UFC Rankings Updated Following UFC Fight Night 38

The UFC’s official rankings have been updated following UFN 38 last night.

UFC Fight Night 38 went down in the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and featured a light-heavyweight headliner as Dan Henderson faced Mauricio Rua in a rematch from their clash in 2011.

With his knockout over “Shogun”, Henderson managed to climb two spots up the rankings into the no.6 spot pushing Rogerio Nogueira and Rua down a spot. In the flyweight division Jussier Formiga also climbed up to the no.6 position; knocking Jonn Lineker down a peg.

In the p4p rankings, Anderson Silva switched places with Anthony “Showtime” Pettis to move up to no.7 spot. Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz dropped two positions in the 135 pound rankings, moving him into the no.11 position. While Erik Perez moved up to the no.9 spot.

The official UFC rankings now look as followed:

(+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked)

Pound-For-Pound

1. Jon Jones

2. Jose Aldo

3. Renan Barao

4. Cain Velasquez

5. Demetrious Johnson

6. Chris Weidman

7. Anderson Silva +1

8. Anthony Pettis -1

9. Johny Hendricks

10. Ronda Rousey

11. Vitor Belfort

12. Benson Henderson

14. Alexander Gustafsson

13. Gilbert Melendez

15. Urijah Faber

Flyweight

Champion: Demetrious Johnson

1. John Dodson

2. Joseph Benavidez

3. Ian McCall

4. John Moraga

5. Ali Bagautinov

6.Jussier Formiga +1

7. John Lineker -1

8. Timothy Elliott

9. Chris Cariaso

10. Zach Makovsky

11. Brad Pickett

12. Louis Gaudinot

13. Scott Jorgensen

14. Dustin Ortiz

15. Darrell Montague

Bantamweight

Champion: Renan Barao

1. Urijah Faber

2. Michael McDonald

3. Raphael Assuncao

4. Eddie Wineland

5. TJ Dillashaw

6. Mike Easton + 1

7. Takeya Mizugaki -1

8. Yuri Alcantara

9. Erik Perez + 2

10. Francisco Rivera

11. Dominick Cruz -2

12. Alex Caceres

13. Brad Pickett

14. Bryan Caraway

15. Wilson Reis

Featherweight

Champion: Jose Aldo

1. Chad Mendes

2. Frankie Edgar

3. Ricardo Lamas

4. Cub Swanson

5. Chan Sung Jung

6. Dustin Poirier

7. Dennis Siver

8. Nik Lentz

9. Clay Guida

10. Jeremy Stevens + 1

11. Dennis Bermudez -1

12. Tatsuya Kawajiri + 2

13. Darren Elkins -1

14. Conor McGregori -1

15. Erick Koch

Lightweight

Champion: Anthony Pettis

1. Benson Henderson

2. Gilbert Melendez

3. T.J. Grant

4. Josh Thomson

5. Rafael dos Anjos

6. Nate Diaz

7. Khabib Nurmagomedov

8. Donald Cerrone

9. Jim Miller

10. Gray Maynard

11. Edson Barboza

12. Myles Jury +1

13. Michael Johnson -1

14. Bobby Green

15. Rustam Khabilov

Welterweight

Champion: Johny Hendricks

1. Robbie Lawler

2. Rory MacDonald

3. Carlos Condit

4. Tyron Woodley

5. Jake Ellenberger

6. Hector Lombard

7. Matt Brown

8. Demian Maia

9. Tarec Saffiedine

10. Dong Hyun Kim

11. Jake Shields

12. Mike Pyle

13. Kelvin Gastelum

14. Gunnar Nelson

15. Erick Silva

Middleweight

Champion: Chris Weidman

1. Anderson Silva

2. Lyoto Machida +1

3. Vitor Belfort -1

4. Ronaldo Souza

5. Michael Bisping

6. Luke Rockhold

7. Mark Munoz

8. Tim Kennedy

9. Francis Carmont

10. Costas Philippou

11. Tim Boetsch

12. Gegard Mousasi

13. Alan Belcher +1

14. Brad Tavares -1

15. Yoel Romero *NR

Light Heavyweight

Champion: Jon Jones

1. Alexander Gustafsson

2. Glover Teixeira

3. Rashad Evans

4. Phil Davis

5. Daniel Cormier

6. Dan Henderson +2

7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -1

8. Mauricio Rua -1

9. Chael Sonnen

10. Ryan Bader

11. Jimi Manuwa

12. Vitor Belfort

13. Gegard Mousasi

14. Rafael Cavalcante

15. James Te Huna

Heavyweight

Champion: Cain Velasquez

1. Junior Dos Santos

2. Fabricio Werdum

3. Travis Browne

4. Antonio Silva

5. Josh Barnett

6. Alistair Overeem

7. Stipe Miocic

8. Mark Hunt

9. Roy Nelson

10. Frank Mir

11. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

12. Gabriel Gonzaga

13. Stefan Struve

14. Bendan Schaub

15. Daniel Cormier

Women’s Bantamweight

Champion: Ronda Rousey

1. Cat Zingano

2. Alexis Davis

3. Miesha Tate

4. Sara McMann

5. Sarah Kaufman

6. Jessica Eye

7. Liz Carmouche

8. Amanda Nunes

9. Jessica Andrade

10. Julianna Pena

11. Germaine de Randamie

12. Bethe Correia

13. Raquel Pennington

14. Jessamyn Duke

15. Jessica Rakoczy


3 Comments

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    TheXperience

    March 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

    So Silva and Pettis switch ranks.. without a single fight being fought by either one of them.. SMH! Lyoto jumps Vitor for what reason exactly?? These media rankings are a Mississippi Burning Messssss !!!!

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    DG1

    March 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Hendo #6 and Vitor #12?

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      TheXperience

      March 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      That's cause Vitor dropped to MW, where he's Nr.3 right now (which is B.S. he should still be Nr.2, i don't see why Lyoto frog leaped Vitor, there is no way he impressed more than Vitor in the past 3 fights. Vitor has been DEMOLISHING every one in sight! Literally…)

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