Issue Date: 4/20/2014 (Official Release: #368)

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

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Johny Hendricks  (30) 16-2-0
749
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
2
 
US Tyron Woodley  (32) 13-2-0
521
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
Next Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
3
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (24) 16-2-0
513
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Tyron Woodley
4
 
CU Hector Lombard  (36) 34-4-1
499
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Jake Shields
 
5
 
US Robbie Lawler  (32) 22-10-0
421
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 WW] Jake Ellenberger
6
 
US Carlos Condit  (29) 29-8-0
409
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
7
 
US Ben Askren  (29) 12-0-0
378
Last Fight: 7/31/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 5/30/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#121 MW] Bakhtiyar Abbasov
8
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (32) 19-2-1
352
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] John Hathaway
 
9
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (29) 29-7-0
348
Last Fight: 7/27/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Robbie Lawler
10
 
US Jake Shields  (35) 29-7-1
345
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Hector Lombard
 
11
 
US Matt Brown  (33) 18-11-0
344
Last Fight: 8/17/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Mike Pyle
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#26 WW] Erick Silva
12
 
BR Demian Maia  (36) 18-6-0
341
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 WW] Mike Pierce
13
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (34) 16-6-0
337
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#27 WW] Steve Carl
Next Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#22 WW] Jon Fitch
14
2
US Douglas Lima  (26) 26-5-0
323
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 WW] Rick Hawn
 
15
1
DK Martin Kampmann  (32) 20-7-0
283
Last Fight: 8/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
 
16
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (27) 15-3-0
258
Last Fight: 1/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#81 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
 
17
 
US Mike Pyle  (38) 26-9-1
234
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
18
 
US Kelvin Gastelum   8-0-0
218
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Rick Story
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#50 WW] Nicholas Musoke
19
1
IS Gunnar Nelson  (25) 12-0-1
214
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#137 WW] Omari Akhmedov
 
20
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (30) 11-0-0
212
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] John Howard
 
21
1
US Josh Burkman  (33) 27-10-0
205
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#59 WW] Tyler Stinson
 
22
1
US Jon Fitch  (36) 25-6-1
196
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#78 WW] Marcelo Alfaya
Next Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#13 WW] Rousimar Palhares
23
1
US Rick Story  (29) 16-8-0
189
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
24
2
CA Jordan Mein  (24) 28-9-0
187
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Hernani Perpetuo
 
25
 
US Mike Pierce  (33) 17-6-0
183
Last Fight: 10/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Rousimar Palhares
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 WW] Demian Maia
26
1
BR Erick Silva  (29) 16-4-0
180
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#134 WW] Takenori Sato
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#11 WW] Matt Brown
27
1
US Steve Carl  (29) 21-4-0
178
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#13 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
28
9
US Rick Hawn  (37) 18-3-0
175
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 WW] Douglas Lima
 
29
 
US Josh Koscheck  (36) 17-8-0
173
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Tyron Woodley
 
30
 
US Brandon Thatch   11-1-0
166
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#72 WW] Paulo Thiago
 
31
 
US Adam McDonough  (28) 11-0-0
166
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#64 WW] Nathan Coy
 
32
 
RU Adlan Amagov  (29) 13-2-1
162
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#71 WW] T.J. Waldburger
 
33
1
US Gerald Harris  (34) 22-5-0
160
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#100 WW] Jorge Santiago
 
34
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (23) 15-1-0
159
Last Fight: 3/14/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#215 WW] Nah-Shon Burrell
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#91 WW] Sam Oropeza
35
 
US Jason High  (32) 18-4-0
158
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#113 WW] Anthony Lapsley
 
36
 
US Nate Marquardt  (35) 32-13-2
154
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#20 LHW] James Te Huna
37
NR
BR Thiago Alves  (30) 20-9-0
150
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 WW] Seth Baczynski
 
38
1
IE Cathal Pendred  (26) 13-2-1
147
Last Fight: 6/01/2013 [CageWarriors] vs  [#203 MW] Che Mills
 
39
15
CA Patrick Cote  (34) 20-8-0
142
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#94 WW] Kyle Noke
 
40
2
US John Howard  (31) 22-9-0
134
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
41
2
US Dennis Hallman  (38) 53-14-2
133
Last Fight: 12/21/2013 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Aleksey Shapovalov
 
42
2
CA Ryan Ford  (32) 22-4-0
128
Last Fight: 2/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#229 WW] Joel Powell
 
43
2
AF Siyar Bahadurzada  (30) 21-6-1
125
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] John Howard
 
44
2
US Court McGee  (29) 16-4-0
124
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
45
2
BR Hernani Perpetuo  (28) 17-4-0
124
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Jordan Mein
 
46
2
BR Andre Santos   36-9-0
123
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 
47
2
CA Sean Pierson  (38) 14-6-0
122
Last Fight: 6/15/2013 [UFC] vs  [#75 WW] Kenny Robertson
 
48
2
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (29) 21-4-1
121
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [Legend] vs  [#77 WW] Paul Daley
 
49
2
US Stephen Thompson  (31) 9-1-0
119
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#88 WW] Robert Whittaker
 
50
2
SE Nicholas Musoke   12-2-0
118
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#108 WW] Viscardi Andrade
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#18 WW] Kelvin Gastelum

Issue Date: 4/20/2014 (Official Release: #368)

Previous Official Release: 4/13/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#86] Sheldon Westcott+, [#100] Marius Zaromskis*, [#179] Nordine Taleb+, [#209] Joao Zeferino-, [#310] Victor Moreno+, [#489] Michael Johnson!, [#494] Nathan Schut!, [#495] Kelles Albuquerque Santos!, [#498] Jarid Symens!, [#499] Mike Jackson!, [#500] Soren Bak!

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

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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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