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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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  1. 1

    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 "The Canadian Psycho" MacDonald mmaweekly.com
    Rory MacDonald
    "The Canadian Psycho"
    17-2-0
  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 | 15-3-0
  2. "Funky" Ben Askren | 14-0-0
  3. Jake Shields | 29-7-1, 1 NC
  4. Gunnar "Gunny" Nelson | 13-0-1
  5. Kelvin Gastelum | 9-0-0
  6. Jordan "Young Gun" Mein | 29-9-0
  7. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-5-0, 1 NC
  8. Rick "The Horror" Story | 17-8-0
  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. Brandon "Rukus" Thatch | 11-1-0
  15. Mike Pierce | 17-6-0
  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. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson | 9-1-0
  20. John "The Hitman" Hathaway | 17-2-0

  21. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  22. Hyun Gyu "The Ace" Lim | 13-4-1
  23. Steve Carl | 21-4-0
  24. Court "The Crusher" McGee | 16-4-0
  25. John "Doomsday" Howard | 22-9-0
  26. Neil Magny | 12-3-0
  27. Patrick "The Predator" Cote | 20-8-0
  28. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  29. Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada | 21-6-1
  30. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC

  31. Andrey "Spartan" Koreshkov | 17-1-0
  32. Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker | 12-4-0
  33. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1
  34. Nico "Nico" Musoke | 12-3-1
  35. Kenny Robertson | 14-3-0
  36. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 35-13-2
  37. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 17-6-2
  38. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-12-0
  39. Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole | 50-16-1, 1 NC
  40. Alex "The Dominican Nightmare" Garcia | 12-2-0

  41. Rick "Ghengis" Hawn | 18-3-0
  42. Paulo Thiago | 15-8-0
  43. Zak Cummings | 17-4-0
  44. Sean "Black Magik" Spencer | 12-3-0
  45. TJ Waldburger | 16-9-0
  46. Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means | 21-6-1
  47. Sérgio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  48. James Head | 9-4-0
  49. Gasan "Cobra" Umalatov | 15-3-1
  50. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama | 14-5-1, 1 NC

  51. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0
  52. William "Patolina" Macario | 7-1-0
  53. George Sullivan | 16-3-0, 1 NC
  54. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcântara | 20-7-0
  55. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0
  56. Yan Cabral | 11-1-0
  57. Alexander "Bad Boy" Yakovlev | 21-5-1
  58. Lance Benoist | 7-2-0
  59. Alan "Brahma" Jouban | 10-2-0
  60. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC

  61. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  62. Albert "Einstein" Tumenov | 13-2-0
  63. Amir Sadollah | 6-5-0
  64. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-7-2
  65. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  66. Igor Araújo | 25-7-0, 1 NC
  67. Kiichi "Strasser" Kunimoto | 18-5-2, 1 NC
  68. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-4-0
  69. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0
  70. Hernani Perpétuo | 17-5-0, 1 NC

  71. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-1-0
  72. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  73. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 60-9-1
  74. Claude "The Prince" Patrick | 14-2-0
  75. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 16-3-0
  76. Omari Akhmedov | 13-2-0
  77. Alberto "Soldier of God" Mina | 11-0-0
  78. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 21-6-0, 1 NC
  79. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 27-10-0
  80. KJ "King Karl" Noons | 13-7-0

  81. Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis | 20-8-0, 1 NC
  82. Colby "Chaos" Covington | 6-0-0
  83. Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio | 19-2-0
  84. Viscardi Andrade | 17-6-0
  85. Bryan "The Beast" Baker | 18-5-0
  86. Chris "The Menace" Clements | 11-5-0, 1 NC
  87. Marcelo "Grilo" Alfaya | 15-7-0, 1 NC
  88. "Vicious" Bobby Voelker | 24-12-0
  89. "Filthy" Richard Walsh | 8-2-0
  90. Daniel Sarafian | 8-5-0

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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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