UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

March 7, 2017 12:52 pm by Russell Ess
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The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound ranking over Khabib Nurmagomedov with both fighters not competing over the weekend.

Tyron Woodley Stephen Thompson 209

Fan favorite Nate Diaz dropped two spots in the lightweight division down to the #8 spot. Diaz last fought Conor McGregor in a welterweight contest at UFC 202 in August of last year where the judges awarded McGregor with a majority decision after five exciting rounds at UFC 202.

Check out the full UFC 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 Jose Aldo
5 Cody Garbrandt
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
8 Tyron Woodley +1
9 Dominick Cruz -1
10 Michael Bisping
11 Amanda Nunes
12 Max Holloway
13 TJ Dillashaw +1
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov -1
15 Yoel Romero

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

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

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

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Stephen Thompson
2 Robbie Lawler
3 Demian Maia
4 Carlos Condit
5 Neil Magny
6 Jorge Masvidal
7 Dong Hyun Kim
8 Donald Cerrone
9 Gunnar Nelson
10 Tarec Saffiedine
11 Kamaru Usman
12 Ryan LaFlare +1
13 Jake Ellenberger -1
14 Matt Brown
15 Santiago Ponzinibbio

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

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

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

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

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

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT
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