The UFC welterweight division just got a head kick of reality. Anthony Johnson's win at UFC on Versus is just another example of the skill level that is in the 170 pound division.
The leaders of the pack are almost the very same as awhile back, but it seems Johnson is slowly climbing the welterweight ladder.
UFC 137 will be a decisive factor on the top five in these standings, but for now, here are the top 10 welterweights in the UFC.
Anthony Johnson's vicious head kick win over Charlie Brennerman gets him into the top 10 and knocks Brennerman out.
Johnson is now on a two-fight win streak and has won five of his last six.
Big things are coming for "Rumble," as his next fight will likely be against another top 10 fighter.
Johny Hendricks earned a hard fought split decision win over Mike Pierce at UFC 133 and is well on his way up the welterweight ladder.
At 11-1, he is a very skilled knockout artist, and he will look to continue his winning ways, but a tough test is ahead in Jon Fitch at UFC 141.
He is the only man to beat Johny Hendricks, and though he lost a decision to Charlie Brennerman, he is still one of the top welterweights in the UFC.
Besides his last hiccup, he has won six straight fights, and he will face Martin Kampmann at UFC 139, a measuring stick to see if he can climb into title contention in the next year.
After going undefeated for over six years, Jake Shields finds himself in the biggest slump of his MMA career.
Well established as a dangerous submission fighter and a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Shields is on a two-fight losing streak and was finished by Jake Ellenberger, something no man has done since March 2000.
Shields will have to regroup and be in top shape for his next fight.
While a rematch with Jon Fitch would've been a good choice, B.J. Penn will now step into the Octagon with former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.
Before the Fitch fight, Penn finished UFC Hall of Fame member Matt Hughes in 21 seconds and looks to be in great shape.
If Penn can get by Diaz, who knows who he could face next.
Josh Koscheck looked great in his bout with Matt Hughes. He took the fight on short notice and finished the bout at the end of the first round.
Koscheck did not show signs of weakness and is back in the form that made him a welterweight title challenger.
He is well hated, but his skill level is nothing to shake a stick at, as he is one of the top welterweights in the UFC and will continue to be if he can put up performances like the one against Hughes.
The benefactor of the Nick Diaz fiasco, Carlos Condit finds himself competing for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
Condit is on a four-fight winning streak and has finished his last three fights.
He is a well rounded fighter and could be a challenge for Georges St. Pierre on the ground. Condit will likely try to avoid the ground game and use his boxing to his advantage.
It's been a long time since Nick Diaz set foot inside the Octagon. He has not lost since 2007, and despite his tardiness for press events, he is still one of the most dangerous fighters in the world.
The brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt will have his hands full when he faces B.J. Penn, and with a win, may get his shot at the winner of GSP vs. Condit.
Jon Fitch continues to be the best welterweight in the UFC not named Georges St. Pierre. Besides his title fight at UFC 87, Fitch has gone undefeated in over nine years.
His next fight takes place at UFC 141 against Johny Hendricks, and a rematch against either B.J. Penn or GSP could be in the works if Fitch can do what he hasn't done in over four years: finish an opponent.
Like there was any doubt? Georges St. Pierre has been the best welterweight in the world and is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world as well.
He delivers amazing wrestling, and though his last four fights have gone to a decision, he knows how to put on a show for the public and is beloved around the world.
His next fight will be a true test of his will power as he faces his teammate Carlos Condit at UFC 137.
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