Until the 30th day of the month, December was rather uneventful for the welterweight division. At UFC 141, that changed drastically with a single punch.
Only 12 seconds into a 170-pound bout, up-and-coming Johny Hendricks blasted perennial contender Jon Fitch with a left hand. A heavy favorite heading into the fight, Fitch fell limp to the canvas.
Long considered the best welterweight not named Georges St-Pierre, Fitch's loss certainly shook up the division's rankings. With that being said, let's take a look at how Bleacher Report's official welterweight rankings now look as we head into the first month of 2012.
These rankings are the combined effort of some of Bleacher Report MMA's best writers, as we continue to try to provide you with the best content on the web.