Issue Date: 10/22/2017 (Official Release: #564)

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
 
CZ Patrik Kincl  (28) 17-8-0
85
Last Fight: 7/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#310 WW] Igor Fernandes
 
102
 
RS Bojan Velickovic  (28) 15-5-1
85
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Darren Till
 
103
 
RU Sultan Aliev  (33) 14-2-0
84
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#102 WW] Bojan Velickovic
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#66 WW] Nordine Taleb
104
 
US Dhiego Lima  (28) 12-6-0
84
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
105
 
SE David Bielkheden  (38) 24-12-0
83
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#278 WW] Morten Djursaa
 
106
 
US Jason Fischer  (32) 12-3-0
82
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [#191 MW] Dequan Townsend
 
107
 
RU Beslan Ushukov   15-3-0
81
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#64 WW] Abubakar Vagaev
 
108
 
JP Ryuichiro Sumimura  (31) 12-5-0
80
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#152 WW] Ken Hasegawa
 
109
96
US Neiman Gracie  (28) 7-0-0
80
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#188 WW] Zak Bucia
 
110
1
US Nathan Coy  (39) 15-7-0
79
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Zak Cummings
 
111
1
RU Sharaf Davlatmurodov  (25) 12-1-1
79
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#214 WW] Mindaugas Verzbickas
 
112
24
US Dakota Cochrane  (31) 30-12-0
78
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#146 WW] Ciro Rodrigues
 
113
2
FI Juho Valamaa   15-4-0
77
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Aires Benrois
 
114
2
UK Alex Lohore  (27) 13-1-0
77
Last Fight: 9/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#341 WW] Nathan Jones
 
115
2
BR Ismael de Jesus  (37) 16-6-1
76
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#184 WW] Ismail Naurdiev
 
116
2
RU Shamil Amirov   3-0-1
76
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#36 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
117
4
DE David Zawada  (27) 15-3-0
75
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#432 WW] Maciej Jewtuszko
 
118
3
BG Georgi Valentinov  (24) 18-3-0
75
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [#297 WW] Andreas Stahl
 
119
3
BR Roberto Neves  (34) 9-3-0
74
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#409 WW] Adriano Capitulino
 
120
4
US Valdir Araujo  (32) 18-8-0
72
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#76 WW] Saygid Izagakhmaev
 
121
3
UK Craig White  (27) 12-7-0
72
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#256 WW] Matt Inman
 
122
3
US Michael Graves  (26) 6-1-1
72
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#68 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
123
6
RU Sergey Romanov  (27) 14-1-0
72
Last Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#392 WW] Arda Adas
Next Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#83 WW] Alexey Kunchenko
124
1
US Jason Jackson  (26) 7-3-0
70
Last Fight: 7/25/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#88 WW] Kyle Stewart
 
125
 
US Randy Brown  (27) 9-2-0
69
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 WW] Belal Muhammad
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#215 WW] Mickey Gall
126
 
UA Pavel Kusch  (29) 26-4-0
68
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Christophe Van Dijck
 
127
4
JP Daichi Abe  (25) 5-0-0
68
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#367 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
 
128
 
CA Jordan Mein  (28) 29-12-0
68
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 WW] Belal Muhammad
 
129
1
DE Jessin Ayari  (25) 16-4-0
68
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Darren Till
 
130
1
US Steve Carl  (32) 22-6-0
68
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#67 WW] Beslan Isaev
 
131
1
GY Carlston Lindsay Harris  (30) 12-3-0
68
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#332 WW] Carl Booth
 
132
1
US James Terry  (36) 19-9-0
68
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#442 WW] J.C. Llamas
 
133
1
US Nah-Shon Burrell  (27) 15-7-0
67
Last Fight: 6/23/2017 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [#441 WW] Micah Terrill
 
134
1
BR Marcos Antonio Santana  (36) 20-7-1
67
Last Fight: 2/05/2017 [Super Fight League] vs  [#552 LW] Till Kinne
 
135
2
US Jonavin Webb  (28) 10-2-0
67
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#354 WW] Cody Wilson
 
136
2
BR Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo  (37) 15-3-0
67
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Rebel Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Andy Wang
 
137
2
BR Mauricio Alonso  (37) 13-8-0
66
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#423 WW] Josh Koscheck
 
138
2
US Jason Witt  (30) 11-4-0
66
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Kansas City Fighting Alliance] vs  [#360 WW] Jake Lindsey
 
139
2
BR Yuri Villefort  (26) 10-5-0
66
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [#208 WW] Kassius Holdorf
 
140
2
RU Husein Kushagov   6-4-0
65
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 WW] Adam Townsend
 
141
2
JP Shinsho Anzai  (31) 10-2-0
65
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#237 WW] Luke Jumeau
 
142
2
RU Abdoul Abdouraguimov   4-0-0
65
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [Capital Fights (France)] vs  [#567 WW] Nayeb Hezam
 
143
2
UA Alexander Butenko  (30) 44-12-3
65
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#285 WW] Keith Johnson
 
144
2
DE Kerim Engizek  (26) 12-5-0
65
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#646 WW] Aleksandar Rakas
 
145
2
RU Ali Eskiev   8-2-0
64
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#113 MW] Igor Svirid
 
146
26
BR Ciro Rodrigues  (28) 21-8-0
64
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#112 WW] Dakota Cochrane
 
147
2
US David Rickels  (28) 18-4-0
64
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Aaron Derrow
 
148
2
US Tom Gallicchio  (31) 19-10-0
64
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#61 WW] James Krause
 
149
1
UA Maxim Shvets  (24) 13-3-0
63
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#326 WW] Dimitry Zebroski
 
150
1
NZ Ev Ting  (28) 14-4-0
63
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#451 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
 

Issue Date: 10/22/2017 (Official Release: #564)

Previous Official Release: 10/15/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#124] Ryan Quinn-, [#412] Davi Ramos-, [#436] Vitor Nobrega*, [#459] Luiz Jorge Dutra Jr.+, [#551] Imran Abaev+, [#576] Chris Cisneros!, [#595] Renato Valente Alves!, [#639] Sultan Umar!, [#641] Moises Costa-, [#643] Nikolai Dakin!, [#648] Yasset Munoz!, [#649] Douglas Bertazini!, [#650] Brandon Suber!

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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