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UFC Welterweight

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  1. UFC Welterweight Division
  2. UFC Welterweight Champion
  3. UFC Welterweight Rankings
  4. UFC Weight Divisions


How Much is a UFC Welterweight?


The UFC Welterweight Division contains a group which weighs within 156 to 170 lb (71 to 77 kg). The UFC Welterweight Division is between the Lightweight and Middleweight Division.


Who is the Current UFC Welterweight Champion?


The current UFC Welterweight Champion is Kamaru Usman. Making his first title defense since winning it from Tyron Woodley, Usman faced Colby Covington in the main event at UFC 245. He won the fight via fifth round TKO to become the new UFC Welterweight Champion.




UFC Welterweight Rankings 2021


The UFC Welterweight Title is considered as one of the most prestigious titles' in the UFC. The inaugural Welterweight Champion was crowned at UFC Brazil in 1998 when Pat Miletich won the belt. Throughout the years, the likes of Carlos Newton, Matt Hughes, B.J. Penn, Georges-St Pierre, Matt Serra, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler have all held the Welterweight Championship.


Till date, GSP and Matt Hughes are the only two-time Welterweight Champions in UFC history.


At UFC 201, Tyron Woodley defeated Robbie Lawler to win the Welterweight Championship. Woodley, who defended the title against Stephen Thompson (twice), Demian Maia and Darren Till, was defeated by Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 via unanimous decision.


Kamaru Usman, who is the current UFC Welterweight Champion, has defended his title against Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 245 and UFC 251, respectively.


In his first title defence of 2021 Usman faced Gilbert Burns and defended his title for the third time by defeating Burns via TKO in the third round at UFC 258.


Current UFC Welterweight ChampionKamaru Usman [19–1]


RankFighterWin/Loss RecordLast FightNext Fight
ChampionKamaru Usman19-1Defeated Jorge MasvidalTBD
1Colby Covington16-2Defeated Tyron WoodleyTBD
2Gilbert Burns19-4Lost to Kamaru UsmanTBD
3Leon Edwards18-3, 1 NCNo Contest w. Belal MuhammadNate Diaz (UFC 262)
4Stephen Thompson16-4-1Defeated Geoff NealGilbert Burns (UFC 264)
5Jorge Masvidal35-15Lost to Kamaru UsmanTBD
6Vicente Luque20–7–1Defeated Tyron WoodleyTBD
6Michael Chiesa18–4Defeated Neil MagnyTBD
8Demian Maia28-10Lost to Gilbert Burnsvs. Belal Muhammad (UFC 263)
9Neil Magny24-8Lost to Michael ChiesaGeoff Neal (UFC on ESPN 24)
10Geoff Neal13-3Lost to Stephen Thompsonvs. Neil Magny (UFC on ESPN 24)
11Li Jingliang18–6Defeated Santiago PonzinibbioTBD
12Belal Muhammad18–3 (1 NC)No Contest w. Leon Edwardsvs. Demian Maia (UFC 263)
13Sean Brady14–0Defeated Jake MatthewsTBD
14Robbie Lawler28–15 (1 NC)Lost to Neil MagnyTBD
15Khamzat Chimaev9-0Defeated Gerald MeerschaertTBD


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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