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411 MMA Rankings 06.18.19: Welterweight Division – Rory MacDonald, Kamaru Usman, More

June 18, 2019 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Welterweight Division


1) Kamaru Usman (15-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: May 11, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 30, 2018

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 19, 2018

– vs. Emil Weber Meek – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – January 14, 2018

– vs. Sergio Moraes – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – September 16, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Tyron Woodley (19-4-1)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: April 17, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kamaru Usman – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Darren Till – Win via submission (D’Arce choke) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 – March 4, 2017

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Draw via decision – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

-Unknown



3) Ben Askren (19-0, 1 NC)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: July 18, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Robbie Lawler – Win via submission (bulldog choke) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Shinya Aoki – Win via TKO (strikes) – ONE Championship: Immortal Pursuit – November 24, 2017

– vs. Zebaztian Kadestam – Win via TKO (strikes) – One Championship – September 2, 2017

– vs. Agilan Thani – Win via submission (Arm-Triangle choke) – One FC – May 26, 2017

– vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin – Win via decision (unanimous) – One FC 41 – April 15, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019



4) Colby Covington (14-1)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: February 22, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Demian Maia – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 28, 2017

– vs. Dong Hyun Kim – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 17, 2017

– vs. Bryan Barberena – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 17, 2016

– vs. Max Griffin – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Covington says the UFC is looking to schedule the next welterweight title fight for November, with or without Kamaru Usman. Believe him if you dare, but it seems like a safe bet that the two will square off before the end of the year.



5) Rory MacDonald (21-5-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: July 22, 1989

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Neiman Gracie – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 222 – June 14, 2019

– vs. Jon Fitch – Draw via decision (split) – Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix – Bellator 220 – April 27, 2019

– vs. Gegard Mousasi – Loss via TKO (strikes) – Bellator MMA – September 29, 2018

– vs. Douglas Lima – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 192 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Paul Daley – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator 179 – May 19, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Douglas Lima – Bellator – TBD

Comment: MacDonald secured his spot in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Final by outlasting Neiman Gracie Friday in Madison Square Garden. The win was technically MacDonald’s first title defense since he beat Douglas Lima for it last year (he kept it following the draw earlier in the spring against Jon Fitch). He will have a rematch with Lima for the title and the $1,000,000 purse money.



6) Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: September 26, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Neil Magny – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – November 17, 2018

– vs. Mike Perry – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

– vs. Gunnar Nelson – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – July 16, 2017

– vs. Nordine Taleb – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 19, 2017

– vs. Zak Cummings – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – August 6, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Douglas Lima (31-7)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: January 5, 1988

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michael Page – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix – May 11, 2019

– vs. Andrey Koreshkov – Win via technical submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator 206 – September 29, 2018

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator MMA – January 20, 2018

– vs. Lorenz Larkin – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 180 – June 24, 2017

– vs. Andrey Koreshkov – Win via KO (punches) – Bellator 164 – November 10, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Bellator – TBD

Comment: Lima handed Michael V. Page the first loss of his career in brutal fashion last month. In doing so, Lima clinched his birth in the finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix and as we saw this weekend, he’ll meet champion Rory MacDonald in a rematch of their 2018 title fight.



8) Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (33-13)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: November 12, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Darren Till – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – March 16, 2019

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Demian Maia – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Donald Cerrone – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – January 28, 2017

– vs. Jake Ellenberger – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC TUF Finale – December 3, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Ben Askren – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019



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9) “Showtime” Anthony Pettis (22-8)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: January 27, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – March 23, 2019

– vs. Tony Ferguson – Loss via TKO (injury) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Michael Chiesa – Win via submission (triangle armbar) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Dustin Poirier – Loss via TKO (rib injury) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– vs. Jim Miller – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Nate Diaz – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019



10) Darren Till (17-2-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: December 24, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – March 16, 2019

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via submission (D’Arce choke) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Stephen Thompson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 27, 2018

– vs. Donald Cerrone – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 21, 2017

– vs. Bojan Velickovic – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 2, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (14-4-1)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: February 11, 1983

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – March 23, 2019

– vs. Darren Till – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 27, 2018

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 – March 4, 2017

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Draw via decision – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




12) “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (28-13, 1 NC)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: March 20, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ben Askren – Loss via submission (bulldog choke) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

– vs. Donald Cerrone – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Tyron Woodley – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley – July 30, 2016

– vs. Carlos Condit – Win via decision (split) – UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit – January 2, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



13) Rafael dos Anjos (29-11)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: October 26, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kevin Lee – Win via submission (Arm-Triangle choke) – UFC Fight Night – May 18, 2019

– vs. Kamaru Usman – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 30, 2018

– vs. Colby Covington – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 225 – June 9, 2018

– vs. Robbie Lawler – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

– vs. Neil Magny – Win via submission (arm triangle choke) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Leon Edwards – UFC on ESPN – July 20, 2019

Comment:



14) Jon Fitch (31-7-2, 1 NC)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: February 24, 1978

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rory MacDonald – Draw via decision (split) – Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix – Bellator 220 – April 27, 2019

– vs. Paul Daley – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 199 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Brian Foster – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – PFL – June 30, 2017

– vs. Jake Shields – Win via decision (unanimous) – WSOF 34 – December 31, 2016

– vs. Joao Zeferino – Win via decision (unanimous) – WSOF 30 – April 2, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




15) Leon Edwards (17-3)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 25, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Gunnar Nelson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – March 16, 2019

– vs. Donald Cerrone – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 23, 2018

– vs. Peter Sobotta – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 17, 2018

– vs. Bryan Barbarena – Win via decision (unanimous) – September 2, 2017

– vs. Vicente Luque – Win via decision (unanimous) – March 18, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – UFC on ESPN – July 20, 2019