MMA World Welterweight Rankings

Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Kamaru Usman
15-1 (10-0 UFC)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
2Tyron Woodley
19-4-1 (9-3-1 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Robbie Lawler
3Colby Covington
14-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
4Jorge Masvidal
33-13 (10-6 UFC)
W-Darren Till (KO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
Ben Askren
UFC 239
5Ben Askren
19-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Robbie Lawler (SUB)
W-Shinya Aoki (TKO)
W-Zebastian Kadestam (TKO)
Jorge Masvidal
UFC 239
6Rafael dos Anjos
28-11 (17-9 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
Kevin Lee
UFC on ESPN+ 9
7Robbie Lawler
28-13 (12-7 UFC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Tyron Woodley
8Rory MacDonald
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
Jon Fitch
Bellator 220
9Darren Till
17-2-1 (5-2-1 UFC)
L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
L-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
10Douglas Lima
30-7 (Bellator)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
Michael Page
Bellator 221
11Anthony Pettis
22-8 (9-7 UFC)
W-Stephen Thompson (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
12Stephen Thompson
14-4-1 (9-4-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
13Demian Maia
26-9 (20-9 UFC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
14Santiago Ponzinibbio
27-3 (9-2 UFC)
W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
15Leon Edwards
17-3 (9-2 UFC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
16Andrey Koreshkov
22-3 (Bellator)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
W-Vaso Bakocevic (KO)
17Jon Fitch
31-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
Rory MacDonald
Bellator 220
18Michael Page
14-0 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-David Rickels (TKO)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
Douglas Lima
Bellator 221
19Paul Daley
40-17-2 (Bellator)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
20Lorenz Larkin
20-7 (Bellator)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
21Neil Magny
21-7 (14-6 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Vicente Luque
UFC on ESPN+ 9
22Gunnar Nelson
17-4-1 (8-4 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
23Elizeu Zaleski
21-5 (7-1 UFC)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
W-Luigi Vendramini (KO)
W-Sean Strickland (KO)
24Michael Chiesa
15-4 (8-4 UFC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
25Alex Oliveira
18-6-1 (9-4 UFC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
Mike Perry
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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