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UFC Welterweight Rankings

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Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2017 UFC Signings:
Kenan Song
Salim Touahri
Muslim Salikhov
Alex Reyes
Rob Wilkinson
Abu Azaitar
Jesse Taylor
Dhiego Lima
Tom Gallicchio
Frank Camacho
Oliver Enkamp
Li Jingliang
Galore Bofando
Luke Jumeau
Davi Ramos
Bobby Nash
2017 UFC Cuts:
Charlie Ward
Dominique Steele
Roan Carneiro
Richard Walsh
Viscardi Andrade
Joe Proctor (retired)
Michael Graves
Patrick Cote (retired)
Brandon Thatch
Li Jingliang
Nicolas Dalby
Erick Montano
Albert Tumenov
James Moontasri (retired)
Lorenz Larkin
Rick Story
Bartosz Fabinski
Augusto Montano
Anton Zafir
Kyle Noke (retired)
Kenny Robertson
Sean Spencer
Ben Saunders
Andreas Stahl
Dominic Waters
Mike Jackson
Jonavin Webb
Edgar Garcia
John Howard
Matt Dwyer
Gasan Umalatov
Mike Pierce
Marcio Alexandre
Hayder Hassan
Steve Kennedy
Tyron Woodley
18-3-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
14Rafael dos Anjos
28-9 (17-7 UFC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
21Stephen Thompson
14-2-1 (9-2-1 UFC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
Darren Till
03/17/2018
32Robbie Lawler
28-12 (12-6 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
43Colby Covington
13-1 (8-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
55Demian Maia
25-8 (19-8 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
66Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
77Darren Till
16-0-1 (4-0-1 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
Stephen Thompson
03/17/2018
810Santiago Ponzinibbio
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
99Donald Cerrone
32-10 (19-7 UFC)
L-Darren Till (TKO)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
1012Kamaru Usman
11-1 (6-0 UFC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
Emil Meek
12/30/2017
1111Neil Magny
19-6 (12-5 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (TKO)
Carlos Condit
12/30/2017
1213Gunnar Nelson
16-3-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
13Mike Perry
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Alex Reyes (KO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
1414Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
15Tarec Saffiedine
16-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
1615Yancy Medeiros
15-4 (6-4 UFC)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
W-Sean Spencer (SUB)
17Alex Oliveira
16-5-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Ryan LaFlare (KO)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
18Ryan LaFlare
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (KO)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
19Thiago Alves
22-11 (14-8 UFC)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
20Leon Edwards
14-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
Peter Sobotta
03/14/2018
21Jake Ellenberger
31-13 (10-9 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
22Matt Brown
21-16 (14-10 UFC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
23Emil Meek
9-2-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
Kamaru Usman
12/30/2017
24Sean Strickland
19-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
25Bryan Barberena
13-5 (4-3 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
26Warlley Alves
11-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
27Nordine Taleb
14-4 (6-2 UFC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
W-Oliver Enkamp (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
28Vicente Luque
12-6-1 (5-2 UFC)
W-Niko Price (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (KO)
29Niko Price
11-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Alan Jouban (TKO)
W-Alex Morono (KO)
30Alan Jouban
15-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
31Belal Muhammad
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Randy Brown (DEC)
32Tim Means
27-9-1 (9-6 UFC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
33Alex Garcia
15-4 (5-3 UFC)
W-Muslim Salikhov (SUB)
L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
34Zak Cummings
21-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
35Siyar Bahadurzada
23-6-1 (3-2 UFC)
W-Rob Wilkinson (TKO)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
L-John Howard (DEC)
36Chad Laprise
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Galore Bofando (TKO)
W-Brian Camozzi (TKO)
W-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
37Peter Sobotta
17-5-1 (4-4 UFC)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Kyle Noke (TKO)
Leon Edwards
03/14/2018
38Ben Saunders
21-8-2 (8-5 UFC)
L-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Jacob Volkmann (SUB)
39Court McGee
18-7 (7-6 UFC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
L-Ben Saunders (DEC)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
40Jordan Mein
30-12 (4-4 UFC)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Emil Meek (DEC)
41Yushin Okami
34-11 (13-6 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Andre Lobato (DEC)
W-Paul Bradley (DEC)
42Erick Silva
19-9 (7-8 UFC)
L-Jordan Mein (DEC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
43Sergio Moraes
12-3-1 (6-2-1 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (DEC)
44Elizeu Zaleski
18-5 (4-1 UFC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
45Danny Roberts
14-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Nordine Taleb (KO)
W-Bobby Nash (TKO)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
46Lyman Good
19-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Andrew Craig (TKO)
W-Nah-Shon Burrell (SUB)
47Mike Pyle
27-13-1 (10-8 UFC)
L-Alex Garcia (KO)
L-Alberto Mina (KO)
W-Sean Spencer (TKO)
48Omari Akhmedov
17-4 (5-3 UFC)
W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
Marvin Vettori
12/30/2017
49Keita Nakamura
33-8-2 (3-5 UFC)
W-Alex Morono (DEC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (SUB)
50Li Jingliang
