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
1Kamaru Usman16-111-0W-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
2Colby Covington15-210-2L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
3Jorge Masvidal35-1312-6W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (KO)
W-Darren Till (KO)
4Tyron Woodley19-4-19-3-1L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Darren Till (SUB)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
Leon Edwards
03/21/2020
5Conor McGregor22-410-2W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
6Leon Edwards18-310-2W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Tyron Woodley
03/21/2020
7Nate Diaz20-1215-10L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
8Rafael dos Anjos29-1218-10L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Michael Chiesa
01/25/2020
9Demian Maia28-922-9W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (SUB)
Gilbert Burns
03/14/2020
10Robbie Lawler28-1412-8L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
11Stephen Thompson15-4-110-4-1W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
12Santiago Ponzinibbio27-39-2W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
13Neil Magny21-714-6L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
W-Craig White (TKO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Li Jingliang
03/07/2020
14Gilbert Burns17-310-3W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
W-Mike Davis (SUB)
Demian Maia
03/14/2020
15Geoff Neal13-25-0W-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
16Donald Cerrone35-1422-11L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
17Tony Martin17-59-5W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
18Michael Chiesa16-49-4W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
Rafael dos Anjos
01/25/2020
19Vicente Luque17-7-110-3L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (TKO)
20Gunnar Nelson17-5-18-5L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
21Matt Brown22-1615-10W-Ben Saunders (KO)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
Miguel Baeza
03/28/2020
22Mike Perry13-66-6L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
23Nicolas Dalby18-3-12-2-1W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
NC-Ross Houston (NC)
W-Alex Lohore (TKO)
Danny Roberts
03/21/2020
24Li Jingliang17-59-3W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
W-Daichi Abe (DEC)
Neil Magny
03/07/2020
25Elizeu Zaleski21-67-2L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
W-Luigi Vendramini (KO)
Alexey Kunchenko
03/14/2020
26Claudio Silva14-15-0W-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
27Belal Muhammad16-37-3W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (DEC)
28Niko Price15-37-3W-James Vick (KO)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
W-Tim Means (TKO)
29Alex Oliveira18-8-19-6L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
Max Griffin
03/07/2020
30Carlos Condit30-137-9L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
31Tim Means29-11-111-7W-Thiago Alves (SUB)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Ricky Rainey (TKO)
Ramazan Emeev
02/15/2020
32Sean Strickland20-37-3W-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
33James Krause28-79-3W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (KO)
W-Alex White (DEC)
34Randy Brown12-36-3W-Warlley Alves (SUB)
W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
L-Niko Price (KO)
35Alexey Kunchenko20-12-1L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
Elizeu Zaleski
03/14/2020
36Ramazan Emeev18-43-1L-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
W-Alberto Mina (DEC)
Tim Means
02/15/2020
37Lyman Good21-53-2W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
38Chance Rencountre14-42-2L-Lyman Good (TKO)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Kyle Stewart (SUB)
39Ismail Naurdiev19-32-1W-Siyar Bahadurzada (DEC)
L-Chance Rencountre (DEC)
W-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
Sean Brady
02/29/2020
40Michel Prazeres26-310-3L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
41Jake Matthews14-48-4W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (SUB)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
Emil Meek
02/22/2020
42Rustam Khabilov24-410-3W-Sergey Khandozhko (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
43Muslim Salikhov15-23-1W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
W-Ricky Rainey (KO)
44Diego Sanchez29-1218-12L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (TKO)
W-Craig White (DEC)
Michel Pereira
02/15/2020
45Bryan Barberena14-75-5L-Randy Brown (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
46Warlley Alves13-47-4L-Randy Brown (SUB)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
L-James Krause (KO)
47Dwight Grant10-22-1W-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (TKO)
L-Zak Ottow (DEC)
48Alan Jouban16-77-5L-Dwight Grant (DEC)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
49Dhiego Lima15-74-5W-Luke Jumeau (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Chad Laprise (KO)
Alex Morono
02/08/2020
50Laureano Staropoli9-22-1L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
W-Hector Aldana (DEC)
51Thiago Alves23-1515-12L-Tim Means (SUB)
L-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
