UFC Welterweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
CKamaru Usman15-110-0W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Colby Covington
UFC 245
12/14/2019
1Colby Covington15-110-1W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
UFC 245
12/14/2019
2Tyron Woodley19-4-19-3-1L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
3Jorge Masvidal34-1311-6W-Ben Askren (KO)
W-Darren Till (KO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Nate Diaz
UFC 244
11/02/2019
4Leon Edwards18-310-2W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
5Rafael dos Anjos29-1218-10L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
6Nate Diaz20-1115-9W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
Jorge Masvidal
UFC 244
11/02/2019
7Ben Askren19-11-1L-Jorge Masvidal (KO)
W-Robbie Lawler (SUB)
W-Shinya Aoki (TKO)
Demian Maia
Fight Night 162
10/26/2019
8Robbie Lawler28-1412-8L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
UFC 245
12/14/2019
9Darren Till17-2-15-2-1L-Jorge Masvidal IKO)
L-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Kelvin Gastelum
UFC 244
11/02/2019
10Anthony Pettis22-99-8L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
11Stephen Thompson14-4-19-4-1L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
Vincente Luque
UFC 244
11/02/2019
12Demian Maia27-921-9W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Ben Askren
Fight Night 162
10/26/2019
13Santiago Ponzinibbio27-39-2W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
Robbie Lawler
UFC 245
12/14/2019
14Neil Magny21-714-6L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
15Kevin Lee17-510-5L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
L-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
16Michael Chiesa16-49-4W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
17Vicente Luque17-6-19-2W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (TKO)
W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
Stephen Thompson
UFC 244
11/02/2019
18Claudio Silva14-15-0W-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
19Mike Perry13-56-5L-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (SUB)
20Gilbert Burns17-310-3W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
W-Mike Davis (SUB)
21Gunnar Nelson17-5-18-5L-Thiago Alves (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
22Tony Martin16-58-5L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Jake Matthews (SUB)
Ramazan Emeev
Fight Night 163
11/09/2019
23Li Jingliang17-59-3W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
W-Daichi Abe (DEC)
24Nicolas Dalby18-3-12-2-1W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
NC-Ross Houston (NC)
W-Alex Lohore (TKO)
25Elizeu Zaleski21-67-2L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
W-Luigi Vendramini (KO)
NRGeoff Neal12-24-0W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Frank Camacho (KO)
NRAlex Oliveira18-8-19-6L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
NRCarlos Condit30-137-9L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
Mickey Gall
ESPN 7
12/07/2019
NRAbdul Razak Alhassan10-14-1W-Niko Price (KO)
W-Sabah Homasi (KO)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
NRNiko Price15-37-3W-James Vick (KO)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
W-Tim Means (TKO)
NRBelal Muhammad16-37-3W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (DEC)
NRSean Strickland20-37-3W-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
NRRamazan Emeev18-33-0W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
W-Alberto Mina (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
Tony Martin
Fight Night 163
11/09/2019
NRAlexey Kunchenko20-12-1L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
NRChance Rencountre14-32-1W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Kyle Stewart (SUB)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
