UFC rankings update: Gilbert Burns surges up at welterweight

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The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 card, and as expected, there have been some big changes.

Most notably, Gilbert Burns has taken a huge climb up the welterweight list, settling in at No. 1 on the strength of his dominant defeat of the former champion Tyron Woodley, who has tumbled down to No. 4.

The UFC’s men’s pound-for-pound rankings also look very different, as both Woodley and former UFC bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo have exited the list, clearing the way for other stars to rise.

See the new 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 +1
4. Israel Adesanya +1
5. Daniel Cormier +1
6. Kamaru Usman +1
7. Alexander Volkanovski +1
8. Conor McGregor +1
9. Max Holloway +1
10. Justin Gaethje +1
11. Dustin Poirier +1
12. Tony Ferguson +1
13. Robert Whittaker +1
14. Francis Ngannou *NR
15. Dominick Reyes *NR

FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VACANT

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

BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VACANT

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

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. Frankie Edgar
8. Josh Emmett
9. Jeremy Stephens
10. Shane Burgos
11. Dan Ige
12. Arnold Allen -1
13. Jose Aldo
14. Ryan Hall
15. Sodiq Yosef

LIGHTWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

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

WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

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

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. Volkan Oezdemir
8. Alexander Gustafsson
9. Aleksandar Rakic
10. Nikita Krylov
11. Johnny Walker
12. Misha Cirkunov
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 -1
6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
7. Alexander Volkov
8. Alistair Overeem
9. Walt Harris
10. Augusto Sakai +3
11. Aleksei Oleinik -1
12. Shamil Abdurakhimov -1
13. Sergei Pavlovich +1
14. Fabricio Werdum +1
15. Blagoy Ivanov -3

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

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

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT RANKINGS

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. Yan Xiaonan
12. Tecia Torres
13. Alexa Grasso
14. Felice Herrig
15. Amanda Ribas

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Jessica Eye
2. Katlyn Chookagian
3. Joanne Calderwood
4. Jennifer Maia
5. Roxanne Modafferi
6. Lauren Murphy
7. Viviane Araujo
8. Andrea Lee
9. Maycee Barber
10. Alexis Davis
11. Montana De La Rosa
12. Antonina Shevchenko
13. Ji Yeon Kim
14. Molly McCann
15. Cortney Casey

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

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