Issue Date: 11/23/2014 (Official Release: #402)

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 Johny Hendricks  (31) 16-2-0
746
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
2
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (25) 18-2-0
708
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
 
3
 
US Robbie Lawler  (32) 24-10-0
615
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Matt Brown
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Johny Hendricks
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 [#11 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
5
 
CU Hector Lombard  (36) 34-4-1
494
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Jake Shields
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#22 WW] Josh Burkman
6
 
US Carlos Condit  (30) 29-8-0
390
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
7
 
US Jake Shields  (35) 30-7-1
366
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#48 WW] Ryan Ford
 
8
 
US Ben Askren  (30) 14-0-0
355
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#87 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
 
9
 
BR Demian Maia  (37) 19-6-0
353
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#63 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
10
 
US Matt Brown  (33) 19-12-0
344
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
11
 
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
12
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (34) 16-6-0
330
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#25 WW] Steve Carl
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#18 WW] Jon Fitch
13
 
US Douglas Lima  (26) 26-5-0
328
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LW] Rick Hawn
Next Fight: 2/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#69 WW] Paul Daley
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  [#28 WW] Mike Pyle
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#32 WW] Thiago Alves
16
13
US Rick Story  (30) 18-8-0
246
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
17
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (28) 15-4-0
241
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Matt Brown
18
1
US Jon Fitch  (36) 26-6-1
229
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#120 MW] Dennis Hallman
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#12 WW] Rousimar Palhares
19
1
US Jake Ellenberger  (29) 29-9-0
228
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
20
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (24) 17-1-0
225
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 WW] Adam McDonough
 
21
 
US Ryan LaFlare  (31) 11-0-0
207
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] John Howard
 
22
 
US Josh Burkman  (34) 27-10-0
205
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#47 WW] Tyler Stinson
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Hector Lombard
23
7
IS Gunnar Nelson  (26) 13-1-1
199
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Rick Story
 
24
1
BR Erick Silva  (30) 16-5-0
178
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Matt Brown
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#194 WW] Mike Rhodes
25
1
US Steve Carl  (29) 21-4-0
175
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#12 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
26
1
US Stephen Thompson  (31) 10-1-0
165
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Patrick Cote
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#29 WW] Brandon Thatch
27
1
US Neil Magny  (27) 13-3-0
162
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#117 WW] William Macario
 
28
 
US Mike Pyle  (39) 26-10-1
160
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Jordan Mein
 
29
2
US Brandon Thatch   11-1-0
160
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#134 WW] Paulo Thiago
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#26 WW] Stephen Thompson
30
1
BR Roan Carneiro  (36) 19-9-0
152
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BattleGrounds MMA] vs  [#86 WW] Brock Larson
 
31
1
RU Adlan Amagov  (30) 13-2-1
150
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
32
1
BR Thiago Alves  (31) 20-9-0
150
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#103 WW] Seth Baczynski
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#15 WW] Jordan Mein
33
1
SE Nicholas Musoke   13-3-0
150
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#63 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#49 WW] Albert Tumenov
34
1
US Mike Pierce  (34) 17-6-0
146
Last Fight: 10/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
35
1
US Josh Koscheck  (36) 17-8-0
143
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
36
1
IE Cathal Pendred  (27) 15-2-1
140
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#79 WW] Gasan Umalatov
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#109 WW] Sean Spencer
37
1
US George Sullivan   16-3-0
135
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#94 WW] Igor Araujo
 
38
1
US Adam McDonough  (29) 11-1-0
132
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
39
1
US Paul Bradley  (31) 22-6-0
129
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#100 WW] Josh Neer
 
40
1
BR Andre Santos   37-9-0
128
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#207 WW] James Terry
 
41
1
US Brian Ebersole  (33) 51-16-1
128
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] John Howard
 
42
1
US Tim Means  (30) 21-6-1
126
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#58 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#207 MW] Marcio Alexandre Jr.
43
1
US Ben Saunders  (31) 17-6-2
125
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#211 WW] Chris Heatherly
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#88 WW] Joe Riggs
44
1
US Kenny Robertson  (30) 14-3-0
123
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#101 WW] Ildemar Alcantara
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#54 MW] Sultan Aliev
45
1
US Court McGee  (29) 16-4-0
120
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
46
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (31) 22-13-0
119
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#148 WW] Karo Parisyan
 
47
1
US Tyler Stinson  (28) 29-10-0
118
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#76 WW] Jose Figueroa
 
48
1
CA Ryan Ford  (32) 22-5-0
118
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#7 WW] Jake Shields
 
49
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (22) 14-2-0
118
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#276 WW] Matt Dwyer
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#33 WW] Nicholas Musoke
50
1
CA Patrick Cote  (34) 20-9-0
117
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Stephen Thompson
 

Issue Date: 11/23/2014 (Official Release: #402)

Previous Official Release: 11/16/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#20] Martin Kampmann*, [#85] Joshua Aveles-, [#92] James Head*, [#149] Florent Betorangal+, [#165] Tommy Depret*, [#207] Koffi Adzitso-, [#374] Viktor Halmi-, [#450] Jung Min Kang-, [#561] Roman Kapranov+, [#596] Laerte Costa e Silva!, [#598] Mike Winters!

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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