Let's look at all you need to know about UFC Welterweight Division
- UFC Welterweight Division
- UFC Welterweight Champion
- UFC Welterweight Rankings
- 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 Champion: Kamaru Usman [19–1]
|Rank||Fighter||Win/Loss Record||Last Fight||Next Fight|
|Champion||Kamaru Usman||19-1||Defeated Jorge Masvidal||TBD|
|1||Colby Covington||16-2||Defeated Tyron Woodley||TBD|
|2||Gilbert Burns||19-4||Lost to Kamaru Usman||TBD|
|3||Leon Edwards||18-3, 1 NC||No Contest w. Belal Muhammad||Nate Diaz (UFC 262)|
|4||Stephen Thompson||16-4-1||Defeated Geoff Neal||Gilbert Burns (UFC 264)|
|5||Jorge Masvidal||35-15||Lost to Kamaru Usman||TBD|
|6||Vicente Luque||20–7–1||Defeated Tyron Woodley||TBD|
|6||Michael Chiesa||18–4||Defeated Neil Magny||TBD|
|8||Demian Maia||28-10||Lost to Gilbert Burns||vs. Belal Muhammad (UFC 263)|
|9||Neil Magny||24-8||Lost to Michael Chiesa||Geoff Neal (UFC on ESPN 24)|
|10||Geoff Neal||13-3||Lost to Stephen Thompson||vs. Neil Magny (UFC on ESPN 24)|
|11||Li Jingliang||18–6||Defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio||TBD|
|12||Belal Muhammad||18–3 (1 NC)||No Contest w. Leon Edwards||vs. Demian Maia (UFC 263)|
|13||Sean Brady||14–0||Defeated Jake Matthews||TBD|
|14||Robbie Lawler||28–15 (1 NC)||Lost to Neil Magny||TBD|
|15||Khamzat Chimaev||9-0||Defeated Gerald Meerschaert||TBD|
UFC Weight Divisions
- Light Heavyweight
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