8/8 MMA Welterweight Division Rankings Top 25


MMA Welterweight Division Rankings Top 25

Quick Note: Jon Fitch beat Thiago Alves, Fitch stays at #2, Alves drops to #4, and Josh Koscheck moves up to #3. Matt Hughes beat Ricardo Almeida, Hughes moves up to #8, Hardy drops down to #9, Almeida drops down to #22, Ben Askren moves up to #21. Dennis Hallman beat Ben Saunders, Both stay in Honorable Mention. Johny Hendricks beat Charlie Brenneman, Hendricks stays in Honorable Mention, and Brenneman is left off the list. Rick Story beat Dustin Hazelett, Story moves into Honorable Mention, Hazelett is left off the list.

1. George St. Pierre (20-2, 16-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Josh Koscheck (12/11)

2. Jon Fitch (23-3, 13-1 UFC)

3. Josh Koscheck (15-4, 13-4 UFC) *Next Fight: George St. Pierre (12/11)

4. Thiago Alves (16-7, 9-4 UFC)

5. Jake Shields (25-4-1, 0-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Martin Kampmann (10/23)

6. Martin Kampmann (17-3, 8-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Jake Shields (10/23)

7. Paulo Thiago (13-2, 3-2 UFC) *Next Fight: Diego Sanchez (10/23)

8. Matt Hughes (44-7, 18-5 UFC)

9. Dan Hardy (23-7, 4-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Carlos Condit (10/16)

10. Nick Diaz (22-7, 2-0 DREAM) *Next Fight: Possibly Jason Miller or Jay Hieron

11. John Hathaway (14-0, 4-0 UFC) *Next Fight: Mike Pyle (10/16)

12. Diego Sanchez (21-4, 10-4 UFC) *Next Fight: Paulo Thiago (10/23)

13. Paul Daley (24-9-2, 1-0 Impact FC) *Next Fight: TBA *Shark Fights 13

14. Carlos Condit (25-5, 2-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Dan Hardy (10/16)

15. Mike Swick (14-4, 9-3 UFC)

16. Matt Serra (11-6, 7-6 UFC) *Next Fight: Chris Lytle (9/25)

17. Dong Hyun Kim (13-0-1, 4-0 UFC)

18. Karo Parisyan (19-5, 1-0 Impact FC)

19. Jay Hieron (19-4, 2-0 Strikeforce) *Next Fight: Possibly Nick Diaz

20. Chris Lytle (29-17-5, 8-9 UFC) *Next Fight: Matt Serra (9/25)

21. Ben Askren (6-0, 3-0 BFC) *Next Fight: Possibly Lyman Good

22. Ricardo Almeida (12-4, 5-4 UFC)

23. Mike Pierce (12-3, 2-1 UFC) *Next Fight: Amilcar Alves (8/28)

24. Dan Hornbuckle (21-3, 2-1 BFC) *Next Fight: Yoshiyuki Yoshida (8/19)

25. Jake Ellenberger (22-5, 1-1 UFC)

Honorable Mention

John Howard (14-5, 4-1 UFC)

Akihiro Gono (32-15-7, 2-1 SRC) *Next Fight: Jadamba Narantungalag (Lightweight bout) (8/22)

Frank Trigg (19-8, 2-5 UFC)

Lyman Good (10-0, 3-0 BFC) *Next Fight: Possibly Ben Askren

Marius Zaromskis (13-5, 0-2 Strikeforce)

Johnny Hendricks (9-0, 4-0 UFC)

Evangelista Santos (18-3, 1-1 Strikeforce)

Dennis Hallman (43-13-2, 2-4 UFC)

Anthony Johnson (8-3, 5-3 UFC)

Marcus Davis (17-6, 9-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Nate Diaz (8/28)

Ben Saunders (8-3-2, 4-3 UFC)

Nate Diaz (12-5, 7-3 UFC) *Next Fight: Marcus Davis (8/28)

Roger Bowling (8-0, Strikeforce 1-0)

Rory MacDonald (10-1, 1-1 UFC)

Rick Story (11-3, 4-1 UFC)

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