Welterweight

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.

Issue Date: 2/05/2023 (Official Release: #852)
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UK Leon Edwards  (31) 20-3-0
2585
Last Fight: 8/20/2022 [UFC] vs  [#2 WW] Kamaru Usman
Next Fight: 3/18/2023 [UFC] vs [#2 WW] Kamaru Usman
2  
US Kamaru Usman  (35) 20-2-0
2232
Last Fight: 8/20/2022 [UFC] vs  [#1 WW] Leon Edwards
Next Fight: 3/18/2023 [UFC] vs [#1 WW] Leon Edwards
3  
US Colby Covington  (34) 17-3-0
1548
Last Fight: 3/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [#13 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
4  
US Belal Muhammad  (34) 22-3-0
1258
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Sean Brady
 
5  
BR Gilbert Burns  (36) 21-5-0
1171
Last Fight: 1/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#13 WW] Jorge Masvidal
6  
US Geoff Neal  (32) 15-4-0
763
Last Fight: 8/06/2022 [UFC] vs  [#9 WW] Vicente Luque
Next Fight: 3/04/2023 [UFC] vs [#8 WW] Shavkat Rakhmonov
7  
US Stephen Thompson  (39) 17-6-1
721
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Kevin Holland
 
8  
KZ Shavkat Rakhmonov  (28) 16-0-0
689
Last Fight: 6/25/2022 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Neil Magny
Next Fight: 3/04/2023 [UFC] vs [#6 WW] Geoff Neal
9  
BR Vicente Luque  (31) 21-9-1
616
Last Fight: 8/06/2022 [UFC] vs  [#6 WW] Geoff Neal
 
10  
US Jason Jackson  (32) 16-4-0
578
Last Fight: 7/22/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#37 WW] Douglas Lima
 
11  
US Neil Magny  (35) 27-10-0
555
Last Fight: 1/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [#5 WW] Gilbert Burns
 
12  
US Sean Brady  (30) 15-1-0
534
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Belal Muhammad
Next Fight: 3/25/2023 [UFC] vs [#31 WW] Michel Pereira
13  
US Jorge Masvidal  (38) 35-16-0
517
Last Fight: 3/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [#3 WW] Colby Covington
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#5 WW] Gilbert Burns
14  
US Nate Diaz  (37) 21-13-0
503
Last Fight: 9/10/2022 [UFC] vs  [#51 WW] Tony Ferguson
 
15  
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (38) 32-14-0
499
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Bryan Barberena
 
16  
SE Sadibou Sy  (36) 13-6-2
491
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#43 WW] Dilano Taylor
Next Fight: 4/14/2023 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#41 WW] Jarrah Al-Silawi
17  
US Michael Chiesa  (35) 16-6-0
483
Last Fight: 11/20/2021 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Sean Brady
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#29 WW] Jingliang Li
18  
US Kevin Holland  (30) 23-9-0
477
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Stephen Thompson
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#24 WW] Santiago Ponzinibbio
19  
RU Magomed Magomedkerimov  (33) 31-6-0
442
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#42 WW] Gleison Tibau
 
20 24
US Lorenz Larkin  (36) 25-7-0
414
Last Fight: 2/04/2023 [BellatorFC] vs  [#59 WW] Mukhamed Berkhamov
 
21 1
US Ray Cooper III  (29) 25-8-1
404
Last Fight: 7/01/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#193 WW] Brett Cooper
 
22 1
US Logan Storley  (30) 14-1-0
400
Last Fight: 5/13/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 WW] Michael Page
Next Fight: 2/25/2023 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Yaroslav Amosov
23 1
UK Michael Page  (35) 20-2-0
395
Last Fight: 5/13/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 WW] Logan Storley
 
24 1
AR Santiago Ponzinibbio  (36) 29-6-0
378
Last Fight: 12/10/2022 [UFC] vs  [#35 WW] Alex Morono
Next Fight: 4/08/2023 [UFC] vs [#18 WW] Kevin Holland
25 1
US Randy Brown  (32) 16-4-0
363
Last Fight: 10/01/2022 [UFC] vs  [#40 WW] Francisco Trinaldo
Next Fight: 2/11/2023 [UFC] vs [#46 WW] Jack Della Maddalena

Issue Date: 2/05/2023 (Official Release: #852)

Previous Official Release: 1/29/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: [#425] Jordan Williams*, [#437] Darkhanbek Ergeshev*, [#445] Leandro Santos da Silva*, [#537] Alan Silva!, [#550] Gabor Boraros+, [#620] Ramon Almeida*, [#654] Aslan Gorgishvili*

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

Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>

440 Comments

  1. JONAS BOENO August 20, 2018 at 1:24 am Reply

    ALGUÉM SABE ME DIZER QUAL CRITÉRIO USADO PELA FIGHT MATRIX PARA RANQUEAR OS ATLETAS? POIS NÃO ESTOU ENTENDENDO ALGUMAS COISAS…

  2. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm Reply

    He has two wins over debuting fighters and Penn was only 1-0… Evan is ranked around #800.

  3. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm Reply

    The type of outcome is factored in and even the judges’ scorecards, but there’s no “controversial flag”.

  4. Chris Porter August 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm Reply

    I disagree about Nick Diaz. He’s one of the few WW’s in the world that has a shot at beating GSP.

  5. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm Reply

    Ivica fought his last fight at 170…

  6. Delte August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    It’s strange because I remember checking this rankings just after Okami beat Bradley and it had actually computed, for both. I can’t remember exactly but placed Okami around #40, so it looked right.
    I looked the ranks a couple of months after and he had been relegated to his place prior to beating Bradley, #57 or so, for no apparent reason.

    Suzuki may be conidered a local fighter but he was ranked as high as #90 in 2016 by FightMatrix

    By the way, Okami dropped from #24 to #89 for losing to Fitch (#27 WW) in his debut in the weightclass. Not sure if that’s legit, it may be but coupled with the Bradley thing it just seemed like a dissadjustment on the ranking of this guy.

    Thanks for the quick response

  7. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Okami gained points from the Bradley win, but he seems to have gotten hit by the semi-annual nationality adjustment after the fight because he spent much of the year in Japan fighting local fighters. Will need to investigate further to see if that is legit.

  8. Delte August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    There is a bug in your software, or seems to be. If so I detected one but it could mean there is more. Is there no human intervention checking this software generated rankings?

    Okami’s win over Paul Bradley (#54 WW at the time) didnt computed in the rankings. Okami actually fell some spots after the win. Could someone explain this?

  9. Pandase August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    How gets Jesse Taylor so much credit for exhibition bouts?

    jcs, could you elaborate on that nationality adjustments thing? It affects TUF house somehow?

    Actually looking at Taylor and Okami track in the ranks
    Yushin lose to Fitch (#27 WW) by decision in a major org, drop from #24 MW to #75 WW (1/1/16)
    JT lose to an unranked welter by first round sub in a minor org, drop from #30 MW to #53 WW (1/1/15)

    Both fights were in America so I dont know what might cause such dissadjustment

  10. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Will go by the weigh-ins…

  11. Feno August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Why did Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson bump so many places up in the ladder suddenly a month after their fight?

  12. Ray Thompson August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Stephen Wonderboy Thompson, my son and fighter, is not a Tristar fighter. He has trained there on a number of occasions but is not signed with them!! He fights for
    Team Upstate Karate/Pitch Black MMA. Would appreciate it if you would make the correction!Thanks for the rankings by the way!! It’s much appreciated!!

  13. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    correct

  14. Darren Owen August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Adam Smith 4-0 [425] is Canadian not American

  15. Eduardo August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Why not?

  16. Eduardo August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Hi
    Ben Askren not won any point in your last fight?

  17. mikel August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Hendricks is the man who can win the belt, st pierre is boring always in the ground, please knock someone or retire forever

  18. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Read the front page.

  19. efagundes August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Why the top 20 have these changes?

  20. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Story/Pyle Expired Block.

    Probably one of the most restrictive blocks possible.. Pyle was given 540 days to prove he was still above Story and did not do so.

  21. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I’d like to see Maia vs Ellenberger for the next title shot after Hendrix. IMO Maia is the biggest threat to GSP at the moment.

  22. Angelo August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I’m very pleased to discover this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff in your web site.

  23. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Because Rory now has more points than Lawler.

  24. Peter August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Nick Diaz’s place is #4 before Maia.

  25. MMAgent August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Drew Dober is a 155er btw!

  26. josh williams August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I was wondering if you could update my rankings here’s my record http://www.MixedMartialArts.com/f/94A3C0A6EEC6D2B6/Joshua-Williams/

  27. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    We treat interim champions the same as regular ones. This is not a guarantee of #1 placement.

  28. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Chuck – talk to Sherdog.

  29. larry srock August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    your #396 on this page roy babcock last fight was at 155 vs tyrel brown for king of the cage. his next fight is against johnny cottrell at 155 as well

  30. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Wow. Crazy that kampann is 2. This is one of those instances in which logical rankings just dont match up with what the computer kicks out; the most intriguing part of these rankings, I think.
    My question is with the weight that the championship carries in the rankings, how is he above condit? Does that championship value not carry to the interim title?

  31. Codale Ford August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Codale Ford ranking

  32. ron b. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    would love to see josh neer fight dan hardy.. hey ufc lets make it happpen. also james sandman irvin vs. forest griffin. come on matchmaker lets get it on….

