Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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  (34) 16-3-1
1039
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (33) 13-1-1
873
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (34) 27-11-0
793
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (39) 24-6-0
764
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Carlos Condit
 
5
 
US Donald Cerrone  (33) 32-7-0
628
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Matt Brown
Next Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 WW] Jorge Masvidal
6
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-11-0
452
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
 
7
 
US Neil Magny  (29) 19-5-0
446
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Johny Hendricks
 
8
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (30) 18-5-0
412
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Neil Magny
 
9
 
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-10-0
396
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
10
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 9-2-0
394
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] Jordan Mein
 
11
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 18-4-0
380
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
12
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 28-6-0
377
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
13
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 31-11-0
338
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Jake Ellenberger
Next Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
14
 
US Johny Hendricks  (33) 17-6-0
326
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Neil Magny
 
15
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-2-0
308
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 WW] Douglas Lima
 
16
 
US Jon Fitch  (38) 29-7-1
306
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#29 WW] Jake Shields
 
17
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-3-1
292
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
 
18
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 15-2-1
291
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
19
 
US Kamaru Usman  (28) 9-1-0
252
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#58 WW] Warlley Alves
 
20
 
US Rick Story  (32) 19-9-0
245
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
21
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (31) 31-12-0
244
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
22
 
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
232
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
23
 
US Tim Means  (32) 26-7-1
225
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
24
 
CA Patrick Cote  (36) 23-10-0
212
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
25
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (28) 15-4-1
210
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Tim Means
 
26
 
US Colby Covington  (28) 11-1-0
204
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#57 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
27
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (30) 16-6-0
198
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
28
1
BR Roan Carneiro  (38) 21-10-0
192
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Kenny Robertson
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#36 WW] Ryan LaFlare
29
1
US Jake Shields  (38) 31-9-1
191
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#16 WW] Jon Fitch
 
30
 
US Alan Jouban  (34) 15-4-0
190
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Mike Perry
 
31
 
US Brett Cooper  (29) 23-12-0
188
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#64 WW] Aslambek Saidov
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#64 WW] Aslambek Saidov
32
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (30) 23-3-0
188
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Zak Cummings
Next Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs [#39 WW] Nordine Taleb
33
 
US Sean Strickland  (25) 18-1-0
177
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Tom Breese
 
34
 
US Ben Saunders  (33) 21-7-2
173
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#87 WW] Court McGee
 
35
1
UK Leon Edwards  (25) 12-3-0
172
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Albert Tumenov
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#47 WW] Vicente Luque
36
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 12-1-0
170
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#183 WW] Mike Pierce
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#28 WW] Roan Carneiro
37
 
US Zak Cummings  (32) 20-5-0
169
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
38
 
BR Erick Silva  (32) 19-7-0
165
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#100 WW] Luan Chagas
 
39
 
FR Nordine Taleb  (35) 12-3-0
160
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] Erick Silva
Next Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs [#32 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
40
 
US Ben Askren  (32) 15-0-0
159
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#161 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
41
 
PL Borys Mankowski  (27) 19-5-1
155
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#147 WW] John Maguire
 
42
 
US Alex Morono  (26) 13-3-0
153
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#144 WW] James Moontasri
 
43
30
UK Paul Daley  (33) 39-14-2
153
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#91 WW] Brennan Ward
 
44
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 11-2-1
147
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Zak Ottow
 
45
1
UK Michael Page  (29) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 WW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
46
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 17-4-0
143
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Leon Edwards
 
47
1
BR Vicente Luque  (25) 11-5-1
143
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Belal Muhammad
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#35 WW] Leon Edwards
48
1
US Chidi Njokuani  (28) 16-4-0
142
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#250 WW] Andre Fialho
Next Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#90 LW] Melvin Guillard
49
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 25-14-0
140
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#45 WW] Michael Page
 
50
1
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 16-5-0
139
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#69 WW] Keita Nakamura
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#128] Darren Till*, [#530] Alik Tseiko+, [#572] Jan Malach-, [#584] Edi de Castro*, [#649] Jorge Luis Bezerra!, [#650] Sergiu Barbarosa!

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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    • 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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