Official UFC rankings after UFC Fight Night 27: 'Teixeira vs Bader'

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The official UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 28: "Teixeira vs Bader."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) official rankings are now live!

Following UFC Fight Night 28: "Teixeira vs Bader", the official media rankings committee reconsidered the Top 10 of every division in the promotion. These rankings are compiled by Fight Metric and are a consensus of the selected media members.'s George Halvatzis Jr., Michael Steczkowski, and yours truly are members of the committee and updated their rankings following Wednesday's event. If you want to see our personal rankings, follow the drop down bar and select any of our names.

If you're wondering how the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion (in conjunction with FightMetric) compiles its list, here's the criteria:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC and a fighter can only appear in one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

The biggest movement occurred in the light heavyweight division, after Glover Teixeira's stunning first round knock out of Ryan Bader. That also earned Teixeira a shot at the UFC's light heavyweight title. Other movement of note is Ronaldo Souza jumping into the top 5 of the middleweight division after his shocking knockout of Yushin Okami.

Below are the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings, NR = not ranked last week)


1. Jon Jones
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. Anderson Silva +1
4. Jose Aldo -1
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Demetrious Johnson
7. Renan Barao
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 +1
6. Jussier Formiga -1
7. Timothy Elliot
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Louis Gaudinot
10. Darren Uyenoyama

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

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

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Benson Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. TJ Grant
4. Gray Maynard +1
5. Josh Thomson -1
6. Rafael dos Anjos
7. Nate Diaz
8. Jim Miller
9. Donald Cerrone
10. Pat Healy

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

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

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

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Sarah Kaufman
3. Miesha Tate
4. Sara McMann
5. Liz Carmouche
6. Alexis Davis
7. Amanda Nunes
8. Germaine De Randamie
9. Julie Kedzie
10. Rosi Sexton

See anything that you disagree with?

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And if you want to complain about my personal rankings, I'll be around to debate most of the day.

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