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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

    "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"
    14-3-0
  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"
    19-12-0
  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. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves | 20-9-0

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

  21. Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim | 13-4-1
  22. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  23. Steve Carl | 21-4-0
  24. Neil Magny | 12-3-0
  25. Court "The Crusher" McGee | 16-4-0
  26. Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole | 51-16-1, 1 NC
  27. Patrick "The Predator" Cote | 20-9-0
  28. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC
  29. Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada | 21-6-1
  30. John "Doomsday" Howard | 22-10-0

  31. Andrey "Spartan" Koreshkov | 17-1-0
  32. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 35-13-2
  33. Nico "Nico" Musoke | 13-3-1
  34. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  35. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 17-6-2
  36. Kenny Robertson | 14-3-0
  37. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1
  38. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-12-0
  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. Zak Cummings | 17-4-0
  43. Albert "Einstein" Tumenov | 14-2-0
  44. Alan "Brahma" Jouban | 10-2-0
  45. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 15-2-1
  46. Rick "Ghengis" Hawn | 18-3-0
  47. Paulo Thiago | 15-8-0
  48. TJ Waldburger | 16-9-0
  49. Sean "Black Magik" Spencer | 12-3-0
  50. Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means | 21-6-1

  51. Gasan "Cobra" Umalatov | 15-4-1
  52. George Sullivan | 16-3-0, 1 NC
  53. Alexander "Thunder of the North" Yakovlev | 21-6-1
  54. William "Patolino" Macário | 7-1-0
  55. James Head | 9-4-0
  56. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  57. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  58. Sérgio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  59. Lance Benoist | 7-2-0
  60. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-7-2

  61. Kiichi "Strasser" Kunimoto | 18-5-2, 1 NC
  62. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-5-0
  63. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-1-0
  64. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC
  65. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 60-9-1
  66. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcântara | 20-7-0
  67. Amir Sadollah | 6-5-0
  68. KJ "King Karl" Noons | 13-7-0
  69. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0
  70. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 27-10-0

  71. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 22-6-0, 1 NC
  72. Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio | 19-2-0
  73. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0
  74. Igor Araújo | 25-7-0, 1 NC
  75. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 16-3-0
  76. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  77. Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis | 20-8-0, 1 NC
  78. Fernando "Nappy Baby Head" Gonzalez | 22-12-0
  79. Yan Cabral | 11-1-0
  80. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0

  81. Roan "Jucao" Carneiro | 19-9-0
  82. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos | 19-16-0
  83. Hernani Perpétuo | 17-5-0, 1 NC
  84. Colby "Chaos" Covington | 6-0-0
  85. Nathan "Soulforce" Coy | 14-5-0
  86. Omari Akhmedov | 13-2-0
  87. Viscardi Andrade | 17-6-0
  88. Claude "The Prince" Patrick | 14-2-0
  89. Alberto "Soldier of God" Mina | 11-0-0
  90. Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron | 23-7-0

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