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UFC’s Official Rankings Update with Davis taking big jump

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Following the results of UFC 163: Aldo vs. TKZ this past Saturday, the promotion has made some slight adjustments to their official rankings.  The biggest change coming in the light heavyweight division as Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis jumps three spots to number four after picking up a controversial unanimous decision in Brazil over former top contender Lyoto Machida. Machida would also swap positions with Alexander Gustafsson who is actually fighting champ Jon Jones next.  Other oddities noticed in the shake-up include Dominick Cruz moving up over Chris Weidman, even though neither man has performed since their last placement shift, and they’re not the only ones. Bottom line, is the UFC’s rankings aligning correctly or is it a simple popularity contest?

 

Pound-for-Pound
1 Jon Jones
2 Georges St. Pierre
3 Anderson Silva
4 Jose Aldo
5 Benson Henderson
6 Cain Velasquez
7 Demetrious Johnson
8 Renan Barao
9 Dominick Cruz +1
10 Chris Weidman -1

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 John Dodson
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
5 Jussier Da Silva
6 Jon Lineker +1
7 Louis Gaudinot -1
8 Chris Cariaso
9 Darren Uyenoyama
10 Tim Elliott

Bantamweight
Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2 Urijah Faber
3 Michael McDonald
4 Eddie Wineland
5 Brad Pickett
6 Rafael Assuncao
7 Scott Jorgensen
8 Mike Easton
9 Ivan Menjivar +1
10 T.J. Dillashaw -1

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Ricardo Lamas
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung
6 Dennis Siver
7 Dustin Poirier
8 Nik Lentz +1
9 Clay Guida -1
10: Erik Koch

Lightweight
Champion: Benson Henderson
1 Gilbert Melendez
2 Anthony Pettis
3 T.J. Grant
4 Gray Maynard +1
5 Josh Thomson -1
6 Donald Cerrone
7 Nate Diaz
8 Jim Miller
9 Pat Healy
10 Rafael dos Anjos

Welterweight
Champion: Georges St-Pierre
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Carlos Condit
3 Rory MacDonald
4 Demian Maia
5. Jake Ellenberger
6 Martin Kampmann +1
7 Nick Diaz -1
8 Tarec Saffiedine
9 Robbie Lawler
10 Josh Koscheck

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman
1 Anderson Silva
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Yushin Okami
4 Michael Bisping
5 Ronaldo Souza
6 Mark Munoz
7. Constantinos Philippou
8 Luke Rockhold
9 Chael Sonnen
10 Tim Boetsch

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Alexander Gustafsson +1
2 Lyoto Machida -1
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Phil Davis +3
5 Rashad Evans -1
6 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -1
7 Dan Henderson -1
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Gegard Mousasi
10 Ryan Bader

Heavyweight
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Junior dos Santos
2 Daniel Cormier
3 Fabricio Werdum
4 Antonio Silva
5 Alistair Overeem
6 Frank Mir
7 Roy Nelson
8 Travis Browne
9 Stipe Miocic
10 Josh Barnett

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1 Cat Zingano
2 Sarah Kaufman
3 Miesha Tate
4 Sara McMann
5 Liz Carmouche
6 Alexis Davis
7 Amanda Nunes
8 Germaine de Randamie
9 Julie Kedzie
10 Sheila Gaff

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