Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

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
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Demian Maia
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
811
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
4
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 27-11-0
694
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 WW] Donald Cerrone
5
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 32-12-0
587
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Demian Maia
 
6
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (32) 26-9-0
565
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
 
7
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 29-6-0
494
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
8
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-8-0
467
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Robbie Lawler
9
 
US Nate Diaz  (32) 19-11-0
453
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
 
10
 
US Neil Magny  (29) 19-5-0
446
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Johny Hendricks
 
11
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 9-2-0
395
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 WW] Jordan Mein
 
12
 
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-10-0
391
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Demian Maia
 
13
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 16-4-1
382
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 WW] Ryan LaFlare
14
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 19-4-0
379
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 WW] Paul Daley
 
15
9
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (30) 25-3-0
358
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
16
1
US Lorenz Larkin  (30) 18-6-0
351
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
 
17
1
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
345
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#83 WW] Brian Foster
 
18
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 12-1-0
306
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
19
 
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 10-1-0
298
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Sean Strickland
 
20
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-2-0
293
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#40 WW] Chidi Njokuani
21
4
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 16-3-1
252
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
22
1
US Rick Story  (32) 19-9-0
239
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
23
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 13-1-0
239
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Roan Carneiro
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 WW] Alex Oliveira
24
1
US Mike Perry  (25) 10-1-0
232
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Jake Ellenberger
 
25
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-4-1
221
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Colby Covington
 
26
 
UK Leon Edwards  (25) 13-3-0
205
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 WW] Vicente Luque
 
27
 
BR Thiago Alves  (33) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
 
28
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (30) 16-7-0
198
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
29
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
198
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Mike Perry
 
30
 
US Zak Cummings  (32) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#109 WW] Nathan Coy
 
31
 
US Tim Means  (33) 27-8-1
193
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Alex Garcia
 
32
 
US Brett Cooper  (30) 23-12-0
187
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#62 WW] Aslambek Saidov
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#68 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
33
 
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
176
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
34
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 31-9-1
173
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#17 WW] Jon Fitch
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#194 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
35
 
US Yancy Medeiros  (29) 14-4-0
170
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#60 WW] Erick Silva
 
36
 
US Niko Price  (27) 10-0-0
163
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 WW] Alex Morono
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs [#37 WW] Alan Jouban
37
 
US Alan Jouban  (34) 15-5-0
161
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Gunnar Nelson
Next Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs [#36 WW] Niko Price
38
 
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
159
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
39
 
DE Peter Sobotta  (30) 17-5-1
159
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Ben Saunders
 
40
 
US Chidi Njokuani  (28) 17-4-0
157
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#190 MW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#20 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
41
 
US Jesse Taylor  (34) 31-15-0
156
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#107 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
42
 
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#76 WW] Jordan Mein
 
43
 
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 12-2-1
149
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#415 WW] Davi Ramos
 
44
 
US Sean Strickland  (26) 18-2-0
148
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
45
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#188 WW] Ismael de Jesus
 
46
 
UK Paul Daley  (34) 39-15-2
144
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
47
 
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#48 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
48
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 26-14-0
144
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#82 LW] Brandon Girtz
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#94 WW] Brennan Ward
49
 
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 16-5-0
139
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#74 WW] Keita Nakamura
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Lyman Good
50
 
US Bryan Barberena  (28) 13-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#416 WW] Joe Proctor
 

Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

Previous Official Release: 7/09/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#191] Brandon Girtz-, [#510] Ty Duncan!, [#546] Sanderson Santos-, [#610] Karim Magomedov*, [#639] Mikolaj Mataska!, [#643] Anton Radko!, [#644] Rustam Ramazanov!, [#645] Derek Boyle!, [#646] Marcus Sanchez!, [#647] Bruno Murata!, [#648] Yousef Wehbe!, [#649] Andre Ricardo Chaves Santos!, [#650] Andrew Mills!

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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