Official UFC rankings updated following UFC 159

April 30, 2013

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Official UFC rankings updated following UFC 159



The Ultimate Fighting Championships released its official fighter rankings today, following the UFC 159 pay-per-view event that featured Jon Jones run through Chael Sonnen enroute to a victory.

You will notice some changes in the rankings based on performances by top ranked fighters who are gunning for the top position in their respective weight categories.

Enjoy!

Below are the updated UFC.com rankings (+/- = movement in rankings, NR = not ranked last week)

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

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 John Dodson
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
5 Jussier Da Silva
6 Louis Gaudinot
7 Chris Cariaso
8 John Lineker
9 Darren Uyenoyama
10 Timothy 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. Brian Bowles
9 Mike Easton
10 Ivan Menjivar

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

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

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

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

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

Heavyweight
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Junior dos Santos
2 Daniel Cormier
3 Fabrecio Werdum
4 Antonio Silva
5 Alistair Overeem
5 Roy Nelson +1
7 Frank Mir
8 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
9 Mark Hunt
10 Travis Browne

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

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