Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

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  (34) 16-3-0
978
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Stephen Thompson
2
 
US Robbie Lawler  (34) 27-11-0
780
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
3
 
US Stephen Thompson  (33) 13-1-0
762
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Tyron Woodley
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (38) 24-6-0
761
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Carlos Condit
 
5
 
US Donald Cerrone  (33) 31-7-0
582
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Rick Story
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
6
 
IE Conor McGregor  (28) 20-3-0
541
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Nate Diaz
 
7
 
US Kelvin Gastelum  (24) 12-2-0
492
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs [#25 WW] Jorge Masvidal
8
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-11-0
452
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Conor McGregor
 
9
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (26) 19-1-0
445
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#28 WW] Douglas Lima
10
 
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-10-0
444
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Demian Maia
 
11
1
US Lorenz Larkin  (30) 18-5-0
412
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Neil Magny
 
12
1
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 18-4-0
411
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
13
 
US Johny Hendricks  (33) 17-5-0
395
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
14
 
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 8-2-0
394
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#16 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
15
 
US Neil Magny  (29) 18-5-0
343
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
16
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (36) 18-7-0
323
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#14 WW] Emil Weber Meek
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs [#38 MW] Michal Materla
17
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (31) 31-11-0
314
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Matt Brown
 
18
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (34) 21-3-1
305
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#256 WW] Dominic Waters
Next Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Gunnar Nelson
19
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 15-2-1
290
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 WW] Albert Tumenov
Next Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs [#18 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
20
 
US Matt Brown  (35) 20-15-0
257
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Jake Ellenberger
 
21
 
US Jon Fitch  (38) 28-7-1
251
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#102 WW] Joao Zeferino
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#24 WW] Jake Shields
22
 
US Rick Story  (32) 19-9-0
244
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
23
 
US Tim Means  (32) 26-7-1
225
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#126 WW] Sabah Homasi
 
24
 
US Jake Shields  (37) 31-8-1
221
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#16 WW] Rousimar Palhares
Next Fight: 11/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#21 WW] Jon Fitch
25
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (31) 30-11-0
218
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#106 WW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
26
 
US Kamaru Usman  (28) 8-1-0
217
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#49 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
27
 
CA Patrick Cote  (36) 23-10-0
213
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
28
 
BR Douglas Lima  (28) 27-6-0
198
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#69 WW] Paul Daley
Next Fight: 11/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
29
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (30) 16-5-0
198
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Rick Story
 
30
 
BR Roan Carneiro  (38) 21-10-0
192
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 WW] Kenny Robertson
 
31
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (29) 23-3-0
187
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#59 WW] Zak Cummings
 
32
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (32) 12-1-0
184
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#165 WW] Mike Pierce
 
33
 
US Sean Strickland  (25) 18-1-0
177
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Tom Breese
 
34
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (24) 17-3-0
175
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Gunnar Nelson
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#73 WW] Leon Edwards
35
 
US Ben Askren  (32) 15-0-0
165
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#114 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
36
14
BR Erick Silva  (32) 19-7-0
163
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#100 WW] Luan Chagas
 
37
1
CA Nordine Taleb  (35) 12-3-0
160
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 WW] Erick Silva
 
38
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (33) 25-13-0
159
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#58 WW] Gilbert Smith
Next Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#62 WW] Michael Page
39
1
US Bryan Barberena  (27) 12-3-0
156
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Warlley Alves
 
40
1
PL Aslambek Saidov  (32) 19-4-0
155
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#97 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
41
1
US Ben Saunders  (33) 20-7-2
155
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Fight Night At The Island] vs  [#119 WW] Jacob Volkmann
 
42
1
US Colby Covington  (28) 10-1-0
155
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Max Griffin
 
43
1
PL Borys Mankowski  (26) 18-5-1
152
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#97 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
44
1
US Alex Morono  (26) 12-3-0
148
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Kyle Noke
 
45
1
UK Danny Roberts   13-1-0
148
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#124 WW] Dominique Steele
 
46
1
BR Warlley Alves  (25) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
47
1
UK Tom Breese  (24) 10-1-0
139
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Sean Strickland
 
48
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 10-2-1
137
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#100 WW] Luan Chagas
 
49
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (32) 23-7-1
137
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
50
1
US Chidi Njokuani  (27) 15-4-0
137
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#191 WW] Thiago Jambo Goncalves
 

Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

Previous Official Release: 9/18/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#288] Waachiim Spiritwolf*, [#496] Nick Osipczak*, [#574] Danny White*, [#649] Nikolay Ivkov!

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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