UFC Rankings Update: Nate Diaz Continues Welterweight Climb

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We have a UFC rankings update to pass along after UFC Shenzhen this past weekend. Weili Zhang shook up the mixed martial arts (MMA) world when she ran through Jessica Andrade to capture the women’s strawweight title in China.

Zhang is now the champion at 115-pounds, knocking Andrade back down to the No. 1 spot. Also, Nate Diaz seems to have jumped up a spot on the ladder after some movement at welterweight. Diaz is now the No. 6 ranked welterweight, with Darren Till dropping down to the seven spot amidst news of his move to middleweight.

Check out the full UFC rankings update below.

UFC Rankings Update

POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Amanda Nunes
6. Max Holloway
7. Daniel Cormier
8. Dustin Poirier
9. Kamaru Usman
10. Tony Ferguson
11. Robert Whittaker
12. Valentina Shevchenko
13. Conor McGregor
14. Tyron Woodley 
15. Israel Adesanya *NR

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Joseph Benavidez
2. Jussier Formiga 
3. Deiveson Figueiredo 
4. Alexandre Pantoja 
5. Sergio Pettis 
6. Tim Elliott
7. (T) Kai Kara France +3
7. (T) Rogerio Bontorin
9. Brandon Moreno -1
10. Matt Schnell -1
11. Jordan Espinosa
12. Ryan Benoit
13. Alex Perez 
14. Mark De La Rosa
15. Raulian Paiva

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Marlon Moraes 
2. Aljamain Sterling 
3. Cory Sandhagen
4. (T) Petr Yan 
4. (T) Raphael Assuncao +1
6. Pedro Munhoz
7. Dominick Cruz
8. Cody Garbrandt
9. Jimmie Rivera
10. Cody Stamann 
11. Rob Font 
12. John Dodson 
13. Song Yadong 
14. Urijah Faber 
15. Thomas Almeida

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: MAX HOLLOWAY

1. Alexander Volkanovski 
2. Brian Ortega 
3. Jose Aldo 
4. Frankie Edgar 
5. Zabit Magomedsharipov 
6. Chan Sung Jung 
7. Yair Rodriguez 
8. Jeremy Stephens 
9. Renato Moicano 
10. Josh Emmett 
11. Calvin Kattar 
12. Arnold Allen 
13. Shane Burgos 
14. Mirsad Bektic
15. Ryan Hall

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Dustin Poirier INTERIM 
2. Tony Ferguson 
3. Conor McGregor 
4. Donald Cerrone 
5. Justin Gaethje 
6. Al Iaquinta 
7. Edson Barboza 
8. Kevin Lee 
9. Anthony Pettis 
10. Paul Felder 
11. Gregor Gillespie
12. Charles Oliveira
13. Alexander Hernandez 
14. Dan Hooker 
15. Islam Makhachev

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Tyron Woodley 
2. Colby Covington 
3. Jorge Masvidal 
4. Leon Edwards 
5. Rafael dos Anjos 
6. Nate Diaz +1
7. Darren Till -1
8. Santiago Ponzinibbio
9. Stephen Thompson
10. Demian Maia
11. Ben Askren
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Robbie Lawler
14. Vicente Luque +1
15. Neil Magny *NR

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ROBERT WHITTAKER

1. Israel Adesanya (Interim champion) 
2. Paulo Costa
3. Yoel Romero
4. Kelvin Gastelum
5. Jack Hermansson
6. Ronaldo Souza
7. Chris Weidman
8. Derek Brunson 
9. Jared Cannonier 
10. Ian Heinisch 
11. Brad Tavares
12. Uriah Hall
13. Antonio Carlos Junior 
14. Anderson Silva
15. Krzysztof Jotko

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: JON JONES

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Thiago Santos
3. Anthony Smith 
4. Dominick Reyes 
5. Jan Blachowicz 
6. Alexander Gustafsson 
7. (T) Volkan Oezdemir 
7. (T) Corey Anderson
9. Glover Teixeira
10. Aleksandar Rakic
11. Johnny Walker
12. Ilir Latifi
13 Nikita Krylov 
14 Mauricio Rua 
15 Misha Cirkunov

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Francis Ngannou 
3. Junior dos Santos 
4. Curtis Blaydes 
5. Derrick Lewis 
6. Alexander Volkov 
7. Alistair Overeem 
8. Cain Velasquez 
9. Shamil Abdurakhimov 
10. Blagoy Ivanov 
11. Walt Harris 
12. Aleksei Oleinik 
13. Tai Tuivasa 
14. Marcin Tybura 
15. Augusto Sakai

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

1. Jessica Andrade -1
2. Rose Namajunas -1
3. Tatiana Suarez -1
4. Nina Ansaroff -1
5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk -1
6. Claudia Gadelha -1
7. Michelle Waterson 
8. Carla Esparza
9. Alexa Grasso
10. Marina Rodriguez
11. Cynthia Calvillo 
12. Felice Herrig
13. Tecia Torres
14. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
15. Cortney Casey

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Jessica Eye 
2. Katlyn Chookagian 
3. Liz Carmouche 
4. Jennifer Maia 
5. Joanne Calderwood 
6. Andrea Lee
7. Viviane Araujo
8. Roxanne Modafferi
9. Lauren Murphy
10. Alexis Davis
11. Montana De La Rosa 
12. Maycee Barber
13. Antonina Shevchenko
14. Mara Romero Borella
15. Gillian Robertson

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie 
2. Ketlen Vieira 
3. Holly Holm 
4. Julianna Pena 
5. Aspen Ladd 
6. Raquel Pennington 
7. Yana Kunitskaya
8. Marion Reneau
9. Sara McMann
10. Irene Aldana
11. Macy Chiasson
12. Lina Lansberg
13. Nicco Montano
14. Sijara Eubanks
15. Bethe Correia

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