Israel Adesanya

UFC Rankings Update: Israel Adesanya into top-five, flyweight division’s see movement

UFC 234 was supposed to add clarity to the middleweight division.

However, after Robert Whittaker had to pull out of his title fight against Kelvin Gastelum, Israel Adesanya took on Anderson Silva in the main event. Ultimately, Adesanya defeated Silva by decision and put him right into the title conversation. And, it seems like the UFC Ranking committee agree as they now have him into the top-five.

Meanwhile, both the men’s and women’s flyweight division’s sees some movement after the first pay-per-view of the year.

Here are the updated UFC rankings.

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

POUND-FOR-POUND

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

Flyweight

Champion: Henry Cejudo
1. Jussier Formiga
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Ray Borg
4. Deiveson Figueiredo
5. Wilson Reis +2
6. Alexander Pantoja
7. Alex Perez +1
8. Tim Elliott +1
9. Rogerio Bontorin +1
10. Magomed Bibulatov +1
11. Eric Shelton +2
12. Ryan Benoit
13. T.J. Dillashaw +1
14. Kai Kara-France *NR
15. Matt Schnell

Bantamweight

Champion: T.J. Dillashaw
1. Marlon Moraes +3
2. Cody Garbrandt -1
3. Dominick Cruz -1
4. Raphael Assuncao -1
5. Jimmie Rivera
6. John Lineker
7. Aljamain Sterling
8. Pedro Munhoz
9. John Dodson -1
10. Rob Font
11. Cody Stamann
12. Alejandro Perez
13. Thomas Almeida
14. Ricky Simon *NR
15. Petr Yan -1

Featherweight

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

Lightweight

Champion: Khabib Numragomedov
1. Tony Ferguson
2. Conor McGregor
3. Dustin Poirier
4. Al Iaquinta
5. Kevin Lee
6. Edson Barboza
7. Justin Gaethje
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Donald Cerrone
10. James Vick
11. Gregor Gillespie
12. Nate Diaz
12. Alexander Hernandez
14. Charles Oliveira
15. Francisco Trinaldo

 

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. Leon Edwards
10. Jorge Masvidal
11. Neil Magny
12. Gunnar Nelson
13. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
14. Geoff Neal
15. Alex Oliveira

Middleweight

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

Light Heavyweight

Champion: Jon Jones
1. Daniel Cormier
2. Alexander Gustafsson
3. Anthony Smith
4. Jan Blachowicz
5. Volkan Oezdemir
T6. Corey Anderson
T6. Thiago Santos
8. Dominick Reyes
9. Ilir Latifi
10. Jimi Manuwa
11. Glover Teixeria
12. Ovince Saint Preux
13. Mauricio Rua
14. Misha Cirkunov
15. Johnny Walker

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. Marcin Tybura
10. Justin Willis
11. Tai Tuivasa
12. Shamil Abdurakhimov
13. Walt Harris
14. Andrei Arlovski
15. Stefan Struve

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
5. Alexis Davis
6. Liz Carmouche
7. Joanne Calderwood
8. Roxanne Modafferi
9. Lauren Murphy
10. Jessica Rose-Clark
11. Montana De La Rosa +3
12. Ashlee Evans-Smith
13. Mara Romero Borella -2
14. Andrea Lee -2
15. Paige VanZant -1

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
12. Bethe Correia
13. Lina Landsberg
14. Lucie Pudilova
15. Talita Bernardo