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 Usman19-1 (10)W-Jorge Masvidal (KO)
W-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
2Colby Covington16-2 (8)W-Tyron Woodley (TKO)
L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
3Leon Edwards19-3 (9)W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
NC-Belal Muhammad (NC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
4Gilbert Burns19-4 (14)L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (TKO)
Stephen Thompson
07/10/2021
5Jorge Masvidal35-15 (18)L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
6Michael Chiesa18-4 (11)W-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
7Stephen Thompson16-4-1 (8)W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
Gilbert Burns
07/10/2021
8Vicente Luque20-7-1 (18)W-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Randy Brown (KO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
9Yaroslav Amosov26-0 (19)W-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
10Douglas Lima32-9 (26)L-Yaroslav Amosov (DEC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
11Rory MacDonald22-6-1 (15)W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
Gleison Tibau
06/17/2021
12Tyron WoodleyFree Agent19-7-1 (12)L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
L-Colby Covington (TKO)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
13Neil Magny25-8 (10)W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (DEC)
14Belal Muhammad19-3 (5)W-Demian Maia (DEC)
NC-Leon Edwards (NC)
W-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
15Nate Diaz20-13 (16)L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
16Li Jingliang18-6 (13)W-Santiago Ponzinibbio (KO)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (TKO)
17Santiago Ponzinibbio28-4 (21)W-Miguel Baeza (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (KO)
W-Neil Magny (KO)
18Demian Maia28-11 (17)L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
19Sean Brady14-0 (7)W-Jake Matthews (SUB)
W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
Kevin Lee
07/10/2021
20Jason Jackson15-4W-Paul Daley (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
21Neiman Gracie10-2L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
W-Jon Fitch (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
22Michael Page19-1 (15)W-Derek Anderson (TKO)
W-Ross Houston (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (KO)
23Tony MartinFree Agent17-6 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
24Geoff Neal13-4 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
25Robbie Lawler28-15 (21)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
26Carlos Condit32-13 (28)W-Matt Brown (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
27Paul Daley43-18-2 (34)L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
W-Saad Awad (TKO)
28Lorenz Larkin23-7 (11)W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
29Muslim Salikhov18-2 (14)W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
30Nicolas Dalby19-4-1 (10)W-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
31Daniel Rodriguez14-2 (11)W-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Nicholas Dalby (DEC)
W-Dwight Grant (KO)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov
07/17/2021
32Elizeu Zaleski22-7 (17)L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
33James Krause29-8 (22)W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
34Miguel Baeza10-1 (8)L-Santiago Ponzinibbio (DEC)
W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
35Andrey Koreshkov23-4 (16)W-Adriano Rodrigues (SUB)
L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
36Jake Matthews17-5 (11)L-Sean Brady (SUB)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
37Khamzat Chimaev9-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
38Alex Morono19-7W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
W-Rhys McKee (DEC)
39Donald Cerrone36-16-1 (27)L-Alex Morono (TKO)
D-Niko Price (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
40Niko Price15-4-1 (13)D-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-James Vick (KO)
41Tim Means31-12-1 (24)W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
Danny Roberts
06/19/2021
42Randy Brown13-4 (11)W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (SUB)
43Shavkat Rakhmonov13-0W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Tiago Lacerda (TKO)
W-Danila Prikaza (TKO)
Michel Prazeres
06/26/2021
44Ramazan Emeev20-4 (10)W-David Zawada (DEC)
W-Niklas Stolze (DEC)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
Warlley Alves
06/26/2021
45Abubakar VagaevACA20-3W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Yasubey Enomoto (DEC)
W-Gadzhimurad Khiramagomedov (DEC)
46Kiamrian AbbasovONE23-4W-James Nakashima (TKO)
W-Zebaztian Kadestam (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (TKO)
47Mike Perry14-8 (11)L-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Tim Means (DEC)
W-Mickey Gall (DEC)
48Alex Oliveira22-10-1 (17)L-Randy Brown (SUB)
L-Shavkat Rakhmonov (SUB)
W-Peter Sobotta (DEC)
49Lyman Good21-6L-Belal Muhammad (DEC)
W-Chance Rencountre (TKO)
L-Demian Maia (SUB)
50Alexey Kunchenko20-2 (14)L-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Yushin Okami (DEC)
Sadibou Sy
06/17/2021
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Magomed Magomedkerimov26-5 (18)W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-Christopher Curtis (DEC)
W-John Howard (SUB)
Curtis Millender
06/17/2021
Gunnar Nelson17-5-1 (16)L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
Albert TumenovACB22-4 (14)W-Beslan Ushukov (KO)
W-Murad Abdulaev (DEC)
W-Ciro Rodrigues (TKO)
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 Aleksakhin24-5NC-Sadibou Sy (NC)
W-Jesse Ronson (TKO)
W-Jonavin Webb (DEC)
Ray Cooper
06/17/2021
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.
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