New rankings! Tyron Woodley exits Top 5 following Colby Covington loss at UFC Vegas 11

New rankings! Tyron Woodley exits Top 5 following Colby Covington loss at UFC Vegas 11

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its official rankings in the wake of its UFC Vegas 11 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (Sept. 19, 2020) inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley continued his 170-pound free fall, dropping to No. 7 following his third consecutive loss, courtesy of longtime rival Colby Covington, who takes over the No. 2 spot with his fifth-round finish.

Much to the chagrin of Gilbert Burns.

Despite his sensational 17-second knockout over Gerald Meerschaert (watch it here), undefeated prospect Khamzat Chimaev will not make his debut in the official rankings just yet, simply because “Borz” has yet to face (and defeat) a ranked opponent.

Here’s a refresher on how the rankings work, courtesy of UFC.com:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

Take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, T = tie, *NR = Not previously ranked).

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Jon Jones

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov

3. Stipe Miocic

4. Israel Adesanya

5. Kamaru Usman

6. Alexander Volkanovski

7. Justin Gaethje

8. Dustin Poirier

9. Max Holloway

10. Conor McGregor

11. Petr Yan

12. Tony Ferguson +2

13. Robert Whittaker -1

14. Deiveson Figueiredo -1

15. Francis Ngannou

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

1. Joseph Benavidez

2. Brandon Moreno

3. Askar Askarov

4. Alex Perez

5. Alexandre Pantoja

6. Jussier Formiga

7. Kai Kara France

8. Rogerio Bontorin

9. Brandon Royval +1

10. Matt Schnell -1

11. (T) Raulian Paiva

11. (T) David Dvorak +3

13. Tim Elliott -1

14. Jordan Espinosa -1

15. Tyson Nam *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Petr Yan

1. Marlon Moraes

2. Aljamain Sterling

3. Cody Garbrandt

4. Cory Sandhagen

5. Frankie Edgar

6. Pedro Munhoz

7. Jose Aldo

8. Jimmie Rivera

9. Raphael Assuncao

10. Dominick Cruz +1

11. Rob Font -1

12. Cody Stamann

13. Merab Dvalishvili

14. Song Yadong

15. Marlon Vera

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

1. Max Holloway

2. Brian Ortega

3. Zabit Magomedsharipov

4. Chan Sung Jung

5. Yair Rodriguez

6. Calvin Kattar

7. Josh Emmett

8. Jeremy Stephens

9. Arnold Allen

10. Dan Ige

11. Sodiq Yusuff

12. Ryan Hall

13. Shane Burgos

14. Edson Barboza +1

15. Bryce Mitchell *NR

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Justin Gaethje

2. Dustin Poirier

3. Tony Ferguson

4. Dan Hooker +1

5. Conor McGregor -1

6. Charles Oliveira

7. Paul Felder

8. Diego Ferreira

9. Al Iaquinta

10. Kevin Lee

11. Beneil Dariush

12. Islam Makhachev

13. Gregor Gillespie

14. Drew Dober +1

15. Donald Cerrone -1

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Colby Covington +1

2. Gilbert Burns -1

3. Leon Edwards

4. Jorge Masvidal

5. Stephen Thompson +1

6. Demian Maia +1

7. Tyron Woodley -2

8. Michael Chiesa

9. Rafael dos Anjos

10. (T) Vicente Luque

10. (T) Neil Magny +1

12. Geoff Neal

13. Nate Diaz

14. Anthony Pettis

15. Robbie Lawler

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker

2. Paulo Costa

3. Jared Cannonier

4. Jack Hermansson

5. Yoel Romero

6. Darren Till

7. Derek Brunson

8. Kelvin Gastelum

9. Chris Weidman

10. Uriah Hall

11. Edmen Shahbazyan

12. Brad Tavares

13. Omari Akhmedov

14. Marvin Vettori

15. Ian Heinisch

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: VACANT

1. Dominick Reyes

2. Thiago Santos

3. Jan Blachowicz

4. Glover Teixeira

5. Aleksandar Rakic

6. Jiri Prochazka

7. Volkan Oezdemir

8. Anthony Smith

9. Nikita Krylov

10. Johnny Walker +1

11. Misha Cirkunov -1

12. Ryan Spann

13. Magomed Ankalaev

14. Mauricio Rua

15. Paul Craig

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Francis Ngannou

2. Curtis Blaydes

3. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

4. Derrick Lewis

5. Alistair Overeem

6. Alexander Volkov

7. Junior dos Santos

8. Walt Harris

9. Shamil Abdurakhimov

10. Augusto Sakai

11. Aleksei Oleinik

12. (T) Sergei Pavlovich

12. (T) Blagoy Ivanov

14. Ciryl Gane

15. Tanner Boser

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Amanda Nunes

2. Weili Zhang

3. Valentina Shevchenko

4. Rose Namajunas

5. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

6. Jessica Andrade

7. Tatiana Suarez

8. Holly Holm

9. Germaine De Randamie

10. Aspen Ladd

11. Katlyn Chookagian

12. Claudia Gadelha

13. Cynthia Calvillo

14. Julianna Pena

15. Nina Ansaroff

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

1. Rose Namajunas

2. Jessica Andrade

3. Tatiana Suarez

4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

5. Nina Ansaroff

6. Carla Esparza

7. Claudia Gadelha

8. Michelle Waterson

9. Marina Rodriguez

10. Yan Xiaonan

11. Tecia Torres

12. Amanda Ribas

13. Angela Hill

14. Mackenzie Dern +1

15. Virna Jandiroba -1

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Katlyn Chookagian

2. Cynthia Calvillo

3. Jennifer Maia

4. Lauren Murphy

5. Jessica Eye

6. Joanne Calderwood

7. Roxanne Modafferi

8. Viviane Araujo

9. Andrea Lee

10. Maycee Barber

11. Alexis Davis

12. Montana De La Rosa

13. Antonina Shevchenko

14. Alexa Grasso

15. Gillian Robertson

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie

2. Holly Holm

3. Aspen Ladd

4. Julianna Pena

5. Raquel Pennington

6. Irene Aldana

7. Ketlen Vieira

8. Yana Kunitskaya

9. Sara McMann

10. Marion Reneau

11. Macy Chiasson

12. Lina Lansberg

13. Sijara Eubanks

14. Pannie Kianzad

15. Julia Avila

There you have it.

You can expect these rankings to change around this time next week, particularly in the middleweight division, following this weekend’s UFC 253: “Adesanya vs. Costa” pay-per-view (PPV) event from inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.

For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.

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