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
51
1
US Alex Morono  (27) 13-4-0
135
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Keita Nakamura
 
52
1
US Bryan Barberena  (28) 13-5-0
134
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Leon Edwards
 
53
1
US Alan Jouban  (35) 15-6-0
132
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 WW] Niko Price
 
54
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (35) 12-3-1
131
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
55
1
US Ben Saunders  (34) 21-8-2
130
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 WW] Peter Sobotta
 
56
1
CN Jingliang Li  (29) 14-4-0
130
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#107 WW] Zak Ottow
 
57
1
RU Abubakar Nurmagomedov  (28) 14-1-0
126
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#291 WW] Matt Secor
 
58
1
RU Alexey Kunchenko  (33) 17-0-0
126
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#149 WW] Sergey Romanov
 
59
1
RU Abubakar Vagaev  (24) 16-2-0
124
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#99 WW] Beslan Ushukov
 
60
1
CA Alex Garcia  (30) 15-4-0
124
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#143 WW] Muslim Salikhov
 
61
1
RU Beslan Isaev  (34) 36-9-0
123
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#325 WW] Elvis Mutapcic
 
62
1
US Niko Price  (28) 10-1-0
122
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Vicente Luque
 
63
1
RU Nikolay Aleksakhin  (26) 20-5-0
120
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#121 WW] Michael Graves
 
64
1
US Ricky Rainey  (34) 13-4-0
120
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#195 WW] Marc Stevens
 
65
 
AT Arbi Agujev  (30) 31-7-0
120
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#76 WW] Adam Townsend
 
66
2
FR Nordine Taleb  (36) 13-4-0
120
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#379 WW] Oliver Enkamp
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#96 WW] Sultan Aliev
67
1
US Kenny Robertson  (33) 15-5-0
119
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Roan Carneiro
 
68
1
US Paul Bradley  (34) 23-8-0
118
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#19 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
 
69
1
BR Erick Silva  (33) 19-8-0
116
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Yancy Medeiros
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#132 WW] Jordan Mein
70
1
US Herman Terrado  (28) 15-3-1
116
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#117 WW] Joao Zeferino
 
71
1
UK Danny Roberts   14-2-0
116
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#299 WW] Bobby Nash
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Sheldon Westcott
72
1
BR Warlley Alves  (26) 11-2-0
113
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#215 WW] Salim Touahri
 
73
1
BR Luan Chagas  (24) 15-2-1
112
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#156 WW] Jim Wallhead
 
74
1
RU Saygid Izagakhmaev  (23) 8-0-0
110
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#118 WW] Valdir Araujo
 
75
1
US Chris Curtis  (30) 17-5-0
109
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#180 WW] Peter Grajcar
 
76
1
US Adam Townsend   18-5-0
106
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 WW] Arbi Agujev
 
77
1
RU Omari Akhmedov  (30) 17-4-0
103
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#106 WW] Abdul Razak Alhassan
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#56 MW] Marvin Vettori
78
1
CA Chad Laprise  (31) 12-2-0
101
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#297 WW] Brian Camozzi
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Galore Bofando
79
1
US James Nakashima  (29) 8-0-0
101
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#82 WW] Derrick Krantz
 
80
1
PH Eduard Folayang  (34) 18-6-0
100
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#37 WW] Martin Nguyen
 
81
1
US Dominique Steele  (29) 16-9-0
99
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#93 WW] Karl Amoussou
 
82
 
US Derrick Krantz  (29) 20-9-0
98
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#79 WW] James Nakashima
 
83
2
US Brian Foster  (33) 27-10-0
98
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#16 WW] Jon Fitch
 
84
1
US Kyle Stewart  (28) 7-0-0
95
Last Fight: 7/25/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#122 WW] Jason Jackson
 
85
1
US Lyman Good  (32) 19-4-0
94
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
 
86
1
US E.J. Brooks  (32) 11-5-0
93
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#201 WW] Guilherme Vasconcelos
 
87
1
US Diego Sanchez  (35) 27-11-0
91
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 WW] Matt Brown
 
88
1
BA Roberto Soldic  (22) 12-2-0
91
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#174 WW] Lewis Long
 
89
2
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (33) 23-8-1
91
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 WW] Zak Cummings
 
90
 
US Curtis Millender  (30) 13-3-0
91
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#225 WW] Matthew Frincu
 
91
 
US Max Griffin  (32) 13-4-0
89
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
 
92
 
US Court McGee  (32) 18-7-0
89
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 WW] Sean Strickland
 
93
 
DE Karl Amoussou  (32) 24-8-2
89
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#81 WW] Dominique Steele
 
94
 
BR Marcelo Alfaya  (38) 18-8-0
86
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 WW] Aslambek Saidov
 
95
NR
ZA Dricus Du Plessis   11-1-0
86
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#232 MW] Yannick Bahati
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs [#45 WW] Borys Mankowski
96
1
RU Sultan Aliev  (33) 14-2-0
84
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#115 WW] Bojan Velickovic
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#66 WW] Nordine Taleb
97
1
US Dhiego Lima  (28) 12-6-0
84
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
98
1
SE David Bielkheden  (38) 24-12-0
83
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#289 WW] Morten Djursaa
 
99
1
RU Beslan Ushukov   15-3-0
81
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#59 WW] Abubakar Vagaev
 
100
1
JP Ryuichiro Sumimura  (31) 12-5-0
80
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#153 WW] Ken Hasegawa
Next Fight: 12/24/2017 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Jaybo Fredrick

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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