MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC 215


Now that the Mayweather vs McGregor boxing dream match has taken place, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is ready to kick things back into high gear, so there's no better time than now to update the rankings, which haven't been changed since July. MMAOddsBreaker's Brian Hemminger (
@BrianHemminger) has taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event.

As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update. To access the full MMAOddsBreaker rankings, click here. Disagree? Feel free to give us your take on our rankings either in the comment section here or on Twitter!

Light Heavyweight

1. Jon Jones
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Alexander Gustafsson
4. Volkan Oezdemir
5. Ryan Bader
6. Phil Davis
7. Glover Teixeira
8. Jimi Manuwa
9. Mauricio Rua
10. Ilir Latifi
11. Misha Cirkunov
12. Ovince Saint Preux
13. Patrick Cummins (NR)
14. Tyson Pedro (-1)
15. Khalil Rountree

Tyson Pedro drops a spot after losing a decision to Ilir Latifi at UFC 215. I also replaced Gian Villante with Patrick Cummins due to an oversight since Cummins defeated Villante at a previous event.

Welterweight

1. Tyron Woodley
2. Demian Maia
3. Stephen Thompson
4. Robbie Lawler
5. Rory MacDonald
6. Ben Askren
7. Jorge Masvidal
8. Rafael dos Anjos (NR)
9. Donald Cerrone
10. Kamaru Usman
11. Colby Covington
12. Santiago Ponzinibbio
13. Gunnar Nelson
14. Douglas Lima (+1)
15. Dong Hyun Kim (NR)

Rafael dos Anjos explodes into the welterweight rankings after his one-sided beatdown of Neil Magny at UFC 215. I felt it was only fair to rank RDA above Donald Cerrone since he's already beat him twice. Magny drops out of the rankings with the loss.

Flyweight

1. Demetrious Johnson
2. Henry Cejudo (+2)
3. Joseph Benavidez (-1)
4. Kyoji Horiguchi (-1)
5. Ray Borg
6. Sergio Pettis (+1)
7. Ben Nguyen (+1)
8. Jussier Formiga (+1)
9. Wilson Reis (-3)
10. Tim Elliott
11. Ulka Sasaki
12. Justin Scoggins
13. Brandon Moreno
14. Ali Bagautinov
15. Dustin Ortiz

Henry Cejudo looked like a worldbeater with his second round TKO victory over Wilson Reis last night in a battle of former title challengers. Cejudo's striking continues to develop and I moved him to number two ahead of Joseph Benavides, who he lost a very close and slightly controversial decision to last December.

Women’s Bantamweight

1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Germaine de Randamie
4. Holly Holm
5. Ronda Rousey
6. Ketlen Vieira (NR)
7. Julianna Pena
8. Raquel Pennington
9. Cat Zingano
10. Sara McMann (-4)
11. Alexis Davis (-1)
12. Liz Carmouche (-1)
13. Katlyn Chookagian (-1)
14. Leslie Smith
15. Bethe Correia

Ketlen Vieira explodes into the rankings after she submitted former title challenger Sara McMann in the second round of their UFC 215 preliminary card battle last night. Vieira has now gone 3-0 inside the Octagon and she's starting to look like a legitimate contender in the women's bantamweight division.


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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.
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