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Bellator MMA rankings updated following ‘Velasquez vs Kielholtz’ event

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The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following Bellator 262: “Velasquez vs Kielholtz,” which went down on Fri., July 16, 2021, from inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. In the main event, Juliana Velasquez retrained her title by defeating Denise Kielholtz. In other action, Matt Mitrione suffered yet another loss after he was knocked out by Tyrell Fortune in the first round, which ultimately lead to the release of the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) big man.

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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. Denise Kielholtz (6-3) +1
7. Arlene Blencowe (14-8) -1
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) *interim champion
2. Timothy Johnson (15-7)
3. Cheick Kongo (30-11-2)
4. Tyrell Fortune (10-1) +1
5. Linton Vassell (20-8) -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 )
9. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1) +1
10. Karl Albrektsson *NR

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)

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)
7. Derek Anderson (17-4)
8. Paul Daley (43-17-2)
9. Oliver Enkamp (10-2) +1
10. Sabah Homasi (15-9) -1

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT (155 Pounds)

C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)

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

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. Talita Nogueira (8-2) +1
10. Jessica Borga (3-3) NR*

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)
5. Alejandra Lara (9-5)
6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
7. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
8. Diana Avsaragova (4-0) NR*
9. Hannah Guy (3-1) -1
10. Valerie Loureda (3-1)

Expect some changes after the dust settles from Bellator 263 on July 30, 2021, which is topped by a Featherweight title fight between division king, Patricio Freire, and A.J. McKee.

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