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Latest UFC rankings update: Jorge Masvidal drops out of welterweight Top 5

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Neil Magny and Gregor Gillespie improved their positions following victories at UFC Vegas 26.

UFC 261: Usman v Jorge Masvidal 2 Robbie Lawler MMA news Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its “official” rankings in the wake of last weekend’s UFC Vegas 26 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, though you won’t see much movement from the combatants charged with carrying the show.

That’s because Marina Rodriguez is ranked No. 6 and defeated the No. 9-ranked Michelle Waterson in the main event. Similarly, Alex Morono didn’t gain any ground at welterweight by stopping the unranked Donald Cerrone in the co-headliner.

Jorge Masvidal, however, continues to tumble down the 170-pound ladder.

Here’s why:

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. Kamaru Usman
3. Alexander Volkanovski
4. Israel Adesanya
5. Francis Ngannou
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Stipe Miocic
8. Jan Blachowicz
9. Max Holloway
10. Deiveson Figueiredo
11. Robert Whittaker
12. (T) Justin Gaethje
12. (T) Petr Yan
14. Aljamain Sterling
15. Conor McGregor

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

1. Brandon Moreno
2. Askar Askarov
3. Alexandre Pantoja
4. Alex Perez
5. Joseph Benavidez
6. Brandon Royval
7. Kai Kara France
8. Matt Schnell
9. Rogerio Bontorin
10. Tim Elliott
11. David Dvorak
12. Raulian Paiva
13. Su Mudaerji
14. Matheus Nicolau
14. Amir Albazi

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Aljamain Sterling

1. Petr Yan
2. Cory Sandhagen
3. Rob Font
4. Cody Garbrandt
5. Jose Aldo
6. Marlon Moraes
7. Frankie Edgar
8. Pedro Munhoz
9. Dominick Cruz
10. Merab Dvalishvili +1
11. Raphael Assuncao -1
12. Jimmie Rivera
13. Cody Stamann
14. Kyler Phillips
15. Marlon Vera

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

1. Max Holloway
2. Brian Ortega
3. Yair Rodriguez
4. Chan Sung Jung
5. Calvin Kattar
6. Josh Emmett
7. Arnold Allen
8. Dan Ige
9. Shane Burgos
10. Giga Chikadze
11. Sodiq Yusuff
12. Bryce Mitchell
13. Edson Barboza
14. Movsar Evloev
15. Hakeem Dawodu

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: VACANT

1. Dustin Poirier
2. Justin Gaethje
3. Charles Oliveira
4. Michael Chandler
5. Tony Ferguson
6. Conor McGregor
7. Rafael dos Anjos
8. Dan Hooker
9. Beneil Dariush
10. (T) Paul Felder
10. (T) Islam Makhachev +1
12. Gregor Gillespie +2
13. Kevin Lee
14. Diego Ferreira -2
15. Drew Dober *NR

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Colby Covington
2. Gilbert Burns
3. Leon Edwards
4. Stephen Thompson
5. Vicente Luque +1
6. Michael Chiesa
7. Jorge Masvidal -2
8. Neil Magny +1
9. Demian Maia -1
10. Geoff Neal
11. Li Jingliang
12. Belal Muhammed
13. Sean Brady
14. Robbie Lawler
15. Khamzat Chimaev

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker
2. Paulo Costa
3. Marvin Vettori
4. Jared Cannonier
5. Derek Brunson
6. Darren Till
7. Jack Hermansson
8. Uriah Hall
9. Kelvin Gastelum
10. Edmen Shahbazyan
11. Chris Weidman +1
12. Sean Strickland -1
13. Kevin Holland
14. Omari Akhmedov
15. Brad Tavares

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Jan Blachowicz

1. Glover Teixeira
2. Jiri Prochazka
3. Aleksandar Rakic
4. Thiago Santos
5. Dominick Reyes
6. Anthony Smith
7. Magomed Ankalaev
8. Volkan Oezdemir
9. Nikita Krylov
10. Johnny Walker
11. Ryan Spann
12. Misha Cirkunov
13. Jim Crute
14. Paul Craig
15. Jamall Hill

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Francis Ngannou

1. Stipe Miocic
2. Derrick Lewis
3. Ciryl Gane +1
4. Curtis Blaydes -1
5. Alexander Volkov
6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
7. Shamil Abdurakhimov
8. Walt Harris
9. Augusto Sakai
10. Chris Daukaus
11. Blagoy Ivanov
12. Marcin Tybura
13. Tom Aspinall
14. Sergei Pavlovich
15. Aleksei Oleinik

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Rose Namajunas
4. Weili Zhang
5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
6. Jessica Andrade
7. Germaine De Randamie
8. Holly Holm
9. Aspen Ladd
10. Katlyn Chookagian
11. Yan Xiaonan
12. Mackenzie Dern
13. Carla Esparza
14. Claudia Gadelha +1
15. Nina Nunes *NR

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: ROSE NAMAJUNAS

1. Zhang Weili
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3. Yan Xiaonan
4. Carla Esparza
5. Mackenzie Dern
6. Marina Rodriguez
7. Nina Nunes
8. Claudia Gadelha
9. Michelle Waterson
10. Tecia Torres
11. Amanda Ribas
12. Angela Hill
13. Virna Jandiroba
14. Amanda Lemos
15. Felice Herrig

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Jessica Andrade
2. Katlyn Chookagian
3. Lauren Murphy
4. Jennifer Maia
5. Cynthia Calvillo
6. Joanne Calderwood
7. Viviane Araujo
8. Jessica Eye
9. Roxanne Modafferi
10. Alexa Grasso
11. Andrea Lee
12. Antonina Shevchenko
13. Talia Santos
14. Maycee Barber
15. Miranda Maverick

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie
2. Holly Holm
3. Aspen Ladd
4. Irene Aldana
5. Yana Kunitskaya
6. Julianna Pena
7. Ketlen Vieira
8. Sara McMann
9. Macy Chiasson
10. Lina Lansberg
11. Pannie Kianzad
12. Marion Reneau
13. Sijara Eubanks
14. Karol Rosa
15. Julia Avila

There you have it.

You can expect these rankings to change around this time next week — particularly in the lightweight division — following the UFC 262: “Oliveira vs. Chandler” pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., May 15, 2021 from inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.