UFC rankings update: Urijah Faber still ranked above Jimmie Rivera, Stipe Miocic climbs pound-for-pound rankings

September 15, 2016 4:02 pm by Russell Ess
bantamweight

UFC 203 shook up the UFC rankings a bit with some key fights taking place.

20-1 bantamweight Jimmie Rivera extended his winning streak to an impressive 19 wins in a row, with four of those fights being in the UFC. Rivera outpointed Urijah Faber in “The California Kid’s” first fight since losing a unanimous decision title fight against the UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

Despite the win, Rivera is still one spot behind Faber on the UFC’s newly updated rankings report coming in at #7 on the UFC bantamweight rankings, jumping up five spots.

Rivera recently said on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour that he is looking to get in a number one contender’s position, looking for a fight with former champion TJ Dillashaw.

In the pound-for-pound rankings, UFC heavyweight champion worked his way up two spots with his knockout victory over Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 203. Miocic currently is ranked #6 on the pound-for-pound list with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson sitting at the #1 spot.

See the full list of rankings below:

Pound-for-pound
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Conor McGregor
5 Jose Aldo
6 Stipe Miocic (+2)
7 Eddie Alvarez (-1)
8 Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-1)
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Michael Bisping
11 Robbie Lawler
12 Luke Rockhold
13 Rafael Dos Anjos
14 TJ Dillashaw
15 Frankie Edgar

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

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

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 Hacran Dias
12 Yair Rodriguez
13 Darren Elkins
14 Dooho Choi
15 Mirsad Bektic

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

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

Middleweight
Champion : Michael Bisping
1 Luke Rockhold
2 Chris Weidman
3 Jacare Souza
4 Yoel Romero
5 Vitor Belfort
6 Anderson Silva
7 Robert Whittaker
8 Gegard Mousasi
9 Uriah Hall
10 Derek Brunson
11 Thales Leites
12 Dan Henderson
13 Tim Kennedy
14 Rafael Natal
15 Thiago Santos

Light Heavyweight
Champion : Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Ryan Bader
5 Ovince Saint Preux
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Rashad Evans
8 Jimi Manuwa
9 Antonio 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 (+1)
7 Mark Hunt (+1)
8 Andrei Arlovski (+1)
9 Travis Browne (-3)
10 Derrick Lewis
11 Roy Nelson
12 Ruslan Magomedov
13 Stefan Struve
14 Francis Ngannou
15 Antonio Silva

Women’s Strawweight
Champion : Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
3 Carla Esparza
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Jessica Andrade (+1)
6 Tecia Torres (-1)
7 Joanne Calderwood
8 Paige VanZant
9 Valerie Letourneau (-1)
10 Maryna Moroz
11 Jessica Aguilar
12 Michelle Waterson
13 Jessica Penne
14 Cortney Casey
15 Juliana Lima

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


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