UFC Rankings Report: Velasquez Falls Far in P4P, Alvarez Makes Big Jump

June 15, 2015 2:48 pm by BJPENN.COM News
Cain Velasquez interview

Cain Velasquez

“UFC 188” caused the biggest shakeups in the official UFC rankings in recent memory. Cain Velasquez stepped into the octagon with his UFC Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night, but walked out with empty hands and a bloody nose as Fabricio Werdum submitted him in the third round.

As a result of this, Velasquez dropped six spots in the pound for pound rankings. Ronda Rousey, TJ Dillashaw, Fabricio Werdum all benefited from his drop.

Werdum jumped up EIGHT spots in the pound for pound rankings, and he took the top of the heavyweight rankings by knocking Velasquez down a peg.

Eddie Alvarez also jumped up to the fourth spot, knocking down five fighters in the process. Alvarez picked up a split decision win over now fifth ranked Gilbert Melendez.

Check out the official rankings below!

Pound-For-Pound

1. Jose Aldo 

2. Chris Weidman +1

3. Demetrious Johnson -1

4. Ronda Rousey 
+1
5. TJ Dillashaw 
+1
6. Fabricio Werdum 
+8
7. Rafael dos Anjos 

8. Robbie Lawler 

9. Daniel Cormier 

10. Cain Velasquez 
-6
11. Anthony Pettis
12. Anderson Silva -2

13. Renan Barao -1

14. Frankie Edgar 
-1
15. Johny Hendricks 


Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson

1. John Dodson 

2. Joseph Benavidez 

3. Jussier Formiga 

4. Ian McCall 

5. Henry Cejudo +2
6. John Moraga 
-1
7. John Lineker 
-1
8. Kyoji Horiguchi 
-1
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 
+1

8. Johnny Eduardo -1
9. Takeya Mizugaki 

10. Francisco Rivera
11. Bryan Caraway
12. Iuri Alcantara 

13. Frankie Saenz 

14. Thomas Almeida 

15. Erik Perez

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo

1. Chad Mendes 

2. Frankie Edgar 

3. Conor McGregor 

4. Ricardo Lamas 

5. Max Holloway 

6. Cub Swanson 

7. Charles Oliveira 

8. Dennis Bermudez 

9. Nik Lentz 

10. Clay Guida 

11. Jeremy Stephens 

12. Dennis Siver 

13. Hacran Dias
14. Darren Elkins
15. Tatsuya Kawajiri 


Lightweight
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos

1. Anthony Pettis 

2. Donald Cerrone
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Eddie Alvarez 
+5
5. Gilbert Melendez 
-1
6. Michael Johnson 
-1

7. Benson Henderson 
-1 

8. Edson Barboza 
-1
9. Myles Jury 
-1
10. Josh Thomson 

11. Bobby Green 

12. Tony Ferguson 

13. Al Iaquinta 

14. Beneil Dariush 

15. Jorge Masvidal 


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. Jake Ellenberger 

10. 
Rick Story +1
11. 
Neil Magny +1
12. 
Thiago Alves +1
13. Kelvin Gastelum -3
14. Ryan LaFlare +1
15. Gunnar Nelson 
-1

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman

1. Luke Rockhold 

2. Jacare Souza 

3. Vitor Belfort 

3. Lyoto Machida 
+1
5. Anderson Silva 

6. Yoel Romero 

7. Gegard Mousasi
8. Tim Kennedy 

9. Thales Leites 

10. Michael Bisping 

11. CB Dollaway 

12. Costas Philippou 

13. Dan Henderson
14. Robert Whittaker 

15. Roan Carneiro 


Light Heavyweight
Champion: Daniel Cormier

1. Anthony Johnson 

2. Alexander Gustafsson 

3. Rashad Evans 

4. Ryan Bader
5. Glover Teixeira 

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
 -1
2. Junior Dos Santos 

3. Stipe Miocic 

4. Andrei Arlovski 

5. Travis Browne 

6. Josh Barnett 

7. Mark Hunt 

8. Ben Rothwell
9. Alistair Overeem
10. Frank Mir
11. Roy Nelson 

12. Antonio Silva 

13. Matt Mitrione 

14. Stefan Struve 

15. Alexey Oliynyk

Women’s Strawweight
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

1. Carla Esparza 

2. Claudia Gadelha 

3. Jessica Penne 

4. Rose Namajunas 

5. Tecia Torres 

6. Randa Markos 

7. Paige VanZant 

8. Maryna Moroz 

9. Joanne Calderwood 

10. Felice Herrig 

11. Juliana Lima 

12. Heather Clark 
+1 

13. Aisling Daly -1
14. Valerie Letourneau 

15. Angela Hill 


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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