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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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
176 1
KR Han Seul Kim  (27) 9-3-0
64
Last Fight: 12/22/2017 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Mohamad Ghorabi
 
177 1
BR Andre Santos  (37) 38-11-0
63
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 WW] Brett Cooper
 
178 1
BR Bruce Souto  (28) 12-3-0
63
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#276 WW] Wendell de Oliveira Marques
 
179 1
US David Rickels  (29) 19-5-0
63
Last Fight: 5/25/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#45 WW] Michael Page
 
180 1
BR Tiago Varejao Lacerda  (28) 27-5-1
63
Last Fight: 5/24/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#189 WW] Sergey Romanov
 
181 1
JP Daichi Abe  (26) 5-1-0
63
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#135 WW] Luke Jumeau
Next Fight: 6/23/2018 [UFC] vs [#91 WW] Jingliang Li
182 2
BR Marcio Santos  (29) 13-2-0
62
Last Fight: 3/24/2018 [Watch Out] vs  [NR] Joao Paulo dos Santos
 
183 2
BR Delson Heleno  (40) 30-10-0
62
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#181 MW] Nodar Kudukhashvili
 
184 3
US Julien Williams  (35) 10-1-0
62
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [Combat Night (Florida)] vs  [NR] Ladarious Jackson
 
185 1
US George Sullivan  (37) 17-6-0
62
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Niko Price
 
186 NR
AU Steve Kennedy  (35) 25-9-0
62
Last Fight: 6/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#78 WW] E.J. Brooks
 
187 2
KZ Shavkat Rakhmonov  (23) 8-0-0
62
Last Fight: 2/09/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Levan Solodovnik
 
188  
NZ Matt Vaile  (27) 10-1-0
61
Last Fight: 3/23/2018 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [#366 WW] Kitt Campbell
 
189 1
RU Sergey Romanov  (28) 14-3-0
61
Last Fight: 5/24/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#180 WW] Tiago Varejao Lacerda
 
190 50
FI Juho Valamaa   15-5-0
60
Last Fight: 6/15/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#141 WW] Maxim Grabovich
 
191  
UK Lewis Long   16-5-0
59
Last Fight: 5/26/2018 [Raged UK MMA] vs  [NR] Shaun Lomas
 
192  
CA Jonathan Meunier  (30) 9-1-0
59
Last Fight: 5/04/2018 [TKO] vs  [NR] Menad Abella
 
193  
FR Tahar Hadbi  (30) 14-7-0
59
Last Fight: 5/11/2018 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#106 WW] Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi
 
194 2
AU Theo Christakos   9-2-0
59
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [AustralianFC] vs  [#498 WW] Anton Zafir
 
195 1
BR Viscardi Andrade  (34) 19-7-0
59
Last Fight: 5/05/2018 [Strength & Honor Championship (Switzerland)] vs  [#115 WW] Abdoul Abdouraguimov
 
196 1
US Mike Pyle  (42) 27-14-1
59
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Zak Ottow
 
197  
UA Yaroslav Amosov  (24) 19-0-0
58
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Nathan Oliveira
Next Fight: 7/13/2018 [Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup] vs [#318 WW] Gerald Harris
198 1
BR Handesson Ferreira  (30) 11-1-1
58
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Mid-Pacific Championships] vs  [#578 WW] Ray Cooper III
 
199 1
US Zak Bucia  (33) 18-10-0
58
Last Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#73 WW] Derek Anderson
 
200  
US Valdir Araujo  (33) 18-9-0
58
Last Fight: 3/30/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#130 WW] Raimond Magomedaliev
 

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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