Welterweight

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.

Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
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51  
RU Nikolay Aleksakhin  (27) 21-5-0
173
Last Fight: 2/22/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#75 MW] Dominique Steele
 
52  
AT Arbi Agujev  (30) 33-7-0
172
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#152 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
 
53  
US Tim Means  (34) 27-10-1
169
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#48 WW] Sergio Moraes
 
54  
US Alex Morono  (27) 14-4-0
167
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#295 WW] Joshua Burkman
Next Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs [#47 WW] Jordan Mein
55  
US Niko Price  (28) 11-1-0
164
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#185 WW] George Sullivan
 
56  
US Jesse Taylor  (35) 31-15-0
164
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#104 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
57  
BR Roan Carneiro  (40) 21-12-0
161
Last Fight: 2/23/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#31 WW] Aslambek Saidov
 
58  
US Tony Martin  (28) 13-4-0
160
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Keita Nakamura
 
59  
BR Warlley Alves  (27) 12-2-0
159
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#174 WW] Sultan Aliev
 
60 10
RU Alexey Kunchenko  (34) 18-0-0
157
Last Fight: 3/30/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#163 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
61 1
BR Rousimar Palhares  (38) 19-9-1
155
Last Fight: 3/30/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#39 WW] Aliaskhab Khizriev
 
62 1
ZA Dricus Du Plessis  (24) 12-1-0
152
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [KSW] vs  [#83 WW] Roberto Soldic
 
63 1
US Jake Shields  (39) 32-9-1
151
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#249 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
Next Fight: 7/05/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#578 WW] Ray Cooper III
64 1
FR Nordine Taleb  (37) 14-5-0
149
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] Claudio Henrique Da Silva
 
65 1
BR Alberto Mina  (36) 13-1-0
148
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Ramazan Emeev
 
66 1
US Sean Strickland  (27) 19-3-0
148
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
 
67 1
US Bryan Barberena  (29) 13-5-0
148
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Leon Edwards
 
68 1
US Jake Ellenberger  (33) 31-14-0
148
Last Fight: 6/01/2018 [UFC] vs  [#42 WW] Ben Saunders
 
69  
AU Jake Matthews  (23) 13-3-0
147
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Jingliang Li
Next Fight: 6/23/2018 [UFC] vs [#117 WW] Shinsho Anzai
70 2
DE Peter Sobotta  (31) 17-6-1
147
Last Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Leon Edwards
 
71  
RU Abubakar Vagaev  (25) 17-2-0
141
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#105 WW] Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia
 
72  
CA Alex Garcia  (30) 15-5-0
138
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
73  
US Derek Anderson  (28) 15-3-0
133
Last Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#199 WW] Zak Bucia
 
74  
US Herman Terrado  (28) 15-3-1
133
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#133 WW] Joao Zeferino
Next Fight: 7/05/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [NR] Magomed Magomedkerimov
75 1
US Chris Curtis  (30) 19-5-0
133
Last Fight: 6/12/2018 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#424 WW] Sean Lally
 

Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)

Previous Official Release: 6/10/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#79] Abubakar Nurmagomedov*, [#95] Brian Foster-, [#266] Jorge Patino*, [#296] Will Santiago Jr.+, [#312] Gael Grimaud*, [#330] Ryan Sanders-, [#453] Andrews Nakahara*, [#464] Lucas Rodrigues Lopes!, [#614] Dustin Parrish!, [#623] Temirlan Ikhsangaliev+, [#642] Dane Sayers!, [#643] Ashley Reece!, [#646] Flavio Pina de Sousa!, [#647] Kyle Frost!, [#648] Kenyon Jackson!, [#649] Leonardo Damiani!, [#650] Kemran Lachinov!

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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