UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 101 – Conor McGregor no longer ranked at featherweight

December 1, 2016 3:53 pm by Russell Ess
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The UFC has updated their rankings following the UFC Fight Night 101 event that took place in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend.

Only two divisions were affected in the rankings following the event as Robert Whittaker’s exciting win over Derek Brunson bumped him up to the #6 spot in the middleweight division surging ahead of former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva.

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Perhaps the most interesting change was the removal of former UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s ranking in the featherweight division.

It was announced on the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast that McGregor “relinquished” the featherweight title. However, McGregor has not publicly given a statement on the featherweight title leading many to believe the title was stripped by the UFC. “The Notorious” is now not event ranked in the featherweight division.

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Check out the updates below from the official UFC rankings:

Note: *NR – Not Previously Ranked

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Conor McGregor
3 Dominick Cruz
4 Daniel Cormier
5 Jose Aldo
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
8 Tyron Woodley
9 Michael Bisping
10 Cris Cyborg
11 Robbie Lawler
12 Luke Rockhold
13 Amanda Nunes
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov
15 TJ Dillashaw

FLYWEIGHT
Champion : Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Kyoji Horiguchi
4 Jussier Formiga
5 Wilson Reis
6 Ian McCall
7 Zach Makovsky
8 Ali Bagautinov
9 John Moraga
10 Dustin Ortiz
11 Louis Smolka
12 Brandon Moreno
13 Ray Borg
14 Sergio Pettis
15 Ben Nguyen

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : Dominick Cruz
1 TJ Dillashaw
2 John Lineker
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Jimmie Rivera
5 Cody Garbrandt
6 Bryan Caraway
7 Urijah Faber
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Michael McDonald
10 John Dodson
11 Thomas Almeida
12 Johnny Eduardo
13 Eddie Wineland
14 Takeya Mizugaki
15 Pedro Munhoz

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion : Jose Aldo
1 Frankie Edgar +1
2 Max Holloway +1
3 Ricardo Lamas +1
4 Cub Swanson +1
5 Anthony Pettis +1
6 Jeremy Stephens +1
7 Charles Oliveira +1
8 Dennis Bermudez +1
9 Brian Ortega +1
10 Yair Rodriguez +1
11 Dooho Choi +1
12 Mirsad Bektic +1
13 Darren Elkins -1
14 Renan Barao +1
15 Andre Fili *NR

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion : Conor McGregor
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Eddie Alvarez
4 Rafael Dos Anjos
5 Nate Diaz
6 Edson Barboza
7 Michael Johnson
8 Michael Chiesa
9 Beneil Dariush
10 Donald Cerrone
11 Dustin Poirier
12 Gilbert Melendez
13 Francisco Trinaldo
14 Evan Dunham
15 Al Iaquinta

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion : Tyron Woodley
1 Stephen Thompson
2 Robbie Lawler
3 Demian Maia
4 Carlos Condit
5 Donald Cerrone
6 Johny Hendricks
7 Lorenz Larkin
8 Kelvin Gastelum
8 Neil Magny
10 Dong Hyun Kim
11 Rick Story
12 Gunnar Nelson
13 Tarec Saffiedine
14 Matt Brown
15 Jake Ellenberger

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion : Michael Bisping
1 Yoel Romero
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Jacare Souza
4 Chris Weidman
5 Gegard Mousasi
6 Robert Whittaker +1
7 Anderson Silva -1
8 Vitor Belfort +1
9 Derek Brunson -1
10 Tim Kennedy
11 Krzysztof Jotko
12 Thales Leites
13 Uriah Hall
14 Tim Boetsch +1
15 Rafael Natal *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Ryan Bader
5 Jimi Manuwa
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Nikita Krylov
9 Corey Anderson
10 Rogerio Nogueira
11 Ilir Latifi
12 Patrick Cummins
13 Misha Cirkunov
14 Rashad Evans
15 Gian Villante

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Stipe Miocic
1 Fabricio Werdum
2 Cain Velasquez
3 Alistair Overeem
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Ben Rothwell
6 Josh Barnett
7 Mark Hunt
8 Andrei Arlovski
9 Travis Browne
10 Derrick Lewis
11 Stefan Struve
12 Francis Ngannou
13 Alexander Volkov
14 Daniel Omielanczuk
15 Shamil Abdurakhimov

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion : Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
3 Carla Esparza
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Jessica Andrade
6 Tecia Torres
7 Joanne Calderwood
8 Paige VanZant
9 Valerie Letourneau
10 Maryna Moroz
11 Jessica Aguilar
12 Michelle Waterson
13 Jessica Penne
14 Alexa Grasso
15 Juliana Lima

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : Amanda Nunes
1 Ronda Rousey
2 Valentina Shevchenko
3 Julianna Pena
4 Holly Holm
5 Raquel Pennington
6 Cat Zingano
7 Sara McMann
8 Liz Carmouche
9 Bethe Correia
10 Miesha Tate
11 Germaine de Randamie
12 Ashlee Evans-Smith
13 Marion Reneau
14 Jessica Eye
15 Katlyn Chookagian

What are your thoughts on the freshly updated UFC rankings? Sound off in the comments!


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