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Updated Bellator MMA rankings: Jason Jackson, Tyrell Fortune rise following big wins

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The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following the Bellator 255: “Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2” event, which went down last Friday night (April 2, 2021) and saw Patricio Freire submit Emmanuel Sanchez in the first round.

There was plenty of movement, especially in the Welterweight division after Jason Jackson upset Neiman Gracie to move into the Top 5. Also making moves was Kana Watanabe, who made a splash in her promotional debut after defeating Alejandra Lara to move up a few spots in the women’s Flyweight division. The win also helped Watanabe crack the pound-for-pound list.

To find out how fighters are ranked after each Bellator MMA event click here.

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Patricio Pitbull (31-4)
2. Vadim Nemkov (12-2)
3. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)
4. Ryan Bader (27-6)
5. Juan Archuleta (25-2)
6. Douglas Lima (32-8)
7. AJ McKee (17-0)
8. Phil Davis (22-5)
9. Corey Anderson (14-5)+1
10. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0) NR*

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Cris Cyborg (23-2)
2. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)
3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
4. Julia Budd (14-3)
5. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)
6. Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
7. Liz Carmouche (14-7)
8. Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) NR*
9. Cat Zingano (11-4) -1
10. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT (265 Pounds)

C. Ryan Bader (27-6)

1. Timothy Johnson (15-6)
2. Cheick Kongo (30-11-2)
3. Valentin Moldavsky (10-1)
4. Tyrell Fortune (10-1) +2
5. Fedor Emelianenko (39-6) -1
6. Linton Vassell (20-8) -1
7. Steven Mowry (8-0)
8. Matt Mitrione (13-8)
9. Sergei Kharitonov (32-8)
10. Javy Ayala (11-8)

MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 Pounds)

C. Vadim Nemkov (12-2)

1. Ryan Bader (27-6)
2. Phil Davis (22-5)
3. Corey Anderson (14-5)
4. Lyoto Machida (26-10)
5. Julius Anglickas (9-1)
6. Grant Neal (5-0)
7. Christian Edwards (4-0)
8. Tyree Fortune (5-0)
9. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1)
10. Alex Polizzi (7-1)

MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 Pounds)

C. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)

1. John Salter (18-4) – 10*
2. Anatoly Tokov (29-2)
3. Austin Vanderford (10-0)
4. Fabian Edwards (9-1)
5. Costello van Steenis (13-2)
6. Johnny Eblen (7-0)
7. Charlie Ward (9-4)
8. Mike Shipman (14-3)
9. Romero Cotton (5-0)
10. Ed Ruth (8-3)

MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT (170 Pounds)

C. Douglas Lima (32-8)

1. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0) +1
2. Michael Page (18-1) -1
3. Jason Jackson (14-4) +3
4. Neiman Gracie (10-2) -1
5. Logan Storley (11-1) -1
6. Derek Anderson -2
7. Joey Davis (8-0)
8. Sabah Homasi (15-8)
9. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)
10. Jaleel Willis (14-2)

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT (155 Pounds)

C. Patricio Pitbull (31-4)

1. Brent Primus (10-1)
2. Patricky Pitbull (23-9)
3. Goiti Yamauchi (25-4)
4. Benson Henderson (28-10)
5. Sidney Outlaw (15-4)
6. Myles Jury (19-5)
7. Adam Piccolotti (12-4)
8. Alfie Davis (14-3)
9. Aviv Gozali (5-0)
10. Keoni Diggs (9-0) NR*

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. Patricio Pitbull (31-4)

1. AJ McKee (17-0)
2. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-4)
3. Adam Borics (16-1)
4. Pedro Carvalho (11-4)
5. Daniel Weichel (40-12)
6. Aaron Pico (7-3)
7. Jay Jay Wilson (7-0)
8. Jeremy Kennedy (16-2)
9. Tywan Claxton (6-2)
10. Mads Burnell (14-3)

MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT (135 Pounds)

C. Juan Archuleta (25-2)

1. Sergio Pettis (20-5)
2. Patchy Mix (13-1)
3. Raufeon Stots (15-1)
4. Magomed Magomedov (17-1) +1
5. James Gallagher-1
6. Leandro Higo (20-5)
7. Josh Hill (20-3)
8. Cass Bell (5-1)
9. Frans Mlambo (9-5)
10. Jornel Lugo (5-0)

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. Cris Cyborg (23-2)

1. Julia Budd (14-3)
2. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)
3. Cat Zingano (11-4)
4. Leslie Smith (12-8-1)
5. Sinead Kavanagh (7-4)
6. Janay Harding (6-4)
7. Leah McCourt (4-1)
8. Amanda Bell (7-7)
9. Olga Rubin (6-2)
10. Jessy Miele (9-5)

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT (125 Pounds)

C. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)

1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
2. Liz Carmouche (14-7)
3. Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
4. Kana Watanabe (10-0-1) +1
5. Alejandra Lara (9-4) -1
6. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
7. Veta Arteaga (5-4)
8. Mandy Bohm (7-0)
9. Valerie Loureda (3-0)
10. Bruna Ellen (5-3)

Expect some changes after the dust settles from Bellator 256 this Friday night (April 9, 2021), which features an opening round match up of the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida.

For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.