MMA World Welterweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115)

#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Kamaru Usman16-1UFCW-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
2Colby Covington15-2UFCL-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
3Jorge Masvidal35-13UFCW-Nate Diaz (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (KO)
W-Darren Till (KO)
4Tyron Woodley19-4-1UFCL-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Leon Edwards
03/21/2020
5Conor McGregor22-4UFCW-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
6Leon Edwards18-3UFCW-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Tyron Woodley
03/21/2020
7Nate Diaz20-12UFCL-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
8Douglas Lima32-7BellatorW-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
9Rafael dos Anjos29-12UFCL-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Michael Chiesa
01/25/2020
10Demian Maia28-9UFCW-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
Gilbert Burns
03/14/2020
11Robbie Lawler28-14UFCL-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
12Stephen Thompson15-4-1UFCW-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
13Rory MacDonald21-6-1PFLL-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
D-Jon Fitch (DEC)
14Jon Fitch31-7-2BellatorD-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
15Lorenz Larkin21-7BellatorW-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
Keita Nakamura
12/29/2019
16Santiago Ponzinibbio27-3UFCW-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
17Neil Magny21-7UFCL-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Li Jingliang
03/07/2020
18Gilbert Burns17-3UFCW-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
W-Mike Davis (SUB)
Demian Maia
03/14/2020
19Geoff Neal13-2UFCW-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
20Donald Cerrone35-14UFCL-Conor McGregor (TKO)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
21Tony Martin17-5UFCW-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
22Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5PFLW-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
23Michael Chiesa16-4UFCW-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
24Vicente Luque17-7-1UFCL-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (TKO)
25Gunnar Nelson17-5-1UFCL-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
26Michael Page16-1BellatorW-Giovanni Melillo (KO)
W-Richard Kiely (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
Rafael dos Anjos
01/25/2020
27Andrey Koreshkov22-4BellatorL-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
28Paul Daley42-17-2BellatorW-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
29Albert Tumenov22-4ACBW-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
30Ray Cooper20-7-1PFLW-David Michaud (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (KO)
D-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
31Matt Brown22-16UFCW-Ben Saunders (KO)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
Miguel Baeza
03/28/2020
32Mike Perry13-6UFCL-Geoff Neal (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
33Nicolas Dalby18-3-1UFCW-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
NC-Ross Houston (NC)
W-Alex Lohore (TKO)
Danny Roberts
03/21/2020
34Li Jingliang17-5UFCW-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
W-Daichi Abe (DEC)
Neil Magny
03/07/2020
35Elizeu Zaleski21-6UFCL-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
W-Luigi Vendramini (KO)
Alexey Kunchenko
03/14/2020
36Claudio Silva14-1UFCW-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
37Belal Muhammad16-3UFCW-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (DEC)
38Niko Price15-3UFCW-James Vick (KO)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
W-Tim Means (TKO)
39Alex Oliveira18-8-1UFCL-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
Max Griffin
03/07/2020
40Carlos Condit30-13UFCL-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
41Tim Means29-11-1UFCW-Thiago Alves (SUB)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Ricky Rainey (TKO)
Ramazan Emeev
02/15/2020
42Sean Strickland20-3UFCW-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
43James Krause28-7UFCW-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (KO)
W-Alex White (DEC)
44Randy Brown12-3UFCW-Warlley Alves (SUB)
W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
L-Niko Price (KO)
45Alexey Kunchenko20-1UFCL-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
Elizeu Zaleski
03/14/2020
46Yaroslav Amosov22-0BellatorW-David Rickels (SUB)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
W-Gerald Harris (DEC)
Ed Ruth
02/21/2020
47Ramazan Emeev18-4UFCL-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
W-Alberto Mina (DEC)
Tim Means
02/15/2020
48Neiman Gracie9-1BellatorL-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Ed Ruth (SUB)
W-Javier Torres (SUB)
49James Nakashima12-0ONEW-Yushin Okami (DEC)
W-Luis Santos (TKO)
W-Raimond Magomedaliev (DEC)
50Mukhamed Berkhamov13-0ACAW-Ciro Rodrigues (DEC)
W-Brett Cooper (DEC)
W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (SUB)
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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.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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= Inactivity over 15 months
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7 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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