UFC rankings update: Glover Teixeira climbs at light heavyweight

Glover Teixeira, UFC Vancouver

The official UFC rankings have been updated after the promotion’s recent events in Jacksonville, and there have been some interesting changes.

Most notably, former light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira made a climb up the light heavyweight list on the strength of his Wednesday night defeat of Anthony Smith.

Edson Barboza, meanwhile, has been ejected from the lightweight rankings, having come up short in his featherweight debut against Dan Ige this past Saturday.

Check out the updated UFC rankings below (h/t MMA Mania):

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

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

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

FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VACANT

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

BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

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 +1
12. Cody Stamann -1
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 +1
7. Frankie Edgar -1
8. Josh Emmett +1
9. Jeremy Stephens -1
10. Shane Burgos
11. (T) Dan Ige +4
11. (T) Arnold Allen +1
13. Jose Aldo -2
14. Ryan Hall -1
15. Sodiq Yosef -1

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 +1
9. Al Iaquinta -1
10. Diego Ferreira
11. Gregor Gillespie +3
12. Islam Makhachev +1
13. Donald Cerrone -1
14. Drew Dober *NR
15. Beneil Dariush *NR

WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker
2. Paulo Costa
3. Jared Cannonier
4. (T) Yoel Romero
4. (T) Darren Till +1
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 *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: JON JONES

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

HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

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

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 +1
14. (T) Julianna Pena -1
14. (T) 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 +1
14. Felice Herrig -1
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 *NR

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 +1
15. Nicco Montano -1

What do you think of the updated UFC rankings?