Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

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  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 13-2-1
848
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Jorge Masvidal
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 28-11-0
777
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (39) 25-7-0
720
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
5
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 32-12-0
586
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
6
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (32) 26-9-0
564
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
Next Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Neil Magny
7
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 29-6-0
494
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
8
 
US Nate Diaz  (32) 19-11-0
449
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
 
9
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 17-4-1
447
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
10
 
US Neil Magny  (30) 19-5-0
445
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 MW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
11
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-9-0
443
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
12
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (29) 9-2-0
395
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#124 WW] Jordan Mein
 
13
 
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-10-0
381
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
14
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 19-4-0
379
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 WW] Paul Daley
 
15
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (30) 25-3-0
358
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
16
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (30) 18-6-0
350
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#47 WW] Paul Daley
17
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
345
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#80 WW] Brian Foster
 
18
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 12-1-0
305
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
19
 
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 10-1-0
298
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Sean Strickland
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#44 WW] Sergio Moraes
20
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-2-0
286
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#40 WW] Chidi Njokuani
21
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
252
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
22
1
US Mike Perry  (25) 10-1-0
232
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Jake Ellenberger
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#30 WW] Thiago Alves
23
1
US Rick Story  (32) 19-9-0
232
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
24
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-4-1
221
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Colby Covington
 
25
 
US Niko Price  (27) 11-0-0
219
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Alan Jouban
 
26
42
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (23) 12-0-0
211
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#50 WW] Brett Cooper
 
27
1
UK Leon Edwards  (25) 13-3-0
205
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#59 WW] Vicente Luque
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#52 WW] Bryan Barberena
28
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 13-2-0
205
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
29
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (30) 16-7-0
198
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
30
1
BR Thiago Alves  (33) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#22 WW] Mike Perry
31
 
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#111 WW] Nathan Coy
 
32
2
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
196
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Mike Perry
 
33
1
US Tim Means  (33) 27-8-1
193
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] Alex Garcia
 
34
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 32-9-1
170
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#256 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
 
35
 
US Yancy Medeiros  (29) 14-4-0
170
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 WW] Erick Silva
 
36
 
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
166
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#27 LW] Diego Sanchez
37
 
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
159
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
38
 
DE Peter Sobotta  (30) 17-5-1
159
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Ben Saunders
 
39
1
US Jesse Taylor  (34) 31-15-0
157
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#106 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
40
1
US Chidi Njokuani  (28) 17-4-0
157
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#217 MW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#20 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
41
 
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 34-10-0
151
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#408 WW] Andre Luis Leal Lobato
 
42
 
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#124 WW] Jordan Mein
 
43
 
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 17-5-0
150
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Lyman Good
 
44
 
BR Sergio Moraes  (35) 12-2-1
149
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#424 WW] Davi Ramos
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Kamaru Usman
45
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#189 WW] Ismael de Jesus
 
46
 
US Sean Strickland  (26) 18-2-0
145
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
47
 
UK Paul Daley  (34) 39-15-2
144
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#16 WW] Lorenz Larkin
48
 
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
49
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 26-14-0
144
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#87 LW] Brandon Girtz
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#93 WW] Brennan Ward
50
17
US Brett Cooper  (30) 23-13-0
141
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#26 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
 

Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

Previous Official Release: 8/13/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#381] Anthony Hernandez+, [#442] Mario Sartori*, [#446] Troy Lamson-, [#470] Edilberto de Oliveira+, [#482] Justin Guthrie*, [#546] Daniel Hernandez+, [#585] Michal Michalski*

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

Advertisement:


Comments (277)




share this page

    277 Comments

    • 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.


    Have a Comment?

    Please use the box below to submit a comment. Before clicking the "submit" button, review the information above the button, or else your comment is subject to deletion.

    Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

    - We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

    - Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    - Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

    - Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.


    Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.