MMA World Welterweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Welterweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Tyron Woodley
18-3-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
02Colby Covington
14-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
03Rafael dos Anjos
28-10 (17-8 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
04Robbie Lawler
28-12 (12-6 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
05Kamaru Usman
13-1 (8-0 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
06Darren Till
17-0-1 (5-0-1 UFC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
07Stephen Thompson
14-3-1 (9-3-1 UFC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
08Rory MacDonald
20-4 (Bellator)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
09Demian Maia
25-9 (19-9 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
10Douglas Lima
29-7 (Bellator)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (KO)
11Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
12Donald Cerrone
33-10 (20-7 UFC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
L-Darren Till (TKO)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
Leon Edwards
13Jon Fitch
31-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
14Andrey Koreshkov
20-2 (Bellator)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
15Paul Daley
40-16-2 (Bellator)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
16Lorenz Larkin
20-6 (Bellator)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
17Neil Magny
21-6 (14-5 UFC)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
18Santiago Ponzinibbio
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
19Gunnar Nelson
16-3-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
20Yancy Medeiros
15-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
Mike Perry
21Alex Oliveira
17-5-1 (8-3 UFC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Ryan LaFlare (KO)
22Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
23Ryan LaFlare
14-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
L-Alex Oliveira (KO)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
24Carlos Condit
30-12 (7-8 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
25Michael Page
13-0 (Bellator)
W-David Rickels (TKO)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
W-Evangelista Santos (KO)
26Leon Edwards
15-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
Donald Cerrone
27Tarec Saffiedine
16-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
28Elizeu Zaleski
19-5 (5-1 UFC)
W-Sean Strickland (KO)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (DEC)
29Vicente Luque
13-6-1 (6-2 UFC)
W-Chad Laprise (KO)
W-Niko Price (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
30Albert Tumenov
19-4 (Free Agent)
W-Nah-shon Burrell (DEC)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
31Emil Meek
9-3-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
32Niko Price
12-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-George Sullivan (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Alan Jouban (TKO)
33Sean Strickland
19-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
34Bryan Barberena
13-5 (4-3 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
35Warlley Alves
12-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Sultan Aliev (TKO)
W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
36Alan Jouban
16-6 (7-4 UFC)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
37Max Griffin
14-4 (2-2 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Erick Montano (TKO)
Curtis Millender
38Mike Perry
11-3 (4-3 UFC)
L-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Alex Reyes (KO)
Yancy Medeiros
39Belal Muhammad
14-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Chance Rencountre (DEC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
40Yushin Okami
35-11 (14-6 UFC)
W-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Andre Lobato (DEC)
41Ramazan Emeev
17-3 (2-0 UFC)
W-Alberto Mina (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Anatoly Tokov (DEC)
42Curtis Millender
15-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Thiago Alves (KO)
W-Nick Barnes (KO)
W-Matthew Frincu (KO)
Max Griffin
43Thiago Alves
22-12 (14-9 UFC)
L-Curtis Millender (KO)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
44Michel Prazeres
25-2 (9-2 UFC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Mads Burnell (SUB)
45Sergio Moraes
13-3-1 (7-2-1 UFC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
46Claudio Silva
12-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
W-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Brad Scott (DEC)
47Nordine Taleb
14-5 (6-3 UFC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
W-Oliver Enkamp (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
48Peter Sobotta
17-6-1 (4-5 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (TKO)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
49Ben Saunders
22-9-2 (9-6 UFC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
L-Alan Jouban (KO)
L-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
50Jake Ellenberger
31-14 (10-10 UFC)
L-Ben Saunders (KO)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Nick Diaz
26-9 (7-6 UFC)
NC-Anderson Silva (NC)
L-Georges St.Pierre (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
*Rick Story
19-9 (Free Agent)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
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So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
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- 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.

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