UFC Rankings Update: Frankie Edgar Overtakes Chad Mendes

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In the aftermath of last Saturday night’s (June 27, 2015) UFC Fight Night 70 from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the official UFC rankings have underwent a few notable changes.

The most obvious one would be formerly No. 6-ranked Yoel Romero’s three-spot jump up to No. 3 in the middleweight rankings for his thunderous third round knockout of Lyoto Machida in the main event. ‘The Dragon’ went down two spots for his second straight stoppage loss.

The second change of note was a head-scratching one, as featherweight Frankie Edgar moved back into the No. 1 spot, overtaking Chad Mendes despite ‘Money’s’ trip to Vegas to sign on as a potential fill-in for UFC 189’s headliner if longtime champion Jose Aldo is not able to face Conor McGregor.

Another change of note was Anderson Siva’s two-spot rise in the pound-for-pound rankings despite not fighting or even coming anything close to even having a fight book. Perhaps the news that ‘The Spider’s’ second drug test on the night of his UFC 182 win over Nick Diaz came back negative, potentially opening the door for a loophole causing Silva to come back sooner or avoid suspension altogether.

As always, the UFC rankings continue to surprise. Here is the current list courtesy of UFC.com:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Jose Aldo
2 Chris Weidman
3 Demetrious Johnson
4 Ronda Rousey
5 TJ Dillashaw
6 Fabricio Werdum
7 Rafael dos Anjos
8 Robbie Lawler
9 Daniel Cormier
10 Cain Velasquez
11 Anderson Silva +2
12 Renan Barao
13 Anthony Pettis -2
14 Frankie Edgar
15 Johny Hendricks

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 John Dodson
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Jussier Formiga
4 Ian McCall
5 Henry Cejudo
6 John Moraga
7 John Lineker
8 Kyoji Horiguchi
9 Zach Makovsky
10 Chris Cariaso
11 Dustin Ortiz
12 Wilson Reis
13 Chico Camus
14 Ray Borg
15 Justin Scoggins *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Renan Barao
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Urijah Faber
5 Michael McDonald
6 Eddie Wineland
7 Aljamain Sterling +1
8 Johnny Eduardo -1
8 Takeya Mizugaki
10 Francisco Rivera
11 Bryan Caraway
12 Iuri Alcantara
13 Frankie Saenz
14 Thomas Almeida
15 Erik Perez

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Donald Cerrone
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Gilbert Melendez
6 Michael Johnson
7 Benson Henderson
8 Edson Barboza
9 Myles Jury
10 Josh Thomson
11 Bobby Green
12 Tony Ferguson
13 Al Iaquinta
14 Beneil Dariush
15 Jorge Masvidal

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Chris Weidman
1 Luke Rockhold
2 Jacare Souza
3 Yoel Romero +3
4 Vitor Belfort -1
5 Lyoto Machida -1
5 Anderson Silva
7 Gegard Mousasi
8 Tim Kennedy
9 Michael Bisping +1
10 Thales Leites -1
11 CB Dollaway
12 Costas Philippou
13 Dan Henderson
14 Robert Whittaker
15 Roan Carneiro

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Ryan Bader
4 Glover Teixeira +1
5 Rashad Evans -2
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Jimi Manuwa
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Rampage Jackson
10 Rafael Cavalcante
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12 Jan Blachowicz
13 Fabio Maldonado
14 Patrick Cummins
15 Gian Villante

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

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Carla Esparza
2 Claudia Gadelha
3 Jessica Penne
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Tecia Torres
6 Randa Markos
7 Paige VanZant +1
8 Maryna Moroz -1
9 Joanne Calderwood
10 Felice Herrig
11 Juliana Lima
12 Heather Clark +1
13 Aisling Daly -1
14 Valerie Letourneau
15 Bec Rawlings

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1 Cat Zingano
2 Miesha Tate
3 Alexis Davis
4 Sara McMann
5 Jessica Eye
6 Sarah Kaufman
7 Bethe Correia
8 Amanda Nunes
9 Liz Carmouche
10 Holly Holm
11 Marion Reneau
12 Julianna Pena
13 Jessica Andrade
14 Germaine de Randamie
15 Lauren Murphy