UFC Rankings Updated Following UFN 48 & UFN 49

The official UFC rankings have been updated following the promotion’s double-header this weekend.

Rafael Dos Anjos was the big mover in the rankings after he handed former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson the first knockout loss of his professional career at Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The monumental win on Saturday at the BOK Center shot the Brazilian two places up the 155 pound ladder into the No.3 position.

With his second loss in the UFC, “Bendo” drops from the No.1 spot down to No.4; pushing Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov up one place each. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who is set to face UFC newcomer Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event of UFC 178, dropped down from the No.4 spot to the No.5 position.

The welterweight rankings also seen a shuffle with former Strikeforce competitor’s Tyron Woodley and Jordan Mein picking up big wins in their co-headliners on Saturday. “The Chosen One” got back in the win column with a first round knockout over Dong Hyun Kim, with the victory he moved up to the No.3 spot.

With his devastating stoppage of Mike Pyle, Mein entered the rankings for the first time in his career, moving into the No.13 position.

With the mix up, 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. Cain Velasquez
4. Chris Weidman +1
5. Demetrious Johnson -1
6. Anthony Pettis
7. Anderson Silva
8. Renan Barao
9. Johny Hendricks +1
10. Ronda Rousey -1
11. T.J. Dillashaw
12. Vitor Belfort
13. Alexander Gustafsson +1
14. Daniel Cormier +1
15. Gilbert Melendez *NR

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. John Dodson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Ian McCall
4. Jussier Formiga
5. John Moraga
6. Ali Bagautinov
7. John Lineker
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Brad Pickett
10. Zack Makovsky
11. Tim Elliot
12. Louis Gaudinot
13. Dustin Ortiz
14. Kyoji Horiguchi
15. Scott Jorgensen

Bantamweight
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1. Renan Barao
2. Urijah Faber
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. Michael McDonald
5. Eddie Wineland
6. Takeya Mizugaki
7. Iuri Alcantara
8. Bryan Caraway
9. Johnny Eduardo
10. Alex Caceres
11. Francisco Rivera
12. Dominick Cruz
13. Erik Perez
14. Mike Easton
15. Wilson Reis

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Cub Swanson
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Ricardo Lamas
5. Dustin Poirier
6. Chan Sung Jung
7. Dennis Bermudez
8. Nik Lentz
9. Conor McGregor
10. Dennis Siver
11. Jeremy Stephens
12.Clay Guida
13. Darren Elkins
14. Charles Oliveira
15. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Lightweight
Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Gilbert Melendez +1
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov +1
3. Rafael dos Anjos +2
4. Ben Henderson -3
5. Donald Cerrone -1
6. Josh Thomson
7. Bobby Green
8. Jim Miller
9. Myles Jury
10. Michael Johnson
11. Edson Barboza
12. Rustam Khabilov
13. Jorge Masvidal
14. Ross Pearson
15. Gray Maynard

Welterweight
Champion: Johny Hendricks
1. Robbie Lawler
2. Rory MacDonald
3. Tyron Woodley +1
4. Carlos Condit -1
5. Matt Brown
6. Hector Lombard
7. Demian Maia +1
8. Jake Ellenberger -1
9. Tarec Saffiedine
10. Dong Hyun Kim
11. Kelvin Gastelum
12. Gunnar Nelson
13. Jordan Mein *NR
14. Ryan LaFlare
15. Mike Pyle -2

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Lyoto Machida
3. Vitor Belfort
4. Jacare Souza
5. Luke Rockhold
6. Tim Kennedy
7. Gegard Mousasi
8. Michael Bisping
9. C.B. Dollaway
10. Costas Philippou
11. Yoel Romero
12. Francis Carmont
13. Mark Munoz
14. Tim Boetsch
15. Thales Leites

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Rashad Evans
4. Glover Teixeira
4. Anthony Johnson
6. Phil Davis
7. Ryan Bader +1
8. Dan Henderson -1
9. Mauricio Rua
10. Ovince St. Preux
11. Jimi Manuwa
12. Rafael Cavalcante
13. Vitor Belfort
14. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira *NR
15. Fabio Maldonado

Heavyweight
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Fabricio Werdum
2. Junior dos Santos
3. Travis Browne
4. Antonio Silva
5. Josh Barnett
6. Stipe Miocic
7. Alistair Overeem
8. Mark Hunt
9. Roy Nelson
10. Frank Mir
11. Gabriel Gonzaga
12. Stefan Struve
13. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
14. Andrei Arlovski
15. Brendan Schaub

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Sara McMann
4. Alexis Davis
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Jessica Eye
7. Liz Carmouche
8. Amanda Nunes
9. Jessica Andrade
10. Bethe Correia
11. Julianna Pena
12. Germaine de Randamie
13. Leslie Smith
14. Raquel Pennington
15. Jessica Rakoczy


2 Comments

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    TheXperience

    August 26, 2014 at 7:40 am

    and once again these ridiculous fucking rankings are making a mockery of the sport…. what a mess!

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