Issue Date: 8/24/2014 (Official Release: #389)

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

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Johny Hendricks  (30) 16-2-0
746
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
2
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (25) 17-2-0
669
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#16 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (32) 24-10-0
614
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Matt Brown
 
4
1
US Tyron Woodley  (32) 14-3-0
544
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
5
1
CU Hector Lombard  (36) 34-4-1
494
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Jake Shields
 
6
 
US Carlos Condit  (30) 29-8-0
411
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
7
 
US Ben Askren  (30) 13-0-0
375
Last Fight: 5/30/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#243 WW] Bakhtiyar Abbasov
Next Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#88 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
8
1
BR Demian Maia  (36) 19-6-0
353
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
9
1
US Jake Shields  (35) 29-7-1
347
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#39 WW] Ryan Ford
10
1
US Matt Brown  (33) 19-12-0
344
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
11
1
BR Rousimar Palhares  (34) 16-6-0
330
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#26 WW] Steve Carl
 
12
1
US Douglas Lima  (26) 26-5-0
328
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 WW] Rick Hawn
 
13
5
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (32) 19-3-1
285
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
14
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (29) 29-8-0
278
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
15
10
CA Jordan Mein  (24) 29-9-0
272
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 WW] Mike Pyle
 
16
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (27) 15-3-0
256
Last Fight: 1/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#79 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Rory MacDonald
17
1
DK Martin Kampmann  (32) 20-7-0
247
Last Fight: 8/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
 
18
1
US Kelvin Gastelum   9-0-0
236
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#48 WW] Nicholas Musoke
 
19
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (26) 13-0-1
230
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#86 WW] Zak Cummings
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#31 WW] Rick Story
20
 
US Jon Fitch  (36) 26-6-1
229
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#47 WW] Dennis Hallman
 
21
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (24) 17-1-0
226
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#37 WW] Adam McDonough
 
22
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (30) 11-0-0
207
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] John Howard
 
23
 
US Josh Burkman  (33) 27-10-0
204
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#56 WW] Tyler Stinson
 
24
2
US Rick Hawn  (37) 18-3-0
182
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 WW] Douglas Lima
 
25
2
BR Erick Silva  (30) 16-5-0
178
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Matt Brown
 
26
2
US Steve Carl  (29) 21-4-0
177
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#11 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
27
2
US Brandon Thatch   11-1-0
165
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#102 WW] Paulo Thiago
 
28
2
US Mike Pierce  (33) 17-6-0
163
Last Fight: 10/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
29
2
RU Adlan Amagov  (29) 13-2-1
160
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#81 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
30
12
US Mike Pyle  (38) 26-10-1
160
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Jordan Mein
 
31
7
US Rick Story  (29) 17-8-0
160
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#167 WW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Gunnar Nelson
32
 
US Josh Koscheck  (36) 17-8-0
155
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
33
 
BR Thiago Alves  (30) 20-9-0
150
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 WW] Seth Baczynski
 
34
 
CA Patrick Cote  (34) 20-8-0
149
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Kyle Noke
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#45 WW] Stephen Thompson
35
7
US Neil Magny  (27) 12-3-0
142
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#101 WW] Alex Garcia
 
36
1
US Tim Means  (30) 21-6-1
136
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
 
37
1
US Adam McDonough  (28) 11-1-0
132
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
38
1
US John Howard  (31) 22-9-0
130
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Ryan LaFlare
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#52 WW] Brian Ebersole
39
1
CA Ryan Ford  (32) 22-4-0
130
Last Fight: 2/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#235 WW] Joel Powell
Next Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#9 WW] Jake Shields
40
1
US Court McGee  (29) 16-4-0
126
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
41
13
US Ben Saunders  (31) 17-6-2
124
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#166 WW] Chris Heatherly
 
42
2
US Kenny Robertson  (30) 14-3-0
122
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Ildemar Alcantara
 
43
2
BR Andre Santos   36-9-0
122
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 
44
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (30) 21-5-1
120
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 WW] Nicholas Musoke
45
1
US Stephen Thompson  (31) 9-1-0
119
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#64 WW] Robert Whittaker
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#34 WW] Patrick Cote
46
1
UK John Hathaway  (27) 17-2-0
115
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
47
1
US Dennis Hallman  (38) 53-15-2
114
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#20 WW] Jon Fitch
 
48
1
SE Nicholas Musoke   12-3-0
112
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#44 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
49
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (22) 13-2-0
110
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#136 WW] Anthony Lapsley
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#185 MW] Matt Dwyer
50
1
AF Siyar Bahadurzada  (30) 21-6-1
109
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#38 WW] John Howard
 

Issue Date: 8/24/2014 (Official Release: #389)

Previous Official Release: 8/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#148] Lloyd Woodard-, [#212] Ailton Barbosa*, [#366] Alexei Nazarov*, [#438] Mateusz Kalinarczyk*, [#477] Landon Vannata-, [#484] Alik Tseiko*, [#487] Patryk Rogoz-, [#497] Kris Hocum!

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

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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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