VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC 205 – Conor McGregor not yet at the pinnacle

November 17, 2016 1:04 pm by Russell Ess

The UFC rankings were freshly updated following the historic UFC 205 event that took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history on Saturday night in the main event against Eddie Alvarez. “The Notorious” became the first fighter in the UFC to hold two weight class championship titles at the same time, maintaining the status as the featherweight champion and becoming the lightweight champion with his victory over Alvarez.

Despite being the first concurrent two division UFC champion, “The Notorious” still ranks behind Demetrious Johnson on the UFC pound-for-pound ranking. However, McGregor jumped up two spots from #4 to #2 on the UFC pound-for-pound list.

Check out the full rankings below and see Forrest Griffin and Matt Parrino break it all down in the video above.

Note: *NR – Not Previously Ranked

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

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

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

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

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Stephen Thompson +1
2 Robbie Lawler -1
3 Demian Maia
4 Carlos Condit
5 Donald Cerrone +1
6 Johny Hendricks +1
7 Lorenz Larkin +1
8 Kelvin Gastelum -3
9 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 +3
2 Luke Rockhold -1
3 Jacare Souza
4 Chris Weidman -2
5 Gegard Mousasi
6 Anderson Silva
7 Robert Whittaker
8 Derek Brunson
9 Vitor Belfort
10 Uriah Hall
11 Thales Leites
12 Tim Kennedy
13 Dan Henderson
14 Tim Boetsch *NR
15 Krzysztof Jotko

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 Rashad Evans
9 Rogerio Nogueira
10 Nikita Krylov
11 Corey Anderson
12 Ilir Latifi
13 Patrick Cummins
14 Misha Cirkunov
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 +1
12 Francis Ngannou +1
13 Daniel Omielanczuk +2
14 Tim Johnson *NR
15 Shamil Abdurakhimov *NR

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


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