UFC Rankings Update: Mighty Mouse Inches Up P4P List

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Despite being probably the most underappreciated champion in the UFC, flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has proven to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet whether you like it or not.

Johnson returned to action this past weekend (September 5, 2015) at UFC 191, and although the event drew one of the worst gates in quite some time, “Mighty Mouse” defended his title for the seventh-consecutive time by dominating No 1-contender John Dodson in a rematch of their 2013 bout.

With another title defense under his belt, it seems as if Johnson is gaining some more respect, from the media at least, as he has leapfrogged middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the current pound-for-pound rankings. “Mighty Mouse” now sits at No. 2 only behind reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo.

Other notable changes included John Lineker making his debut in the bantamweight rankings. “Hands of Stone” has proven to be a dangerous fighter, but he has also had trouble making weight at flyweight and finally made his 135-pound debut at UFC 191, taking out Francisco Rivera in the “Fight of the Night”. Lineker is now ranked at No. 14 in the division, while Rivera dropped three spots to No. 15.

Check out the up to date UFC rankings below courtesy of MMAMania:

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

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

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Donald Cerrone
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Michael Johnson
6 Edson Barboza +1
7 Benson Henderson -1
8 Myles Jury
9 Tony Ferguson
10 Beneil Dariush
11 Al Iaquinta +1
12 Bobby Green -1
13 Dustin Poirier
14 Nate Diaz
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 Stephen Thompson +1
9 Tarec Saffiedine -1
10 Rick Story
11 Gunnar Nelson
12 Neil Magny +2
13 Thiago Alves -1
14 Jake Ellenberger -2
15 Kelvin Gastelum

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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