14-4 (6-2 UFC)
W-Zak Ottow (TKO)
W-Frank Camacho (DEC)
W-Bobby Nash (KO)
51James Krause
25-7 (6-3 UFC)
W-Tom Gallicchio (DEC)
L-Jesse Taylor (SUB)
W-Ramsey Nijem (DEC)
52Luan Chagas
15-2-1 (1-1-1 UFC)
W-Jim Wallhead (SUB)
L-Erick Silva (SUB)
D-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
53Randy Brown
10-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-MIckey Gall (DEC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Brian Camozzi (TKO)
54Diego Sanchez
27-11 (16-11 UFC)
L-Matt Brown (KO)
L-Al Iaquinta (KO)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
55Sultan Aliev
14-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
L-Kenny Robertson (KO)
W-Charles Andrade (TKO)
56Jake Matthews
11-3 (5-3 UFC)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
L-Andrew Holbrook (DEC)
L-Kevin Lee (TKO)
57Bojan Velickovic
15-6-1 (2-3-1 UFC)
L-Jake Matthews (DEC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Nicholas Musoke (KO)
58Zak Ottow
15-5 (2-2 UFC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Kiichi Kunimoto (DEC)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
59Nicholas Musoke
13-5 (3-3 UFC)
L-Bojan Velickovic (KO)
L-Albert Tumenov (DEC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
60Alexander Yakovlev
23-8-1 (2-4 UFC)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-George Sullivan (KO)
61Alex Morono
13-5 (2-2 UFC)
L-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
L-Niko Price (KO)
W-James Moontasri (DEC)
62Dhiego Lima
12-6 (1-4 UFC)
L-Jesse Taylor (SUB)
W-Tom Gallicchio (DEC)
W-Gilbert Smith (DEC)
63Abdul Razak Alhassan
8-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
L-Omari Akhmedov (DEC)
W-Charlie Ward (KO)
64Galore Bofando
5-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
W-Charlie Ward (KO)
W-Kester Mamba (TKO)
65Shinsho Anzai
10-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Luke Jumeau (DEC)
W-Roger Zapata (TKO)
L-Alberto Mina (SUB)
66Max Griffin
13-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Erick Montano (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (TKO)
67Tom Gallicchio
19-10 (0-1 UFC)
L-James Krause (DEC)
L-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Justin Edwards (SUB)
68Jonathan Meunier
8-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Richard Walsh (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (SUB)
W-Francis Charbonneau (SUB)
69Luke Jumeau
12-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Shinsho Anzai (DEC)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
W-Vik Grujic (TKO)
70Kiichi Kunimoto
18-7-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Zak Ottow (DEC)
L-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Richard Walsh (DEC)
71Nathan Coy
15-7 (1-2 UFC)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
L-Danny Roberts (SUB)
72Daichi Abe
6-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Hyun Gyu Lim (DEC)
W-Hiromitsu Miura (TKO)
W-Bryson Kamaka (KO)
73Oliver Enkamp
7-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
W-Frodi Hansen (TKO)
W-Rickson Pontes (DEC)
74Muslim Salikhov
12-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Alex Garcia (SUB)
W-Melvin Guillard (KO)
W-Ivan Jorge (KO)
75Mickey Gall
4-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Randy Brown (DEC)
W-Sage Northcutt (SUB)
W-Phil Brooks (SUB)
76Hyun Gyu Lim
13-7-1 (3-4 UFC)
L-Daichi Abe (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
77Brian Camozzi
7-4 (0-2 UFC)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
L-Randy Brown (TKO)
W-Nick Barnes (SUB)
78Kenan Song
12-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Bobby Nash (KO)
L-Elnur Agaev (DEC)
W-Gerhard Voigt (SUB)
79 Jessin Ayari
16-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jim Wallhead (DEC)
W-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
80Rob Wilkinson
11-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Siyar Bahadurzada (TKO)
W-Alexander Poppeck (SUB)
W-Jamie Abdallah (TKO)
81Alex Reyes
13-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Gil Guardado (KO)
W-Thomas Noel (SUB)
82Sabah Homasi
11-7 (0-2 UFC)
L-Abdul Razak Alhassan (TKO)
L-Tim Means (TKO)
W-Jorge Patino (KO)
83Bobby Nash
8-4 (0-3 UFC)
L-Kenan Song (KO)
L-Danny Roberts TKO)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
84Salim Touahri
10-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Bayzet Khatkhokhu (KO)
W-Matt Inman (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
8Carlos Condit
30-10 (7-6 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (TKO)
Neil Magny
12/30/2017
Nick Diaz
26-9 (7-6 UFC)
NC-Anderson Silva (NC)
L-Georges St.Pierre (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
John Hathaway
17-2 (7-2 UFC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (KO)
W-John Maguire (DEC)
W-Pascal Krauss (DEC)
Jesse Taylor
31-15 (1-1 UFC)
W-Dhiego Lima (SUB)
W-James Krause (SUB)
W-Hayder Hassan (SUB)
Tom Breese
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Cathal Pendred (TKO)
George Sullivan
17-5 (3-2 UFC)
L-Alexander Yakovlev (KO)
W-Dominic Waters (DEC)
L-Tim Means (SUB)
Yoshihiro Akiyama
14-6 (2-5 UFC)
L-Alberto Mina (DEC)
W-Amir Sadollah (DEC)
L-Jake Shields (DEC)
Abu Azaitar
13-1-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Michael Arrant (DEC)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
W-Ibragim Tibilov (TKO)
Claudio Silva
11-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Brad Scott (DEC)
W-Xavier Foupa-Pokam (DEC)
Sheldon Westcott
9-3-1 (1-2 UFC)
W-Edgar Garcia (TKO)
L-Pawel Pawlak (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (TKO)
Jim Wallhead
29-11 (0-2 UFC)
L-Luan Chagas (SUB)
L-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (DEC)
Pascal Krauss
11-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
W-Mike Stumpf (DEC)
L-John Hathaway (DEC)
Phil Brooks
0-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
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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.

