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Top 10 MMA UFC Welterweight Rankings

Updating the Top 10 MMA UFC Welterweight Rankings after Leon Edwards won his second title defense against Colby Covington remain UFC Champion

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By admin | December 26, 2023

UFC MMA Welterweight Rankings Update

Shavkat Rakhmanov submits Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Leon Edwards makes his second successful title defense against Colby Covington. All this and more in the Top 10 MMA UFC Welterweight Rankings

Honorable Mention

Yaroslav Amosov

Promotion: Bellator

Yaroslav Amosov is a professional MMA fighter from Ukraine and he has a record of 27 wins and 1 loss.

Amosov is the former Bellator welterweight world champion. He won the title after defeating Douglas Lima, and in his most recent fight, lost it against Jason Jackson. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

Magomed Magomedkerimov

Promotion: PFL

Title: PFL Welterweight 2023 Season Champion

Magomed Magomedkerimov is a professional MMA fighter from Russia and he has a record of 35 wins and 6 losses.

Magomed went undefeated in the PFL 2023 season Weltweight tournament. His first two fights were technical knockouts and made it to the finals against Sadibou Sy in a rematch bout. Magomed won by submission making him the season 2023 Welterweight Champion.

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

Ian Garry

Promotion: UFC

Ian Garry is a Professional MMA fighter from the United States, and he has a undefeated record of 13 wins. 

His most notable wins are over Daniel Rodriguez and Neil Magny. He was expected to fight Vicente Luque at UFC 296 but withdrew due to illness.

Garry’s next fight is against Geoff Neal at UFC 298.

Stephen Thompson

Promotion: UFC

Stephen Thompson is an American MMA fighter and former Kickboxer. He has an MMA record of 17 wins and 6 losses.

Thomson is a two-time title challenger and has multiple notable wins over fighters like Rory MacDonald, Jorge Masvidal, Vicente Luque, and Geoff Neal. 

In his most recent fight, he also defeated Kevin Holland, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

Top 10 MMA Welterweight Rankings

10. Vicente Luque

Promotion: UFC

Starting off the Fan Rankings MMA Welterweight Rankings is Vicente Luque. Luque is a Professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 22 wins, 9 losses, and 1 draw. 

Vicente Luque is currently ranked #9 in the UFC Welterweight Rankings. He is a talented striker and has notable wins over Niko Price, Tyron Woodly, Stephen Thompson, and Micheal Chiesa. He also defeated Rafael dos Anjos in his most recent fight, and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

9. Geoff Neal

Promotion: UFC

Geoff Neal is an American Professional MMA fighter with a record of 15 wins and 5 losses. 

He has notable wins over Belal Muhammad, Niko Price, Mike Perry, Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Vicente Luque.

In his most recent fight, he lost to Shavkat Rakhmonov, and there is no announcement about his next fight yet.

8. Sean Brady

Promotion: UFC

Next up, we have Sean Brady, an American MMA fighter with a record of 16 wins and only 1 loss. 

Brady is one of the best fighters in the Welterweight division right now and has solid wins over fighters like Jake Matthews, and Micheal Chiesa. In his most recent fight, he defeated former Middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum via submission, winning the performance of the night bonus as well. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about Sean Brady’s next fight.

7. Jason Jackson

Promotion: Bellator

Title: Bellator Welterweight Champion

Jason Jackson is a Jamaican professional MMA fighter competing in Bellator. He has a record of 17 wins and 4 losses. 

Jackson is the current Bellator welterweight world champion, and won the title after defeating the Undefeated champion, Yaroslav Amosov. Jackson also has notable wins over big names like Benson Henderson, Neiman Gracie, Paul Daley, and Douglas Lima. 

He defeated Amosov in his most recent fight, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

6. Gilbert Burns

Promotion: UFC

Gilbert Burns is a Professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 22 wins and 6 losses. 

Gilbert Burns is a former UFC welterweight title challenger and has notable wins over fighters like Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia, Stephen Thompson, Tyrone Woodly, and  Neil Magny  

In his most recent fight, Burnes fought Belal Muhammad. He lost the fight via Unanimous Decision, and his next fight is scheduled against Jack Della Maddalena for UFC 299 on 9th March.

5. Colby Covington

Promotion: UFC

Colby Covington is an American MMA fighter with a professional record of 17 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the former UFC interim welterweight champion, ranked #5 in the UFC Welterweight Rankings and has challenged for the undisputed title three times. Covington has many impressive wins, over top fighters like Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, and Jorge Masvidal. 

Recently, at UFC 296, he fought Leon Edwards for the title. The fight was mostly one-sided in favor of Edwards, who controlled the pace of the fight, landing a lot of damage on Covington. Colby lost the fight via Unanimous Decision.

4. Shavkat Rakhmanov

Promotion: UFC

Shavkat Rakhmanov is an undefeated professional MMA fighter from Kazakhstan. He has a record of 18 wins and no losses. 

Rakhmanov has won all of his 6 UFC fights and has three post-fight bonuses as well. He has notable wins over Neil Magny, Geoff Neal, and Stephen Thompson. 

He defeated Thompson last weekend at UFC 296, maintaining his hundred percent finishing rate, and getting a submission in the second round.

3. Kamaru Usman

Promotion: UFC

Kamaru Usman is an American MMA fighter of Nigerian descent, and he has a professional record of 20 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the Former UFC welterweight champion and defended his title 5 times before losing it to Leon Edwards. Usman has notable wins over fighters like Rafael dos Anjos, Colby Covington, Tyron Woodly, Jorge Masvidal, and Gilbert Burns. 

In his most recent fight, he fought Khamzat Chimaev, But lost by Majority decision.

2. Belal Muhammad

Promotion: UFC

Belal Muhammad is an American MMA fighter of Palestinian Descent. He currently has a professional record of 23 wins and 3 losses with 1 no-contest. 

Muhammad is currently on a 9 fight winning streak, which includes wins over Demain Maia, Lyman Good, Dhiego Lima, Stephen Thompson, Vicente Luque, Sean Brady, and Gilbert Burns. 

He defeated Gilbert Burns in his most recent fight at UFC 288, winning the fight by Unanimous Decision.

1. Leon Edwards

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Welterweight Champion

Now at #1 in the Fan Rankings MMA UFC Welterweight Rankings is Leon Edwards. Edwards is a British Professional MMA fighter with a record of 21 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest. 

Edwards is the current UFC welterweight world champion, and he won the title after defeating former Dominant champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 278. He also has impressive wins over fighters like Vicente Luque, Gunnar Nelson, Rafael dos Anjos, and Nate Diaz.

He defended his title in a rematch against Kamaru Usman and won the fight via Majority Decision. Edwards was very effective on the feet and defended multiple takedowns. He won the fight even though he was deducted a point earlier in the fight.

Recently, at UFC 296, Edwards faced Colby Covington in his second title defense. Edwards pressured Covington from the first round, making him move back, and limiting his movement with hard leg kicks. He remained composed despite the bad blood and won the fight via Unanimous Decision.

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  1. Belal Muhammad

    Welterweight
  2. Shavkat Rakhmonov

    Welterweight
  3. Yaroslav Amosov

    Welterweight
  4. Paul Daley

    Welterweight
  5. Lorenz Larkin

    Welterweight
  6. Neil Magny

    Welterweight
  7. Geoff Neal

    Welterweight
  8. Vicente Luque

    Welterweight
  9. Tony Martin

    Welterweight
  10. Magomed Magomedkerimov

    Welterweight
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