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 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
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)
5Leon Edwards18-3UFCW-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
6Nate Diaz20-12UFCL-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
7Douglas Lima32-7BellatorW-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
8Rafael dos Anjos29-12UFCL-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Michael Chiesa
9Demian Maia28-9UFCW-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
10Robbie Lawler28-14UFCL-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
11Anthony Pettis22-9UFCL-Nate Diaz (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
Diego Ferreira
12Stephen Thompson15-4-1UFCW-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
13Rory MacDonald21-6-1BellatorL-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
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)
18Tony Martin17-5UFCW-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
19Gilbert Burns17-3UFCW-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
W-Mike Davis (SUB)
20Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5PFLW-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
21Vicente Luque17-7-1UFCL-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (TKO)
22Michael Chiesa16-4UFCW-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
23Gunnar Nelson17-5-1UFCL-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
24Michael Page16-1BellatorW-Giovanni Melillo (KO)
W-Richard Kiely (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
Rafael dos Anjos
25Paul Daley42-17-2BellatorW-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (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
= 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.

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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