MMA World Welterweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound

1Kamaru Usman20-1 (10)W-Colby Covington (DEC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (KO)
W-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
2Khamzat Chimaev11-0W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Li Jingliang (SUB)
W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
3Colby Covington17-3 (8)W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
4Gilbert Burns20-5 (14)L-Khamzat Chimaev (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
5Leon Edwards19-3 (9)W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
NC-Belal Muhammad (NC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
6Belal Muhammad21-3 (5)W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
W-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (DEC)
7Vicente Luque21-8-1 (19)L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
W-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
Geoff Neal
8Sean Brady15-0 (7)W-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Jake Matthews (SUB)
W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
9Yaroslav Amosov26-0 (19)W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
10Jorge Masvidal35-16 (18)L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
11Michael Chiesa18-6 (11)L-Sean Brady (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Neil Magny (DEC)
12Stephen Thompson16-6-1 (8)L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
13Neil Magny26-8 (10)W-Max Griffin (DEC)
W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
Shavkat Rakhmonov
14Michael Page20-1 (15)W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Derek Anderson (TKO)
W-Ross Houston (DEC)
Logan Storley
15Douglas Lima32-10 (26)L-Michael Page (DEC)
L-Yaroslav Amosov (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
Jason Jackson
16Jason Jackson15-4W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
Douglas Lima
17Nate Diaz20-13 (16)L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
18Tyron WoodleyFree Agent19-7-1 (12)L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
L-Colby Covington (TKO)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
19Geoff Neal14-4 (10)W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Vicente Luque
20Carlos Leal17-3W-Ray Cooper (DEC)
W-Chris Brown (DEC)
W-Korey Kuppe (TKO)
21Ray Cooper24-8-1 (22)L-Carlos Leal (DEC)
W-Magomed Magomedkerimov (KO)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
22Rory MacDonald23-8-1 (16)W-Brett Cooper (SUB)
L-Ray Cooper (DEC)
L-Gleison Tibau (DEC)
23Demian MaiaFree Agent28-11 (17)L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
24Magomed Magomedkerimov28-6 (19)L-Ray Cooper (KO)
W-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
25Li Jingliang18-7 (13)L-Khamzat Chimaev (SUB)
W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
26Santiago Ponzinibbio28-5 (21)L-Geoff Neal (DEC)
W-Miguel Baeza (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
Michel Pereira
27Muslim Salikhov18-2 (14)W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
28Michel Pereira26-11W-Andre Fialho (DEC)
W-Niko Price (DEC)
W-Kalinn Williams (DEC)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
29Daniel Rodriguez16-2 (12)W-Kevin lee (DEC)
W-Preston Parsons (TKO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
30Elizeu Zaleski23-7 (17)W-Benoit St. Denis (DEC)
L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
31Shavkat Rakhmonov15-0W-Carlston Harris (KO)
W-Michel Prazeres (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
Neil Magny
32Logan Storley12-1W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
L-Yaroslav Amosov (DEC)
W-E.J. Brooks (TKO)
Michael Page
33Neiman Gracie11-3L-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
34Paul Daley43-18-2 (34)L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
W-Saad Awad (TKO)
Wendell Giacomo
35Andrey Koreshkov25-4W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
W-Sabah Homasi (DEC)
W-Adriano Rodrigues (SUB)
36Niko Price16-5 (13)W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
NC-Donald Cerrone (NC)
37Tim Means32-12-1 (24)W-Nicolas Dalby (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
Kevin Holland
38Kevin Holland22-7W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
NC-Kyle Daukaus (NC)
L-Marvin Vettori (DEC)
Tim Means
39Randy Brown15-4 (11)W-Kalinn Williams (DEC)
W-Jared Gooden (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
40Kalinn Williams13-3L-Randy Brown (DEC)
W-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
W-Matt Semelsberger (DEC)
41Robbie Lawler29-15 (22)W-Nick Diaz (TKO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
Bryan Barberena
42Gunnar Nelson18-5-1 (16)W-Takashi Sato (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
43Jake Matthews17-5 (11)L-Sean Brady (SUB)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
44Alex Morono21-7W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
W-David Zawada (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
45Donald Cerrone36-16 (27)L-Alex Morono (TKO)
NC-Niko Price (NC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
Joe Lauzon
46Max Griffin18-9L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
W-Kenan Song (KO)
47Andre Fialho15-4W-Miguel Baeza (TKO)
L-Michel Pereira (DEC)
W-Stefan Sekulic (TKO)
48Francisco Trinaldo28-8W-Danny Roberts (DEC)
W-Dwight Grant (DEC)
L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
49Nicolas Dalby19-5-1 (10)L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
50Jarrah Al-Silawi18-3W-Gleison Tibau (DEC)
W-Michael Lilly (KO)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Tony Martin17-6 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
Albert TumenovACB22-4 (14)W-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
James Krause29-8 (22)W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
Rustam Khabilov24-4 (9)W-Sergey Khandozhko (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
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- Strength of competition
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17 Comments on this post.
  • RickyTAAaaaN
    14 July 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    Conor should not be ranked above douglas lima prove me wrong

