Men’s MMA Welterweight Rankings (170 lb. – 77.1 kg.)

The official MMA Chatter rankings are updated the first of every month. The December 2020 Men’s MMA Welterweight Rankings update can be found below.

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MMA Chatter Rankings Welterweight

Welterweight Top 10

1Kamaru Usman (17-1)
2Colby Covington (16-2)
3Gilbert Burns (19-3)
4Jorge Masvidal (35-14)
5Leon Edwards (18-3)
6Douglas Lima (32-7) 
7Michael Chiesa (17-4)
8Stephen Thompson (15-4-1)
9Tyron Woodley (19-7-1)
10Khamzat Chimaev (9-0)
Notables: Demian Maia, Nathan Diaz, Anthony Pettis, Geoff Neal

Men’s MMA Welterweight Rankings December 2020 Update: Kamaru Usman has beaten Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal, Leon Edwards, Demian Maia, Rafael dos Anjos and, of course, Tyron Woodley. Having cemented himself atop one of the most competitive and talented divisions in the UFC, only two real challenges remain in the division for the “Nigerian Nightmare” – the dangerous Gilbert Burns and a rematch with the much-improved Leon Edwards. A lucrative grudge match with Colby Covington or Jorge Masvidal may be on the cards as well, but odds are better they face each other before getting a crack at Usman.

Speaking of Edwards, his match scheduled for the UFC Fight Night on December 19th with rising superstar Khamzat Chimaev was cancelled after he tested positive for Covid-19. When that match will be rescheduled remains TBD. The fight between Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Geoff Neal on that same card should prove telling as to where those two stand in the division. Douglas Lima also makes the list after his Grand Prix victory over Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232. Lima claims the 170 lb. belt for the third time and now counts six out of this last seven outings as victories. Tyron Woodley continues his fall from championship grace with his third loss in a row while Chimaev cracks the top ten for the first time and is set to climb with a victory over Edwards, should the fight happen in the next month or two.

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