18 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
49
 
US Tim Means  (30) 20-5-1
118
Last Fight: 1/31/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#222 WW] Artenas Young
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#98 WW] Neil Magny
50
1
US Ben Saunders  (31) 16-6-2
116
Last Fight: 9/20/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 WW] Douglas Lima
 

Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

Previous Official Release: 4/09/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#207] Mike Bronzoulis+, [#404] Sebastian Baron!, [#427] Jamie Yager*

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other


Ranked Fighters: 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500

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