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phisei
5th Degree Black Belt
Member Since 2011.08.04

My MMA Rankings

Top Welterweight MMA Fighters

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Based mostly on wins and not on performance or should haves (i.e. controversial decisions). Donald Cerrone returned to the lightweight division in January 2019. Darren Till moved to middleweight in November 2019 (ranked 26). Ben Askrean retired in November 2019 (ranked 8). Pettis took a LW bout in Jan 2020 (ranked 10).

  1. 1

    Kamaru "The Nigerian Nightmare" Usman
    Kamaru Usman
    "The Nigerian Nightmare"
    16-1-0
    The UFC Welterweight champion. Usman made his first title defense against Colby Covington at UFC 245. He defeated Covington by TKO in the fifth round.
  2. 2

    Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley
    Tyron Woodley
    "The Chosen One"
    19-4-1
    Woodley lost his UFC Welterweight title to Kamaru Usman at UFC 235. He was outwrestled for five rounds, ultimately losing a unanimous decision. Woodley was set to rematch Robbie Lawler at UFC on ESPN 4, however, he withdrew due to injury. Woodley will return at UFC on ESPN+ 29 against Leon Edwards.
  3. 3

    Leon "Rocky" Edwards
    Leon Edwards
    "Rocky"
    18-3-0
    Edwards headlined UFN 132 against Donald Cerrone. He won a unanimous decision after three rounds. Edwards co-headlined UFC on ESPN+ 5 against Gunnar Nelson. He defeated Nelson by split decision. Edwards headlined UFC on ESPN 4 against Rafael dos Anjos. He defeated dos Anjos by unanimous decision. Edwards will headline UFC on ESPN+ 29 against Tyron Woodley.
  4. 4

    Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal
    Jorge Masvidal
    "Gamebred"
    35-13-0
    Masvidal returned at UFC on ESPN+ 5 against Darren Till. He knocked out Till in the second round. Masvidal faced Ben Askren at UFC 239. He knocked out Askren with a flying knee just 5 seconds into the first round. Masvidal headlined UFC 244 against Nate Diaz. He defeated Diaz by TKO due to a doctor stoppage.
  5. 5

    Colby "Chaos" Covington
    Colby Covington
    "Chaos"
    15-2-0
    Covington returned at UFC on ESPN 5 against Robbie Lawler. He won the fight by unanimous decision after five rounds. Covington faced Kamaru Usman at UFC 245 for the UFC Welterweight title. He lost the fight by TKO in the fifth round.
  6. 6

    Michael "Maverick" Chiesa
    Michael Chiesa
    "Maverick"
    16-4-0
    Chiesa fought Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on ESPN+ 24. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
  7. 7

    Demian Maia
    Demian Maia
    28-9-0
    Maia returned at UFC on ESPN+ 2 against Lyman Good. He tapped out Good in the first round with a rear-naked choke. Maia fought Anthony Rocco Martin at UFC on ESPN 3. He defeated Martin by unanimous decision. Maia headlined UFC on ESPN+ 20 against Ben Askren. He submitted Askren with a rear-naked choke in the third round. Maia will face Gilbert Burns at UFC on ESPN+ 28.
  8. 8

    Rafael dos Anjos
    Rafael dos Anjos
    "RDA"
    29-13-0
    dos Anjos faced Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 9. He submitted Lee with an arm-triangle choke in the fourth round. dos Anjos headlined UFC on ESPN 4 against Leon Edwards. He lost a unanimous decision after five rounds. dos Anjos fought Michael Chiesa at UFC on ESPN+ 24. He lost the fight to Chiesa by unanimous decision.
  9. 9

    "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler
    Robbie Lawler
    "Ruthless"
    28-14-0, 1 NC
    Lawler headlined UFC on FOX 26 against Rafael dos Anjos. After five rounds he lost a unanimous decision. Lawler welcomed Ben Askren to the UFC at UFC 235. He lost the fight via a controversial stoppage due to a bulldog choke. Lawler was set to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN 4, however, Woodley withdrew due to injury. Lawler instead faced Colby Covington at UFC on ESPN 5. He lost the fight by unanimous decision. Lawler was set to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC 245, however, Ponzinibbio withdrew from the fight.
  10. 10

    Nate Diaz
    Nate Diaz
    20-12-0
    Diaz returned from his layoff at UFC 241 against Anthony Pettis. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Diaz headlined UFC 244 against Jorge Masvidal. He lost the fight by TKO due to a doctor's stoppage.
  11. 11+

