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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.


  1. UFC Welterweight Rankings 2021
  2. UFC Weight Divisions




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 MasvidalColby Covington (UFC 268)
1Colby Covington16-2Defeated Tyron WoodleyKamaru Usman (UFC 268)
2Gilbert Burns19-4Lost to Kamaru UsmanTBD
3Leon Edwards19-3, 1 NCDefeated Nate DiazTBD
4Vicente Luque21-7-1Defeated Michael ChiesaTBD
5Stephen Thompson16-4-1Defeated Geoff NealGilbert Burns (UFC 264)
6Jorge Masvidal35-15Lost to Kamaru UsmanTBD
7Michael Chiesa18–5Lost to Vicente LuqueTBD
8Neil Magny25-8Defeated Geoff NealTBD
9Belal Muhammad19-3, 1 NCDefeated Demian MaiaTBD
10Geoff Neal13-4Lost to Neil MagnyTBD
11Li Jingliang18–6Defeated Santiago PonzinibbioKhamzat Chimaev (UFC 267)
12Santiago Ponzinibbio28-4Defeated Miguel BaezaTBD
13Sean Brady14-0Defeated Jake MathewsTBD
14Muslim Salikhov18-2Defeated Francisco TrinaldoTBD
15Daniel Rodriguez16-2Defeated Kevin LeeTBD


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 30th, 2021

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