Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
1436
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Demian Maia
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 14-2-1
1000
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
3
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (33) 28-9-0
970
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
4
 
US Colby Covington  (29) 13-1-0
659
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Demian Maia
 
5
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 28-12-0
621
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
BR Demian Maia  (40) 25-8-0
583
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Colby Covington
 
7
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (33) 32-13-0
552
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
8
 
BR Douglas Lima  (30) 29-6-0
494
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 WW] Lorenz Larkin
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#13 WW] Rory MacDonald
9
 
US Neil Magny  (30) 20-6-0
473
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Carlos Condit
 
10
7
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 12-1-0
454
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Emil Meek
 
11
1
UK Darren Till  (25) 16-0-1
419
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
12
1
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (31) 26-3-0
400
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Mike Perry
 
13
1
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 19-4-0
380
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#8 WW] Douglas Lima
14
1
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 15-4-0
377
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#15 WW] Donald Cerrone
15
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-10-0
348
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Darren Till
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#14 WW] Yancy Medeiros
16
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
346
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#84 WW] Brian Foster
 
17
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
324
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 MW] Chidi Njokuani
 
18
1
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 17-5-1
323
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Yancy Medeiros
 
19
1
UK Paul Daley  (34) 40-15-2
320
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
20
1
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-11-0
310
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Neil Magny
 
21
7
NO Emil Meek  (29) 9-3-0
281
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
22
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (31) 18-7-0
254
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#36 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
23
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
251
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
24
 
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 14-3-0
230
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Bryan Barberena
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#41 WW] Peter Sobotta
25
 
US Mike Perry  (26) 11-2-0
224
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
26
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (36) 22-4-1
216
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Colby Covington
 
27
 
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (23) 12-0-0
211
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#40 WW] Brett Cooper
 
28
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (34) 13-2-0
205
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
29
 
BR Thiago Alves  (34) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
 
30
1
US Matt Brown  (37) 21-16-0
198
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#89 WW] Diego Sanchez
 
31
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (31) 16-7-0
197
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
32
 
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-5-0
197
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#114 WW] Nathan Coy
 
33
 
BR Vicente Luque  (26) 12-6-1
188
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Niko Price
 
34
 
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 13-2-0
185
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Tim Means
 
35
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
178
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Mike Perry
 
36
 
US Tim Means  (33) 27-9-1
170
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#34 WW] Belal Muhammad
Next Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#59 WW] Sergio Moraes
37
 
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (31) 18-5-0
169
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Max Griffin
 
38
 
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 10-1-0
168
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#79 WW] Eduard Folayang
 
39
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 19-8-1
162
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#110 WW] Shamil Amirov
 
40
 
US Brett Cooper  (30) 24-13-0
161
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#119 WW] Sharaf Davlatmurodov
 
41
 
DE Peter Sobotta  (31) 17-5-1
161
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] Ben Saunders
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Leon Edwards
42
 
FR Nordine Taleb  (36) 14-4-0
159
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#88 WW] Danny Roberts
 
43
1
PL Aslambek Saidov  (33) 21-5-0
157
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#94 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
Next Fight: 2/23/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#47 WW] Roan Carneiro
44
1
US Jesse Taylor  (35) 31-15-0
157
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
45
 
US Sean Strickland  (26) 19-2-0
155
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] Court McGee
 
46
 
BA Roberto Soldic  (22) 13-2-0
150
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#70 WW] Borys Mankowski
 
47
 
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
149
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
Next Fight: 2/23/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#43 WW] Aslambek Saidov
48
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (26) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#106 WW] Ismael de Jesus
Next Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#129 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
49
 
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 34-11-0
138
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
 
50
 
CA Jordan Mein  (28) 30-12-0
138
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#83 WW] Erick Silva
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#284] Denilson Neves de Oliveira-, [#290] Ruben Crawford*, [#319] Roger Berger-, [#323] Chris Thirkell*, [#359] Carlos Alexandre Pereira*, [#409] A.J. Matthews+, [#494] Josh Cavan*, [#607] Ramon Boixader!, [#642] Grigor Ashughbabyan!

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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