Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 166: 'Cigano' still second best, Kaufman tumbles to fifth

Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC 166 event, which includes three contributions from your friends right here at Check out the big mixed martial arts (MMA) movers and shakers below.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) "official" rankings are once again getting a makeover.

The media rankings are listed on, covering all eight weight classes (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after each UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (Oct. 19, 2013) UFC 166 show in Houston, Texas.

Surprisingly, the promotion's 265-pound division didn't get the major overhaul some were expecting. Despite getting torn to shred by Cain Velasquez (see it again here), Junior dos Santos is still the second-best heavyweight fighter on the planet.

Daniel Cormierdespite his plan to head south for the winter, is the third.

But the "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3" pay-per-view (PPV) did cause some turmoil in the women's 135-pound division, thanks to a hotly-contested scrap between Sarah Kaufman and Jessica EyeThe decision was questionable, but nevertheless sends the former Strikeforce champ to the middle of the pack.

That's not all.

Below are the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings)

1. Jon Jones
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. Jose Aldo +1
4. Anderson Silva -1
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Renan Barao
7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Chris Weidman
10. Benson Henderson

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. Joseph Benavidez
2. John Dodson
3. Ian McCall
4. John Moraga
5. John Lineker
6. Jussier Formiga
7. Tim Elliott
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Louis Gaudinot
10. Darren Uyenoyama

Champion: Dominick Cruz
1. Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Raphael Assuncao
5. Eddie Wineland
6. Brad Pickett
7. Scott Jorgensen
8. T.J. Dillashaw
9. Mike Easton
10. Takeya Mizugaki

Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Ricardo Lamas
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Dennis Siver
8. Nik Lentz
9. Clay Guida
10. Erik Koch (NR)

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. T.J. Grant
4. Josh Thomson
5. Gray Maynard
6. Rafael dos Anjos
7. Khabib Nurmagomedov
8. Nate Diaz
9. Jim Miller
10. Donald Cerrone

Champion: Georges St-Pierre
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Carlos Condit
3. Rory MacDonald
4. Jake Ellenberger
5. Demian Maia
6. Nick Diaz
7. Martin Kampmann
8. Jake Shields
9. Matt Brown +1
10. Robbie Lawler -1

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Michael Bisping
5. Mark Munoz
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Francis Carmont
8. Costas Philippou
9. Tim Boetsch
10. Chael Sonnen

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Phil Davis
4. Rashad Evans
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira +1
6. Lyoto Machida -1
7. Dan Henderson
8. Chael Sonnen
9. Gegard Mousasi
10. Mauricio Rua

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Junior dos Santos
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Fabricio Werdum
4. Antonio Silva
5. Travis Browne
6. Josh Barnett
7. Alistair Overeem +1
8. Frank Mir -1
9. Stipe Miocic +1
10. Roy Nelson -1

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate +1
3. Sarah McMann +1
4. Liz Carmouche +1
5. Sarah Kaufman -3
6. Alexis Davis
7. Jessica Eye (NR)
8. Amanda Nunes -1
9. Germaine De Randamie -1
10. Julie Kedzie -1

Despite his insane "Fight of the Night" against Gilbert Melendez (watch it here), Diego Sanchez remains unranked.


Let's get some feedback, Maniacs, then compare this list to the one recently compiled by the SB Nation rankings committee here. To compare these to the last official UFC rankings click here.

In This Article

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.