Issue Date: 1/25/2015 (Official Release: #414)

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  (32) 25-10-0
766
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Johny Hendricks
 
2
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (25) 18-2-0
708
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Hector Lombard
3
 
US Johny Hendricks  (31) 16-3-0
655
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Matt Brown
4
 
US Tyron Woodley  (32) 14-3-0
544
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#12 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
5
 
CU Hector Lombard  (36) 35-4-1
520
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Josh Burkman
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Rory MacDonald
6
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (34) 17-6-0
397
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#23 WW] Jon Fitch
 
7
 
US Carlos Condit  (30) 29-8-0
373
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
8
 
US Jake Shields  (36) 31-7-1
366
Last Fight: 1/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#69 WW] Brian Foster
 
9
 
BR Demian Maia  (37) 19-6-0
353
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#61 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 WW] Ryan LaFlare
10
 
US Matt Brown  (34) 19-12-0
344
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Johny Hendricks
11
 
US Ben Askren  (30) 14-0-0
341
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#84 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
Next Fight: 4/27/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#55 WW] Luis Santos
12
 
US Kelvin Gastelum   10-0-0
330
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Jake Ellenberger
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
13
 
US Douglas Lima  (27) 26-5-0
328
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 LW] Rick Hawn
 
14
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (33) 19-3-1
285
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
15
 
CA Jordan Mein  (25) 29-9-0
272
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 WW] Mike Pyle
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#34 WW] Thiago Alves
16
 
US Rick Story  (30) 18-8-0
246
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
17
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (28) 15-4-0
238
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
18
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (24) 17-1-0
225
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#41 WW] Adam McDonough
 
19
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (29) 29-9-0
218
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#78 WW] Josh Koscheck
20
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (31) 11-0-0
207
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] John Howard
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 WW] Demian Maia
21
 
US Josh Burkman  (34) 27-11-0
204
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Hector Lombard
 
22
 
IS Gunnar Nelson  (26) 13-1-1
199
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Rick Story
 
23
 
US Jon Fitch  (36) 26-7-1
195
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#6 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
24
 
BR Erick Silva  (30) 17-5-0
180
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#195 WW] Mike Rhodes
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#35 WW] Ben Saunders
25
 
US Lorenz Larkin  (28) 15-4-0
175
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] John Howard
 
26
 
US Steve Carl  (30) 21-4-0
168
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#6 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
27
 
US Stephen Thompson  (31) 10-1-0
165
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Patrick Cote
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#36 WW] Brandon Thatch
28
 
US Neil Magny  (27) 13-3-0
162
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#119 WW] William Macario
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#106 WW] Kiichi Kunimoto
29
17
RU Albert Tumenov  (23) 14-2-0
161
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] Nicholas Musoke
 
30
1
IE Cathal Pendred  (27) 16-2-1
161
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#104 WW] Sean Spencer
 
31
1
US Mike Pyle  (39) 26-10-1
160
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Jordan Mein
 
32
11
US Kenny Robertson  (30) 15-3-0
159
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#129 WW] Sultan Aliev
 
33
2
BR Roan Carneiro  (36) 19-9-0
152
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BattleGrounds MMA] vs  [#83 WW] Brock Larson
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#18 MW] Mark Munoz
34
2
BR Thiago Alves  (31) 20-9-0
150
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#100 WW] Seth Baczynski
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#15 WW] Jordan Mein
35
1
US Ben Saunders  (31) 18-6-2
148
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#143 WW] Joe Riggs
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Erick Silva
36
1
US Brandon Thatch   11-1-0
146
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#141 WW] Paulo Thiago
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#27 WW] Stephen Thompson
37
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (31) 23-13-0
143
Last Fight: 1/16/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#105 WW] Marius Zaromskis
 
38
1
US Tim Means  (30) 22-6-1
136
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#289 WW] Marcio Alexandre Jr.
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#63 WW] Dhiego Lima
39
1
US George Sullivan   16-3-0
135
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#89 WW] Igor Araujo
 
40
7
SE Nicholas Musoke  (28) 13-4-0
132
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
41
2
US Adam McDonough  (29) 11-1-0
132
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
42
2
US Paul Bradley  (31) 22-6-0
129
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#96 WW] Josh Neer
 
43
2
BR Andre Santos   37-9-0
128
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#212 WW] James Terry
Next Fight: 2/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#64 WW] Paul Daley
44
2
US Brian Ebersole  (34) 51-16-1
128
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] John Howard
 
45
1
US Tyler Stinson  (29) 29-10-0
118
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#70 WW] Jose Figueroa
 
46
1
CA Ryan Ford  (32) 22-5-0
118
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#8 WW] Jake Shields
 
47
 
CA Patrick Cote  (34) 20-9-0
117
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#143 WW] Joe Riggs
48
 
BR Warlley Alves  (24) 8-0-0
115
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Alan Jouban
 
49
 
DK Nicolas Dalby  (30) 13-0-0
113
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#182 WW] Mohsen Bahari
 
50
 
US Jesse Taylor  (31) 27-11-0
111
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BattleGrounds MMA] vs  [#68 WW] Trey Houston
 

Issue Date: 1/25/2015 (Official Release: #414)

Previous Official Release: 1/22/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#225] Rocky Edwards+, [#559] Adam Smith+, [#598] Richard Arsenault!, [#599] Kael Coster!, [#600] Bruno Murata!

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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