Lyman Good
UFC 244
11/02/2019
NRIsmail Naurdiev19-32-1W-Siyar Bahadurzada (DEC)
L-Chance Rencountre (DEC)
W-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
NRMichel Prazeres26-310-3L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
NRCurtis Millender17-53-2L-Belal Muhammad (SUB)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (SUB)
W-Siyar Bahadurzada (DEC)
NRJames Krause27-78-3W-Warlley Alves (KO)
W-Alex White (DEC)
W-Tom Gallicchio (DEC)
Sergio Moraes
Fight Night 164
11/16/2019
NRRandy Brown11-35-3W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
L-Niko Price (KO)
W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
NRDiego Sanchez29-1218-12L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (TKO)
W-Craig White (DEC)
NRBryan Barberena14-75-5L-Randy Brown (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
NRWarlley Alves13-37-3W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
L-James Krause (KO)
W-Sultan Aliev (TKO)
NRDwight Grant10-22-1W-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (TKO)
L-Zak Ottow (DEC)
NRAlan Jouban16-77-5L-Dwight Grant (DEC)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
NRLaureano Staropoli9-12-0W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
W-Hector Aldana (DEC)
W-Carlos Rojas (TKO)
NRThiago Alves23-1415-11L-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
NRSergio Moraes14-5-18-4-1L-Warlley Alves (KO)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Ben Saunders (SUB)
James Krause
Fight Night 164
11/16/2019
NRJake Matthews14-48-4W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (SUB)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
NRTim Means28-11-110-7L-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Ricky Rainey (TKO)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
NRDhiego Lima15-74-5W-Luke Jumeau (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Chad Laprise (KO)
NRChad Laprise13-46-4L-Dhiego Lima (KO)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Galore Bofando (TKO)
NRJames Vick13-59-5L-Niko Price (KO)
L-Daniel Hooker (KO)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
NRBartosz Fabinski14-33-1L-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Hector Urbina (DEC)
NREmil Meek9-4-11-2L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
NRJordan Mein31-125-4W-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
NRTakashi Sato15-31-1L-Belal Muhammad (SUB)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Matt Vaile (TKO)
NRLyman Good20-52-2L-Demian Maia (SUB)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
Chance Rencountre
UFC 244
11/02/2019
NRBen Saunders22-12-29-9L-Takashi Sato (TKO)
L-Lyman Good (KO)
L-Sergio Moraes (SUB)
Matt Brown
UFC 245
12/14/2019
NRCourt McGee19-88-7L-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
Sean Brady
ESPN 6
10/18/2019
NRMuslim Salikhov14-22-1W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
W-Ricky Rainey (KO)
L-Alex Garcia (SUB)
NRNordine Taleb15-77-5L-Muslim Salikhov (KO)
W-Kyle Prepolec (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (TKO)
NRAlex Morono17-66-3W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (SUB)
W-Kenan Song (DEC)
NRMax Griffin15-73-5L-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Zelim Imadaev (DEC)
L-Thiago Alves (DEC)
NRZak Ottow17-74-4L-Alex Morono (SUB)
W-Dwight Grant (DEC)
L-Sage Northcutt (KO)
NRErik Koch16-65-5W-Kyle Stewart (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
NRKenan Song14-43-1W-Derrick Krantz (DEC)
L-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
NRMickey Gall6-25-2W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Diego Sanchez (TKO)
W-George Sullivan (SUB)
Carlos Condit
ESPN 7
12/07/2019
NRSiyar Bahadurzada24-8-14-4L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
L-Curtis Millender (DEC)
W-Luan Chagas (KO)
