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New UFC rankings: Marvin Vettori slips to No. 4, Brandon Moreno joins pound-for-pound list

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UFC 263: Adesanya v Vettori 2 Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Marvin Vettori lost to Israel Adesanya in the UFC 263 pay-per-view (PPV) main event back on June 12 in Glendale and as a result, lost his place in the 185-pound rankings. “The Italian Dream” is now seated at No. 4 behind power-punching middleweight Jared Cannonier.

As for “The Last Stylebender,” he’s up one spot on the pound-for-pound (P4P) chart, where newly-crowned flyweight kingpin Brandon Moreno debuted at No. 12. Former champion Deiveson Figueiredo drops off the P4P list and slips one place at 125 pounds.

Here’s how UFC compiles its “official” rankings:

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. Israel Adesanya +1
4. Alexander Volkanovski -1
5. Francis Ngannou
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Jan Blachowicz
8. Stipe Miocic
9. Max Holloway
10. Charles Oliveira +1
11. Robert Whittaker +1
12. Brandon Moreno *NR
13. Petr Yan
14. Justin Gaethje
15. Aljamain Sterling

Note: Deiveson Figueiredo removed from P4P rankings

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Brandon Moreno

1. Deiveson Figueiredo -1
2. Askar Askarov
3. Alexandre Pantoja
4. Alex Perez
5. Joseph Benavidez
6. Brandon Royval
7. Kai Kara France
8. Rogerio Bontorin
9. Matt Schnell
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. Jose Aldo
5. Cody Garbrandt
6. Marlon Moraes
7. Frankie Edgar
8. Pedro Munhoz
9. Dominick Cruz
10. Merab Dvalishvili
11. Raphael Assuncao
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. Edson Barboza
10. Giga Chikadze
11. Sodiq Yusuff
12. Bryce Mitchell
13. Movsar Evloev +1
14. Shane Burgos -1
15. Alex Caceres *NR

Note: Hakeem Dawodu removed from rankings

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: Charles Oliveira

1. Dustin Poirier
2. Justin Gaethje
3. Beneil Dariush
4. Michael Chandler
5. Conor McGregor
6. Tony Ferguson
7. Rafael dos Anjos
8. Dan Hooker
9. Islam Makhachev
10. Gregor Gillespie
11. Kevin Lee
12. Diego Ferreira
13. Brad Riddell *NR
14. Thiago Moises
15. Arman Tsarukyan

Note: Drew Dober removed from rankings

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

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

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Francis Ngannou

1. Stipe Miocic
2. Derrick Lewis
3. Ciryl Gane
4. Curtis Blaydes
5. Alexander Volkov
6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
7. Shamil Abdurakhimov
8. Marcin Tybura
9. Augusto Sakai
10. Chris Daukaus
11. Walt Harris
12. Blagoy Ivanov
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. Carla Esparza
10. Aspen Ladd +1
11. Katlyn Chookagian -1
12. Mackenzie Dern
13. Lauen Murphy *NR
14. Yan Xiaonan -1
15. Julianna Pena -1

Note: Claudia Gadelha removed from rankings

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: ROSE NAMAJUNAS

1. Zhang Weili
2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3. Carla Esparza
4. Yan Xiaonan
5. Marina Rodriguez
6. Mackenzie Dern
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. Jessica Eye
8. Viviane Araujo
9. Roxanne Modafferi
10. Alexa Grasso
11. Andrea Lee
12. Talia Santos
13. Maycee Barber
14. Miranda Maverick
15. Montana De La Rosa

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. Pannie Kianzad +1
11. Lina Lansberg -1
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 featherweight division — following the UFC Vegas 29: “Korean Zombie vs. Ige” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Sat., June 19, 2021 from inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.