MMA Power Rankings -- Welterweight

Updated: June 3, 2011, 7:41 AM ET
By staff |
Thursday, June 2
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The long-anticipated fight between UFC champion Georges St. Pierre and Strikeforce's titleholder Nick Diaz has finally materialized for UFC 137 in late October, which dishes up GSP one more viable challenger in his attempt to empty the cupboards completely at 170 pounds.

But there are other hard-changing welters making their way up who could be in the discussion soon enough. Namely Jake Ellenberger, who would love nothing better than to be given a top-10 fighter next (paging Josh Koscheck) and prove himself in the same way Rick Story did at UFC 130, by dominating our previously No. 6 ranked Thiago Alves.

Alves drops out, Ellenberger breaks in, and Dong Hyun Kim is in the top 10 on-deck circle. As for Jon Fitch and B.J. Penn? They await their rematch.