Welterweight

Welterweight (162.0-175.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 5/20/2018 (Official Release: #595)
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26 1
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (31) 19-5-0
254
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Sean Strickland
 
27 1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (36) 22-4-1
251
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Colby Covington
 
28 5
BR Vicente Luque  (26) 13-6-1
251
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#103 WW] Chad Laprise
 
29  
US Max Griffin  (32) 14-4-0
245
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Mike Perry
 
30  
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (24) 12-0-0
245
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 WW] Brett Cooper
Next Fight: 9/08/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#48 WW] Albert Tumenov
31  
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (31) 16-7-0
241
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
32  
PL Aslambek Saidov  (34) 22-5-0
238
Last Fight: 2/23/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#56 WW] Roan Carneiro
 
33 NR
BR Michel Prazeres  (36) 26-2-0
232
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Zak Cummings
 
34  
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 13-2-0
224
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 6/01/2018 [UFC] vs [#55 WW] Niko Price
35 15
US Carlos Condit  (34) 30-12-0
217
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
36 1
US Mike Perry  (26) 11-3-0
216
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Max Griffin
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Yancy Medeiros
37  
US Curtis Millender  (30) 15-3-0
214
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#49 WW] Thiago Alves
 
38  
AF Siyar Bahadurzada  (34) 24-6-1
209
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#99 WW] Luan Chagas
 
39 4
RU Aliaskhab Khizriev  (29) 10-0-0
207
Last Fight: 3/30/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#59 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
40 1
US Alan Jouban  (35) 16-6-0
204
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs  [#79 WW] Ben Saunders
 
41 1
US Jake Ellenberger  (33) 31-13-0
201
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Mike Perry
 
42 1
FR Nordine Taleb  (36) 14-4-0
196
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Danny Roberts
Next Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Claudio Henrique Da Silva
43 1
US Brett Cooper  (30) 25-13-0
196
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#176 WW] Andre Santos
 
44 8
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-6-0
191
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Michel Prazeres
 
45 1
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 35-11-0
184
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#106 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
46 1
CA Jordan Mein  (28) 30-12-0
183
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#86 WW] Erick Silva
Next Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs [#53 WW] Alex Morono
47 1
BR Sergio Moraes  (35) 13-3-1
182
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] Tim Means
 
48 1
RU Albert Tumenov  (26) 19-4-0
181
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#155 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
Next Fight: 9/08/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#30 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
49 1
BR Thiago Alves  (34) 22-12-0
180
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Curtis Millender
 
50 1
RU Nikolay Aleksakhin  (27) 21-5-0
173
Last Fight: 2/22/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#102 WW] Dominique Steele
 

Issue Date: 5/20/2018 (Official Release: #595)

Previous Official Release: 5/13/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#138] Mauricio Alonso*, [#232] Adam Aliev-, [#240] Troy Lamson-, [#363] Josh Koscheck*, [#426] Hernani Perpetuo-, [#477] Daniel Rodriguez-, [#619] Arthur Guilherme Lopes Pereira!, [#645] Maxim Ceban!, [#650] Dejan Kajic!

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

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280 Comments

  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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