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
1
 
US Tyron Woodley  (35) 18-3-1
1436
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Demian Maia
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (35) 14-2-1
1000
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
3
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (33) 28-9-0
970
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
4
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 13-1-0
659
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Demian Maia
 
5
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 28-12-0
621
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
BR Demian Maia  (40) 25-8-0
583
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Colby Covington
 
7
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (33) 32-13-0
552
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
8
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 20-4-0
534
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 WW] Douglas Lima
 
9
7
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 33-10-0
475
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Yancy Medeiros
 
10
1
US Neil Magny  (30) 20-6-0
473
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Carlos Condit
 
11
1
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 12-1-0
454
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Emil Meek
 
12
1
UK Darren Till  (25) 16-0-1
419
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
13
1
BR Douglas Lima  (30) 29-7-0
402
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
14
1
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (31) 26-3-0
400
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Mike Perry
 
15
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
345
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#87 WW] Brian Foster
 
16
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
324
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 MW] Chidi Njokuani
 
17
1
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 17-5-1
323
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Yancy Medeiros
 
18
1
UK Paul Daley  (34) 40-15-2
320
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 MW] Lorenz Larkin
 
19
1
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-11-0
303
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#28 WW] Matt Brown
20
6
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 15-5-0
288
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
21
 
NO Emil Meek  (29) 9-3-0
275
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
22
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
251
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
23
 
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 14-3-0
230
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
24
 
US Mike Perry  (26) 11-2-0
224
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#91 WW] Max Griffin
25
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (36) 22-4-1
212
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Colby Covington
 
26
 
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (24) 12-0-0
211
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#37 WW] Brett Cooper
 
27
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (34) 13-2-0
204
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
28
1
US Matt Brown  (37) 21-16-0
198
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Carlos Condit
29
1
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-5-0
197
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#113 WW] Nathan Coy
 
30
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (31) 16-7-0
193
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
31
1
BR Vicente Luque  (26) 12-6-1
188
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#57 WW] Niko Price
 
32
1
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 13-2-0
185
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#48 WW] Tim Means
 
33
47
US Curtis Millender  (30) 15-3-0
178
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Thiago Alves
 
34
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
173
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Mike Perry
 
35
 
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (31) 18-5-0
169
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Max Griffin
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#61 MW] Jack Marshman
36
 
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 10-1-0
168
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#78 WW] Eduard Folayang
Next Fight: 3/24/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#22 FW] Bibiano Fernandes
37
 
US Brett Cooper  (30) 24-13-0
161
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#116 WW] Sharaf Davlatmurodov
Next Fight: 3/09/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [NR] Andre Santos
38
 
DE Peter Sobotta  (31) 17-5-1
161
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 WW] Ben Saunders
 
39
1
FR Nordine Taleb  (36) 14-4-0
159
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#88 WW] Danny Roberts
 
40
1
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 19-8-1
159
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#107 WW] Shamil Amirov
 
41
 
BR Sergio Moraes  (35) 13-3-1
158
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#48 WW] Tim Means
 
42
 
PL Aslambek Saidov  (33) 21-5-0
157
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#114 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
Next Fight: 2/23/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#50 WW] Roan Carneiro
43
 
US Jesse Taylor  (35) 31-15-0
157
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
44
3
RU Albert Tumenov  (26) 19-4-0
155
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#124 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
 
45
1
US Sean Strickland  (26) 19-2-0
155
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Court McGee
 
46
18
BR Thiago Alves  (34) 22-12-0
152
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Curtis Millender
 
47
2
BA Roberto Soldic  (23) 13-2-0
150
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#70 WW] Borys Mankowski
Next Fight: 4/14/2018 [KSW] vs [#83 MW] Dricus Du Plessis
48
2
US Tim Means  (33) 27-10-1
150
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#41 WW] Sergio Moraes
 
49
1
AT Arbi Agujev  (30) 32-7-0
145
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#114 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
 
50
1
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
143
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Ryan LaFlare
Next Fight: 2/23/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#42 WW] Aslambek Saidov

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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    • 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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