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
1
 
US Tyron Woodley  (35) 18-3-1
1431
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Demian Maia
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 14-2-1
997
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 28-11-0
777
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
4
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (33) 27-9-0
705
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
5
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 13-1-0
656
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Demian Maia
 
6
 
BR Demian Maia  (40) 25-8-0
581
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Colby Covington
 
7
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (33) 32-13-0
551
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
8
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 29-6-0
494
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 WW] Lorenz Larkin
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#11 WW] Rory MacDonald
9
 
UK Darren Till  (24) 16-0-1
418
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
10
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (29) 9-2-0
391
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#132 WW] Jordan Mein
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#17 WW] Kamaru Usman
11
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 19-4-0
379
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#8 WW] Douglas Lima
12
 
US Neil Magny  (30) 19-6-0
378
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Carlos Condit
13
 
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 15-4-0
377
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
14
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (31) 25-3-0
358
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Gunnar Nelson
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 WW] Mike Perry
15
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-10-0
354
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Darren Till
 
16
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
346
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#83 WW] Brian Foster
 
17
 
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 11-1-0
333
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#54 WW] Sergio Moraes
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Emil Weber Meek
18
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
324
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 MW] Chidi Njokuani
 
19
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 17-5-1
323
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Yancy Medeiros
 
20
 
UK Paul Daley  (34) 40-15-2
320
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
21
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (31) 18-7-0
260
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#35 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
22
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
252
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
23
 
US Mike Perry  (26) 11-1-0
232
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#373 WW] Alex Reyes
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
24
 
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 14-3-0
230
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
25
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (36) 22-4-1
221
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Colby Covington
 
26
 
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (23) 12-0-0
211
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#40 WW] Brett Cooper
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#47 WW] Albert Tumenov
27
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (34) 13-2-0
205
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
28
 
BR Thiago Alves  (34) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
Next Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#31 WW] Zak Cummings
29
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (31) 16-7-0
198
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
30
 
US Matt Brown  (36) 21-16-0
197
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#87 WW] Diego Sanchez
 
31
 
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#110 WW] Nathan Coy
Next Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#28 WW] Thiago Alves
32
 
BR Vicente Luque  (26) 12-6-1
188
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 WW] Niko Price
 
33
 
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 13-2-0
185
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Tim Means
 
34
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
182
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Mike Perry
 
35
 
US Tim Means  (33) 27-9-1
170
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Belal Muhammad
 
36
 
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (31) 18-5-0
169
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Max Griffin
 
37
 
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 10-1-0
168
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#80 WW] Eduard Folayang
 
38
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 19-8-1
166
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#112 WW] Shamil Amirov
 
39
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 32-9-1
163
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#242 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
 
40
5
US Brett Cooper  (30) 24-13-0
161
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#120 WW] Sharaf Davlatmurodov
 
41
1
DE Peter Sobotta  (30) 17-5-1
159
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Ben Saunders
 
42
1
US Sean Strickland  (26) 19-2-0
157
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] Court McGee
 
43
3
PL Aslambek Saidov  (33) 21-5-0
157
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#94 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
 
44
2
US Jesse Taylor  (34) 31-15-0
157
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#97 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
45
NR
PL Borys Mankowski  (28) 19-6-1
154
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#14 MW] Mamed Khalidov
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs [#95 WW] Dricus Du Plessis
46
3
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
152
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
47
3
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#111 WW] Ismael de Jesus
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#26 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
48
 
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 34-11-0
139
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
49
2
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
138
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
50
1
JP Keita Nakamura  (33) 33-8-2
137
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Alex Morono
 

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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