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welterweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing 140--147 pounds (63.5--66.5 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing 63.5--67 kg (140--148 pounds)
c. (as modifier): a great welterweight era
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 154--172 pounds (70--78 kg))
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Earlier this year, Askren detailed (https://www.ibtimes.com/ben-askren-explains-how-he-would-defeat-ufcs-georges-st-pierre-super-fight-2662172) how he would beat St-Pierre  and there were even talks of the UFC and ONE Championship potentially making (https://www.ibtimes.com/one-championship-spoke-ufc-bellator-about-ben-askren-fighting-st-pierre-macdonald-2680670) a cross-promotional fight between the two welterweights. But with Askren now on board, the fight could happen.
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