Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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  (34) 16-3-1
1040
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 13-1-1
874
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (34) 27-11-0
794
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (39) 24-6-0
765
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Carlos Condit
 
5
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 32-11-0
587
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
6
 
US Donald Cerrone  (33) 32-8-0
467
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
7
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 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 Lorenz Larkin  (30) 18-5-0
412
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Neil Magny
 
10
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 9-2-0
394
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Jordan Mein
 
11
 
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-10-0
389
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
12
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 28-6-0
378
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
13
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 18-4-0
373
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#41 WW] Paul Daley
14
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-2-0
309
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 WW] Douglas Lima
Next Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#46 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
15
1
US Jon Fitch  (38) 29-7-1
307
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#30 WW] Jake Shields
 
16
1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-3-1
292
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
 
17
1
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 15-2-1
291
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
18
1
US Kamaru Usman  (28) 9-1-0
252
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#57 WW] Warlley Alves
 
19
1
US Rick Story  (32) 19-9-0
246
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
20
1
US Jake Ellenberger  (31) 31-12-0
244
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
21
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 13-1-0
239
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Roan Carneiro
 
22
10
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (30) 24-3-0
225
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Nordine Taleb
 
23
1
US Tim Means  (33) 26-7-1
225
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#25 WW] Alex Oliveira
24
1
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
223
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
25
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (28) 15-4-1
211
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 WW] Tim Means
26
 
CA Patrick Cote  (36) 23-10-0
209
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#54 WW] Thiago Alves
27
 
US Colby Covington  (28) 11-1-0
204
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
28
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (30) 16-6-0
198
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
29
 
US Alan Jouban  (34) 15-4-0
190
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] Mike Perry
 
30
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 31-9-1
188
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#15 WW] Jon Fitch
 
31
 
US Brett Cooper  (29) 23-12-0
188
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#62 WW] Aslambek Saidov
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#62 WW] Aslambek Saidov
32
1
US Sean Strickland  (25) 18-1-0
177
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#49 WW] Tom Breese
 
33
1
US Ben Saunders  (33) 21-7-2
173
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#86 WW] Court McGee
 
34
1
UK Leon Edwards  (25) 12-3-0
172
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Albert Tumenov
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#44 WW] Vicente Luque
35
1
US Niko Price  (27) 10-0-0
170
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 WW] Alex Morono
 
36
1
US Zak Cummings  (32) 20-5-0
169
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
37
1
BR Erick Silva  (32) 19-7-0
165
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#98 WW] Luan Chagas
 
38
2
BR Roan Carneiro  (38) 21-11-0
159
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
39
2
US Ben Askren  (32) 15-0-0
158
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#159 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
40
2
PL Borys Mankowski  (27) 19-5-1
155
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#144 WW] John Maguire
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#11 MW] Mamed Khalidov
41
2
UK Paul Daley  (33) 39-14-2
153
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#91 WW] Brennan Ward
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#13 WW] Rory MacDonald
42
2
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 11-2-1
147
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Zak Ottow
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#85 WW] Max Griffin
43
2
UK Michael Page  (29) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#45 LW] Derek Anderson
44
2
BR Vicente Luque  (25) 11-5-1
143
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 WW] Belal Muhammad
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#34 WW] Leon Edwards
45
2
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 17-4-0
141
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 WW] Leon Edwards
 
46
2
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 25-14-0
140
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 WW] Michael Page
Next Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
47
8
FR Nordine Taleb  (35) 12-4-0
140
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
48
1
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 16-5-0
139
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#69 WW] Keita Nakamura
 
49
1
UK Tom Breese  (25) 10-1-0
139
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Sean Strickland
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#156 MW] Oluwale Bamgbose
50
1
US Kenny Robertson  (33) 15-5-0
133
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Roan Carneiro
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#14] Johny Hendricks+, [#80] Bartosz Fabinski*, [#86] Andre Santos*, [#121] Steve Kennedy+, [#246] Evan Vasquez Matus*, [#324] Elijah Harshbarger*, [#337] Robert Bryczek+, [#485] Jussi Halonen!, [#495] Andrius Ordoyan*, [#512] Ryan Dickson*, [#533] Edilberto de Oliveira+, [#582] Bhabajeet Choudhury!, [#620] Pawel Karwowski!, [#639] Mahir Mamedov!, [#648] Joel Champion!, [#649] T.J. Koehler!, [#650] Sergiu Barbarosa!

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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