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411 MMA Rankings 03.28.17: Welterweight Division

March 28, 2017 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Tyron Woodley

411’s MMA Ranking Rules

– Which fighters are eligible for these rankings? They must meet the following qualifications: fight at least once in the past 365 days or if they have not, be officially scheduled for an upcoming fight.

– A fighter serving a disciplinary suspension will not be ranked. They can return when they have served their suspension or in the event it is rescinded. This includes fighters who may disregard their suspension locally to fight overseas.

– If a fighter appears on just one single ballot, and in the top ten, five points will be deducted to balance between other fighters who may be ranked lower, but appear on a greater amount of ballots.


411’s Official MMA Rankings

Welterweight Division


1) Tyron Woodley (17-4-1)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: April 17, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 – March 4, 2017

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Draw via decision – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Robbie Lawler – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley – July 30, 2016

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via decision (split) – UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz – January 31, 2015

– vs. Dong Hyun Kim – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le – August 23, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (14-2-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: February 11, 1983

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 – March 4, 2017

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Draw via decision – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 18, 2016

– vs. Johny Hendricks – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson – February 6, 2016

– vs. Jake Ellenberger – Win via KO (spinning hook kick) – UFC TUF 21 Finale – July 12, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Demian Maia (24-6)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: November 6, 1977

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Carlos Condit – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on Fox – August 27, 2016

– vs. Matt Brown – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 198 – May 14, 2016

– vs. Gunnar Nelson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Neil Magny – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia – August 1, 2015

– vs. Ryan LaFlare – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 21, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017



4) “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (27-11, 1 NC)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: March 20, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley – July 30, 2016

– vs. Carlos Condit – Win via decision (split) – UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit – January 2, 2016

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor – July 11, 2015

– vs. Johny Hendricks – Win via decision (split) – UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 – December 6, 2014

– vs. Matt Brown – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown – July 26, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Ben Askren (15-0, 1 NC)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: July 18, 1984

Currently Fighting With: One FC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin – Win via decision (unanimous) – One FC 41 – April 15, 2016

– vs. Luis Santos – No Contest (eye poke) – ONE FC: Valor of Champions – April 27, 2015

– vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki – Win via TKO (strikes) – ONE FC: Reign of Champions – August 29, 2014

– vs. Bakhtiyar Abbasov – Win via submission (arm-triangle choke) – ONE FC: Honor and Glory – May 30, 2014

– vs. Andrey Koreshkov – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 97 – July 31, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. TBA – One FC – April 21, 2017




6) Rory MacDonald (18-4)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: July 22, 1989

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 18, 2016

– vs. Robbie Lawler – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor – July 11, 2015

– vs. Tarec Saffiedine – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine – October 4, 2014

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov – June 14, 2014

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann – February 22, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Paul Daley – Bellator 179 – May 19, 2017



7) Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (32-11)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: November 12, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Donald Cerrone – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – January 28, 2017

– vs. Jake Ellenberger – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC TUF Finale – December 3, 2016

– vs. Ross Pearson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 201 – July 30, 2016

– vs. Lorenz Larkin – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Benson Henderson – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 28, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Demian Maia – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017



8) “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (32-8, 1 NC)

Height: 6′

Birthday: March 29, 2983

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – January 28, 2017

– vs. Matt Brown – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Rick Story – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Patrick Cote – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 18, 2016

– vs. Alex Oliveira – Win via submission (triangle choke) – UFC Fight Night – February 21, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:



9) Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: September 3, 1986

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Neil Magny – Win via TKO (elbows) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Albert Tumenov – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 195 – January 2, 2016

– vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 27, 2015

– vs. John Howard – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – January 18, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Douglas Lima – Bellator NYC – June 24, 2017

Comment: Larkin signed with Bellator earlier this month and will debut at Madison Square Garden challenging champion Douglas Lima on pay-per-view.



10) Douglas Lima (28-6)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: January 5, 1988

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Andrey Koreshkov – Win via KO (punches) – Bellator 164 – November 10, 2016

– vs. Paul Daley – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 158 – July 16, 2016

– vs. Andrey Koreshkov – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 140 – July 17, 2015

– vs. Rick Hawn – Win via TKO (corner stoppage) – Bellator 117 – April 18, 2014

– vs. Ben Saunders – Win via KO (head kick) – Bellator 100 – September 20, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Lorenz Larkin – Bellator NYC – June 24, 2017



11) Neil Magny (19-5)

Height: 6’3

Birthday: August 3, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Johny Hendricks – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 207 – December 30, 2016

– vs. Lorenz Larkin – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Hector Lombard – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 20, 2016

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Win via decision (split) – UFC TUF Latin America 2 Finale – November 21, 2015

– vs. Erick Silva – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira – August 23, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Gunnar Nelson (16-2-1)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: July 28, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alan Jouban – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – March 18, 2017

– vs. Albert Tumenov – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night: REEM vs. Arlovski – May 8, 2016

– vs. Demian Maia – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Brandon Thatch – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 189 – July 11, 2015

– vs. Rick Story – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – October 4, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



13) Carlos Condit (30-10)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: April 26, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Demian Maia – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC on Fox – August 27, 2016

– vs. Robbie Lawler – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit – January 2, 2016

– vs. Thiago Alves – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves – May 30, 2015

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via TKO (injury) – UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler – March 15, 2014

– vs. Martin Kampmann – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 – August 28, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Rick “The Horror” Story (19-9)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: August 28, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Donald Cerrone – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Tarec Saffiedine – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Gunnar Nelson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story – October 4, 2014

– vs. Leonardo Mafra – Win via submission (arm triangle choke) – UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller – July 16, 2014

– vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 171 – March 15, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov (19-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 23, 1990

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Douglas Lima – Loss via KO (punches) – Bellator 164 – November 10, 2016

– vs. Benson Henderson – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 153 – April 22, 2016

– vs. Douglas Lima – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 140 – July 17, 2015

– vs. Adam McDonough – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 122 – July 25, 2014

– vs. Justin Baesman – Win via KO (flying knee) – Bellator 118 – May 2, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Final Notes: No other fighter received additional votes.