Issue Date: 2/19/2018 (Official Release: #582)

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
2
US Steve Carl  (33) 22-6-0
59
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#59 WW] Beslan Isaev
 
152
2
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (34) 14-8-0
58
Last Fight: 10/03/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#173 WW] Lipeng Zhang
 
153
2
BR Wendell de Oliveira Marques  (34) 30-10-0
58
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Joao Carvalho
Next Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#259 WW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
154
2
UK Jim Wallhead  (37) 29-11-0
57
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Luan Chagas
 
155
3
KZ Shavkat Rakhmonov  (23) 8-0-0
56
Last Fight: 2/09/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Levan Solodovnik
 
156
1
US Chance Rencountre  (31) 11-2-0
56
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#317 WW] Justin Patterson
 
157
2
UA Yaroslav Amosov  (24) 19-0-0
55
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Nathan Oliveira
 
158
2
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (38) 9-3-0
55
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#147 WW] Abdula Dadaev
 
159
2
RU Gennadiy Kovalev   17-6-0
55
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#158 WW] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira
 
160
2
BR Elias Silverio  (31) 13-3-1
55
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#245 WW] Goyti Dazaev
 
161
2
BR Marcio Santos  (29) 12-2-0
55
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [MMA Experience (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Jefferson Silva
 
162
2
UK John Maguire  (34) 26-10-0
55
Last Fight: 1/21/2018 [Venkon Fight Night] vs  [NR] Leonardo Damiani
 
163
2
US Julien Williams  (35) 9-1-0
55
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Wild Bills] vs  [#291 WW] Jared Gooden
 
164
2
US Joaquin Buckley  (23) 8-1-0
55
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#545 WW] Vinicius de Jesus
 
165
2
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (28) 12-3-0
55
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#385 WW] Koji Ando
 
166
3
US Ben Egli   10-1-0
54
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#589 WW] Tyson Jeffries
 
167
3
BR Guilherme Vasconcelos  (31) 10-4-0
54
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#623 WW] Ivan Castillo
 
168
 
US George Sullivan  (36) 17-6-0
54
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#57 WW] Niko Price
 
169
2
UK Lewis Long   15-5-0
54
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#47 WW] Roberto Soldic
 
170
2
BR Carlos Eduardo Silva Fonseca   11-1-0
53
Last Fight: 11/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#391 WW] Felipe Douglas
 
171
2
JP Ken Hasegawa  (30) 15-2-1
53
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#177 LW] Ryuichiro Sumimura
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [DEEP] vs [NR] Genpei Hayashi
172
2
RU Dmitry Bikrev   8-3-0
53
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Asif Tagiev
 
173
2
CN Lipeng Zhang  (27) 26-10-1
53
Last Fight: 2/04/2018 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [NR] Italo Cardoso Goncalves
 
174
2
JP Daichi Abe  (26) 5-1-0
53
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#132 WW] Luke Jumeau
 
175
2
US Roger Huerta  (34) 24-9-1
53
Last Fight: 12/22/2017 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#269 WW] Hayder Hassan
 
176
2
KG Kiamrian Abbasov  (24) 18-3-0
53
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#313 WW] Aslambek Arsamikov
 
177
2
BR Delson Heleno  (40) 30-10-0
53
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#361 WW] Nodar Kudukhashvili
 
178
3
CA Peter Grajcar   5-1-0
52
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#73 WW] Chris Curtis
 
179
1
CH Yasubey Enomoto  (34) 16-10-0
52
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#150 WW] Aliaskhab Khizriev
Next Fight: 3/02/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#107 WW] Shamil Amirov
180
2
US Zak Bucia  (33) 18-9-0
52
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#100 WW] Neiman Gracie
 
181
2
US Mark Stoddard  (34) 14-9-0
52
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Sultan Umar
 
182
2
RO Ion Pascu  (35) 17-7-0
52
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#321 WW] Omar Jesus Santana
 
183
2
JP Takashi Sato  (27) 12-1-0
52
Last Fight: 12/10/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#419 WW] Akihiro Murayama
 
184
2
US David Michaud  (29) 12-4-0
51
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [NR] Tyler Milner
 
185
2
BR William Macario  (26) 9-3-0
51
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight 2 Night] vs  [#186 WW] Handesson Ferreira
 
186
2
BR Handesson Ferreira  (29) 11-1-1
51
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Mid-Pacific Championships] vs  [#522 WW] Ray Cooper III
 
187
2
US Jason Norwood  (33) 18-4-0
51
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fury Fighting Championship (Texas)] vs  [#336 WW] Carlo Prater
 
188
2
AU Matthew Frincu  (24) 12-3-0
51
Last Fight: 1/19/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Roman Alcantar
 
189
2
BR Glaico Franca  (26) 18-5-0
51
Last Fight: 2/04/2018 [Pancrase] vs  [#524 WW] Hiroyuki Tetsuka
 
190
2
FR Thibaud Larchet  (25) 12-2-1
50
Last Fight: 1/21/2018 [N/A] vs  [#626 WW] Mateusz Piskorz
 
191
2
TJ Loik Radzhabov  (27) 10-0-0
50
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [MMA Live Championship] vs  [NR] Sado Ucar
 
192
2
RU Stanislav Vlasenko  (24) 11-3-0
50
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Dominic Schober
 
193
2
US Jacob McClintock  (29) 9-2-0
50
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#250 WW] Jeremie Holloway
 
194
2
UK Terry Brazier   8-1-0
50
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#454 WW] Walter Gahadza
Next Fight: 3/09/2018 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#103 WW] Alex Lohore
195
2
US Marc Stevens  (32) 21-11-0
50
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#66 WW] Ricky Rainey
 
196
2
CA Matt MacGrath  (38) 18-10-0
49
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#178 WW] Peter Grajcar
 
197
3
RU Danila Prikaza   8-2-1
49
Last Fight: 2/09/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#444 WW] Anderson de Queiroz Diniz
 
198
1
CA Jonathan Meunier  (30) 8-1-0
49
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#350 WW] Richard Walsh
 
199
2
BR Marcos Antonio Santana  (36) 20-8-1
49
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#133 WW] Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov
 
200
2
KR Sung Won Son  (30) 8-6-0
49
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#273 WW] Nelson Carvalho
 

Issue Date: 2/19/2018 (Official Release: #582)

Previous Official Release: 2/11/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#62] Michael Page*, [#97] Alexander Yakovlev*, [#235] Dwight Grant*, [#296] Murad Abdulaev*, [#418] Danasabe Mohammed*, [#420] Pawel Zelazowski*, [#447] Lee Henry Lilly-, [#647] Thiago Rela!, [#650] Sam Boult!

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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