MMAOddsBreaker Rankings Update: Post-UFC 216


With UFC 216 and Bellator 184 taking place this past weekend, it's time to update the MMA rankings once more. 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!

Pound-for-Pound

1. Demetrious Johnson
2. Jon Jones
3. Conor McGregor
4. TJ Dillashaw
5. Stipe Miocic
6. Max Holloway
7. Daniel Cormier
8. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
9. Khabib Nurmagomedov
10. Cody Garbrandt
11. Tony Ferguson (+2)
12. Tyron Woodley (-1)
13. Amanda Nunes (-1)
14. Robert Whittaker
15. Frankie Edgar

Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee in the main event of UFC 216 via third round triangle choke submission. Ferguson is now riding a ridiculous 10-fight winning streak in the UFC and he has finished fights standing, on his back and from top position on the ground. He's capable of finishing a fight anywhere and deserves some bonus pound-for-pound praise.


Flyweight

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

John Moraga didn't just win at UFC 216, he violently knocked out Magomed Bibulatov, one of the top prospects in any weight class on the entire UFC roster. Bibulatov was 14-0 at the time, was a former World Series of Fighting flyweight champion and had quality wins on his record....and Moraga knocked him out in just 98 seconds. The former UFC flyweight title challenger has now won two fights in a row, putting himself back in the mix among 125-pound contenders.


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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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