UFC Rankings Update: Kamaru Usman cracks pound for pound top 10

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The UFC rankings have seen some major changes following the conclusion of this past weekend’s UFC 235 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman soared into the pound for pound ranks to #9 (via UFC.ca), this following his dominant decision victory over Tyron Woodley.

With the loss, “The Chosen One” dropped seven spots on the pound for pound chart to #13.

UFC Pound For Pound Rankings

  1. Daniel Cormier
  2. Jon Jones
  3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  4. Max Holloway
  5. Henry Cejudo
  6. Amanda Nunes +1
  7. TJ Dillashaw +1
  8. Conor McGregor +1
  9. Kamara Usman (not previously ranked)
  10. Stipe Miocic
  11. Robert Whittaker +1
  12. Tony Ferguson +1
  13. Tyron Woodley -7
  14. Rose Namajunas
  15. Cris Cyborg

The UFC men’s flyweight rankings experienced no changes, but the same could not be said for bantamweight.

Pedro Munhoz moved up five spots to #4 following his first-round knockout victory over former division champion Cody Garbrandt (see that here).

UFC Rankings: Men’s Bantamweight

Champion: TJ Dillashaw

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

The UFC featherweight rankings also saw some significant changes, this after Zabit Magomedsharipov defeated Jeremy Stephens by way of decision.

UFC Rankings: Men’s Featherweight

Champion: Max Holloway

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

As was the case with flyweight, the men’s 155-pound rankings experienced no changes after UFC 235.

The promotions welterweight division obviously saw some movement, this after Kamaru Usman dethroned Tyron Woodley.

UFC Rankings: Welterweight

Champion: Kamaru Usman

  1. Tyron Woodley -1
  2. Colby Covington -1
  3. Darren Till
  4. Stephen Thompson
  5. Rafael dos Anjos
  6. Ben Askren (not previously ranked)
  7. Santiago Ponzinibbio
  8. Robbie Lawler -2
  9. Demian Maia -1
  10. Leon Edwards -1
  11. Jorge Masvidal -1
  12. Neil Magny -1
  13. Gunnar Nelson -1
  14. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos -1
  15. Vicente Luque -1

There was no movement in either the middleweight or heavyweight rankings following UFC 235.

However, the promotions light heavyweight divison did see some movement. Johnny Walker moved up two spots to #13 after knocking out Misha Cirkunov in the first-round.

UFC Rankings: Light Heavyweight

Champion: Jon Jones

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

As for the ladies, Weili Zhang shot up the UFC strawweights rankings eight spots to #7 following her decision victory over Tecia Torres at UFC 235.

UFC Rankings: Women’s Strawweight

Champion: Rose Namajunas

  1. Jessica Andrade
  2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  3. Nina Ansaroff
  4. Tatiana Suarez
  5. Claudia Gadelha
  6. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  7. Weili Zhang +8
  8. Tecia Torres -1
  9. Michelle Waterson -1
  10. Carla Esparza -1
  11. Cynthia Calvillo -1
  12. Felice Herrig -1
  13. Cortney Casey
  14. Alexa Grasso
  15. Randa Markos

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