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)
3Gilbert Burns19-4 (14)L-Kamaru Usman (TKO)
W-Tyron Woodley (DEC)
W-Demian Maia (TKO)
Stephen Thompson
07/10/2021
4Jorge Masvidal35-15 (18)L-Kamaru Usman (KO)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
W-Nate Diaz (TKO)
5Leon Edwards18-3 (9)NC-Belal Muhammad (NC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Gunnar Nelson (DEC)
Nate Diaz
06/12/2021
6Douglas Lima32-8 (26)L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
W-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
W-Michael Page (KO)
Yaroslav Amosov
06/11/2021
7Michael Chiesa18-4 (11)W-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
8Stephen Thompson16-4-1 (8)W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
W-Vicente Luque (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (KO)
Gilbert Burns
07/10/2021
9Vicente Luque20-7-1 (18)W-Tyron Woodley (SUB)
W-Randy Brown (KO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
10Tyron Woodley19-7-1 (12)L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
L-Colby Covington (TKO)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
11Rory MacDonald22-6-1 (15)W-Curtis Millender (SUB)
L-Douglas Lima (DEC)
W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
12Demian Maia28-10 (17)L-Gilbert Burns (TKO)
W-Ben Askren (SUB)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
Belal Muhammad
06/12/2021
13Neil Magny25-8 (10)W-Geoff Neal (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
W-Robbie Lawler (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)
Miguel Baeza
06/05/2021
16Sean Brady14-0 (7)W-Jake Matthews (SUB)
W-Christian Aguilera (SUB)
W-Ismail Naurdiev (DEC)
17Yaroslav Amosov25-0 (19)W-Logan Storley (DEC)
W-Mark Lemminger (TKO)
W-Ed Ruth (DEC)
Douglas Lima
06/11/2021
18Jason Jackson14-4W-Neiman Gracie (DEC)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Jordan Mein (DEC)
Paul Daley
06/11/2021
19Neiman Gracie10-2L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
W-Jon Fitch (SUB)
L-Rory MacDonald (DEC)
20Michael Page19-1 (15)W-Derek Anderson (TKO)
W-Ross Houston (DEC)
W-Shinsho Anzai (KO)
21Tony MartinFree Agent17-6 (10)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
W-Ramazan Emeev (DEC)
L-Demian Maia (DEC)
22Geoff Neal13-3 (10)L-Stephen Thompson (DEC)
W-Mike Perry (TKO)
W-Niko Price (TKO)
Neil Magny
05/08/2021
23Belal Muhammad18-3 (5)NC-Leon Edwards (NC)
W-Dhiego Lima (DEC)
W-Lyman Good (DEC)
Demian Maia
06/12/2021
24Robbie Lawler28-15 (21)L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Colby Covington (DEC)
L-Ben Askren (SUB)
25Carlos Condit32-13 (28)W-Matt Brown (DEC)
W-Court McGee (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
26Paul Daley43-17-2 (34)W-Sabah Homasi (TKO)
W-Saad Awad (TKO)
W-Erick Silva (DEC)
Jason Jackson
06/11/2021
27Lorenz Larkin23-7 (11)W-Rafael Carvalho (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
28Muslim Salikhov17-2 (14)W-Elizeu Zaleski (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
W-Nordine Taleb (KO)
Francisco Trinaldo
06/05/2021
29Nicolas Dalby19-4-1 (10)W-Daniel Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Jesse Ronson (SUB)
W-Alex Oliveira (DEC)
30Daniel Rodriguez14-2 (11)W-Mike Perry (DEC)
L-Nicholas Dalby (DEC)
W-Dwight Grant (KO)
31Elizeu Zaleski22-7 (17)L-Muslim Salikhov (DEC)
W-Alexey Kunchenko (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (TKO)
32James Krause29-8 (22)W-Claudio Silva (DEC)
L-Trevin Giles (DEC)
W-Sergio Moraes (KO)
33Miguel Baeza10-0 (8)W-Takashi Sato (SUB)
W-Matt Brown (TKO)
W-Hector Aldana (TKO)
Santiago Ponzinibbio
06/05/2021
34Andrey Koreshkov23-4 (16)W-Adriano Rodrigues (SUB)
L-Lorenz Larkin (DEC)
W-Mike Jasper (DEC)
35Jake Matthews17-5 (11)L-Sean Brady (SUB)
W-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Emil Meek (DEC)
36Khamzat Chimaev9-0W-Gerald Meerschaert (KO)
W-Rhys McKee (TKO)
W-John Phillips (SUB)
37Alex Morono19-7W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
W-Rhys McKee (DEC)
38Donald Cerrone36-16-1 (27)L-Alex Morono (TKO)
D-Niko Price (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
39Niko Price15-4-1 (13)D-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
L-Vicente Luque (TKO)
W-James Vick (KO)
40Tim Means31-12-1 (24)W-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Laureano Staropoli (DEC)
L-Daniel Rodriguez (SUB)
41Randy Brown13-4 (11)W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
W-Warlley Alves (SUB)
42Shavkat Rakhmonov13-0W-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Tiago Lacerda (TKO)
W-Danila Prikaza (TKO)
Michel Prazeres
06/26/2021
43Claudio Silva14-2 (11)L-James Krause (DEC)
W-Cole Williams (SUB)
W-Danny Roberts (SUB)
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)
Gleison Tibau
04/29/2021
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Nate Diaz20-12 (16)L-Jorge Masvidal (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
Leon Edwards
06/12/2021
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)
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)
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
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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
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