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 Usman17-112-0W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
Gilbert Burns
12/12/2020
2Gilbert Burns19-312-3W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (TKO)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
Kamaru Usman
12/12/2020
3Colby Covington16-211-2W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
4Leon Edwards18-310-2W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
5Jorge Masvidal35-1412-7L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (KO)
6Tyron Woodley19-6-19-5-1L-Colby Covington (TKO)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
7Nate Diaz20-1215-10L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
8Anthony Pettis23-1010-9W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (SUB)
L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
9Stephen Thompson15-4-110-4-1W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
10Michael Chiesa17-410-4W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
11Demian Maia28-1022-10L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
12Rafael dos Anjos29-1318-11L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
Islam Makhachev
10/25/2020
13Neil Magny24-717-6W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Li Jingliang (DEC)
14Robbie Lawler28-1512-9L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
15Khamzat Chimaev9-03-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
16Geoff Neal13-25-0W-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
17Vicente Luque19-7-112-3W-Randy Brown (KO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
18Gunnar Nelson17-5-18-5L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
19Donald Cerrone36-15-122-12-1D-Niko Price (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
20Niko Price15-4-17-4-1D-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-James Vick (KO)
21Tony Martin17-69-6L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
22Sean Brady13-03-0W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
23Muslim Salikhov17-24-1W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
Claudio Silva
10/17/2020
24Claudio Silva14-15-0W-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
W-Nordine Taleb (SUB)
Muslim Salikhov
10/17/2020
25James Krause28-89-4L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (KO)
26Li Jingliang17-69-4L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
W-David Zawada (KO)
27Elizeu Zaleski22-78-3L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
Shavkat Rakhmonov
10/24/2020
28Belal Muhammad17-38-3W-Lyman Good (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Curtis Millender (DEC)
29Jake Matthews15-49-4W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (SUB)
Diego Sanchez
09/26/2020
30Mike Perry14-67-6W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (DEC)
31Rustam Khabilov24-410-3W-Sergey Khandozhko (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
32Jesse Ronson22-101-3W-Nicolas Dalby (SUB)
W-Troy Lamson (SUB)
L-Nikolay Aleksakhin (TKO)
33Nicolas Dalby18-4-12-3-1L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
NC-Ross Houston (NC)
33Alex Oliveira22-8-111-6W-Peter Sobotta (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
34Daniel Rodriguez13-13-0W-Dwight Grant (KO)
W-Gabriel Green (DEC)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
36Alexey Kunchenko20-22-2L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
37Ramazan Emeev19-44-1W-Niklas Stolze (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (DEC)
38Randy Brown12-46-4L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (SUB)
W-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
39Miguel Baeza8-02-0W-Matt Brown (TKO)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
W-Victor Reyna (DEC)
Jeremiah Wells
09/19/2020
40Matt Brown22-1715-11L-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
41Tim Means30-12-112-8W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Thiago Alves (SUB)
42Dhiego Lima15-74-5W-Luke Jumeau (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Chad Laprise (KO)
43Lyman Good21-63-3L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
44Mounir Lazzez10-11-0W-Abdul Razak Alhassan (DEC)
W-Arber Murati (TKO)
W-Sasha Palatnikov (TKO)
David Zawada
10/17/2020
45Abdul Razak Alhassan10-24-2L-Mounir Lazzez (DEC)
W-Niko Price (KO)
W-Sabah Homasi (KO)
46Dwight Grant10-32-2L-Daniel Rodriguez (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (TKO)
47Laureano Staropoli9-32-2L-Tim Means (DEC)
L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
48Tristan Connelly14-61-0W-Michel Pereira (DEC)
W-D'Juan Owens (TKO)
W-Zach Juusola (SUB)
49Michel Pereira23-112-2W-Zelim Imadaev (SUB)
L-Diego Sanchez (DQ)
L-Tristan Connelly (DEC)
50Bryan Barberena15-76-5W-Anthony Ivy (DEC)
L-Randy Brown (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
51Warlley Alves13-47-4L-Randy Brown (SUB)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
L-James Krause (KO)
52Court McGee19-98-8L-Sean Brady (DEC)
L-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (DEC)
Carlos Condit
10/03/2020
53James Vick13-59-5L-Niko Price (KO)
L-Daniel Hooker (KO)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
54Diego Sanchez30-1219-12W-Michel Pereira (DQ)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (TKO)
Jake Matthews
09/26/2020
55Kalinn Williams10-11-0W-Alex Morono (KO)
W-Jeremie Holloway (DEC)
