Current Champion: Kamaru Usman

Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman won the UFC Welterweight title by dethroning Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Usman dominated Woodley for 5 rounds, and has gone on to defend his strap 4 times, most recently against Jorge Masvidal. Usman is considered one of the most dominant champions in recent years and is unbeaten since 2013.

UFC Welterweight Rankings

Fighter Pro Record Last 5 Next fight
C Kamaru "Nigerian Nightmare" Usman 19-1
Colby Covington (2021-11-06)
1 Colby "Chaos" Covington 16-2
Kamaru Usman (2021-11-06)
2 Gilbert "Durinho" Burns 20-4
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3 Leon "Rocky" Edwards 19-3-1 NC
Jorge Masvidal (2021-12-11)
4 Vicente "The Silent Assassin" Luque 21-7-1
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5 Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson 16-5-1
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6 (T) Michael "Maverick" Chiesa 17-5
Sean Brady (2021-11-20)
6 (T) Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal 35-15
Leon Edwards (2021-12-11)
8 Neil "Haitian Sensation" Magny 25-8
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9 Belal "Remember the Name" Muhammad 19-3-1 NC
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10 Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal 13-4
Santiago Ponzinibbio (2021-12-11)
11 "The Leech" Jingliang Li 18-6
Khamzat Chimaev (2021-10-30)
12 Santiago "Argentine Dagger" Ponzinibbio 28-4
Geoff Neal (2021-12-11)
13 Sean Brady 14-0
Michael Chiesa (2021-11-20)
14 Daniel "D-Rod" Rodriguez 16-2
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15 Muslim "King of Kung Fu" Salikhov 18-2
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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.