Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

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
551
3
US Michael Arrant  (30) 15-12-0
24
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#104 WW] Abu Azaitar
 
552
1
UK Kenneth Richardson   4-0-0
24
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [NR] Tony Morgan
 
553
1
US Ray Cooper III  (24) 13-4-0
24
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Mid-Pacific Championships] vs  [#186 WW] Handesson Ferreira
 
554
1
UK Joe Cummins   4-1-0
24
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Shaun de Lange
 
555
1
US Adam Fugitt   3-0-0
24
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Prime Fighting] vs  [NR] T.J. Koehler
 
556
 
US Clarence Jordan  (28) 10-4-1
24
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#207 WW] Marcus Edwards
 
557
1
US Julian Lane  (30) 11-8-1
24
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#468 WW] Haseyn Daudov
 
558
1
MX Ivan Castillo  (27) 14-8-0
24
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Mid-Pacific Championships] vs  [NR] Bryson Kamaka
 
559
4
BR Antonio Trocoli Filho  (27) 9-3-0
24
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#222 MW] Marcelo Barbosa Ramos
 
560
 
UZ Nursultan Ruziboev   12-4-1
24
Last Fight: 11/22/2017 [Word Ertaymash Federation] vs  [NR] Erbolot Omurzakov
Next Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs [NR] Igor Bayer
561
 
JP Gota Yamashita  (28) 13-7-0
24
Last Fight: 10/29/2017 [Grandslam MMA] vs  [#250 WW] Masayuki Hamagishi
 
562
NR
AZ Ilkin Gasimov  (25) 4-1-0
24
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Slam Arena] vs  [NR] Gerardo Nunez
 
563
1
IT Arber Murati  (26) 8-5-1
24
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Magnum Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Manuel Valeri
 
564
7
BR Luis Ramos  (36) 20-10-2
24
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#98 WW] David Bielkheden
 
565
2
FR Nayeb Hezam  (36) 18-21-0
24
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [Capital Fights (France)] vs  [#141 WW] Abdoul Abdouraguimov
 
566
1
CZ Gabor Boraros   13-4-1
24
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Oktagon MMA (Slovakia)] vs  [#295 WW] Mohamed Sayah
 
567
 
KZ Beibit Nazarov  (30) 13-2-0
24
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alan Arzeno
 
568
 
US Charlie Johnson   6-1-0
24
Last Fight: 11/15/2017 [Alaska Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Jared Foust
 
569
3
RU Ibragim Tibilov  (35) 11-8-0
24
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#302 WW] Mindaugas Verzbickas
 
570
 
HU Laszlo Soltesz   22-14-0
24
Last Fight: 10/12/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Josef Kral
 
571
 
US Jonathan Gary  (32) 13-8-2
24
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Will Florentino
 
572
 
ZA Dino Bagattin  (36) 12-7-0
24
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Bruno Belabela Mukulu
 
573
 
PL Igor Michaliszyn   5-1-0
24
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Tomasz Romanowski
 
574
5
BR Juliano Wandalen  (40) 12-3-0
24
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [NR] Danijel Kokora
 
575
 
BR Vinicius de Jesus  (27) 5-2-0
24
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#168 WW] Joaquin Buckley
 
576
 
MN Burenzorig Batmunkh  (32) 6-4-0
24
Last Fight: 1/02/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [NR] Nosherwan Khanzada
 
577
 
RS Dusan Dzakic  (30) 22-11-0
24
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Collision Fighting League] vs  [NR] Sofiane Benchohra
 
578
 
MX Christofer Ramirez   3-2-0
24
Last Fight: 3/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#385 WW] Alex Velasco
 
579
5
CA Spencer Jebb  (27) 12-6-0
24
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#368 WW] Ingiskhan Ozdoev
 
580
 
US Daniel Rodriguez  (30) 4-1-0
24
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#358 WW] Victor Reyna
 
581
 
FR Emmanuel Dawa  (33) 6-2-0
24
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [Octagon Fighting Club] vs  [NR] Charles-Henri Tchoungui
 
582
 
US Seth Bass  (25) 3-1-0
24
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Jeremiah Deever
 
583
2
US Jordan Beaver   6-2-0
24
Last Fight: 2/26/2017 [G. Challenge] vs  [NR] Robert Sarkozi
 
584
5
US Tyson Jeffries   15-10-0
23
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#172 WW] Ben Egli
 
585
1
AW Wilson Rodriguez   2-0-0
23
Last Fight: 5/26/2017 [Caribbean Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Diego Mauricio Jaimes Otalora
 
586
1
CA David Perron  (36) 8-7-0
23
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [Battlefield Fight League] vs  [NR] Ash Mashreghi
 
587
1
BR Davis dos Santos   4-1-0
23
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Mark Glover
 
588
1
DE Can Aslaner   5-0-0
23
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Big Game] vs  [NR] Fouad Abkhezr
 
589
1
RU Zalimkhan Yusupov   6-3-0
23
Last Fight: 3/24/2017 [Primal Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Sergio Ortiz Rodriguez
 
590
1
HR Vlado Neferanovic   4-4-0
23
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs  [NR] Dmitry Malikhin
 
591
8
PT Rafael Silva  (39) 40-18-0
23
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Industrials] vs  [#313 WW] Stanislav Molodcov
 
592
8
NZ B.J. Bland   12-7-0
23
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Renan Secco
 
593
 
NL Vincent Latoel  (38) 18-18-2
23
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vaughn Donayre
 
594
 
BR Thiago Fernandes Lopes  (32) 9-7-0
23
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Batalha MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Robson Ferreira
 
595
1
US Edgar Santos  (36) 11-5-0
23
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Inhumas Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Diogo Rodrigues
 
596
NR
US Ramiz Brahimaj  (25) 5-0-0
23
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Sidney Ben Simons
 
597
 
RS Stefan Negucic  (23) 5-0-0
23
Last Fight: 6/08/2017 [Montenegro Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ivan Vladimir
 
598
6
US Codale Ford  (38) 11-9-0
23
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#331 WW] Justin Patterson
 
599
1
US Mike Wilkins  (30) 7-5-0
23
Last Fight: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Brett Martinez
 
600
1
CA Pat Pytlik  (28) 5-0-0
23
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Yannick Pare
 

Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Previous Official Release: 12/03/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#86] Patrik Kincl+, [#107] Dakota Cochrane+, [#170] Jacob Volkmann*, [#309] Pawel Pawlak+, [#412] Sean Spencer*, [#459] Matt Lagler!, [#533] Perry Olson*, [#595] Magomedsaid Abdulkadyrov!, [#611] Murilo Rosa Filho!, [#633] Rick Alchin!, [#637] Lincoln Henrique+, [#648] Hiroki Tanaka!, [#650] Taisuke Okuno!

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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