UFC rankings update: Khabib Nurmagomedov steals top P4P spot

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The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of UFC 254, and as widely expected, Khabib Nurmagomedov has gotten what he wanted.

After Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254, and announced his retirement from MMA immediately immediately thereafter, he shared his hopes that he’d steal the top spot in the updated UFC’s men pound-for-pound rankings.

His wish came true.

In the new UFC rankings, Nurmagomedov has surpassed Jon Jones and now sits at No. 1 on the men’s pound-for-pound list. He’s also still ranked as the lightweight champion, despite retiring post-fight.

The women’s strawweight rankings also experienced a big change after Tatiana Suarez was bounced from the list for inactivity.

See the new UFC rankings below:

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

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

FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

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

BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Petr Yan

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

FEATHERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

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

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. Beneil Dariush
12. Islam Makhachev
13. Gregor Gillespie
14. Drew Dober
15. Donald Cerrone

WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Jan Blachowicz

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

HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Francis Ngannou
2. Curtis Blaydes
3. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
4. Derrick Lewis
5. Alistair Overeem
6. Alexander Volkov +1
7. Junior Dos Santos -1
8. Shamil Abdurakhimov +1
8. Augusto Sakai
10. Aleksei Oleinik +1
11. Walt Harris -1
12. Sergei Pavlovich
13. Ciryl Gane
14. Blagoy Ivanov
15. Marcin Tybura

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

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

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

1. Rose Namajunas
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3. Carla Esparza +1
4. Claudia Gadelha +1
5. Nina Ansaroff +1
6. Michelle Waterson +1
7. Marina Rodriguez +1
8. Yan Xiaonan +1
9. Amanda Ribas +1
10. Tecia Torres +1
11. Mackenzie Dern +1
12. Angela Hill +1
13. Virna Jandiroba +1
14. Felice Herrig +1
15. Livinha Souza *NR

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

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

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

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