Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

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
 
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  [#11 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
4
 
BR Demian Maia  (38) 23-6-0
596
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Matt Brown
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 WW] Carlos Condit
5
 
US Donald Cerrone  (33) 31-7-0
582
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Rick Story
 
6
NR
IE Conor McGregor  (28) 20-3-0
541
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Nate Diaz
 
7
1
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-9-0
507
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Demian Maia
8
1
US Kelvin Gastelum  (24) 12-2-0
492
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Johny Hendricks
 
9
NR
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-11-0
452
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Conor McGregor
 
10
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (25) 19-1-0
445
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 WW] Ben Henderson
 
11
1
CA Rory MacDonald  (27) 18-4-0
422
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
12
10
US Lorenz Larkin  (29) 18-5-0
412
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Neil Magny
 
13
2
US Johny Hendricks  (32) 17-5-0
405
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
14
2
NO Emil Weber Meek  (28) 8-2-0
394
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#16 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
15
7
US Neil Magny  (29) 18-5-0
343
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Lorenz Larkin
 
16
3
BR Rousimar Palhares  (36) 18-7-0
330
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#14 WW] Emil Weber Meek
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs [#37 MW] Michal Materla
17
2
US Jake Ellenberger  (31) 31-11-0
314
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Matt Brown
 
18
4
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (34) 21-3-1
313
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#252 WW] Dominic Waters
 
19
3
US Ben Henderson  (32) 23-6-0
310
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 8/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 FW] Patricio Freire
20
3
IS Gunnar Nelson  (28) 15-2-1
290
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
21
2
US Matt Brown  (35) 20-15-0
263
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Jake Ellenberger
 
22
2
US Jon Fitch  (38) 28-7-1
250
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#106 WW] Joao Zeferino
 
23
5
US Rick Story  (31) 19-9-0
244
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
24
3
US Jake Shields  (37) 31-8-1
233
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#16 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
25
2
US Tim Means  (32) 26-7-1
225
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#129 WW] Sabah Homasi
 
26
2
US Jorge Masvidal  (31) 30-11-0
218
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#107 WW] Ross Pearson
 
27
2
US Kamaru Usman  (28) 8-1-0
216
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
28
2
CA Patrick Cote  (36) 23-10-0
213
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
29
2
BR Douglas Lima  (28) 27-6-0
198
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#71 WW] Paul Daley
 
30
2
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (29) 16-5-0
198
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Rick Story
 
31
2
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (29) 23-3-0
187
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#61 WW] Zak Cummings
 
32
2
US Ryan LaFlare  (32) 12-1-0
184
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#165 WW] Mike Pierce
 
33
2
US Sean Strickland  (25) 18-1-0
177
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Tom Breese
 
34
2
RU Albert Tumenov  (24) 17-3-0
175
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Gunnar Nelson
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#75 WW] Leon Edwards
35
2
BR Thiago Alves  (32) 21-10-0
169
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Carlos Condit
 
36
2
US Ben Askren  (32) 15-0-0
167
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#115 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
37
2
CA Nordine Taleb  (35) 12-3-0
160
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#50 WW] Erick Silva
 
38
2
US Fernando Gonzalez  (32) 25-13-0
159
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#59 WW] Gilbert Smith
 
39
2
US Bryan Barberena  (27) 12-3-0
156
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Warlley Alves
 
40
2
PL Aslambek Saidov  (32) 19-4-0
155
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#97 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
41
24
US Colby Covington  (28) 10-1-0
155
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#88 WW] Max Griffin
 
42
3
PL Borys Mankowski  (26) 18-5-1
152
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#97 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
43
3
US Alex Morono  (26) 12-3-0
148
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#96 WW] Kyle Noke
 
44
3
UK Danny Roberts   13-1-0
148
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#124 WW] Dominique Steele
 
45
3
BR Warlley Alves  (25) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
46
3
UK Tom Breese  (24) 10-1-0
139
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Sean Strickland
 
47
3
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (32) 23-7-1
137
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
48
2
US Chidi Njokuani  (27) 15-4-0
137
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#187 WW] Thiago Jambo Goncalves
 
49
4
BR Sergio Moraes  (34) 10-2-1
137
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#79 WW] Luan Chagas
 
50
3
BR Erick Silva  (32) 18-7-0
136
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Nordine Taleb
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#79 WW] Luan Chagas

Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

Previous Official Release: 8/14/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#328] Abdul Razak Alhassan+, [#452] Juan Manuel Suarez+, [#553] Paulistenio Rocha!, [#590] Kyle Dunn*, [#602] Mike Flach-, [#609] Imran Abaev!, [#641] Paulo Cesar Mello!, [#642] Keyon Mike Jackson!, [#643] B.J. Bland!, [#644] Kamal Magomedov!, [#645] Maurice Jackson!, [#646] Kenneth Richardson!, [#647] Jorge Luis Bezerra!, [#648] Paulo Bueno!, [#649] Kacper Karski!, [#650] Gilbert Urbina!

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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