Al Iaquinta

UFC Rankings Update: Al Iaquinta now in top five, women’s divisions seem minor shuffle

The UFC has updated their rankings once again after the final FOX card on Milwaukee. Most of the changes in the rankings happened after UFC 231, the lightweight and women’s flyweight saw the biggest changes after the Milwaukee card.

Al Iaquinta soared up the rankings into the top-five after beating Kevin Lee in the main event. While in the women’s flyweight and bantamweight division, there was a lot of random shuffling, which resulted in several fighters going up one spot.

The biggest changes were Iaquinta moving up four spots to number four. While in the women’s flyweight division, Joanna Jedrzejczyk moved up three spots to the number four contender. Most of the other divisions had no movement or fighters moving up or down one spot. Meanwhile, Sergio Pettis was removed from the flyweight rankings after fighting at bantamweight in Milwaukee.

Here are the updated UFC rankings.

Note:
+/- = movement in rankings
*NR = Not previously ranked

POUND-FOR-POUND

  1. Daniel Cormier
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  3. Jon Jones
  4. Max Holloway
  5. T.J. Dillashaw
  6. Georges St-Pierre
  7. Tyron Woodley
  8. Conor McGregor
  9. Stipe Miocic
  10. Henry Cejudo
  11. Cris Cyborg
  12. Robert Whittaker
  13. Tony Ferguson
  14. Amanda Nunes
  15. Rose Namajunas

Flyweight

Champion: Henry Cejudo
1. Jussier Formiga
2. Joseph Benavidez +1
3. Ray Borg +1
4. Deiveson Figueiredo +1
5. John Moraga +1
6. Wilson Reis +1
7. Dustin Ortiz +1
8. Alexandra Pantoja +1
9. Alex Perez +1
10. Tim Elliott +1
11. Magomed Bibulatov +1
12. Said Nurmagomedov +1
13. Ryan Benoit +1
14. Eric Shelton +1
15. Matt Schnell *NR

Bantamweight

Champion: T.J. Dillashaw
1. Cody Garbrandt
2. Dominick Cruz
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. Marlon Moraes
5. Jimmie Rivera
6. John Lineker
7. Aljamain Sterling
8. John Dodson
9. Pedro Munhoz
10. Rob Font
11. Cody Stamann
12. Alejandro Perez
13. Thomas Almeida
14. Douglas Silva de Andrade
15. Rani Yahya

Featherweight

Champion: Max Holloway
1. Brian Ortega
2. Jose Aldo
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Renato Moicano
5. Chad Mendes
6. Jeremy Stephens
7. Cub Swanson
8. Mirsad Bektic
9. Josh Emmett
10. Alexander Volkanovski
11. Ricardo Lamas
12. Yair Rodriguez
13. Chan Sung Jung
14. Zabit Magomedsharipov
15. Darren Elkins

Lightweight

Champion: Khabib Numragomedov
1. Tony Ferguson
2. Conor McGregor
3. Dustin Poirier
4. Al Iaquinta +4
5. Kevin Lee -1
6. Edson Barboza -1
7. Justin Gaethje -1
8. Anthony Pettis -1
9. Michael Chiesa
10. Nate Diaz
11. James Vick
12. Alexander Hernandez
13. Francisco Trinaldo
14. Dan Hooker
15. Paul Felder

Welterweight

Champion: Tyron Woodley
1. Colby Covington
2. Kamaru Usman
3. Darren Till
4. Stephen Thompson
5. Rafael Dos Anjos
6. Robbie Lawler
7. Santiago Ponzinibbio
8. Demian Maia
9. Jorge Masvidal
10. Leon Edwards
11. Neil Magny
12. Gunnar Nelson
13. Donald Cerrone
14. Elizeu Dos Santos
15. Alex Oliveira

Middleweight

Champion: Robert Whittaker
1. Yoel Romero
2. Luke Rockhold
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Kelvin Gastelum
5. Chris Weidman
6. Israel Adesanya
7. Paulo Costa
8. Derek Brunson
9. Jared Cannonier
10. Brad Tavares
11. David Branch
12. Antonio Carlos Junior
13. Elias Theodorou +1
14. Uriah Hall -1
15. Thiago Santos

Light Heavyweight

Champion: Daniel Cormier
1. Jon Jones
2. Alexander Gustafsson
3. Anthony Smith
4. Jan Blachowicz
5. Ilir Latifi
6. Volkan Oezdemir
7. Thiago Santos
8. Dominick Reyes
9. Jimi Manuwa
10. Corey Anderson
11. Ovince Sanit Preux
12. Glover Texeira
13. Mauricio Rua
14. Misha Cirkunov
15. Nikita Krylov

Heavyweight

Champion: Daniel Cormier
1. Stipe Miocic
2. Derrick Lewis
3. Francis Ngannou
4. Curtis Blaydes
5. Alexander Volkov
6. Alistair Overeem
7. Junior Dos Santos
8. Aleksei Oleinik
9. Justin Willis
10. Marcin Tybura
11. Tai Tuivasa
12. Shamil Abdurakhimov
13. Andrei Arlovski
14. Stefan Struve
15. Blagoy Ivanov

Women’s Strawweight

Champion: Rose Namajunas
1. Jessica Andrade
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
T3. Nina Ansaroff
T3. Tatiana Suarez
5. Claudia Gadelha
6. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
7. Tecia Torres
8. Michelle Waterson
9. Carla Esparza
10. Felice Herrig
11. Cortney Casey
12. Cynthia Calvillo
13. Alexa Grasso
14. Randa Markos
15. Mackenzie Dern

Women’s Flyweight

Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1. Jessica Eye
2. Sijara Eubanks
3. Katlyn Chookagian
4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk +3
5. Alexis Davis -1
6. Liz Carmouche -1
7. Roxanne Modaferri
8. Lauren Murphy
9. Jessica Rose-Clark
10. Joanna Calderwood +1
11. Ashlee Evans-Smith -1
12. Mara Romero Borella
13. Andrea Lee
14. Jennifer Maia
15. Montana De La Rosa

Women’s Bantamweight

Champion: Amanda Nunes
1. Germain de Randamie
2. Holly Holm
3. Ketlen Vieira
4. Raquel Pennington
5. Cat Zingano
6. Marion Reneau
7. Aspen Ladd
8. Sara McMann
9. Yana Kunitskaya
10. Irene Aldana
11. Tonya Evinger +1
12. Bethe Correia -1
13. Lina Landsberg +1
14. Lucie Pudilova -1
15. Talita Bernardo