|1||Georges St. Pierre||100||UFC||1|
|21||Dong Hyun Kim||20||UFC||26|
Rankings compiled by Richard Wade.
#1 Georges St Pierre will face #3 Jake Shields at UFC 129. If he wins, Dana White may very well declare that GSP has cleaned out the division and go ahead and book the long awaited GSP vs Anderson Silva bout.
This will be a sore disappointment to the winner of UFC 127's fight between #2 Jon Fitch and #9 B.J. Penn. On the other hand if GSP leaves the division, the winner of Fitch-Penn will be in the catbird seat to take the belt.
No word on what's next for #4 Josh Koscheck, besides the extended lay off for injuries suffered at the hands of GSP at UFC 124.
#5 Thiago Alves will likely face #24 Rick Story next, possibly in May.
#6 Carlos Condit will take on #14 Chris Lytle at UFC 127. The winner will be in the title hunt.
#7 Martin Kampmann will get #13 Diego Sanchez at UFC on Versus 3.
The other #7 Nick Diaz defends his Strikeforce welterweight belt this Saturday against the unranked but legendary Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos. That should be an entertaining fight but says alot about how thin Strikeforce's welterweight division is.
#10 Paul Daley, Strikeforce's other top 10 welterweight, will risk his title shot against the winner of Diaz-Santos by fighting DEEP champ Yuya Shirai in England at BAMMA 5 in February.
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