UFC Rankings Updated: Ross Pearson Breaks Lightweight Division’s Top 15

The official UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 47 which went down this Saturday (August 16, 2014) from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.
(See results here)

In the main event Ryan Bader grinder out talented Strikeforce prospect Ovince St. Preux to take a unanimous decision. The win marked “Darth’s” third straight in the light-heavyweight division but it doesn’t move him any further up the rankings as he stays at No.8. OSP also keeps his spot at No.10.

The co-main event saw British standout Ross Pearson hand former lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard his third consecutive knockout loss in as many appearances. With the win “The Real Deal” has managed to crack the top 15, taking the No.3 spot. Maynard drops three places to move one behind Pearson.

Jussier Formiga picked up a big win in the prelims this weekend, taking a unanimous decision over former Bellator champion Zack Makovsky. With the win the Brazilian shot two places up in the flyweight ranking and he now sits at No. 4.

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. Demetrious Johnson
5. Chris Weidman
6. Anthony Pettis
7. Anderson Silva
8. Renan Barao
9. Ronda Rousey
10. Johny Hendricks
11. T.J. Dillashaw
12. Vitor Belfort
13. Benson Henderson
14. Alexander Gustafsson
15. Daniel Cormier *NR

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. John Dodson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Ian McCall
4. Jussier Formiga +2
5. John Moraga
6. Ali Bagautinov -2
7. John Lineker
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Brad Pickett +1
10. Zack Makovsky -1
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. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Donald Cerrone
5. Rafael dos Anjos
6. Josh Thomson
7. Bobby Green
8. Jim Miller
9. Myles Jury
10. Michael Johnson
11. Edson Barboza
12. Rustam Khabilov +1
13. Jorge Masvidal +1
14. Ross Pearson *NR
15. Gray Maynard -3

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

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
5. Anthony Johnson
6. Phil Davis
7. Dan Henderson
8. Ryan Bader
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 +1
6. Stipe Miocic -1
7. Alistair Overeem
8. Mark Hunt
9. Roy Nelson
10. Frank Mir
11. Gabriel Gonzaga
12. Stefan Struve +1
13. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira -1
14. Andrei Arlovski
15. Brendan Schaub

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Sara McMann
4. Alexis Davis+1
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

 



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