Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

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

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 Robbie Lawler  (34) 27-10-0
1008
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Carlos Condit
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Tyron Woodley
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (33) 12-1-0
613
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#6 WW] Rory MacDonald
3
 
BR Demian Maia  (38) 23-6-0
589
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Matt Brown
 
4
1
US Johny Hendricks  (32) 17-4-0
499
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#14 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
5
1
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-9-0
499
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
6
1
CA Rory MacDonald  (26) 18-3-0
493
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
7
1
US Neil Magny  (28) 18-4-0
446
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Hector Lombard
 
8
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (25) 19-1-0
442
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 WW] Ben Henderson
 
9
205
NO Emil Weber Meek  (27) 8-2-0
387
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#11 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
10
 
US Donald Cerrone  (33) 29-7-0
329
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#21 WW] Patrick Cote
11
7
BR Rousimar Palhares  (36) 18-7-0
329
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#9 WW] Emil Weber Meek
 
12
1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (34) 21-3-1
326
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#204 WW] Dominic Waters
 
13
1
US Matt Brown  (35) 20-14-0
323
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Demian Maia
 
14
1
US Kelvin Gastelum  (24) 11-2-0
317
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Johny Hendricks
15
1
US Ben Henderson  (32) 23-6-0
308
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
16
1
IS Gunnar Nelson  (27) 15-2-1
287
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
17
1
CU Hector Lombard  (38) 34-5-1
261
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 MW] Dan Henderson
18
1
US Ben Askren  (31) 15-0-0
255
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#112 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
19
1
US Jake Shields  (37) 31-8-1
252
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#11 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
20
1
US Jon Fitch  (38) 28-7-1
247
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#98 WW] Joao Zeferino
 
21
1
CA Patrick Cote  (36) 23-9-0
237
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#48 WW] Ben Saunders
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Donald Cerrone
22
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (29) 16-4-0
233
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Jake Ellenberger
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Rick Story
23
1
US Tim Means  (32) 25-7-1
220
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] John Howard
 
24
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (31) 29-10-0
219
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#25 WW] Lorenz Larkin
25
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (29) 16-5-0
191
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Albert Tumenov
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Jorge Masvidal
26
2
BR Thiago Alves  (32) 21-10-0
190
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Carlos Condit
 
27
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (32) 12-1-0
182
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#88 WW] Mike Pierce
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#32 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
28
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (24) 17-3-0
173
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
29
1
US Jake Ellenberger  (31) 30-11-0
170
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
 
30
1
US Kamaru Usman  (28) 7-1-0
169
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 WW] Leon Edwards
 
31
1
BR Douglas Lima  (28) 26-6-0
164
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#55 WW] Chidi Njokuani
32
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (31) 23-6-1
159
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#80 WW] George Sullivan
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#27 WW] Ryan LaFlare
33
1
CA Nordine Taleb  (34) 12-3-0
158
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Erick Silva
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#81 WW] Alan Jouban
34
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (32) 25-13-0
158
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#57 WW] Gilbert Smith
Next Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#85 WW] Michael Page
35
1
UK Tom Breese  (24) 10-0-0
156
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Keita Nakamura
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#37 WW] Sean Strickland
35
1
UK Tom Breese  (24) 10-0-0
156
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Keita Nakamura
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#37 WW] Sean Strickland
36
1
US Bryan Barberena  (27) 12-3-0
155
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 WW] Warlley Alves
 
37
1
US Sean Strickland  (25) 17-1-0
153
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#118 WW] Alex Garcia
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 WW] Tom Breese
37
1
US Sean Strickland  (25) 17-1-0
153
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#118 WW] Alex Garcia
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 WW] Tom Breese
38
1
PL Borys Mankowski  (26) 18-5-1
151
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#72 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
39
1
UK Danny Roberts   13-1-0
147
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#108 WW] Dominique Steele
 
40
1
US Alex Morono  (25) 12-3-0
147
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#68 WW] Kyle Noke
 
41
1
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (29) 22-3-0
146
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#101 WW] Court McGee
 
42
1
BR Warlley Alves  (25) 10-1-0
144
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
43
1
US Zak Cummings  (31) 19-4-0
143
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#89 WW] Nicolas Dalby
 
44
1
UK Paul Daley  (33) 38-13-2
135
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#228 WW] Andy Uhrich
Next Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#234 WW] Josh Koscheck
45
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (33) 10-2-1
135
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 WW] Luan Chagas
 
46
1
BR Erick Silva  (31) 18-7-0
135
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Nordine Taleb
 
47
1
US John Howard  (33) 23-12-0
134
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#259 LW] Thiago Meller
48
1
US Ben Saunders  (33) 19-7-2
133
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Patrick Cote
 

Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Previous Official Release: 5/15/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#150] Igor Araujo+, [#169] Takenori Sato-, [#224] Tiago Varejao Lacerda+, [#291] William Macario*, [#328] Gunter Lutz*, [#403] Eduardo Ramon+, [#492] DJuan Owens-, [#501] Ronny Alexander Landaeta Utrera!, [#503] Renat Lyatifov-, [#517] Jake Lindsey-, [#525] Joe Cummins!, [#579] Rene Pessoa!, [#589] Omar Jesus Santana!, [#596] Rafal Blachuta!, [#600] Stefan Zvijer!

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

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    • James Sanders says:

      st-pierre dominates alves even with a injury so whats next joe silva says kampman swick winner if these were ufc rankings id say fitch since he won but really can gsp do good in the middlewieght division id like to see him go down win the lightweight title then challenge silva or whoever and retire

    • jordan says:

      gsp vs alves will be a great fight at ufc 100 but gsp will keep his belt

    • James Sanders says:

      i think matt hughes will leave UFC so he can win one last strap before he calls it quits. but i definitely dont want to see hughes gsp 4

    • James Sanders says:

      Silva is nasty but when you think about it GSP has a size advantage on most of the welterweights so i really could see him at 185 and not be in any trouble he probably walks around at 190 if not 200

    • Jordan Penwell says:

      Mike Swick is a good prospect for this and 185 if he keeps whoopin ass

    • Jordan Penwell says:

      Fitch lost only to st. pierre and fitch beat alves. alves beat hughes but he was overweight so that to me means fitch should be ranked higher. true neither of them can beat st. pierre but oh well i guess. St. Pierre vs Anderson Silva needs to happen (unless Silva loses to Forrest because then its kinda pointless)

    • James Sanders says:

      this division getting to be just like the middlewieght nobody can beat rush alves might be the only one and that’s still a long shot sooner or later i think st-pierre will do as anderson silva and move up in weight class for a real fight

    • jcs says:

      Its not only about who you do and don’t lose to, but also about who you beat and don’t.

    • Jordan Penwell says:

      jon fitch beat alvez
      i don’t get it
      he didn’t lose to anybody but st. pierre. whatever. anyways sera is gonna get killed by hughes

    • LOCO-PLATA says:

      I dont like GSP anymore after seeing him cheat I lost all respect and faith in his abilities as a fighter. And I heard that there’s a case against GSP seince that fight and if they find that he was cheating they’ll suspend his license so i have a question. “If GSP’s fighting license gets suspended or revoked because he cheated does he get taken off the rankings??”. . . But I think there’s so much contrversy surrounding this fight they should fight again. So that there wont be any questions about who’s truly the better fighter.


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