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UFC Welterweight - 2022

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.


  1. UFC Welterweight Rankings 2022
  2. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC 278: Usman v Edwards 2


UFC Welterweight Rankings 2022


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.


Erstwhile welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defended his title against Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 245 and UFC 251, respectively. During his three year reign 'The Nigerian Nightmare' had four successful title defences before losing to Leon Edwards at UFC 278.


After defeating Kamaru Usman in the fifth round via KO in their rematch at UFC 278, Leon Edwards has become the UFC welterweight champion of the world.


Current UFC Welterweight Champion: Leon Edwards [20–3]


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext fight
CLeon Edwards20–3 (1 NC)211 (0 def)WinUFC 278 Kamaru UsmanTBD
1Kamaru Usman20–2βˆ’10LossUFC 278 Leon EdwardsTBD
2Colby Covington17–3βˆ’11WinUFC 272 Jorge MasvidalTBD
3Khamzat Chimaev11–0-11WinUFC 273 Gilbert BurnsUFC 279 Nate Diaz
4Gilbert Burns20–5-0LossUFC 273 Khamzat ChimaevTBD
5Belal Muhammad21–3 (1 NC)-7WinUFC on ESPN 34 Vicente LuqueUFC 280 Sean Brady
6Geoff Neal15–422WinUFC on ESPN 40 Vicente LuqueTBD
7Stephen Thompson16–6–1-10LossUFC Fight Night 199 Belal MuhammadTBD
8Sean Brady15–0-115WinUFC Fight Night 198 Michael ChiesaUFC 280 Belal Muhammad
9Jorge Masvidal35–16-0LossUFC 272 Colby CovingtonTBD
10Vicente Luque21–9–1-10LossUFC on ESPN 40 Geoff NealTBD
11Shavkat Rakhmonov16–0-16WinUFC on ESPN 38 Neil MagnyTBD
12Michael Chiesa18–6-0LossUFC Fight Night 198 Sean BradyTBD
13Neil Magny26–9-0LossUFC on ESPN 38 Shavkat RakhmonovTBD
14Li Jingliang19–7-1WinUFC on ABC 3 Muslim SalikhovUFC 279 Tony Ferguson
15Michel Pereira28–11 (2 NC)-5WinUFC Fight Night 206 Santiago PonzinibbioTBD



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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*Last Updated: August 22nd, 2022

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