Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao

UFC Rankings Update: Marlon Moraes and Jose Aldo now top contenders

 

The UFC headed to Brazil for the first time of the year. The card was headlined by a battle of the two top contenders at bantamweight, in Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao 2.

Assuncao narrowly beat Moraes in the first fight by split-decision, in what was Moraes’ UFC debut. Fast forward two years later and the two were fighting again for the number one contender spot, in which Moraes submitted Assuncao in the first round. Moraes is seemingly now the top contender and should be fighting for the title next.

Meanwhile, in the co-main event, former featherweight champion, Jose Aldo was taking on rising contender Renato Moicano. In the end, Aldo defeated Moicano by TKO in the second round to once again be the top contender at featherweight.

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. Alexandra Pantoja +2
6. Wilson Reis
7. Alex Perez +2
8. Tim Elliott +2
9. Rogerio Bontorin *NR
10. Magomed Bibulatov +1
11. Ryan Benoit +2
12. Eric Shelton +2
13. T.J. Dillashaw +2
14. Matt Schnell *NR
15. Kai Kara-France *NR

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. Petr Yan
15. Rani Yahya

Featherweight

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

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 *NR
15. Francisco Trinaldo -1

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. 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. 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 *NR

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. Mara Romello Borella +2
12. Ashlee Evans-Smith
13. Andrea Lee +1
14. Paige VanZant *NR
15. Monta De La Rosa +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