Power Rankings: Welterweight

Updated: August 20, 2013, 1:24 PM ET
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Tues., Aug. 20
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These are dangerous times if you're a UFC welterweight. Matt Brown has knocked out five of his six previous opponents, including the past four -- and he just barely cracks the top 10 in this division. That might seem like a snub, but notice guys like Josh Burkman, Tarec Saffiedine, Robbie Lawler, Jake Shields and Erick Silva on the outside looking in. This division is just loaded with talent. It's fun when that's the case, because it means the stakes are incredibly high in every 170-pound fight right now. One loss could potentially set you back a year in title contention, if you think about it. Should make for some awesome welterweight fights in the coming years.