UFC Rankings: Women’s bantamweight division undergoes major changes with Alexis Davis’ removal

October 26, 2015 2:50 pm by BJPENN.COM News

Despite there not being many ranked fighters on “UFC Fight Night 76”, there were still some major moves made in the UFC rankings this week. The majority of the weight classes remained unscathed, but the moves that were made were drastic changes.

Dominick Cruz is officially the number one contender according to the rankings as he leap frogged above Renan Barao. Joseph Benavidez is also officially alone in the number one spot as fellow flyweight John Dodson fell in the rankings to number two.

The pregnant Alexis Davis will be watching the actions from the sidelines for quite some time and the ranking committee have agreed to remove her completely. This is unlikely to hurt Davis’ status in the UFC when she makes her return n 2016.

Check out the rest of the ranking changes below!

Pound-For-Pound

1. Jose Aldo
2. Demetrious Johnson
3. Chris Weidman
4. Ronda Rousey
5. TJ Dillashaw
6. Robbie Lawler
7. Fabricio Werdum
8. Rafael dos Anjos
9. Daniel Cormier
10. Cain Velasquez
11. Conor McGregor
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Frankie Edgar
14. Joanna Jedrezejczyk
15. Johny Hendricks

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. Joseph Benavidez
2. John Dodson -1
3. Jussier Formiga
4. Ian McCall
5. Henry Cejudo
6. John Moraga
7. Kyoji Horiguchi
8. Zach Makovsky
9. Dustin Ortiz
10. Ray Borg +1
11. Wilson Reis +1
12. Chris Cariaso -2
13. Ali Bagutinov +1
14. Chico Camus -1
15. Sergio Pettis (Not Ranked)

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

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

Lightweight
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos
1. Anthony Pettis
2. Donald Cerrone
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Eddie Alvarez
5. Michael Johnson
5. Benson Henderson
7. Edson Barboza
8. Tony Ferguson
9. Myles Jury
10. Beneil Dariush
11. Al Iaquinta
12. Bobby Green
13. Dustin Poirier
14. Nate Diaz
15. Jim Miller

Welterweight
Champion: Robbie Lawler
1. Rory MacDonald
2. Tyron Woodley
3. Johny Hendricks
4. Carlos Condit
5. Matt Brown
6. Demian Maia
7. Dong Hyun Kim
8. Stephen Thompson
9. Tarec Saffiedine
10. 
Rick Story
11. Gunnar Nelson
12. Neil Magny
13. Thiago Alves
14. Jake Ellenberger
15. Kelvin Gastelum

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Luke Rockhold
2. Jacare Souza
3. Yoel Romero
4. 
Vitor Belfort
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Tim Kennedy
7. Michael Bisping
8. Gegard Mousasi
9. Thales Leites
10. Uriah Hall
11. CB Dollaway
12. Dan Henderson
13. Derek Brunson
14. Robert Whittaker
15. Roan Carneiro

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1. Anthony Johnson
2. Alexander Gustafsson
3. Ryan Bader +1
4. Glover Teixeira -1
5. Ovince Saint Preux +1
6. Rashad Evans -1
7. Mauricio Rua
8. Jimi Manuwa
9. Patrick Cummins +1
10. Rampage Jackson -1
11. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12. Fabio Maldonado
13. Rafael Cavalcante
14. Corey Anderson +1
15. Jan Blachowicz (NOT RANKED)

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

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

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Miesha Tate
2. Cat Zingano
3. Amanda Nunes +1
4. Sarah Kaufman +1
5. Sara McMann +2
6. Julianna Pena +6
7. Holly Holm +1
8. Jessica Eye -2
9. Bethe Correia
10. Liz Carmouche
11. Marion Reneau
12. Raquel Pennington +1
13. Germaine de Randamie +1
14. Jessica Andrade +1
15. Lauren Murphy (NOT RANKED)

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