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Bellator MMA rankings updated following ‘Kongo vs Kharitonov’ event

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The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following Bellator 265: “Kongo vs Kharitonov,” which went down on Fri. Aug. 20, 2021, from inside Sanford Pentagon In Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the main event of the evening, Cheick Kongo forced Sergei Kharitonov to tap in the final seconds of round three.

In further action, Jornel Lugo submitted Keith Lee in the very first round (see it again here), while Marcelo Golm made a splash in his Bellator debut by knocking out Billy Swanson in the very first round.

To find out how fighters are ranked after each Bellator MMA event click here.

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. A. J. McKee (18-0)
2. Patricio Pitbull (32-5)
3. Vadim Nemkov (13-2)
4. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)
5. Ryan Bader (28-6)
6. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
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)
7. Arlene Blencowe (14-8)
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)
5. Linton Vassell (20-8)
6. Steven Mowry (9-0)
7. Davion Franklin (3-0)
8. Said Sowma (7-2) +1
9. Gokhan Saricam (5-1) +1
10. Jack Hager (3-0) -2

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)
10. Karl Albrektsson

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. Mike Shipman (14-3)
8. Romero Cotton (5-0) -
9. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (5-0) +1
9. 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)
7. Derek Anderson (17-4)
8. Paul Daley (43-17-2)
9. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)
10. Sabah Homasi (15-9)

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. Usman Nurmagomedov (13-0)
8. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1)
9. Aviv Gozali (6-0)
10. Adam Piccolotti (12-4)

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. A.J. McKee (18-0)

1. Patricio Pitbull (32-5)
2. Mads Burnell (16-3)
3. Adam Borics (17-1)
4. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-6)
5. Aaron Pico (8-3) +1
6. Daniel Weichel (41-12) +1
7. Pedro Carvalho (11-5) +1
8. Jeremy Kennedy (16-3) +2
9. Justin Gonzales (12-0)
10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5) NR*

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)
10. Jessica Borga (3-3)

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. Vanessa Porto (23-9)
9. Diana Avsaragova (4-0)
10. Valerie Loureda (3-1)

Expect some changes after the dust settles from Bellator 266 on Sept. 18, 2021, which is topped by a Light Heavyweight fight between Yoel Romero and Phil Davis.

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