Rankings report: Khabib Nurmagomedov replaces Jon Jones

✅ Big changes made after this weekends UFC event ✅ Leon Edwards moves up eight places in the rankings

The UFC rankings have now been released following this weeks update. UFC on ESPN 4 took place this weekend, an event that shook up the rankings. In the main event Leon Edwards lined up his eighth straight win after defeating former champ Rafael dos Anjos via decision. Edwards appropriately moved up eight places in the rankings, landing at fourth in welterweight. 

Heavyweight Walt Harris moved up three spots to number eleven after knocking out Aleksei Oleinik early in the first round. New Zeeland’s Dan Hooker also returned to the top 15 rankings at spot 14 following his first round knockout of James Vick

In the pound-for-pound rankings Dustin Poirier and Stipe Miocic both moved up two places, landing at number eight and nine respectively. Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov also overtook light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ second spot, putting the former at number 3 pound-for-pound. 

Full rankings can be seen below. 

POUND-FOR-POUND:

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

FLYWEIGHT:

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

BANTAMWEIGHT:

Champ: 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 Cory Sandhagen
10 Cody Stamann
11 Rob Font
12 John Dodson
13 Song Yadong
14 Urijah Faber
15 Thomas Almeida

FEATHERWEIGHT:

Champ: 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
10 Renato Moicano
11 Calvin Kattar
12 Arnold Allen
13 Shane Burgos
14 Ryan Hall
15 Mirsad Bektic

LIGHTWEIGHT:

Champ: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Dustin Poirier (interim champ)
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 Dan Hooker *NEW
15 Islam Makhachev -1

WELTERWEIGHT:

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT:

Champ: Robert Whittaker
1 Israel Adesanya (interim champ)
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
12 Brad Tavares
13 Antonio Carlos Junior
14 David Branch
15 Anderson Silva

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT:

Champ: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Thiago Santos
3 Anthony Smith
4 Dominick Reyes
5 Jan Blachowicz
5 Alexander Gustafsson
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:

Champ: 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 Shamil Abdurakhimov +1
10 Blagoy Ivanov +1
11 Walt Harris +3
12 Aleksei Oleinik -3
13 Tai Tuivasa -1
14 Marcin Tybura -1
15 Augusto Sakai

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT:

Champ: 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:

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

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT:

Champ: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine De Randamie
2 Ketlen Vieira
3 Holly Holm
4 Julianna Peña
5 Aspen Ladd
6 Raquel Pennington
7 Cat Zingano
8 Yana Kunitskaya
9 Marion Reneau
10 Irene Aldana
11 Sara McMann
12 Macy Chiasson
13 Lina Lansberg
14 Sijara Eubanks
15 Viviane Araujo

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT:

Champ: Amanda Nunes
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