UFC Rankings Update: Rumble’s Retirement Shakes Up Light Heavyweight

UFC 210 on pay-per-view (PPV) has come and gone from Buffalo, New York, and what a night of fights and controversy the UFC had in store for us.

From Anthony Johnson’s abrupt retirement following his second loss to Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title, to the questionable stoppage of Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi, this week’s rankings update won’t come without a bit of dispute. With ‘Rumble’s’ retirement the 205-pound division opened up, propelling Alexander Gustafsson to the No. 1 spot and moving everyone else in the top ten up one notch as well.

Following Mousasi’s TKO win over Weidman the two middleweights have swapped places in the rankings, with the Dutchman taking over the No. 4-ranked spot. You can check out the full rankings update here below:


POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Conor McGregor
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Jose Aldo
5 Cody Garbrandt
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
8 Dominick Cruz +1
9 Tyron Woodley -1
10 Michael Bisping
11 Amanda Nunes
12 Max Holloway
13 TJ Dillashaw
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov
15 Yoel Romero

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Wilson Reis
4 Ray Borg
5 Jussier Formiga
6 Sergio Pettis
7 Ian McCall
8 Dustin Ortiz
9 Tim Elliott
10 Brandon Moreno
11 John Moraga
12 Louis Smolka
13 Ben Nguyen
14 Alexandre Pantoja
15 Ryan Benoit

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Cody Garbrandt
1 Dominick Cruz
2 TJ Dillashaw
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 John Lineker
5 Jimmie Rivera
6 Bryan Caraway
7 John Dodson
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Thomas Almeida
10 Eddie Wineland
11 Johnny Eduardo
12 Iuri Alcantara
13 Pedro Munhoz
14 Joe Soto
15 Rob Font

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Max Holloway (Interim Champion)
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ricardo Lamas
4 Cub Swanson
5 Jeremy Stephens
6 Chan Sung Jung
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Yair Rodriguez
9 Brian Ortega +1
10 Dennis Bermudez +1
11 Darren Elkins +1
12 Dooho Choi +1
13 Renan Barao +1
14 Mirsad Bektic +1
15 Myles Jury *NR