Valentina Shevchenko

UFC Rankings Update: Big changes in women’s flyweight

The UFC has updated their fighter rankings and there is a ton of change. That was expected following UFC 231, which saw a new women’s flyweight champion and Max Holloway defend his belt, changes were expected.

However, most of the changes were in the women’s division where there is a new number one contender at women’s flyweight, as well, men’s light heavyweight also showcasing plenty of movement.

The biggest changes were Jessica Eye moving up eight spots to the number one contender spot at women’s flyweight. While Nina Ansaroff moving up eight spots to the number three contender in the women’s strawweight division. As well, former UFC women’s flyweight champion, Nicco Montano, is no longer listed on the rankings.

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 +1
  5. T.J. Dillashaw -1
  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. Sergio Pettis
3. Joseph Benavidez
4. Ray Borg
5. Deiveson Figueiredo
6. John Moraga
7. Wilson Reis
8. Dustin Ortiz
9. Alexandra Pantoja
10. Alex Perez +1
11. Tim Elliott +1
12. Magomed Bibulatov +1
13. Said Nurmagomedov +1
14. Ryan Benoit +1
15. Eric Shelton *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 +1
11. Cody Stamann -1
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. Kevin Lee
5. Edson Barboza
6. Justin Gaethje
7. Anthony Pettis
8. Al Iaquinta
9. Michael Chiesa +1
10. Nate Diaz -1
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 +2
13. Donald Cerrone -1
14. Elizeu Dos Santos +1
15. Alex Oliveira -2

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. 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 *NR
8. Dominick Reyes -1
9. Jimi Manuwa -2
10. Corey Anderson -1
11. Ovince Sanit Preux -1
12. Glover Texeira -1
13. Mauricio Rua -1
14. Misha Cirkunov -1
15. Nikita Krylov -1

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

Women’s Flyweight

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

Women’s Bantamweight

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