MMA World Welterweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Welterweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Tyron Woodley
18-3-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
02Robbie Lawler
28-11 (12-5 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Rafael dos Anjos
12/16/2017
03Stephen Thompson
14-2-1 (9-2-1 UFC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
Darren Till
03/17/2018
04Rory MacDonald
19-4 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Robbie Lawler (TKO)
Douglas Lima
01/20/2018
05Colby Covington
13-1 (8-1 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
06Rafael dos Anjos
27-9 (16-7 UFC)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
L-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
Robbie Lawler
12/16/2017
07Demian Maia
25-8 (19-8 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
08Ben Askren
17-0 (OneFC)
W-Zebastian Kadestam (TKO)
W-Agilan Thani (SUB)
W-Nikolay Aleksakhin (DEC)
Shinya Aoki
11/24/2017
09Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
10Darren Till
16-0-1 (4-0-1 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
Stephen Thompson
03/17/2018
11Donald Cerrone
32-10 (19-7 UFC)
L-Darren Till (TKO)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
12Douglas Lima
29-6 (Bellator)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (KO)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
Rory MacDonald
01/20/2018
13Carlos Condit
30-10 (7-6 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (TKO)
Neil Magny
12/30/2017
14Paul Daley
40-15-2 (Bellator)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
W-Brennan Ward (KO)
15Lorenz Larkin
19-6 (Bellator)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (TKO)
16Kamaru Usman
11-1 (6-0 UFC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
Emil Meek
12/30/2017
17Santiago Ponzinibbio
25-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
Mike Perry
12/16/2017
18Neil Magny
19-6 (12-5 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (TKO)
Carlos Condit
12/30/2017
19Andrey Koreshkov
20-2 (Bellator)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
L-Douglas Lima (KO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
20Rick Story
19-9 (Free Agent)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
21Gunnar Nelson
16-3-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
22Alex Oliveira
16-4-1 (7-2 UFC)
W-Ryan LaFlare (KO)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
NC-Tim Means (NC)
Yancy Medeiros
12/02/2017
23Mike Perry
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Alex Reyes (KO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
12/16/2017
24Jon Fitch
30-7-1 (PFL)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
W-Joao Zeferino (DEC)
25Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
26Tarec Saffiedine
16-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
27Ryan LaFlare
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (KO)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
28Thiago Alves
22-11 (14-8 UFC)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
29Leon Edwards
14-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
30Albert Tumenov
18-4 (Free Agent)
W-Ismael de Jesus (KO)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
31Jake Ellenberger
31-13 (10-9 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
32Matt Brown
21-16 (14-10 UFC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
33Emil Meek
9-2-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
Kamaru Usman
12/30/2017
34Rousimar Palhares
19-8-1 (Free Agent)
D-Shamil Amirov (DEC)
W-Alexei Ivanov (SUB)
L-Michal Materla (KO)
35Jake Shields
32-9-1 (PFL)
W-Danny Davis (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
L-Rousimar Palhares (SUB)
36Sean Strickland
19-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
37Vicente Luque
12-6-1 (5-2 UFC)
W-Niko Price (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (KO)
38Niko Price
11-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Alan Jouban (TKO)
W-Alex Morono (KO)
39Bryan Barberena
13-5 (4-3 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
40Warlley Alves
11-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
41Alan Jouban
15-6 (6-4 UFC)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
42Nordine Taleb
13-4 (5-2 UFC)
W-Oliver Enkamp (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Erick Silva (KO)
Sultan Aliev
12/16/2017
43Yancy Medeiros
14-4 (5-4 UFC)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
W-Sean Spencer (SUB)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
Alex Oliveira
12/02/2017
44Erick Silva
19-8 (7-7 UFC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
L-Nordine Taleb (KO)
Jordan Mein
12/16/2017
45Belal Muhammad
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Randy Brown (DEC)
46Tim Means
27-9-1 (9-6 UFC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
47Zak Cummings
21-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
48Yushin Okami
34-11 (13-6 UFC)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Andre Lobato (DEC)
W-Paul Bradley (DEC)
49Siyar Bahadurzada
22-6-1 (2-2 UFC)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
L-John Howard (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
50Sergio Moraes
12-3-1 (6-2-1 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Nick Diaz
26-9 (7-6 UFC)
NC-Anderson Silva (NC)
L-Georges St.Pierre (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
*Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
*Jesse Taylor
31-15 (1-1 UFC)
W-Dhiego Lima (SUB)
W-James Krause (SUB)
W-Hayder Hassan (SUB)
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So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

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- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
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- 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.

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