  12. 11

    Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson
    Stephen Thompson
    "Wonderboy"  |  15-4-1
    Thompson headlined UFN 130 against Darren Till. Till missed weight and the bout was contested at a catchweight of 174lbs. Thompson lost a unanimous decision after five rounds, however, he doesn't move down the rankings due to Till missing weight. Thompson headlined UFC on ESPN+ 6 against Anthony Pettis. He suffered the first stoppage loss of his career by second round knockout. Thompson returned at UFC 244 against Vicente Luque. He defeated Luque by unanimous decision after three rounds.
  13. 12

    Douglas "The Phenom" Lima
    Douglas Lima
    "The Phenom"  |  32-7-0
    The new Bellator Welterweight champion. Lima captured the title at Bellator 232 when he fought a rematch against Rory MacDonald. He defeated MacDonald by unanimous decision after five rounds. Lima is set to face Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 243.
  14. 13

    Rory "Red King" MacDonald
    Rory MacDonald
    "Red King"  |  21-6-1
    MacDonald lost his Bellator Welterweight title to Douglas Lima at Bellator 232. He lost the fight by unanimous decision after five rounds.
  15. 14

    Jon Fitch
    Jon Fitch
    32-7-2, 1 NC
    Fitch fought Paul Daley at Bellator 199. He won a dominant unanimous decision after three rounds. Fitch faced Rory MacDonald next at Bellator 220. They fought to a majority draw.
  16. 15

    Michael "Venom" Page
    Michael Page
    "Venom"  |  17-1-0
    Page returned at Bellator 227 against Richard Kiely. He defeated Kiely by knockout in the first round. Page faced Gianni Melillo at Bellator London and defeated him by knockout in the first round. He faced Shinsho Anzai at Bellator 237. He won the fight by knockout in the second round.
  17. 16

    Paul "Semtex" Daley
    Paul Daley
    "Semtex"  |  42-17-2
    Daley returned at Bellator 216 to face Michael Page. Daley lost the fight by unanimous decision. He faced Erick Silva next at Bellator 223. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Daley faced Saad Awad at Bellator 232. He defeated Awad by TKO in the second round. Daley will return at Bellator 241 against Sabah Homasi.
  18. 17

    Lorenz "The Monsoon" Larkin
    Lorenz Larkin
    "The Monsoon"  |  22-7-0, 1 NC
    Larkin fought Ion Pascu at Bellator 207. He defeated Pascu by unanimous decision. Larkin was set to face Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 220, however, he withdrew due to injury. They were rescheduled for Bellator 229 where Larkin won the fight by split decision. Larkin faced Keita Nakamura at Bellator 237. He defeated Nakamura by unanimous decision.
  19. 18

    Lyman "Cyborg" Good
    Lyman Good
    "Cyborg"  |  21-5-0, 1 NC
    Good fought Chance Rencountre at UFC 244. He defeated Rencountre by TKO in the third round. Good will fight Belal Muhammad at UFC 249.
  20. 19

    Chance "Black Eagle" Rencountre
    Chance Rencountre
    "Black Eagle"  |  14-4-0
    Rencountre fought Lyman Good at UFC 244. He lost the fight by TKO due to punches.
  21. 20

    Ismail "The Austrian Wonderboy" Naurdiev
    Ismail Naurdiev
    "The Austrian Wonderboy"  |  19-3-0
    Naurdiev is set to face UFC newcomer Sean Brady at UFC on ESPN+ 27.
  22. 21

    Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio
    Santiago Ponzinibbio
    "Gente Boa"  |  27-3-0
    Fell down four rankings due to a year of inactivity (November 2019, formerly ranked 19).
  23. 22

    Neil Magny
    Neil Magny
    21-7-0
    Magny fell down four rankings due to a year of inactivity (November 2019, formerly ranked 20).
  24. 23

    Vicente "The Silent Assassin" Luque
    Vicente Luque
    "The Silent Assassin"  |  17-7-1
  25. 24

    Gilbert "Durinho" Burns
    Gilbert Burns
    "Durinho"  |  17-3-0
  26. 25

    Michel "Trator" Prazeres
    Michel Prazeres
    "Trator"  |  26-3-0
    Prazeres fell down 4 rankings after a year of inactivity (February 2020, ranked 21).
  27. 26

    Gunnar "Gunni" Nelson
    Gunnar Nelson
    "Gunni"  |  17-5-1
  28. 27

    Geoff "Handz of Steel" Neal
    Geoff Neal
    "Handz of Steel"  |  13-2-0
  29. 28

    Bartosz "The Butcher" Fabiński
    Bartosz Fabiński
    "The Butcher"  |  14-3-0
    Fell down four rankings due to a year of inactivity (November 2019, formerly ranked 25).
  30. 29

    "Platinum" Mike Perry
    Mike Perry
    "Platinum"  |  13-6-0
  31. 30

    "The Leech" Jingliang Li
    Jingliang Li
    "The Leech"  |  17-5-0
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