UFC Rankings update: Tony Ferguson rockets onto the pound-for-pound list

October 11, 2017 7:29 am by Tom Taylor
Tony Ferguson

Now that the action-packed UFC 216 is in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. As expected, main event interim lightweight title winner Tony Ferguson has entered the UFC pound-for-pound list, and has also usurped the number-one spot at lightweight. The UFC flyweight rankings also experienced a major shakeup thanks to long-time contender Ian McCall’s exit from the UFC roster.

Here’s the UFC rankings as they stand:

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

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

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Cody Garbrandt
1 Dominick Cruz
2 TJ Dillashaw
3 Jimmie Rivera
4 Raphael Assuncao
5 John Lineker
6 Bryan Caraway
7 Aljamain Sterling
8 John Dodson
9 Thomas Almeida
10 Marlon Moraes
Eddie Wineland
12 to Pedro Mun
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 Brian Ortega
7 Yair Rodriguez
8 Jeremy Stephens
9 Darren Elkins
10 Renato Moicano
11 Dennis Bermudez
12 Dooho Choi
13 Mirsad Bektic
14 Myles Jury
15 Jason Knight

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Tony Ferguson (Interim Champion) +1
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov -1
3 Edson Barboza +1
4 Eddie Alvarez -1
Justin Gaethie
6 Nate Diaz
7 Kevin Lee
8 Dustin Poirier
9 Michael Johnson
10 Michael Church
11 Al Iaquinta
12 Beneil Dariush
13 Anthony Pettis
14 Evan Dunham
15 Mairbek Taisumov

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT
N/A

What do you think of the updated UFC rankings? Does Tony Ferguson deserve to be higher up the pound-for-pound list?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/11/2017.


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