UFC rankings update: Derek Brunson, Jennifer Maia make climbs

Derek Brunson, UFC Rankings

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of last weekend’s UFC on ESPN+ 31 card, and as always, there have been some significant changes.

Most notably, long-time UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson has taken a nice climb up his division’s rankings after springing the upset on the formerly unbeaten Edmen Shahbazyan in the card’s main event.

The other biggest mover in the latest UFC rankings was flyweight contender Jennifer Maia, who unlocked a shot at the division’s champion Valentina Shevchenko with a submission defeat of Joanna Calderwood.

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

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

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Stipe Miocic
4. Israel Adesanya
5. Kamaru Usman
6. Daniel Cormier
7. Alexander Volkanovski
8. Max Holloway
9. Dustin Poirier
10. Justin Gaethje
11. Conor McGregor
12. Petr Yan
13. Deiveson Figueiredo
14. Robert Whittaker
15. Tony Ferguson

FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

1. Joseph Benavidez
2. Brandon Moreno
3. Askar Askarov
4. Alex Perez
5. Alexandre Pantoja
6. Jussier Formiga
7. Kai Kara France
8. Rogerio Bontorin
9. Matt Schnell
10. Brandon Royval
11. Tim Elliott
12. Raulian Paiva
13. Jordan Espinosa
14. David Dvorak
15. Amir Albazi

BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Petr Yan

1. Marlon Moraes
2. Aljamain Sterling
3. Cody Garbrandt
4. Cory Sandhagen
5. Pedro Munhoz
6. Jose Aldo
7. Jimmie Rivera
8. Raphael Assuncao
9. Cody Stamann
10. Rob Font
11. Dominick Cruz
12. John Dodson
13. Song Yadong
14. Sean O’Malley
15. Merab Dvalishvili

FEATHERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

1. Max Holloway
2. Brian Ortega
3. Zabit Magomedsharipov
4. Chan Sung Jung
5. Yair Rodriguez
6. Calvin Kattar
7. Josh Emmett
8. Frankie Edgar
9. Jeremy Stephens
10. Arnold Allen
11. Sodiq Yosef
12. Dan Ige
13. Ryan Hall
14. Shane Burgos
15. Jose Aldo

LIGHTWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Justin Gaethje
2. Dustin Poirier
3. Tony Ferguson
4. Conor McGregor
5. Dan Hooker
6. Charles Oliveira
7. Paul Felder
8. Diego Ferreira
9. Al Iaquinta
10. Kevin Lee
11. Islam Makhachev
12. Gregor Gillespie
13. Donald Cerrone
14. Beneil Dariush
15. Drew Dober

WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Gilbert Burns
2. Colby Covington
3. Leon Edwards
4. Jorge Masvidal
5. Tyron Woodley
6. Stephen Thompson
7. Demian Maia
8. Michael Chiesa
9. Rafael dos Anjos
10. Vicente Luque +1
11. Geoff Neal -1
12. Nate Diaz
13. Robbie Lawler
14. Neil Magny
15. Anthony Pettis

MIDDLEWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: JON JONES

1. Dominick Reyes
2. Thiago Santos
3. Jan Blachowicz
4. Corey Anderson
5. Glover Teixeira
6. Anthony Smith
7. Jiri Prochazka
8. Volkan Oezdemir
9. Aleksandar Rakic
10. Nikita Krylov
11. Misha Cirkunov
12. Johnny Walker
13. Ryan Spann
14. Magomed Ankalaev
15. Mauricio Rua

HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Francis Ngannou
3. Curtis Blaydes
4. Derrick Lewis
5. Junior dos Santos
6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
7. Alistair Overeem
8. Alexander Volkov
9. Augusto Sakai
10. Aleksei Oleinik
11. Walt Harris -1
12. Shamil Abdurakhimov
13. Fabricio Werdum
14. Sergei Pavlovich
15. Ciryl Gane

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

1. Amanda Nunes
2. Weili Zhang
3. Valentina Shevchenko
4. Rose Namajunas
5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
6. Jessica Andrade
7. Tatiana Suarez
8. Holly Holm
9. Germaine De Randamie
10. Aspen Ladd
11. Katlyn Chookagian
12. Claudia Gadelha
13. Cynthia Calvillo
14. Julianna Pena
15. Nina Ansaroff

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

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

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Katlyn Chookagian
2. Cynthia Calvillo
3. Jennifer Maia +3
4. Lauren Murphy
5. (T) Joanne Calderwood -2
5. (T) Jessica Eye
7. Roxanne Modafferi
8. Viviane Araujo
9. Andrea Lee
10. Maycee Barber
11. Alexis Davis
12. Montana De La Rosa
13. Antonina Shevchenko
14. Ji Yeon Kim
15. Gillian Robertson

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

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