Issue Date: 2/11/2018 (Official Release: #581)

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
 
JP Keita Nakamura  (33) 33-8-2
136
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Alex Morono
 
52
 
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 34-11-0
136
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
53
 
US Alex Morono  (27) 13-4-0
135
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Keita Nakamura
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#148 LW] Joshua Burkman
54
 
US Bryan Barberena  (28) 13-5-0
134
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Leon Edwards
 
55
 
US Jake Shields  (39) 32-9-1
132
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#240 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
 
56
 
US Niko Price  (28) 11-1-0
132
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#168 WW] George Sullivan
 
57
1
US Ben Saunders  (34) 21-8-2
128
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Peter Sobotta
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#58 WW] Alan Jouban
58
1
US Alan Jouban  (35) 15-6-0
127
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] Niko Price
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#57 WW] Ben Saunders
59
2
RU Beslan Isaev  (34) 37-9-0
127
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#127 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
 
60
2
RU Abubakar Nurmagomedov  (28) 14-1-0
126
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#294 WW] Matt Secor
 
61
39
AU Jake Matthews  (23) 12-3-0
126
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#82 WW] Jingliang Li
 
62
2
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
126
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#41 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
63
 
RU Alexey Kunchenko  (33) 17-0-0
126
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#146 WW] Sergey Romanov
Next Fight: 3/10/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#140 WW] Alexander Butenko
64
 
CA Alex Garcia  (30) 15-4-0
124
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#139 WW] Muslim Salikhov
 
65
 
RU Abubakar Vagaev  (24) 16-2-0
124
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#99 WW] Beslan Ushukov
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs [#205 WW] Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia
66
 
US Ricky Rainey  (34) 13-4-0
120
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#197 WW] Marc Stevens
 
67
 
RU Nikolay Aleksakhin  (27) 20-5-0
120
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#129 WW] Michael Graves
Next Fight: 2/22/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#79 WW] Dominique Steele
68
 
US Herman Terrado  (28) 15-3-1
116
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#119 WW] Joao Zeferino
 
69
 
PL Borys Mankowski  (28) 19-7-1
115
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#45 WW] Roberto Soldic
 
70
 
US Paul Bradley  (34) 23-8-0
115
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#28 MW] Alexander Shlemenko
 
71
 
BR Warlley Alves  (27) 11-2-0
113
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#232 WW] Salim Touahri
 
72
 
RU Saygid Izagakhmaev  (23) 8-0-0
109
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#117 WW] Valdir Araujo
 
73
 
US Chris Curtis  (30) 17-5-0
109
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#181 WW] Peter Grajcar
 
74
 
US Adam Townsend   18-5-0
106
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#48 WW] Arbi Agujev
 
75
 
US Drew Dober  (29) 19-8-0
102
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#226 WW] Frank Camacho
 
76
 
CA Chad Laprise  (31) 13-2-0
101
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#627 WW] Galore Bofando
 
77
 
US James Nakashima  (29) 8-0-0
101
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#81 WW] Derrick Krantz
 
78
 
PH Eduard Folayang  (34) 18-6-0
100
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#36 WW] Martin Nguyen
 
79
 
US Dominique Steele  (30) 16-9-0
99
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#90 WW] Karl Amoussou
Next Fight: 2/22/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#67 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
80
 
US Curtis Millender  (30) 14-3-0
98
Last Fight: 1/12/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#308 WW] Nick Barnes
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#28 WW] Thiago Alves
81
 
US Derrick Krantz  (30) 20-9-0
98
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#77 WW] James Nakashima
 
82
25
CN Jingliang Li  (29) 14-5-0
97
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#61 WW] Jake Matthews
 
83
1
US Kyle Stewart  (29) 7-0-0
95
Last Fight: 7/25/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#125 WW] Jason Jackson
 
84
2
BR Erick Silva  (33) 19-9-0
95
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Jordan Mein
 
85
2
BR Luan Chagas  (24) 15-2-1
95
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#156 WW] Jim Wallhead
 
86
1
US Lyman Good  (32) 19-4-0
94
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
 
87
1
US Brian Foster  (33) 27-10-0
94
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#15 WW] Jon Fitch
 
88
1
US E.J. Brooks  (32) 11-5-0
93
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#170 WW] Guilherme Vasconcelos
 
89
1
UK Danny Roberts  (30) 14-3-0
93
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] Nordine Taleb
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#386 WW] Oliver Enkamp
90
1
DE Karl Amoussou  (32) 24-8-2
89
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#79 WW] Dominique Steele
 
91
1
US Abdul Razak Alhassan  (32) 9-1-0
89
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#280 WW] Sabah Homasi
 
92
1
US Diego Sanchez  (36) 27-11-0
88
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Matt Brown
 
93
1
US Max Griffin  (32) 13-4-0
88
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Mike Perry
94
1
US Court McGee  (33) 18-7-0
86
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Sean Strickland
 
95
1
SE David Bielkheden  (38) 25-12-0
85
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#540 WW] Anton Radman
 
96
 
US Dhiego Lima  (29) 12-6-0
84
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
97
2
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (33) 23-8-1
83
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 WW] Zak Cummings
 
98
1
DE Kerim Engizek  (26) 13-5-0
83
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [German MMA Championship] vs  [#241 WW] Giovanni Melillo
 
99
1
RU Beslan Ushukov   15-3-0
81
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#65 WW] Abubakar Vagaev
 
100
1
AT Ismail Naurdiev  (21) 14-2-0
81
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#214 WW] Georgi Valentinov
 

Issue Date: 2/11/2018 (Official Release: #581)

Previous Official Release: 2/04/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#504] Italo Cardoso Goncalves!, [#542] Levan Solodovnik!, [#550] Leonardo Damiani!, [#562] Paulo Silva*, [#592] Burenzorig Batmunkh-, [#611] Codale Ford!, [#618] Marko Kisic!, [#631] Eder Gama*, [#649] Asif Tagiev!, [#650] John Long!

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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