WORLD WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS (170lbs)

WORLD WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS (December 2016)
(155-170LBS)

MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):

-vacant-


UFC CHAMP: Tyron Woodley
BFC CHAMP: Andrey Koreshkov
WSF CHAMP: Jon Fitch
KOP CHAMP: Akihiro Murayama
ISC CHAMP (168lbs): 
Hernani Perpetuo


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Tyron Woodley http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-3-1 (Record)
170lbs 5'9" (American Top Team Evolution)


2. Robbie Lawler http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 27-11 (1 NC)
170lbs 5'11" (American Top Team / Finney's HIT Squad)


3. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-1-1
170lbs 6'0" (Tristar Gym/Team Upstate Karate/Pitch Black MMA)


4. Demian Maia http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 24-6
170lbs 6'0" (Wand Fight Team / Demian Maia Team)


5. 
Carlos Condit http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 30-10
170lbs 6'1" (Jackson-Wink MMA / Fit NHB)


6. 
Rory MacDonald http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 18-4
170lbs 5'11" (Toshido Fighting Arts / Tristar Gym)


 7. Lorenz Larkin http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-5 (1 NC)
170-185lbs 6'0" (Louisville MMA / Millennia MMA)


 8. Neil Magny http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-5
170lbs 6'2" (Grudge Training Center / Torres MMA)

 9. Kelvin Gastelum http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2 (Record)
170-185lbs 5'9" (Arizona Athletic Club / Yuma United Mixed Martial Arts)
(Moved back up to MW.)

10. Johny Hendricks http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-5
170lbs 5'10" (Team Takedown)
      
    
100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS


Georges St. Pierre http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 25-2
169lbs 5'10" (Tristar Gym)

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Hector Lombard http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CUBA0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 34-6-1 (2 NC)
170-185lbs 5'9" (American Top Team)

Jessin Ayari  15-3
170lbs 6'0" (Hammers Team / Planet Eater)

Mickael Lebout  14-6-2 (1 NC) (Record)
155-170lbs 5'11" (Crossfight MMA)
(Fights at both WW & LW.)

169lbs 6'0" (Ukmerge Judo Sport Club)

170lbs 6'0" (Dziki Wschód Lublin / Poland Top Team)

170lbs 6'0" (Szkoła Walki Drwala)

Emil Weber Meek http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/NORW0001.GIF 9-2-1 (1 NC) (Record)
170lbs 5'11" (MMA Trondheim CSA.dk)

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Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 27-7 (Record)
170-185lbs 5'8" (Brazilian Top Team)

(Banned from the UFC.)

Jake Shields http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 31-8-1 (1 NC)
170-185lbs 6'0" (Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu)


Tarec Saffiedine http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BELG0001.GIF 16-4
167lbs 5'9" (Evolve MMA / Team Quest)

Jake Ellenberger http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 31-11
170lbs 6'0" (Reign MMA / Premier Combat Center)


Matt "The Immortal" Brown http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-15 (Record)
170lbs 5'7" (Team Jorge Gurgel / AMC Pankration)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20101024103605_IMG_1564.JPG
Ben Askren http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF15-0 (1 NC)
170lbs 5'11" (American Top Team/The Den/Roufusport/Evolve MMA)
 

Thiago Alves http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 26-10 (Record)
170lbs 5'9" (American Top Team)


Jordan Mein http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 29-10
170lbs 5'11" (Canadian Martial Arts Centre
)

170lbs 5'11" (X-Gym)

169lbs 5'11" (American Top Team)


Mike Pyle http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 27-11-1
170lbs 6'1" (Xtreme Couture / Syndicate MMA)

(Retired?)


Nick Diaz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 27-9 (2 NC) (Record)
170-185lbs 6'1" (Cesar Gracie Fight Team)
(Will he ever fight again at 170?)


Andrey Koreshkov 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 19-1
170lbs 6'0" (RusFighters Sport Club)


Douglas "The Phenom" Lima 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 26-6
168lbs 6'1" (American Top Team Atlanta)
(This guy's a "killer".)

Mike Perry http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-0
155-170lbs 5'10" (Team Sparta / UFC Gym Winter Springs)


Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 21-3-1 (1 NC)
170lbs 6'1" (Busan Team M.A.D.)



