UFC rankings update: Anthony Smith gains ground at light heavyweight – BJPENN.COM

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The official UFC rankings have been updated after last Saturdays UFC Vegas 15 card, and there have been a handful of interesting changes.

While the card lost its originally scheduled Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis fight at the last minute, it still featured one ranked fighter as top-15 light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith submitted Devin Clark in the short-notice main event.

That win was enough to move Smith ahead of his former victim Volkan Oezdemir in the light heavyweight rankings. Smith and Oezdemir were previously tied at No. 6, but after UFC Vegas 15, Smith stayed put at six, while Oezdemir dropped down to No. 7.

See the updated UFC rankings below (via MMA Mania):

Note: +/- = movement in rankings *NR = Not previously ranked (T) = Tie

MENS POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2. Jon Jones 3. Israel Adesanya 4. Stipe Miocic 5. Kamaru Usman 6. Alexander Volkanovski 7. Dustin Poirier 8. Max Holloway 9. Petr Yan 10. Justin Gaethje 11. Deiveson Figueiredo 12. Conor McGregor 13. Robert Whittaker 14. Tony Ferguson 15. Francis Ngannou

FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

1. Brandon Moreno 2. Joseph Benavidez 3. Askar Askarov 4. Alex Perez 5. Alexandre Pantoja 6. Brandon Royval 7. (T) Kai Kara France 7. (T) Rogerio Bontorin +1 9. Matt Schnell 10. Raulian Paiva 11. David Dvorak 12. Tim Elliott 13. Tyson Nam +1 14. Jordan Espinosa -1 15. Amir Albazi

BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Petr Yan

1. Aljamain Sterling 2. Cory Sandhagen 3. Marlon Moraes 4. Cody Garbrandt 5. Frankie Edgar 6. Pedro Munhoz 7. Jose Aldo 8. Jimmie Rivera 9. Raphael Assuncao 10. Dominick Cruz 11. Rob Font 12. Merab Dvalishvili 13. Cody Stamann 14. Song Yadong 15. Marlon Vera

FEATHERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ALEXANDER VOLKANOVSKI

1. Max Holloway 2. Brian Ortega 3. Zabit Magomedsharipov 4. Yair Rodriguez 5. Chan Sung Jung 6. Calvin Kattar 7. Josh Emmett 8. (T) Jeremy Stephens 8. (T) Arnold Allen 10. Sodiq Yusuff 11. Dan Ige 12. Shane Burgos 13. Ryan Hall 14. Bryce Mitchell 15. Edson Barboza

LIGHTWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Justin Gaethje 2. Dustin Poirier 3. Tony Ferguson 4. Conor McGregor 5. Dan Hooker 6. Rafael dos Anjos 7. Charles Oliveira -1 8. Paul Felder 9. Diego Ferreira 10. Al Iaquinta 11. Kevin Lee 12. Beneil Dariush 13. Islam Makhachev 14. Gregor Gillespie 15. Drew Dober

WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Colby Covington 2. Gilbert Burns 3. Leon Edwards 4. Jorge Masvidal 5. Stephen Thompson 6. Tyron Woodley 7. Demian Maia 8. Michael Chiesa 9. Neil Magny 10. Vicente Luque 11. Geoff Neal 12. Anthony Pettis 13. Belal Muhammed 14. Robbie Lawler 15. Khamzat Chimaev

MIDDLEWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: ISRAEL ADESANYA

1. Robert Whittaker 2. Paulo Costa 3. Jared Cannonier 4. Jack Hermansson 5. Yoel Romero 6. Darren Till 7. Derek Brunson 8. Kelvin Gastelum 9. Uriah Hall 10. Chris Weidman 11. Edmen Shahbazyan 12. Omari Akhmedov 13. Marvin Vettori 14. Brad Tavares 15. Ian Heinisch

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: Jan Blachowicz

1. Glover Teixeira 2. Thiago Santos 3. Dominick Reyes 4. Aleksandar Rakic 5. Jiri Prochazka 6. Anthony Smith 7. Volkan Oezdemir -1 8. Nikita Krylov 9. Johnny Walker 10. Misha Cirkunov 11. Magomed Ankalaev 12. Ryan Spann 13. Jim Crute 14. Paul Craig 15. Ovince Saint Preux

HEAVYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: STIPE MIOCIC

1. Francis Ngannou 2. Curtis Blaydes 3. Jairzinho Rozenstruik 4. Derrick Lewis 5. Alistair Overeem 6. Alexander Volkov 7. Junior dos Santos 8. Shamil Abdurakhimov 9. Augusto Sakai 10. Aleksei Oleinik 11. Walt Harris 12. Sergei Pavlovich 13. Blagoy Ivanov 14. Ciryl Gane 15. Andrei Arlovski

WOMENS POUND-FOR-POUND RANKINGS

1. Amanda Nunes 2. Valentina Shevchenko 3. Weili Zhang 4. Rose Namajunas 5. Jessica Andrade 6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 7. Germaine De Randamie 8. Holly Holm 9. Aspen Ladd 10. Katlyn Chookagian 11. Nina Ansaroff 12. Cynthia Calvillo 13. Yan Xiaonan 14. Claudia Gadelha 15. Julianna Pena

WOMENS STRAWWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: WEILI ZHANG

1. Rose Namajunas 2. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 3. Yan Xiaonan 4. Carla Esparza 5. Nina Ansaroff 6. Claudia Gadelha 7. Michelle Waterson 8. Marina Rodriguez 9. (T) Tecia Torres 9. (T) Amanda Ribas 11. Mackenzie Dern 12. Angela Hill 13. Virna Jandiroba 14. Felice Herrig 15. Livinha Souza

WOMENS FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

1. Jessica Andrade 2. Katlyn Chookagian 3. Lauren Murphy 4. Cynthia Calvillo 5. Jennifer Maia 6. Jessica Eye 7. Joanne Calderwood 8. Roxanne Modafferi 9. Viviane Araujo 10. Maycee Barber 11. Andrea Lee 12. Gillian Robertson 13. Alexis Davis 14. Antonina Shevchenko 15. Montana De La Rosa

WOMENS BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

1. Germaine de Randamie 2. Holly Holm 3. Aspen Ladd 4. Raquel Pennington 5. Irene Aldana 6. Julianna Pena 7. Ketlen Vieira 8. Yana Kunitskaya 9. Sara McMann 10. Marion Reneau 11. Lina Lansberg 12. Macy Chiasson 13. Sijara Eubanks 14. Pannie Kianzad 15. Julia Avila

What do you think of the updated UFC rankings?

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