UFC Rankings Update — Weidman Bumped From Top 5, Whittaker Soars

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Even though the new owners of Ultimate Fighting Championship at WME-IMG seem to completely ignore the rankings when approaching championship matches, the UFC recently released an updated version of the official rankings.

Chris Weidman suffered a major drop in the middleweight division after his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi at “UFC 210”, but it was Robert Whittaker’s massive knockout win over Gegard Mousasi that knocked “The All American” out of the top five completely.

Demetrious Johnson reigns supreme over the flyweights, having just defeated Wilson Reis in dominant fashion at “UFC on FOX 24”. Reis’ loss knocked him down a spot which allowed rising star Ray Borg to climb into the number-three spot. Check out the updated list in its entirety below:

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. Joseph Benavidez
2. Henry Cejudo
3. Ray Borg +1
4. Wilson Reis -1
5. Jussier Formiga
6. Sergio Pettis
7. Tim Elliott +2
8. Ian McCall -1
9. Dustin Ortiz -1
10. Brandon Moreno
11. John Moraga
12. Louis Smolka
13. Ben Nguyen
14. Alexandre Pantoja
15. Ryan Benoit

Bantamweight
Champion: Cody Garbrandt
1. Dominick Cruz
2. TJ Dillashaw
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. John Lineker
5. Jimmie Rivera
6. Bryan Caraway
7. John Dodson
8. Aljamain Sterling
9. Thomas Almeida
10. Eddie Wineland
11. Johnny Eduardo
12. Iuri Alcantara
13. Pedro Munhoz
14. Joe Soto
15. Rob Font

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Max Holloway (Interim Champion)
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Ricardo Lamas
4. Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung +1
6. Anthony Pettis +1
7. Yair Rodriguez +1
8. Jeremy Stephens -3
9. Brian Ortega
10. Dennis Bermudez
11. Renato Moicano (Previously Not Ranked)
12. Darren Elkins -1
13. Dooho Choi -1
14. Mirsad Bektic
15. Renan Barao -2

Lightweight
Champion: Conor McGregor
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov
2. Tony Ferguson
3. Eddie Alvarez
4. Rafael Dos Anjos
5. Edson Barboza
6. Michael Johnson
7. Michael Chiesa
8. Nate Diaz
9. Dustin Poirier
10. Beneil Dariush
11. Kevin Lee
12. Evan Dunham
13. Gilbert Melendez
14. Al Iaquinta
15. Rashid Magomedov (Previously Not Ranked)

Welterweight
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1. Stephen Thompson
2. Robbie Lawler
3. Demian Maia
4. Carlos Condit
5. Jorge Masvidal
6. Neil Magny
7. Dong Hyun Kim
8. Donald Cerrone
9. Gunnar Nelson
10. Kamaru Usman
11. Tarec Saffiedine
12. Ryan LaFlare
13. Santiago Ponzinibbio +1
13. Jake Ellenberger
15. Matt Brown

Middleweight
Champion: Michael Bisping
1. Yoel Romero
2. Luke Rockhold
3. Robert Whittaker +3
4. Gegard Mousasi
5. Jacare Souza -2
6. Chris Weidman -1
7. Anderson Silva
8. Derek Brunson
9. Krzysztof Jotko
10. Vitor Belfort
11. Thales Leites +1
12. Uriah Hall +1
13. Sam Alvey +1
14. Daniel Kelly (Previously Not Ranked)
15. Tim Boetsch

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Jimi Manuwa
4. Mauricio Rua
5. Volkan Oezdemir +1
6. Corey Anderson +1
7. Misha Cirkunov +1
8. Ovince Saint Preux +1
9. Ilir Latifi +1
10. Rogerio Nogueira +1
11. Patrick Cummins +1
12. Tyson Pedro +2
13. Jan Blachowicz +2
14. Gian Villante -1
15. Jared Cannonier (Previously Not Ranked)

Heavyweight
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1. Fabricio Werdum
2. Cain Velasquez
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Junior Dos Santos
5. Francis Ngannou
6. Derrick Lewis
7. Mark Hunt
8. Andrei Arlovski
9. Travis Browne
10. Alexander Volkov +1
11. Stefan Struve -1
12. Tim Johnson
13. Marcin Tybura
14. Aleksei Oleinik
15. Daniel Omielanczuk

Women’s Strawweight
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1. Claudia Gadelha
2. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
3. Jessica Andrade
4. Rose Namajunas
5. Tecia Torres
6. Michelle Waterson
7. Joanne Calderwood
8. Randa Markos
9. Carla Esparza
10. Maryna Moroz
11. Paige VanZant
12. Jessica Aguilar
13. Felice Herrig
14. Jessica Penne
15. Justine Kish

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1. Valentina Shevchenko
2. Julianna Pena
3. Ronda Rousey
4. Raquel Pennington
5. Holly Holm
6. Sara McMann
7. Cat Zingano
8. Liz Carmouche
9. Germaine de Randamie
10. Alexis Davis +1
11. Bethe Correia -1
12. Marion Reneau
13. Katlyn Chookagian +1
14. Ketlen Vieira (Previously Not Ranked)
15. Ashlee Evans-Smith -2