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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 "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

    Demian Maia mmaweekly.com
    Demian Maia
    19-6-0
  9. 9

    Kelvin Gastelum mmaweekly.com
  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. Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger | 29-9-0
  3. "Funky" Ben Askren | 14-0-0
  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. Erick "Indio" Silva | 16-5-0, 1 NC
  9. Mike "Quicksand" Pyle | 26-10-1
  10. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves | 20-9-0

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

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

  31. Martin "Hitman" Kampmann | 20-7-0
  32. Adlan "Borz" Amagov | 13-2-1
  33. Ben "Killa B" Saunders | 17-6-2
  34. Kenny Robertson | 14-3-0
  35. Kyle "KO" Noke | 20-7-1
  36. Paul "Semtex" Daley | 35-13-2
  37. Nick Diaz | 26-9-0, 1 NC
  38. Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski | 19-12-0
  39. Cathal "The Punisher" Pendred | 15-2-1
  40. Sean "Black Magik" Spencer | 12-3-0

  41. George Sullivan | 16-3-0, 1 NC
  42. Alex "The Dominican Nightmare" Garcia | 12-2-0
  43. Zak Cummings | 17-4-0
  44. "Sexyama" Yoshihiro Akiyama | 14-5-1, 1 NC
  45. TJ Waldburger | 16-9-0
  46. Paulo Thiago | 15-8-0
  47. Gasan "Cobra" Umalatov | 15-4-1
  48. Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means | 21-6-1
  49. Albert "Einstein" Tumenov | 14-2-0
  50. Alan "Brahma" Jouban | 10-3-0

  51. Warlley Alves | 8-0-0
  52. Alexander "Thunder of the North" Yakovlev | 21-6-1
  53. Kiichi "Strasser" Kunimoto | 18-5-2, 1 NC
  54. Lance Benoist | 7-2-0
  55. Sérgio "The Panther" Moraes | 8-2-0
  56. Adam "Big Gunna" McDonough | 11-1-0
  57. Chris "The Menace" Clements | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  58. Karl "Psycho" Amoussou | 17-7-2
  59. William "Patolino" Macário | 7-2-0
  60. Amir Sadollah | 6-5-0

  61. "The Real Deal" Ryan Ford | 22-5-0
  62. James Head | 9-4-0
  63. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson | 28-10-0
  64. Luis "Sapo" Santos | 61-9-1
  65. Igor Araújo | 25-7-0, 1 NC
  66. Paul "The Gentleman" Bradley | 22-6-0, 1 NC
  67. Lyman "Cyborg" Good | 16-3-0, 1 NC
  68. Dhiego Lima | 10-2-0
  69. Sean "Punisher" Pierson | 14-6-0
  70. Pascal "Panzer" Krauss | 11-2-0

  71. Santiago "Gente Boa" Ponzinibbio | 19-2-0
  72. Claudio "Hannibal" Silva | 12-1-0
  73. Ildemar "Marajó" Alcântara | 20-7-0
  74. Mike "Quick" Swick | 15-5-0
  75. Alberto "Soldier of God" Mina | 11-0-0
  76. Omari Akhmedov | 13-2-0
  77. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy | 25-10-0, 1 NC
  78. Augusto "Dodger" Montaño | 14-1-0
  79. Dan Miller | 14-7-0, 1 NC
  80. Aaron "A-Train" Simpson | 12-5-0

  81. Fernando "The Menifee Maniac" Gonzalez | 22-12-0
  82. Colby "Chaos" Covington | 7-0-0
  83. Marius "The Whitemare" Zaromskis | 20-8-0, 1 NC
  84. Nathan "Soulforce" Coy | 14-5-0
  85. Roan "Jucao" Carneiro | 19-9-0
  86. Joe "Diesel" Riggs | 40-14-0, 1 NC
  87. Nordine Taleb | 10-2-0
  88. Claude "The Prince" Patrick | 14-2-0
  89. Viscardi Andrade | 17-6-0
  90. Leon "Rocky" Edwards | 8-2-0

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

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