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.
- UFC Welterweight Rankings 2021
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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||Colby Covington (UFC 268)|
|1||Colby Covington||16-2||Defeated Tyron Woodley||Kamaru Usman (UFC 268)|
|2||Gilbert Burns||19-4||Lost to Kamaru Usman||TBD|
|3||Leon Edwards||19-3, 1 NC||Defeated Nate Diaz||TBD|
|4||Vicente Luque||21-7-1||Defeated Michael Chiesa||TBD|
|5||Stephen Thompson||16-4-1||Defeated Geoff Neal||Gilbert Burns (UFC 264)|
|6||Jorge Masvidal||35-15||Lost to Kamaru Usman||TBD|
|7||Michael Chiesa||18–5||Lost to Vicente Luque||TBD|
|8||Neil Magny||25-8||Defeated Geoff Neal||TBD|
|9||Belal Muhammad||19-3, 1 NC||Defeated Demian Maia||TBD|
|10||Geoff Neal||13-4||Lost to Neil Magny||TBD|
|11||Li Jingliang||18–6||Defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio||Khamzat Chimaev (UFC 267)|
|12||Santiago Ponzinibbio||28-4||Defeated Miguel Baeza||TBD|
|13||Sean Brady||14-0||Defeated Jake Mathews||TBD|
|14||Muslim Salikhov||18-2||Defeated Francisco Trinaldo||TBD|
|15||Daniel Rodriguez||16-2||Defeated Kevin Lee||TBD|
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*Last Updated: August 30th, 2021