John Hathaway http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 17-2
170lbs 6'2" (ZT Fight Skool / London Shootfighters)


170lbs 5'10" (Chicago Fight Team MMA)

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Steve Carl http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-5
170lbs 6'0" (American Top Team / Hard Drive MMA)


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Donald Cerrone http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 31-7 (1 NC)
155-170lbs 5'11" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

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Patrick Cote 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 23-10
170-185lbs 5'11" (BTT Canada
)



Josh Burkman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 28-12 (1 NC)
155-170lbs 5'10" (The Pit Elevated Fight Team / Team Quest
)

(Win over Noons was at LW.)


Jon Fitch http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 28-7-1 (1 NC)
170lbs 6'0" (American Kickboxing Academy)

170lbs 6'1" (Tristar Gym)


Erick "Indio" Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-7 (1 NC)
170lbs (Alliance Jiu-Jitsu / Team Nogueira / X-Gym)



Rick Story http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-9
170lbs 5'10" (MMA Lab / Braveheart MMA / Brave Legion)


Alex Morono http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-3
170-180lbs 5'11" (Gracie Barra Woodlands)

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Kyle Noke http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 22-8-1
170lbs 6'0" (Jackson-Wink MMA / Integrated MMA)


Josh Koscheck http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-10
170lbs 5'10" (AKA / Dethrone Base Camp)


Sean "Black Magic" Spencer http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-5
170lbs 5'10" (Octagon MMA)


Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 26-7-1
155-170lbs 6'2" (Fit NHB)
(Fights at both LW & WW.)

169lbs 5'11" (K Dojo Warrior Tribe)


Nicholas Musoke 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SWDN0001.GIF 13-4 (1 NC)
169-185lbs 6'1" (Stockholm Shoot / Allstars Training Center)

155-169lbs 6'1" (Sable Fight Team / Alexander Nevsky Club)


George Sullivan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-5 (1 NC)
169lbs 6'0" (Pellegrino MMA)


Sean "Tarzan" Strickland 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-1
170-185lbs 6'1" (CQuence Jiu-Jitsu
)
(Dropped to WW. Loss to Ponzinibbio was at 170lbs.)


Igor Araujo 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 25-8 (1 NC)
170lbs 6'0" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

 
Ben "Killa B" Saunders http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-7-2
170lbs 6'2" (American Top Team Orlando)

170lbs 5'10" (Central Illinois Combat Club)

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Paul "Semtex" Daley http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 38-13-2
170lbs 5'9" (Team Rough House / Spirit Dojo)


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Jason High http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-5
155-170lbs 5'9" (Bodyshop Fitness Team / American Top Team / HD MMA)

(Currently competing at LW.)


Gunnar Nelson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ICEL0001.GIF 14-2-1
170lbs 5'11" (Mjolnir - SBG International / Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Qvva3DIFpac/UWdgmLUiefI/AAAAAAAACr8/gZBHluRlEnE/s495/Sergio+Moraes.JPG
Sergio Moraes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 10-2
170lbs 6'0" (
Evolução Thai / Alliance Jiu-Jitsu)

170lbs 5'11" (CM System)


Omari Akhmedov 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF
 15-4
170-185lbs 6'0" (Jackson-Wink MMA / Tiger Muay Thai)
(Currently competing at 170.)

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Ryan LaFlare 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-1
170lbs 6'1" (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy / 
Long Island MMA / Blackzilians)


John "Doomsday" Howard http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-12
170-185lbs 5'7" (Wai Kru MMA)
(Currently competing at WW.)


Tom Breese http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 10-0
170lbs 6'3" (Tristar Gym)
(7-0-1 am.)


Cathal Pendred http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/IREL0001.GIF 17-4-1
170-183lbs 6'1" (SBG Ireland)

(Currently competing on TUF at MW)


Santiago Ponzinibbio http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ARGE0001.GIF 22-3
170lbs (American Top Team / Ataque Duplo / Team Nogueira)

(17 stoppages! How tough is this guy!?)


Siyar Bahadurzada http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/AFGH0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-6-1
170lbs 5'11" (Golden Glory/Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center)



Benson Henderson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 23-6
155-169lbs 5'9" (MMA Lab)

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Jorge Masvidal http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 29-10
155-170lbs 5'10" (American Top Team)
(Moved back up to WW.)


Brandon Thatch http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-4
170lbs 6'2" (Grudge Training Center / Elevation Fight Team)

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Mike Pierce http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-7
170lbs 5'8" (Brave Legion / Sports Lab)


Adam McDonough 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-1
170lbs 5'10" (Warriors Alliance / Get Sum Athletic Compound
)


170lbs 6'3" (American Top Team Orlando)


Zak Cummings 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-4
170-185lbs 6'0" (Springfield Fight Club / Glory MMA and Fitness)

170-179lbs 6'0" (Next Generation UK)
(Win over Fedipe was a catchweight fight at 180lbs...short notice for Fedipe)


Dominique Steele http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-7
170-181lbs 6'0" (Team Vision / Aron Thomas Jiu Jitsu)
(Razor close loss to Roberts.)


