UFC Rankings Update: Urijah Faber Busts Back Into Top 15

Urijah Faber busts
Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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We now have another UFC rankings update following this past weekend’s UFC Sacramento event.

In the main event, Germaine de Randamie knocked out Aspen Ladd in just 16 seconds to tie for the fastest finish in UFC women’s bantamweight history. With the win, de Randamie retained her spot as the No. 1-ranked bantamweight in the world.

Also, in the co-main event, multi-time bantamweight title challenger Urijah Faber returned from retirement. Faber knocked out Ricky Simon in the first round to bust back into the top 15 at 135 pounds. “The California Kid” now sits at the No. 14-ranked spot at bantamweight.

Check out the updated UFC rankings here:

UFC Rankings Update

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Jon Jones
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Henry Cejudo
5 Amanda Nunes
6 Max Holloway
7 Kamaru Usman
8 Robert Whittaker +2
9 Conor McGregor
10 Dustin Poirier -2
11 Stipe Miocic
12 Tony Ferguson
13 Valentina Shevchenko
14 Tyron Woodley
15 Jessica Andrade

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Jussier Formiga
3 Alexandre Pantoja
4 Deiveson Figueiredo
5 Tim Elliott
6 Sergio Pettis *NR
7 Rogerio Bontorin -1
8 (T) Jordan Espinosa
8 (T) Ryan Benoit -1
10 Brandon Moreno *NR
11 Kai Kara France -2
12 Alex Perez -2
13 Raulian Paiva -2
14 Matt Schnell -2
15 Mark de la Rosa *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Marlon Moraes
2 Aljamain Sterling
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Petr Yan
5 Pedro Munhoz
6 Dominick Cruz
7 Cody Garbrandt
8 Jimmie Rivera
9 Corey Sandhagen
10 Cody Stamann
11 Rob Font
12 John Dodson
13 Song Yadong
14 Urijah Faber *NR
15 Thomas Almeida -1

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 Josh Emmett +1
10 Renato Moicano -1
11 Calvin Kattar
12 Arnold Allen +1
13 Shane Burgos +1
14 Ryan Hall *NR
15 Mirsad Bektic -3

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Dustin Poirier (Interim Champion)
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 Charles Oliveira
12 Gregor Gillespie
13 Alexander Hernandez
14 Islam Makhachev
15 James Vick

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Israel Adesanya (Interim Champion)
2 Yoel Romero
3 Kelvin Gastelum
4 Jack Hermansson
5 Ronaldo Souza
6 Chris Weidman
7 Paulo Costa
8 Derek Brunson
9 Jared Cannonier
10 Ian Heinisch
11 Uriah Hall +1
12 Brad Tavares -1
13 Antonio Carlos Junior
14 David Branch
15 Anderson Silva

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

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

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

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye
2 Katlyn Chookagian
3 Liz Carmouche
4 Joanne Calderwood +1
5 Roxanne Modafferi +1
6 Jennifer Maia +3
7 Andrea Lee
8 Alexis Davis
9 Lauren Murphy +1
10 Mara Romero Borella +2
11 Montana De La Rosa
12 Maycee Barber +1
13 Paige VanZant +1
14 Poliana Botelho +1
15 Antonina Shevchenko *NR

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie
2 Ketlen Vieira
3 Holly Holm
4 Julianna Pena *NR
5 Aspen Ladd -1
6 Raquel Pennington -1
7 Cat Zingano -1
8 Yana Kunitskaya -1
9 Marion Reneau -1
10 Irene Aldana -1
11 Sara McMann -1
12 Macy Chiasson -1
13 Lina Lansberg -1
14 Sijara Eubanks
15 Viviane Araujo *NR

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