Divisional superiority is, and always has been, one of the most heated debates in the world of MMA.
Simply put, it’s easy to agree on who the top dog in the yard is, but it’s a bit more difficult to determine which yard has the toughest dogs.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is currently home to seven total weight classes from the heavyweights (that max out at 265 lbs) all the way down to the miniature bad-asses in the 135 lbs division.
Everyone who follows the sport seems to have their own opinion on which division is the most stacked. Truthfully, you could easily make a case for any one of those seven categories because each class is loaded with elite competitors.
Tonight, the welterweight division will be on display as top contenders Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger collide in the main event of UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans, Louisiana. That bout is just one of several upcoming welterweight fights featuring the division’s cream of the crop.
With that said, let’s take a closer look at those matchups and the current title picture within the division.