52Alex Morono17-66-3W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (SUB)
W-Kenan Song (DEC)
Dhiego Lima
02/08/2020
53Sean Brady11-01-0W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Tajuddin Abdul Hakim (TKO)
W-Gilbert Urbina (DEC)
Ismail Naurdiev
02/29/2020
54James Vick13-59-5L-Niko Price (KO)
L-Daniel Hooker (KO)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
55Chad Laprise13-46-4L-Dhiego Lima (KO)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Galore Bofando (TKO)
56Nordine Taleb15-77-5L-Muslim Salikhov (KO)
W-Kyle Prepolec (DEC)
L-Sean Strickland (TKO)
57Bartosz Fabinski14-33-1L-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Hector Urbina (DEC)
58Takashi Sato15-31-1L-Belal Muhammad (SUB)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Matt Vaile (TKO)
Maki Pitolo
02/22/2020
59Ben Saunders22-13-29-10L-Matt Brown (TKO)
L-Takashi Sato (TKO)
L-Lyman Good (KO)
60Court McGee19-98-8L-Sean Brady (DEC)
L-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
61Max Griffin15-73-5L-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Zelim Imadaev (DEC)
L-Thiago Alves (DEC)
Alex Oliveira
03/07/2020
62Siyar Bahadurzada24-8-14-4L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
L-Curtis Millender (DEC)
W-Luan Chagas (KO)
63Kenan Song14-43-1W-Derrick Krantz (DEC)
L-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
Callan Potter
02/22/2020
64Erik Koch16-65-5W-Kyle Stewart (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
65Mickey Gall6-25-2W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Diego Sanchez (TKO)
W-George Sullivan (SUB)
66Tristan Connelly14-61-0W-Michel Pereira (DEC)
W-D'Juan Owens (TKO)
W-Zach Juusola (SUB)
67Michel Pereira22-101-1L-Tristan Connelly (DEC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
W-Won Jun Choi (KO)
Diego Sanchez
02/15/2020
68Danny Roberts17-56-4W-Zelim Imadaev (KO)
L-Michel Pereira (KO)
L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
Nicolas Dalby
03/21/2020
69David Zawada17-51-2W-Abubakar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
L-Danny Roberts (DEC)
70Abubakar Nurmagomedov15-3-10-1L-David Zawada (SUB)
D-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Jonatan Westin (DEC)
71Luke Jumeau13-52-2L-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Daichi Abe (DEC)
L-Shinsho Anzai (DEC)
72Callan Potter18-81-1W-Maki Pitolo (DEC)
L-Jalin Turner (TKO)
W-B.J. Bland (DEC)
Kenan Song
02/22/2020
73Miguel Baeza7-01-0W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
W-Victor Reyna (DEC)
W-Matthew Colquhoun (KO)
Matt Brown
03/28/2020
74Sergey Khandozhko
26-6-11-1L-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
W-Adriano Rodrigues (KO)
75Cole Williams11-20-1L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
W-Charlie Brown (DEC)
W-John Poppie (KO)
76Maki Pitolo11-50-1L-Callan Potter (DEC)
W-Justin Sumter (TKO)
W-Chris Cisneros (SUB)
Takashi Sato
02/22/2020
77Zelim Imadaev8-20-2L-Danny Roberts (KO)
L-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Ivan Gluhak (KO)
78Salim Touahri10-40-3L-Mickey Gall (DEC)
L-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
L-Warlley Alves (DEC)
79Hector Aldana4-30-3L-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
L-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Kenan Song (TKO)
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)
Abdul Razak Alhassan10-14-1W-Niko Price (KO)
W-Sabah Homasi (KO)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
Peter Sobotta17-6-14-5L-Leon Edwards (TKO)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
Emil Meek9-4-11-2L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
Jake Matthews
02/22/2020
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)
Shavkat Rakhmonov12-00-0W-Tiago Lacerda (TKO)
W-Danila Prikaza (TKO)
W-Rinat Sayakbaev (TKO)
Uros Jurisic10-00-0W-Shota Gvasalia (TKO)
W-Jose Caceres (SUB)
W-Michael Cora (DEC)
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)
Phil Rowe7-20-0W-Leon Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Matt McKeon (SUB)
W-Andrew Hellner (SUB)
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)
Luigi Vendramini8-10-1L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Lucas Eurico (TKO)
W-Adriano Andre (TKO)
Mike Jackson1-11-1W-Phil Brooks (DEC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
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24 Comments on this post.
  • Ryan
    21 January 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    on what planet is conor ranked above leon edwards at WW?

  • James
    20 January 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Conor In the top 5 for taking out 15 or whatever cerrone wtf is this I used to have a lot of respect
    For this ranking site but come on that is illegitimate as fuck

    • D.C. Ross
      24 January 2020 at 6:59 PM
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      He also beat #7 Nate Diaz at 170 lbs. The resume of McGregor at WW is limited, but you can’t ignore a dominant finish of Cerrone, win over Top 10 WW Diaz, and his only un-avenged loss being to the #1 p4p fighter in the world. I certainly see the argument for Edwards and it is extremely merited. A win over Woodley likely gets Edwards to #2 or #3 overall.

  • 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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