UFC Welterweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155) – Welterweight (170) – Middleweight (185)Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)

#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Tyron Woodley
16-3-1 (6-2-1 UFC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (KO)
W-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Stephen Thompson
03/04/2017
02Stephen Thompson
13-1-1 (8-1-1 UFC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Johny Hendricks (TKO)
Tyron Woodley
03/04/2017
03Robbie Lawler
27-11 (11-5 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
04Demian Maia
24-6 (18-6 UFC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (SUB)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
05Donald Cerrone
32-7 (19-4 UFC)
W-Matt Brown (KO)
W-Rick Story (TKO)
W-Patrick Cote (TKO)
Jorge Masvidal
01/28/2017
06Carlos Condit
30-10 (7-6 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (TKO)
07Lorenz Larkin
18-5 (5-5 UFC)
W-Neil Magny (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Albert Tumenov (DEC)
08Neil Magny
19-5 (12-4 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (TKO)
09Johny Hendricks
17-6 (12-6 UFC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
L-Stephen Thompson (TKO)
10Rick Story
19-9 (12-7 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
11Dong Hyun Kim
22-3-1 (13-3 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
12Jorge Masvidal
31-11 (8-4 UFC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
Donald Cerrone
01/28/2017
13Gunnar Nelson
15-2-1 (6-2 UFC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
14Tarec Saffiedine
16-6 (2-3 UFC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (DEC)
15Jake Ellenberger
31-12 (10-8 UFC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
L-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
16Matt Brown
20-16 (13-10 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
17Kamaru Usman
9-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
W-Leon Edwards (DEC)
18Leon Edwards
12-3 (4-2 UFC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
W-Dominic Waters (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Vicente Luque
03/18/2017
19Albert Tumenov
17-4 (5-3 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (SUB)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
20Tim Means
26-7-1 (8-4 UFC)
NC-Alex Oliveira (NC)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
W-John Howard (TKO)
21Colby Covington
11-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (TKO)
W-Jonathan Meunier (SUB)
22Alex Oliveira
14-4-1 (5-2 UFC)
NC-Tim Means (NC)
W-Will Brooks (KO)
W-James Moontasri (DEC)
23Patrick Cote
23-10 (10-10 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (TKO)
24Ryan LaFlare
12-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
W-John Howard (DEC)
Roan Carneiro
02/11/2017
25Santiago Ponzinibbio
23-3 (5-2 UFC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
W-Court McGee (TKO)
W-Andreas Stahl (TKO)
Nordine Taleb
02/19/2017
26Zak Cummings
20-5 (5-2 UFC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
27Emil Meek
9-2-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
28Bryan Barberena
12-4 (3-2 UFC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Sage Northcutt (SUB)
29Warlley Alves
10-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (SUB)
30Alan Jouban
15-4 (6-2 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Brendan O'Reilly (TKO)
31Nordine Taleb
12-3 (4-1 UFC)
W-Erick Silva (KO)
L-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Chris Clements (DEC)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
02/19/2017
32Erick Silva
19-7 (7-6 UFC)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
L-Nordine Taleb (KO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
33Ben Saunders
21-7-2 (8-4 UFC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Jacob Volkmann (SUB)
L-Patrick Cote (TKO)
34Court McGee
18-6 (7-5 UFC)
L-Ben Saunders (DEC)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (TKO)
35Mike Perry
9-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
W-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
3646Jordan Mein
29-11 (3-3 UFC)
L-Emil Meek (DEC)
L-Thiago Alves (KO)
W-Mike Pyle (TKO)
37Sergio Moraes
11-2-1 (5-1-1 UFC)
W-Zak Ottow (DEC)
D-Luan Chagas (DEC)
W-Omari Akhmedov (TKO)
38Siyar Bahadurzada
22-6-1 (2-2 UFC)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
L-John Howard (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
39Sean Strickland
18-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (TKO)
W-Igor Araujo (DEC)
40Alex Garcia
