UFC Rankings Update: Tyron Woodley Debuts On Pound-For-Pound List

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As expected, the official UFC rankings got a huge shakeup at 170 pounds following Tyron Woodley’s thunderous first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler in the main event of last weekend’s (Sat., July 30, 2016) UFC 201 pay-per-view (PPV) from Atlanta, Georgia.

Woodley debuted at No. 10 on the pound-for-pound ranks, dropping Lawler a massive eight spots to No. 12. Daniel Cormier also rose up two spots to No. 3, pushing the temporarily suspended Jon Jones down to No. 4. Champions Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Stipe Miocic up one spot each.

The win pushed “Ruthless” down to the No. 1 spot at welterweight, forcing perceived top contender Stephen Thompson, former title contender Rory MacDonald, and Demian Maia all down one spot each. After previous No. 9 Matt Brown lost to a vicious first-round body kick from Jake Ellenberger, ‘The Immortal’ dropped three spots to No. 12, raising Rick Story, Dong Hyun Kim, and Gunnar Nelson one spot each to the Nos. 9 through 12 spot.

‘The Juggernaut’ re-debuted on the rankings at No. 15, auspiciously three spots below the man he just demolished in the first round.

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The only other division that saw significant shakeup was women’s strawweight following Karolina Kowalkiewicz’s upset win over former No. 3-ranked Rose Namajunas. Kowalkiewicz rose three spots to No. 2, while Namajunas went down one spot to No. 4. Carla Esparza also dropped one spot to No. 3, and Valerie Letourneau traded spots with Maryna Moroz at the Nos. 8 and 9 spots.

Check out the full updated rankings from UFC.com below:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Jon Jones
5 Conor McGregor
6 Jose Aldo
7 Eddie Alvarez
8 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
9 Stipe Miocic
10 Tyron Woodley *NR
11 Michael Bisping
12 Robbie Lawler
13 Rafael Dos Anjos
14 Luke Rockhold
15 TJ Dillashaw

FLYWEIGHT
Champion : Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Kyoji Horiguchi
3 Jussier Formiga
5 Ian McCall
6 Wilson Reis
7 Zach Makovsky
8 Ali Bagautinov
9 Louis Smolka
10 John Moraga
11 Matheus Nicolau
12 Dustin Ortiz
13 Justin Scoggins
14 Ray Borg
15 Sergio Pettis

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : Dominick Cruz
1 TJ Dillashaw
2 Urijah Faber
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Bryan Caraway
5 John Lineker
6 Aljamain Sterling
7 Michael McDonald
8 Cody Garbrandt
9 John Dodson
10 Thomas Almeida
11 Takeya Mizugaki
12 Eddie Wineland
13 Jimmie Rivera
14 Johnny Eduardo
15 Frankie Saenz

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FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion : Conor McGregor
1 Jose Aldo (Interim Champion)
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Max Holloway
4 Ricardo Lamas
5 Cub Swanson
6 Charles Oliveira
7 Jeremy Stephens
8 Dennis Bermudez
9 Brian Ortega
10 Hacran Dias
11 Darren Elkins
12 Dooho Choi
13 Yair Rodriguez
14 Tatsuya Kawajiri
15 Mirsad Bektic

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion : Eddie Alvarez
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Rafael Dos Anjos
3 Tony Ferguson
4 Nate Diaz
5 Edson Barboza
6 Donald Cerrone
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Dustin Poirier
9 Michael Chiesa
10 Michael Johnson
11 Beneil Dariush
12 Will Brooks
13 Al Iaquinta
14 Gilbert Melendez
15 Rashid Magomedov

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion : Michael Bisping
1 Luke Rockhold
2 Chris Weidman
3 Jacare Souza
4 Vitor Belfort
5 Anderson Silva
6 Robert Whittaker
7 Gegard Mousasi
7 Lyoto Machida
9 Uriah Hall
10 Derek Brunson
11 Tim Kennedy
12 Thales Leites
13 Dan Henderson
14 Rafael Natal
15 Yoel Romero *NR

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Daniel Cormier
1 Jon Jones (Interim Champion)
2 Anthony Johnson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Alexander Gustafsson
5 Ryan Bader
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Rashad Evans
9 Jimi Manuwa
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
11 Nikita Krylov
12 Corey Anderson
13 Ilir Latifi
14 Patrick Cummins
15 Gian Villante

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Stipe Miocic
1 Fabricio Werdum
2 Cain Velasquez
3 Alistair Overeem
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Ben Rothwell
6 Andrei Arlovski
7 Travis Browne
8 Brock Lesnar
9 Mark Hunt
10 Josh Barnett
11 Derrick Lewis
12 Roy Nelson
13 Frank Mir
14 Stefan Struve
15 Ruslan Magomedov

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

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : Amanda Nunes
1 Miesha Tate
2 Ronda Rousey
3 Valentina Shevchenko
4 Holly Holm
5 Julianna Pena
6 Cat Zingano
7 Sara McMann
8 Liz Carmouche
8 Raquel Pennington
10 Jessica Eye
11 Bethe Correia
12 Germaine de Randamie
13 Ashlee Evans-Smith
14 Katlyn Chookagian
15 Marion Reneau