    • D.C. Ross
      18 July 2020 at 5:01 AM
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      Definitely debatable and glad to see another fan realize fighters from other organizations deserve their due as well.

      • Addi
        22 August 2020 at 4:20 AM
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        Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis are way to high in my opinion. They should be below RDA because they both lost to him and both struggle to get some wins together recently.

        • D.C. Ross
          22 August 2020 at 8:51 AM
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          Appreciate the feedback, the main reason for them both being ranked above RDA is Pettis’ win over Stephen Thompson. RDA is 1-4 in his last 5, so although Diaz’s only relevant win is over Pettis, it still carries a lot of weight since Pettis was coming off the dominant win over Thompson. If there were all still fighting at 155, then I 100% could see your case for RDA being ranked higher.

  • Chayce
    14 February 2020 at 11:37 AM
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    Michael Page has 17 wins

    • D.C. Ross
      3 March 2020 at 9:50 PM
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      Fixed, thank you.

    • Cecil Rhea
      15 June 2020 at 12:24 AM
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      Wonderboy is to low look here is the TRUTH he needs to be switched with Diaz, Diaz got his ass whooped by Masvidal his last welterweight fight, he beat pettis by dec and got whooped by Conor and dropped 3 times in a dec loss so he is coming off a loss and is 1-2 in his last 3 now for Wonderboy he lost to Pettis no doubt but that was a freak one off if they fought 10 times id think Wonderboy wins 8 or 9 of em BUT he lost i know he also had a draw(which should of been a win) with Woodly, he lost a split decision to Till (that everyone knows he won) ok i got those outta the way now he won his last fight against Luque and he before that was robbed by judges against Till his only true loss after his 2 title shots (he was robbed against woodley in the 1st fight) was pettis he should be 3-1 since then but he is 2-2 against higher overall competition a close title shot loss, then he BEAT MASVIDAL the current #1 contender and a man who embarrassed Diaz, a split decision loss against till who was #1 contender at time then a big upset against Pettis yes but rebounded nicely in his last fight against Luque bottom line of my rant is no way Diaz is a higher ranked welterweight a higher level welterweight or a better fighter at welterweight than wonderboy who has WW wins against Robert whittaker, johhny Hendricks, rory Macdonald, jorge Masvidal,and Vincent Luque and a title fight “draw” against tyron woodley. Diaz best ww wins are 2 pettis, McGregor two 145 pounders lol he was owned by rory Macdonald and Masvidal could you imagine what Woodley would do to diaz, or even Wonderboy i predict if wonderboy fought diaz would be diaz 2nd ever true KO loss by a Kick just like his 1st KO loss

      • D.C. Ross
        21 June 2020 at 10:26 AM
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        Appreciate the feedback. The common opponent with Diaz is what has Diaz has ranked higher than Thompson. They have both fought Anthony Pettis within the last 3 years and in ranking fighters, a lot has to do with competition level and how they performed. Lot of MMA Math ranking here as well where Pettis beat Thompson convicingly, moving ahead of him in the rankings, and then Diaz beat Pettis, resulting in Diaz being ranked above Pettis & Thompson. The loss to Masvidal doesn’t move Diaz down much since Masvidal was ranked ahead of Diaz at the time they fought.

  • Bruh
    30 January 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    This is so funny. Askren retires after a long career and is removed. Then he comes back to more difficult competition and a bad hip after having like 3 years off and its totally evident to the posts here from 2018, and you idiots are still talking shit.

  • Dan
    22 January 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    It’s time for you guys to give Geoff Neal some love on this list.

  • mark
    21 November 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    Ponzinibbio 17 in welter??? really???

  • mike
    27 October 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    It’s time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Egan
    21 October 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    Where is Ben Askren in this so called world’s best of WW ranking? Two time WW champion in two promotions, and undefeated (18-0 record). Are you kidding me? Have you not seen his fights with your own eyes? This list is not “world” (more like world according to UFC).

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