UFC Rankings Update: Daniel Cormier Plummets On Pound-For-Pound List

Daniel Cormier
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The official UFC rankings have been updated following last weekend’s (Sat., August 17, 2019) UFC 241 from Anaheim, California.

In the UFC 241 main event, Stipe Miocic made a triumphant return to the top of the heavyweight throne when he finished Daniel Cormier by TKO in the fourth round. For the massive victory, Miocic rose an incredible seven spots on the pound-for-pound list tp No. 4. Cormier plummeted six spots to No. 7. His loss also meant Jon Jones overtook the No. 1 spot. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Henry Cejudo also rose a spot each to Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

In other high-profile movement, Nate Diaz debuted on the welterweight rankings after defeating Anthony Pettis following a three-year hiatus. The Stockton fan favorite appeared at No. 7 on the new rankings. ‘Showtime’ fell five spots to No. 12 for his loss.

At middleweight, Paulo Costa rose five spots to sit at No. 2 following his hard-fought war with Yoel Romero. ‘The Soldier of God’ fell one spot to No. 3 for the narrow loss. At bantamweight, Cory Sandhagen rose six spots to No. 3 in the suddenly stacked bantamweight division following his impressive win over Raphael Assuncao. The veteran Assuncao fell two spots to No. 5 for the defeat.

You can check out the fully updated rankings via UFC.com below.

Pound-For-Pound:

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

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. Brandon Moreno
9. Matt Schnell
10. Kai Kara France
11. Jordan Espinosa
12. Ryan Benoit -1
13. Alex Perez 
14. Mark De La Rosa
15. Raulian Paiva

Bantamweight:

Champion: Henry Cejudo

1. Marlon Moraes 
2. Aljamain Sterling 
3. Cory Sandhagen +6
4. Petr Yan 
5. Raphael Assuncao -2
6. Pedro Munhoz -1
7. Dominick Cruz -1
8. Cody Garbrandt -1
9. Jimmie Rivera -1
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 +1
15. Ryan Hall -1

Lightweight:

Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov

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

Welterweight:

Champion: Kamaru Usman

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

Middleweight:

Champion: Robert Whittaker

1. Israel Adesanya (Interim Champion) 
2. Paulo Costa +5
3. Yoel Romero -1
4. Kelvin Gastelum -1
5. Jack Hermansson -1
6. Ronaldo Souza -1
7. Chris Weidman -1
8. Derek Brunson 
9. Jared Cannonier 
10. Ian Heinisch 
11. Brad Tavares
12. Uriah Hall
13. Antonio Carlos Junior 
14. Anderson Silva
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. (T) Volkan Oezdemir 
7. (T) Corey Anderson
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 -1
2. Francis Ngannou 
3. Junior dos Santos 
4. Curtis Blaydes 
5. Derrick Lewis 
6. Alexander Volkov 
7. Alistair Overeem 
8. Cain Velasquez 
9. Shamil Abdurakhimov 
10. Blagoy Ivanov 
11. Walt Harris 
12. Aleksei Oleinik 
13. Tai Tuivasa 
14. Marcin Tybura 
15. Augusto Sakai

Women’s Strawweight:

Champion: Jessica Andrade

1. Rose Namajunas 
2. Tatiana Suarez 
3. Nina Ansaroff 
4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
5. Claudia Gadelha 
6. Weili Zhang 
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. Jessica Eye 
2. Katlyn Chookagian 
3. Liz Carmouche 
4. Jennifer Maia 
5. Joanne Calderwood 
6. Andrea Lee
7. Viviane Araujo
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 -1
15. Bethe Correia