Non-UFC Welterweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Rory MacDonald
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
02Douglas Lima
30-7 (Bellator)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
3Andrey Koreshkov
21-3 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
W-Vaso Bakocevic (KO)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
4Jon Fitch
31-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
05Paul Daley
40-16-2 (Bellator)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
06Lorenz Larkin
20-7 (Bellator)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
7Albert Tumenov
20-4 (ACB)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
W-Nah-shon Burrell (DEC)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
8Michael Page
13-0 (Bellator)
W-David Rickels (TKO)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
W-Evangelista Santos (KO)
9Ray Cooper
17-4 (PFL)
W-Handesson Ferreira (TKO)
W-Jake Shields (TKO)
W-Pavel Kusch (TKO)
10Handesson Ferreira
13-2-1 (PFL)
L-Ray Cooper (TKO)
W-Rick Story (TKO)
W-Paul Bradley (TKO)
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.
3 Comments on this post.
  • marteny
    10 September 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    Who looks like the best fit for Bellator 100’s fight vs. Luis Sergio “Junior” Melo, now that Matt Riddle has dropped out?

    • marteny
      10 September 2013 at 8:17 PM
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      How about Lyman Good? He’s free from his Bellator contract since July, but nobody’s come knocking for him. He didn’t rule out coming back to Bellator, and now a tournament position has opened up. Bellator needs a solid competitior badly for Melo, but is Good too stiff? Short notice fights usually seem to be given to a lesser opponent who has to do or die. But they need a competitor fast, to fight September 20th, 2013. Lyman and company is already familiar with Bellator’s contract and language. Would they give him leeway to leave anytime, if he fills the short-order fight? It IS another paycheck and continued exposure.

      • D.C. Ross
        10 September 2013 at 10:23 PM
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        Good is definitely a possibility, but I’m guessing Bellator will go in house with their replacement. They just finished Fight Master and have 16 fighters under contract that now need fights. Cristiano Souza, Cole Williams, or Eric Bradley could all be good replacements.

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