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The Current Best MMA Welterweights | 170 lbs.

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Who are the world's best welterweight fighters?

The welterweight division is one of MMA's premier weight classes. Featuring extraordinary athletes making truly freakish weight cuts, the competition at the top is relentless. These guys are the top at 170. Create YOUR own ranking today.

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    Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks mmaweekly.com
    Johny Hendricks
    "Big Rig"
    16-2-0
  2. 2

    "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler mmaweekly.com
    Robbie Lawler
    "Ruthless"
    24-10-0, 1 NC
  3. 3

    Rory "Ares " MacDonald mmaweekly.com
    Rory MacDonald
    "Ares "
    18-2-0
  4. 4

    Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley mmaweekly.com
    Tyron Woodley
    "The Chosen One"
    14-3-0
  5. 5

    "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit mmaweekly.com
    Carlos Condit
    "The Natural Born Killer"
    29-8-0
  6. 6

    "Lightning" Hector Lombard mmaweekly.com
    Hector Lombard
    "Lightning"
    34-4-1, 1 NC
  7. 7

    Matt "The Immortal" Brown mmaweekly.com
    Matt Brown
    "The Immortal"
    19-12-0
  8. 8

    Demian Maia mmaweekly.com
    Demian Maia
    19-6-0
  9. 9

    Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger mmaweekly.com
    Jake Ellenberger
    "The Juggernaut"
    29-8-0
  10. 10

    "Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim mmaweekly.com
    Dong Hyun Kim
    "Stun Gun"
    19-3-1, 1 NC

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  1. Tarec "Sponge" Saffiedine | 15-4-0
  2. "Funky" Ben Askren | 14-0-0
  3. Jake Shields | 30-7-1, 1 NC
  4. Rick "The Horror" Story | 18-8-0
  5. Kelvin Gastelum | 9-0-0
  6. Jordan "Young Gun" Mein | 29-9-0
  7. Gunnar "Gunny" Nelson | 13-1-1
  8. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-5-0, 1 NC
  9. Mike "Quicksand" Pyle | 26-10-1
  10. Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares | 16-6-0

  11. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves | 20-9-0
  12. Ryan LaFlare | 11-0-0
  13. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson | 10-1-0
  14. Jon Fitch | 26-6-1, 1 NC
  15. Brandon "Rukus" Thatch | 11-1-0
  16. Douglas "The Phenom" Lima | 26-5-0
  17. Josh "Kos" Koscheck | 17-8-0
  18. Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman | 27-10-0
  19. Mike Pierce | 17-6-0
  20. John "The Hitman" Hathaway | 17-2-0

  21. Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim | 13-4-1
  22. Neil Magny | 13-3-0
  23. Steve Carl | 21-4-0
  24. Court "The Crusher" McGee | 16-4-0
  25. Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole | 51-16-1, 1 NC
  26. Patrick "The Predator" Cote | 20-9-0
  27. Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada | 21-6-1
  28. John "Doomsday" Howard | 22-10-0
  29. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  30. Andrey "Spartan" Koreshkov | 17-1-0

  31. Nico "Nico" Musoke | 13-3-1
  32. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 35-13-2
  33. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC
  34. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  35. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 17-6-2
  36. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1
  37. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-12-0
  38. Kenny Robertson | 14-3-0
  39. Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker | 12-4-0
  40. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama | 14-5-1, 1 NC

  41. Alex "The Dominican Nightmare" Garcia | 12-2-0
  42. TJ Waldburger | 16-9-0
  43. Zak Cummings | 17-4-0
  44. Sean "Black Magik" Spencer | 12-3-0
  45. Alan "Brahma" Jouban | 10-2-0
  46. Albert "Einstein" Tumenov | 14-2-0
  47. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 15-2-1
  48. Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means | 21-6-1
  49. George Sullivan | 16-3-0, 1 NC
  50. Paulo Thiago | 15-8-0

  51. Gasan "Cobra" Umalatov | 15-4-1
  52. Alexander "Thunder of the North" Yakovlev | 21-6-1
  53. Sérgio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  54. James Head | 9-4-0
  55. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  56. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-7-2
  57. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  58. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcântara | 20-7-0
  59. Lance Benoist | 7-2-0
  60. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-1-0

  61. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-5-0
  62. Kiichi "Strasser" Kunimoto | 18-5-2, 1 NC
  63. William "Patolino" Macário | 7-2-0
  64. Amir Sadollah | 6-5-0
  65. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0
  66. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0
  67. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 60-9-1
  68. Igor Araújo | 25-7-0, 1 NC
  69. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 16-3-0
  70. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 27-10-0

  71. Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio | 19-2-0
  72. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 22-6-0, 1 NC
  73. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  74. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC
  75. Fernando "The Menifee Maniac" Gonzalez | 22-12-0
  76. Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis | 20-8-0, 1 NC
  77. Hernani Perpétuo | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  78. KJ "King Karl" Noons | 13-7-0
  79. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0
  80. Roan "Jucao" Carneiro | 19-9-0

  81. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos | 19-16-0
  82. Viscardi Andrade | 17-6-0
  83. Omari Akhmedov | 13-2-0
  84. Colby "Chaos" Covington | 6-0-0
  85. Bryan "The Beast" Baker | 18-5-0
  86. Nathan "Soulforce" Coy | 14-5-0
  87. Alberto "Soldier of God" Mina | 11-0-0
  88. Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron | 23-7-0
  89. Nicolas Dalby | 12-0-0
  90. Claude "The Prince" Patrick | 14-2-0

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As community members update their rankings, the consensus list will react in real-time. For Top Welterweights - 170 lbs., the 100 most-recently updated member lists will be included.

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