  33. ron b. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    carlos condit. we over here in canton mi. wish u would take gsp out similiar to the way u handled hardy. man that was awesome to watch. thanks for the way u take care of bus. we love watching your fights……

  34. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    If there is a record mixup — which are always fun — it’s best to sort that out with Sherdog. They are our main source.

  35. Marvin August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Koscheck wins and goes down a spot, Pierce losses and goes up two spots. Rightfully so Pierce got screwed in that decision any way.

  36. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Shields was a strong #2 when Ellenberger trounced him. Sanchez win doesn’t hurt his position either.

  37. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    i didnt notice this before, but i dont see what has ellenberger ranked so highly. i guess because shields was ranked so highly.
    imo, ellenbergers resume isnt as impressive (even with sanchez win) as the other top tenners.
    i think hendricks should be 3 right now.
    i was also hoping for a sanhez win. guess i wont get what i want.

  38. Marvin August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Oh and im Mike Pierce’s manager and i dont give a FAWK where he is ranked. LOL what is with all the “managers” these days. Shouldn’t yall be on Dana White’s balls trying to get your guys in the UFC.

  39. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Will fix this on next update.

  40. Camp August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply
  41. Will Hammond August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Chris Davis is 8-0 with 7 finishes, and won at BXC last month.

    Eric Dahlberg is 8-1, with 7 finishes and a win over Douglas Lima, his last fight was 1 year ago.

    Food for thought

  42. chuck wichert August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    i am brian cobb manager. brian is not fighting at desert fc on 12/16/2011.

  43. Cain August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply
  44. John N. August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    I asked this in June but didn’t get much response… With the weight that the championship carries in the rankings, how WAS Kampmann above condit? Does that championship value not carry to the interim title? I would think it should.

    I would have found it more interesting if Kampmann had defeated Hendricks and thus justified that ranking, but he did not.

  45. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    I’ve got Cardinal’s last fight at 165 — so this is correct. I actually have some of his older fights at Featherweight. Gavin Neil will be fixed on next update.

  46. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    no he doesn’t have any kind of shot at ever EVER beating GSP.

  47. Darren Owen August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Both Brad Cardinal and Gavin Neil are lightweights not welterweights. All of their fights have been at 155.

  48. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Codale, you are #648

  49. overhand right August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    wowwww. obviously not as good as i thought then.

  50. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    douglas lima is brazilan

  51. David Michaud August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    David michauds record at 170 is incorrect. I have tried to get this straightened out but have been unsucessful. David is 4-0 pro. His loss to jeremy hart and his win over Derek Lang were both amatuer fights. His pro debut was against curtis johnson at fury fights in brookings, sd in 2008 and his 2nd win was for fury fights in watertown, sd against cody skidmore

  52. Xepa August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    how does Jesse Taylor lose an go from not ranked to #34…? i know he wasnt at welterweight previously but come on… thats comical

  53. wreck1mgr August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Evan Cutts is now 4-0. Two wins on National Television, just beat a tough veteran with almost 40 fights.

  54. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    These rankings are based on actual accomplishments.

    Its been nearly 3 years since Hughes has had a quality win.

  55. chris August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    where is jake shields? he won like 12 straight fights and he has beaten more official top-30 welterweights than any other welterweight (including GSP) he has beaten like 15 guys in an official top-30 polls, and like 4 top ten guys…..sports illustrated has jake shields and anderson silva as the only guys ranked in two different weight classes

  56. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    “NR” means he was not ranked in this weight class.

  57. mj August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Shinya Aoki for what?
    wich ww did he fight to be ranked above someone like koscheck.
    serra nr. 6?? very funny.
    its just because he had one big win years ago doesn´t mean he is still, an prob. he never really was, a top ww. he also fights once a year and he lost his last fight…

  58. LOCO-PLATA August 19, 2018 at 7:51 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.

  59. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Sera? really? whatever we’ll see i guess. props to gsp who is a monster. hope he fights Anderson silva at some point. though he will lose.

  60. butch August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    These rankings are very good for the most part, some of the fighters ranking are a little off here in there but for a computerized system, pretty damn solid rankings i would say.

  61. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I’ll get it straightened out. I got the hookup. Fixed on Sherdog and will be on our rankings by next update.

    Were all of his pro fights at Welterweight?

  62. rafael casias August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I manage Evan Cutts. He is 3-0 at welterweight. His last fight he beat Reagan Penn. Just wondering why he is not in the top 500.

  63. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Alves moved ahead of Lytle. Koscheck didn’t move.

  64. John August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    With the entrance of Shields, Penn’s return, and Sanchez’s resurgence, WW is about to have some hectic match ups and I can’t wait. As long as Penn and Sanchez don’t fight again.

  65. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Fixed

  66. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply
  67. Darren Owen August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    John Alessio is Canadian not American.

  68. GET RID OF FITCH August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    sorry $100 k per fight, Fitch is probably the most overpaid fighter in ALL MMA. How can Jon Fitch be making 3 x more per fight than the TRUE #2 WW in world johny Hendricks.

  69. Joe August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I think Voelker should be ranked higher his 2ko’s of Bowling and ko of Apple make him 5 and 1 in Strikeforce and the only loss was controversial. He is better then Jason High and several others ranked in the low 30’s!

  70. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    lyman good likely loses to lozano

  71. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    We usually update once a week, mostly on Sundays.

  72. overhand right August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    why isn’t kj noons listed?

  73. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    He’s a few spots outside the Top 250

  74. MattyJ August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    After a fight, when should we be expecting the updates to show here?

  75. Lyle August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    How is Tyler Stinson at 104 and Leo Pecanha at 103 when Stinson choked out Pechana at Bellator in June??

    Pecanha’s last fight was against Stinson in June, not Haidar in May.

  76. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Thanks – We grabbed the missing bout, but it won’t affect his rating as it was from 2007.

  77. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    For some reason, we didn’t have the Stinson/Pecanha fight in our database. We’ll add it and the result will reflect in next week’s rankings.

    Stinson will jump about 35-40 spots.

  78. Lyle August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    jcs,

    Thanks for the timely response.

  79. Luc August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    What about Karo Parisyan his winning in Australia.
    I think he should be top 25 fighter.
    UFC should get him back for some great fights like, Nate Diaz,Matt Hughs,Paulo Thiago.
    If not, fights with Paul Daley, Nik Diaz,
    Ben Asksen

  80. Gregg August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Someone help me out here….not that I am a Thiago Alves fan especially, but how is he not ranked number 2 if his only loss is to GSP lately, and he also beat Kos? You guys do a great job….better than I could do, I am sure, and I exclusively go to you guys as a reference, but on occasion, I see a ranking that doesn’t seem to intuitively make sense. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.

  81. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Alves hasn’t done enough to hold his ranking since their fight while Kos has been steady. Kos has passed Paulo Thiago as well..

  82. gmoney August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    How did Koscheck get ranked #2? Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t he 0-3 against your top 10?

  83. b dub August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    y havent finch and kos faught yet that would be much more entertanining then watching GSP lay on top of the over ranked dan hardy, who beat a no body to win a title shot that he didnt deserve

  84. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Who’s getting the next title shot? We must be in agreement with the UFC 🙂

  85. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Totally random, but I’m having trouble finding James Wilks. Is he not ranked?

  86. mma expert August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Seichi Ikemoto win his Last Fight in Deep – Cage Impact 2010 in Osaka .

    He Now is 19 – 17 – 5

  87. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    how the hell did you miss the faq section of the site

  88. John August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    What exactly is a “Quality Performance”

  89. MTR August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Just noticed that you have John Hathaway listed as 13-0 and Sherdog has him at 14-0.

  90. Brandon August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Why is Andre Galvao ranked higher than Jason High when Jason beat him?? Kind of weird dont ya think..

  91. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    So with the missing win, and recent loss… Stinson essentially stayed the same.

  92. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    If the opponents are of poor quality, its not a quality performance no matter the outcome.

  93. Jonesey August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Jake Shields need’s to be in here at the top somewhere.

  94. GET RID OF FITCH August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Sorry to be the one to inform you but GSP is no longer considered the #2 best overall p4p fighter. His legacy will reflect how boring he became after getting KO’d by a 5’4″ lightweight and how he declined as a fan favorite after hooking up with Greg Jackson. GSP is getting ready to retire because he knows his daysa re numbered and that is why he refused to fight Johny Hendricks and told the UFC to make Hendricks fight Ellenberger even though Ellenberger was just KO’s by Kampmann in his last fight where as Hendricks KO”d kampmann shortly after taht fight. Nop Dana doesn’t want GSP to lose. when’s the last time someone like hendricks beat 3 top 10 fighters in one year, 2 of which were by 12 second KO’s. UFC and GSP are going to do whatever they have to get Rory Mcdonald to take over for GSP as champ. GSP is on bhis way out because he is afraid to fight Hendricks and Silva

  95. pikeamus August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    2 Brits making it to the top ten of a division at the same time? Mma is definitely growing over here, wouldn’t have thought this possible at the beginning of 2009.

  96. Jordan P. August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    thank you guys for having the best ranking system in the business. in your expert opinion who would diaz benefit most from facing next?

  97. mmamofo21 August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    how the hell is josh koshcheck ahead of thiago alves

  98. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    That’s not how the system currently works. When Hendricks beat Sadollah, Sadollah was a 1-0 fighter.

  99. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Can we delete the stupid commments, like everyone who posts about ray mercer and the one below mine.

