UFC Rankings Update: Dustin Poirier Knocks Conor McGregor Down P4P List

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The UFC rankings have been updated. New interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier has taken Conor McGregor’s spot on the pound-for-pound list.

There is always plenty of movement in the rankings after a big event. UFC 236 was no exception. The pay-per-view saw Poirier capture the new interim lightweight title and gave us the frontrunner for the ‘Fight of the Year’ in Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya.

Poirier made the most significant leap on this week’s rankings. Having previously not been on the pound-for-pound list, he now resides in the No. 8 spot that McGregor used to hold down.

Here are the complete updated rankings (courtesy of UFC.com).

Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

Pound-For-Pound

1 Daniel Cormier
2 Jon Jones
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Henry Cejudo +1
5 Max Holloway -1
6 Amanda Nunes
7 Kamaru Usman
8 Dustin Poirier *NR
9 Conor McGregor -1
10 Robert Whittaker -1
11 Stipe Miocic -1
12 Tony Ferguson -1
13 Tyron Woodley -1
14 Rose Namajunas -1
15 Cris Cyborg -1

Heavyweight

Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic
2 Francis Ngannou
3 Junior Dos Santos
4 Curtis Blaydes
5 Derrick Lewis
6 Alexander Volkov
7 Alistair Overeem
8 Cain Velasquez
9 Aleksei Oleinik
10 Marcin Tybura
11 Justin Willis
12 Tai Tuivasa
13 Shamil Abdurakhimov
14 Blagoy Ivanov
15 Andrei Arlovski

Light Heavyweight

Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Thiago Santos
4 Anthony Smith
5 Dominick Reyes
6 Jan Blachowicz
7 Volkan Oezdemir
8 Corey Anderson
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Jimi Manuwa
11 Glover Teixeira
12 Johnny Walker +1
13 Mauricio Rua +1
14 Misha Cirkunov +1
15 Nikita Krylov *NR

Middleweight

Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Israel Adesanya *Interim Champion

2 Yoel Romero -1
3 Luke Rockhold -1
4 Ronaldo Souza -1
5 Kelvin Gastelum -1
6 Chris Weidman
7 Paulo Costa
8 Derek Brunson
9 Jared Cannonier
10 Jack Hermansson *NR
11 Brad Tavares -1
12 Antonio Carlos Junior
13 Uriah Hall
14 Elias Theodorou
15 Anderson Silva

Welterweight

Champion: Kamaru Usman
1 Tyron Woodley
2 Colby Covington
3 Rafael Dos Anjos
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Ben Askren
6 Darren Till
7 Stephen Thompson
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Santiago Ponzinibbio
10 Robbie Lawler
11 Leon Edwards
12 Demian Maia
13 Neil Magny
14 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
15 Vincente Luque

Lightweight

Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Dustin Poirier +1 Interim Champion

2 Tony Ferguson -1
3 Conor McGregor
4 Al Iaquinta
5 Justin Gaethje
6 Kevin Lee
7 Donald Cerrone +1
7 Edson Barboza -2
9 Anthony Pettis *NR
10 Paul Felder -1
11 Gregor Gillespie -1
12 Alexander Hernandez -1
13 James Vick
14 Charles Oliveira -2
15 Nate Diaz -1

Featherweight

Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo
2 Brian Ortega
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Alexander Volkanovski
5 Renato Moicano
6 Zabit Magomedsharipov
7 Jeremy Stephens
8 Josh Emmett
9 Mirsad Bektic
10 Cub Swanson
11 Ricardo Lamas
12 Yair Rodriguez
13 Chan Sung Jung
14 Darren Elkins
15 Calvin Kattar

Bantamweight

Champion: VACANT (TJ Dillashaw Suspended)
1 Marlon Moraes
2 Raphael Assuncao
3 Aljamain Sterling
4 Pedro Munhoz
5 Dominick Cruz
6 Cody Garbrandt
7 Jimmie Rivera
8 John Lineker
9 Petr Yan
10 Cody Stamann
11 Rob Font
12 John Dodson
13 Alejandro Perez
14 Thomas Almeida
15 Ricky Simon

Flyweight

Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Alexandre Pantoja +2
4 Deiveson Figueiredo -1
5 Wilson Reis -1
6 Tim Elliott
7 Rogerio Bontorin
8 Magomed Bibulatov
9 Ryan Benoit
10 Jordan Espinosa
11 Kai Kara France
12 Eric Shelton
13 Alex Perez *NR
14 Raulian Paiva
15 Matt Schnell *NR

Women’s Strawweight

Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3 Tatiana Suarez
4 Nina Ansaroff
5 Claudia Gadelha
6 Weili Zhang
7 Michelle Waterson
8 Tecia Torres
9 Carla Esparza +1
9 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
11 Cynthia Calvillo
12 Felice Herrig
13 Alexa Grasso
14 Randa Markos -1
15 Cortney Casey

Women’s Flyweight

Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye
2 Katlyn Chookagian +1
3 Liz Carmouche +1
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk (T)
4 Joanne Calderwood +1
6 Alexis Davis +1
7 Roxanne Modafferi +1
8 Lauren Murphy +1
9 Jennifer Maia
10 Andrea Lee +2
11 Montana De La Rosa +2
12 Mara Romero Borella +2
12 Antonina Shevchenko +3
14 Maycee Barber *NR
15 Paige VanZant *NR

Women’s Bantamweight

Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie
2 Holly Holm
3 Ketlen Vieira
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Cat Zingano
6 Aspen Ladd
7 Yana Kunitskaya
8 Marion Reneau
9 Sara McMann
10 Irene Aldana
11 Tonya Evinger
12 Bethe Correia
13 Lina Lansberg
14 Macy Chiasson
15 Talita Bernardo

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