UFC Rankings Update: TJ Dillashaw Continues Move Up Pound-For-Pound List

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The official UFC rankings have been updated following last weekend’s (Sat., July 25, 2015) UFC on FOX 16 from United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and not surprisingly, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has moved up a spot to No. 5 in the pound-for-pound rankings for his dominant fourth round stoppage of former champion Renan Barao.

For his second loss to ‘The Viper,’ Barao has fallen out of the pound-for-round altogether, boosting the ranks of Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, and Frankie Edgar by one spot while allowing former welterweight champion Johny ‘Bigg Rigg’ Hendricks to make his way back to the list at No. 15.

Bantamweight saw a decent amount of shakeup, as Bryan Caraway moved up an impressive six spots to No. 6 for his unanimous decision victory over Eddie Wineland, tying Aljamain Sterling, who moved up one spot. Wineland dropped four spots down to No. 10 for the loss.

Women’s strawweight saw a flip-flop at the top, with Claudia Gadelha taking over the top spot from injured former champion Carla Esparza. Gadelha will face former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar, who made her debut on the UFC rankings at No. 15, at this weekend’s (Sat., August 1, 2015) UFC 190 from Rio de Janeiro.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 alum Rose Namajunas also swapped places with Jessica Penne, rising up to No. 3 while sending the recent title contender down to No. 4.

Finally, women’s bantamweight saw a lot of action thanks to Miesha Tate’s unanimous decision win over previously No. 5-ranked Jessica Eye. For the title shot-sealing win, Tate moved up to No. 1 in the rankings and sent Cat Zingano down to No. 2. Heading into her title shot against dominant undefeated champion Ronda Rousey in the main event of UFC 190, Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia rose two spots to No. 5 when Eye dropped one spot to No. 6 for the defeat. TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena also moved up two spots to No. 11, forcing Marion Reneau to drop one spot to No. 12 after her one-sided decision loss to Holly Holm.

Here are the full updated rankings courtesy of UFC.com:

POUND-FOR-POUND

1          Jose Aldo

2          Chris Weidman

3          Demetrious Johnson

4          Ronda Rousey

5          TJ Dillashaw+1

6          Fabricio Werdum-1

7          Robbie Lawler

8          Rafael dos Anjos

9          Cain Velasquez

10        Daniel Cormier

11        Anthony Pettis

12        Anderson Silva+1

13        Conor McGregor+1

14        Frankie Edgar+1

15        Johny Hendricks *NR

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          John Lineker

9          Zach Makovsky

10        Chris Cariaso

11        Dustin Ortiz

12        Wilson Reis

13        Chico Camus

14        Ray Borg

15        Justin Scoggins

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion : TJ Dillashaw

1          Renan Barao

2          Dominick Cruz

3          Raphael Assuncao

4          Urijah Faber

5          Michael McDonald

6          Aljamain Sterling+1

6          Bryan Caraway+6

8          Takeya Mizugaki

9          Johnny Eduardo

10        Eddie Wineland-4

11        Thomas Almeida

12        Francisco Rivera-2

13        Iuri Alcantara

14        Frankie Saenz

15        Erik Perez

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          Benson Henderson

7          Edson Barboza

8          Myles Jury

9          Tony Ferguson

10        Bobby Green

11        Al Iaquinta+1

12        Josh Thomson-1

13        Beneil Dariush

14        Nate Diaz

15        Dustin Poirier

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          Stephen Thompson

10        Rick Story

11        Gunnar Nelson

12        Jake Ellenberger+1

13        Neil Magny-1

14        Thiago Alves

15        Kelvin Gastelum *NR

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion : Chris Weidman

1          Luke Rockhold

2          Jacare Souza

3          Yoel Romero

4          Vitor Belfort

5          Lyoto Machida

6          Anderson Silva

7          Gegard Mousasi

8          Tim Kennedy

9          Michael Bisping

10        Thales Leites

11        CB Dollaway

12        Dan Henderson

13        Robert Whittaker

14        Roan Carneiro

15        Derek Brunson

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion : Daniel Cormier

1          Anthony Johnson

2          Alexander Gustafsson

3          Ryan Bader

4          Glover Teixeira

5          Rashad Evans

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        Ilir Latifi *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion : Fabricio Werdum

1          Cain Velasquez

2          Junior Dos Santos

3          Stipe Miocic

4          Andrei Arlovski

5          Travis Browne

6          Josh Barnett

7          Ben Rothwell

8          Mark Hunt

9          Alistair Overeem

10        Frank Mir

11        Roy Nelson

12        Antonio Silva

13        Matt Mitrione

14        Alexey Oliynyk

15        Stefan Struve

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion : Joanna Jedrzejczyk

1          Claudia Gadelha+1

2          Carla Esparza-1

3          Rose Namajunas+1

4          Jessica Penne-1

5          Tecia Torres

6          Randa Markos

7          Maryna Moroz

8          Paige VanZant

9          Joanne Calderwood

10        Michelle Waterson

11        Felice Herrig

12        Juliana Lima

13        Aisling Daly

14        Heather Clark

15        Jessica Aguilar *NR

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion : Ronda Rousey

1          Miesha Tate+1

2          Cat Zingano-1

3          Alexis Davis

4          Sara McMann

5          Bethe Correia+2

6          Jessica Eye-1

7          Sarah Kaufman-1

8          Amanda Nunes

9          Holly Holm

10        Liz Carmouche

11        Julianna Pena+2

12        Marion Reneau-1

13        Jessica Andrade

14        Germaine de Randamie

15        Lauren Murphy