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)Women’s Featherweight (145)

#22 FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Tyron Woodley
17-3-1 (7-2-1 UFC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
D-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (KO)
02Stephen Thompson
13-2-1 (8-2-1 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
D-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
03Robbie Lawler
27-11 (11-5 UFC)
L-Tyron Woodley (KO)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (TKO)
Donald Cerrone
07/08/2017
04Demian Maia
24-6 (18-6 UFC)
W-Carlos Condit (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (SUB)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
Jorge Masvidal
05/13/2017
05Carlos Condit
30-10 (7-6 UFC)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
L-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (TKO)
06Jorge Masvidal
32-11 (9-4 UFC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
Demian Maia
05/13/2017
07Neil Magny
19-5 (12-4 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Lorenz Larkin (TKO)
W-Hector Lombard (TKO)
08Donald Cerrone
32-8 (19-5 UFC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (KO)
W-Rick Story (TKO)
Robbie Lawler
07/08/2017
09Gunnar Nelson
16-2-1 (7-2 UFC)
W-Alan Jouban (SUB)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
10Dong Hyun Kim
22-3-1 (13-3 UFC)
W-Tarec Saffiedine (DEC)
W-Dominic Waters (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
Colby Covington
05/28/2017
11Kamaru Usman
10-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (DEC)
12Tarec Saffiedine
16-6 (2-3 UFC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Rick Story (DEC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (DEC)
Rafael dos Anjos
06/17/2017
13Mike Perry
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Jake Ellenberger (KO)
L-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Danny Roberts (KO)
14Thiago Alves
22-11 (14-8 UFC)
W-Patrick Cote (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
15Alex Oliveira
15-4-1 (6-2 UFC)
W-Tim Means (SUB)
NC-Tim Means (NC)
W-Will Brooks (KO)
16Colby Covington
11-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (TKO)
W-Jonathan Meunier (SUB)
Dong Hyun Kim
06/17/2017
17Leon Edwards
13-3 (5-2 UFC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Albert Tumenov (SUB)
W-Dominic Waters (DEC)
18Jake Ellenberger
31-13 (10-9 UFC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
19Matt Brown
20-16 (13-10 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (KO)
L-Jake Ellenberger (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
20Ryan LaFlare
13-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Roan Carneiro (DEC)
W-Mike Pierce (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
21Santiago Ponzinibbio
24-3 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nordine Taleb (DEC)
W-Zak Cummings (DEC)
W-Court McGee (TKO)
22Bryan Barberena
13-4 (4-2 UFC)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Warlley Alves (DEC)
23Warlley Alves
10-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (SUB)
Kiichi Kunimoto
06/11/2017
24Nordine Taleb
12-4 (4-2 UFC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Erick Silva (KO)
L-Warlley Alves (DEC)
Emil Meek
05/28/2017
25Erick Silva
19-7 (7-6 UFC)
W-Luan Chagas (SUB)
L-Nordine Taleb (KO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
Yancy Medeiros
06/03/2017
26Alan Jouban
15-5 (6-3 UFC)
L-Gunnar Nelson (SUB)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
27Zak Cummings
21-5 (6-2 UFC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
28Ben Saunders
21-7-2 (8-4 UFC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
W-Jacob Volkmann (SUB)
L-Patrick Cote (TKO)
Peter Sobotta
05/28/2017
29Emil Meek
9-2-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Rousimar Palhares (KO)
W-Christophe Dijcke (TKO)
Nordine Taleb
05/28/2017
30Court McGee
18-6 (7-5 UFC)
L-Ben Saunders (DEC)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (TKO)
31Tim Means
26-8-1 (8-5 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
NC-Alex Oliveira (NC)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
32Niko Price
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Alex Morono (KO)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
W-Willie Hosch (DEC)
33Sergio Moraes
12-2-1 (6-1-1 UFC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Zak Ottow (DEC)
D-Luan Chagas (DEC)
34Jordan Mein
29-11 (3-3 UFC)
L-Emil Meek (DEC)
L-Thiago Alves (KO)
W-Mike Pyle (TKO)
35Siyar Bahadurzada
22-6-1 (2-2 UFC)
W-Brandon Thatch (SUB)
L-John Howard (DEC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
36Sean Strickland
18-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tom Breese (DEC)
W-Alex Garcia (TKO)
37Alex Garcia
14-3 (4-2 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
L-Sean Strickland (TKO)
W-Mike Swick (DEC)
38Alberto Mina
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mike Pyle (KO)
W-Yoshihiro Akiyama (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (SUB)
39Roan Carneiro
21-11 (3-5 UFC)
L-Ryan LaFlare (DEC)
W-Kenny Robertson (DEC)
L-Derek Brunson (KO)
40Tom Breese
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Cathal Pendred (TKO)
41Michael Graves
6-0-1 (2-0-1 UFC)
D-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Randy Brown (SUB)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
42Danny Roberts
13-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (KO)
W-Dominique Steele (DEC)
W-Nathan Coy (SUB)
43Mike Pyle
27-13-1 (10-8 UFC)
L-Alex Garcia (KO)
L-Alberto Mina (KO)
W-Sean Spencer (TKO)
44Vicente Luque
11-6-1 (4-2 UFC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Belal Muhammad (KO)
W-Hector Urbina (KO)
45Belal Muhammad
11-2 (2-2 UFC)
