Welterweight

Welterweight (162.0-175.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)
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1  
US Tyron Woodley  (36) 18-3-1
1604
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Demian Maia
 
2  
US Colby Covington  (30) 14-1-0
1148
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
3  
UK Darren Till  (25) 17-0-1
1005
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
4  
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (33) 28-10-0
983
Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Colby Covington
 
5  
US Stephen Thompson  (35) 14-3-1
925
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Darren Till
 
6  
US Kamaru Usman  (31) 13-1-0
746
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Demian Maia
 
7  
US Robbie Lawler  (36) 28-12-0
730
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
8  
CA Rory MacDonald  (28) 20-4-0
685
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 WW] Douglas Lima
 
9  
US Jorge Masvidal  (33) 32-13-0
613
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Stephen Thompson
 
10  
US Neil Magny  (30) 21-6-0
572
Last Fight: 5/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#136 WW] Craig White
 
11  
BR Demian Maia  (40) 25-9-0
567
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Kamaru Usman
 
12  
US Donald Cerrone  (35) 33-10-0
553
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Yancy Medeiros
 
13  
US Jon Fitch  (40) 31-7-1
528
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 WW] Paul Daley
 
14  
BR Alex Oliveira  (30) 18-5-1
492
Last Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Carlos Condit
 
15  
BR Douglas Lima  (30) 29-7-0
473
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
16  
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (31) 26-3-0
460
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 WW] Mike Perry
 
17  
RU Ramazan Emeev  (31) 17-3-0
435
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [UFC] vs  [#65 WW] Alberto Mina
 
18  
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (27) 20-2-0
368
Last Fight: 8/25/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 MW] Chidi Njokuani
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#332 MW] Vaso Bakocevic
19  
US Yancy Medeiros  (30) 15-5-0
327
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#37 WW] Mike Perry
20  
NO Emil Meek  (29) 9-3-0
315
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Kamaru Usman
Next Fight: 7/22/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Bartosz Fabinski
21  
UK Leon Edwards  (26) 15-3-0
311
Last Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs  [#70 WW] Peter Sobotta
 
22  
UK Paul Daley  (35) 40-16-2
310
Last Fight: 5/12/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 WW] Jon Fitch
 
23  
US Matt Brown  (37) 21-16-0
304
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#90 WW] Diego Sanchez
 
24  
IS Gunnar Nelson  (29) 16-3-1
280
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
 
25  
US Ryan LaFlare  (34) 14-2-0
276
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#72 WW] Alex Garcia
 

Issue Date: 6/17/2018 (Official Release: #599)

Previous Official Release: 6/10/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#79] Abubakar Nurmagomedov*, [#95] Brian Foster-, [#266] Jorge Patino*, [#296] Will Santiago Jr.+, [#312] Gael Grimaud*, [#330] Ryan Sanders-, [#453] Andrews Nakahara*, [#464] Lucas Rodrigues Lopes!, [#614] Dustin Parrish!, [#623] Temirlan Ikhsangaliev+, [#642] Dane Sayers!, [#643] Ashley Reece!, [#646] Flavio Pina de Sousa!, [#647] Kyle Frost!, [#648] Kenyon Jackson!, [#649] Leonardo Damiani!, [#650] Kemran Lachinov!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

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280 Comments

  1. James Sanders July 12, 2009 at 1:09 am Reply

    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

  2. jordan July 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm Reply

    gsp vs alves will be a great fight at ufc 100 but gsp will keep his belt

  3. James Sanders June 6, 2009 at 1:34 am Reply

    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

  4. James Sanders May 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm Reply

    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

  5. Jordan Penwell May 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Mike Swick is a good prospect for this and 185 if he keeps whoopin ass

  6. Jordan Penwell May 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm Reply

    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)

  7. James Sanders May 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm Reply

    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

  8. jcs May 10, 2009 at 10:40 am Reply

    Its not only about who you do and don’t lose to, but also about who you beat and don’t.

  9. Jordan Penwell May 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm Reply

    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

  10. LOCO-PLATA April 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm Reply

    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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