UFC Rankings Update: Kamaru Usman Enters P4P List

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Over the weekend (Sat. March 2, 2019) the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) certainly brought about a ton of changes on the official UFC rankings list.

Tyron Woodley was unseated as welterweight champion by Kamaru Usman. “”The Nigerian Nightmare” dominated Woodley for five rounds inside the Octagon. Also, former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren made his UFC debut with a first-round submission win over Robbie Lawler.

And of course, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt suffered his third straight knockout defeat against Pedro Munhoz to open up the main card. Check out the updated UFC rankings here below:

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

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga 
2 Joseph Benavidez 
3 Ray Borg 
4 Deiveson Figueiredo 
5 Wilson Reis 
6 Alexandre Pantoja 
7 Alex Perez 
8 Tim Elliott 
9 Rogerio Bontorin 
10 Magomed Bibulatov 
11 Eric Shelton 
12 Ryan Benoit 
13 TJ Dillashaw 
14 Kai Kara-France 
15 Matt Schnell 

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Tony Ferguson 
2 Conor McGregor 
3 Dustin Poirier 
4 Al Iaquinta 
5 Kevin Lee 
6 Edson Barboza 
7 Justin Gaethje 
8 Anthony Pettis 
9 Donald Cerrone 
10 Paul Felder 
11 Gregor Gillespie 
12 Alexander Hernandez 
13 Nate Diaz 
14 James Vick 
15 Charles Oliveira 

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

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MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero 
2 Luke Rockhold 
3 Jacare Souza 
4 Kelvin Gastelum 
5 Israel Adesanya 
6 Chris Weidman 
7 Paulo Costa 
8 Derek Brunson 
9 Jared Cannonier 
10 Brad Tavares 
11 David Branch 
12 Antonio Carlos Junior 
13 Uriah Hall 
14 Elias Theodorou 
15 Anderson Silva 

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

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

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

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye 
2 Sijara Eubanks 
3 Katlyn Chookagian 
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
5 Alexis Davis 
6 Liz Carmouche 
7 Joanne Calderwood 
8 Roxanne Modafferi 
9 Lauren Murphy 
10 Andrea Lee 
10 Jessica-Rose Clark 
12 Montana De La Rosa 
13 Mara Romero Borella 
14 Paige VanZant 
15 Antonina Shevchenko 

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

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