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)
Jorge Masvidal
07/11/2020
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)
Kamaru Usman
07/11/2020
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)
8Michael Chiesa17-4UFCW-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
9Douglas Lima32-7BellatorW-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
Gegard Mousasi
05/09/2020
10Rafael dos Anjos29-13UFCL-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
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)
14Gilbert Burns18-3UFCW-Demian Maia (TKO)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
15Demian Maia28-10UFCL-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
16Neil Magny22-7UFCW-Li Jingliang (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
17Jon Fitch31-7-2BellatorD-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
18Geoff Neal13-2UFCW-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
19Donald Cerrone35-14UFCL-Conor McGregor (TKO)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
20Tony Martin17-5UFCW-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
David Zawada
04/25/2020
21Michael Page17-1BellatorW-Shinsho Anzai (KO)
W-Giovanni Melillo (KO)
W-Richard Kiely (KO)
22Paul Daley42-17-2BellatorW-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
23Lorenz Larkin22-7BellatorW-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
24Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5PFLW-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
25Andrey Koreshkov22-4BellatorL-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
26Gunnar Nelson17-5-1UFCL-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
27Albert Tumenov22-4ACBW-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
28Yaroslav Amosov23-0BellatorW-Ed Ruth (DEC)
W-David Rickels (SUB)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
29Vicente Luque17-7-1UFCL-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (TKO)
Randy Brown
04/11/2020
30Matt Brown22-16UFCW-Ben Saunders (KO)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
Miguel Baeza
03/28/2020
31Mike Perry13-6UFCL-Geoff Neal (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
32Claudio Silva14-1UFCW-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
33James Krause28-8UFCL-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (KO)
34Jake Matthews15-4UFCW-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (SUB)
35Li Jingliang17-6UFCL-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
36Elizeu Zaleski22-6UFCW-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
37Nicolas Dalby18-3-1UFCW-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
NC-Ross Houston (NC)
W-Alex Lohore (TKO)
Danny Roberts
03/21/2020
38Alex Oliveira19-8-1UFCW-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
39Carlos Condit30-13UFCL-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
40Niko Price15-3UFCW-James Vick (KO)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
W-Tim Means (TKO)
Muslim Salikhov
04/11/2020
41Belal Muhammad16-3UFCW-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (DEC)
Lyman Good
04/18/2020
42Ray Cooper20-7-1PFLW-David Michaud (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (KO)
D-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
43Ramazan Emeev18-4UFCL-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
W-Alberto Mina (DEC)
44Sean Brady12-0UFCW-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Tajuddin Abdul Hakim (TKO)
45Daniel Rodriguez11-1UFCW-Tim Means (SUB)
W-Quinton McCottrell (TKO)
W-Rico Farrington (DEC)
46Tim Means29-12-1UFCL-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Thiago Alves (SUB)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
47Alexey Kunchenko20-2UFCL-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
48Randy Brown12-3UFCW-Warlley Alves (SUB)
W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
L-Niko Price (KO)
Vicente Luque
04/11/2020
49Mukhamed Berkhamov13-0ACAW-Ciro Rodrigues (DEC)
W-Brett Cooper (DEC)
W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (SUB)
50James Nakashima12-0ONEW-Yushin Okami (DEC)
W-Luis Santos (TKO)
W-Raimond Magomedaliev (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Santiago Ponzinibbio27-3UFCW-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
Sean Strickland20-3UFCW-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (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.

10 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.

  • 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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