Welterweight

Welterweight (162.0-175.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
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76 1
BR Ciro Rodrigues  (29) 22-8-0
131
Last Fight: 5/05/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#119 WW] Beslan Isaev
 
77  
RU Muslim Salikhov  (34) 14-2-0
127
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#107 WW] Ricky Rainey
 
78 13
US E.J. Brooks  (32) 13-5-0
127
Last Fight: 6/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#186 WW] Steve Kennedy
 
79 1
PL Borys Mankowski  (28) 19-7-1
126
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#83 WW] Roberto Soldic
 
80  
RU Khusein Khaliev  (29) 18-1-0
123
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#327 WW] Tagir Tagirov
 
81 1
US Adam Townsend   19-5-0
120
Last Fight: 6/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#296 WW] Kieran Joblin
 
82 1
PH Eduard Folayang  (34) 19-6-0
120
Last Fight: 5/18/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Kharun Atlangeriev
 
83  
BA Roberto Soldic  (23) 13-3-0
116
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [KSW] vs  [#62 WW] Dricus Du Plessis
 
84  
US Drew Dober  (29) 19-8-0
115
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#256 WW] Frank Camacho
Next Fight: 8/25/2018 [UFC] vs [#91 LW] Jon Tuck
85  
US Lyman Good  (33) 19-4-0
115
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
 
86  
UK Danny Roberts  (30) 15-3-0
114
Last Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs  [#368 WW] Oliver Enkamp
Next Fight: 7/22/2018 [UFC] vs [#41 WW] Alan Jouban
87  
US Derrick Krantz  (30) 22-10-0
113
Last Fight: 6/08/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#147 WW] Kassius Holdorf
 
88  
US James Nakashima  (29) 8-0-0
113
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#87 WW] Derrick Krantz
Next Fight: 7/27/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#94 WW] Kyle Stewart
89  
BR Erick Silva  (33) 19-9-0
112
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Jordan Mein
Next Fight: 7/20/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#323 WW] Nick Barnes
90  
US Diego Sanchez  (36) 27-11-0
111
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Matt Brown
 
91 1
CN Jingliang Li  (30) 14-5-0
109
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#69 WW] Jake Matthews
Next Fight: 6/23/2018 [UFC] vs [#181 WW] Daichi Abe
92 1
JP Shinya Aoki  (35) 40-8-0
108
Last Fight: 5/18/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#379 WW] Rasul Yakhyaev
 
93 1
US Zak Ottow  (31) 16-5-0
108
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#196 WW] Mike Pyle
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#103 LW] Sage Northcutt
94 2
US Kyle Stewart  (29) 9-0-0
106
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [Iron Boy MMA] vs  [#514 WW] Chauncey Foxworth
Next Fight: 7/27/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#88 WW] James Nakashima
95 2
JP Keita Nakamura  (34) 33-9-2
104
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#58 WW] Tony Martin
 
96 2
US Court McGee  (33) 18-7-0
103
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#66 WW] Sean Strickland
 
97 2
SE David Bielkheden  (39) 25-12-0
103
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#584 WW] Anton Radman
 
98 2
BR Luan Chagas  (25) 15-3-1
103
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Siyar Bahadurzada
 
99 2
BR Elias Silverio  (31) 14-3-1
103
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#128 WW] Saygid Izagakhmaev
 
100 2
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (34) 17-10-0
101
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#137 WW] Shamil Amirov
 

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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