The space between 157 and 171 pounds has served as a staging point for a host of all-time greats and some of the most influential fighters in mixed martial arts history.
The welterweight division has been a scene of volatility at times and stability at others. Torches have been passed, pages turned, from pioneers like Hayato Sakurai, Pat Miletich and Jose Landi-Jons and forces of nature like Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre to knockout artists like Robbie Lawler and otherworldly athletes like Tyron Woodley.
The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series focuses on the best welterweights of all-time:
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Hayato Sakurai, B.J. Penn, Demian Maia, Jose Landi-Jons, Sean Sherk, Josh Koscheck, Jake Ellenberger, Thiago Alves, Ben Askren, Rory MacDonald, Diego Sanchez, Carlos Newton
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