Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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) 24-6-0
765
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Carlos Condit
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
4
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 27-11-0
739
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) 32-11-0
587
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next 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  [#15 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
9
 
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-10-0
417
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Demian Maia
 
10
 
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 [#13 WW] Douglas Lima
11
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 9-2-0
394
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 WW] Jordan Mein
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#48 WW] Nordine Taleb
12
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 16-4-1
382
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Tim Means
 
13
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 28-6-0
378
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#10 WW] Lorenz Larkin
14
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 18-4-0
357
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#40 WW] Paul Daley
15
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 16-2-1
344
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Alan Jouban
 
16
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-2-0
308
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 WW] Douglas Lima
 
17
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 29-7-1
306
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#33 WW] Jake Shields
 
18
 
US Kamaru Usman  (28) 10-1-0
298
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 WW] Sean Strickland
 
19
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-3-1
292
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 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
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 13-1-0
239
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Roan Carneiro
 
22
28
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  [#48 WW] Nordine Taleb
 
24
1
UK Leon Edwards  (25) 13-3-0
205
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] Vicente Luque
 
25
1
US Colby Covington  (29) 11-1-0
204
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Bryan Barberena
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
26
2
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
27
 
BR Thiago Alves  (33) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
 
28
7
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
198
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Mike Perry
 
29
5
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
198
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
30
1
US Zak Cummings  (32) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#96 WW] Nathan Coy
 
31
1
US Brett Cooper  (29) 23-12-0
188
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#60 WW] Aslambek Saidov
 
32
1
US Tim Means  (33) 26-8-1
184
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
33
1
US Jake Shields  (38) 31-9-1
182
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#17 WW] Jon Fitch
 
34
1
US Ben Saunders  (34) 21-7-2
173
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 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  [#101 WW] Luan Chagas
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#72 WW] Yancy Medeiros
36
2
US Niko Price  (27) 10-0-0
164
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#64 WW] Alex Morono
 
37
1
US Alan Jouban  (34) 15-5-0
161
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
38
1
BR Roan Carneiro  (38) 21-11-0
159
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
39
1
PL Borys Mankowski  (27) 19-5-1
155
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#150 WW] John Maguire
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#10 MW] Mamed Khalidov
40
1
UK Paul Daley  (34) 39-14-2
153
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#89 WW] Brennan Ward
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 WW] Rory MacDonald
41
1
US Sean Strickland  (26) 18-2-0
152
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
42
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 12-2-1
149
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#409 WW] Davi Ramos
 
43
 
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#50 LW] Derek Anderson
44
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 26-14-0
144
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#169 WW] Brandon Girtz
 
45
3
US Ben Askren  (32) 15-0-0
142
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#99 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
Next Fight: 5/26/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#203 MW] Agilan Thani
46
1
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 16-5-0
139
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#68 WW] Keita Nakamura
 
47
1
UK Tom Breese  (25) 10-1-0
139
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#41 WW] Sean Strickland
 
48
1
FR Nordine Taleb  (35) 12-4-0
136
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#11 WW] Emil Weber Meek
49
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 17-4-0
136
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Leon Edwards
Next Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#67 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
50
NR
US Bryan Barberena  (27) 13-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#400 WW] Joe Proctor
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#419] Leandro Rodrigues Pontes-, [#424] Alexey Valivakhin!, [#432] Javier Fuentes!, [#519] Brandon Suber!, [#552] Thiago Santos!, [#578] Dustin Parrish*, [#601] Alejandro Martinez-, [#643] David Mundell+, [#646] Shane Brady!, [#647] Andre Balschmieter!, [#648] Silmar Nunes!, [#649] Georgi Stoyanov!, [#650] Derek Boyle!

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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