Issue Date: 4/22/2018 (Official Release: #591)

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
1
DE Kerim Engizek  (26) 13-5-0
83
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [German MMA Championship] vs  [#180 WW] Giovanni Melillo
 
102
1
US Court McGee  (33) 18-7-0
82
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 WW] Sean Strickland
 
103
1
BR Ismael de Jesus  (38) 17-6-1
82
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#374 WW] Imran Abaev
 
104
1
RU Beslan Ushukov   15-3-0
81
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#61 WW] Abubakar Vagaev
 
105
1
AT Ismail Naurdiev  (21) 14-2-0
81
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#334 WW] Georgi Valentinov
 
106
1
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (34) 17-10-0
80
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#158 WW] Shamil Amirov
 
107
1
DE David Zawada  (27) 16-3-0
80
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [KSW] vs  [#473 WW] Michal Michalski
 
108
1
US Neiman Gracie  (29) 7-0-0
80
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#191 WW] Zak Bucia
Next Fight: 4/28/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Javier Torres
109
1
US Randy Brown  (27) 10-2-0
79
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#307 WW] Mickey Gall
 
110
1
US Dhiego Lima  (29) 12-7-0
79
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Yushin Okami
 
111
1
BR Roberto Neves  (35) 10-3-0
77
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#438 WW] Adilson Fernandes Ribeiro Jr.
 
112
1
BR Yuri Villefort  (27) 11-5-0
77
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [#380 WW] Victor Moreno
 
113
1
FI Juho Valamaa   15-4-0
77
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Aires Benrois
 
114
1
RU Georgy Kichigin  (29) 17-5-0
76
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#293 WW] Magomed Nurov
 
115
1
RS Bojan Velickovic  (29) 15-6-1
75
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 WW] Jake Matthews
 
116
1
UK Craig White  (27) 14-7-0
75
Last Fight: 3/24/2018 [CageWarriors] vs  [#599 WW] Alex Montagnani
 
117
NR
RU Husein Kushagov   7-5-0
75
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#82 WW] E.J. Brooks
 
118
2
US Geoff Neal  (27) 9-2-0
74
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#368 WW] Brian Camozzi
 
119
2
RU Sharaf Davlatmurodov  (26) 12-2-1
71
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#36 WW] Brett Cooper
Next Fight: 5/05/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#141 WW] Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov
120
2
US David Rickels  (29) 19-4-0
71
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#106 LW] Adam Piccolotti
Next Fight: 5/25/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Michael Page
121
2
FR Tahar Hadbi  (30) 14-6-0
71
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#216 WW] Mohammad Fakhreddine
 
122
1
BR Marcelo Alfaya  (39) 18-9-0
70
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#45 WW] Arbi Agujev
 
123
3
US Nathan Coy  (39) 15-7-0
69
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 WW] Zak Cummings
 
124
2
RU Raimond Magomedaliev   5-0-0
69
Last Fight: 3/30/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#193 WW] Valdir Araujo
 
125
2
RU Aigun Akhmedov  (30) 20-3-0
69
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#416 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
 
126
1
RU Ali Eskiev   9-2-0
69
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#602 WW] Rustam Gadzhiev
 
127
1
JO Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi   11-2-0
68
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#503 WW] David Bear
 
128
1
GY Carlston Lindsay Harris  (30) 12-3-0
68
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#385 WW] Carl Booth
 
129
1
UK Terry Brazier   9-1-0
68
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#134 WW] Alex Lohore
 
130
1
US Jonavin Webb  (28) 10-2-0
68
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#290 WW] Cody Wilson
 
131
1
JP Kiichi Kunimoto  (36) 19-7-2
67
Last Fight: 12/29/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#176 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
132
1
US Kassius Holdorf  (31) 10-4-0
67
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#265 WW] Jordon Larson
 
133
3
BR Joao Zeferino  (32) 21-9-0
67
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#69 WW] Herman Terrado
 
134
 
UK Alex Lohore  (28) 14-2-0
67
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#129 WW] Terry Brazier
 
135
4
US Nah-Shon Burrell  (28) 15-10-0
67
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#45 WW] Arbi Agujev
 
136
1
US Logan Storley  (25) 8-0-0
67
Last Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#264 WW] Joaquin Buckley
 
137
1
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (28) 13-3-0
67
Last Fight: 2/23/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#329 WW] Amir Khan
 
138
1
BR Adriano Silverio Balby de Araujo  (37) 15-3-0
66
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Rebel Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Andy Wang
Next Fight: 4/29/2018 [Rebel Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Akihiro Gono
139
1
NZ Luke Jumeau  (30) 13-4-0
66
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#184 WW] Daichi Abe
 
140
1
BE Tommy Depret  (38) 13-5-0
66
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#170 WW] John Maguire
 
141
1
RU Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov  (26) 6-2-0
66
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#212 WW] Marcos Antonio Santana
Next Fight: 5/05/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#119 WW] Sharaf Davlatmurodov
142
1
JP Shinsho Anzai  (32) 10-2-0
65
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#139 WW] Luke Jumeau
Next Fight: 6/23/2018 [UFC] vs [#62 WW] Jake Matthews
143
1
UA Maxim Shvets  (24) 15-3-0
65
Last Fight: 12/24/2017 [ProFC] vs  [#606 WW] Ibragim Tibilov
 
144
1
US Jason Jackson  (27) 7-3-0
64
Last Fight: 7/25/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#88 WW] Kyle Stewart
 
145
1
US Michael Graves  (27) 6-1-1
64
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#47 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
Next Fight: 5/05/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#175 WW] Elias Silverio
146
1
BR Ciro Rodrigues  (29) 21-8-0
64
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#163 MW] Dakota Cochrane
 
147
1
BR Bruce Souto  (28) 12-3-0
63
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#245 WW] Wendell de Oliveira Marques
 
148
1
RU Sergey Romanov  (28) 14-2-0
63
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#64 WW] Alexey Kunchenko
Next Fight: 5/12/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#166 WW] Shavkat Rakhmonov
149
1
NZ Ev Ting  (28) 15-4-0
63
Last Fight: 2/23/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#332 WW] Ariel Sexton
 
150
1
US James Terry  (37) 19-9-0
62
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#469 WW] J.C. Llamas
 

Issue Date: 4/22/2018 (Official Release: #591)

Previous Official Release: 4/15/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#321] Ole Laursen*, [#458] Erhan Kartal*, [#503] Preston Parsons*, [#579] John Mercurio*, [#647] Jose de Ribamar Machado Gomes!, [#648] Matt Lagler!, [#649] Argemiro Delmandes!, [#650] Flavio Pina de Sousa!

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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