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)
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)
4Darren Till
17-1-1 (5-1-1 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
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)
7Stephen Thompson
14-3-1 (9-3-1 UFC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
8Rory MacDonald
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
9Ben Askren
18-0 (OneFC)
W-Shinya Aoki (TKO)
W-Zebastian Kadestam (TKO)
W-Agilan Thani (SUB)
10Douglas Lima
30-7 (Bellator)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
11Demian Maia
25-9 (19-9 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
Lyman Good
Fight Night 144
02/02/2019
12Andrey Koreshkov
21-3 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
W-Vaso Bakocevic (KO)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
13Jon Fitch
31-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
14Paul Daley
40-16-2 (Bellator)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
15Lorenz Larkin
20-7 (Bellator)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
16Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
Nick Diaz
UFC 235
03/02/2019
17Santiago Ponzinibbio
27-3 (9-2 UFC)
W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
18Leon Edwards
16-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
19Donald Cerrone
34-11 (21-8 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
Alexander Hernandez
Fight Night 143
01/19/2019
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)
22Yancy Medeiros
15-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
23Alex Oliveira
18-6-1 (9-4 UFC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
24Carlos Condit
30-12 (7-8 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
Michael Chiesa
UFC 232
12/29/2018
25Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
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)
Jorge Masvidal
UFC 235
03/02/2019
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.

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    Ponzinibbio 17 in welter??? really???

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  • 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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