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UFC Rankings Update: Major drop for Conor McGregor, another former champion removed from top 15

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Published Nov 20, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 IST

Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor.

With UFC Fight Night 164 in the books, the promotion released an updated rankings list which saw many major changes.

The most notable amongst the lot was Conor McGregor slipping down to the 14th position in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Hua was booted out of the Light Heavyweight top 15 on the back of his split-decision draw to Paul Craig at the Sao Paulo show. Ronaldo Jacare Souza, who also competed at the Sao Paulo event and lost to Jan Blachowicz in a drab main event, entered the Light Heavyweight rankings at #15.

There were a few movers in the UFC Middleweight division as fighters in the bottom half of the division rose up by one spot.

Daniel Cormier dropped to #2 in the Light Heavyweight rankings while Thiago Santos moved up to the top spot.

There were also a few changes in the UFC Women's Flyweight division.

Given below are the updated UFC rankings of the divisions that witnessed a change:

Pound-for-pound

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

Middleweight - Champion: Israel Adesanya

  1. Robert Whittaker
  2. Paulo Costa
  3. Yoel Romero
  4. Jared Cannonier
  5. Darren Till
  6. Jack Hermansson
  7. Kelvin Gastelum
  8. Derek Brunson +1
  9. Edmen Shahbazyan +1
  10. Ian Heinisch +1
  11. Uriah Hall +1
  12. Brad Tavares +1
  13. Antonio Carlos Junior +1
  14. Omari Akhmedov +1
  15. Anderson Silva - NR
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Light Heavyweight - Champion: Jon Jones

  1. Thiago Santos +1
  2. Daniel Cormier -1
  3. Anthony Smith
  4. Dominick Reyes
  5. Corey Anderson
  6. Jan Blachowicz
  7. Alexander Gustafsson
  8. Volkan Oezdemir
  9. Glover Teixeira
  10. Aleksandar Rakic
  11. Johnny Walker
  12. Ilir Latifi
  13. Misha Cirkunov
  14. Nikita Krylov +1
  15. Ronaldo Souza - NR

Women's Flyweight - Champion: Valentina Shevchenko

  1. Katlyn Chookagian
  2. Jessica Eye
  3. Joanne Calderwood
  4. Liz Carmouche
  5. Jennifer Maia
  6. Viviane Araujo
  7. Lauren Murphy +1
  8. Roxanne Modafferi +1
  9. Andrea Lee -2
  10. Maycee Barber
  11. Alexis Davis
  12. Montana De La Rosa
  13. Antonina Shevchenko
  14. Mara Romero Borella
  15. Paige VanZant


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Modified Dec 21, 2019
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