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
18-3-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
02Robbie Lawler
28-11 (12-5 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
03Stephen Thompson
13-2-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
Jorge Masvidal
04Rory MacDonald
19-4 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Robbie Lawler (TKO)
05Demian Maia
25-7 (19-7 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
Colby Covington
06Jorge Masvidal
32-12 (9-5 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
Stephen Thompson
07Carlos Condit
30-10 (7-6 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (TKO)
08Ben Askren
17-0 (OneFC)
W-Zebastian Kadestam (TKO)
W-Agilan Thani (SUB)
W-Nikolay Aleksakhin (DEC)
Shinya Aoki
09Douglas Lima
29-6 (Bellator)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (KO)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
10Lorenz Larkin
18-6 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
Paul Daley
11Neil Magny
19-5 (12-4 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (TKO)
Rafael dos Anjos
12Donald Cerrone
32-9 (19-6 UFC)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (KO)
Darren Till
13Santiago Ponzinibbio
25-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
14Rafael dos Anjos
26-9 (15-7 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
L-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
Neil Magny
15Andrey Koreshkov
20-2 (Bellator)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Benson Henderson (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)
18Kamaru Usman
10-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
Sergio Moraes
19Colby Covington
12-1 (7-1 UFC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (TKO)
Demian Maia
20Alex Oliveira
16-4-1 (7-2 UFC)
W-Ryan LaFlare (KO)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
NC-Tim Means (NC)
21Jon Fitch
30-7-1 (PFL)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
W-Joao Zeferino (DEC)
22Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
23Tarec Saffiedine
16-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
24Thiago Alves
22-11 (14-8 UFC)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
Mike Perry
25Mike Perry
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
Thiago Alves
26Jake Ellenberger
31-13 (10-9 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
27Matt Brown
20-16 (13-10 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
Diego Sanchez
28Ryan LaFlare
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (KO)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
29Niko Price
11-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Alan Jouban (TKO)
W-Alex Morono (KO)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
Luan Chagas
30Leon Edwards
14-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
31Albert Tumenov
18-4 (Free Agent)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
32Tim Means
27-8-1 (9-5 UFC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
NC-Alex Oliveira (NC)
33Emil Meek
9-2-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
34Rousimar Palhares
19-8 (Free Agent)
W-Alexei Ivanov (SUB)
L-Michal Materla (KO)
L-Emil Meek (KO)
35Jake Shields
32-9-1 (PFL)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
L-Rousimar Palhares (SUB)
36Paul Daley
39-15-2 (Bellator)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
W-Brennan Ward (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
Lorenz Larkin
37Sergio Moraes
12-2-1 (6-1-1 UFC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (DEC)
D-Luan Chagas (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
38Bryan Barberena
13-5 (4-3 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
39Warlley Alves
10-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (SUB)
Jim Wallhead
40Alan Jouban
15-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
41Nordine Taleb
13-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Oliver Enkamp (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Erick Silva (KO)
42Sean Strickland
18-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (TKO)
Court McGee
43Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
44Yancy Medeiros
14-4 (5-4 UFC)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
W-Sean Spencer (SUB)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
45Peter Sobotta
17-5-1 (4-4 UFC)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Kyle Noke (TKO)
46Ben Saunders
21-8-2 (8-5 UFC)
L-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Jacob Volkmann (SUB)
47Court McGee
18-6 (7-5 UFC)
L-Ben Saunders (DEC)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (TKO)
Sean Strickland
48Jesse Taylor
31-15 (1-1 UFC)
W-Dhiego Lima (SUB)
W-James Krause (SUB)
W-Hayder Hassan (SUB)
Belal Muhammad
49Zak Cummings
21-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
50Erick Silva
19-8 (7-7 UFC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
L-Nordine Taleb (KO)
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)
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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.

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= Inactivity over 15 months
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