Source: UFC

UFC RANKINGS

Updated 20/02/2017

The UFC Rankings according to the MMA Banter staff:

FLYWEIGHT - 125lb

Champion: Demetrious Johnson

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

*Kyoto Horiguchi, Ali Bagautinov and Zac Makovsky not considered due to free agency status.
Other notables
: Ulka Sasaki, 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. Korean Zombie
  8. Dennis Bermudez
  9. Charles Oliveira
  10. Dooho Choi
  11. Brian Ortega
  12. Darren Elkins
  13. Mirsad Bektic
  14. Renan Barao
  15. Andre Fili

Other notables: Chas Kelly, Jason Knight, Charles Rosa, Jeremy Kennedy, Hacran Dias.

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, James Vick, Kevin Lee, Marcin Held, Diego Sanchez, Joe Lauzon, Claude Patrick, Rustam Khabilov, Islam Makhavhev Paul Felder. 

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, Ryan LaFlare, Sean Strickland, Santiago Ponzinibbio. 

MIDDLEWEIGHT - 170lb

Champion: Michael Bisping

  1. Yoel Romero
  2. Jacare Souza
  3. Luke Rockhold
  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. Johny Hendricks

Other notables: Tim Boetsch, Rafael Natal, Rashad Evans, Elias Theodorou, Andrew Sanchez, Hector Lombard, Thiago Santos, Cezar Ferreira.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT - 205lb

Champion: Daniel Cormier

  1. Anthony Johnson
  2. Alex Gustafsson
  3. Glover Texeira
  4. Ryan Bader
  5. Jimi Manuwa
  6. Corey Anderson
  7. Shogun Rua
  8. Ovince Saint Preux
  9. Ilir Latifi
  10. Rogerio Nogueira
  11. Gian Villante
  12. Volkan Oezdemir
  13. Jan Blachowicz
  14. Patrick Cummins
  15. Jared Cannonier.
    *Misha Cirkunov and Nikita Krylov not considered due to free agency status

Other notables: Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Steve Bosse, Tyson Pedro, Paul Craig, Jordan Johnson.

HEAVYWEIGHT - 265lb

Champion: Stipe Miocic

  1. Fabricio Werdum
  2. Cain Velasquez
  3. Alastair Overeem
  4. Junior Dos Santos
  5. Ben Rothwell
  6. Derrick Lewis
  7. Francis Ngannou
  8. Mark Hunt
  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, Shamil Abdurakhimov, Marcin Tybura, Curtis Blaydes.

WOMENS STRAWWEIGHT - 115lb

Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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

Other notables: Julianna Lima, Jessica Aguilar, Jessica Penne, Justin Kish, Cortney Casey.

WOMENS BANTAMWEIGHT - 135lb

Champion: Amanda Nunes

  1. Valentina Shevchenko
  2. Julianna pena
  3. Holly Holm
  4. Ronda Rousey
  5. Sara McMann
  6. Raquel Pennington
  7. Cat Zingano
  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.