  100. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Diaz is now #5.

    We adjust points by division now, so even though Diaz had less points at Middle.. he had more points at Welter.

  101. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Not all that much.. If it was more definitive than a split, and High didn’t get KOd his next time out, I’d agree with you.

  102. James Sanders August 19, 2018 at 7:44 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

  103. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

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

  104. JONAS BOENO July 14, 2018 at 9:18 am Reply

    ALGUÉM SABE ME DIZER QUAL CRITÉRIO USADO PELA FIGHT MATRIX PARA RANQUEAR OS ATLETAS? POIS NÃO ESTOU ENTENDENDO ALGUMAS COISAS…

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  108. Pandase September 10, 2017 at 5:52 pm Reply

    How gets Jesse Taylor so much credit for exhibition bouts?

    jcs, could you elaborate on that nationality adjustments thing? It affects TUF house somehow?

    Actually looking at Taylor and Okami track in the ranks
    Yushin lose to Fitch (#27 WW) by decision in a major org, drop from #24 MW to #75 WW (1/1/16)
    JT lose to an unranked welter by first round sub in a minor org, drop from #30 MW to #53 WW (1/1/15)

    Both fights were in America so I dont know what might cause such dissadjustment

  109. jason August 4, 2017 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Okami is an unusual case… Have to determine whether his profile should be excluded from the nationality adjustments we do since he entered and exited in relatively quick fashion… plus considering his past UFC background.

    Update: I did find an edge case issue… investigating potential alteration.

  110. Delte August 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm Reply

    It’s strange because I remember checking this rankings just after Okami beat Bradley and it had actually computed, for both. I can’t remember exactly but placed Okami around #40, so it looked right.
    I looked the ranks a couple of months after and he had been relegated to his place prior to beating Bradley, #57 or so, for no apparent reason.

    Suzuki may be conidered a local fighter but he was ranked as high as #90 in 2016 by FightMatrix

    By the way, Okami dropped from #24 to #89 for losing to Fitch (#27 WW) in his debut in the weightclass. Not sure if that’s legit, it may be but coupled with the Bradley thing it just seemed like a dissadjustment on the ranking of this guy.

    Thanks for the quick response

  111. jason August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Okami is an unusual case… Have to determine whether his profile should be excluded from the nationality adjustments we do since he entered and exited in relatively quick fashion… plus considering his past UFC background.

    Update: I did find an edge case issue… investigating potential alteration.

  112. jason August 4, 2017 at 11:40 am Reply

    Okami gained points from the Bradley win, but he seems to have gotten hit by the semi-annual nationality adjustment after the fight because he spent much of the year in Japan fighting local fighters. Will need to investigate further to see if that is legit.

  113. Delte August 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply

    There is a bug in your software, or seems to be. If so I detected one but it could mean there is more. Is there no human intervention checking this software generated rankings?

    Okami’s win over Paul Bradley (#54 WW at the time) didnt computed in the rankings. Okami actually fell some spots after the win. Could someone explain this?

  114. John Short February 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm Reply

    Yeah I really like Fight Matrix Rankings and they are my go to to compare my rankings to. Then I see stuff like Nate Diaz ranked at #6 at WW just because he fought a former FW who’s now a LW at WW and lost but yet Emil Meek is in the Top 10 and Rory MacDonald is outside of the Top 10. That really messes these Rankings up. Here’s my current persoanl WW Top 10 Rankings
    1. Woodley 2. Thompson 3. Maia 4. Lawler 5. MacDonald 6. Condit 7. Masvidal 8. Larkin 9. Cerrone 10 Magny

  115. John Short August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Yeah I really like Fight Matrix Rankings and they are my go to to compare my rankings to. Then I see stuff like Nate Diaz ranked at #6 at WW just because he fought a former FW who’s now a LW at WW and lost but yet Emil Meek is in the Top 10 and Rory MacDonald is outside of the Top 10. That really messes these Rankings up. Here’s my current persoanl WW Top 10 Rankings
    1. Woodley 2. Thompson 3. Maia 4. Lawler 5. MacDonald 6. Condit 7. Masvidal 8. Larkin 9. Cerrone 10 Magny

  116. Kevin January 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Wtf is Nate Diaz doing ranked 6th at WW lol

  117. Kevin August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Wtf is Nate Diaz doing ranked 6th at WW lol

  118. Jess Sell September 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Just noting that Jos Eichelberger – welter weight – has had a fight since Josh Cavan – he has a win over Clarence Jordan in Feb 2016.

  119. Jess Sell August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Just noting that Jos Eichelberger – welter weight – has had a fight since Josh Cavan – he has a win over Clarence Jordan in Feb 2016.

  120. Venator Fighting Championship III: il top delle MMA a Milano il 21 maggio | Sport.Leonardo.it March 27, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply

    […] a Milano combatterà il brasiliano Rousimar Palhares, numero cinque nel ranking dei pesi welter stilato da Fight Matrix. Toquinho (piccolo ceppo d’albero), come viene soprannominato il brasiliano, è stato solo […]

  121. Stats: GSP was great, but here’s how his finishing rate stacks up to the top 10 – ENT Imports March 12, 2016 at 6:40 pm Reply

    […] [Stats provided by Fight Matrix] […]

  122. jason February 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Will go by the weigh-ins…

  123. Richard Mann February 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm Reply

    JCS, how are you going to handle these new One Championship weigh in procedures? Will Askren be moved to middleweight even though he is defending the welterweight title?

  124. Richard Mann August 19, 2018 at 10:59 pm Reply

    JCS, how are you going to handle these new One Championship weigh in procedures? Will Askren be moved to middleweight even though he is defending the welterweight title?

  125. Free Agency & Fighters – | February 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm Reply

    […] In signing Henderson, they bring a fighter ranked #10 in the world at welterweight (according to Fight Matrix) and who could still compete with Bellator’s best lightweights. While Bellator doesn’t […]

  126. Anonymous July 19, 2015 at 9:41 am Reply

    […] […]

  127. Chromium April 19, 2015 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Just saying, but I’m pretty sure Douglas Lima is Brazilian.

  128. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Just saying, but I’m pretty sure Douglas Lima is Brazilian.

  129. jason November 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Story/Pyle Expired Block.

    Probably one of the most restrictive blocks possible.. Pyle was given 540 days to prove he was still above Story and did not do so.

  130. Feno November 23, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Why did Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson bump so many places up in the ladder suddenly a month after their fight?

  131. Oregon Mma Ironman | Grappling, BJJ & Jiu Jitsu Training Tips, News and More November 18, 2014 at 3:12 pm Reply

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  132. Kelvin Gastelum – Taking Over, Quietly – CAGE INSPIRATION November 17, 2014 at 11:49 am Reply

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  133. Full Mma Welterweight Rankings Mma | Xtreme MMA Training November 9, 2014 at 1:48 am Reply

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  134. Australian Mma Welterweight Rankings Boxing | Xtreme MMA Training November 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm Reply

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  135. Eduardo June 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm Reply

    Why not?

  136. jason June 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm Reply

    correct

  137. Eduardo June 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Hi
    Ben Askren not won any point in your last fight?

  138. jason April 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Read the front page.

  139. efagundes April 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Why the top 20 have these changes?

  140. jason March 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm Reply

    Because Rory now has more points than Lawler.

  141. Calo March 15, 2014 at 11:40 am Reply

    Why is Rory ranked no. 2 if he was beaten by Lawler who is ranked no. 4?

  142. Calo August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Why is Rory ranked no. 2 if he was beaten by Lawler who is ranked no. 4?

  143. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night (01-04-2014) January 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#13] Tarec Saffiedine (14-3-0) vs. [#85] Hyun Gyu Lim […]

  144. Ray Thompson January 1, 2014 at 12:51 am Reply

    Stephen Wonderboy Thompson, my son and fighter, is not a Tristar fighter. He has trained there on a number of occasions but is not signed with them!! He fights for
    Team Upstate Karate/Pitch Black MMA. Would appreciate it if you would make the correction!Thanks for the rankings by the way!! It’s much appreciated!!

