MMA World Welterweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Tyron Woodley
19-3-1 (9-2-1 UFC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
02Colby Covington
14-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
3Rafael dos Anjos
28-10 (17-8 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Neil Magny (SUB)
Kamaru Usman
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
11/30/2018
4Robbie Lawler
28-12 (12-6 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
5Darren Till
17-1-1 (5-1-1 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
6Stephen Thompson
14-3-1 (9-3-1 UFC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
7Rory MacDonald
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Paul Daley (SUB)
8Douglas Lima
30-7 (Bellator)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
9Kamaru Usman
13-1 (8-0 UFC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
Rafael dos Anjos
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
11/30/2018
10Demian Maia
25-9 (19-9 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
11Andrey Koreshkov
21-3 (Bellator)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
W-Vaso Bakocevic (KO)
W-Chidi Njokuani (TKO)
12Jon Fitch
31-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Jake Shields (DEC)
13Paul Daley
40-16-2 (Bellator)
L-Jon Fitch (DEC)
W-Lorenz Larkin (KO)
L-Rory MacDonald (SUB)
14Lorenz Larkin
20-7 (Bellator)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
W-Fernando Gonzalez (DEC)
L-Paul Daley (KO)
15Neil Magny
21-6 (14-5 UFC)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
UFC Fight Night 140
11/17/2018
16Jorge Masvidal
32-13 (9-6 UFC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
17Leon Edwards
16-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Peter Sobotta (TKO)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
18Santiago Ponzinibbio
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
Neil Magny
UFC Fight Night 140
11/17/2018
19Donald Cerrone
33-11 (20-8 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
L-Darren Till (TKO)
Mike Perry
UFC Fight Night 139
11/10/2018
20Gunnar Nelson
16-3-1 (7-3 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
21Yancy Medeiros
15-5 (6-5 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (TKO)
22Alex Oliveira
18-5-1 (9-3 UFC)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
23Carlos 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
24Dong Hyun Kim
22-4-1 (13-4 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
25Tarec Saffiedine
16-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (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)
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.

One Comment
  • 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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