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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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    "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler mmaweekly.com
    Robbie Lawler
    "Ruthless"
    25-10-0, 1 NC
  2. 2

    Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks mmaweekly.com
    Johny Hendricks
    "Big Rig"
    16-3-0
  3. 3

    Rory "Red King" MacDonald mmaweekly.com
    Rory MacDonald
    "Red King"
    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

    Kelvin Gastelum mmaweekly.com
  9. 9

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

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

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  1. "Funky" Ben Askren | 14-0-0
  2. Tarec "Sponge" Saffiedine | 15-4-0
  3. Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger | 29-9-0
  4. Jake Shields | 30-7-1, 1 NC
  5. Rick "The Horror" Story | 18-8-0
  6. Jordan "Young Gun" Mein | 29-9-0
  7. Gunnar "Gunny" Nelson | 13-1-1
  8. Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares | 17-6-0
  9. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-5-0, 1 NC
  10. Mike "Quicksand" Pyle | 26-10-1

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

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

  31. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 18-6-2
  32. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 35-13-2
  33. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  34. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  35. Kenny Robertson | 14-3-0
  36. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 15-2-1
  37. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC
  38. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-12-0
  39. Alan "Brahma" Jouban | 10-3-0
  40. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1

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

  51. Alexander "Thunder of the North" Yakovlev | 21-6-1
  52. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama | 14-5-1, 1 NC
  53. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 28-10-0
  54. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-1-0
  55. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 22-6-0, 1 NC
  56. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-7-2
  57. Lance Benoist | 7-2-0
  58. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-5-0
  59. James Head | 9-4-0
  60. Fernando "The Menifee Maniac" Gonzalez | 22-13-0

  61. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcântara | 20-7-0
  62. Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio | 19-2-0
  63. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 61-9-1
  64. Roan "Jucão" Carneiro | 19-9-0
  65. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  66. Amir Sadollah | 6-5-0
  67. William "Patolino" Macário | 7-2-0
  68. Chris "The Menace" Clements | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  69. Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis | 20-8-0, 1 NC
  70. Dhiego Lima | 10-2-0

  71. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 16-3-0, 1 NC
  72. Sérgio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  73. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  74. "Strasser" Kiichi Kunimoto | 18-5-2, 1 NC
  75. Claudio "Hannibal" Silva | 12-1-0
  76. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0
  77. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC
  78. Nathan "Soulforce" Coy | 14-5-0
  79. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos | 19-16-0
  80. Igor Araújo | 25-7-0, 1 NC

  81. Viscardi Andrade | 17-6-0
  82. Bristol Marunde | 15-9-0
  83. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0
  84. Augusto "Dodger" Montaño | 14-1-0
  85. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  86. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0
  87. Hernani Perpétuo | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  88. André "Chatuba" Santos | 37-9-0
  89. Jesse Juarez | 22-9-0
  90. Leon "Rocky" Edwards | 8-2-0

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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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