UFC rankings update: Ben Askren takes a tumble, Dominick Cruz exits

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The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last Saturday’s UFC Singapore card, and as expected, former ONE and Bellator champ Ben Askren has taken a tumble down the welterweight rankings after losing to Demian Maia in the main event.

In victory, Maia has hiked up four spots to No. 6.

Elsewhere in the rankings, former champion Dominick Cruz has dropped off the list at bantamweight due to his lengthy absence from the cage. So too has former bantamweight contender Thomas Almeida.

Check out these new UFC rankings, featuring Maia, Askren, and others, down below (via MMA Mania):

Note:
+/- = movement in rankings
*NR = Not previously ranked

POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Amanda Nunes
6. Daniel Cormier
7. Max Holloway
8. Israel Adesanya
9. Tony Ferguson
10. Kamaru Usman
11. Valentina Shevchenko
12. (T) Conor McGregor
12. (T) Dustin Poirier +1
14. Robert Whittaker
15. Tyron Woodley

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Joseph Benavidez
2. Jussier Formiga
3. Deiveson Figueiredo
4. Alexandre Pantoja
5. Brandon Moreno +1
6. Kai Kara France +1
7. Rogerio Bontorin +1
8. Tim Elliott +1
9. Matt Schnell +1
10. Jordan Espinosa +1
11. Alex Perez +1
12. Askar Askarov +1
13. Ryan Benoit +1
14. Mark De La Rosa +1
15. Raulian Paiva *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Marlon Moraes
2. Aljamain Sterling
3. Cory Sandhagen
4. Petr Yan
5. Raphael Assuncao
6. Pedro Munhoz
7. Jimmie Rivera
8. Cody Garbrandt +1
9. Cody Stamann +1
10. Rob Font +1
11. John Dodson +1
12. Urijah Faber +2
13. Song Yadong
14. Marlon Vera *NR
15. Casey Kenney *NR

ICYMI: Ben Askren considering retirement after UFC Singapore

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: MAX HOLLOWAY

1. Alexander Volkanovski
2. Brian Ortega
3. Jose Aldo
4. Frankie Edgar
5. Zabit Magomedsharipov
6. Yair Rodriguez
7. Chan Sung Jung
8. Renato Moicano
9. Jeremy Stephens
10. Josh Emmett
11. Calvin Kattar
12. Shane Burgos
13. Mirsad Bektic
14. Ryan Hall
15. Arnold Allen

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Tony Ferguson
2. Dustin Poirier
3. Conor McGregor
4. Justin Gaethje
5. Donald Cerrone
6. Paul Felder
7. Dan Hooker
8. Al Iaquinta
9. Edson Barboza
10. Kevin Lee
11. Gregor Gillespie
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Charles Oliveira
14. Alexander Hernandez
15. Islam Makhachev

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Tyron Woodley
2. Colby Covington
3. Jorge Masvidal
4. Leon Edwards
5. Rafael dos Anjos
6. Demian Maia +4
7. Nate Diaz -1
8. Santiago Ponzinibbio -1
9. Stephen Thompson -1
10. Darren Till -1
11. Anthony Pettis +1
12. Robbie Lawler +1
13. Ben Askren -2
14. Vicente Luque
15. Gilbert Burns

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker
2. Paulo Costa
3. Yoel Romero
4. Kelvin Gastelum
5. Jared Cannonier
6. Jack Hermansson
7. Ronaldo Souza
8. Derek Brunson
9. Ian Heinisch
10. Uriah Hall
11. Brad Tavares
12. Antonio Carlos Junior
13. Edmen Shahbazyan
14. Omari Akhmedov
15. Krzysztof Jotko

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: JON JONES

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Thiago Santos
3. Anthony Smith
4. Dominick Reyes
5. Jan Blachowicz
6. Alexander Gustafsson
7. Corey Anderson
8. Volkan Oezdemir
9. Glover Teixeira
10. Aleksandar Rakic
11. Johnny Walker
12. Ilir Latifi
13. Misha Cirkunov +1
14. Mauricio Rua -1
15. Nikita Krylov

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Francis Ngannou
3. Curtis Blaydes
4. Junior dos Santos
5. Derrick Lewis
6. Alistair Overeem
7. Alexander Volkov
8. Blagoy Ivanov
9. Shamil Abdurakhimov
10. Walt Harris
11. (T) Augusto Sakai
11. (T) Aleksei Oleinik +1
13. Sergei Pavlovich +1
14. Maurice Greene -1
15. Serghei Spivac

ICYMI: Dana White still happy with Ben Askren – Demetrious Johnson trade 

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

1. Jessica Andrade
2. Rose Namajunas
3. Tatiana Suarez
4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5. Nina Ansaroff
6. Claudia Gadelha
7. Carla Esparza
8. Michelle Waterson
9. Marina Rodriguez
10. Cynthia Calvillo
11. Alexa Grasso
12. Felice Herrig
13. Tecia Torres
14. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
15. Amanda Ribas

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Katlyn Chookagian
2. Jessica Eye
3. Joanne Calderwood
4. Liz Carmouche
5. Jennifer Maia
6. Viviane Araujo
7. Andrea Lee
8. Roxanne Modafferi
9. Lauren Murphy
10. Maycee Barber
11. Alexis Davis
12. Montana De La Rosa
13. Antonina Shevchenko
14. Mara Romero Borella
15. Paige VanZant

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie
2. Ketlen Vieira
3. Holly Holm
4. Julianna Pena
5. Aspen Ladd
6. Raquel Pennington
7. Yana Kunitskaya
8. Irene Aldana
9. Marion Reneau
10. Sara McMann
11. Lina Lansberg
12. Macy Chiasson
13. Nicco Montano
14. Sijara Eubanks
15. Bethe Correia

Are you surprised to see Ben Askren so low down on the list at welterweight?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/29/2019.