Nathan Coy http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-6
170lbs 5'10" (Team Quest / American Top Team)



Jonavin Webb http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-2 (1 NC)
170lbs 5'10" (Renzo Gracie Philly)


Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 29-10
170lbs 6'3" (Team Punisher / Team KayO / Grudge Training Center)



Marcelo "Grilo" Alfaya 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-7 (1 NC)
170-172lbs 5'11" (American Top Team / Team Nogueira)



Paul Bradley 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 23-6 (2 NC)
170lbs 5'9" (Alliance MMA)


Chris Honeycutt http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-1 (1 NC)
170lbs 5'10" (Dethrone Base Camp)

170lbs 5'9" (Next Generation / Team Quest)


Karl Amoussou http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/FRAN0001.GIF 21-7-2
170-185lbs 5'11" (MMA Factory / Haute Tension / Crossfight
)
(Fights at both WW & MW.)


Quinn Mulhern http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-4
155-170lbs 6'3" (Santa Fe BJJ / Jackson-Wink MMA)

(Currently competing at LW.)


Ryan Ford 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 22-5
170lbs 5'11" (Tristar Gym
)


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Luis "Sapo" Santos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 62-9-1 (1 NC)
166-170lbs 6'1" (American Top Team / Sapo Fight Team)


Dennis Hallman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 53-19-2 (1 NC)
166-198lbs 5'9" (Victory Athletics)

(Loss to Noland was at 193lbs.)

155-170lbs 5'7" (Ankos Zapasy Poznan)


Jesse "JT Money" Taylor http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 29-13
170-185lbs 6'1" (The Arena / Team Quest)
(Currently competing at WW.)


Michail Tsarev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 30-5
170-185lbs 5'11" (RusFighters Sport Club)


Keita "K-Taro" Nakamura http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 31-7-2 (1 NC)
154-177lbs 5'11" (Wajutsu Keishukai K-Taro Dojo
)

(Fights at both LW & WW.)


Jingliang "The Leech" Li 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CHIN0001.GIF 10-4
169lbs 6'0" (China Top Team)


Dhiego Lima http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-4
170lbs 6'0" (American Top Team - Atlanta / Ascension Mixed Martial Arts)

(Loss to Gordon was at MW.)


170lbs 6'2" (POW! Mixed Martial Arts)


Lyman Good http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-3 (1 NC)
170lbs 6'0" (Team Tiger Schulmann)

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Nah-Shon Burrell 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-6 (1 NC)
170-179lbs 6'1" (Fight Firm)

(Most recent fight was at MW.)


Chris Curtis 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-5
170-188lbs 5'10" (Team Vision)
(Last fight was at 188lbs.)

155-169lbs 5'10" (B-9 Team)

170-185lbs 6'2" (Mass BJJ / Tri-Force MMA / Gracie Barra NH)
(Loss to Vizcaya was at 185lbs.)


Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 21-16
170lbs 5'10" (Chute Boxe)


Brennan Ward http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-4
170-185lbs 5'10" (Whaling City Boxing / Rivera Athletic Center)


170-176lbs 6'0" (Renzo Gracie Academy)

155-185lbs 5'10" (Team Superior / Carroll Brothers BJJ)
(Most recent fight was at 185lbs.)


Dan Hornbuckle http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~itcherok/images/us-cher2.gif
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-9
170lbs 6'2" (McVicker's Martial Arts Academy / American Top Team)

(Loss to Steele was at Catchweight of 175lbs)

170lbs 6'0" (Gracie Fusion)

Gasan Umalatov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 15-5-1
170-181lbs 5'11" (Fight Nights Team)

170lbs 5'9" (Tristar Gym)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100207115028_IMG_3877.JPG
Paulo Thiago http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 15-8
170lbs 5'11" (Constrictor Team / X-Gym)

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Hernani Perpetuo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-5 (1 NC)
167-169lbs 6'0" (Nova União)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110314055659_827Q2241.JPG
Eric "Bighead" Davila http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-12
170lbs 5'9" (Bighead MMA)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20101126103643_101123_200123untitled.JPG
Nobutatsu Suzuki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 11-2-2
169-180lbs 5'8" (Businjuku)










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