NRTristan Connelly14-61-0W-Michel Pereira (DEC)
W-D'Juan Owens (TKO)
W-Zach Juusola (SUB)
NRMichel Pereira22-101-1L-Tristan Connelly (DEC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
W-Won Jun Choi (KO)
NRDanny Roberts16-55-4L-Michel Pereira (KO)
L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
W-David Zawada (DEC)
Zelim Imadaev
Fight Night 163
11/09/2019
NRDerrick Krantz24-120-2L-Kenan Song (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-Justin Patterson (KO)
NRShinsho Anzai10-32-2L-Jake Matthews (SUB)
W-Luke Jumeau (DEC)
W-Roger Zapata (TKO)
NRLuke Jumeau13-52-2L-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Daichi Abe (DEC)
L-Shinsho Anzai (DEC)
NRCole Williams11-20-1L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
W-Charlie Brown (DEC)
W-John Poppie (KO)
NRKyle Stewart11-30-2L-Erik Koch (DEC)
L-Chance Rencountre (SUB)
W-Braden Smith (DEC)
NRRicky Rainey13-60-2L-Tim Means (TKO)
L-Muslim Salikhov (KO)
W-Marc Stevens (DEC)
NRSergey Khandozhko
26-5-11-0W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
W-Adriano Rodrigues (KO)
W-Muller Couto (SUB)
NRMiguel Baeza7-01-0W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
W-Victor Reyna (DEC)
W-Matthew Colquhoun (KO)
NRDavid Zawada16-50-2L-Li Jingliang (KO)
L-Danny Roberts (DEC)
W-Michal Michalski (SUB)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Fight Night 163
11/09/2019
NRZelim Imadaev8-10-1L-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Ivan Gluhak (KO)
W-Yuri Izotov (KO)
Danny Roberts
Fight Night 163
11/09/2019
NRRostem Akman6-20-2L-Jake Matthews (DEC)
L-Sergey Khandozhko (DEC)
W-Mauricio Reis (TKO)
NRLuigi Vendramini8-10-1L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Lucas Eurico (TKO)
W-Adriano Andre (TKO)
NRSalim Touahri10-40-3L-Mickey Gall (DEC)
L-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
L-Warlley Alves (DEC)
NRHector Aldana4-30-3L-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
L-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Kenan Song (TKO)
NRMike Jackson1-11-1W-Phil Brooks (DEC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Dong Hyun Kim22-4-113-4L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
Tarec Saffiedine16-72-4L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
Matt Brown21-1614-10W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
Ben Saunders
UFC 245
12/14/2019
Peter Sobotta17-6-14-5L-Leon Edwards (TKO)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov15-2-10-0D-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Jonatan Westin (DEC)
L-Pavel Kusch (SUB)
David Zawada
Fight Night 163
11/09/2019
Alberto Mina13-13-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
Nathan Coy15-71-2L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
L-Danny Roberts (SUB)
Bradley Scott11-63-5L-Carlo Pedersoli (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
Luan Chagas15-3-11-2-1L-Siyar Bahadurzada (KO)
W-Jim Wallhead (SUB)
L-Erick Silva (SUB)
Sheldon Westcott9-3-11-2W-Edgar Garcia (TKO)
L-Pawel Pawlak (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (TKO)
Pascal Krauss11-22-2L-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
W-Mike Stumpf (DEC)
L-John Hathaway (DEC)
Alex Reyes13-30-1L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Gil Guardado (KO)
W-Thomas Noel (SUB)
Sean Brady10-00-0W-Tajuddin Abdul Hakim (TKO)
W-Gilbert Urbina (DEC)
W-Colton Smith (DEC)
Court McGee
ESPN 6
10/18/2019
Brian Camozzi
7-50-3L-Geoff Neal (SUB)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
L-Randy Brown (TKO)
Stefan Sekulic12-30-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Givago Francisco SUB)
W-Ivica Truscek (SUB)
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21 Comments on this post.
  • Ray
    4 August 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Zaleski is 7-1 in the UFC, How come he’s fighting a NR fighter?

