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

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Kamaru Usman18-1 (9)W-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Colby Covington (TKO)
2Colby Covington16-2 (8)W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
3Gilbert Burns19-4 (14)L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (TKO)
4Jorge Masvidal35-14 (18)L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (KO)
5Douglas Lima32-8 (26)L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
6Michael Chiesa18-4 (11)W-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
7Tyron Woodley19-6-1 (12)L-Colby Covington (TKO)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
Vicente Luque
03/27/2021
8Anthony Pettis24-10 (18)W-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (SUB)
Clay Collard
04/23/2021
9Stephen Thompson16-4-1 (8)W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
10Demian Maia28-10 (17)L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
11Neil Magny24-8 (10)L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
12Vicente Luque19-7-1 (17)W-Randy Brown (KO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
Tyron Woodley
03/27/2021
13Lorenz Larkin22-7 (11)W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
14Li Jingliang18-6 (13)W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
15Santiago Ponzinibbio27-4 (21)L-Li Jingliang (KO)
W-Neil Magny (KO)
W-Mike Perry (DEC)
16Neiman Gracie9-1W-Jon Fitch (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Ed Ruth (SUB)
Jason Jackson
04/02/2021
17Tony MartinFree Agent17-6 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
18Geoff Neal13-3 (10)L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
19Robbie Lawler28-15 (21)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
20Carlos Condit32-13 (28)W-Matt Brown (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
21Yaroslav Amosov25-0 (19)W-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
W-Ed Ruth (DEC)
22Donald Cerrone36-15-1 (27)D-Niko Price (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
Diego Sanchez
05/08/2021
23Niko Price15-4-1 (13)D-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-James Vick (KO)
24Albert TumenovACB22-4 (14)W-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
25Khamzat Chimaev9-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
26Jake Matthews17-4 (11)W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
W-Rostem Akman (DEC)
Sean Brady
03/06/2021
27Belal Muhammad18-3 (5)W-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
Leon Edwards
03/13/2021
28Michael Page18-1 (14)W-Ross Houston (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (KO)
W-Giovanni Melillo (KO)
29James Krause29-8 (22)W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
30Muslim Salikhov17-2 (14)W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
31Sean Brady13-0 (6)W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
Jake Matthews
03/06/2021
32Elizeu Zaleski22-7 (17)L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
33Claudio Silva14-2 (11)L-James Krause (DEC)
W-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
34Miguel Baeza10-0 (8)W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
35Nicolas Dalby19-4-1 (10)W-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
36Daniel Rodriguez13-2 (11)L-Nicholas Dalby (DEC)
W-Dwight Grant (KO)
W-Gabriel Green (DEC)
Mike Perry
04/10/2021
37Shavkat Rakhmonov13-0W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Tiago Lacerda (TKO)
W-Danila Prikaza (TKO)
38Alex Oliveira22-9-1 (17)L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
W-Peter Sobotta (DEC)
W-Max Griffin (DEC)
39Tim Means31-12-1 (24)W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
40Ray Cooper20-7-1 (20)W-David Michaud (TKO)
W-Chris Curtis (KO)
D-Sadibou Sy (DEC)
41Ramazan Emeev20-4 (10)W-David Zawada (DEC)
W-Niklas Stolze (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
42Logan Storley11-1L-Yaroslav Amosov (DEC)
W-E.J. Brooks (TKO)
W-Ion Pascu (DEC)
43Jason Jackson13-4W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
W-Kiichi Kunimoto (DEC)
Neiman Gracie
04/02/2021
44Lyman Good21-6L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
45Dwight Grant10-3L-Daniel Rodriguez (KO)
W-Alan Jouban (DEC)
W-Carlo Pedersoli (TKO)
Leonardo Santos
03/20/2021
46Alan Jouban17-7W-Jared Gooden (DEC)
L-Dwight Grant (DEC)
W-Ben Saunders (KO)
47Mike Perry14-7 (11)L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
L-Geoff Neal (TKO)
Daniel Rodriguez
04/10/2021
48Alexey Kunchenko20-2 (14)L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
49Murad AbdulaevACA19-4W-Ali Bagov (DEC)
W-Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (TKO)
L-Albert Tumenov (DEC)
50Ali BagovACA29-11L-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Adam Townsend (DEC)
W-Khusein Khaliev (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Leon Edwards18-3 (9)W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Belal Muhammad
03/13/2021
Nate Diaz20-12 (16)L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
Rory MacDonald21-6-1 (14)L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
D-Jon Fitch (DEC)
Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5 (18)W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
Gunnar Nelson17-5-1 (16)L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
Paul Daley42-17-2 (33)W-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
L-Michael Page (DEC)
Andrey Koreshkov22-4 (15)L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
L-Douglas Lima (SUB)
Mukhamed BerkhamovACA13-0W-Ciro Rodrigues (DEC)
W-Brett Cooper (DEC)
W-Sharaf Davlatmurodov (SUB)
Jesse Ronson22-10W-Nicolas Dalby (SUB)
W-Troy Lamson (SUB)
L-Nikolay Aleksakhin (TKO)
Nikolay Aleksakhin24-5W-Jesse Ronson (TKO)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Cavalheiro (KO)
Rustam Khabilov24-4 (9)W-Sergey Khandozhko (DEC)
L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

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