  145. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 168 (12-28-2013) December 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#144] William Macario (6-1-0, +143) vs. [#167] Bobby Voelker (24-10-0, […]

  146. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: Bellator 109 (11-22-2013) November 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#22] Rick Hawn (17-2-0, 170.5lb, -462) vs. [#82] Ron Keslar (11-3-0, 170.7lb, […]

  147. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 167 (11-16-2013) November 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm Reply

    […] Championship (170) [#1/#4DD/#2P4P] Georges St. Pierre (24-2-0, -259) vs. [#2/#10P4P] Johny Hendricks (15-1-0, +207) Georges St. Pierre is the All-Time #1 […]

  148. Fight Matrix | Georges St. Pierre: By The Numbers November 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply

    […] Welterweight […]

  149. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 32 (11-09-2013) November 8, 2013 at 10:11 am Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: Rafael Cavalcante leads 1-0 . Welterweight (170) [#46] Brandon Thatch (10-1-0, -345) vs. [#59] Paulo Thiago (15-5-0, […]

  150. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC for the Troops (11-03-2013) November 3, 2013 at 11:58 am Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#108] Michael Chiesa (9-1-0, -156) vs. [#416WW] Colton Smith (3-2-0, […]

  151. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 166 (10-14-2013) October 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#11MW] Hector Lombard (32-4-1, -186) vs. [#19] Nate Marquardt (32-12-2, +155) Nate Marquardt is the All-Time #19 ranked Absolute […]

  152. Fight Matrix | UFC FN 29: Fight Matrix Program (10-09-2013) October 8, 2013 at 8:40 am Reply

    […] (170) [#5] Demian Maia (18-4-0, -282) vs. [#9] Jake Shields (28-6-1, +227) Jake Shields is the All-Time #4 ranked […]

  153. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 165 (09-21-2013) September 18, 2013 at 11:40 am Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#44] Jesse Ronson (13-2-0, -140) vs. [#152WW] Michel Richard dos Prazeres (16-1-0, […]

  154. Fight Matrix | The Week In Rankings: Heavyweight Shake-Up September 3, 2013 at 12:02 am Reply

    […] Welterweight 250-300 […]

  155. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Night 27 (08-28-2013) August 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#7] Carlos Condit (28-7-0, -240) vs. [#8] Martin Kampmann (20-6-0, +216) Carlos Condit is the All-Time #7 ranked […]

  156. Is Matt Brown being utilized correctly? | MMASucka August 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm Reply

    […] to Fight Matrix Brown is ranked #19 and Pyle is #13. I guess if you are looking at just rankings then this fight […]

  157. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 26 (08-17-2013) August 15, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#13] Mike Pyle (25-8-1, +140) vs. [#19] Matt Brown (17-11-0, […]

  158. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: World Series of Fighting 4 (08-10-2013) August 8, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply

    […] winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#54] Jorge Santiago (25-11-0) vs. [#59] Gerald Harris […]

  159. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 163 (08-03-2013) July 29, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply

    […] (170) [#287] Neil Magny (8-1-0) vs. [#436] Sergio Moraes […]

  160. josh williams July 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm Reply

    I was wondering if you could update my rankings here’s my record http://www.MixedMartialArts.com/f/94A3C0A6EEC6D2B6/Joshua-Williams/

  161. Angelo July 11, 2013 at 3:32 am Reply

    I’m very pleased to discover this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff in your web site.

  162. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: WSOF 3 (06-14-2013) June 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#18] Jon Fitch (24-5-1) vs. [#24] Josh Burkman (26-9-0) Jon Fitch is the All-Time #3 ranked Welterweight and #24 […]

  163. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 160 (05-25-2013) May 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm Reply

    […] winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#12] Mike Pyle (24-8-1, +132) vs. [#28] Rick Story (15-6-0, […]

  164. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 156 (02-02-2013) May 20, 2013 at 2:39 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#20] Jay Hieron (23-6-0) vs. [#22] Tyron Woodley […]

  165. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 8 (05-18-2013) May 15, 2013 at 11:28 am Reply

    […] (170) [#68] Paulo Thiago (14-5-0, -176) vs. [#114] Michel Richard dos Prazeres (16-0-0, […]

  166. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC 159 (04-27-2013) April 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm Reply

    […] winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#31] James Head (9-3-0, -171) vs. [#341] Nick Catone (9-4-0, […]

  167. oleg March 18, 2013 at 8:52 am Reply

    I’d like to see Maia vs Ellenberger for the next title shot after Hendrix. IMO Maia is the biggest threat to GSP at the moment.

  168. mikel March 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Hendricks is the man who can win the belt, st pierre is boring always in the ground, please knock someone or retire forever

  169. Peter March 12, 2013 at 10:39 am Reply

    Nick Diaz’s place is #4 before Maia.

  170. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC 158 (03-16-20103) March 11, 2013 at 10:52 am Reply

    […] Championship (170) [#1/#5DD] Georges St. Pierre (23-2-0) vs. [#7] Nick Diaz (26-8-0) Georges St. Pierre is the All-Time #1 ranked Welterweight and […]

  171. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 8 (03-03-2013) February 28, 2013 at 10:03 am Reply

    […] (170) [#14] Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1) vs. [#26] Dong Hyun Kim […]

  172. Gunnar Nelson í sæti 20 úr 44 á heimslista Fight Matrix! : Bardagafregnir.is February 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm Reply

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  173. MMAgent February 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm Reply

    Drew Dober is a 155er btw!

  174. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel 7 (02-16-2013) February 15, 2013 at 11:49 am Reply

    […] (170) [#62] Che Mills (15-5-0, 170.0lb) vs. [#66] Matt Riddle (7-3-0, […]

  175. GET RID OF FITCH February 8, 2013 at 6:09 am Reply

    Sorry to be the one to inform you but GSP is no longer considered the #2 best overall p4p fighter. His legacy will reflect how boring he became after getting KO’d by a 5’4″ lightweight and how he declined as a fan favorite after hooking up with Greg Jackson. GSP is getting ready to retire because he knows his daysa re numbered and that is why he refused to fight Johny Hendricks and told the UFC to make Hendricks fight Ellenberger even though Ellenberger was just KO’s by Kampmann in his last fight where as Hendricks KO”d kampmann shortly after taht fight. Nop Dana doesn’t want GSP to lose. when’s the last time someone like hendricks beat 3 top 10 fighters in one year, 2 of which were by 12 second KO’s. UFC and GSP are going to do whatever they have to get Rory Mcdonald to take over for GSP as champ. GSP is on bhis way out because he is afraid to fight Hendricks and Silva

  176. GET RID OF FITCH February 8, 2013 at 6:01 am Reply

    sorry $100 k per fight, Fitch is probably the most overpaid fighter in ALL MMA. How can Jon Fitch be making 3 x more per fight than the TRUE #2 WW in world johny Hendricks.

  177. GET RID OF FITCH February 8, 2013 at 5:59 am Reply

    The UFC should probably cut their losses and get rid of fitch. He’s not anywhere near worth the $100 a fight they pay him and Dana has mentioned this in past that Fitch is overpaid and they don’t know where to put him except on the underards

  178. GET RID OF FITCH August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    The UFC should probably cut their losses and get rid of fitch. He’s not anywhere near worth the $100 a fight they pay him and Dana has mentioned this in past that Fitch is overpaid and they don’t know where to put him except on the underards

  179. Darren Owen February 5, 2013 at 5:18 am Reply

    Adam Smith 4-0 [425] is Canadian not American

  180. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 6 (12-15-2012) December 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    […] are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#14] Mike Pierce (15-5-0) vs. [#52] Seth Baczynski […]

  181. jason November 19, 2012 at 11:09 am Reply

    We treat interim champions the same as regular ones. This is not a guarantee of #1 placement.

  182. John N. November 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm Reply

    I asked this in June but didn’t get much response… With the weight that the championship carries in the rankings, how WAS Kampmann above condit? Does that championship value not carry to the interim title? I would think it should.

    I would have found it more interesting if Kampmann had defeated Hendricks and thus justified that ranking, but he did not.

  183. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 154 (11-17-2012) November 14, 2012 at 8:02 am Reply

    […] Championship (170) [*] Georges St. Pierre (22-2-0) vs. [#2] Carlos Condit (28-5-0) Georges St. Pierre is the All-Time #1 ranked Welterweight and #2 ranked Absolute fighter. […]

  184. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 153 (10-13-2012) October 10, 2012 at 11:02 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#12] Jon Fitch (23-4-1) vs. [#28] Erick Silva (14-2-0) Jon Fitch is the All-Time #3 ranked Welterweight and #22 […]

  185. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 5 (10-05-2012) October 4, 2012 at 10:21 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#21] Mike Pierce (14-5-0) vs. [#28] Aaron Simpson […]

  186. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 5 (09-29-2012) September 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm Reply

    […] (169) [#39] John Maguire (18-3-0, 169.0lb) vs. [#44] John Hathaway (16-1-0, […]

  187. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 153 (9-22-2012) September 16, 2012 at 9:21 am Reply

    […] Division [#58WW] Seth Baczynski (17-8-0) vs. [#178WW] Simeon Thoresen […]

  188. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 150 (08-11-2012) August 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm Reply

    […] (185) [#7WW] Jake Shields (27-6-1) vs. [#27] Ed Herman (20-8-0) Jake Shields is the All-Time #21 ranked Middleweight […]

  189. larry srock July 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm Reply

    your #396 on this page roy babcock last fight was at 155 vs tyrel brown for king of the cage. his next fight is against johnny cottrell at 155 as well

  190. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 149 (07-17-2012) July 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

    […] winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#17] Brian Ebersole (50-14-1) vs. [#61] James Head […]

  191. jason July 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm Reply

    If there is a record mixup — which are always fun — it’s best to sort that out with Sherdog. They are our main source.

  192. Will Hammond July 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm Reply

    I was able to find ChrisHOT SEAT Davis but his record has been mixed with another Chris Davis who fights in Bellator.

    I also found Eric Dahlberg.

    Thanks,

  193. Will Hammond July 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Chris Davis is 8-0 with 7 finishes, and won at BXC last month.

    Eric Dahlberg is 8-1, with 7 finishes and a win over Douglas Lima, his last fight was 1 year ago.

    Food for thought

  194. Will Hammond August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    I was able to find ChrisHOT SEAT Davis but his record has been mixed with another Chris Davis who fights in Bellator.

    I also found Eric Dahlberg.