14-3 (4-2 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
L-Sean Strickland (TKO)
W-Mike Swick (DEC)
41Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
42Mike Pyle
27-13-1 (10-8 UFC)
L-Alex Garcia (KO)
L-Alberto Mina (KO)
W-Sean Spencer (TKO)
43Tom Breese
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Cathal Pendred (TKO)
Oluwale Bamgbose
03/18/2017
44Roan Carneiro
21-10 (3-4 UFC)
W-Kenny Robertson (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
W-Mark Munoz (SUB)
Ryan LaFlare
02/11/2017
45Michael Graves
6-0-1 (2-0-1 UFC)
D-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Randy Brown (SUB)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
46Vicente Luque
11-5-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Belal Muhammad (KO)
W-Hector Urbina (KO)
W-Alvaro Herrera (SUB)
Leon Edwards
03/18/2017
47Danny Roberts
13-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
48Yancy Medeiros
13-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-Sean Spencer (SUB)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
49Peter Sobotta
16-5-1 (3-4 UFC)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Kyle Noke (TKO)
W-Steve Kennedy (SUB)
50Sultan Aliev
14-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
L-Kenny Robertson (KO)
W-Charles Andrade (TKO)
51Bojan Velickovic
14-4-1 (1-1-1 UFC)
L-Sultan Aliev (DEC)
D-Michael Graves (DEC)
W-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
52Randy Brown
9-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Brian Camozzi
(TKO)
W-Erick Montano (SUB)
L-Michael Graves (SUB)
George Sullivan
02/11/2017
53Alex Morono
13-3 (2-0 UFC)
W-James Moontasri (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
W-Derrick Krantz (SUB)
Sheldon Westcott
02/04/2017
54Niko Price
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
W-Willie Hosch (DEC)
W-Jose Caceres (TKO)
55Luan Chagas
14-2-1 (0-1-1 UFC)
L-Erick Silva (SUB)
D-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Eduardo Garvon (SUB)
56Brandon Thatch
11-5 (2-4 UFC)
L-Niko Price (SUB)
L-Siyar Bahadurzada (SUB)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
57Alexander Yakovlev
23-8-1 (2-4 UFC)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-George Sullivan (KO)
58Belal Muhammad
10-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Augusto Montano (TKO)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
59Darren Till
13-0-1 (1-0-1 UFC)
D-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
W-Wendell Oliveira (KO)
W-Laerte Silva (TKO)
60Nicolas Dalby
14-2-1 (1-2-1 UFC)
L-Peter Sobotta (DEC)
L-Zak Cummings (DEC)
D-Darren Till (DEC)
61Elizeu Zaleski
16-5 (2-1 UFC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Omari Akhmedov (TKO)
L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
62Omari Akhmedov
16-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
L-Sergio Moraes (TKO)
63Zak Ottow
14-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Josh Burkman (DEC)
W-Craig Eckelberg (DEC)
64Yoshihiro Akiyama
14-6 (2-5 UFC)
L-Alberto Mina (DEC)
W-Amir Sadollah (DEC)
L-Jake Shields (DEC)
65Keita Nakamura
32-8-2 (2-5 UFC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (SUB)
L-Tom Breese (DEC)
66Dominique Steele
14-8 (1-3 UFC)
L-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Danny Roberts (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (KO)
67Max Griffin
13-3 (1-1 UFC)
W-Erick Montano (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-David Mitchell (KO)
68Hyun Gyu Lim
13-6-1 (3-3 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
W-Takenori Sato (TKO)
69Li Jingliang
11-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Anton Zafir (KO)
L-Keita Nakamura (SUB)
W-Dhiego Lima (KO)
Bobby Nash
01/28/2017
70Nathan Coy
15-6 (1-1 UFC)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
L-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Valdir Araujo (DEC)
71Jonathan Meunier
8-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Richard Walsh (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (SUB)
W-Francis Charbonneau (SUB)
72Abdul Razak Alhassan
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Charlie Ward (KO)
W-Jos Eichelberger (TKO)
W-Ken Jackson (TKO)
73James Moontasri
9-5 (2-4 UFC)
L-Alex Morono (DEC)
L-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
W-Anton Zafir (TKO)
74Bartosz Fabinski
13-2 (2-0 UFC)
W-Hector Urbina (DEC)
W-Garreth McLellan (DEC)
W-Alik Tseiko (DEC)
75Augusto Montano
14-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Belal Muhammad (TKO)
L-Cathal Pendred (DEC)
W-Chris Heatherly (TKO)
76Sheldon Westcott
9-3-1 (1-2 UFC)
W-Edgar Garcia (TKO)
