Non-UFC Welterweight Rankings – RankingMMA

Non-UFC Welterweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Rory MacDonald
20-4 (Bellator)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
02Douglas Lima
29-7 (Bellator)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (KO)
03Paul Daley
40-15-2 (Bellator)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
W-Brennan Ward (KO)
04Lorenz Larkin
20-6 (Bellator)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
05Andrey Koreshkov
20-2 (Bellator)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
06Jon Fitch
30-7-1 (PFL)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
W-Joao Zeferino (DEC)
07Albert Tumenov
19-4 (Free Agent)
W-Nah-shon Burrell (DEC)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
08Rousimar Palhares
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
D-Shamil Amirov (DEC)
W-Alexei Ivanov (SUB)
L-Michal Materla (KO)
09Jake Shields
32-9-1 (PFL)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
L-Rousimar Palhares (SUB)
10Mukhamed Berkhamov
12-0 (Free Agent)
W-Brett Cooper (DEC)
W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (SUB)
W-Jesse Taylor (SUB)
11Michael Page
12-0 (Bellator)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
W-Evangelista Santos (KO)
W-Jeremie Holloway (SUB)
12Abubakar Nurmagomedov
14-1 (WSOF)
W-Matt Secor (DEC)
W-John Howard (DEC)
W-Matthew Frincu (TKO)
13Alexey Kunchenko
17-0 (Free Agent)
W-Sergey Romanov (KO)
W-Maxim Grabovich (DEC)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
14Roan Carneiro
21-11 (Free Agent)
L-Ryan LaFlare (DEC)
W-Kenny Robertson (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
15Fernando Gonzalez
25-15 (Bellator)
L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
W-Gilbert Smith (DEC)
Non-UFC Rankings FAQ    
Non-UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters competing outside the UFC. Fighters featured are from any regional promotion such as Bellator, One FC, KSW, Cage Warriors, Jungle Fights, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Ring of Combat, Shooto, Road FC, Pancrase, PFL, Titan FC, etc. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Free Agent Rankings."

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.