Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

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) 17-3-1
1183
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 13-2-1
848
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
3
 
BR Demian Maia  (39) 25-6-0
812
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
4
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 27-11-0
724
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
5
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 32-12-0
587
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Demian Maia
 
6
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-8-0
467
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Robbie Lawler
7
 
US Nate Diaz  (32) 19-11-0
453
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
 
8
 
US Neil Magny  (29) 19-5-0
446
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
9
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (30) 18-5-0
412
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 WW] Douglas Lima
10
 
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-10-0
409
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Demian Maia
 
11
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 9-2-0
395
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 WW] Jordan Mein
 
12
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 16-4-1
382
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Tim Means
 
13
1
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 19-4-0
379
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 WW] Paul Daley
 
14
1
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 28-6-0
378
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 WW] Lorenz Larkin
15
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 16-2-1
344
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Alan Jouban
Next Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
16
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 29-7-1
307
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#33 WW] Jake Shields
 
17
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-2-0
304
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 WW] Douglas Lima
 
18
 
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 10-1-0
298
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#39 WW] Sean Strickland
 
19
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-3-1
292
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#25 WW] Colby Covington
20
 
US Rick Story  (32) 19-9-0
246
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
21
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 13-1-0
239
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Roan Carneiro
 
22
 
US Mike Perry  (25) 10-1-0
232
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Jake Ellenberger
 
23
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (30) 24-3-0
225
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#49 WW] Nordine Taleb
Next Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 WW] Gunnar Nelson
24
 
UK Leon Edwards  (25) 13-3-0
205
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Vicente Luque
 
25
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 11-1-0
204
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Bryan Barberena
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
26
1
BR Thiago Alves  (33) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
 
27
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (30) 16-6-0
198
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
28
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
198
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Mike Perry
 
29
 
US Zak Cummings  (32) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#97 WW] Nathan Coy
 
30
 
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
194
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
31
 
US Brett Cooper  (29) 23-12-0
188
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#58 WW] Aslambek Saidov
 
32
 
US Tim Means  (33) 26-8-1
183
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#87 WW] Alex Garcia
33
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 31-9-1
179
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#16 WW] Jon Fitch
 
34
 
US Ben Saunders  (34) 21-7-2
173
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#82 WW] Court McGee
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#94 WW] Peter Sobotta
35
 
BR Erick Silva  (32) 19-7-0
165
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#100 WW] Luan Chagas
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#73 WW] Yancy Medeiros
36
 
US Niko Price  (27) 10-0-0
163
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 WW] Alex Morono
 
37
 
US Alan Jouban  (34) 15-5-0
161
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
38
 
BR Roan Carneiro  (38) 21-11-0
159
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
39
1
US Sean Strickland  (26) 18-2-0
152
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
40
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 12-2-1
149
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#399 WW] Davi Ramos
 
41
9
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#177 WW] Ismael de Jesus
 
42
3
UK Paul Daley  (34) 39-15-2
144
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
43
1
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
44
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 26-14-0
144
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#172 WW] Brandon Girtz
 
45
1
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 16-5-0
139
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 WW] Keita Nakamura
 
46
1
UK Tom Breese  (25) 10-1-0
139
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 WW] Sean Strickland
 
47
1
US Bryan Barberena  (28) 13-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#398 WW] Joe Proctor
 
48
1
US Kenny Robertson  (33) 15-5-0
134
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Roan Carneiro
 
49
2
FR Nordine Taleb  (35) 12-4-0
134
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#362 WW] Oliver Enkamp
50
4
US Ben Askren  (32) 15-0-0
134
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#96 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
Next Fight: 5/26/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#204 MW] Agilan Thani

Issue Date: 5/21/2017 (Official Release: #541)

Previous Official Release: 5/14/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#157] Davy Gallon-, [#187] Waylon Lowe-, [#188] Aigun Akhmedov+, [#210] Cole Williams+, [#299] Dez Parker+, [#318] Glenn Sparv+, [#347] Nordin Asrih-, [#359] Marshall Martin*, [#403] Ashleigh Grimshaw-, [#430] Till Kinne-, [#473] Brad Burrick*, [#561] Artur Lemos-, [#621] Lom-Ali Nalgiev-

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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    • 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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