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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"
    23-10-0, 1 NC
  3. 3

    Rory "Ares" MacDonald mmaweekly.com
    Rory MacDonald
    "Ares"
    17-2-0
  4. 4

    "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit mmaweekly.com
    Carlos Condit
    "The Natural Born Killer"
    29-8-0
  5. 5

    Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley mmaweekly.com
    Tyron Woodley
    "The Chosen One"
    13-3-0
  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"
    19-11-0
  8. 8

    "Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim mmaweekly.com
    Dong Hyun Kim
    "Stun Gun"
    19-2-1, 1 NC
  9. 9

    Demian Maia mmaweekly.com
    Demian Maia
    19-6-0
  10. 10

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

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  1. Tarec "Sponge" Saffiedine | 15-3-0
  2. Jake Shields | 29-7-1, 1 NC
  3. "Funky" Ben Askren | 13-0-0
  4. Gunnar "Gunny" Nelson | 13-0-1
  5. Kelvin Gastelum | 9-0-0
  6. Mike "Quicksand" Pyle | 26-9-1
  7. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-5-0, 1 NC
  8. Rick "The Horror" Story | 17-8-0
  9. Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares | 16-6-0
  10. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves | 20-9-0

  11. Jon Fitch | 26-6-1, 1 NC
  12. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  13. Mike Pierce | 17-6-0
  14. Josh "Kos" Koscheck | 17-8-0
  15. Ryan LaFlare | 11-0-0
  16. Brandon "Rukus" Thatch | 11-1-0
  17. Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman | 27-10-0
  18. Douglas "The Phenom" Lima | 26-5-0
  19. John "The Hitman" Hathaway | 17-2-0
  20. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson | 9-1-0

  21. Jordan "Young Gun" Mein | 28-9-0
  22. Steve Carl | 21-4-0
  23. Court "The Crusher" McGee | 16-4-0
  24. Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim | 12-4-1
  25. John "Doomsday" Howard | 22-9-0
  26. Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada | 21-6-1
  27. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  28. Patrick "The Predator" Cote | 20-8-0
  29. Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker | 12-4-0
  30. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1

  31. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-11-0
  32. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC
  33. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 34-13-2
  34. Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole | 50-16-1, 1 NC
  35. Paulo Thiago | 15-7-0
  36. Andrey "Spartan" Koreshkov | 16-1-0
  37. Nico Musoke | 12-3-1
  38. Kenny Robertson | 14-3-0
  39. TJ Waldburger | 16-9-0
  40. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0

  41. Neil Magny | 11-3-0
  42. Alex "The Dominican Nightmare" Garcia | 12-1-0
  43. Rick "Ghengis" Hawn | 18-3-0
  44. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0
  45. Sergio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  46. James Head | 9-4-0
  47. Zak Cummings | 17-4-0
  48. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcantara | 20-7-0
  49. Gasan "Cobra" Umalatov | 15-3-1
  50. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC

  51. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-6-2
  52. William "Patolina" Macario | 7-1-0
  53. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 16-6-2
  54. Yan Cabral | 11-1-0
  55. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  56. Sean "Black Magik" Spencer | 11-3-0
  57. Lance Benoist | 7-2-0
  58. Igor Araujo | 25-6-0, 1 NC
  59. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  60. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0

  61. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  62. Kiichi "Strasser" Kunimoto | 17-5-2, 1 NC
  63. Albert "Einstein" Tumenov | 13-2-0
  64. Amir Sadollah | 6-4-0
  65. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-4-0
  66. Claude "The Prince" Patrick | 14-2-0
  67. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 21-6-0, 1 NC
  68. Alexander "Bad Boy" Yakovlev | 21-5-1
  69. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-0-0
  70. Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis | 20-8-0, 1 NC

  71. "Vicious" Bobby Voelker | 24-12-0
  72. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 16-3-0
  73. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 60-9-1
  74. Viscardi Andrade | 17-6-0
  75. Hernani Perpétuo | 17-4-0, 1 NC
  76. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama | 13-5-1, 1 NC
  77. Bryan "The Beast" Baker | 18-5-0
  78. Omari Akhmedov | 12-2-0
  79. Jorge "The Sandman" Santiago | 25-12-0
  80. Brent Weedman | 22-9-1

  81. George Sullivan | 15-3-0, 1 NC
  82. Anthony "The Recipe" Lapsley | 24-7-0, 2 NC
  83. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 27-10-0
  84. Chris "The Menace" Clements | 11-5-0, 1 NC
  85. Daniel Sarafian | 8-5-0
  86. Marcelo "Grilo" Alfaya | 15-7-0, 1 NC
  87. Ron Keslar | 11-6-0
  88. Michael "Venom" Page | 6-0-0
  89. Brian Melancon | 7-3-0
  90. Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means | 20-6-1

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

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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