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MMA UFC Top 10 Welterweight Rankings - April 2022

Updating the Welterweight MMA Rankings after weeks of big welterweight fights. Colby Covington defeated Jorge Masvidal back in UFC 272 and Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gilbert Burns in a potential Fight of the Year at UFC 273. Also where Belal Muhammad, Yaroslav Amosov and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | April 12, 2022 - 10:25 PM

Honorable Mention

Neil Maganey

Promotion: UFC

Neil Maganey is a talented fighter in the Welterweight division, and though he doesn't make our rankings he deserves an honorable mention. He is ranked #10 by the official UFC rankings and has a record of 25 wins and 8 losses.



Micheal Chiesa

Promotion: UFC

Micheal Chiesa also deserves an honorable mention and has a professional MMA record of 18 wins and 6 losses. He is ranked #11 by the official UFC welterweight rankings.




Top 10 MMA Welterweights

10. 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. 

Masvidal is a two-time title challenger in the UFC but lost to Kamaru Usman both times. However, he does have some impressive wins over Michael Chiesa, Donald Cerone, Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz. 

He lost his most recent fight against Colby Covington at UFC 272, and there is no announcement about his next fight yet.




9. 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 #9 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, however, there is no announcement about his next fight yet.




8. Yaroslav Amosov

Promotion: Bellator

Title: Bellator Welterweight Champion

Yaroslav Amosov is a Ukrainian MMA fighter, with a very impressive undefeated record of 26 wins and no losses. He is ranked #5 in the Bellator Pound for Pound rankings. 

He is the current Bellator Welterweight champion and defeated Douglas Lima to win the title in his most recent fight. Currently, Amosov is in Ukraine, to defend his country against the Russian Invasion, therefore, there is no announcement about his next fight.




7. Belal Muhammad

Promotion: Bellator

Belal Muhammad is an American MMA fighter of Palestinian Descent. He currently has a professional record of 20 wins and 3 losses and is ranked #6 by the official UFC Welterweight rankings. 

Muhammad is currently on a 6 fight winning streak, which includes wins over Demain Maia, Dhiego Lima, and in his most recent fight Stephen Thompson. He is scheduled to fight against Vicente Luque this upcoming weekend.




6. Vicente Luque

Promotion: UFC

Vicente Luque is a Professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 27 wins 7 losses, and 1 draw. 

He is a talented striker and has notable wins over Tyron Woodly and Stephen Thompson. He has won 13 out of his 16 fights in the UFC and has 8 post-fight bonuses. He is currently on a 4 fight winning streak. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Micheal Chiesa via submission, and his next fight is scheduled against Belal Muhammad on April 16th, 2022.



 

5. 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 does have impressive wins over fighters like Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia, Stephen Thompson, and Tyrone Woodly. 

Last weekend, at UFC 273, he lost to up-and-coming fighter Khamzat Chimaev, the fight was very competitive and entertaining, however, Chimaev won on the scorecards. His next fight has not been announced yet. 




4. 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. The fight was very entertaining, and both fighters scored knockdowns, however, Chimaev won the fight via Unanimous Decision. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.




3. Leon Edwards

Promotion: UFC

Leon Edwards is a British Professional MMA fighter with a record of 19 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no contest. He is ranked #2 by the official UFC rankings and is currently on a 9 fight winning streak. 

Edwards has impressive wins over fighters like Vicente Luque, Gunnar Nelson, and Rafael dos Anjos. In his most recent fight, he faced off against Nate Diaz, and won via Decision, his next fight has not been announced yet.




2. Colby Covington

Promotion: UFC

Colby Covington is an American MMA fighter with a professional record of 17 wins and 3 losses. He is ranked #1 in the official UFC welterweight rankings. 

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.




1. Kamaru Usman

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Welterweight Champion

Kamaru Usman is an American MMA fighter of Nigerian descent, and he has a professional record of 20 wins and 1 loss. He has an undefeated UFC record.

He is the current UFC welterweight champion and has defended his title 5 times already. He is also the #1 on the UFC pound for pound list and is considered by many the best MMA fighter in the world right now. 

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



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