UFC Rankings updated following UFC on FOX 25 — Jon Jones continues to climb ranks ahead of title fight showdown

July 27, 2017 1:49 pm by Russell Ess
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UFC on FOX 25 took place last weekend and the UFC has updated their rankings following their event that took place in Long Island, New York.

In the main event of the evening, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was able to get the monkey off his back and ended his three-fight losing streak by submitting Kelvin Gastelum in the third round. With the outcome of the match, both Weidman and Gastelum did not move in the UFC middleweight rankings as they both remain at their #5 and #8 respective positions.

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With UFC 214 scheduled to have three title fights and quite a few top ranked fighters on the card, the rankings will likely shake out again in about a week. Ahead of his fight against champion Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones moved up the pound-for-pound rankings up two spots to the #5 position leapfrogging UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt.

Check out the full updated rankings below:

Note:
*NR – Not Previously Ranked
+ Indicates a move up in ranking
– Indicates a drop in ranking

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Conor McGregor
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Stipe Miocic
5 Jon Jones +2
6 Max Holloway -1
7 Cody Garbrandt -1
8 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Dominick Cruz
11 Michael Bisping
12 Jose Aldo
13 Amanda Nunes
14 Robert Whittaker
15 TJ Dillashaw

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Ray Borg
4 Wilson Reis
5 Jussier Formiga
6 Sergio Pettis
7 Brandon Moreno
8 Ben Nguyen
9 Tim Elliott
10 John Moraga
11 Ian McCall
12 Dustin Ortiz
13 Alexandre Pantoja
14 Louis Smolka
15 Magomed Bibulatov

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Cody Garbrandt
1 Dominick Cruz
2 TJ Dillashaw
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Jimmie Rivera
5 John Lineker -1
6 Bryan Caraway
7 John Dodson
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Thomas Almeida
10 Marlon Moraes
11 Eddie Wineland
12 Pedro Munhoz
13 Rob Font
14 Matthew Lopez
15 Johnny Eduardo

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ricardo Lamas
4 Cub Swanson
5 Chan Sung Jung
6 Yair Rodriguez
7 Jeremy Stephens
8 Brian Ortega
9 Renato Moicano
10 Darren Elkins +2
11 Dennis Bermudez -1
12 Dooho Choi -1
13 Mirsad Bektic
13 Renan Barao +1
15 Jason Knight

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Eddie Alvarez
4 Edson Barboza
5 Justin Gaethje
6 Nate Diaz
7 Kevin Lee
8 Dustin Poirier
9 Michael Johnson
10 Michael Chiesa
11 Al Iaquinta
12 Beneil Dariush
13 Anthony Pettis
14 Evan Dunham
15 Gilbert Melendez

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Demian Maia
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Carlos Condit
6 Neil Magny
6 Donald Cerrone +1
8 Colby Covington +1
9 Santiago Ponzinibbio -1
10 Rafael Dos Anjos
11 Gunnar Nelson
12 Dong Hyun Kim +1
13 Kamaru Usman -1
14 Alex Oliveira *NR
15 Tarec Saffiedine

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Michael Bisping
1 Robert Whittaker (Interim Champion)
2 Yoel Romero
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Jacare Souza
5 Chris Weidman
6 Anderson Silva
7 Derek Brunson
8 Kelvin Gastelum
9 David Branch
10 Krzysztof Jotko
11 Vitor Belfort
12 Thales Leites
13 Tim Boetsch
14 Uriah Hall
15 Thiago Santos

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Jon Jones
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Jimi Manuwa
4 Glover Teixeira
5 Volkan Oezdemir
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Corey Anderson
7 Ovince Saint Preux
9 Misha Cirkunov
10 Ilir Latifi
11 Rogerio Nogueira
12 Patrick Cummins
13 Tyson Pedro +1
14 Gian Villante -1
15 Gadzhimurad Antigulov

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1 Alistair Overeem
2 Fabricio Werdum
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Francis Ngannou
6 Mark Hunt
7 Derrick Lewis
8 Alexander Volkov
9 Stefan Struve
10 Marcin Tybura
11 Aleksei Oleinik
12 Andrei Arlovski +1
13 Travis Browne +1
14 Junior Albini *NR
15 Curtis Blaydes

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
3 Rose Namajunas
4 Jessica Andrade
5 Tecia Torres
6 Michelle Waterson
7 Carla Esparza
8 Cynthia Calvillo
9 Randa Markos
10 Joanne Calderwood
11 Felice Herrig
12 Paige VanZant
13 Cortney Casey
14 Maryna Moroz
15 Jessica Aguilar

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

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT
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