UFC Rankings Report: Conor McGregor Soars into P4P List

July 13, 2015 2:18 pm by BJPENN.COM News

Conor McGregor

“UFC 189” and “The Ultimate Fighter: ATT vs. Blackzilians” Finale are both in the books and the rankings received a major facelift.

Conor McGregor ended an amazing night of fights with a performance that won him the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship. As a result of this, McGregor has hopped above Mendes and Edgar as the #1 ranked fighter in the division. McGregor also made his way into the pound for pound rankings at spot #14.

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s spinning heel kicks placed him inside the top ten of the welterweight rankings despite not even being ranked last week! Jake Ellenberger dropped several spots to #12.

Gilbert Melendez has been removed from the rankings after it was confirmed that he failed his post-fight drug test at UFC 188. Everybody in the lightweight division moved up a spot due to the removal of the former Strikeforce champion. Nate Diaz made his return to the lightweight rankings.

Check out the rest of the changes in this week’s UFC Rankings:

Pound-For-Pound

1. Jose Aldo
2. Chris Weidman
3. Demetrious Johnson
4. Ronda Rousey
5. Fabricio Werdum +1
5. TJ Dillashaw
7. Rafael dos Anjos
8. Robbie Lawler
9. Daniel Cormier
10. Cain Velasquez
11. Anderson Silva
12. Renan Barao
13. Anthony Pettis
14. Conor McGregor (Not Ranked)
15. Frankie Edgar -1

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. John Dodson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Jussier Formiga
4. Ian McCall
5. Henry Cejudo
6. John Moraga
7. John Lineker
8. Kyoji Horiguchi
9. Zach Makovsky
10. Chris Cariaso
11. Dustin Ortiz
12. Wilson Reis
13. Chico Camus
14. Ray Borg
15. Brad Pickett

Bantamweight
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1. Renan Barao
2. Dominick Cruz
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. Urijah Faber
5. Michael McDonald
6. Eddie Wineland
7. Aljamain Sterling
8. Johnny Eduardo
8. Takeya Mizugaki
10. Thomas Almeida +4
11. Francisco Rivera -1
12. Bryan Caraway -1
13. Iuri Alcantara -1
14. Frankie Saenz -1
15. Erik Perez

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Conor McGregor +2
2. Frankie Edgar
3. 
Chad Mendes -2
4. Ricardo Lamas
5. Max Holloway
6. Cub Swanson
7. 
Charles Oliveira
8. Jeremy Stephens +3
9. Dennis Bermudez -1
10. Nik Lentz -1
11. Clay Guida -1
12. Hacran Dias
13. Tatsuya Kawajiri
14. Darren Elkins +1
15. Dennis Siver -1

Lightweight
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos
1. Anthony Pettis
2. Donald Cerrone
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Eddie Alvarez
5. Michael Johnson +1
6. Benson Henderson +1
7. Edson Barboza +1
8. Myles Jury +1
9. Josh Thomson
 +1
10. Bobby Green +1
11. Tony Ferguson
 +1
12. Al Iaquinta +1
13. Beneil Dariush +1
14. Nate Diaz (Not Ranked)
15. Dustin Poirier (Not Ranked)

Welterweight
Champion: Robbie Lawler
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Rory MacDonald
3. Tyron Woodley
4. Carlos Condit
5. Matt Brown
6. Demian Maia
7. Dong Hyun Kim
8. Tarec Saffiedine
9. Stephen Thompson (Not Ranked)
10. 
Rick Story
11. Gunnar Nelson
12. Jake Ellenberger
13. Thiago Alves
14. 
Neil Magny
15. Kelvin Gastelum -1

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Luke Rockhold
2. Jacare Souza
3. Yoel Romero
4. 
Vitor Belfort
5. Lyoto Machida
5. Anderson Silva
7. Gegard Mousasi
8. Tim Kennedy
9. Michael Bisping
10. Thales Leites
11. CB Dollaway
12. Dan Henderson +1
13. Robert Whittaker +1
14. Roan Carneiro 
+1
15. Derek Brunson
 (Not Ranked)

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1. Anthony Johnson
2. Alexander Gustafsson
3. Ryan Bader
4. Glover Teixeira
5. Rashad Evans
6. Ovince Saint Preux
7. Jimi Manuwa
8. Mauricio Rua
9. Rampage Jackson
10. Rafael Cavalcante
11. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12. Jan Blachowicz
13. Fabio Maldonado
14. Patrick Cummins
15. Gian Villante

Heavyweight
Champion: Fabricio Werdum
1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Stipe Miocic
4. Andrei Arlovski
5. Travis Browne
6. Josh Barnett
7. Ben Rothwell +1
8. Mark Hunt -1
9. Alistair Overeem
10. Frank Mir
11. Roy Nelson
12. Antonio Silva
13. Matt Mitrione
14. Alexey Oliynyk +1
15. Stefan Struve 
-1

Women’s Strawweight
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1. Carla Esparza
2. Claudia Gadelha
3. Jessica Penne
3. Rose Namajunas 
+1
5. Tecia Torres
6. Randa Markos
7. Paige VanZant
8. Maryna Moroz
9. Joanne Calderwood
10. Felice Herrig
11. Juliana Lima
12. Michelle Waterson
13. Aisling Daly -1
14. Heather Clark -1
15. Valerie Letourneau -1

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Alexis Davis
4. Sara McMann
5. Jessica Eye
6. Sarah Kaufman
7. Bethe Correia
8. Amanda Nunes
9. Liz Carmouche
10. Holly Holm
11. Marion Reneau
12. Julianna Pena
13. Jessica Andrade
14. Germaine de Randamie
15. Raquel Pennington

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