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  • Richard Edwards

    to bad for rory, the guy he handled so easily is now the champ and he is with bellator. rory total domination over woodley

  • Johny Bravo

    cm punk is higher then nick diaz hehe

  • yossgold

    They update it after every UFC event (at least). Be cool.

  • Joe

    I think that Riddle (and Rivera at Bantamweight) should be out of the rankings until they fight next even though their suspension is over.

    It looks to me like Riddle’s last win over Clements is taken into consideration, if it’s a NC it should be treated as such.

    Just my opinion, keep suspended fighters non-ranked until they fight next.

    • admin

      Hmm, good point. I did remove Diaz, Shields, Leben, and Overeem, but those were longer suspensions.

  • dWd

    Good win for Mike Pierce, i thought Simpson’ corner could have done better to settle him down between rounds,tell him to reset and do same again,not get sloppy,but Mike Pierce is definately a gate keeper, the only guys he lost too are top guys.I hope i’m not wrong about Silva though and he’s only a couple big wins away from a title shot.

    • admin

      I still think Pierce should cut down to 155. It is obvious that he is carrying some extra weight around the midsection and his lack of height and reach does not help him one bit. I’m not sure if I’m ready to label Pierce a gatekeeper at this point. He’d have a decent shot at avenging his losses to Koscheck or Fitch if they were to face off again. Should of, could of though, and you are right, at this point Pierce is sitting on the outside of the top contenders list.

      As for silva, if he beats Fitch, it’s going to be a race between him and Rory MacDonald to see which prospect claims a title shot first. Considering GSP is still welterweight champion, we will likely see Silva claim that future shot if he can win his next couple of fights.

      • dWd

        I may have been wrong about Silva, but i wasn’t wrong about Fitch i’ve always had him top 3 in my rankings. should look at moving Silva down now to around 15 maybe you think? and Demian Maia up. i have Maia at 11 but my rankings look a lot different to yours,i have Fitch and Koscheck higher and Condit and Kampmann lower and of course i still have Diaz and Penn in my top ten.

        • admin

          Maia got a nice boost in the rankings and will hopefully face off with Fitch next. As for Erick Silva, he put on a good performance and his stock did not drop much. I still have him ranked behind a solid grappler like Pierce, but ahead of Story, Alves, Akiyama, Kim, all of whom are struggling or coming off losses themselves.

          I do find some merit behind your Fitch and Koscheck ranked above Condit and Kampmann statement. It all had to do with timing. Fitch and Kos were struggling with injuries and recent losses, while Condit and Kampmann struck while the iron was hot. Do I think Fitch would beat Condit? It would be a great fight that I would be slightly leaning towards Fitch to grind out.

  • dWd

    Erick Silva could be ranked higher and Mike Pierce lower.

    • admin

      I agree, Silva is a future star. If he can get past Fitch, Silva should skyrocket into the Top 5. Pierce’s only losses in recent years have been close decisions to Fitch, Hendricks, and Koscheck. Pierce below Thiago Silva or Rick Story could be debated, but Story is still trying to bounce from his loss to Brenneman. Dong Hyun Kim, Aaron Simpson, Akiyama, etc. could all leapfrog Pierce with a signature win, but the entire welterweight division has been in neutral for the last few months.

  • Joe

    Dude, your rankings are awesome and realistic, some people don’t understand that fighter rankings aren’t just “who I think is better, there’s a lot of “who beat who” other stuff coming into consideration.

    Don’t pay attention to any of the haters, people who have a problem with your rankings should try maintaining their own ranking lists and see if they can do a better job.

    No one is forcing them to use yours.

    • admin

      Thank you, I appreciate the respectful comments.

  • Poop

    Kampmann should be ahead of Koscheck, easily.

  • Beighz

    Brenneman 8?   lol

    • admin

      I moved Brenneman down this week, feeling that Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann deserve a bump up comparing their recent fight history with Brenneman, Story, Alves, etc. Brenneman may not have won pretty, but he won and knocked off one of the fastest rising stars in the 170-pound division.

    • Honest man

      None of the above comments make sense, i think  the rankings here are almost a hundred percent right, Kampmann is not ahead of Koshchek, Brenneman deserves to be at where it is, and why would anyone care about the 25th place and under? your lame

      • Joe

        To be fare, the comments ARE from 2011 🙂