MMA World Welterweight Rankings

Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Tyron Woodley
17-3-1 (7-2-1 UFC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (KO)
Demian Maia
02Stephen Thompson
13-2-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
03Robbie Lawler
27-11 (11-5 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
Donald Cerrone
04Rory MacDonald
19-4 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Robbie Lawler (TKO)
05Demian Maia
25-6 (19-6 UFC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (SUB)
Tyron Woodley
06Ben Askren
16-0 (OneFC)
W-Agilan Thani (SUB)
W-Nikolay Aleksakhin (DEC)
NC-Luis Santos (NC)
Zebastian Kadestam
07Douglas Lima
29-6 (Bellator)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (KO)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
08Carlos Condit
30-10 (7-6 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (TKO)
09Lorenz Larkin
18-6 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
Paul Daley
10Jorge Masvidal
32-12 (9-5 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
11Neil Magny
19-5 (12-4 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (TKO)
12Andrey Koreshkov
19-2 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
Chidi Njokuani
13Rafael dos Anjos
26-9 (15-7 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
L-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
14Donald Cerrone
32-8 (19-5 UFC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (KO)
W-Rick Story (TKO)
Robbie Lawler
15Santiago Ponzinibbio
25-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
16Rick Story
19-9 (Free Agent)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
17Gunnar Nelson
16-3-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
18Jon Fitch
30-7-1 (PFL)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
W-Joao Zeferino (DEC)
19Kamaru Usman
10-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
Sergio Moraes
20Colby Covington
12-1 (7-1 UFC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (TKO)
21Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
22Mike Perry
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
Thiago Alves
23Alex Oliveira
16-4-1 (7-2 UFC)
W-Ryan LaFlare (KO)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
NC-Tim Means (NC)
24Tarec Saffiedine
16-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
25Jake Shields
31-9-1 (WSOF)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
L-Rousimar Palhares (SUB)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
Danny Davis
26Ryan LaFlare
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (KO)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
27Thiago Alves
22-11 (14-8 UFC)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
Mike Perry
28Paul Daley
39-15-2 (Bellator)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
W-Brennan Ward (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
Lorenz Larkin
29Jake Ellenberger
31-13 (10-9 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
30Matt Brown
20-16 (13-10 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
31Leon Edwards
13-3 (5-2 UFC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
W-Dominic Waters (DEC)
Bryan Barberena
32Albert Tumenov
18-4 (Free Agent)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
33Bryan Barberena
13-4 (4-2 UFC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
Leon Edwards
34Warlley Alves
10-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (SUB)
35Alan Jouban
15-5 (6-3 UFC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
Niko Price
36Nordine Taleb
13-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Oliver Enkamp (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Erick Silva (KO)
37Zak Cummings
21-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
38Emil Meek
9-2-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
39Abubakar Nurmagomedov
14-1 (WSOF)
W-Matt Secor (DEC)
W-John Howard (DEC)
W-Matthew Frincu (TKO)
40Tim Means
27-8-1 (9-5 UFC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
NC-Alex Oliveira (NC)
41Peter Sobotta
17-5-1 (4-4 UFC)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Kyle Noke (TKO)
42Sean Strickland
18-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (TKO)
43Yancy Medeiros
14-4 (5-4 UFC)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
W-Sean Spencer (SUB)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
44Sergio Moraes
12-2-1 (6-1-1 UFC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (DEC)
D-Luan Chagas (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
45Ben Saunders
21-8-2 (8-5 UFC)
L-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Jacob Volkmann (SUB)
46Yushin Okami
33-10 (WSOF)
W-Paul Bradley (DEC)
W-Shingo Suzuki (SUB)
W-Ryuta Sakurai (TKO)
Andre Lobato
47Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
48Erick Silva
19-8 (7-7 UFC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
L-Nordine Taleb (KO)
49Rousimar Palhares
19-8 (Free Agent)
W-Alexei Ivanov (SUB)
L-Michal Materla (KO)
L-Emil Meek (KO)
50Court McGee
18-6 (7-5 UFC)
L-Ben Saunders (DEC)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (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)
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
- Most recent performance
- 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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
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