MMA World Welterweight Rankings

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

#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Kamaru Usman15-1UFCW-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Colby Covington
UFC 245
2Colby Covington15-1UFCW-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
UFC 245
3Tyron Woodley19-4-1UFCL-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
4Jorge Masvidal34-13UFCW-Ben Askren (KO)
W-Darren Till (KO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Nate Diaz
UFC 244
5Leon Edwards18-3UFCW-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
6Rafael dos Anjos29-12UFCL-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
7Nate Diaz20-11UFCW-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
Jorge Masvidal
UFC 244
8Ben Askren19-1UFCL-Jorge Masvidal (KO)
W-Robbie Lawler (SUB)
W-Shinya Aoki (TKO)
Demian Maia
Fight Night 162
9Robbie Lawler28-14UFCL-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
UFC 245
10Darren Till17-2-1UFCL-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
L-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Kelvin Gastelum
UFC 244
11Anthony Pettis22-9UFCL-Nate Diaz (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
12Stephen Thompson14-4-1UFCL-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
Vincente Luque
UFC 244
13Rory MacDonald21-5-1BellatorW-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
D-Jon Fitch (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
Douglas Lima
Bellator 232
14Douglas Lima31-7BellatorW-Michael Page (KO)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
Rory MacDonald
Bellator 232
15Demian Maia27-9UFCW-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Ben Askren
Fight Night 162
16Jon Fitch31-7-2BellatorD-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
17Santiago Ponzinibbio27-3UFCW-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
Robbie Lawler
UFC 245
18Michael Page15-1BellatorW-Richard Kiely (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
19Paul Daley41-17-2BellatorW-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
Sabah Homasi
20Lorenz Larkin21-7BellatorW-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
21Neil Magny21-7UFCL-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
22Kevin Lee17-5UFCL-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
L-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
23Michael Chiesa16-4UFCW-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
24Vicente Luque17-6-1UFCW-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (TKO)
W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
Stephen Thompson
UFC 244
25Claudio Silva14-1UFCW-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
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
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

6 Comments on this post.
  • Dan
    22 January 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    It’s time for you guys to give Geoff Neal some love on this list.

  • mark
    21 November 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    Ponzinibbio 17 in welter??? really???

  • mike
    27 October 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    It’s time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Egan
    21 October 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    Where is Ben Askren in this so called world’s best of WW ranking? Two time WW champion in two promotions, and undefeated (18-0 record). Are you kidding me? Have you not seen his fights with your own eyes? This list is not “world” (more like world according to UFC).

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