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UFC rankings adds, deletes, re-adds new division in wake of Raleigh MMA event

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) decided to add a new division to its official rankings, but couldn’t quite figure out how to implement a women’s pound-for-pound class, so it just smashed the women and men together and had 30 athletes with duplicate numbers all jumbled together.

Witness the ugliness here and here.

After getting laughed at on Twitter, the UFC website quickly took down its entire rankings page and re-uploaded it without a pound-for-pound list. Then about an hour later it, re-added the new women’s division and gave it some real estate at the bottom.

Busy day for the UFC web team.

Now that we seem to have things sorted out, with the exception of the women’s featherweight rankings, which remains blank, we can focus on the big changes coming out of UFC Raleigh last weekend in North Carolina.

Like this.

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).

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Daniel Cormier +1
6. Israel Adesanya +1
7. Kamaru Usman +1
8. Alexander Volkanovski +1
9. Conor McGregor +2
10. Tony Ferguson
11. Max Holloway +2
12. Dustin Poirier +2
13. Tyron Woodley +2
14. Robert Whittaker *NR
15. Jorge Masvidal *NR

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

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

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Marlon Moraes
2. Aljamain Sterling
3. Petr Yan
4. Cory Sandhagen
5. Raphael Assuncao
6. Pedro Munhoz
7. Jose Aldo +1
8. Jimmie Rivera -1
9. Cody Garbrandt
10. Rob Font
11. Cody Stamann
12. Song Yadong +1
13. John Dodson -1
14. Marlon Vera
15. Casey Kenny

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

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

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. Kevin Lee
9. Al Iaquinta
10. Edson Barboza
11. Diego Ferreira
12. Gregor Gillespie
13. Charles Oliveira
14. Islam Makhachev
15. Alexander Hernandez

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Tyron Woodley
2. Colby Covington
3. Jorge Masvidal
4. Leon Edwards
5. Demian Maia +1
6. Stephen Thompson +1
7. Michael Chiesa *NR
8. Rafael dos Anjos -3
9. Nate Diaz -1
10. Robbie Lawler -1
11. Geoff Neal -1
12. Gilbert Burns
13. Anthony Pettis -2
14. Vicente Luque -1
15. Conor McGregor -1

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: JON JONES

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

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

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

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Weili Zhang
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Holly Holm
8. Germaine De Randamie
9. Tatiana Suarez
10. Katlyn Chookagian
11. Aspen Ladd
12. Jessica Eye
13. Julianna Pena
14. Claudia Gadelha
15. Nina Ansaroff

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
9. Marina Rodriguez
10. Cynthia Calvillo
11. Felice Herrig
12. Tecia Torres
13. Alexa Grasso
14. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
15. Amanda Ribas

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

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

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in about two weeks following the UFC 247: “Jones vs. Reyes” pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes places on Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas (see that fight card here).

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