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Top 10 MMA UFC Welterweight Rankings – August 2022

Updating the Top MMA Welterweight Rankings after Leon Edwards won the UFC Welterweight Title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 by an exciting comeback KO. Also where Khamzat Chimaev, Jorge Masvidal, Belal Muhammad, and more ranks


By fan rankings | August 25, 2022

Honorable Mention

Jorge Masvidal

Promotion: UFC

Jorge Masvidal is one of the Biggest UFC stars. He is an American fighter and has an extensive professional record of 35 wins and 16 losses. He has challenged for the title twice, and though he doesn’t make the cut for the top 10 MMA rankings, he still deserves an honorable mention. 

Yaroslav Amosov

Promotion: Bellator

Title: Bellator Welterweight Champion

Yaroslav Amosov is an undefeated fighter from Ukraine, and he is the Beletor welterweight champion. However, he has been inactive for a while and isn’t going to fight anytime soon because of the war in Ukraine. Still, he deserves an honorable mention.

Top 10 MMA Welterweight 

10. Shavkat Rakhmanov

Promotion: UFC

Shavkat Rakhmanov is an undefeated professional MMA fighter from Kazakhstan. He has a record of 16 wins and no losses. 

He has won all of his 4 UFC fights and has two post-fight bonuses as well. In his most recent fight, he defeated Neil Magny via second-round submission and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

9. Vicente Luque

Promotion: UFC

Vicente Luque is a Professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. 

He is a talented striker and has notable wins over Niko Price, Tyron Woodly, Stephen Thompson, and Micheal Chiesa. However, he has lost his last two fights, and in his most recent fight, he lost against Geoff Neal. 

There is no announcement about his next fight yet.

8. Sean Brady

Promotion: UFC

Sean Brady is an American MMA fighter, with an undefeated MMA record of 15 wins and no losses. He is currently ranked #8 in the UFC welterweight rankings. 

Brady has five wins in the UFC and has most notably defeated Jake Matthews, and Micheal Chiesa in his most recent fight. Brady is an Up and coming talent in the division, and he is scheduled to fight against Belal Muhammad in his next fight on October 22nd, 2022.

7. Geoff Neal

Promotion: UFC

Geoff Neal is an American Professional MMA fighter with a record of 15 wins and 4 losses. He is currently ranked #6 by the official UFC rankings, and he has notable wins over Belal Muhammad, Niko Price, Mike Perry, and Santhiago Panzinibbio. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Vicente Luque, and there is no announcement about his next fight yet. 

6. Gilbert Burns

Promotion: UFC

Gilbert Burns is a Professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 20 wins and 5 losses. 

Gilbert Burns also challenged Kumaru Usman for the title, however, he could not win. He has notable wins over fighters like Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia, Stephen Thompson, and Tyrone Woodly. 

In his most recent fight, Burnes lost to Khamzat Chimaev, and there is no announcement about his next fight. 

5. Belal Muhammad

Promotion: UFC

Belal Muhammad is an American MMA fighter of Palestinian Descent. He currently has a professional record of 21 wins and 3 losses and is ranked #5 by the official UFC Welterweight rankings. 

Muhammad is currently on a 7 fight winning streak, which includes wins over Demain Maia, Lyman Good, Dhiego Lima, Stephen Thompson, and Vicente Luque in his most recent fight. 

His next fight is scheduled against Sean Brady on October 22nd, 2022 at UFC 280.

4. Colby Covington

Promotion: UFC

Colby Covington is an American MMA fighter with a professional record of 17 wins and 3 losses. 

He is the former UFC interim welterweight champion, and has challenged for the undisputed title twice, but lost to Kamaru Usman both times. Covington has many impressive wins, over top fighters like Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos, Robbie Lawler, and Tyron Woodley. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Jorge Masvidal, and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

3. Khamzat Chimaev

Promotion: UFC

Khamzat Chimaev is a Russian Born MMA fighter who fights out of Sweden. He has an undefeated record of 11 wins and no losses, with five fights in the UFC. 

His first 4 fights were early finishes, however, in his most recent fight, he fought against Gilbert Burns, who was the #2 welterweight contender before the fight. He also has notable wins over Gerald Meerschaert, and Li Jingliang

Khamzat Chimaev is set to fight Nate Diaz for his next fight on September 10th, 2022.

2. Kamaru Usman

Promotion: UFC

Kamaru Usman is an American MMA fighter of Nigerian descent, and he has a professional record of 20 wins and 2 losses. 

He is the Former UFC welterweight champion and defended his title 5 times before losing it to Leon Edwards in his last fight. Usman fought an excellent fight and was winning on the scorecards in the last round. However, he got too comfortable, and Edwards capitalized by landing a solid head kick which put Usman out.

1. Leon Edwards

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Welterweight Champion

Leon Edwards is a British Professional MMA fighter with a record of 20 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest. As of last weekend, he is the new UFC Welterweight world champion. 

Edwards has impressive wins over fighters like Vicente Luque, Gunnar Nelson, Rafael dos Anjos, and Nate Diaz. Last weekend, at UFC 278, he fought Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title and won via head kick knockout in the last minute of the last round. He was losing the fight up till the last round, however, he was able to land a solid kick to Usman’s head, and knocked him out cold to win the title. 

Where do you rank these Contenders and Champions? Rank below to be added in the Mixed Martial Arts Rankings 

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