UFC Rankings Update – Jon Jones P4P Best Once Again, Miocic Moves to #2 HW

UFC 195 has come and gone and with that come new UFC rankings.  Members of a select media panel cast their votes after each event which determines positioning and ranking within each division and the pound-for-pound list overall.  It should come as no surprise that despite not having fought in more than a year former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is back on top of the pound-for-pound list.


Stipe Miocic earned his title shot Saturday night with a 54-second finish of Andrei Arlovski, UFC president Dana White said after UFC 194. And his new position behind champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Cain Velasquez was confirmed in Monday’s official UFC rankings release. 

Miocic moved up one spot to No. 2 in the heavyweight rankings and Arlovski dropped a spot into a deadlock with Alistair Overeem, who moved up two spots to No. 3 on the heels of his win against Junior Dos Santos at Fight Night Orlando. “Cigano” fell another spot to No. 5, making for an entirely new picture atop the heavyweight division.

In other big rankings movement, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally recaptured his place at the top of the pound-for-pound list, passing flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Jones’ next fight hasn’t been announced yet.

Robbie Lawler, fresh off his championship victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195, moved up one spot in the pound-for-pound rankings to No. 5. Rafael dos Anjos also made a move to No. 6, two spots up from last week.

Michael McDonald returned in impressive fashion at UFC 195, submitting Masanori Kanehara in the second round of the FOX Sports 1 prelim main event. McDonald moved up two spots to No. 6 in the bantamweight division.

Brian Ortega also pulled off a sick submission at UFC 195 and he was rewarded for his efforts. Ortega was elevated to No. 15 at featherweight in his debut in the rankings.

1 thought on “UFC Rankings Update – Jon Jones P4P Best Once Again, Miocic Moves to #2 HW

  1. Demetrious Johnson and Jon Jones were inactive for this last voting panel yet somehow mighty mouse gets bumped down and the former p4p king reascends his throne? Oooookay, but based on what merit? Why does Conor McGregor leapfrog 4 other already established champions 3 of whom have already defended their belts? If he gets to be ranked this high well why not Holly Holm? Her win was certainly more impressive from a beatdown, dominate your opponent standpoint, not to mention much more shocking. P4p is crap to be honest. Like Chael Sonnen said, it's about two shades away from the same parameters by which people use to debate the various integers that go into whether batman could beat superman. there is no divsion called p4p, no tournament, no titie…it's fiction. UFC BRASStastic make believe. So sweet dreams everybody..maybe when we wake up Daniel Bryan will have moved into 8th place just behind Hacksaw JIm Duggin fresh out retirement.

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