VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC on FOX 24 – new contender climbs closer to Bisping

April 20, 2017 10:45 am by Russell Ess

The UFC rankings have been freshly updated following the UFC on FOX 24 event that took place this past weekend.

UFC middleweight Robert Whittaker established himself as one of the top contenders at 185 by finishing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the second round by TKO. Whittaker jumped from the #6 spot to the #3 spot in the middleweight rankings coming up right behind Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold, respectively.

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson remains at the top of the UFC’s pound-for-pound list as he was able to tie Anderson Silva for the most consecutive title defenses. Johnson defended his title for the 10th time with his armbar submission over Wilson Reis in the main event.

Check out the full UFC rankings below:

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

Demetrious Johnson

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 Dominick Cruz
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Michael Bisping
11 Amanda Nunes
12 Max Holloway
13 TJ Dillashaw
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov
15 Yoel Romero

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

Cody Garbrandt

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
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Thomas Almeida
10 Eddie Wineland
11 Johnny Eduardo
12 Iuri Alcantara
13 Pedro Munhoz
14 Joe Soto
15 Rob Font

Jose Aldo Max Holloway

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

ufc history conor mcgregor

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

ufc welterweight champion Tyron Woodley

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

Georges St-Pierre fights Michael Bisping for the middleweight title

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

Daniel Cormier

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

Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos fight at UFC 211

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

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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 Randa Markos
9 Carla Esparza
10 Maryna Moroz
11 Paige VanZant
12 Jessica Aguilar
13 Felice Herrig
14 Jessica Penne
15 Justine Kish

Amanda Nunes

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

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/20/2017.


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