Issue Date: 4/19/2015 (Official Release: #427)

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  (33) 25-10-0
747
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
2
 
US Johny Hendricks  (31) 17-3-0
708
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Matt Brown
 
3
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (25) 18-2-0
691
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
Next Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
4
 
US Tyron Woodley  (33) 15-3-0
545
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 MW] Kelvin Gastelum
 
5
 
CU Hector Lombard  (37) 34-4-1
480
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Josh Burkman
 
6
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (35) 17-6-0
390
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#25 WW] Jon Fitch
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#9 WW] Jake Shields
7
 
BR Demian Maia  (37) 20-6-0
384
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Ryan LaFlare
 
8
 
US Ben Henderson  (31) 22-5-0
366
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#43 WW] Brandon Thatch
 
9
 
US Jake Shields  (36) 31-7-1
357
Last Fight: 1/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#67 WW] Brian Foster
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#6 WW] Rousimar Palhares
10
 
US Matt Brown  (34) 19-13-0
334
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Nate Diaz
11
 
US Carlos Condit  (30) 29-8-0
330
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs [#15 WW] Thiago Alves
12
 
BR Douglas Lima  (27) 26-5-0
317
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#36 LW] Rick Hawn
Next Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#19 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
13
 
US Ben Askren  (30) 14-0-0
315
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#91 WW] Nobutatsu Suzuki
Next Fight: 4/24/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#54 WW] Luis Santos
14
 
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (33) 19-3-1
272
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Tyron Woodley
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#22 WW] Josh Burkman
15
 
BR Thiago Alves  (31) 21-9-0
253
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Jordan Mein
Next Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs [#11 WW] Carlos Condit
16
 
US Rick Story  (30) 18-8-0
243
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Gunnar Nelson
 
17
 
US Jake Ellenberger  (30) 30-9-0
239
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#97 WW] Josh Koscheck
 
18
 
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (28) 15-4-0
221
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Rory MacDonald
 
19
 
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (24) 17-1-0
221
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 WW] Adam McDonough
Next Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 WW] Douglas Lima
20
 
BR Erick Silva  (30) 18-5-0
210
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#97 WW] Josh Koscheck
 
21
8
US Tim Means  (31) 24-6-1
203
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 WW] George Sullivan
 
22
1
US Josh Burkman  (34) 27-10-0
200
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Hector Lombard
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#14 WW] Dong Hyun Kim
23
1
IS Gunnar Nelson  (26) 13-1-1
196
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Rick Story
Next Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#65 WW] John Hathaway
24
1
CA Jordan Mein  (25) 29-10-0
194
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Thiago Alves
 
25
1
US Jon Fitch  (37) 26-7-1
190
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#6 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
26
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (31) 11-1-0
179
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Demian Maia
 
27
1
US Neil Magny  (27) 14-3-0
175
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#119 WW] Kiichi Kunimoto
Next Fight: 5/16/2015 [UFC] vs [#53 WW] Hyun Gyu Lim
28
1
US Lorenz Larkin  (28) 15-4-0
172
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] John Howard
 
29
1
US Stephen Thompson  (32) 10-1-0
163
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 WW] Patrick Cote
 
30
 
RU Albert Tumenov  (23) 15-2-0
157
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#39 WW] Nicholas Musoke
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#87 WW] Hector Urbina
31
 
IE Cathal Pendred  (27) 16-2-1
157
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#99 WW] Sean Spencer
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#82 WW] Augusto Montano
32
 
US Kenny Robertson  (31) 15-3-0
155
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#144 WW] Sultan Aliev
 
33
1
US Mike Pyle  (39) 26-10-1
153
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Jordan Mein
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#99 WW] Sean Spencer
34
1
US Steve Carl  (30) 21-4-0
152
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#6 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
35
 
US Ben Saunders  (32) 18-6-2
145
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#156 WW] Joe Riggs
 
36
 
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (28) 20-2-0
142
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#95 WW] Sean Strickland
 
37
 
US Fernando Gonzalez  (31) 23-13-0
140
Last Fight: 1/16/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#103 WW] Marius Zaromskis
Next Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#245 WW] Curtis Millender
38
1
UK Paul Daley  (32) 36-13-2
132
Last Fight: 2/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#61 WW] Andre Santos
 
39
1
SE Nicholas Musoke  (29) 13-4-0
130
Last Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 WW] Albert Tumenov
 
40
1
US Adam McDonough  (29) 11-1-0
129
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
41
1
US Brian Ebersole  (34) 51-16-1
127
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 WW] John Howard
Next Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs [#85 WW] Omari Akhmedov
42
1
US Paul Bradley  (31) 22-6-0
126
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#94 WW] Josh Neer
 
43
1
US Brandon Thatch  (29) 11-2-0
123
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#52 WW] John Howard
44
1
US Tyler Stinson  (29) 29-10-0
117
Last Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#69 WW] Jose Figueroa
 
45
1
US Nick Diaz  (31) 26-10-0
115
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 MW] Anderson Silva
 
46
2
BR Warlley Alves  (24) 8-0-0
114
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 WW] Alan Jouban
 
47
 
CA Patrick Cote  (35) 20-9-0
114
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#156 WW] Joe Riggs
48
1
CA Ryan Ford  (33) 22-5-0
112
Last Fight: 10/11/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#9 WW] Jake Shields
 
49
1
DK Nicolas Dalby  (30) 13-0-0
111
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#262 MW] Mohsen Bahari
Next Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs [#114 WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
50
1
US Bristol Marunde  (32) 16-9-0
109
Last Fight: 3/20/2015 [Xcessive Force Fighting Championship] vs  [#177 WW] Michael Hill
 

Issue Date: 4/19/2015 (Official Release: #427)

Previous Official Release: 4/12/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#61] Jesse Taylor+, [#160] Valdir Araujo*, [#190] Brock Jardine+, [#243] Eric Wahlin+, [#294] Daniel Reis-, [#419] Anderson Melo*

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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