    • D.C. Ross
      11 August 2019 at 11:36 AM
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      My Guess is that the higher ranked fighters are turning down fights against him. Zaleski deserves a big fight at this point.

  • Gill
    26 November 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Best rankings….. Thanks for updating

  • Richard Edwards
    16 April 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    to bad for rory, the guy he handled so easily is now the champ and he is with bellator. rory total domination over woodley

  • Johny Bravo
    21 January 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    cm punk is higher then nick diaz hehe

  • yossgold
    11 January 2015 at 5:31 AM
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    They update it after every UFC event (at least). Be cool.

  • Joe
    23 October 2012 at 2:49 AM
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    I think that Riddle (and Rivera at Bantamweight) should be out of the rankings until they fight next even though their suspension is over.

    It looks to me like Riddle’s last win over Clements is taken into consideration, if it’s a NC it should be treated as such.

    Just my opinion, keep suspended fighters non-ranked until they fight next.

    • admin
      24 October 2012 at 9:18 AM
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      Hmm, good point. I did remove Diaz, Shields, Leben, and Overeem, but those were longer suspensions.

  • dWd
    9 October 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Good win for Mike Pierce, i thought Simpson’ corner could have done better to settle him down between rounds,tell him to reset and do same again,not get sloppy,but Mike Pierce is definately a gate keeper, the only guys he lost too are top guys.I hope i’m not wrong about Silva though and he’s only a couple big wins away from a title shot.

    • admin
      9 October 2012 at 9:17 PM
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      I still think Pierce should cut down to 155. It is obvious that he is carrying some extra weight around the midsection and his lack of height and reach does not help him one bit. I’m not sure if I’m ready to label Pierce a gatekeeper at this point. He’d have a decent shot at avenging his losses to Koscheck or Fitch if they were to face off again. Should of, could of though, and you are right, at this point Pierce is sitting on the outside of the top contenders list.

      As for silva, if he beats Fitch, it’s going to be a race between him and Rory MacDonald to see which prospect claims a title shot first. Considering GSP is still welterweight champion, we will likely see Silva claim that future shot if he can win his next couple of fights.

      • dWd
        15 October 2012 at 2:47 AM
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        I may have been wrong about Silva, but i wasn’t wrong about Fitch i’ve always had him top 3 in my rankings. should look at moving Silva down now to around 15 maybe you think? and Demian Maia up. i have Maia at 11 but my rankings look a lot different to yours,i have Fitch and Koscheck higher and Condit and Kampmann lower and of course i still have Diaz and Penn in my top ten.

        • admin
          16 October 2012 at 1:50 PM
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          Maia got a nice boost in the rankings and will hopefully face off with Fitch next. As for Erick Silva, he put on a good performance and his stock did not drop much. I still have him ranked behind a solid grappler like Pierce, but ahead of Story, Alves, Akiyama, Kim, all of whom are struggling or coming off losses themselves.

          I do find some merit behind your Fitch and Koscheck ranked above Condit and Kampmann statement. It all had to do with timing. Fitch and Kos were struggling with injuries and recent losses, while Condit and Kampmann struck while the iron was hot. Do I think Fitch would beat Condit? It would be a great fight that I would be slightly leaning towards Fitch to grind out.

  • dWd
    12 September 2012 at 12:35 AM
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    Erick Silva could be ranked higher and Mike Pierce lower.

    • admin
      12 September 2012 at 10:54 PM
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      I agree, Silva is a future star. If he can get past Fitch, Silva should skyrocket into the Top 5. Pierce’s only losses in recent years have been close decisions to Fitch, Hendricks, and Koscheck. Pierce below Thiago Silva or Rick Story could be debated, but Story is still trying to bounce from his loss to Brenneman. Dong Hyun Kim, Aaron Simpson, Akiyama, etc. could all leapfrog Pierce with a signature win, but the entire welterweight division has been in neutral for the last few months.

  • Joe
    20 June 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Dude, your rankings are awesome and realistic, some people don’t understand that fighter rankings aren’t just “who I think is better, there’s a lot of “who beat who” other stuff coming into consideration.

    Don’t pay attention to any of the haters, people who have a problem with your rankings should try maintaining their own ranking lists and see if they can do a better job.

    No one is forcing them to use yours.

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:44 PM
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      Thank you, I appreciate the respectful comments.

  • Poop
    2 June 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Kampmann should be ahead of Koscheck, easily.

  • Beighz
    4 July 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Brenneman 8?   lol

    • admin
      8 July 2011 at 2:40 PM
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      I moved Brenneman down this week, feeling that Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann deserve a bump up comparing their recent fight history with Brenneman, Story, Alves, etc. Brenneman may not have won pretty, but he won and knocked off one of the fastest rising stars in the 170-pound division.

    • Honest man
      3 June 2012 at 8:44 PM
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      None of the above comments make sense, i think  the rankings here are almost a hundred percent right, Kampmann is not ahead of Koshchek, Brenneman deserves to be at where it is, and why would anyone care about the 25th place and under? your lame

      • Joe
        23 August 2012 at 2:09 AM
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        To be fare, the comments ARE from 2011 🙂

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