UFC rankings update: Big changes at lightweight, flyweight

Justin Gaethje, Conor McGregor

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last weekend’s UFC Philadelphia card, and as expected there have been some significant changes.

The biggest changes to occur in these latest UFC rankings occurred in the lightweight division, as Justin Gaethje made a big climb on the strength of his thrilling knockout victory over Edson Barboza.

There have also been some major changes in the struggling UFC flyweight division, as several fighters have climbed up the rankings and several others have debuted on the list.

See the latest UFC rankings below (via MMA Mania):

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

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier 
2 Jon Jones 
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov 
4 Max Holloway 
5 Henry Cejudo 
6 Amanda Nunes 
7 Kamaru Usman
8 Conor McGregor
9 Robert Whittaker
10 Stipe Miocic 
11 Tony Ferguson 
12 Tyron Woodley 
13 Rose Namajunas 
14 Cris Cyborg
15 Valentina Shevchenko

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga 
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Deiveson Figueiredo +1
4 Wilson Reis +1
5 Alexandre Pantoja +1
6 Tim Elliott +2
7 Rogerio Bontorin +2
8 Magomed Bibulatov +2
9 Ryan Benoit +2
10 Jordan Espinosa +2
11 Kai Kara France +3
12 Eric Shelton +1
13 Louis Smolka *NR
14 Raulian Paiva *NR
15 Jaime Alvarez *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: VACANT
1 Marlon Moraes 
2 Raphael Assuncao 
3 Aljamain Sterling 
4 Pedro Munhoz 
5 Dominick Cruz 
6 Cody Garbrandt 
7 Jimmie Rivera 
8 John Lineker 
9 Petr Yan 
10 Cody Stamann 
11 Rob Font 
12 John Dodson 
13 Alejandro Perez 
14 Thomas Almeida 
15 Ricky Simon

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo 
2 Brian Ortega 
3 Frankie Edgar 
4 Alexander Volkanovski 
5 Renato Moicano 
6 Zabit Magomedsharipov 
7 Jeremy Stephens 
8 Josh Emmett +2
9 Mirsad Bektic 
10 Cub Swanson -2
11 Ricardo Lamas 
12 Yair Rodriguez 
13 Chan Sung Jung 
14 Darren Elkins 
15 Calvin Kattar

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Tony Ferguson 
2 Conor McGregor 
3 Dustin Poirier 
4 Al Iaquinta 
5 Justin Gaethje +3
6 Kevin Lee -1
7 Donald Cerrone
8 Edson Barboza -2
9 Paul Felder 
10 Gregor Gillespie 
11 Alexander Hernandez 
12 Charles Oliveira
13 James Vick 
14 Nate Diaz
15 Francisco Trinaldo

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Kamaru Usman
1 Tyron Woodley 
2 Colby Covington
3 Rafael Dos Anjos
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Ben Askren
6 Darren Till
7 Stephen Thompson
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Santiago Ponzinibbio
10 Robbie Lawler
11 Leon Edwards
12 Demian Maia
13 Neil Magny 
14 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
15 Vincente Luque

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero 
2 Luke Rockhold 
3 Jacare Souza 
4 Kelvin Gastelum 
5 Israel Adesanya 
6 Chris Weidman 
7 Paulo Costa 
8 Derek Brunson 
9 Jared Cannonier 
10 Jack Hermansson *NR 
11 Brad Tavares -1
12 Antonio Carlos Junior 
13 Uriah Hall 
14 Elias Theodorou 
15 Anderson Silva

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier 
2 Alexander Gustafsson 
3 Thiago Santos 
4 Anthony Smith
5 Dominick Reyes
6 Jan Blachowicz
7 Volkan Oezdemir
8 Corey Anderson
9 Ilir Latifi 
10 Jimi Manuwa 
11 Glover Teixeira 
12 Ovince Saint Preux 
13 Johnny Walker 
14 Mauricio Rua 
15 Misha Cirkunov

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic 
2 Francis Ngannou 
3 Junior Dos Santos
4 Curtis Blaydes
5 Derrick Lewis
6 Alexander Volkov
7 Alistair Overeem
8 Cain Velasquez
9 Aleksei Oleinik 
10 Marcin Tybura
11 Justin Willis
12 Tai Tuivasa -1
13 Shamil Abdurakhimov 
14 Blagoy Ivanov
15 Andrei Arlovski

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade 
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
3 Tatiana Suarez
4 Nina Ansaroff -1
5 Claudia Gadelha
6 Weili Zhang +1
7 Michelle Waterson +2
8 Tecia Torres
9 Karolina Kowalkiewicz -3
10 Carla Esparza
11 Cynthia Calvillo
12 Felice Herrig
13 Randa Markos (T)
13 Alexa Grasso (T) +2
15 Cortney Casey -1

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye 
2 Sijara Eubanks 
3 Katlyn Chookagian 
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk (T)
4 Liz Carmouche (T) +1
6 Joanne Calderwood 
7 Alexis Davis 
8 Roxanne Modafferi 
9 Lauren Murphy (T)
9 Jennifer Maia (T) +1
11 Jessica-Rose Clark
12 Andrea Lee 
13 Montana De La Rosa 
14 Mara Romero Borella 
15 Antonina Shevchenko

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie 
2 Holly Holm 
3 Ketlen Vieira 
4 Raquel Pennington 
5 Cat Zingano
6 Aspen Ladd
7 Yana Kunitskaya
8 Marion Reneau
9 Sara McMann
10 Irene Aldana 
11 Tonya Evinger 
12 Bethe Correia 
13 Lina Lansberg 
14 Macy Chiasson 
15 Talita Bernardo

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/3/2019.