Issue Date: 2/19/2018 (Official Release: #582)

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
601
 
US Liam ONeill   5-1-0
22
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Fierce Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Austin Jones
 
602
1
US Matt Delanoit   26-13-0
22
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Sultan Umar
 
603
1
IE Henry Fadipe   9-9-1
22
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#182 WW] Ion Pascu
 
604
2
BR Jose de Ribamar Machado Gomes  (35) 38-14-1
22
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#482 LW] Roger Berger
 
605
 
CN Meng Ding   9-2-0
22
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Pascal Brice
 
606
 
US Tyler Flores  (24) 3-2-0
22
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [#542 WW] Jordan Dowdy
 
607
 
US P.J. Cajigas  (28) 6-6-0
22
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [New League Promotions] vs Unranked Opponent
 
608
 
NZ Brogan Anderson   4-4-0
22
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Rick Alchin
 
609
 
BR Alexandre Barros   23-11-0
22
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [Watch Out] vs  [NR] Adao Henrique Barbosa
 
610
57
US Michael Cora  (28) 4-4-0
22
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#282 WW] Uros Jurisic
 
611
1
CA Michael Dufort  (24) 4-2-0
22
Last Fight: 9/08/2017 [TKO] vs  [NR] Robert Seres
Next Fight: 3/16/2018 [TKO] vs [NR] Collin Baikie
612
1
US Sinjen Smith  (25) 4-0-0
22
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [NR] Aaron Hamilton
 
613
NR
RU Artur Zaynullin   4-2-0
22
Last Fight: 2/02/2018 [Battle for Samara] vs  [NR] Arsen Daudgadzhiev
 
614
2
MX Alex Velasco   7-2-0
22
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Ensenada Xtreme Fighting] vs  [#323 LW] Jose Luis Verdugo
 
615
2
BR Thawa Ril  (27) 8-8-0
22
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [Sao Lourenco Fight] vs  [NR] Gleydson Marcelo da Silva
 
616
2
JP Gota Yamashita  (28) 13-7-0
22
Last Fight: 10/29/2017 [Grandslam MMA] vs  [#243 WW] Masayuki Hamagishi
 
617
1
BR Rafael Teixeira Dias  (33) 5-1-0
22
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [MMA Sanda Combat] vs  [NR] Francisco Saldarriaga
 
618
1
JP Kenta Takagi  (31) 16-15-0
22
Last Fight: 11/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Takaaki Nara
 
619
4
US Kenyon Jackson  (32) 4-4-0
22
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [HD Boxing & MMA] vs  [#366 WW] Braden Smith
 
620
2
US Austin Springer  (30) 9-2-0
22
Last Fight: 2/02/2018 [exciteFIGHT] vs Unranked Opponent
 
621
2
US Patrick Delgado   4-3-0
22
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [N/A] vs  [#229 WW] Mark Lemminger
 
622
2
DE Florian Kopiec   2-0-0
22
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [German MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Artur Reis
 
623
2
MX Ivan Castillo  (27) 15-9-0
22
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#167 WW] Guilherme Vasconcelos
 
624
2
MX Luis Magana   5-3-0
22
Last Fight: 7/09/2017 [Imperio MMA] vs  [NR] Justin Vasquez
 
625
2
US Johnny Cisneros  (38) 11-6-0
22
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Marlen Magee
 
626
2
PL Mateusz Piskorz  (25) 11-4-0
22
Last Fight: 1/21/2018 [N/A] vs  [#190 WW] Thibaud Larchet
 
627
 
UK Galore Bofando   5-3-0
22
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#76 WW] Chad Laprise
 
628
 
RU Shamil Magomedov  (28) 3-0-0
22
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [#275 WW] Kurbanjiang Tuluosibake
 
629
3
US Melvin Jordan  (42) 5-3-0
22
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#256 WW] Nikolay Veretennikov
 
630
1
BR Laerte Costa e Silva   12-7-1
22
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Blackout Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Jeam Montefusco Silva
 
631
6
HR Ivica Truscek  (30) 31-32-0
22
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [#208 MW] Stefan Sekulic
 
632
NR
US Fay Bursell  (31) 3-1-0
22
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [CageSport] vs  [NR] Zach Conn
 
633
1
IR Mehrdad Janzemini   7-2-0
22
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Ultimate Chal. UK] vs  [NR] Wendle Lewis
 
634
4
UK Dan Vinni  (30) 14-15-0
22
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#103 WW] Alex Lohore
 
635
2
RU Zelimkhan Umkhadzhiev  (27) 5-1-0
22
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Hype Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Sven Goos
 
636
2
DE Adrian Zeitner   3-1-0
22
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Paule Haecker
 
637
8
IT Cristian Brinzan  (24) 7-3-0
22
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Free Fight] vs  [NR] Marko Radakovic
 
638
3
BR Argemiro Delmandes   5-6-0
21
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Inhumas Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Cristiano Bonis
 
639
2
PL Daniel Wolak   3-1-0
21
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Aggrelin] vs  [NR] Ayub Gaziev
 
640
4
GR Panagiotis Stroumpoulis  (30) 11-6-0
21
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#284 WW] Magomed Nurov
 
641
3
IT Angelo Rubino   6-3-0
21
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Lugano in the Cage] vs  [NR] Ismael Foscarini
 
642
3
KG Ramazan Nikaramazanov   4-1-0
21
Last Fight: 11/22/2017 [Word Ertaymash Federation] vs  [NR] Mirtolib Khodzhaev
 
643
3
BE Jan Quaeyhaegens   5-3-0
21
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Leon Jansen
 
644
3
US Leo Valdivia  (29) 5-3-0
21
Last Fight: 9/01/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#505 WW] Miguel Baeza
 
645
2
BR Adriano Rodrigues  (25) 7-2-0
21
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [New Corpore Extreme] vs  [NR] Matheus de Sousa Nunes
 
646
NR
US Ladarious Jackson  (26) 6-3-0
21
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Luciano Dos Santos
 
647
5
US Matt Lagler  (38) 12-14-1
21
Last Fight: 12/03/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#377 WW] Anthony Hernandez
 
648
4
RU Denis Izmodenov  (26) 3-5-1
21
Last Fight: 12/14/2017 [Ambitions Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Evgeny Popov
Next Fight: 2/25/2018 [Russian Cagefighting Championship] vs [NR] Ivan Soloviev
649
4
RU Arthur Karavaev  (26) 5-4-0
21
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [RCC Boxing Promotions] vs  [NR] Magomed Magomedov
 
650
1
BR Ricardo Guimaraes  (26) 3-0-0
21
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Guilherme Prescendo
 

Issue Date: 2/19/2018 (Official Release: #582)

Previous Official Release: 2/11/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#62] Michael Page*, [#97] Alexander Yakovlev*, [#235] Dwight Grant*, [#296] Murad Abdulaev*, [#418] Danasabe Mohammed*, [#420] Pawel Zelazowski*, [#447] Lee Henry Lilly-, [#647] Thiago Rela!, [#650] Sam Boult!

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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    • […] to Fight Matrix Brown is ranked #19 and Pyle is #13. I guess if you are looking at just rankings then this fight […]

    • 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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