    Thanks,

  195. Is it too late for Nate to be called great? | 5th Round July 16, 2012 at 4:41 am Reply

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  196. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Strikeforce (07-14-2012) July 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply

    […] Division [#32WW] Jason High (15-3-0) vs. [*] Nate Moore […]

  197. ron b. June 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm Reply

    would love to see josh neer fight dan hardy.. hey ufc lets make it happpen. also james sandman irvin vs. forest griffin. come on matchmaker lets get it on….

  198. ron b. June 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm Reply

    maybe kampmann was 2 b-4 carlos got to 3 so he cant jump the position.. don,t kno. but i think condit should be 2 also. man that guy has skills

  199. ron b. June 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm Reply

    carlos condit. we over here in canton mi. wish u would take gsp out similiar to the way u handled hardy. man that was awesome to watch. thanks for the way u take care of bus. we love watching your fights……

  200. ron b. August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    maybe kampmann was 2 b-4 carlos got to 3 so he cant jump the position.. don,t kno. but i think condit should be 2 also. man that guy has skills

  201. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 147 (06-23-2012) June 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply

    […] (185) [#161LHW] Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (8-1-1) vs. [#406WW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira […]

  202. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 4 (06-22-2012) June 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm Reply

    […] Even: 1-1-0 Wins Against Common Opposition: Spencer Fisher leads 2-1 . Welterweight (170) [#17] Brian Ebersole (49-14-1) vs. [#42] TJ Waldburger […]

  203. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 3 – (06-08-2012) June 6, 2012 at 8:01 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#24] Mike Pyle (22-8-1) vs. [#29] Josh Neer […]

  204. John N. June 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Wow. Crazy that kampann is 2. This is one of those instances in which logical rankings just dont match up with what the computer kicks out; the most intriguing part of these rankings, I think.
    My question is with the weight that the championship carries in the rankings, how is he above condit? Does that championship value not carry to the interim title?

  205. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale (06-01-2012) May 31, 2012 at 1:03 am Reply

    […] (170) [#3] Jake Ellenberger (27-5-0) vs. [#8] Martin Kampmann (19-5-0) Jake Ellenberger is the All-Time #22 ranked Welterweight […]

  206. wreck1mgr May 18, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply

    Evan Cutts is now 4-0. Two wins on National Television, just beat a tough veteran with almost 40 fights.

  207. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator (05-11-2012) May 11, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply

    […] common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#31] Marius Zaromskis (16-6-0, 169.8lb) vs. [#165] Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-9-1, […]

  208. Why the T-Wood hate? – Page 5 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm Reply

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  209. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FOX 3 (2012-05-02) May 3, 2012 at 11:42 am Reply

    […] (170) [#6] Josh Koscheck (17-5-0) vs. [#7] Johny Hendricks (12-1-0) Josh Koscheck is the All-Time #4 ranked Welterweight […]

  210. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 145 (04-21-2012) April 19, 2012 at 8:02 am Reply

    […] (170) [#84] Matt Brown (13-11-0) vs. [#240] Stephen Thompson […]

  211. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 2 (04-14-2012) April 11, 2012 at 11:10 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#49] John Maguire (17-3-0) vs. [#71] DaMarques Johnson […]

  212. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 61 (03-16-2012) March 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#201] Eric Scallan (10-3-0, 170.4lb) vs. [#567] Derrick Krantz (10-4-0, […]

  213. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 60 (03-10-2012) March 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm Reply

    […] (165) [#180LW] Josh Shockley (8-1-0) vs. [#242] Shamar Bailey […]

  214. Historical rankings – MMA News Forums March 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm Reply

    […] Diaz Hey smart guy. The rankings were last done Jan 1st. Nick and Condit fought in February. http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/welterweight/ Must be hard having your brain. __________________ I would fight anyone of the UFC light […]

  215. Fight Matrix | UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann (2012-03-03) February 28, 2012 at 9:22 am Reply

    […] (170) [#11] Martin Kampmann (18-5-0) vs. [#20] Thiago Alves (19-8-0) Thiago Alves is the All-Time #6 ranked Welterweight […]

  216. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: DEEP 57 Impact (02-18-2012) February 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#276] Yoshitomo Watanabe (11-13-3) vs. [#1343] Naoki Samukawa […]

  217. jason February 17, 2012 at 11:12 am Reply

    Shields was a strong #2 when Ellenberger trounced him. Sanchez win doesn’t hurt his position either.

  218. John N. February 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm Reply

    i didnt notice this before, but i dont see what has ellenberger ranked so highly. i guess because shields was ranked so highly.
    imo, ellenbergers resume isnt as impressive (even with sanchez win) as the other top tenners.
    i think hendricks should be 3 right now.
    i was also hoping for a sanhez win. guess i wont get what i want.

  219. Vetr February 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Hoovering my mouse over BJ Penn hurts my heart lol. Look at it… just look at it… 🙁

    Also Akiyama will make a gigantic leap once he decisions Jake Shields!

  220. Vetr August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Hoovering my mouse over BJ Penn hurts my heart lol. Look at it… just look at it… 🙁

    Also Akiyama will make a gigantic leap once he decisions Jake Shields!

  221. UFC on Fuel: Is Diego Sanchez a Prelude To a Title Shot for Jake Ellenberger? | mmafightbetting.com February 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm Reply

    […] to fightmatrix.com, Ellenberger ranks third on their list of top 10 fighters in the welterweight division. He’s […]

  222. UFC on Fuel: Is Diego Sanchez a Prelude To a Title Shot for Jake Ellenberger? : :: Sparxxrx LLC :: February 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm Reply

    […] to fightmatrix.com, Ellenberger ranks third on their list of top 10 fighters in the welterweight division. He’s […]

  223. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV (02-15-2012) February 13, 2012 at 11:36 am Reply

    […] (170) [#3] Jake Ellenberger (25-5-0) vs. [#10] Diego Sanchez (23-4-0) Diego Sanchez is the All-Time #7 ranked Welterweight […]

  224. Marvin February 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Oh and im Mike Pierce’s manager and i dont give a FAWK where he is ranked. LOL what is with all the “managers” these days. Shouldn’t yall be on Dana White’s balls trying to get your guys in the UFC.

  225. Marvin February 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm Reply

    Koscheck wins and goes down a spot, Pierce losses and goes up two spots. Rightfully so Pierce got screwed in that decision any way.

  226. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 143 (02-04-2012) February 1, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply

    […] Championship (170) [#2] Nick Diaz (26-7-0) vs. [#8] Carlos Condit (27-5-0) Nick Diaz is the All-Time #10 ranked Welterweight fighter. […]

  227. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: MFC 32 (01-27-2012) January 25, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply

    […] (170) [#226] Kyle Jackson (7-1-0) vs. [#315] Jamie Toney […]

  228. Joe January 25, 2012 at 12:42 am Reply

    I think Voelker should be ranked higher his 2ko’s of Bowling and ko of Apple make him 5 and 1 in Strikeforce and the only loss was controversial. He is better then Jason High and several others ranked in the low 30’s!

  229. Fight Matrix | New Feature: ‘Outside of UFC’ filter January 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply
  230. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX (01-20-2011) January 20, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply

    […] (170) [#35] Josh Neer (32-10-1, 171.0lb) vs. [#53] Duane Ludwig (21-11-0, […]

  231. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: StrikeForce (1-7-2012) January 3, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#38] Tyler Stinson (23-7-0) vs. [#41] Tarec Saffiedine […]

  232. jason December 9, 2011 at 9:40 am Reply

    He has two wins over debuting fighters and Penn was only 1-0… Evan is ranked around #800.

  233. rafael casias December 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm Reply

    I manage Evan Cutts. He is 3-0 at welterweight. His last fight he beat Reagan Penn. Just wondering why he is not in the top 500.

  234. jason December 5, 2011 at 10:16 am Reply

    Chuck – talk to Sherdog.

  235. chuck wichert December 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm Reply

    i am brian cobb manager. brian is not fighting at desert fc on 12/16/2011.

  236. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Tachi Fights 11 (12-02-2011) December 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#342] Phil Collins (10-7-0, 171.0lb) vs. [#820] Andrew Martinez (7-5-1, […]

  237. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 59 (11-24-2011) November 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm Reply

    […] Opposition: No common opposition. . Welterweight (175) [#138MW] Karl Amoussou (12-5-1) vs. [#407] Jesus Martinez […]

  238. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 57 (11-12-2011) November 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm Reply

    […] (170) [#22] Douglas Lima (20-4-0) vs. [#33] Ben Saunders […]

  239. David Marshall November 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm Reply

    Love the site. Just a heads up, WW Derek Medler improved to 7-0 with a first round submission over Brian Grimshaw last weekend at Armageddon 7 in Victoria, B.C.

  240. David Marshall August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Love the site. Just a heads up, WW Derek Medler improved to 7-0 with a first round submission over Brian Grimshaw last weekend at Armageddon 7 in Victoria, B.C.

