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 Usman17-1 (8)W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
Gilbert Burns
2Colby Covington16-2 (8)W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
3Gilbert Burns19-3 (14)W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (TKO)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
4Jorge Masvidal35-14 (18)L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (KO)
5Douglas Lima32-8 (26)L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
6Tyron Woodley19-6-1 (12)L-Colby Covington (TKO)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
7Nate Diaz20-12 (16)L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
8Anthony Pettis23-10 (18)W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (SUB)
L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
9Stephen Thompson15-4-1 (8)W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
Geoff Neal
10Michael Chiesa17-4 (11)W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
11Neil Magny24-7 (10)W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Li Jingliang (DEC)
12Rory MacDonald21-6-1 (14)L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
D-Jon Fitch (DEC)
13Demian Maia28-10 (17)L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
14Vicente Luque19-7-1 (17)W-Randy Brown (KO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
15Geoff Neal13-2 (10)W-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
Stephen Thompson
16Lorenz Larkin22-7 (11)W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
17Neiman Gracie9-1W-Jon Fitch (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Ed Ruth (SUB)
18Gunnar Nelson17-5-1 (16)L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
19Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5 (18)W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
20Tony Martin17-6 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
21Paul Daley42-17-2 (33)W-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
22Sean Brady13-0 (6)W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
23Albert TumenovACB22-4 (14)W-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
24Donald Cerrone36-15-1 (27)D-Niko Price (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
25Niko Price15-4-1 (13)D-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-James Vick (KO)
26Robbie Lawler28-15 (21)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
27James Krause29-8 (22)W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
28Muslim Salikhov17-2 (14)W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
29Belal Muhammad17-3 (5)W-Lyman Good (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
Dhiego Lima
30Michael Page18-1 (14)W-Ross Houston (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (KO)
W-Giovanni Melillo (KO)
31Jake Matthews17-4 (11)W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
32Li Jingliang17-6 (12)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
Dwight Grant
33Elizeu Zaleski22-7 (17)L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
34Shavkat Rakhmonov13-0W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Tiago Lacerda (TKO)
W-Danila Prikaza (TKO)
35Carlos Condit31-13 (28)W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
Matt Brown
36Nicolas Dalby19-4-1 (10)W-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
37Yaroslav Amosov25-0 (19)W-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
W-Ed Ruth (DEC)
38Daniel Rodriguez13-2 (11)L-Nicholas Dalby (DEC)
W-Dwight Grant (KO)
W-Gabriel Green (DEC)
39Tim Means31-12-1 (24)W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
40Mike Perry14-7 (11)L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
41Miguel Baeza10-0 (8)W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
42Ramazan Emeev19-4 (10)W-Niklas Stolze (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
43Ray Cooper20-7-1 (20)W-David Michaud (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (KO)
D-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
44Nikolay Aleksakhin24-5W-Jesse Ronson (TKO)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Cavalheiro (KO)
45Kalinn Williams11-1W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (KO)
W-Alex Morono (KO)
W-Jeremie Holloway (DEC)
46Murad AbdulaevACA19-4W-Ali Bagov (DEC)
W-Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (TKO)
L-Albert Tumenov (DEC)
47Ali BagovACA29-11L-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Adam Townsend (DEC)
W-Khusein Khaliev (SUB)
48Abubakar VagaevACA19-3W-Yasubey Enomoto (DEC)
W-Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
49Alex Oliveira22-9-1 (17)L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
W-Peter Sobotta (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
50Andrey Koreshkov22-4 (15)L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Leon Edwards18-3 (9)W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Khamzat Chimaev
Conor McGregor22-4 (20)W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
Dustin Poirier
Santiago Ponzinibbio27-3 (21)W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
Muslim Salikhov
Jesse Ronson22-10W-Nicolas Dalby (SUB)
W-Troy Lamson (SUB)
L-Nikolay Aleksakhin (TKO)
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Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
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- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
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- Last 5 fights

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17 Comments on this post.
  • RickyTAAaaaN
    14 July 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    Conor should not be ranked above douglas lima prove me wrong

    • D.C. Ross
      18 July 2020 at 5:01 AM
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      Definitely debatable and glad to see another fan realize fighters from other organizations deserve their due as well.

      • Addi
        22 August 2020 at 4:20 AM
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        Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis are way to high in my opinion. They should be below RDA because they both lost to him and both struggle to get some wins together recently.

        • D.C. Ross
          22 August 2020 at 8:51 AM
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          Appreciate the feedback, the main reason for them both being ranked above RDA is Pettis’ win over Stephen Thompson. RDA is 1-4 in his last 5, so although Diaz’s only relevant win is over Pettis, it still carries a lot of weight since Pettis was coming off the dominant win over Thompson. If there were all still fighting at 155, then I 100% could see your case for RDA being ranked higher.

  • 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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