Non-UFC Welterweight Rankings

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#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Yaroslav Amosov26-0W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
2Nate Diaz21-13Free AgentW-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
3Logan Storley13-1W-Michael Page (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
L-Yaroslav Amosov (DEC)
4Jason Jackson16-4W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
5Michael Page20-2L-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Derek Anderson (TKO)
6Douglas Lima32-11L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Yaroslav Amosov (DEC)
7Lorenz Larkin24-7NC-Mukhamed Berkhamov (NC)
W-Kyle Stewart (TKO)
W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
8Demian Maia28-11Free AgentL-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
9Sadibou Sy12-6-2W-Carlos Leal (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Nikolay Aleksakhin (DEC)
Dilano Taylor
10Carlos Leal17-4L-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
W-Ray Cooper (DEC)
W-Chris Brown (DEC)
11Ray Cooper25-8-1W-Brett Cooper (TKO)
L-Carlos Leal (DEC)
W-Magomed Magomedkerimov (KO)
12Magomed Magomedkerimov29-6W-Dilano Taylor (TKO)
L-Ray Cooper (KO)
W-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
13Dilano Taylor10-2W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
L-Magomed Magomedkerimov (TKO)
W-Joao Zeferino (DEC)
Sadibou Sy
14Goiti Yamauchi28-5W-Neiman Gracie (KO)
W-Levan Chokheli (SUB)
W-Christopher Gonzalez (TKO)
15Neiman Gracie11-4L-Goiti Yamauchi (KO)
L-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
  • Suspension
  • Tyron Woodley19-7-1Free AgentL-Vicente Luque (SUB)
    L-Colby Covington (TKO)
    L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
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    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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