Post UFC 120: The Top 10 Welterweights in the UFC Today
Following the huge wins and upsets of UFC 120, the welterweight division rankings have been altered in a few places.
Fighters fall in the ranks as they suffer losses, while others make their way up in the ranks with the biggest wins of their career.
And fighters hold the spots they deserve.
Who are the possible title contenders? Are there any dark horses in the division?
Here are "The Top 10 Welterweights in the UFC Today."
No. 10: Mike Pyle
Record: 21-7-1 DRAW
Mike Pyle is slowly easing his way into the ranks.
At UFC 120, Mike Pyle showed us a dominating performance over then-undefeated John Hathaway, where Pyle was clearly the underdog.
He also has notable wins over Jesse Lennox and Chris Wilson, both won by submission.
Pyle could quite possibly be the dark horse of the division.
No. 9: Dan Hardy
Record: 23-8-1 NC
"The Outlaw" gets pushed down in the ranks after losing to Carlos Condit at UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama.
However, this doesn't mean Hardy can't bounce back. He's still a vicious fighter, and possible contender.
Hardy has beat Marcus Davis, Mike Swick, and Rory Markham.
It has yet to be determined what comes next for Hardy.
No. 8: Paulo Thiago
Paulo Thiago has always fallen somewhere relatively high in the UFC welterweight rankings.
His most memorable win was a knockout victory over Josh Koscheck at UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson.
Although he was defeated, Thiago falls behind Koscheck in the rankings due to his losses to Martin Kampmann and Jon Fitch.
At UFC 121, Thiago is going to face TUF 1 winner, Diego Sanchez.
No. 7: Carlos Condit
"The Natural Born Killer" is coming off a knockout win over English welterweight, Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy at UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama.
This was the first time Hardy has ever been knocked out in his UFC career. Obtaining this win poses Condit as a threat in the welterweight division.
The former WEC champion has a total of four fights in the UFC, and has won three of them, two by TKO/KO.
Going into his most recent fight as an obvious underdog, and walking away with a knockout victory over one of the hardest hitting welterweights in the UFC, what comes next for Condit?
No. 6: Martin Kampmann
"The Hitman" is making his way to a shot at the title.
At his UFC debut, he defeated Alexandre Barros via TKO at UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson.
He has wins over Paulo Thiago, Jacob Vaulkman, and a split-decision win over former WEC champion Carlos Condit.
Kampmann is facing Jake Shields at UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez, who is making his UFC debut.
The winner of this bout will most likely be next in line to face St-Pierre for the welterweight title.
No. 5: Matt Hughes
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes falls to No.5 in the ranks.
This Hall of Famer has notable wins over Georges St-Pierre, Royce Gracie, BJ Penn, Matt Serra, and Renzo Gracie.
The legendary Gracie's were no match for Hughes. One of their students, Ricardo Almeida faced Hughes at UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen only to be defeated via anaconda choke.
Many believe that Hughes is over the hill, or past his prime, but he's still got it.
He's set to face BJ Penn a third time at UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida.
No. 4: Josh Koscheck
Josh Koscheck might be one of the greatest wrestlers in the UFC.
Koscheck has impressive wins over Diego Sanchez, Chris Lytle, Anthony Johnson and Paul Daley.
Like Jon Fitch, Koscheck was out-wrestled by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre which is why he falls at the No.3 spot.
At UFC 124, Koscheck is scheduled to face St-Pierre for the second time. Can he out wrestle him this time around?
No. 3: Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves is a deadly striker that has taken out the likes of Chris Lytle, Karo Parisyan, Matt Hughes, and Josh Koscheck.
He was on a seven fight winning streak before he was defeated by Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title.
And recently at UFC 117, he was dominated by Jon Fitch.
Thiago Alves has only lost to the top contenders in the welterweight class.
He is set to fight John Howard next at UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck. After losing two fights in a row, will he be able to redeem himself?
No. 2: Jon Fitch
Record: 23-3-1 NC
Jon Fitch lands at the No.2 spot because he's currently the second best welterweight in the UFC.
Fitch has defeated some of the toughest strikers out there, fighters like: Thiago Alves, Ben Saunders, Diego Sanchez, and Paulo Thiago.
No one (except Georges St-Pierre who defeated him at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy) can withstand that Jon Fitch grind.
Jon Fitch was also Georges St-Pierre's toughest opponent yet. St-Pierre hit him with all he had, but Fitch kept pushing the pace.
His win over Alves should have put him in line to fight St-Pierre again. Although, there has been talk that the winner of the Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann fight will have a title shot next.
No. 1: Georges-St Pierre
Of course, it's Georges St-Pierre.
The current undisputed UFC champion of the welterweight division.
This man has defeated the best of the best, fighters such as Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, BJ Penn, Jon Fitch, Dan Hardy and Josh Koscheck.
All of those names are some of the biggest in the sport, and he has put on dominating performances with all of them.
St-Pierre is scheduled to defend his title against Josh Koscheck at UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck.