Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

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
151
 
NZ Ev Ting  (28) 14-4-0
63
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#442 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
 
152
 
RU Abdula Dadaev  (29) 8-3-0
61
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#165 WW] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira
 
153
 
JP Ken Hasegawa  (30) 15-2-1
61
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#100 WW] Ryuichiro Sumimura
 
154
 
RU Aliaskhab Khizriev   9-0-0
60
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#171 WW] Yasubey Enomoto
 
155
 
JO Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi   10-2-0
60
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#366 WW] Carl Booth
 
156
 
UK Jim Wallhead  (37) 29-11-0
60
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#73 WW] Luan Chagas
 
157
75
JP Takashi Sato  (27) 12-1-0
59
Last Fight: 12/10/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#357 WW] Akihiro Murayama
 
158
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (34) 14-8-0
58
Last Fight: 10/03/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#210 WW] Lipeng Zhang
 
159
1
BR Wendell de Oliveira Marques  (34) 30-10-0
58
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
 
160
1
RU Marif Piraev  (24) 18-1-1
58
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [GM Promotion] vs  [#343 WW] Gilmar Dutra Lima
Next Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs [#315 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
161
1
RU Gennadiy Kovalev   17-6-0
57
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#165 WW] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira
 
162
1
IT Giovanni Melillo  (32) 10-1-0
57
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#472 WW] Bislan Etleshev
 
163
1
US Chance Rencountre  (30) 11-2-0
56
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#331 WW] Justin Patterson
 
164
 
UA Yaroslav Amosov  (24) 19-0-0
56
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Nathan Oliveira
 
165
 
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (37) 9-3-0
55
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#152 WW] Abdula Dadaev
 
166
 
BR Elias Silverio  (31) 13-3-1
55
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#252 WW] Goyti Dazaev
 
167
4
BR Marcio Santos  (28) 12-2-0
55
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [MMA Experience (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Jefferson Silva
 
168
1
US Joaquin Buckley  (23) 8-1-0
55
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#575 WW] Vinicius de Jesus
 
169
1
US Julien Williams  (35) 9-1-0
55
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Wild Bills] vs  [#303 WW] Jared Gooden
 
170
1
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (28) 12-3-0
55
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#381 WW] Koji Ando
 
171
1
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (33) 16-10-0
54
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#154 WW] Aliaskhab Khizriev
 
172
1
US Ben Egli   10-1-0
54
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#584 WW] Tyson Jeffries
 
173
2
CA Jonathan Meunier  (30) 8-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#327 WW] Richard Walsh
 
174
1
UK Lewis Long   15-5-0
54
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#88 WW] Roberto Soldic
 
175
1
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   11-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#400 WW] Felipe Douglas
 
176
1
JP Yoichiro Sato  (32) 19-8-2
53
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#503 WW] Yoshiyuki Katahira
 
177
3
BR Ackson Junior  (35) 7-0-0
53
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#487 WW] Igor Maux
 
178
 
BR Delson Heleno  (40) 30-10-0
53
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#370 WW] Nodar Kudukhashvili
 
179
 
KG Kiamrian Abbasov  (24) 18-3-0
53
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#644 WW] Aslambek Arsamikov
 
180
 
CA Peter Grajcar   5-1-0
52
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#75 WW] Chris Curtis
 
181
 
US Zak Bucia  (33) 18-9-0
52
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#103 WW] Neiman Gracie
 
182
1
US Mark Stoddard  (34) 14-9-0
52
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Sultan Umar
 
183
8
RO Ion Pascu  (35) 17-7-0
52
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#341 WW] Omar Jesus Santana
 
184
2
US James Moontasri  (29) 9-5-0
52
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Alex Morono
 
185
 
BR William Macario  (26) 9-3-0
51
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#186 WW] Handesson Ferreira
 
186
 
BR Handesson Ferreira  (29) 11-1-1
51
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Mid-Pacific Championships] vs  [#553 WW] Ray Cooper III
 
187
3
CA Matt MacGrath  (37) 18-10-0
51
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#180 WW] Peter Grajcar
 
188
1
US David Michaud  (29) 12-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [NR] Tyler Milner
 
189
1
US Jason Norwood  (33) 18-4-0
51
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fury Fighting Championship (Texas)] vs  [#458 WW] Carlo Prater
 
190
1
BR Glaico Franca  (26) 17-5-0
51
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Marcelo Barreira
 
191
1
RU Stanislav Vlasenko  (24) 11-3-0
50
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Dominic Schober
 
192
 
UK John Maguire  (34) 25-10-0
50
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#137 WW] Tommy Depret
 
193
 
US Jacob McClintock  (29) 9-2-0
50
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#257 WW] Jeremie Holloway
 
194
 
UK Terry Brazier   8-1-0
50
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#439 WW] Walter Gahadza
Next Fight: 3/09/2018 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#108 WW] Alex Lohore
195
 
US Marc Stevens  (32) 21-11-0
50
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#64 WW] Ricky Rainey
 
196
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (34) 39-8-0
49
Last Fight: 11/24/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ben Askren
 
197
 
KR Sung Won Son  (29) 8-6-0
49
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#266 WW] Nelson Carvalho
 
198
1
BG Georgi Valentinov  (24) 18-4-0
48
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#102 WW] Ismail Naurdiev
 
199
2
US Joey Pierotti   8-0-0
48
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [COGA Grand Prix] vs  [NR] Justin Gardner
 
200
2
US Dwight Grant   7-1-0
48
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#383 WW] Danasabe Mohammed
 

Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Previous Official Release: 12/03/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#86] Patrik Kincl+, [#107] Dakota Cochrane+, [#170] Jacob Volkmann*, [#309] Pawel Pawlak+, [#412] Sean Spencer*, [#459] Matt Lagler!, [#533] Perry Olson*, [#595] Magomedsaid Abdulkadyrov!, [#611] Murilo Rosa Filho!, [#633] Rick Alchin!, [#637] Lincoln Henrique+, [#648] Hiroki Tanaka!, [#650] Taisuke Okuno!

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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