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UFC updates ‘official’ rankings following UFC Vegas 30

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Volkov Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the winners and losers of UFC Vegas 30, which took place inside APEX last Sat. night (June 26, 2021) in Las Vegas. Since Ciryl Gane (No. 3) was already ranked two spots above Alexander Volkov (No. 5), there won’t be any forward movement for “Bon Gamin” after defeating “Drago.”

Similarly, Ovince Saint Preux was not ranked at 265 pounds, so Tanner Boser won’t be able to make his Top 15 debut following last weekend’s controversial co-main event victory. In fact, there wasn’t much movement in any of the weight classes, no doubt a reflection of the UFC Vegas 30 fight card, which was light on top talent.

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

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Brandon Moreno

1. Deiveson Figueiredo
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. Marlon Vera
14. Cody Stamann +1
15. Kyler Phillips -1

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

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

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
14. Thiago Moises
15. Arman Tsarukyan

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
10. Geoff Neal
11. Demian Maia
12. Li Jingliang
13. Santiago Ponzinibbio
14. Sean Brady
15. Muslim Salikhov

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker
2. Paulo Costa
3. Jared Cannonier
4. Marvin Vettori
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
13. Misha Cirkunov
14. Jim Crute
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. Tom Aspinall
13. Blagoy Ivanov
14. Sergey Spivac
15. Sergei Pavlovich

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
11. Katlyn Chookagian
12. Mackenzie Dern
13. Lauen Murphy
14. Yan Xiaonan
15. Julianna Pena

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. Lina Lansberg +1
11. Pannie Kianzad -1
12. Marion Reneau
13. Sijara Eubanks
14. Julia Avila +1
15. Karol Rosa -1

There you have it.

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You can expect these rankings to change in roughly two weeks — particularly in the lightweight division — following the UFC 264: “Poirier vs. McGregor 3” pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., July 10, 2021 from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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