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)

1Kamaru Usman16-1 (8)W-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
Gilbert Burns
2Gilbert Burns19-3 (14)W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (TKO)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
3Colby Covington15-2 (7)L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
4Jorge Masvidal35-13 (18)W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (KO)
W-Darren Till (KO)
5Leon Edwards18-3 (9)W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
6Tyron Woodley19-5-1 (12)L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
7Conor McGregor22-4 (20)W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
8Nate Diaz20-12 (16)L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
9Anthony Pettis23-10 (18)W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (SUB)
L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
10Michael Chiesa17-4 (11)W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
11Douglas Lima32-7 (26)W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
12Stephen Thompson15-4-1 (8)W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
13Rafael dos Anjos29-13 (15)L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
14Demian Maia28-10 (17)L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
15Robbie Lawler28-14 (21)L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
16Rory MacDonald21-6-1 (14)L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
D-Jon Fitch (DEC)
17Donald Cerrone36-15 (27)L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
18Jon Fitch32-7-2 (12)D-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
19Michael Page17-1 (14)W-Shinsho Anzai (KO)
W-Giovanni Melillo (KO)
W-Richard Kiely (KO)
20Paul Daley42-17-2 (33)W-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
21Lorenz Larkin22-7 (11)W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
22Neil Magny23-7 (10)W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Li Jingliang (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
23Geoff Neal13-2 (10)W-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
24Vicente Luque18-7-1 (16)W-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
Randy Brown
25Tony Martin17-6 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
26Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5 (18)W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
27Andrey Koreshkov22-4 (15)L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
28Gunnar Nelson17-5-1 (16)L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
29Albert TumenovACB22-4 (14)W-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
30Mike Perry14-6 (11)W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (DEC)
31James Krause27-8 (22)L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (KO)
32Claudio Silva14-1 (11)W-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
33Yaroslav Amosov23-0 (18)W-Ed Ruth (DEC)
W-David Rickels (SUB)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
34Li Jingliang17-6 (12)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
35Elizeu Zaleski22-6 (17)W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
Muslim Salikhov
36Niko Price14-4 (13)L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-James Vick (KO)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
37Jake Matthews16-4 (11)W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (SUB)
38Nicolas Dalby18-3-1 (10)W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
NC-Ross Houston (NC)
W-Alex Lohore (TKO)
39Alex Oliveira21-8-1 (17)W-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
Peter Sobotta
40Belal Muhammad17-3 (5)W-Lyman Good (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
41Sean Brady12-0 (5)W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Tajuddin Abdul Hakim (TKO)
Christian Aguilera
42Ramazan Emeev18-4 (10)L-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
W-Alberto Mina (DEC)
43Muslim Salikhov16-2 (14)W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
W-Ricky Rainey (KO)
Elizeu Zaleski
44Ray Cooper20-7-1 (20)W-David Michaud (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (KO)
D-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
45Alexey Kunchenko20-2 (14)L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
46James Nakashima12-0 (1)W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
W-Luis Santos (TKO)
W-Raimond Magomedaliev (DEC)
47Daniel Rodriguez12-1 (10)W-Gabriel Green (DEC)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
W-Quinton McCottrell (TKO)
48Miguel Baeza9-0 (7)W-Matt Brown (TKO)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
W-Victor Reyna (DEC)
49Matt Brown22-17 (20)L-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
50Tim Means29-12-1 (24)L-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Thiago Alves (SUB)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Santiago Ponzinibbio27-3 (21)W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
Sean Strickland20-3 (13)W-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
Carlos Condit30-13 (28)L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
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- Strength of competition
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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.

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13 Comments on this post.
  • Chayce
    14 February 2020 at 11:37 AM
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    Michael Page has 17 wins

    • D.C. Ross
      3 March 2020 at 9:50 PM
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      Fixed, thank you.

    • Cecil Rhea
      15 June 2020 at 12:24 AM
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      Wonderboy is to low look here is the TRUTH he needs to be switched with Diaz, Diaz got his ass whooped by Masvidal his last welterweight fight, he beat pettis by dec and got whooped by Conor and dropped 3 times in a dec loss so he is coming off a loss and is 1-2 in his last 3 now for Wonderboy he lost to Pettis no doubt but that was a freak one off if they fought 10 times id think Wonderboy wins 8 or 9 of em BUT he lost i know he also had a draw(which should of been a win) with Woodly, he lost a split decision to Till (that everyone knows he won) ok i got those outta the way now he won his last fight against Luque and he before that was robbed by judges against Till his only true loss after his 2 title shots (he was robbed against woodley in the 1st fight) was pettis he should be 3-1 since then but he is 2-2 against higher overall competition a close title shot loss, then he BEAT MASVIDAL the current #1 contender and a man who embarrassed Diaz, a split decision loss against till who was #1 contender at time then a big upset against Pettis yes but rebounded nicely in his last fight against Luque bottom line of my rant is no way Diaz is a higher ranked welterweight a higher level welterweight or a better fighter at welterweight than wonderboy who has WW wins against Robert whittaker, johhny Hendricks, rory Macdonald, jorge Masvidal,and Vincent Luque and a title fight “draw” against tyron woodley. Diaz best ww wins are 2 pettis, McGregor two 145 pounders lol he was owned by rory Macdonald and Masvidal could you imagine what Woodley would do to diaz, or even Wonderboy i predict if wonderboy fought diaz would be diaz 2nd ever true KO loss by a Kick just like his 1st KO loss

      • D.C. Ross
        21 June 2020 at 10:26 AM
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        Appreciate the feedback. The common opponent with Diaz is what has Diaz has ranked higher than Thompson. They have both fought Anthony Pettis within the last 3 years and in ranking fighters, a lot has to do with competition level and how they performed. Lot of MMA Math ranking here as well where Pettis beat Thompson convicingly, moving ahead of him in the rankings, and then Diaz beat Pettis, resulting in Diaz being ranked above Pettis & Thompson. The loss to Masvidal doesn’t move Diaz down much since Masvidal was ranked ahead of Diaz at the time they fought.

  • Bruh
    30 January 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    This is so funny. Askren retires after a long career and is removed. Then he comes back to more difficult competition and a bad hip after having like 3 years off and its totally evident to the posts here from 2018, and you idiots are still talking shit.

  • 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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