According To Spiars: UFC Welterweight Rankings

Sterling SpiarsAnalyst ISeptember 6, 2009

There is no skepticism when it comes down to who the welterweight boss is. Georges St. Pierre has been a wrecking ball inside the crumbling walls of the welterweight division.

GSP smashes through each contender as if he were a god, resulting in numerous articles proclaiming certain fighters don't deserve a crack at the champ.

But where do all of the other fighters stand?


10- Paulo Thiago (11-1)

9- Carlos Condit (22-5)

8- Brock Larson (26-2)

7- Dan Hardy (22-6)

6- Matt Hughes (43-7)

5- Martin Kampmann (15-2)

4- Thiago Alves (16-6)

3- Mike Swick (14-2)

2- Jon Fitch (19-3)

1- Georges St. Pierre (19-2)

Noteworthy- Frank Trigg (19-6) Josh Koscheck (12-4)


There are four fights this month that could have an impact on the rankings.

First of all, at Fight Night 19, Carlos Condit is set to fight Jake Ellenberger. A win could possibly move him up a spot or two, but a loss would send Condit out of the top ten in desperate search of his first UFC win.

Brock Larson is set to take on Mike Pierce earlier that night. A win over another low ranked opponent will be worth next to nothing for Larson. A loss will knock him out of the top ten.

Martin Kampmann, originally scheduled to fight Mike Swick will instead face newly-acquired Paul Daley at UFC 103. While a win over Swick would of secured a title-shot with GSP, a win over "Semtex" will have less of a significant impact in his title hunt. However, if the "Hitman" loses this one, his stock will definitely fall.

The two who are noteworthy will scrap earlier that night as Frank Trigg makes his UFC return against TUF veteran, Josh Koscheck. The only way this match could make an impact in the rankings is if Condit loses his upcoming fight. Otherwise, the winner stays at the 11th rank while the loser falls into gate-keeper status.