L-Pawel Pawlak (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (TKO)
Alex Morono
02/04/2017
77Mickey Gall
4-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Sage Northcutt (SUB)
W-Phil Brooks (SUB)
W-Michael Jackson (SUB)
78Richard Walsh
9-5 (2-4 UFC)
L-Jonathan Meunier (DEC)
L-Viscardi Andrade (DEC)
W-Steve Kennedy (DEC)
79Jessin Ayari
16-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jim Wallhead (DEC)
W-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
W-Twan van Buuren (TKO)
80Shinsho Anzai
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Roger Zapata (TKO)
L-Alberto Mina (SUB)
W-Ryo Kawamura (TKO)
81Jim Wallhead
29-10 (0-1 UFC)
L-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (DEC)
W-Rafal Moks (TKO)
82Brian Camozzi
7-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Randy Brown
(TKO)
W-Nick Barnes (SUB)
W-Kenneth Glenn (KO)
83Sabah Homasi
11-6 (0-1 UFC)
L-Tim Means (TKO)
W-Jorge Patino (KO)
W-Vitor Eustaquio (TKO)
84Sage Northcutt
8-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
W-Enrique Marin (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (SUB)
85Erick Montano
7-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Max Griffin (KO)
L-Randy Brown (SUB)
W-Enrique Marin (DEC)
86Hector Urbina
17-10-1 (1-2 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
W-Edgar Garcia (SUB)
87Anton Zafir
7-3 (0-2 UFC)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
L-James Moontasri (TKO)
W-Ryan Heketa (TKO)
88Charlie Ward
2-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Abdul Razak Alhassan (KO)
W-Gareth Williams (DEC)
W-Ciaran Daly (DEC)
89Alvaro Herrera
7-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Vernon Ramos (KO)
L-Hector Aldana (DEC)
Alessandro Ricci
02/19/2017
90Phil Brooks
0-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
*Nick Diaz
26-9 (7-6 UFC)
NC-Anderson Silva (NC)
L-Georges St.Pierre (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (DEC)
Inactivity
*John Hathaway
17-2 (7-2 UFC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (KO)
W-John Maguire (DEC)
W-Pascal Krauss (DEC)
Inactivity
*Lyman Good
19-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Andrew Craig (TKO)
W-Nah-Shon Burrell (SUB)
W-Micah Terrill (SUB)
Suspended
*Nicholas Musoke
13-4 (3-2 UFC)
L-Albert Tumenov (DEC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Inactivity
*Viscardi Andrade
16-6 (3-1 UFC)
W-Richard Walsh (DEC)
W-Gasan Umalatov (DEC)
L-Nicholas Musoke (DEC)
Suspended
*George Sullivan
17-5 (3-2 UFC)
L-Alexander Yakovlev (KO)
W-Dominic Waters (DEC)
L-Tim Means (SUB)
Randy Brown
02/11/2017
Suspended
*Claudio Silva
11-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Brad Scott (DEC)
W-Xavier Foupa-Pokam (DEC)
Inactivity
*Lance Benoist
7-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Bobby Voelker (DEC)
L-Sean Pierson (DEC)
L-Seth Baczynski (DEC)
Inactivity
*Kiichi Kunimoto
18-6-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Neil Magny (SUB)
W-Richard Walsh (DEC)
W-Daniel Sarafian (SUB)
Inactivity
*Bobby Nash
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Lewis Gonzalez (TKO)
W-Deray Davis (TKO)
W-Angelo Trevino (SUB)
Li Jingliang
01/28/2017
*Pascal Krauss
11-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
W-Mike Stumpf (DEC)
L-John Hathaway (DEC)
Inactivity
2017 UFC Signings:
Bobby Nash
2016 UFC Cuts:
Kyle Noke (retired)
Kenny Robertson
Sean Spencer
Ben Saunders
Andreas Stahl
Dominic Waters
Mike Jackson
Jonavin Webb
Edgar Garcia
John Howard
Matt Dwyer
Gasan Umalatov
Mike Pierce
Marcio Alexandre
Hayder Hassan
Steve Kennedy

  • Beighz

    Brenneman 8?   lol

    • admin

      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

      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

        To be fare, the comments ARE from 2011 🙂

  • Poop

    Kampmann should be ahead of Koscheck, easily.

  • Joe

    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

      Thank you, I appreciate the respectful comments.

  • dWd

    Erick Silva could be ranked higher and Mike Pierce lower.

    • admin

      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.

  • dWd

    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

      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

        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

          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.

  • Joe

    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

      Hmm, good point. I did remove Diaz, Shields, Leben, and Overeem, but those were longer suspensions.

  • yossgold

    They update it after every UFC event (at least). Be cool.