  241. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 138 (11-05-2011) November 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition. . Welterweight (170) [#75] Justin Edwards (7-1-0) vs. [#92] John Maguire […]

  242. Fight Matrix’s Outlook on the Welterweight Division Post-UFC 137 – Page 4 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm Reply

    […] performances and is probably more reliable than majority of our subjective perspectives. Enjoy! Fight Matrix -Welterweight Is that out of all the ww in the world? You know what I mean. top 12 in world but ranked the […]

  243. Fight Matrix’s Outlook on the Welterweight Division Post-UFC 137 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm Reply

    […] Fight Matrix's Outlook on the Welterweight Division Post-UFC 137 Caveat: Before you complain about something, bear in mind that these rankings are generated by an algorithm that processes fight-metric data. Meaning, it also takes into account quality of wins (takes into account significant strikes/strikes/TDs/guard passes within fights – and not just W/L). I am not necessarily saying these rankings are "perfect", but it's still an objective look into fighters' performances and is probably more reliable than majority of our subjective perspectives. Enjoy! Fight Matrix -Welterweight […]

  244. Fight Matrix’s Outlook on the Welterweight Division Post-UFC 137 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm Reply

    […] Fight Matrix's Outlook on the Welterweight Division Post-UFC 137 Caveat: Before you complain about something, bear in mind that these rankings are generated by an algorithm that processes fight-metric data. Meaning, it also takes into account quality of wins (such as significant strikes/strikes/TDs/guard passes). I am not necessarily saying these rankings are "perfect", but it's still an objective look into fighters' performances and is probably more reliable than majority of our subjective perspectives. Enjoy! Fight Matrix -Welterweight […]

  245. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 137 (10-29-2011) October 27, 2011 at 11:28 am Reply

    […] (170) [#4] Nick Diaz (25-7-0) vs. [#6] B.J. Penn (16-7-2) Nick Diaz is the All-Time #9 ranked Welterweight fighter. B.J. […]

  246. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 56 (10-29-2011) October 26, 2011 at 10:42 am Reply

    […] (170) [#12] Jay Hieron (22-4-0) vs. [#27] Ben Askren (8-0-0) Jay Hieron is the All-Time #24 ranked Welterweight […]

  247. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ring-Side MMA 12 (10-21-2011) October 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition. . Welterweight (173) [#189] Matt MacGrath (10-6-0, 173.8lb) vs. [#396] Alex Garcia (6-1-0, […]

  248. jason October 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Codale, you are #648

  249. Codale Ford October 1, 2011 at 12:44 am Reply

    Codale Ford ranking

  250. Fightmatrix Ranks Jake Ellenberger As #2 Welterweight In The World. – Page 5 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums September 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm Reply

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  251. Fightmatrix Ranks Jake Ellenberger As #2 Welterweight In The World. – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums September 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply

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  252. jason September 8, 2011 at 10:17 am Reply

    Will fix this on next update.

  253. Camp September 8, 2011 at 9:33 am Reply

    Kinser is also at 155 now-just fyi. Thanks.

  254. Camp September 8, 2011 at 9:32 am Reply
  255. Camp August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Kinser is also at 155 now-just fyi. Thanks.

  256. After Looking at His Opponents… Do you still think Fitch Deserves a TS? – Page 7 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums August 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm Reply

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  257. jason August 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I’ll get it straightened out. I got the hookup. Fixed on Sherdog and will be on our rankings by next update.

    Were all of his pro fights at Welterweight?

  258. David Michaud August 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm Reply

    David michauds record at 170 is incorrect. I have tried to get this straightened out but have been unsucessful. David is 4-0 pro. His loss to jeremy hart and his win over Derek Lang were both amatuer fights. His pro debut was against curtis johnson at fury fights in brookings, sd in 2008 and his 2nd win was for fury fights in watertown, sd against cody skidmore

  259. Welterviktsdivisionen är tuffast | MMAbloggen | Nyheter24 August 10, 2011 at 6:25 am Reply

    […] För egen del tycker att det är alldeles för svårt att avgöra vilken division som är det tuffaste då de alla har sina särskilda egenskaper och mycket kan skifta flera gånger om året. Rankinglistor i MMA är en svår nöt att knäcka, för varför skulle annars Sadollah som är rankad på 47 plats vilja möta Ludwig hittar man på plats 144 (hos Fightmatrix)? […]

  260. Rory Mac is not John Hathaway – Page 5 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums August 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm Reply

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  261. Rory Mac is not John Hathaway – Page 4 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums August 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm Reply

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  262. Stacked and Weak UFC divisions – Page 10 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums July 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm Reply

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  263. Cain June 15, 2011 at 5:25 am Reply
  264. How Many Top 10 Wins Does Jon Fitch Have *P4P position discussion* – Page 4 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums June 3, 2011 at 11:55 am Reply

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  265. How Many Top 10 Wins Does Jon Fitch Have *P4P position discussion* – Page 2 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums June 3, 2011 at 11:27 am Reply

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  266. How Many Top 10 Wins Does Jon Fitch Have *P4P position discussion* – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums June 3, 2011 at 11:11 am Reply

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  267. jason May 31, 2011 at 9:35 am Reply

    Ivica fought his last fight at 170…

  268. Chromium May 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I’m guessing what the person below is saying is that Ivica Truscek should be at LW and that English is not their first language but that’s just a guess.

  269. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    I’m guessing what the person below is saying is that Ivica Truscek should be at LW and that English is not their first language but that’s just a guess.

  270. Cain May 14, 2011 at 4:26 am Reply

    Ivica Truscek
    change please
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ivica-Truscek-22880
    tnx

  271. Cain August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Ivica Truscek
    change please
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Ivica-Truscek-22880
    tnx

  272. jason March 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm Reply

    In order.

    – Probably, but as you know, it all depends on the specifics.

    – #4.

    – Yes.

  273. Jordan P. March 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm Reply

    hey jcs! recently marquardt has talked about moving to WW. I had a few questions:

    If he were to beat bisping before okami got another fight he would jump okami right?

    assuming he moved to ww right now, points wise or ranking wise where would he stand?

    could a victory over say josh koscheck catapult him into the top 3 ww based on your ranking methods?

  274. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    In order.

    – Probably, but as you know, it all depends on the specifics.

    – #4.

    – Yes.

  275. Jordan P. August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    hey jcs! recently marquardt has talked about moving to WW. I had a few questions:

    If he were to beat bisping before okami got another fight he would jump okami right?

    assuming he moved to ww right now, points wise or ranking wise where would he stand?

    could a victory over say josh koscheck catapult him into the top 3 ww based on your ranking methods?

  276. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week In Rankings – Page 08 March 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply

    […] the main event of ‘UFC Live 3′, a bloodied and swollen Diego Sanchez had his hand raised in a questionable unanimous decision win over Martin Kampmann.  All three […]

  277. jason March 4, 2011 at 10:15 am Reply

    We usually update once a week, mostly on Sundays.

  278. MattyJ March 4, 2011 at 9:43 am Reply

    After a fight, when should we be expecting the updates to show here?

  279. jason March 4, 2011 at 9:14 am Reply

    The type of outcome is factored in and even the judges’ scorecards, but there’s no “controversial flag”.

  280. Tony J March 3, 2011 at 11:49 pm Reply

    When a fighter losses a conversational decision or even stoppage, is that factored in or is a loss a loss, no matter what?

  281. Tony J August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    When a fighter losses a conversational decision or even stoppage, is that factored in or is a loss a loss, no matter what?

  282. think Dana is mad about Diaz vs Daley? – Page 11 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums March 2, 2011 at 9:42 am Reply

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  283. ANDERSON or GSP whos cleaned out his div more? – Page 18 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums February 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm Reply

    […] As it stands, today, out the top 10 fighters in their divisions, both have defeated four: GSP (Alves, Fitch, Penn and Koscheck); Silva (Belfort, Maia, Marquardt and Sonnen). The disparity here […]

  284. jason February 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Eddie Rose at #347 is a bug. Bad fight data.

  285. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Eddie Rose at #347 is a bug. Bad fight data.

  286. iverbure February 9, 2011 at 2:19 am Reply

    lyman good likely loses to lozano

  287. Flexrodriguez February 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Frist the fans would like to see Nick diaz vs Lyman good two fighter with good hands 5 round war before any shot a gsp I would pay to see that fight live.

  288. Flexrodriguez August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Frist the fans would like to see Nick diaz vs Lyman good two fighter with good hands 5 round war before any shot a gsp I would pay to see that fight live.

  289. iverbure February 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm Reply

    no he doesn’t have any kind of shot at ever EVER beating GSP.

  290. Chris Porter January 31, 2011 at 11:36 am Reply

    I disagree about Nick Diaz. He’s one of the few WW’s in the world that has a shot at beating GSP.

  291. "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" Discussion Thread – Page 183 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums January 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm Reply

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  292. "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg" Discussion Thread – Page 181 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums January 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm Reply

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  293. BrandonG January 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Because he, along with the entire strike force welterweight division, sucks… Nick Diaz would be just another face in the ufc welterweight division … Nick Diaz got destroyed by riggs, sherk, and sanchez and thats why he left and went to a second rate promotion like strikeforce… Why would Noons be anywhere in this list?

  294. BrandonG August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Because he, along with the entire strike force welterweight division, sucks… Nick Diaz would be just another face in the ufc welterweight division … Nick Diaz got destroyed by riggs, sherk, and sanchez and thats why he left and went to a second rate promotion like strikeforce… Why would Noons be anywhere in this list?

  295. iverbure January 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm Reply

    douglas lima is brazilan

  296. overhand right January 16, 2011 at 5:51 am Reply

    wowwww. obviously not as good as i thought then.

  297. oleg January 15, 2011 at 1:55 am Reply
  298. overhand right January 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm Reply

    why isn’t kj noons listed?

  299. jason January 14, 2011 at 9:13 am Reply

    I’ve got Cardinal’s last fight at 165 — so this is correct. I actually have some of his older fights at Featherweight. Gavin Neil will be fixed on next update.

