Welterweight (162.0-175.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
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276 1
BR Wendell de Oliveira Marques  (35) 30-11-0
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#178 WW] Bruce Souto
277 1
BR Roberto de Souza  (28) 6-0-0
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Thiago Oliveira
278 1
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (38) 9-4-0
Last Fight: 4/08/2018 [Berkut Young Eagles] vs  [#214 WW] Dzhokhar Duraev
BR Gilberto Pereira Sousa   6-1-0
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [Arena Fight (Para)] vs  [#463 WW] Neilson Gomes
280 4
IT Giorgio Pietrini  (26) 13-4-1
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#153 WW] Stefano Paterno
281 7
US Dave Vitkay   18-13-1
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#304 WW] Jeremie Holloway
282 1
PL Mateusz Piskorz  (26) 13-4-0
Last Fight: 5/26/2018 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [#394 WW] Kurbanjiang Tuluosibake
KZ Nikolay Veretennikov   6-3-0
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#640 WW] Melvin Jordan
284 2
US Joaquin Buckley  (24) 8-2-0
Last Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#149 WW] Logan Storley
285 1
CR Ariel Sexton  (36) 11-4-0
Last Fight: 2/23/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#142 WW] Ev Ting
286 1
SE Sadibou Sy   6-2-0
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#523 WW] Nikos Sokolis
Next Fight: 7/05/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#48 MW] Bruno Santos
287 1
US Tyler McGuire   10-0-0
Last Fight: 2/02/2018 [exciteFIGHT] vs  [NR] Jerome Jones
288 1
IE Philip Mulpeter   8-5-0
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Budo Warriors] vs  [#449 WW] Ali Arish
289 4
AU Ben Alloway  (37) 18-8-0
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#121 WW] Ismail Naurdiev
290 2
US Sidney Wheeler   7-2-0
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#303 WW] Pawel Kielek
291 1
US Carlton Minus   8-0-0
Last Fight: 5/16/2018 [Alaska Cage Fighting] vs  [#417 WW] Justin Buchholz
292 1
BR Joilton Santos  (25) 24-7-0
Last Fight: 5/24/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#159 WW] Danila Prikaza
BR Arymarcel Santos  (34) 40-34-0
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [NR] Tyago Moreira
UA Pavel Kusch  (29) 26-5-0
Last Fight: 4/05/2018 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#165 WW] Hayder Hassan
Next Fight: 7/05/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [NR] Abubakar Nurmagomedov
US Joshua Burkman  (37) 28-17-0
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#54 WW] Alex Morono
296 NR
NZ Kieran Joblin  (29) 21-11-0
Last Fight: 6/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#81 WW] Adam Townsend
RS Dusan Dzakic  (31) 22-11-0
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Collision Fighting League] vs  [NR] Sofiane Benchohra
RU Chersi Dudaev   8-1-0
Last Fight: 4/01/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Rasul Mammaev
299 1
RU Nikolay Gaponov   6-3-0
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Daniil Voevodin
300 2
US Ben Egli   10-2-0
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#240 WW] Umar Yankovski

Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)

Previous Official Release: 6/10/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#79] Abubakar Nurmagomedov*, [#95] Brian Foster-, [#266] Jorge Patino*, [#296] Will Santiago Jr.+, [#312] Gael Grimaud*, [#330] Ryan Sanders-, [#453] Andrews Nakahara*, [#464] Lucas Rodrigues Lopes!, [#614] Dustin Parrish!, [#623] Temirlan Ikhsangaliev+, [#642] Dane Sayers!, [#643] Ashley Reece!, [#646] Flavio Pina de Sousa!, [#647] Kyle Frost!, [#648] Kenyon Jackson!, [#649] Leonardo Damiani!, [#650] Kemran Lachinov!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

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  1. Name January 29, 2018 at 1:04 am Reply
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  3. Pandase September 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm Reply

    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

  4. jcs August 4, 2017 at 9:59 pm Reply

    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.

  5. Delte August 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm Reply

    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

  6. jcs August 4, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply

    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.

  7. Delte August 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply

    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?

  8. John Short February 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm Reply

    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

  9. Kevin January 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Wtf is Nate Diaz doing ranked 6th at WW lol

  10. Jess Sell September 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm Reply

    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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