Issue Date: 8/30/2015 (Official Release: #447)

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  (33) 26-10-0
1008
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
2
 
US Johny Hendricks  (31) 17-3-0
708
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Matt Brown
Next Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
3
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (26) 18-3-0
579
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
4
 
US Tyron Woodley  (33) 15-3-0
545
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
Next Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Johny Hendricks
5
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (35) 18-6-0
507
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#14 WW] Jake Shields
 
6
 
CU Hector Lombard  (37) 34-4-1
480
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Josh Burkman
 
7
 
BR Demian Maia  (37) 21-6-0
424
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Neil Magny
 
8
 
US Carlos Condit  (31) 30-8-0
408
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Thiago Alves
 
9
 
US Matt Brown  (34) 20-13-0
378
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#12 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
10
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (33) 20-3-1
326
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Josh Burkman
Next Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#18 WW] Jorge Masvidal
11
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (25) 18-1-0
311
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 WW] Douglas Lima
 
12
 
US Ben Askren  (31) 14-0-0
300
Last Fight: 4/24/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#59 WW] Luis Santos
 
13
NR
US Ben Henderson  (31) 22-5-0
298
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Brandon Thatch
Next Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#22 WW] Thiago Alves
14
1
US Jake Shields  (36) 31-8-1
294
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#5 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
15
1
US Stephen Thompson  (32) 11-1-0
254
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Jake Ellenberger
 
16
1
US Rick Story  (31) 18-8-0
244
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
17
1
IS Gunnar Nelson  (27) 14-1-1
228
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Brandon Thatch
 
18
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 29-9-0
219
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#157 WW] Cezar Ferreira
Next Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
19
1
US Lorenz Larkin  (28) 16-4-0
217
Last Fight: 6/27/2015 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
20
1
US Neil Magny  (28) 16-4-0
212
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Erick Silva
 
21
1
BR Douglas Lima  (27) 26-6-0
206
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
22
1
BR Thiago Alves  (31) 21-10-0
204
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Carlos Condit
Next Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#13 WW] Ben Henderson
23
1
US Jake Ellenberger  (30) 30-10-0
203
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
24
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (28) 15-4-0
200
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
25
1
BR Erick Silva  (31) 18-6-0
185
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Neil Magny
 
26
1
US Jon Fitch  (37) 26-7-1
184
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#5 WW] Rousimar Palhares
Next Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#24 MW] Yushin Okami
27
 
CA Patrick Cote  (35) 22-9-0
181
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Josh Burkman
 
28
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (31) 11-1-0
172
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs [NR] Mike Pierce
29
 
US Tim Means  (31) 24-7-1
171
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Matt Brown
 
30
 
US Ben Saunders  (32) 19-6-2
169
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#39 WW] Kenny Robertson
 
31
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (23) 15-2-0
157
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#42 WW] Nicholas Musoke
Next Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#60 WW] Alan Jouban
32
 
US John Howard  (32) 23-11-0
150
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Cathal Pendred
 
33
 
IE Cathal Pendred  (27) 17-3-1
148
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] John Howard
Next Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#211 WW] Tom Breese
34
 
US Kamaru Usman  (27) 6-1-0
147
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#125 WW] Hayder Hassan
 
35
 
US Colby Covington  (27) 8-0-0
145
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Mike Pyle
Next Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs [#37 WW] Warlley Alves
36
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (31) 24-13-0
142
Last Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#252 WW] Curtis Millender
 
37
 
BR Warlley Alves  (24) 9-0-0
140
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#119 WW] Nordine Taleb
Next Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs [#35 WW] Colby Covington
38
52
US Jesse Taylor  (31) 29-12-0
139
Last Fight: 8/29/2015 [League S-70] vs  [#70 WW] Michail Tsarev
 
39
1
US Kenny Robertson  (31) 15-4-0
137
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 WW] Ben Saunders
 
40
1
UK Paul Daley  (32) 37-13-2
132
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#390 WW] Dennis Olson
 
41
1
RU Omari Akhmedov  (27) 15-2-0
130
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#82 WW] Brian Ebersole
 
42
1
SE Nicholas Musoke  (29) 13-4-0
130
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
43
1
US Nathan Coy  (37) 14-5-0
129
Last Fight: 3/31/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#78 WW] Valdir Araujo
 
44
1
US Lyman Good  (30) 19-3-0
129
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#241 WW] Andrew Craig
 
45
1
US Paul Bradley  (32) 22-6-0
126
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#235 WW] Chris Honeycutt
 
46
1
US Josh Burkman  (34) 27-12-0
125
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Patrick Cote
 
47
 
US Mike Pyle  (39) 26-11-1
121
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Colby Covington
 
48
 
US George Sullivan  (34) 17-4-0
117
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#179 WW] Dominic Waters
 
49
 
US Tyler Stinson  (29) 29-10-0
117
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#80 WW] Jose Figueroa
 
50
1
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (28) 19-3-0
115
Last Fight: 6/27/2015 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 

Issue Date: 8/30/2015 (Official Release: #447)

Previous Official Release: 8/24/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#24] Jordan Mein%, [#323] Alexei Ivanov+, [#596] Josh Calvo!, [#597] Victor Figueiredo!, [#598] Shamar Bailey!, [#600] Nursultan Rozoboyev!

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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