UFC rankings updated after TUF Finale and UFC 213 – Nate Diaz climbing the ranks

The UFC rankings have been updated following their two events from last week that went down in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Friday, The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale took place with former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje making his UFC debut against Michael Johnson. The two fought in a thrilling war where Gaethje was able to power through some of Johnson’s big shots and eventually scored a second round TKO victory. The win secured Gaethje a place on the lightweight rankings, establishing himself at #6, right behind Nate Diaz who moved up a spot to #5. Interestingly, Diaz has not fought since August of last year where he lost to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in a welterweight contest. Diaz last fought in the lightweight division against Michael Johnson in December 2015 where he won by unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Johnson dropped four spots after losing to Gaethje, now sitting at #9.

Alistair Overeem now sits at the #1 spot in the UFC heavyweight division after his UFC 213 win over Fabricio Werdum. Overeem won by unanimous decision and sent Werdum down a spot in the rankings to #2.

Check out the full updated rankings report below:

Note:

*NR – Not Previously Ranked

  • Indicates a move up in ranking

    – Indicates a drop in ranking

POUND-FOR-POUND

1 Demetrious Johnson

2 Conor McGregor

3 Daniel Cormier

4 Stipe Miocic

5 Max Holloway

6 Cody Garbrandt

7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk

8 Tyron Woodley +1

9 Dominick Cruz -1

10 Michael Bisping +1

11 Jose Aldo -1

12 Amanda Nunes

13 Robert Whittaker *NR

14 TJ Dillashaw -1

15 Khabib Nurmagomedov -1

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Demetrious Johnson

1 Joseph Benavidez

2 Henry Cejudo

3 Ray Borg

4 Wilson Reis

5 Jussier Formiga

6 Sergio Pettis

7 Brandon Moreno

8 Ben Nguyen

9 Dustin Ortiz

10 John Moraga -1

11 Ian McCall

12 Tim Elliott

13 Louis Smolka

14 Alexandre Pantoja

15 Magomed Bibulatov

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 Marlon Moraes

11 Eddie Wineland +1

12 Pedro Munhoz -1

13 Rob Font +2

14 Matthew Lopez -1

15 Johnny Eduardo -1

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: Max Holloway

1 Jose Aldo

2 Frankie Edgar

3 Ricardo Lamas

4 Cub Swanson

5 Chan Sung Jung

6 Yair Rodriguez +1

7 Jeremy Stephens +1

8 Brian Ortega +1

9 Renato Moicano +2

10 Dennis Bermudez

11 Darren Elkins +1

12 Dooho Choi +1

13 Mirsad Bektic +1

14 Renan Barao +1

15 Jason Knight *NR

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: Conor McGregor

1 Khabib Nurmagomedov

2 Tony Ferguson

3 Eddie Alvarez

4 Edson Barboza

5 Nate Diaz +1

6 Justin Gaethje *NR

7 Kevin Lee

8 Dustin Poirier

9 Michael Johnson -4

10 Michael Chiesa -1

11 Al Iaquinta -1

12 Beneil Dariush -1

13 Anthony Pettis *NR

14 Evan Dunham -2

15 Gilbert Melendez -2

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: Tyron Woodley

1 Demian Maia

2 Stephen Thompson

3 Robbie Lawler

4 Jorge Masvidal

5 Neil Magny

6 Carlos Condit

7 Donald Cerrone

8 Gunnar Nelson

9 Colby Covington

10 Rafael Dos Anjos

11 Dong Hyun Kim

12 Kamaru Usman

13 Ryan LaFlare

14 Santiago Ponzinibbio

15 Tarec Saffiedine

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: Michael Bisping

1 Robert Whittaker (Interim Champion) +2

2 Yoel Romero -1

3 Luke Rockhold -1

4 Jacare Souza +1

5 Chris Weidman +1

6 Anderson Silva +1

7 Derek Brunson +1

8 David Branch +1

9 Krzysztof Jotko +1

10 Vitor Belfort +1

11 Thales Leites +1

12 Tim Boetsch +2

13 Uriah Hall

14 Thiago Santos *NR

15 Brad Tavares *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Daniel Cormier

1 Alexander Gustafsson

2 Jimi Manuwa

3 Glover Teixeira

4 Volkan Oezdemir

5 Mauricio Rua

6 Corey Anderson

7 Ovince Saint Preux

8 Misha Cirkunov

9 Ilir Latifi

10 Rogerio Nogueira

11 Patrick Cummins

12 Tyson Pedro

13 Gian Villante

14 Gadzhimurad Antigulov +1

15 Jared Cannonier *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Stipe Miocic

1 Alistair Overeem +2

2 Fabricio Werdum -1

3 Cain Velasquez -1

4 Junior Dos Santos

5 Francis Ngannou

6 Mark Hunt

7 Derrick Lewis

8 Alexander Volkov

9 Stefan Struve +1

10 Marcin Tybura +1

11 Aleksei Oleinik +3

12 Tim Johnson

13 Andrei Arlovski

14 Travis Browne -5

15 Curtis Blaydes *NR

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

1 Claudia Gadelha

2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz

3 Rose Namajunas

4 Jessica Andrade

5 Tecia Torres

6 Michelle Waterson

7 Carla Esparza

8 Joanne Calderwood

9 Randa Markos

10 Felice Herrig

11 Paige VanZant

12 Cortney Casey +1

13 Maryna Moroz -1

14 Cynthia Calvillo

15 Jessica Aguilar

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Amanda Nunes

1 Valentina Shevchenko

2 Holly Holm

3 Julianna Pena

4 Ronda Rousey

5 Raquel Pennington

6 Sara McMann

7 Cat Zingano

8 Liz Carmouche

8 Alexis Davis +1

10 Germaine de Randamie

11 Marion Reneau

12 Ketlen Vieira

13 Katlyn Chookagian

13 Bethe Correia +1

15 Ashlee Evans-Smith

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/14/2017.

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