Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
101
2
RU Sultan Aliev  (33) 14-2-0
80
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#112 WW] Bojan Velickovic
 
102
 
US Neiman Gracie  (29) 7-0-0
80
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#177 WW] Zak Bucia
 
103
 
US Randy Brown  (27) 10-2-0
79
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#276 WW] Mickey Gall
 
104
 
US Abdul Razak Alhassan  (32) 8-1-0
78
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#238 WW] Sabah Homasi
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs [#238 WW] Sabah Homasi
105
 
US Zak Ottow  (31) 15-5-0
78
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#57 WW] Jingliang Li
 
106
3
BR Ismael de Jesus  (37) 16-6-1
77
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#99 WW] Ismail Naurdiev
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#243 MW] Imran Abaev
107
1
UK Alex Lohore  (28) 14-1-0
77
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Richard Kiely
Next Fight: 3/09/2018 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#192 WW] Terry Brazier
108
1
BR Yuri Villefort  (26) 11-5-0
77
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [#354 WW] Victor Moreno
 
109
1
FI Juho Valamaa   15-4-0
77
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Aires Benrois
Next Fight: 2/09/2018 [M-1 Global] vs [NR] Shavkat Rakhmonov
110
 
RU Shamil Amirov   3-0-1
76
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#39 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
111
1
DE David Zawada  (27) 15-3-0
76
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#427 WW] Maciej Jewtuszko
 
112
1
RS Bojan Velickovic  (29) 15-6-1
75
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#100 WW] Jake Matthews
 
113
2
RU Georgy Kichigin   15-5-0
75
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#281 WW] Magomed Nurov
 
114
 
US Nathan Coy  (39) 15-7-0
75
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Zak Cummings
 
115
 
BR Roberto Neves  (34) 9-3-0
74
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#414 WW] Adriano Capitulino
 
116
1
US Valdir Araujo  (33) 18-8-0
72
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#74 WW] Saygid Izagakhmaev
 
117
1
UK Craig White  (27) 13-7-0
72
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#245 WW] Matt Inman
 
118
2
BR Joao Zeferino  (32) 21-9-0
72
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#71 WW] Herman Terrado
 
119
 
RU Sharaf Davlatmurodov  (25) 12-2-1
71
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#40 WW] Brett Cooper
 
120
 
RU Aigun Akhmedov  (29) 20-3-0
69
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#403 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
 
121
 
US Jason Witt  (31) 12-4-0
69
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#481 WW] Ty Freeman
 
122
 
US Jason Jackson  (27) 7-3-0
68
Last Fight: 7/25/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#85 WW] Kyle Stewart
 
123
 
US Michael Graves  (27) 6-1-1
68
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#67 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
124
 
RU Ali Eskiev   9-2-0
68
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#569 WW] Rustam Gadzhiev
 
125
 
JP Daichi Abe  (26) 5-0-0
68
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#369 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs [#226 WW] Luke Jumeau
126
 
GY Carlston Lindsay Harris  (30) 12-3-0
68
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#359 WW] Carl Booth
 
127
 
US James Terry  (36) 19-9-0
68
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#434 WW] J.C. Llamas
 
128
 
JP Kiichi Kunimoto  (36) 19-7-2
67
Last Fight: 12/29/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#385 WW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
129
 
US Nah-Shon Burrell  (27) 15-8-0
67
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#60 WW] Beslan Isaev
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#48 WW] Albert Tumenov
130
1
US Kassius Holdorf  (31) 10-4-0
67
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#261 WW] Jordon Larson
 
131
1
US Jonavin Webb  (28) 10-2-0
67
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#352 WW] Cody Wilson
 
132
1
LB Mohammad Fakhreddine  (33) 9-1-0
67
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#219 WW] Tahar Hadbi
 
133
1
BR Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo  (37) 15-3-0
67
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Rebel Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Andy Wang
 
134
1
BR Mauricio Alonso  (37) 13-8-0
66
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#407 WW] Josh Koscheck
 
135
106
RU Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov  (26) 6-2-0
66
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#194 WW] Marcos Antonio Santana
 
136
 
BE Tommy Depret  (38) 13-5-0
66
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#190 WW] John Maguire
 
137
 
RU Husein Kushagov   6-4-0
65
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#76 WW] Adam Townsend
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#288 WW] Michal Wiencek
138
3
JP Shinsho Anzai  (32) 10-2-0
65
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#226 WW] Luke Jumeau
 
139
 
DE Jessin Ayari  (25) 16-4-0
65
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Darren Till
 
140
 
FR Abdoul Abdouraguimov  (22) 6-0-0
65
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Slam Arena] vs  [NR] Tanauzu Ruiz
 
141
1
RU Muslim Salikhov  (33) 13-2-0
65
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#64 WW] Alex Garcia
 
142
1
UA Alexander Butenko  (30) 45-12-3
65
Last Fight: 11/24/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Eler Narmurzaev
 
143
1
UA Maxim Shvets  (24) 14-3-0
65
Last Fight: 12/24/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#561 WW] Ibragim Tibilov
 
144
6
UA Pavel Kusch  (29) 26-4-0
64
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christophe Van Dijck
 
145
 
US Geoff Neal  (27) 8-2-0
64
Last Fight: 7/25/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#200 MW] Chase Waldon
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#294 WW] Brian Camozzi
146
 
BR Ciro Rodrigues  (28) 21-8-0
64
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#152 MW] Dakota Cochrane
 
147
 
US Tom Gallicchio  (31) 19-10-0
64
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] James Krause
 
148
 
RU Sergey Romanov  (27) 14-2-0
63
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#62 WW] Alexey Kunchenko
 
149
 
NZ Ev Ting  (28) 14-4-0
63
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#436 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
 
150
 
US Steve Carl  (33) 22-6-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#60 WW] Beslan Isaev
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#284] Denilson Neves de Oliveira-, [#290] Ruben Crawford*, [#319] Roger Berger-, [#323] Chris Thirkell*, [#359] Carlos Alexandre Pereira*, [#409] A.J. Matthews+, [#494] Josh Cavan*, [#607] Ramon Boixader!, [#642] Grigor Ashughbabyan!

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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