MMA World Welterweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Tyron Woodley
19-3-1 (9-2-1 UFC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
UFC 235
2Colby Covington
14-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
3Kamaru Usman
14-1 (9-0 UFC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
Tyron Woodley
UFC 235
4Darren Till
17-1-1 (5-1-1 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
Jorge Masvidal
UFC on ESPN+ 5
5Rafael dos Anjos
28-11 (17-9 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
6Robbie Lawler
28-12 (12-6 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
Ben Askren
UFC 235
7Stephen Thompson
14-3-1 (9-3-1 UFC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
Anthony Pettis
UFC on ESPN+ 6
8Rory MacDonald
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
Jon Fitch
9Ben Askren
18-0 (OneFC)
W-Shinya Aoki (TKO)
W-Zebastian Kadestam (TKO)
W-Agilan Thani (SUB)
Robbie Lawler
UFC 235
10Douglas Lima
30-7 (Bellator)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
11Demian Maia
26-9 (20-9 UFC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
12Andrey Koreshkov
21-3 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
W-Vaso Bakocevic (KO)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
Lorenz Larkin
13Jon Fitch
31-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
Rory MacDonald
14Michael Page
14-0 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-David Rickels (TKO)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
15Paul Daley
40-17-2 (Bellator)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
16Lorenz Larkin
20-7 (Bellator)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
Andrey Koreshkov
17Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
Darren Till
UFC on ESPN+ 5
18Santiago Ponzinibbio
27-3 (9-2 UFC)
W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
19Leon Edwards
16-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
Gunnar Nelson
UFC on ESPN+ 5
20Neil Magny
21-7 (14-6 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
21Gunnar Nelson
17-3-1 (8-3 UFC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
Leon Edwards
UFC on ESPN+ 5
22Alex Oliveira
18-6-1 (9-4 UFC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
23Michael Chiesa
15-4 (8-4 UFC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
24Carlos Condit
30-13 (7-9 UFC)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
25Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
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.

5 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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