UFC rankings update: Promotion unveils men’s and women’s pound-for-pound rankings

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The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of Saturday’s UFC Raleigh card, and as expected, there have been some interesting changes. The biggest changes, however, do not relate to the card.

Instead, the biggest difference you’ll notice in the new UFC rankings is the addition of new men’s and women’s pound-for-pound rankings. To remind, men and women used to be ranked together on the same pound-for-pound list, but now, they’ve been separated.

Here are the newest UFC rankings (h/t MMA Mania):

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

Men’s UFC Rankings:

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

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

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

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

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

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

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

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

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

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

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: JON JONES

1. Thiago Santos
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Anthony Smith
4. Dominick Reyes
5. Corey Anderson
6. Jan Blachowicz
7. Volkan Oezdemir +1
8. Alexander Gustafsson -1
9. Glover Teixeira
10. Aleksandar Rakic
11. Johnny Walker
12. Ilir Latifi
13. Misha Cirkunov
14. Nikita Krylov
15. Ronaldo Souza

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

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

Women’s UFC Rankings

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

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

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

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. Felice Herrig
12. Tecia Torres
13. Alexa Grasso
14. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
15. Amanda Ribas

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Katlyn Chookagian
2. Jessica Eye
3. Joanne Calderwood
4. Jennifer Maia
5. Roxanne Modafferi
6. Viviane Araujo
7. Lauren Murphy
8. Andrea Lee
9. Maycee Barber
10. Alexis Davis
11. Antonina Shevchenko +1
12. Montana De La Rosa -1
13. Mara Romero Borella
14. Ji Yeon Kim
15. Poliana Botelho *NR

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

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 +1
10. Marion Reneau -1
11. Lina Lansberg
12. Macy Chiasson
13. Bethe Correia
14. Nicco Montano
15. Sijara Eubanks

What do you think of the new UFC rankings?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com on 1/29/2020.