W-Randy Brown (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Augusto Montano (TKO)
46Yancy Medeiros
13-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-Sean Spencer (SUB)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
Erick Silva
06/03/2017
47Sultan Aliev
14-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
L-Kenny Robertson (KO)
W-Charles Andrade (TKO)
48Bojan Velickovic
14-4-1 (1-1-1 UFC)
L-Sultan Aliev (DEC)
D-Michael Graves (DEC)
W-Alessio di Chirico (DEC)
Nicholas Musoke
05/28/2017
49Randy Brown
9-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Brian Camozzi (TKO)
W-Erick Montano (SUB)
50Peter Sobotta
16-5-1 (3-4 UFC)
W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
L-Kyle Noke (TKO)
W-Steve Kennedy (SUB)
Ben Saunders
05/28/2017
51Elizeu Zaleski
16-5 (2-1 UFC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Omari Akhmedov (TKO)
L-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
52Abdul Razak Alhassan
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Charlie Ward (KO)
W-Jos Eichelberger (TKO)
W-Ken Jackson (TKO)
Omari Akhmedov
05/28/2017
53Alex Morono
13-4 (2-1 UFC)
L-Niko Price (KO)
W-James Moontasri (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
54Omari Akhmedov
16-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Kyle Noke (DEC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
L-Sergio Moraes (TKO)
Abdul Razak Alhassan
05/28/2017
55Alexander Yakovlev
23-8-1 (2-4 UFC)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-George Sullivan (KO)
56Max Griffin
13-3 (1-1 UFC)
W-Erick Montano (TKO)
L-Colby Covington (TKO)
W-David Mitchell (KO)
57Luan Chagas
14-2-1 (0-1-1 UFC)
L-Erick Silva (SUB)
D-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Eduardo Garvon (SUB)
Jim Wallhead
06/03/2017
58Keita Nakamura
32-8-2 (2-5 UFC)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Kyle Noke (SUB)
L-Tom Breese (DEC)
59Hyun Gyu Lim
13-6-1 (3-3 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (TKO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
W-Takenori Sato (TKO)
60Dominique Steele
14-8 (1-3 UFC)
L-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Danny Roberts (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (KO)
61Zak Ottow
14-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Josh Burkman (DEC)
W-Craig Eckelberg (DEC)
62Jonathan Meunier
8-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Richard Walsh (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (SUB)
W-Francis Charbonneau (SUB)
63Jessin Ayari
16-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Jim Wallhead (DEC)
W-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
W-Twan van Buuren (TKO)
Darren Till
05/28/2017
64Nathan Coy
15-7 (1-2 UFC)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
L-Danny Roberts (SUB)
65Davi Ramos
6-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Nick Piedmont (DEC)
W-Mike Flach (SUB)
66Bobby Nash
8-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
W-Lewis Gonzalez (TKO)
W-Deray Davis (TKO)
67Mickey Gall
4-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Sage Northcutt (SUB)
W-Phil Brooks (SUB)
W-Michael Jackson (SUB)
68Joe Proctor
11-5 (4-4 UFC)
L-Bryan Barberena (TKO)
L-Magomed Mustafaev (TKO)
W-Justin Edwards (SUB)
69Sage Northcutt
8-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
W-Enrique Marin (DEC)
L-Bryan Barberena (SUB)
70Richard Walsh
9-5 (2-4 UFC)
L-Jonathan Meunier (DEC)
L-Viscardi Andrade (DEC)
W-Steve Kennedy (DEC)
71Brian Camozzi
7-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Randy Brown
(TKO)
W-Nick Barnes (SUB)
W-Kenneth Glenn (KO)
72Sabah Homasi
11-6 (0-1 UFC)
L-Tim Means (TKO)
W-Jorge Patino (KO)
W-Vitor Eustaquio (TKO)
73Jim Wallhead
29-10 (0-1 UFC)
L-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
W-Gennadiy Kovalev (DEC)
W-Rafal Moks (TKO)
Luan Chagas
06/03/2017
74Hector Urbina
17-10-1 (1-2 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
L-Bartosz Fabinski (DEC)
W-Edgar Garcia (SUB)
75Charlie Ward
2-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Abdul Razak Alhassan (KO)
W-Gareth Williams (DEC)
W-Ciaran Daly (DEC)
76Alvaro Herrera
7-4 (1-1 UFC)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Vernon Ramos (KO)
L-Hector Aldana (DEC)
77Phil 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
*Rafael dos Anjos
25-9 (14-7 UFC)
L-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
Tarec Saffiedine
06/17/2017
*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)
Bojan Velickovic
05/28/2017
Inactivity
*Darren Till
13-0-1 (1-0-1 UFC)
D-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
W-Wendell Oliveira (KO)
W-Laerte Silva (TKO)
Jessin Ayari
05/28/2017
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)
Suspended
*Yoshihiro Akiyama
14-6 (2-5 UFC)
L-Alberto Mina (DEC)
W-Amir Sadollah (DEC)
L-Jake Shields (DEC)
Inactivity
*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)
Warlley Alves
06/11/2017
Inactivity
*Sheldon Westcott
9-3-1 (1-2 UFC)
W-Edgar Garcia (TKO)
L-Pawel Pawlak (DEC)
L-Elias Theodorou (TKO)
Inactivity
*Shinsho Anzai
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Roger Zapata (TKO)
L-Alberto Mina (SUB)
W-Ryo Kawamura (TKO)
Inactivity
*Pascal Krauss
11-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (TKO)
W-Mike Stumpf (DEC)
L-John Hathaway (DEC)
Inactivity
2017 UFC Signings:
Davi Ramos
Bobby Nash
2016 UFC Cuts:
Patrick Cote (retired)
Brandon Thatch
Li Jingliang
Nicolas Dalby
Erick Montano
Albert Tumenov
James Moontasri (retired)
Lorenz Larkin
Rick Story
Bartosz Fabinski
Augusto Montano
Anton Zafir
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.

  • Johny Bravo

    cm punk is higher then nick diaz hehe

  • Richard Edwards

    to bad for rory, the guy he handled so easily is now the champ and he is with bellator. rory total domination over woodley