Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

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 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Tyron Woodley  (35) 18-3-1
1431
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 13-2-1
847
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 WW] Jorge Masvidal
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 28-11-0
777
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (39) 25-7-0
720
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#20 WW] Colby Covington
5
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (32) 27-9-0
704
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
6
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 32-12-0
586
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
7
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 29-6-0
494
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 WW] Lorenz Larkin
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 WW] Rory MacDonald
8
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 17-4-1
447
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
9
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-9-0
443
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs [#55 WW] Darren Till
10
 
US Nate Diaz  (32) 19-11-0
411
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
 
11
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (29) 9-2-0
395
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#128 WW] Jordan Mein
 
12
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 19-4-0
379
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
13
 
US Neil Magny  (30) 19-6-0
377
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 WW] Carlos Condit
14
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (31) 25-3-0
358
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Gunnar Nelson
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 WW] Mike Perry
15
 
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-10-0
348
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 WW] Neil Magny
16
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
345
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#80 WW] Brian Foster
 
17
 
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 11-1-0
332
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Sergio Moraes
 
18
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
324
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#56 WW] Chidi Njokuani
 
19
 
UK Paul Daley  (34) 40-15-2
320
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
20
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 12-1-0
305
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Demian Maia
21
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (31) 18-7-0
269
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 WW] Paul Daley
 
22
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
252
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
23
 
US Mike Perry  (26) 11-1-0
232
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#361 WW] Alex Reyes
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
24
 
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 14-3-0
230
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
25
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-4-1
221
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Colby Covington
 
26
 
US Rick Story  (33) 19-9-0
213
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
27
 
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (23) 12-0-0
211
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#46 WW] Brett Cooper
 
28
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (34) 13-2-0
205
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
29
 
BR Thiago Alves  (34) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
 
30
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (31) 16-7-0
198
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
31
 
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#109 WW] Nathan Coy
 
32
 
US Tim Means  (33) 27-8-1
192
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#90 WW] Alex Garcia
 
33
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
189
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Mike Perry
 
34
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 19-8-1
171
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#114 WW] Shamil Amirov
 
35
 
US Niko Price  (28) 10-0-0
171
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#54 WW] Alan Jouban
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#63 WW] Vicente Luque
36
 
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 14-4-0
170
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#70 WW] Erick Silva
 
37
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 32-9-1
166
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#249 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
 
38
 
DE Peter Sobotta  (30) 17-5-1
159
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 WW] Ben Saunders
 
39
1
US Jesse Taylor  (34) 31-15-0
157
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#104 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
40
1
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
157
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
41
1
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#128 WW] Jordan Mein
 
42
1
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 17-5-0
150
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#89 WW] Lyman Good
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#87 WW] Max Griffin
43
2
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
149
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] Diego Sanchez
44
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#113 WW] Ismael de Jesus
 
45
 
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
46
 
US Brett Cooper  (30) 23-13-0
142
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#27 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
 
47
 
PL Aslambek Saidov  (33) 21-5-0
142
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#99 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
 
48
 
US Sean Strickland  (26) 18-2-0
140
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Kamaru Usman
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#92 WW] Court McGee
49
 
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 34-11-0
139
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
50
 
JP Keita Nakamura  (33) 33-8-2
137
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Alex Morono
 

Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

Previous Official Release: 10/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#94] Saad Awad-, [#107] Tyler Stinson*, [#167] Evangelista Santos*, [#225] Stanislav Vlasenko+, [#296] Sage Northcutt-, [#370] Larue Burley-, [#395] Hayward Charles+, [#415] Dave Burrow*, [#503] Eulogio Fernandez!, [#580] Maicon Mendonca-, [#641] Akihiro Takanabe!, [#647] Luis Magana!, [#648] Joao Bonfim!, [#649] Christophe Van Dijck!, [#650] Zelimkhan Umhadziev!

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 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650

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    • Pandase says:

      How gets Jesse Taylor so much credit for exhibition bouts?

      jcs, could you elaborate on that nationality adjustments thing? It affects TUF house somehow?

      Actually looking at Taylor and Okami track in the ranks
      Yushin lose to Fitch (#27 WW) by decision in a major org, drop from #24 MW to #75 WW (1/1/16)
      JT lose to an unranked welter by first round sub in a minor org, drop from #30 MW to #53 WW (1/1/15)

      Both fights were in America so I dont know what might cause such dissadjustment

    • jcs says:

      Okami is an unusual case… Have to determine whether his profile should be excluded from the nationality adjustments we do since he entered and exited in relatively quick fashion… plus considering his past UFC background.

      Update: I did find an edge case issue… investigating potential alteration.

    • Delte says:

      It’s strange because I remember checking this rankings just after Okami beat Bradley and it had actually computed, for both. I can’t remember exactly but placed Okami around #40, so it looked right.
      I looked the ranks a couple of months after and he had been relegated to his place prior to beating Bradley, #57 or so, for no apparent reason.

      Suzuki may be conidered a local fighter but he was ranked as high as #90 in 2016 by FightMatrix

      By the way, Okami dropped from #24 to #89 for losing to Fitch (#27 WW) in his debut in the weightclass. Not sure if that’s legit, it may be but coupled with the Bradley thing it just seemed like a dissadjustment on the ranking of this guy.

      Thanks for the quick response

    • jcs says:

      Okami gained points from the Bradley win, but he seems to have gotten hit by the semi-annual nationality adjustment after the fight because he spent much of the year in Japan fighting local fighters. Will need to investigate further to see if that is legit.

    • Delte says:

      There is a bug in your software, or seems to be. If so I detected one but it could mean there is more. Is there no human intervention checking this software generated rankings?

      Okami’s win over Paul Bradley (#54 WW at the time) didnt computed in the rankings. Okami actually fell some spots after the win. Could someone explain this?

    • John Short says:

      Yeah I really like Fight Matrix Rankings and they are my go to to compare my rankings to. Then I see stuff like Nate Diaz ranked at #6 at WW just because he fought a former FW who’s now a LW at WW and lost but yet Emil Meek is in the Top 10 and Rory MacDonald is outside of the Top 10. That really messes these Rankings up. Here’s my current persoanl WW Top 10 Rankings
      1. Woodley 2. Thompson 3. Maia 4. Lawler 5. MacDonald 6. Condit 7. Masvidal 8. Larkin 9. Cerrone 10 Magny

    • Kevin says:

      Wtf is Nate Diaz doing ranked 6th at WW lol

    • Jess Sell says:

      Just noting that Jos Eichelberger – welter weight – has had a fight since Josh Cavan – he has a win over Clarence Jordan in Feb 2016.


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