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Latest UFC rankings update: Yair Rodriguez climbs to No. 6, Maycee Barber cracks Top 10

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to overhaul its official fighter rankings in the wake of the UFC on ESPN 6 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Fri. (Oct. 18, 2019) inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Already sitting pretty at No. 4, Dominick Reyes didn’t gain any ground at light heavyweight by smashing Chris Weidman; however, “All American” did lose his place at 185 pounds and did not do enough to land a spot in his new (and perhaps temporary) division.

In the UFC Boston featherweight co-main event, Yair Rodriguez survived a rough third round to outlast Jeremy Stephens, which brought “Pantera” up to No. 8 and sent the hard-hitting “Lil Heathen” down to No. 9.

Maycee Barber cracked the Top 10 by putting down Gillian Robertson. In fact, the loss sent “The Savage” out of the rankings altogether and made room for flyweight attraction Paige VanZant, who continues to be heckled by “The Future.”

Here’s how the rankings work, courtesy of UFC.com:

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. A fighter can appear in more than 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.

Take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, T = tie, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND

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

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

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

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

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

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: MAX HOLLOWAY

1. Alexander Volkanovski
2. Brian Ortega
3. Jose Aldo
4. Frankie Edgar
5. Zabit Magomedsharipov
6. Yair Rodriguez +1
7. Chan Sung Jung -1
8. Renato Moicano +1
9. Jeremy Stephens -1
10. Josh Emmett
11. Calvin Kattar
12. Shane Burgos
13. Mirsad Bektic
14. Ryan Hall
15. Arnold Allen

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Tony Ferguson
2. Dustin Poirier
3. Conor McGregor
4. Justin Gaethje
5. Donald Cerrone
6. Paul Felder
7. Dan Hooker
8. Al Iaquinta
9. Edson Barboza
10. Kevin Lee
11. Gregor Gillespie
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Charles Oliveira
14. Alexander Hernandez
15. Islam Makhachev

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Tyron Woodley
2. Colby Covington
3. Jorge Masvidal
4. Leon Edwards
5. Rafael dos Anjos
6. Nate Diaz
7. Santiago Ponzinibbio
8. Stephen Thompson
9. Darren Till
10. Demian Maia
11. Ben Askren
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Robbie Lawler
14. Vicente Luque
15. Gilbert Burns

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker
2. Paulo Costa
3. Yoel Romero
4. Kelvin Gastelum
5. Jared Cannonier
6. Jack Hermansson
7. Ronaldo Souza
8. Derek Brunson +1
9. Ian Heinisch +1
10. Uriah Hall +1
11. Brad Tavares +1
12. Antonio Carlos Junior +1
13. Edmen Shahbazyan +1
14. Omari Akhmedov +1
15. Krzysztof Jotko *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: JON JONES

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Thiago Santos
3. Anthony Smith
4. Dominick Reyes
5. Jan Blachowicz
6. Alexander Gustafsson
7. Corey Anderson
8. Volkan Oezdemir
9. Glover Teixeira
10. Aleksandar Rakic
11. Johnny Walker -1
12. Ilir Latifi
13. Mauricio Rua +1
14. Misha Cirkunov -1
15. Nikita Krylov

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Francis Ngannou
3. Curtis Blaydes
4. Junior dos Santos
5. Derrick Lewis
6. Alistair Overeem
7. Alexander Volkov
8. Blagoy Ivanov
9. Shamil Abdurakhimov
10. Walt Harris
11. Augusto Sakai
12. Aleksei Oleinik
13. Maurice Greene
14. Sergei Pavlovich
15. Serghei Spivac

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

1. Jessica Andrade
2. Rose Namajunas
3. Tatiana Suarez
4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5. Nina Ansaroff
6. Claudia Gadelha
7. Carla Esparza
8. Michelle Waterson -1
9. Marina Rodriguez
10. Cynthia Calvillo
11. Alexa Grasso
12. Felice Herrig
13. Tecia Torres
14. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
15. Amanda Ribas

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

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

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie
2. Ketlen Vieira
3. Holly Holm
4. Julianna Pena
5. Aspen Ladd
6. Raquel Pennington
7. Yana Kunitskaya
8. Irene Aldana
9. Marion Reneau
10. Sara McMann
11. Lina Lansberg
12. Macy Chiasson
13. Nicco Montano
14. Sijara Eubanks
15. Bethe Correia

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change around this time next week, particularly in the welterweight division, after the UFC Fight Night 162: “Maia vs. Askren” event on ESPN+ this Sat. night (Oct. 26, 2019) inside Singapore Indoor Stadium (see that fight card here).

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