W-Bo Yan (TKO)
56Alex Morono17-76-4L-Kalinn Williams (KO)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (SUB)
57Kenan Song15-44-1W-Callan Potter (KO)
W-Derrick Krantz (DEC)
L-Alex Morono (DEC)
58Takashi Sato16-32-1W-Jason Witt (TKO)
L-Belal Muhammad (SUB)
W-Ben Saunders (TKO)
59Emil Meek9-5-11-3L-Jake Matthews (DEC)
L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
60Danny Roberts17-56-4W-Zelim Imadaev (KO)
L-Michel Pereira (KO)
L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
61Siyar Bahadurzada24-8-14-4L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
L-Curtis Millender (DEC)
W-Luan Chagas (KO)
62Erik Koch16-65-5W-Kyle Stewart (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
63David Zawada17-51-2W-Abubakar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
L-Danny Roberts (DEC)
Mounir Lazzez
10/17/2020
64Abubakar Nurmagomedov15-3-10-1L-David Zawada (SUB)
D-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Jonatan Westin (DEC)
65Christian Aguilera14-71-1L-Sean Brady (SUB)
W-Anthony Ivy (TKO)
W-Glaucio Eliziario (DEC)
66Mickey Gall6-35-3L-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Salim Touahri (DEC)
L-Diego Sanchez (TKO)
67Sergey Khandozhko
26-6-11-1L-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
W-Adriano Rodrigues (KO)
68Abubakar Nurmagomedov9-30-1L-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Richard LeRoy (KO)
W-Javier Garcia (SUB)
69Matt Semelsberger7-21-0W-Carlton Minus (DEC)
W-Richard Patishnock (KO)
W-Kristopher Gratalo (TKO)
70Rhys McKee10-3-10-1L-Khamzat Chimaev (TKO)
W-Hakon Foss (TKO)
W-Perry Goodwin (SUB)
71Jason Witt17-60-1L-Takashi Sato (TKO)
W-Zak Bucia (DEC)
W-Roberto Neves (DEC)
72Anthony Ivy8-40-2L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
L-Christian Aguilera (TKO)
W-Willis Black (KO)
73Niklas Stolze12-40-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Omar Santana (DEC)
W-Christian Draxler (TKO)
74Zelim Imadaev8-30-3L-Michel Pereira (SUB)
L-Danny Roberts (KO)
L-Max Griffin (DEC)
75Cole Williams11-20-1L-Claudio Silva (SUB)
W-Charlie Brown (DEC)
W-John Poppie (KO)
76Carlton Minus10-20-1L-Matthew Semelsberger (DEC)
W-Schon Ellis (DEC)
L-Rick Story (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Santiago Ponzinibbio27-39-2W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (KO)
Carlos Condit30-137-9L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
Court McGee
10/03/2020
Dong Hyun Kim22-4-113-4L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
Sean Strickland20-37-3W-Nordine Taleb (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
Wellington Turman
10/31/2020
Michel Prazeres26-310-3L-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Bartosz Fabinski (SUB)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
Alan Jouban16-77-5L-Dwight Grant (DEC)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
L-Niko Price (TKO)
Chad Laprise13-46-4L-Dhiego Lima (KO)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Galore Bofando (TKO)
Alberto Mina13-13-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
Bradley Scott11-63-5L-Carlo Pedersoli (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
Max Griffin15-83-6L-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
L-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Zelim Imadaev (DEC)
Ramiz Brahimaj
11/07/2020
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)
Elizeu Zaleski
10/24/2020
Uros Jurisic10-00-0W-Shota Gvasalia (TKO)
W-Jose Caceres (SUB)
W-Michael Cora (DEC)
Phil Rowe7-20-0W-Leon Shahbazyan (TKO)
W-Matt McKeon (SUB)
W-Andrew Hellner (SUB)
Sheldon Westcott9-3-11-2W-Edgar Garcia (TKO)
L-Pawel Pawlak (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (TKO)
Jared Gooden17-40-0W-Trent McCown (TKO)
W-Jay Jackson (SUB)
W-Marcel Stamps (SUB)
Orion Cosce7-00-0W-Matt Dixon (TKO)
W-Wally Wester (KO)
W-Daniel McWilliams (SUB)
Louis Cosce7-00-0W-Victor Reyna (TKO)
W-Art Hernandez (KO)
W-Bill Smallwood (TKO)
Brian Camozzi
7-50-3L-Geoff Neal (SUB)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
L-Randy Brown (TKO)
Alex Reyes13-30-1L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Gil Guardado (KO)
W-Thomas Noel (SUB)
Jeremiah Wells8-2-10-0W-Marco Smallman (SUB)
W-Mumia Abu Dey-Ali (KO)
L-Vinicius de Jesus (DEC)
Miguel Baeza
09/19/2020
Stefan Sekulic12-30-1L-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
W-Givago Francisco SUB)
W-Ivica Truscek (SUB)
Pascal Krauss11-22-2L-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
W-Mike Stumpf (DEC)
L-John Hathaway (DEC)
Ramiz Brahimaj8-20-0W-Carlos Martinez (SUB)
L-Justin Patterson (DEC)
W-William Macario (SUB)
Max Griffin
11/07/2020
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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25 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?

    • Santiago Farina
      31 May 2020 at 7:57 AM
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      Man you missing Santiago Ponzinibbio that ranking is messed up as well . Do more research.

      • D.C. Ross
        6 June 2020 at 7:46 AM
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        The reason he is missing is he has not fought in over 15 months, which is a requirement to be ranked. Ponzinibbio’s last fight was on 11/17/2018.

  • 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

  • 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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