Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

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
1431
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (34) 13-2-1
847
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 WW] Jorge Masvidal
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (35) 28-11-0
777
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (39) 25-7-0
720
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#20 WW] Colby Covington
5
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (32) 27-9-0
704
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Neil Magny
 
6
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (32) 32-12-0
586
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
7
 
BR Douglas Lima  (29) 29-6-0
494
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 WW] Lorenz Larkin
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 WW] Rory MacDonald
8
 
BR Alex Oliveira  (29) 17-4-1
447
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
9
 
US Donald Cerrone  (34) 32-9-0
443
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
10
 
US Nate Diaz  (32) 19-11-0
429
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
 
11
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (29) 9-2-0
395
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#128 WW] Jordan Mein
 
12
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 19-4-0
379
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
13
 
US Neil Magny  (30) 19-6-0
377
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
14
 
US Carlos Condit  (33) 30-10-0
363
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
15
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (30) 25-3-0
358
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
16
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (31) 18-6-0
346
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 WW] Douglas Lima
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#46 WW] Paul Daley
17
 
US Jon Fitch  (39) 30-7-1
345
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#81 WW] Brian Foster
 
18
2
US Kamaru Usman  (29) 11-1-0
332
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#53 WW] Sergio Moraes
 
19
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
324
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#55 WW] Chidi Njokuani
 
20
1
US Colby Covington  (29) 12-1-0
306
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Demian Maia
21
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
252
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
22
 
US Mike Perry  (26) 11-1-0
232
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#357 WW] Alex Reyes
 
23
 
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 14-3-0
230
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
24
 
US Rick Story  (33) 19-9-0
222
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
25
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (35) 22-4-1
221
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Colby Covington
 
26
 
US Niko Price  (27) 11-0-0
219
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Alan Jouban
 
27
 
RU Mukhamed Berkhamov  (23) 12-0-0
211
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#49 WW] Brett Cooper
 
28
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (33) 13-2-0
205
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
29
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (31) 16-7-0
198
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
30
 
BR Thiago Alves  (33) 22-11-0
198
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Patrick Cote
 
31
 
US Zak Cummings  (33) 21-5-0
196
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#111 WW] Nathan Coy
 
32
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (32) 31-13-0
193
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Mike Perry
 
33
 
US Tim Means  (33) 27-8-1
192
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#93 WW] Alex Garcia
 
34
 
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 14-4-0
170
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 WW] Erick Silva
 
35
 
US Jake Shields  (38) 32-9-1
168
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#250 WW] Danny Davis Jr.
 
36
 
RU Shamil Amirov   4-0-0
168
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#37 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
37
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (37) 19-9-0
165
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#36 WW] Shamil Amirov
 
38
1
DE Peter Sobotta  (30) 17-5-1
159
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#57 WW] Ben Saunders
 
39
1
BR Roan Carneiro  (39) 21-11-0
159
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
40
 
US Matt Brown  (36) 20-16-0
157
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] Diego Sanchez
41
 
US Jesse Taylor  (34) 31-15-0
157
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#104 WW] Dhiego Lima
 
42
 
JP Yushin Okami  (36) 34-10-0
151
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#409 WW] Andre Luis Leal Lobato
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 LHW] Ovince St. Preux
43
 
US Belal Muhammad  (29) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#128 WW] Jordan Mein
 
44
 
BR Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos  (30) 17-5-0
150
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] Lyman Good
 
45
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (25) 18-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#183 WW] Ismael de Jesus
 
46
1
UK Paul Daley  (34) 39-15-2
144
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#16 WW] Lorenz Larkin
47
1
UK Michael Page  (30) 12-0-0
144
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 MW] Fernando Gonzalez
 
48
1
US Sean Strickland  (26) 18-2-0
143
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
49
1
US Brett Cooper  (30) 23-13-0
142
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#27 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
 
50
1
US Alan Jouban  (34) 15-6-0
138
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Niko Price
 

Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

Previous Official Release: 9/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#563] Jarel Askew!, [#628] Alex Montagnani+, [#649] Yousef Wehbe!, [#650] Andre Ricardo Chaves Santos!

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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