  300. Darren Owen January 14, 2011 at 2:48 am Reply

    Both Brad Cardinal and Gavin Neil are lightweights not welterweights. All of their fights have been at 155.

  301. Fitch is overrated. – Page 3 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums January 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm Reply

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  302. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings – Page 04 January 4, 2011 at 11:22 am Reply

    […] Kazushi Sakuraba (formerly #112 MW), legendary for fighting much bigger men for most of his career, made his move to the welterweight division.   Sadly at this point in his career Sakuraba has become a journeyman no matter what the weight class, and it took just over two mintues for Marius Zaromskis to TKO Sakuraba via a doctor stoppage, when Kazushi’s ear nearly detached from his head.  Sakuraba makes his welterweight debut at #104, while Zaromskis moves up 6 spots to #27. […]

  303. Prediction on cyborg diaz betting line/Discussion – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums December 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm Reply

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  304. jason December 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm Reply

    Alves moved ahead of Lytle. Koscheck didn’t move.

  305. John December 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm Reply

    I’m not seeing a lot of movement here after recent fights. Alves up? kos down? scott smith is still pretty high. It looks like doomsday dropped a little. I’m pretty sure I missed an update here, but did these guys move?

  306. John August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I’m not seeing a lot of movement here after recent fights. Alves up? kos down? scott smith is still pretty high. It looks like doomsday dropped a little. I’m pretty sure I missed an update here, but did these guys move?

  307. jason December 13, 2010 at 10:29 am Reply

    Fixed

  308. Darren Owen December 13, 2010 at 6:07 am Reply

    John Alessio is Canadian not American.

  309. Ben Askren should be ranked the 10th WW instead of Daley – Page 2 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm Reply

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  310. Ben Askren should be ranked the 10th WW instead of Daley – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 24, 2010 at 11:35 pm Reply

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  311. John November 23, 2010 at 3:24 am Reply

    With the entrance of Shields, Penn’s return, and Sanchez’s resurgence, WW is about to have some hectic match ups and I can’t wait. As long as Penn and Sanchez don’t fight again.

  312. BJ penn gets first win at WW in 6 years.. – Page 9 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm Reply

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  313. BJ now ranked #4 Welterweight – Page 10 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm Reply

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  314. BJ now ranked #4 Welterweight – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 22, 2010 at 5:19 am Reply

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  315. Världsrankingen efter UFC 123 | MMAnytt.se November 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm Reply

    […] är att mellan 1-50 i weltervikten har bara Dennis Hallman och Brian Foster nyligen gått upp i rankingen. En del i toppen har stått […]

  316. Top welterweights reorganised for fight finishing – Page 3 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums October 22, 2010 at 8:42 am Reply

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  318. jason October 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm Reply

    He’s a few spots outside the Top 250

  319. Chromium October 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Totally random, but I’m having trouble finding James Wilks. Is he not ranked?

  320. Neo September 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm Reply

    TLC: Looking at the fight history, I would guess that yes, Andrews is rated that highly because of Dong Sik Yoon. It was the middle loss for Yoon after beating Manhoef, who I could be wrong, but was probably top 20 at the time…

  321. Neo August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    TLC: Looking at the fight history, I would guess that yes, Andrews is rated that highly because of Dong Sik Yoon. It was the middle loss for Yoon after beating Manhoef, who I could be wrong, but was probably top 20 at the time…

  322. TLC September 1, 2010 at 5:31 am Reply

    One more thing, I usually take the system for what it’s worth, understanding the margin of error on some of these rankings, but for the life of me, I cannot understand the ranking of Andrews Nakahara.

    2-2 in his career with wins over 2 < .500 fighters.

    Not only that, his losses haven't exactly been against world beaters. He has losses over Sakuraba and Chonan. Where did he get all those points from? Don Sik Yoon? How is he ahead of the likes of John Howard, Michael Guymon and many others?

  323. TLC August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    One more thing, I usually take the system for what it’s worth, understanding the margin of error on some of these rankings, but for the life of me, I cannot understand the ranking of Andrews Nakahara.

    2-2 in his career with wins over 2 < .500 fighters.

    Not only that, his losses haven&#039t exactly been against world beaters. He has losses over Sakuraba and Chonan. Where did he get all those points from? Don Sik Yoon? How is he ahead of the likes of John Howard, Michael Guymon and many others?

  324. Neo August 30, 2010 at 11:24 am Reply

    stripthesoul: Actually that one is pretty easy.

    Askren beat Hornbuckle recently, Hornbuckle is a really solid fighter with a high rating.

    Who has Lyman Good beat? Plus, it’s been over a year since he has fought, which hurts his rating.

  325. Neo August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    stripthesoul: Actually that one is pretty easy.

    Askren beat Hornbuckle recently, Hornbuckle is a really solid fighter with a high rating.

    Who has Lyman Good beat? Plus, it’s been over a year since he has fought, which hurts his rating.

  326. jason August 29, 2010 at 11:29 am Reply

    So with the missing win, and recent loss… Stinson essentially stayed the same.

  327. jason August 28, 2010 at 9:06 am Reply

    If the opponents are of poor quality, its not a quality performance no matter the outcome.

  328. TLC August 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm Reply

    What I mean by that is, Magomed Shikshibekov holds a measly 58% Quality performance despite none of his opponents escaping the 1st round? Doesn’t seem right.

  329. John August 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm Reply

    What exactly is a “Quality Performance”

  330. TLC August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    What I mean by that is, Magomed Shikshibekov holds a measly 58% Quality performance despite none of his opponents escaping the 1st round? Doesn’t seem right.

  331. jason August 27, 2010 at 7:25 am Reply

    Ok so Stinson lost this week, not sure so we’ll see where he ends up..

  332. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Ok so Stinson lost this week, not sure so we’ll see where he ends up..

  333. Lyle August 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm Reply

    jcs,

    Thanks for the timely response.

  334. jason August 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm Reply

    For some reason, we didn’t have the Stinson/Pecanha fight in our database. We’ll add it and the result will reflect in next week’s rankings.

    Stinson will jump about 35-40 spots.

  335. Lyle August 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm Reply

    How is Tyler Stinson at 104 and Leo Pecanha at 103 when Stinson choked out Pechana at Bellator in June??

    Pecanha’s last fight was against Stinson in June, not Haidar in May.

  336. jason August 21, 2010 at 8:14 am Reply

    Because Bellator isn’t the best at making their champs fight top opponents on a consistent basis?

  337. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Because Bellator isn’t the best at making their champs fight top opponents on a consistent basis?

  338. stripthesoul August 20, 2010 at 11:45 am Reply

    How is Ben Askren at 6-0 at #18, while Lyman Good – the champ in the same organization and with 10-0 record not even in top 50?

  339. stripthesoul August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    How is Ben Askren at 6-0 at #18, while Lyman Good – the champ in the same organization and with 10-0 record not even in top 50?

  340. jason August 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Thanks – We grabbed the missing bout, but it won’t affect his rating as it was from 2007.

  341. MTR August 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Just noticed that you have John Hathaway listed as 13-0 and Sherdog has him at 14-0.

  342. Jonesey July 23, 2010 at 6:50 pm Reply

    Jake Shields need’s to be in here at the top somewhere.

  343. Matt July 18, 2010 at 6:05 am Reply

    GSP vs Anderson Silva must be done. It’s as good as Pacquiao vs Mayweather’s mega fight.

    Infact woudn’t it be cool if the UFC and boxing did a 1 time PPV. It would be called the mega PPV? or something like that Idk. Matches would be Pacquiao-Mayweather and GSP-Silva. Well that’s just a fan shouting out….Never gonna happen.

  344. Matt August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    GSP vs Anderson Silva must be done. It’s as good as Pacquiao vs Mayweather’s mega fight.

    Infact woudn’t it be cool if the UFC and boxing did a 1 time PPV. It would be called the mega PPV? or something like that Idk. Matches would be Pacquiao-Mayweather and GSP-Silva. Well that’s just a fan shouting out….Never gonna happen.

  345. Luc July 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm Reply

    What about Karo Parisyan his winning in Australia.
    I think he should be top 25 fighter.
    UFC should get him back for some great fights like, Nate Diaz,Matt Hughs,Paulo Thiago.
    If not, fights with Paul Daley, Nik Diaz,
    Ben Asksen

  346. mma expert June 9, 2010 at 11:13 am Reply

    Seichi Ikemoto win his Last Fight in Deep – Cage Impact 2010 in Osaka .

    He Now is 19 – 17 – 5

  347. jason June 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Alves hasn’t done enough to hold his ranking since their fight while Kos has been steady. Kos has passed Paulo Thiago as well..

  348. Gregg June 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Someone help me out here….not that I am a Thiago Alves fan especially, but how is he not ranked number 2 if his only loss is to GSP lately, and he also beat Kos? You guys do a great job….better than I could do, I am sure, and I exclusively go to you guys as a reference, but on occasion, I see a ranking that doesn’t seem to intuitively make sense. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks.

  349. jason May 29, 2010 at 7:59 pm Reply

    Who’s getting the next title shot? We must be in agreement with the UFC 🙂

  350. gmoney May 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm Reply

    How did Koscheck get ranked #2? Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t he 0-3 against your top 10?

  351. iverbure May 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Can we delete the stupid commments, like everyone who posts about ray mercer and the one below mine.

