UFC Rankings Update: Weidman Soars To No. 2 Pound-For-Pound Spot

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The official UFC rankings have been updated in the aftermath of last Saturday’s (Sat., May 30, 2015) UFC Fight Night 67 from the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil, where former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit laid waste to game challenger Thiago Alves with a relentless second round onslaught.

With his last loss to no. 3 challenger Tyron Woodley, however, ‘The Natural Born Killer’ held steady at his previously held no. 4 spot. In addition to his gruesome broken nose that earned him a potential six-month stay on the sidelines, Alves dropped one spot for the losing effort.

Surging featherweight Charles Oliveira put on a show against Nik Lentz in UFC Fight Night 67’s “Fight of the Night” submitting ‘The Carny’ in the third round after a back-and-forth affair. For his rivalry-sealing win, ‘Do Bronx’ traded spots with Dennis Bermudez and took over the no. 7 spot.

Maybe the most notable movement in the official rankings was middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s move into the no. 2 spot in the pound-for-pound rankings, taking dominant flyweight Demetrious Johnson’s spot after his impressive win over Vitor Belfort in the co-main event of May 23’s UFC 187.

Anthony Pettis and Renan Barao didn’t fight, but they did somehow move up a spot each in the pound-for-pound rankings, causing Anderson Silva to drop two rungs as he awaits discipline for his failed drug tests in conjunction with his UFC 183 win over Nick Diaz.

Here is the full updated list courtesy of UFC.com:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Jose Aldo
2 Chris Weidman +1
3 Demetrious Johnson -1
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Ronda Rousey
6 TJ Dillashaw
7 Rafael dos Anjos
8 Robbie Lawler
9 Daniel Cormier
10 Anthony Pettis +1
11 Renan Barao +1
12 Anderson Silva -2
13 Frankie Edgar
14 Fabricio Werdum
15 Johny Hendricks
FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 John Dodson
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Jussier Formiga +1
4 Ian McCall -1
5 John Moraga
6 John Lineker
7 Kyoji Horiguchi +1
8 Henry Cejudo -1
9 Zach Makovsky
10 Chris Cariaso
11 Dustin Ortiz
12 Wilson Reis
13 Timothy Elliott
14 Chico Camus
15 Ray Borg *NR
BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Renan Barao
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Urijah Faber
5 Michael McDonald
6 Eddie Wineland
7 Johnny Eduardo +1
8 Aljamain Sterling +1
9 Takeya Mizugaki -2
10 Bryan Caraway
11 Francisco Rivera
12 Iuri Alcantara
13 Frankie Saenz
14 Thomas Almeida
15 Erik Perez

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Conor McGregor
4 Ricardo Lamas
5 Max Holloway
6 Cub Swanson
7 Charles Oliveira +1
8 Dennis Bermudez -1
9 Nik Lentz
10 Clay Guida
11 Jeremy Stephens
12 Dennis Siver
13 Darren Elkins
14 Hacran Dias
15 Tatsuya Kawajiri *NR
LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
3 Donald Cerrone -1
4 Gilbert Melendez
5 Michael Johnson
6 Benson Henderson
7 Edson Barboza
8 Myles Jury
9 Eddie Alvarez
10 Josh Thomson
11 Bobby Green
12 Tony Ferguson
13 Al Iaquinta
14 Beneil Dariush
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 Tarec Saffiedine
9 Jake Ellenberger
10 Rick Story +1
10 Kelvin Gastelum
12 Neil Magny +1
13 Thiago Alves -1
14 Gunnar Nelson
15 Ryan LaFlare

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Chris Weidman
1 Luke Rockhold
2 Jacare Souza
3 Vitor Belfort +1
4 Lyoto Machida -1
5 Anderson Silva
6 Yoel Romero
6 Gegard Mousasi +1
8 Tim Kennedy
9 Thales Leites +1
10 Michael Bisping -1
11 CB Dollaway
12 Costas Philippou
13 Tim Boetsch
14 Robert Whittaker
15 Roan Carneiro
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Ryan Bader
3 Rashad Evans +1
5 Glover Teixeira
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Jimi Manuwa
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Rampage Jackson +1
10 Rafael Cavalcante -1
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12 Jan Blachowicz
13 Fabio Maldonado +1
14 Patrick Cummins -1
15 Gian Villante
HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Fabricio Werdum (Interim Champion)
2 Junior Dos Santos
3 Stipe Miocic
4 Andrei Arlovski
5 Travis Browne
6 Josh Barnett
7 Mark Hunt
8 Alistair Overeem
9 Ben Rothwell +1
10 Frank Mir -1
11 Roy Nelson
12 Antonio Silva +1
13 Matt Mitrione -1
14 Stefan Struve
15 Alexey Oliynyk

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Carla Esparza
2 Claudia Gadelha
3 Jessica Penne
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Tecia Torres
6 Randa Markos
7 Paige VanZant +1
8 Maryna Moroz -1
9 Joanne Calderwood
10 Felice Herrig
11 Juliana Lima +2
12 Aisling Daly -1
13 Heather Clark -1
14 Valerie Letourneau
15 Angela Hill
WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1 Cat Zingano
2 Miesha Tate
3 Alexis Davis
4 Sara McMann
5 Jessica Eye
6 Sarah Kaufman
7 Bethe Correia
8 Amanda Nunes
9 Liz Carmouche
10 Holly Holm
11 Marion Reneau
12 Julianna Pena
13 Jessica Andrade
14 Germaine de Randamie
15 Raquel Pennington

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