UFC Rankings Update: Dos Anjos Ties Nurmagomedov For #1 Spot

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The UFC rankings have been shook up slightly in the wake of another double header weekend for the UFC. The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale and UFC on FOX 13 provided some pivotal matches in the strawweight, lightweight and heavyweight divisions, with some rather epic fights too. Of them all, Rafael Dos Anjos and Carla Esparza arguably gained most.

RDA bashed the returning Nate Diaz over three rounds in Phoenix, Arizona and has claimed the next shot at Anthony Pettis’ title. Rather oddly, the rankings have him ranked dead even with Khabib Nurmagomedov at the number one spot. I’m not sure if I have ever seen that before in the UFC rankings, anyone else?

Charles Oliveira shot up to 10th from 14 after his win over Jeremy Stephens at the TUF 20 finale, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk debuts at the number one spot in the women’s strawweight category. Check out the full UFC rankings in the wake of a very busy weekend for combat sports:

POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Jon Jones
2. Jose Aldo
3. Demetrious Johnson
4. Chris Weidman
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Anthony Pettis
7. Ronda Rousey
8. Anderson Silva
9. T.J. Dillashaw
10. Renan Barao
11. Robbie Lawler
12. Johny Hendricks
13. Dominick Cruz
14. Daniel Cormier
15. Vitor Belfort

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FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. John Dodson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Ian McCall
4. John Moraga +1
5. Jussier Formiga -1
6. John Lineker
7. Ali Bagautinov
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Zack Makosvky
10. Tim Elliot
11. Kyoji Horiguchi
12. Brad Pickett
13. Dustin Ortiz
14. Chico Camus +1
15. Louis Gaudinot -1

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: T.J. Dillashaw
1. Renan Barao
2. Dominick Cruz
3. Urijah Faber
4. Rafael Assuncao
5. Michael McDonald
6. Takeya Muzigaki
7. Eddie Wineland
8. Iuri Alcantara
9. Johny Eduardo
10. Bryan Caraway
11. Francisco Rivera
12. Alex Caceres
13. Erik Perez
14. Mitch Gagnon
15. Joe Soto

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Ricardo Lamas
4. Cub Swanson
5. Conor McGregor
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Dennis Bermudez
8. Dennis Siver
9. Nik Lentz
10. Charles Oliveira +4
11. Jeremy Stephens -1
12. Clay Guida -1
13. Darren Elkins -1
14. Max Holloway -1
15. Tatsuya Kawajiri

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Rafael dos Anjos +2
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Gilbert Melendez -1
4. Donald Cerrone
5. Benson Henderson
6. Edson Barboza
7. Josh Thomson
8. Myles Jury
9. Bobby Green
10. Jim Miller
11. Eddie Alvarez
12. Michael Johnson
13. Jorge Masvidal
14. Nate Diaz
15. Rustam Khabilov

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WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: Robbie Lawler
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Rory MacDonald
3. Tyron Woodley
4. Carlos Condit
5. Matt Brown
6. Hector Lombard
7. Kelvin Gastelum
8. Demian Maia
9. Tarec Saffiedine
10. Dong Hyun Kim
11. Jake Ellenberger
12. Rick Story
13. Jordan Mein
14. Gunnar Nelson
15. Ryan LaFlare

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Jacare Souza
3. Vitor Belfort
4. Lyoto Machida
5. Luke Rockhold
6. Yoel Romero
7. Tim Kennedy
8. Gegard Mousasi
9. Michael Bisping
10. C.B. Dollaway
11. Thales Leites
12. Costas Philippou
13. Tim Boetsch
14. Mark Munoz
15. Francis Carmont

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Anthony Johnson
4. Rashad Evans
5. Phil Davis
6. Glover Teixeira
7. Ryan Bader
8. Dan Henderson
8. Ovince St. Preux +1
10. Jimi Manuwa
11. Mauricio Rua
12. Rafael Cavalcante
13. Fabio Maldonado
14. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
15. Vitor Belfort

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HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Fabricio Werdum *interim champion
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Travis Browne
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Mark Hunt
6.Josh Barnett
7. Andrei Arlovski
8. Antonio Silva
9. Roy Nelson
10. Ben Rothwell
11. Alistair Overeem
12. Matt Mitrione +2
13. Frank Mir
14. Gabriel Gonzaga -2
15. Stefan Struve

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Sara McMann
4. Alexis Davis
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Jessica Eye
7. Liz Carmouche
8. Bethe Correira
9. Amanda Nunes
10. Jessica Andrade
11. Julianna Pena
12. Raquel Pennington
13. Germaine de Randamie
14. Holly Holm
15. Leslie Smith

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion : Carla Esparza
1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk *NR
2. Claudia Gadelha *NR
3. Jessica Penne *NR
4. Rose Namajunas *NR
5. Tecia Torres *NR
6. Joanne Calderwood *NR
7. Randa Markos *NR
8. Felice Herrig *NR
9. Aisling Daly *NR
10. Heather Clark *NR
11. Paige VanZant *NR
12. Juliana Lima *NR
13. Angela Hill *NR
14. Bec Rawlings *NR
15. Seohee Ham *NR

NR means not previously ranked*






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