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)
02Rafael dos Anjos
28-9 (17-7 UFC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
03Stephen Thompson
14-2-1 (9-2-1 UFC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
04Robbie Lawler
28-12 (12-6 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
05Rory MacDonald
20-4 (Bellator)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
06Colby Covington
13-1 (8-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
07Demian Maia
25-8 (19-8 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
08Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
09Darren Till
16-0-1 (4-0-1 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
10Douglas Lima
29-7 (Bellator)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (KO)
11Donald Cerrone
33-10 (20-7 UFC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
L-Darren Till (TKO)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
12Kamaru Usman
12-1 (7-0 UFC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
13Paul Daley
40-15-2 (Bellator)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
W-Brennan Ward (KO)
14Lorenz Larkin
20-6 (Bellator)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
15Neil Magny
20-6 (13-5 UFC)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
16Santiago Ponzinibbio
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
17Andrey Koreshkov
20-2 (Bellator)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
18Carlos Condit
30-11 (7-7 UFC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
Matt Brown
19Gunnar Nelson
16-3-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
20Jon Fitch
30-7-1 (PFL)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
W-Joao Zeferino (DEC)
21Mike Perry
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Alex Reyes (KO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
Max Griffin
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)
24Yancy Medeiros
15-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
25Alex Oliveira
16-5-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Ryan LaFlare (KO)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
26Ryan LaFlare
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (KO)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
27Leon Edwards
14-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
Peter Sobotta
28Albert Tumenov
19-4 (Free Agent)
W-Nah-shon Burrell (DEC)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
29Jake Ellenberger
31-13 (10-9 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
30Matt Brown
21-16 (14-10 UFC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
Carlos Condit
31Emil Meek
9-3-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
Kamaru Usman
32Rousimar Palhares
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
D-Shamil Amirov (DEC)
W-Alexei Ivanov (SUB)
L-Michal Materla (KO)
33Jake Shields
32-9-1 (PFL)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
L-Rousimar Palhares (SUB)
34Sean Strickland
19-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
35Vicente Luque
12-6-1 (5-2 UFC)
W-Niko Price (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (KO)
36Niko Price
12-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-George Sullivan (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Alan Jouban (TKO)
37Curtis Millender
15-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Thiago Alves (KO)
W-Nick Barnes (KO)
W-Matthew Frincu (KO)
38Thiago Alves
22-12 (14-9 UFC)
L-Curtis Millender (KO)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
39Bryan Barberena
13-5 (4-3 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
40Warlley Alves
11-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
41Alan Jouban
15-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
Ben Saunders
42Nordine Taleb
14-4 (6-2 UFC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
W-Oliver Enkamp (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
43Belal Muhammad
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Randy Brown (DEC)
44Jordan Mein
30-12 (4-4 UFC)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Emil Meek (DEC)
45Sergio Moraes
13-3-1 (7-2-1 UFC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
46Tim Means
27-10-1 (9-7 UFC)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
47Alex Garcia
15-4 (5-3 UFC)
W-Muslim Salikhov (SUB)
L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
48Zak Cummings
21-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
49Erick Silva
19-9 (7-8 UFC)
L-Jordan Mein (DEC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
50Peter Sobotta
17-5-1 (4-4 UFC)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Kyle Noke (TKO)
Leon Edwards
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)
*Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
Ramazan Emeev
*Jesse Taylor
31-15 (1-1 UFC)
W-Dhiego Lima (SUB)
W-James Krause (SUB)
W-Hayder Hassan (SUB)
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