  352. b dub May 24, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply

    y havent finch and kos faught yet that would be much more entertanining then watching GSP lay on top of the over ranked dan hardy, who beat a no body to win a title shot that he didnt deserve

  353. butch May 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm Reply

    These rankings are very good for the most part, some of the fighters ranking are a little off here in there but for a computerized system, pretty damn solid rankings i would say.

  354. iverbure March 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm Reply

    how the hell did you miss the faq section of the site

  355. mmamofo21 March 13, 2010 at 9:30 am Reply

    how the hell is josh koshcheck ahead of thiago alves

  356. jason February 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm Reply

    That’s not how the system currently works. When Hendricks beat Sadollah, Sadollah was a 1-0 fighter.

  357. ecman83 February 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Do you guys realize that Johny Hendricks is not in the top 50? I see Sadollah at 29 so i would expect Hendricks to around 20?

  358. ecman83 August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Do you guys realize that Johny Hendricks is not in the top 50? I see Sadollah at 29 so i would expect Hendricks to around 20?

  359. jason February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm Reply

    I think the weight cut would hurt him.. and not sure he’s fast or scrappy enough for a lot of the top 155ers.

  360. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    I think the weight cut would hurt him.. and not sure he’s fast or scrappy enough for a lot of the top 155ers.

  361. Jordan P. February 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm Reply

    jcs i know you aren’t much of an opinion guy. this website is about technical analysis and i appreciate that. but how do you think serra would do at lightweight?

  362. Jordan P. August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    jcs i know you aren’t much of an opinion guy. this website is about technical analysis and i appreciate that. but how do you think serra would do at lightweight?

  363. Jordan P. February 3, 2010 at 12:12 am Reply

    see i was thinking a fight at middleweight. he needs to take a fight against a wrestler nobody thinks he can beat. thats the only way he is gonna get respect and maybe, though unlikely, a shot at gsp.

    if he beat dan henderson people would be shouting for that fight from the roof tops. not that i think he could but i don’t think he would get knocked out either. tough fight for him. hard to get respect now a days outside the ufc.

  364. Jordan P. August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    see i was thinking a fight at middleweight. he needs to take a fight against a wrestler nobody thinks he can beat. thats the only way he is gonna get respect and maybe, though unlikely, a shot at gsp.

    if he beat dan henderson people would be shouting for that fight from the roof tops. not that i think he could but i don’t think he would get knocked out either. tough fight for him. hard to get respect now a days outside the ufc.

  365. oleg January 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Hieron is about the only high-ranked WW available for Diaz to fight outside of UFC. I suppose they could get Gono or Hornbuckle…

  366. oleg August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Hieron is about the only high-ranked WW available for Diaz to fight outside of UFC. I suppose they could get Gono or Hornbuckle…

  367. Jordan P. January 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm Reply

    thank you guys for having the best ranking system in the business. in your expert opinion who would diaz benefit most from facing next?

  368. jason January 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Diaz is now #5.

    We adjust points by division now, so even though Diaz had less points at Middle.. he had more points at Welter.

  369. Jordan P. January 31, 2010 at 7:18 am Reply

    I’m calling for Nick Diaz to be in the top 5 after that fight. I trust your rankings either way I just think this guy is an animal and he beat someone who had more points than him on your website and he beat them decisively. no one can say he just beats old men now.

    i also think a lawler-smith fight is on the horizon cuz they get owned and land lucky shots so they are made for each other. in that context cung le vs melvin manhoef would be a must see. what do you think jcs?

  370. Jordan P. August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    I’m calling for Nick Diaz to be in the top 5 after that fight. I trust your rankings either way I just think this guy is an animal and he beat someone who had more points than him on your website and he beat them decisively. no one can say he just beats old men now.

    i also think a lawler-smith fight is on the horizon cuz they get owned and land lucky shots so they are made for each other. in that context cung le vs melvin manhoef would be a must see. what do you think jcs?

  371. jason January 6, 2010 at 9:03 am Reply

    Not all that much.. If it was more definitive than a split, and High didn’t get KOd his next time out, I’d agree with you.

  372. Brandon January 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm Reply

    Why is Andre Galvao ranked higher than Jason High when Jason beat him?? Kind of weird dont ya think..

  373. pikeamus January 5, 2010 at 10:51 am Reply

    2 Brits making it to the top ten of a division at the same time? Mma is definitely growing over here, wouldn’t have thought this possible at the beginning of 2009.

  374. UFC WW division to take a hit in rankings with rebirth of Strikeforce WW division? – Page 15 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm Reply

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  380. jason October 6, 2009 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Moved to Middleweight

  381. chris October 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm Reply

    where is jake shields? he won like 12 straight fights and he has beaten more official top-30 welterweights than any other welterweight (including GSP) he has beaten like 15 guys in an official top-30 polls, and like 4 top ten guys…..sports illustrated has jake shields and anderson silva as the only guys ranked in two different weight classes

  382. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Moved to Middleweight

  383. jason September 28, 2009 at 7:22 am Reply

    Bradley fought at Middleweight

  384. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Bradley fought at Middleweight

  385. xepa September 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm Reply

    these rankings are funny… paul bradley wins in strikeforce an drops off the rankings… im done checking this site…

  386. xepa September 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm Reply

    you should have to have a fight at that weight class to have a ranking… he doesnt belong there…

  387. xepa August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    these rankings are funny… paul bradley wins in strikeforce an drops off the rankings… im done checking this site…

  388. xepa August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    you should have to have a fight at that weight class to have a ranking… he doesnt belong there…

  389. jason August 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Why is it comical? He moved weight divisions.

  390. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Why is it comical? He moved weight divisions.

  391. oleg August 18, 2009 at 10:49 am Reply

    “NR” means he was not ranked in this weight class.

  392. Xepa August 18, 2009 at 8:28 am Reply

    how does Jesse Taylor lose an go from not ranked to #34…? i know he wasnt at welterweight previously but come on… thats comical

  393. Jess August 11, 2009 at 4:13 pm Reply

    I think it’s cute that you have Marius at #6. This site really uses a terrible method.

  394. Jess August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    I think it’s cute that you have Marius at #6. This site really uses a terrible method.

  395. Bob Hope August 11, 2009 at 11:51 am Reply

    the fight between karo parisyan and kim dong hyun was a no contest because of karo’s drug test results… why is there still a loss for kim dong hyun. ufc’s record shows 12-0-1

  396. Bob Hope August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    the fight between karo parisyan and kim dong hyun was a no contest because of karo’s drug test results… why is there still a loss for kim dong hyun. ufc’s record shows 12-0-1

  397. IcyB July 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm Reply

    WOW! GSP is the devil! 666

  398. IcyB August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    WOW! GSP is the devil! 666

  399. 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

  400. James Sanders August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm 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

  401. 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

  402. jordan August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

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

  403. 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

  404. James Sanders August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm 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

  405. 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

  406. 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

  407. 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)

  408. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 7:44 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)

  409. 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

  410. James Sanders August 19, 2018 at 7:44 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

  411. jason 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.

  412. jason August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

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

  413. 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

  414. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 7:51 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

  415. 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.

  416. Jordan Penwell April 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Sera? really? whatever we’ll see i guess. props to gsp who is a monster. hope he fights Anderson silva at some point. though he will lose.

  417. Richard Wade April 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm Reply

    The points are not division-specific. Aoki is ranked at welterweight because that is where he most recently fought.

    Serra’s ranking is primarily due to a big win over GSP and his only loss since that fight being to GSP.

  418. Richard Wade August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    The points are not division-specific. Aoki is ranked at welterweight because that is where he most recently fought.

    Serra’s ranking is primarily due to a big win over GSP and his only loss since that fight being to GSP.

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  420. mj April 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm Reply

    Shinya Aoki for what?
    wich ww did he fight to be ranked above someone like koscheck.
    serra nr. 6?? very funny.
    its just because he had one big win years ago doesn´t mean he is still, an prob. he never really was, a top ww. he also fights once a year and he lost his last fight…

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  422. jason March 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm Reply

    These rankings are based on actual accomplishments.

    Its been nearly 3 years since Hughes has had a quality win.

  423. johnny March 30, 2009 at 10:00 am Reply

    LOL @ Dan Hardy, Condit, Hieron and Nick Thompson ahead of Matt Hughes???!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF

    Theres tons of things out of whack in this ranking…

  424. johnny August 19, 2018 at 7:51 pm Reply

    LOL @ Dan Hardy, Condit, Hieron and Nick Thompson ahead of Matt Hughes???!!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF

    Theres tons of things out of whack in this ranking…

  425. Richy Lujan March 27, 2009 at 12:31 am Reply

    Kyle Pimental 6-0 Palace Fighting Championships

    George Sotiropoulos 2-0 in UFC (9-2 overall) – should be ahead of Matt Riddle.

    John Hathaway 11-0 Record (UFC 1-0) Hasn’t fought any big names yet but nobody can claim a double digit undefeated record at WW besides Hathaway, Bradley and Paulo Thiago.

  426. Richy Lujan August 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Kyle Pimental 6-0 Palace Fighting Championships

    George Sotiropoulos 2-0 in UFC (9-2 overall) – should be ahead of Matt Riddle.

    John Hathaway 11-0 Record (UFC 1-0) Hasn’t fought any big names yet but nobody can claim a double digit undefeated record at WW besides Hathaway, Bradley and Paulo Thiago.

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