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The Rankings: The Welterweights: Nov 25, 2016

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The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Welterweight Rankings.  

Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.

 

*stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive for at least 12 months (without an upcoming fight scheduled) are excluded from the rankings

 

*CLICK ON FIGHTER’S NAME FOR DETAILED SCOUTING REPORT

 

The Welterweight Rankings

 

1) (Last Ranking – 1)  Tyron Woodley – UFC Welterweight Champion – 40 points (out of a possible 40)

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley answers a question during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 10: UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley answers a question during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

            Record: 16-3-1
            Last Five Fights: 3-1-1
            Record vs Top 10: 2-1-1 (D-Thompson, W-Lawler, L-MacDonald, W-Condit)
            Next Fight: TBA

Thompson put it on him, but T-Wood slipped out of New York with his title still around his waist.  Barely.

 

2) (2) Stephen Thompson – UFC – 36 points 
            Record: 13-1-1
            Last Five Fights: 4-0-1
            Record vs Top 10: 2-0-1 (D-Woodley, W-MacDonald, W-Hendricks)
            Next Fight: TBA

Is Wonderboy going to get an immediate rematch?

 

3) (3) Robbie Lawler  – UFC – 31 points
           Record: 27-11 (1 No Contest)
           Last Five Fights: 4-1
           Record vs Top 10: 4-3 (L-Woodley, W-Condit, W-MacDonald, W-MacDonald, W-Hendricks, L-Hendricks L-Larkin)
           Next Fight: TBA

His impressive and improbable run at the top is finally over.

 

4) (4) Demian Maia – UFC – 28 points
             Record: 24-6
            Last Five Fights: 5-0
            Record vs Top 10: 1-1 (W-Condit, L-MacDonald)
            Next Fight: TBA

Demian Maia finds himself sitting in welterweight limbo.

 

5) (5) Rory MacDonald – Bellator – 19 points 
            Record: 18-4
            Last Five Fights: 3-2
            Record vs Top 10: 2-4 (L-Thompson, L-Lawler, W-Woodley, W-Maia, L-Lawler, L-Condit)
            Next Fight: TBA

A free agent no more, young Rory has jumped ship to Bellator.

 

6) (5) Carlos Condit – UFC – 20 points       

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           Record: 30-10
           Last Five Fights: 2-3
           Record vs Top 10: 1-5 (L-Maia, L-Lawler, L-Woodley, L-Hendricks, L-St-Pierre, W-MacDonald)
           Next Fight: TBA

After getting dominated by Demian Maia, Condit’s future in the sport is in doubt again.

 

7) (7) Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone – UFC – 15 points
            Record: 31-7, 1 NC
           Last Five Fights: 4-1
           Record vs Top 10: 0-0
           Next Fight: vs Matt Brown – UFC 206 – Dec 10th

Cowboy is looking like he has found a new home at 170-pounds.

 

8) (NR) Lorenz Larkin – UFC – 11 points 
                Record: 18-5, 1 NC
                Last Five Fights: 4-1
                Record vs Top 10: 0-1 (W-Lawler)
                Next Fight: TBA

The move down to 170-pounds was a wise one for The Monsoon.

 

9) (9) Ben Askren – ONE FC Welterweight Champion – 8 points
             Record: 15-0, 1 NC
             Last Five Fights: 4-0, 1 NC
             Record vs Top 10: 1-0 (W-Koreshkov)
             Next Fight: TBA

Given his current level of competition, there’s a good chance that Funky Ben could end his career undefeated.

 

10) (NR) Johny Hendricks – UFC – 6 points
                  Record: 17-5
                 Last Five Fights: 2-3
                 Record vs Top 10: 2-2 (L-Thompson, L-Lawler, W-Lawler, W-Condit)
                 Next Fight: vs Neil Magny – UFC 207 – Dec 30th

Bigg Rigg will try to get his career back on track on Dec 30th.

 

Dropped off: (7) Kelvin Gastelum (suspended), (10) Andrey Koreshkov

Bubbling under: Emil Meek, Andrey Koreshkov, Douglas Lima, Gunnar Nelson

 

Rankings:

Heavyweights
Light Heavyweights
Middleweights
Lightweights
Featherweights
Bantamweights
Flyweights
Women’s Bantamweights
Women’s Strawweights
Pound for Pound
Non-UFC Fighters

 

Check back on Monday for our Lightweight rankings

 

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