Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

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
740
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
2
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (24) 17-2-0
662
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (32) 23-10-0
525
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Jake Ellenberger
Next Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#8 WW] Matt Brown
4
 
CU Hector Lombard  (36) 34-4-1
489
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Jake Shields
 
5
 
US Tyron Woodley  (32) 13-3-0
421
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
6
 
US Carlos Condit  (30) 29-8-0
407
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
7
 
US Ben Askren  (30) 13-0-0
378
Last Fight: 5/30/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#238 WW] Bakhtiyar Abbasov
Next Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#86 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
8
 
US Matt Brown  (33) 19-11-0
376
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Erick Silva
Next Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
9
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (32) 19-2-1
357
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] John Hathaway
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Tyron Woodley
10
 
BR Demian Maia  (36) 19-6-0
348
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#18 WW] Mike Pyle
11
 
US Jake Shields  (35) 29-7-1
341
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Hector Lombard
 
12
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (34) 16-6-0
328
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#26 WW] Steve Carl
 
13
 
US Douglas Lima  (26) 26-5-0
323
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 WW] Rick Hawn
 
14
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (29) 29-8-0
282
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
15
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (27) 15-3-0
255
Last Fight: 1/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#78 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
 
16
 
DK Martin Kampmann  (32) 20-7-0
250
Last Fight: 8/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
 
17
 
US Kelvin Gastelum   9-0-0
234
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#49 WW] Nicholas Musoke
 
18
 
US Mike Pyle  (38) 26-9-1
234
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#77 WW] T.J. Waldburger
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Demian Maia
19
 
US Jon Fitch  (36) 26-6-1
228
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#46 WW] Dennis Hallman
 
20
2
IS Gunnar Nelson  (25) 13-0-1
216
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#90 WW] Zak Cummings
 
21
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (30) 11-0-0
206
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] John Howard
 
22
1
US Josh Burkman  (33) 27-10-0
203
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#56 WW] Tyler Stinson
 
23
 
US Rick Story  (29) 17-8-0
192
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#160 WW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
 
24
 
CA Jordan Mein  (24) 28-9-0
181
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#31 WW] Brandon Thatch
25
 
US Rick Hawn  (37) 18-3-0
180
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 WW] Douglas Lima
 
26
 
US Steve Carl  (29) 21-4-0
177
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#12 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
27
 
BR Erick Silva  (30) 16-5-0
172
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Matt Brown
 
28
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (23) 16-1-0
169
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#110 WW] Justin Baesman
Next Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#30 WW] Adam McDonough
29
 
US Mike Pierce  (33) 17-6-0
167
Last Fight: 10/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
30
 
US Adam McDonough  (28) 11-0-0
165
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 WW] Nathan Coy
Next Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#28 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
31
 
US Brandon Thatch   11-1-0
163
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#97 WW] Paulo Thiago
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Jordan Mein
32
 
RU Adlan Amagov  (29) 13-2-1
160
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#77 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
33
 
US Josh Koscheck  (36) 17-8-0
157
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
34
 
CA Patrick Cote  (34) 20-8-0
148
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Kyle Noke
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#43 WW] Stephen Thompson
35
 
BR Thiago Alves  (30) 20-9-0
133
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#73 WW] Seth Baczynski
 
36
 
US John Howard  (31) 22-9-0
129
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#50 WW] Brian Ebersole
37
1
US Court McGee  (29) 16-4-0
125
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
38
1
CA Ryan Ford  (32) 22-4-0
125
Last Fight: 2/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#228 WW] Joel Powell
 
39
1
BR Andre Santos   36-9-0
122
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 
40
1
US Kenny Robertson  (30) 14-3-0
122
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#94 WW] Ildemar Alcantara
 
41
1
BR Hernani Perpetuo  (29) 17-4-0
120
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Jordan Mein
Next Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#60 WW] Tim Means
42
1
US Neil Magny  (26) 11-3-0
120
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#298 WW] Rodrigo Goiana de Lima
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#80 WW] Alex Garcia
43
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
44
1
UK John Hathaway  (27) 17-2-0
117
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
45
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (30) 21-5-1
115
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Demian Maia
 
46
1
US Dennis Hallman  (38) 53-15-2
113
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 WW] Jon Fitch
 
47
1
CA Sean Pierson  (38) 14-6-0
112
Last Fight: 6/15/2013 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] Kenny Robertson
 
48
1
AF Siyar Bahadurzada  (30) 21-6-1
111
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] John Howard
 
49
1
SE Nicholas Musoke   12-3-0
111
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
50
1
US Brian Ebersole  (33) 50-16-1
109
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Rick Story
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#36 WW] John Howard

Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#37] Cathal Pendred+, [#314] Zac Gobel!, [#415] Rene Pessoa!, [#499] Shigeaki Kusayanagi!, [#500] Raymond Pina!

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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