The Welterweight division is home to one of the most dominating fighters in MMA in Georges St. Pierre , with some very dangerous fighters following him. With fighters like Jake Shields and Carlos Condit making strong cases for themselves, GSP’s competition keeps getting harder and harder. The list was put together by Ray Ang of RantMMA.com . Check back for the remaining top 10 lists on Lightweight, Featherweight, Bantamweight and Flyweight. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think about the rankings.
10. Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy
Hardy drops to the 10 spot after getting knocked out on his home turf by Carlos Condit.
9. Paul Daley
The heavy handed Daley was on the path to title contention before being controlled by Josh Koscheck and losing his temper after the bell, leading to his release from the UFC. Daley will look to rebound against Scott Smith on December 4.
8. Nick Diaz
The bad boy from Stockton defended his Strikeforce championship against KJ Noons in an entertaining grudge match.
7. Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit
The last WEC welterweight champion hadn’t looked too good in the UFC, losing a close decision to Martin Kampmann, than nearly losing to Rory Macdonald before finding his offence and getting a somewhat controversial stoppage. Condit firmly enters the top 10 with a knockout over Dan Hardy.
6. Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann
Kampmann drops 1 place after losing to Jake Shields in a very close decision.
5. Jake Shields
Shields returned to the welterweight division and won a controversial split decision against Martin Kampmann. With his 15 fight win streak, we put Shields in at the 5 spot in the division.
4. Josh Koscheck
After coaching the latest season of TUF against GSP, Koscheck will face St. Pierre for the title at UFC 124 in December. Koscheck earned a title shot with wins over Frank Trigg, Anthony Johnson, and Paul Daley.
3. Thiago “Pitbull” Alves
In a battle of the #2 and #3 guys, Alves lost a decision to Jon Fitch. He’ll look to get back to winning against John Howard this December
2. Jon Fitch
Fitch may go down in history as the best fighter to never win a title. He’s 13-1 in the UFC and often listed on top 10 pound for pound rankings.
1.Georges “Rush” St. Pierre
GSP is undoubtedly the king of this division. His 5th title defence is coming up against Josh Koscheck at December’s UFC 124.