Source: UFC

UFC RANKINGS

Updated 29/01/2017

The UFC Rankings according to the MMA Banter staff:

FLYWEIGHT - 125lb

Champion: Demetrious Johnson

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

Other notables: Alexandre Pantoja, Geane Herrera, Eric Shelton, Jenel Lausa, Hector Sandoval.

BANTAMWEIGHT- 135lb

Champion: Cody Garbrandt

  1. Dominick Cruz
  2. TJ Dillashaw
  3. Raphael Assuncao
  4. John Lineker
  5. Jimmie Rivera
  6. John Dodson
  7. Bryan Carraway
  8. Aljamain Sterling
  9. Michael McDonald
  10. Thomas Almeida
  11. Johnny Eduardo
  12. Eddie Wineland
  13. Rani Yahya
  14. Pedro Munhoz
  15. Rob Font

Other notables: Erik Perez, Juston Scoggins, Iluri Alacantara, Joe Soto.

FEATHERWEIGHT- 145lb

Champion: Jose Aldo

  1. Max Holloway – Interim Champ
  2. Frankie Edgar
  3. Ricardo Lamas
  4. Cub Swanson
  5. Jeremy Stephens
  6. Yair Rodriguez
  7. Dennis Bermudez
  8. Charles Oliveira
  9. Dooho Choi
  10. Brian Ortega
  11. Darren Elkins
  12. Mirsad Bektic
  13. Renan Barao
  14. Andre Fili
  15. Jason Knight

Other notables: Charles Rosa, Jeremy Kennedy, Hacran Dias. Artem Lobov, Shane Burgos.

LIGHTWEIGHT - 155lb

Champion: Conor McGregor

  1. Tony Ferguson
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  3. Eddie Alvarez
  4. Raphael dos Santos
  5. Nate Diaz
  6. Edson Barboza
  7. Anthony Pettis
  8. Michael Chiesa
  9. Beneil Dariush
  10. Michael Johnson
  11. Dustin Poirer
  12. Francisco Trinaldo
  13. Evan Dunham
  14. Gilbert Milendez
  15. Will Brooks

Other notables: Jim Miller, Rashid Magomedov, Kevin Lee, Joe Lauzon, Claude Patrick, Rustam Khabilov.

WELTERWEIGHT - 170lb

Champion: Tyron Woodley

      1. Stephen Thompson
      2. Robbie Lawler
      3. Damian Maia
      4. Carlos Condit
      5. Jorge Masvidal
      6. Donald Cerrone
      7. Neil Magny
      8. Dong Hyun Kim
      9. Tarec Saffiedine
      10. Gunnar Nelson
      11. Jake Ellenberger
      12. Matt Brown
      13. Kamaru Usman
      14. Leon Edwards
      15. Albert Tumenov
        *Lorenz Larkin and Rick Story not considered due to free agency status.
        *Johny Hendricks moving to middleweight

Other notables: Alan Jouban, Colby Covington, Tim Means, Warley Alves, Alex Oliveira, Vicente Luque, Alex Morono, Mike Perry.

MIDDLEWEIGHT - 170lb

Champion: Michael Bisping

  1. Yoel Romero
  2. Luke Rockhold
  3. Jacare Souza
  4. Chris Weidman
  5. Gegard Mousasi
  6. Robert Whittaker
  7. Anderson Silva
  8. Derek Brunson
  9. Vitor Belfort
  10. Kelvin Gastelum
  11. Krzyszstof Jotko
  12. Thales Leites
  13. Uriah Hall
  14. Sam Alvey
  15. Tim Boetsch

Other notables: Rafael Natal, Rashad Evans, Elias Theodorou, Andrew Sanchez, Hector Lombard, Johny Hendricks, Thiago Santos.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT - 205lb

Champion: Daniel Cormier

  1. Anthony Johnson
  2. Alex Gustafsson
  3. Glover Texeira
  4. Ryan Bader
  5. Jimi Manuwa
  6. Ovince Saint Preux
  7. Misha Cirkunov
  8. Shogun Rua
  9. Corey Anderson
  10. Nikita Krylov
  11. Ilir Latifi
  12. Rogerio Nogueira
  13. Gian Villante
  14. Jan Blachowicz
  15. Patrick Cummins

Other notables: Jaroed Cannonier, Steve Bosse, Tyson Pedro, Paul Craig.

HEAVYWEIGHT - 265lb

Champion: Stipe Miocic

  1. Fabricio Werdum
  2. Cain Velasquez
  3. Alastair Overeem
  4. Junior Dos Santos
  5. Ben Rothwell
  6. Mark Hunt
  7. Derrick Lewis
  8. Francis Ngannou
  9. Andrei Arlovski
  10. Travis Browne
  11. Stefan Struve
  12. Alexander Volkov
  13. Daniel Omielanczuk
  14. Alexsei Oleinik
  15. Timothy Johnson

Other notables: Justin Ledet, Luis Henrique, Anthony Hamilton, Shamil Abdurakhimov, Marcin Tybura.

WOMENS STRAWWEIGHT - 115lb

Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyl

  1. Claudia Gadelha
  2. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  3. Carla Esparza
  4. Jessica Andrade
  5. Rose Namujunas
  6. Tecia Torres
  7. Michelle Waterson
  8. Joanne Calderwood
  9. Paige VanZant
  10. Alexa Grasso
  11. Angela Hill
  12. Maryna Moroz
  13. Nina Ansaroff
  14. Juliana Lima
  15. Jessica Penne

Other notables: Felice Herrig, Valerie Letourneau, Justin Kish, Cortney Casey, Randa Markos, Bec Rawlings.

WOMENS BANTAMWEIGHT - 135lb

Champion: Amanda Nunes

  1. Valentina Shevchenko
  2. Julianna pena
  3. Holly Holm
  4. Ronda Rousey
  5. Raquel Pennington
  6. Cat Zingano
  7. Sarah McMann
  8. Liz Carmouche
  9. Alexis Davis
  10. Germaine de Randamie
  11. Ashlee Evans-Smith
  12. Bethe Correira
  13. Marion Reneau
  14. Katlyn Chookagian
  15. Jessica Eye

Other notables: Leslie Smith, Lauren Murphy.