Welterweight

Welterweight (162.0-175.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>
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1  
US Tyron Woodley  (36) 18-3-1
1604
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Demian Maia
 
2  
US Colby Covington  (30) 14-1-0
1148
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
3  
UK Darren Till  (25) 17-0-1
1005
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
4  
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (33) 28-10-0
983
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Colby Covington
 
5  
US Stephen Thompson  (35) 14-3-1
925
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Darren Till
 
6  
US Kamaru Usman  (31) 13-1-0
746
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Demian Maia
 
7  
US Robbie Lawler  (36) 28-12-0
730
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
8  
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 20-4-0
685
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 WW] Douglas Lima
 
9  
US Jorge Masvidal  (33) 32-13-0
613
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
10  
US Neil Magny  (30) 21-6-0
572
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#136 WW] Craig White
 
11  
BR Demian Maia  (40) 25-9-0
567
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
12  
US Donald Cerrone  (35) 33-10-0
553
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Yancy Medeiros
Next Fight: 6/23/2018 [UFC] vs [#21 WW] Leon Edwards
13  
US Jon Fitch  (40) 31-7-1
528
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 WW] Paul Daley
 
14  
BR Alex Oliveira  (30) 18-5-1
492
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Carlos Condit
 
15  
BR Douglas Lima  (30) 29-7-0
473
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
16  
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (31) 26-3-0
460
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Mike Perry
 
17  
RU Ramazan Emeev  (31) 17-3-0
435
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Alberto Mina
 
18  
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
368
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 MW] Chidi Njokuani
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#332 MW] Vaso Bakocevic
19  
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 15-5-0
327
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#37 WW] Mike Perry
20  
NO Emil Meek  (29) 9-3-0
315
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Kamaru Usman
Next Fight: 7/22/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Bartosz Fabinski
21  
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 15-3-0
311
Last Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs  [#70 WW] Peter Sobotta
Next Fight: 6/23/2018 [UFC] vs [#12 WW] Donald Cerrone
22  
UK Paul Daley  (35) 40-16-2
310
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 WW] Jon Fitch
 
23  
US Matt Brown  (37) 21-16-0
304
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#90 WW] Diego Sanchez
 
24  
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
280
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
25  
US Ryan LaFlare  (34) 14-2-0
276
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#72 WW] Alex Garcia
 

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

Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>

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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