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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"
    22-10-0, 1 NC
  3. 3

    Rory "Ares" MacDonald mmaweekly.com
    Rory MacDonald
    "Ares"
    16-2-0
  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"
    13-2-0
  6. 6

    Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger mmaweekly.com
    Jake Ellenberger
    "The Juggernaut"
    29-7-0
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    "Lightning" Hector Lombard mmaweekly.com
    Hector Lombard
    "Lightning"
    34-4-1, 1 NC
  8. 8

    Demian Maia mmaweekly.com
    Demian Maia
    18-6-0
  9. 9

    "Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim mmaweekly.com
    Dong Hyun Kim
    "Stun Gun"
    19-2-1, 1 NC
  10. 10

    Matt "The Immortal" Brown mmaweekly.com
    Matt Brown
    "The Immortal"
    18-11-0

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  1. Tarec "Sponge" Saffiedine | 15-3-0
  2. Jake Shields | 29-7-1, 1 NC
  3. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  4. "Funky" Ben Askren | 12-0-0
  5. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-4-0, 1 NC
  6. Mike "Quicksand" Pyle | 26-9-1
  7. Josh "Kos" Koscheck | 17-8-0
  8. Kelvin Gastelum | 8-0-0
  9. Gunnar "Gunny" Nelson | 12-0-1
  10. Rick "The Horror" Story | 16-8-0

  11. Mike Pierce | 17-6-0
  12. Jon Fitch | 25-6-1, 1 NC
  13. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves | 20-9-0
  14. Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares | 16-6-0
  15. Brandon "Rukus" Thatch | 11-1-0
  16. Nate "The Great" Marquardt | 32-13-2
  17. Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman | 27-10-0
  18. John "The Hitman" Hathaway | 17-2-0
  19. Ryan LaFlare | 11-0-0
  20. Jordan "Young Gun" Mein | 28-9-0

  21. Steve Carl | 21-4-0
  22. Douglas "The Phenom" Lima | 26-5-0
  23. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson | 9-1-0
  24. Hyun "The Ace" Gyu Lim | 12-4-1
  25. Court "The Crusher" McGee | 16-4-0
  26. Siyar "The Great" Bahadurzada | 21-6-1
  27. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  28. Jason "The Kansas City Bandit" High | 18-4-0
  29. John "Doomsday" Howard | 22-9-0
  30. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC

  31. Paulo Thiago | 15-6-0
  32. Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole | 50-16-1, 1 NC
  33. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 34-13-2
  34. Patrick "The Predator" Cote | 20-8-0
  35. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1
  36. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-11-0
  37. TJ Waldburger | 16-9-0
  38. Robert Whittaker | 11-4-0
  39. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0
  40. Andrey "Spartan" Koreshkov | 15-1-0

  41. James Head | 9-4-0
  42. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0
  43. Alex "The Dominican Nightmare" Garcia | 12-1-0
  44. Rick "Ghengis" Hawn | 18-3-0
  45. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC
  46. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-6-2
  47. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre | 25-2-0
  48. Sergio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  49. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  50. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcantara | 20-6-0

  51. Nico Musoke | 12-2-1
  52. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  53. Yan Cabral | 11-0-0
  54. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0
  55. Sean "Black Magik" Spencer | 11-3-0
  56. Josh "The Dentist" Neer | 34-13-1
  57. William "Patolina" Macario | 7-1-0
  58. Igor Araujo | 25-6-0, 1 NC
  59. Kenny Robertson | 13-3-0
  60. Amir Sadollah | 6-4-0

  61. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 16-6-2
  62. Neil Magny | 9-3-0
  63. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-4-0
  64. Jorge "The Sandman" Santiago | 25-12-0
  65. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 15-3-0
  66. "Vicious" Bobby Voelker | 24-11-0
  67. Gerald "Hurricane" Harris | 22-5-0
  68. Bryan "The Beast" Baker | 18-5-0
  69. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-0-0
  70. Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron | 23-7-0

  71. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 60-9-1
  72. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 21-6-0, 1 NC
  73. Alexander "Bad Boy" Yakovlev | 21-4-1
  74. BJ "The Prodigy" Penn | 16-9-2
  75. Brent Weedman | 22-9-1
  76. Chris "The Menace" Clements | 11-5-0, 1 NC
  77. Omari Akhmedov | 12-2-0
  78. Anthony "The Recipe" Lapsley | 24-6-0, 2 NC
  79. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama | 13-5-1, 1 NC
  80. Lance Benoist | 6-2-0

  81. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 13-2-1
  82. Zak Cummings | 16-3-0
  83. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 27-10-0
  84. Claude "The Prince" Patrick | 14-2-0
  85. DaMarques "Darkness" Johnson | 16-13-0
  86. Nathan "Soulforce" Coy | 14-5-0
  87. George Sullivan | 15-3-0, 1 NC
  88. Hernani Perpétuo | 17-4-0, 1 NC
  89. Viscardi Andrade | 18-6-0
  90. Carlos Eduardo "Ta Danado" Rocha | 9-3-0

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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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