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Bellator MMA rankings updated following ‘Johnson vs Moldavsky’ event

See the updated Bellator MMA rankings following Bellator 261.

The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following Bellator 261: “Johnson vs. Moldavsky,” which went down last weekend (Fri., June 25, 2021) from inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Valentin Moldavsky defeated Timothy Johnson to claim the interim Heavyweight title, earning him a title unification bout against division kingpin, Ryan Bader, later this year.

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MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)
2. Vadim Nemkov (13-2)
3. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)
4. Ryan Bader (28-6)
5. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
6. AJ McKee (17-0)
7. Sergio Pettis (21-5)
8. Douglas Lima (32-9)
9. Corey Anderson (15-5)
10. Juan Archuleta (25-3)

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Cris Cyborg (24-2)
2. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)
3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
4. Julia Budd (15-3)
5. Liz Carmouche (15-7)
6. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)
7. Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
8. Cat Zingano (12-4)
9. Kana Watanabe (10-0)
10. Leslie Smith (12-9-1)

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT (265 Pounds)

C. Ryan Bader (28-6)

1. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1) +2 *interim champion
2. Timothy Johnson (15-7) -1
3. Cheick Kongo (30-11-2) -1
4. Linton Vassell (20-8)
5. Tyrell Fortune (10-1)
6. Steven Mowry (9-0)
7. Matt Mitrione (13-8)
8. Davion Franklin (3-0)
9. Gokhan Saricam (5-1)
10. Jake Hager (3-0)

MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 Pounds)

C. Vadim Nemkov (13-2)

1. Ryan Bader (27-6)
2. Corey Anderson (14-5)
3. Phil Davis (22-6)
4. Anthony Johnson (23-6)
5. Julius Anglickas (10-1)
6. Lyoto Machida (26-11)
7. Grant Neal (5-0)
8. Christian Edwards (5-0 ) NR*
9. Tyree Fortune (5-1) -1
10. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1) -1

MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 Pounds)

C. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)

1. John Salter (18-4)
2. Austin Vanderford (11-0)
3. Costello van Steenis (13-2)
4. Fabian Edwards (9-2)
5. Johnny Eblen (8-0)
6. Charlie Ward (9-4)
7. Romero Cotton (5-0)
8. Mike Shipman (14-3)
9. Ed Ruth (8-3)
10. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (5-0)
10. Dalton Rosta (5-0) NR*

MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT (170 Pounds)

C. Yaroslav Amosov (25-0)

1. Douglas Lima (32-9)
2. Michael Page (19-1)
3. Jason Jackson (15-4)
4. Neiman Gracie (10-2)
5. Logan Storley (11-1)
6. Joey Davis (8-0) +2
7. Derek Anderson (17-4)
8. Paul Daley (43-17-2)
9. Sabah Homasi (15-9)
10. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT (155 Pounds)

C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)

1. Patricky Pitbull (23-10)
2. Sidney Outlaw (16-4) +4
3. Benson Henderson (28-10) -1
4. Peter Queally (13-5-1) +1
5. Goiti Yamauchi (25-5) -2
6. Myles Jury (19-6) -2
7. Aviv Gozali (6-0)
8. Alexander Shabliy (20-3)
9. Dan Moret (15-6) +1
10. Adam Piccolotti (12-4) -1

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)

1. AJ McKee (17-0)
2. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-5)
3. Adam Borics (17-1)
4. Jay Jay Wilson (8-0)
5. Aaron Pico (8-3) +1
6. Daniel Weichel (40-12)
7. Pedro Carvalho (11-5)
8. Mads Burnell (15-3)
9. Justin Gonzalez (12-0)
10. Jeremy Kennedy (16-2, 1- NC)

MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT (135 Pounds)

C. Sergio Pettis (21-5)

1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
2. Patchy Mix (13-1)
3. Magomed Magomedov (17-1)
4. Raufeon Stots (15-1)
5. Leandro Higo (21-5)
6. James Gallagher (11-1)
7. Josh Hill (20-3)
8. Jornel Lugo (6-0)
9. Cass Bell (5-2)
10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5)

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. Cris Cyborg (24-2)

1. Julia Budd (15-3)
2. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)
3. Cat Zingano (12-4)
4. Leslie Smith (12-9-1)
5. Leah McCourt (5-1)
6. Sinead Kavanagh (7-4)
7. Janay Harding (6-5)
8. Jessy Miele (5-2)
9. Marina Mokhnatkina (5-2)
10. Talita Nogueira (8-2)

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT (125 Pounds)

C. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)

1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
2. Liz Carmouche (15-7)
3. Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
4. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1) -1
5. Alejandra Lara (9-5)
6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
7. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
8. Hannah Guy (3-1) +1
9. Valerie Loureda (3-1)
10.Vanessa Porto (22-9)

Expect some changes after the dust settles from Bellator 262 on July 16, 2021, which is topped by a women’s Flyweight title fight between Juliana Velasquez taking on division kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz.

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