Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

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  (34) 27-10-0
1008
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
 
2
 
US Stephen Thompson  (33) 12-1-0
613
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Johny Hendricks
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Rory MacDonald
3
 
BR Rousimar Palhares  (36) 18-6-0
508
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#16 WW] Jake Shields
Next Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs [#211 WW] Emil Weber Meek
4
 
US Johny Hendricks  (32) 17-4-0
506
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#13 WW] Kelvin Gastelum
5
 
CA Rory MacDonald  (26) 18-3-0
501
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Stephen Thompson
6
 
US Carlos Condit  (32) 30-9-0
499
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Robbie Lawler
 
7
1
BR Demian Maia  (38) 22-6-0
472
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Gunnar Nelson
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Matt Brown
8
1
US Neil Magny  (28) 18-4-0
446
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 WW] Hector Lombard
 
9
1
RU Andrey Koreshkov  (25) 19-1-0
442
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 WW] Ben Henderson
 
10
1
US Matt Brown  (35) 20-13-0
378
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 WW] Demian Maia
11
1
US Donald Cerrone  (33) 29-7-0
329
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#62 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#19 WW] Patrick Cote
12
1
KR Dong Hyun Kim  (34) 21-3-1
326
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#165 WW] Dominic Waters
 
13
1
US Kelvin Gastelum  (24) 11-2-0
317
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 WW] Johny Hendricks
14
1
US Ben Henderson  (32) 23-6-0
308
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
 
15
1
CU Hector Lombard  (38) 34-5-1
262
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 MW] Dan Henderson
16
1
US Jake Shields  (37) 31-8-1
256
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#3 WW] Rousimar Palhares
 
17
1
US Ben Askren  (31) 15-0-0
255
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#109 WW] Nikolay Aleksakhin
 
18
1
US Jon Fitch  (38) 28-7-1
247
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#96 WW] Joao Zeferino
 
19
1
CA Patrick Cote  (36) 23-9-0
237
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Ben Saunders
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#11 WW] Donald Cerrone
20
1
BE Tarec Saffiedine  (29) 16-4-0
233
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 WW] Jake Ellenberger
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Rick Story
21
1
RU Albert Tumenov  (24) 17-2-0
222
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 WW] Lorenz Larkin
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Gunnar Nelson
22
1
US Tim Means  (32) 25-7-1
220
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] John Howard
 
23
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (31) 29-10-0
219
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#14 WW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#26 WW] Lorenz Larkin
24
1
IS Gunnar Nelson  (27) 14-2-1
210
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Demian Maia
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#21 WW] Albert Tumenov
25
1
BR Thiago Alves  (32) 21-10-0
193
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Carlos Condit
 
26
1
US Lorenz Larkin  (29) 16-5-0
191
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 WW] Albert Tumenov
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#23 WW] Jorge Masvidal
27
1
BR Warlley Alves  (25) 10-0-0
190
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#68 WW] Colby Covington
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#75 LW] Bryan Barberena
28
1
US Ryan LaFlare  (32) 12-1-0
182
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#84 WW] Mike Pierce
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#32 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
29
1
US Jake Ellenberger  (31) 30-11-0
172
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Tarec Saffiedine
 
30
1
US Kamaru Usman  (27) 7-1-0
169
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#79 WW] Leon Edwards
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#42 WW] Sergio Moraes
31
1
BR Douglas Lima  (28) 26-6-0
166
Last Fight: 7/17/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 WW] Andrey Koreshkov
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#52 WW] Chidi Njokuani
32
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (31) 23-6-1
159
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 WW] George Sullivan
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#28 WW] Ryan LaFlare
33
1
CA Nordine Taleb  (34) 12-3-0
158
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Erick Silva
 
34
1
US Fernando Gonzalez  (32) 25-13-0
158
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#54 WW] Gilbert Smith
 
35
1
UK Tom Breese  (24) 10-0-0
156
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#90 WW] Keita Nakamura
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#36 WW] Sean Strickland
36
1
US Sean Strickland  (25) 17-1-0
153
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#115 WW] Alex Garcia
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 WW] Tom Breese
37
1
PL Borys Mankowski  (26) 18-5-1
151
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#69 WW] Jesse Taylor
 
38
1
UK Danny Roberts   13-1-0
147
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#106 WW] Dominique Steele
 
39
1
US Alex Morono  (25) 12-3-0
147
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 WW] Kyle Noke
 
40
1
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (29) 22-3-0
146
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#101 WW] Court McGee
 
41
1
US Zak Cummings  (31) 19-4-0
143
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Nicolas Dalby
 
42
1
BR Sergio Moraes  (33) 10-2-0
139
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#97 WW] Omari Akhmedov
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#30 WW] Kamaru Usman
43
1
UK Paul Daley  (33) 38-13-2
135
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#221 WW] Andy Uhrich
Next Fight: 7/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#224 WW] Josh Koscheck
44
1
BR Erick Silva  (31) 18-7-0
135
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 WW] Nordine Taleb
 
45
1
US John Howard  (33) 23-12-0
134
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#22 WW] Tim Means
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#254 LW] Thiago Meller
46
1
US Ben Saunders  (33) 19-7-2
133
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Patrick Cote
 
47
1
US Kenny Robertson  (32) 15-4-0
133
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#46 WW] Ben Saunders
 
48
1
US Paul Bradley  (32) 23-6-0
132
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#151 WW] Chris Honeycutt
 
49
1
US Lyman Good  (30) 19-3-0
129
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#291 WW] Andrew Craig
 
50
1
US Valdir Araujo  (31) 16-6-0
129
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#163 WW] Dakota Cochrane
 

Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

Previous Official Release: 4/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#7] Tyron Woodley*, [#85] Nick Diaz*, [#152] Jon Manley*, [#249] Julien Williams*, [#336] Dmitry Bikrev-, [#414] Magomedsaygid Alibekov-, [#462] Jason Ponet-, [#517] Joel Champion!

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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