UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound ranking over Khabib Nurmagomedov with both fighters not competing over the weekend.

Fan favorite Nate Diaz dropped two spots in the lightweight division down to the #8 spot. Diaz last fought Conor McGregor in a welterweight contest at UFC 202 in August of last year where the judges awarded McGregor with a majority decision after five exciting rounds at UFC 202.

Check out the full UFC rankings below:

Note:

*NR – Not Previously Ranked

  • Indicates a move up in ranking

    – Indicates a drop in ranking

POUND-FOR-POUND

1 Demetrious Johnson

2 Conor McGregor

3 Daniel Cormier

4 Jose Aldo

5 Cody Garbrandt

6 Stipe Miocic

7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk

8 Tyron Woodley +1

9 Dominick Cruz -1

10 Michael Bisping

11 Amanda Nunes

12 Max Holloway

13 TJ Dillashaw +1

14 Khabib Nurmagomedov -1

15 Yoel Romero

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Demetrious Johnson

1 Joseph Benavidez

2 Henry Cejudo

3 Jussier Formiga

4 Wilson Reis

5 Sergio Pettis

6 Ian McCall +1

7 Dustin Ortiz -1

8 Ray Borg

9 Brandon Moreno

10 Tim Elliott

11 John Moraga

12 Louis Smolka

13 Ben Nguyen

14 Alexandre Pantoja

15 Ryan Benoit

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Cody Garbrandt

1 Dominick Cruz

2 TJ Dillashaw

3 Raphael Assuncao

4 John Lineker

5 Jimmie Rivera

6 Bryan Caraway

7 John Dodson +2

8 Aljamain Sterling -1

9 Michael McDonald -1

10 Thomas Almeida

11 Eddie Wineland

12 Johnny Eduardo

13 Pedro Munhoz +1

14 Rani Yahya -1

15 Iuri Alcantara

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: Jose Aldo

1 Max Holloway (Interim Champion)

2 Frankie Edgar

3 Ricardo Lamas

4 Cub Swanson

5 Jeremy Stephens

6 Anthony Pettis

7 Chan Sung Jung

8 Charles Oliveira -1

9 Yair Rodriguez -2

10 Brian Ortega

11 Dennis Bermudez

12 Darren Elkins +2

13 Dooho Choi -1

14 Renan Barao +1

15 Mirsad Bektic -2

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: Conor McGregor

1 Khabib Nurmagomedov

2 Tony Ferguson

3 Eddie Alvarez

4 Rafael Dos Anjos

5 Edson Barboza

6 Michael Johnson +1

7 Michael Chiesa +1

8 Nate Diaz -2

9 Beneil Dariush

10 Dustin Poirier

11 Francisco Trinaldo

12 Gilbert Melendez

13 Evan Dunham

14 Al Iaquinta

15 Will Brooks

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: Tyron Woodley

1 Stephen Thompson

2 Robbie Lawler

3 Demian Maia

4 Carlos Condit

5 Neil Magny

6 Jorge Masvidal

7 Dong Hyun Kim

8 Donald Cerrone

9 Gunnar Nelson

10 Tarec Saffiedine

11 Kamaru Usman

12 Ryan LaFlare +1

13 Jake Ellenberger -1

14 Matt Brown

15 Santiago Ponzinibbio

MIDDLEWEIGHT

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 +1

9 Vitor Belfort -1

10 Kelvin Gastelum

11 Krzysztof Jotko

12 Thales Leites

13 Uriah Hall

14 Sam Alvey +1

15 Tim Boetsch -1

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Daniel Cormier

1 Anthony Johnson

2 Alexander Gustafsson

3 Glover Teixeira

4 Jimi Manuwa +1

5 Ryan Bader -1

6 Mauricio Rua

7 Corey Anderson

8 Volkan Oezdemir +1

9 Ovince Saint Preux -1

10 Ilir Latifi

11 Rogerio Nogueira

12 Gian Villante

13 Patrick Cummins

14 Jan Blachowicz

15 Misha Cirkunov *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Stipe Miocic

1 Fabricio Werdum

2 Cain Velasquez

3 Alistair Overeem

4 Junior Dos Santos

5 Ben Rothwell

6 Francis Ngannou

7 Derrick Lewis

8 Mark Hunt

9 Andrei Arlovski

10 Travis Browne

11 Stefan Struve

12 Alexander Volkov

13 Daniel Omielanczuk

14 Aleksei Oleinik

15 Tim Johnson

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

1 Claudia Gadelha

2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz

3 Jessica Andrade

4 Rose Namajunas

5 Tecia Torres

6 Michelle Waterson

7 Joanne Calderwood

8 Carla Esparza

9 Randa Markos

10 Maryna Moroz +1

11 Paige VanZant -1

12 Felice Herrig

13 Jessica Aguilar

14 Jessica Penne

15 Justine Kish

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Amanda Nunes

1 Valentina Shevchenko

2 Julianna Pena

3 Ronda Rousey -1

4 Holly Holm

5 Raquel Pennington

6 Sara McMann

7 Cat Zingano

8 Liz Carmouche

9 Bethe Correia

10 Germaine de Randamie

11 Alexis Davis

12 Ashlee Evans-Smith

13 Marion Reneau

13 Jessica Eye +1

15 Leslie Smith

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/7/2017.

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