UFC Rankings Report: Does ‘The Eagle’ Land Where He Wanted?

Khabib Nurmagomedov
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The post-UFC 242 rankings have been released, and the Eagle did not land where he wished.

Following his latest mauling, Khabib Nurmagomedov lobbied for the #1 p4p rankings position, but neither he nor the panel budged, and the Eagle remains perched at the #2 position, with Jones still at #1. Also of note in the pound-for-pound rankings, Dustin Poirier drops five positions to #5 after his loss to Nurmagomedov, and there was a lot of upward movement from numbers #6-11 in the p4p rankings.

At lightweight, Tony Ferguson returns to the #1-contender position following Poirier’s loss, and Paul Felder moves up to #7 after his controversial split-decision victory over Edson Barboza. Barboza drops two spots to #9, with Anthony Pettis sitting at #10.

At middleweight, Omari Akhmedov debuts in the rankings at #14. At heavyweight, Curtis Blaydes is now ranked #3 after his dominant victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov. And at flyweight, Joanne Calderwood is now at #3 as well following her decision victory over Andrea Lee, who drops to #7.

Below, you will find the full updated UFC rankings:

Pound-For-Pound:

1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Amanda Nunes
6. Daniel Cormier +1
7. Max Holloway -1
8. Kamaru Usman +1
9. Tony Ferguson +1
10. Robert Whittaker +1
11. Conor McGregor +2
12. Valentina Shevchenko
13. Dustin Poirier -5
14. Israel Adesanya +1
15. Tyron Woodley -1

Flyweight:

Champion: Henry Cejudo

1. Joseph Benavidez
2. Jussier Formiga 
3. Deiveson Figueiredo 
4. Alexandre Pantoja 
5. Sergio Pettis 
6. Tim Elliott 
7. Rogerio Bontorin
8. Kai Kara France -1
9. Brandon Moreno
10. Matt Schnell
11. Jordan Espinosa
12. Ryan Benoit

13. Alex Perez 
14. Mark De La Rosa
15. Raulian Paiva

Bantamweight:

Champion: Henry Cejudo

1. Marlon Moraes 
2. Aljamain Sterling 
3. Cory Sandhagen 
4. Petr Yan 
4. Raphael Assuncao
6. Pedro Munhoz
7. Dominick Cruz
8. Cody Garbrandt
9. Jimmie Rivera
10. Cody Stamann 
11. Rob Font 
12. John Dodson 
13. Song Yadong 
14. Urijah Faber 
15. Thomas Almeida

Featherweight:

Champion: Max Holloway

1. Alexander Volkanovski 
2. Brian Ortega 
3. Jose Aldo 
4. Frankie Edgar 
5. Zabit Magomedsharipov 
6. Chan Sung Jung 
7. Yair Rodriguez 
8. Jeremy Stephens 
9. Renato Moicano 
10. Josh Emmett 
11. Calvin Kattar 
12. Arnold Allen 
13. Shane Burgos 
14. Mirsad Bektic
15. Ryan Hall

Lightweight:

Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov

1. Tony Ferguson +1
2. Dustin Poirier -1
3. Conor McGregor 
4. Donald Cerrone 
5. Justin Gaethje 
6. Al Iaquinta 
7. Paul Felder +3
8. Kevin Lee 
9. Edson Barboza -2
10. Anthony Pettis -1
11. Gregor Gillespie
12. Charles Oliveira
13. Alexander Hernandez 
14. Islam Makhachev +1
15. Dan Hooker -1

Welterweight:

Champion: Kamaru Usman

1. Tyron Woodley 
2. Colby Covington 
3. Jorge Masvidal 
4. Leon Edwards 
5. Rafael dos Anjos 
6. Nate Diaz
7. Darren Till
8. Santiago Ponzinibbio
9. Stephen Thompson
10. Demian Maia
11. Ben Askren
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Robbie Lawler 
14. Vicente Luque
15. Neil Magny

Middleweight:

Champion: Robert Whittaker

1. Israel Adesanya (Interim champion) 
2. Paulo Costa 
3. Yoel Romero 
4. Kelvin Gastelum 
5. Jack Hermansson
6. Ronaldo Souza
7. Chris Weidman
8. Derek Brunson
9. Jared Cannonier 
10. Ian Heinisch 
11. Brad Tavares
12. Uriah Hall
13. Antonio Carlos Junior 
14. Omari Akhmedov (NR)
15. Krzysztof Jotko

Light Heavyweight:

Champion: Jon Jones

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Thiago Santos
3. Anthony Smith 
4. Dominick Reyes 
5. Jan Blachowicz 
6. Alexander Gustafsson 
7. Corey Anderson
7. Volkan Oezdemir
9. Glover Teixeira 
10. Aleksandar Rakic
11. Johnny Walker
12. Ilir Latifi
13 Nikita Krylov 
14 Mauricio Rua 
15 Misha Cirkunov

Heavyweight:

Champion: Stipe Miocic

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Francis Ngannou 
3. Curtis Blaydes +3
4. Junior dos Santos -1
5. Derrick Lewis 
6. Alexander Volkov 
7. Alistair Overeem 
8. Cain Velasquez 
9. Blagoy Ivanov +1
10. Shamil Abdurakhimov -1
11. Walt Harris 
12. Aleksei Oleinik 
13. Tai Tuivasa 
14. Marcin Tybura 
15. Augusto Sakai

Women’s Strawweight:

Champion: Weili Zhang

1. Jessica Andrade
2. Rose Namajunas
3. Tatiana Suarez
4. Nina Ansaroff
5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
6. Cludia Gadelha
7. Michelle Waterson 
8. Carla Esparza
9. Alexa Grasso
10. Marina Rodriguez
11. Cynthia Calvillo 
12. Felice Herrig
13. Tecia Torres
14. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
15. Cortney Casey

Women’s Flyweight:

Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

1. Katlyn Chookagian +1
2. Jessica Eye
3. Joanne Calderwood +2
4. Liz Carmouche -1
5. Jennifer Maia -1
6. Viviane Araujo +1
7. Andrea Lee -1
8. Roxanne Modafferi
9. Lauren Murphy
10. Alexis Davis
11. Montana De La Rosa 
12. Maycee Barber
13. Antonina Shevchenko
14. Mara Romero Borella
15. Gillian Robertson

Women’s Bantamweight:

Champion: Amanda Nunes

1. Germaine de Randamie 
2. Ketlen Vieira 
3. Holly Holm 
4. Julianna Pena 
5. Aspen Ladd 
6. Raquel Pennington 
7. Yana Kunitskaya
8. Marion Reneau
9. Sara McMann
10. Irene Aldana
11. Macy Chiasson
12. Lina Lansberg
13. Nicco Montano
14. Sijara Eubanks
15. Bethe Correia

What are your thoughts on this week’s UFC Rankings?