Latest UFC Rankings: Donald Cerrone Sits At No. 4 After UFC Ottawa Win One Spot Below Conor Mcgregor

Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone Cracks Top 5 Spot In The Latest UFC Rankings

Following his thrilling five-round war over Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 151 Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone now returns to top 5 in the lightweight division. Meanwhile, Iaquinta dropped to no.6.

Conor Mcgregor still sitting at no.3 despite having not scored a win since 2016.

Cerrone had a chance to win a title back in 2015 when he faced Rafael Dos Anjos however Brazilian finished that fight in 66 seconds via a body kick. After that setback, he moved to the welterweight division. After piling four straight wins, ‘Cowboy’ had a tough time and dropped three in a row. Cerrone fought twice more at 170-pound and gone 1-1 then returned to the lightweight division this past January where he stopped Alex Hernandez.

Another change is bantamweight contender Macy Chiasson who put the division on notice by entering into top 10 after TKO victory.

Cub Swanson opted out of the rankings following a defeat against up and coming featherweight prospect Shane Burgos.

Check out below updated UFC rankings:

Note:

h/t UFC.com

(+/- = movement in rankings)
(T = tie)
( *NR = Not previously ranked)

POUND-FOR-POUND

1 Daniel Cormier
2 Jon Jones
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Henry Cejudo
5 Max Holloway
6 Amanda Nunes
7 Kamaru Usman
8 Dustin Poirier
9 Conor McGregor
10 Robert Whittaker
11 Stipe Miocic
12 Tony Ferguson
13 Tyron Woodley
14 Rose Namajunas
15 Cris Cyborg

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Alexandre Pantoja
4 Deiveson Figueiredo
5 Wilson Reis
6 Tim Elliott
7 Rogerio Bontorin
8 Magomed Bibulatov
9 Ryan Benoit
10 Jordan Espinosa
11 Kai Kara France
12 Eric Shelton
13 Alex Perez
14 Raulian Paiva
15 Matt Schnell

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: VACANT
1 Marlon Moraes
2 Raphael Assuncao
3 Aljamain Sterling
4 Pedro Munhoz
5 Dominick Cruz
6 Cody Garbrandt
7 Jimmie Rivera
8 Corey Sandhagen
9 Petr Yan
10 John Lineker
11 Cody Stamann
12 Rob Font
13 John Dodson
14 Alejandro Perez
15 Thomas Almeida

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo
2 Brian Ortega
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Alexander Volkanovski
5 Renato Moicano
6 Zabit Magomedsharipov
7 Jeremy Stephens
8 Josh Emmett
9 Mirsad Bektic
10 Ricardo Lamas +1
11 Yair Rodriguez +1
12 Chan Sung Jung +1
13 Shane Burgos *NR
14 Darren Elkins
15 Calvin Kattar

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Dustin Poirier (Interim Champion)
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Conor McGregor
4 Donald Cerrone +4
5 Justin Gaethje
6 Al Iaquinta -2
7 Kevin Lee -1
8 Edson Barboza -1
9 Anthony Pettis
10 Paul Felder
11 Gregor Gillespie
12 Alexander Hernandez
13 James Vick
14 Charles Oliveira
15 Islam Makhachev

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: Kamaru Usman
1 Tyron Woodley
2 Colby Covington
3 Rafael Dos Anjos
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Ben Askren
6 Darren Till
7 Stephen Thompson
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Santiago Ponzinibbio
10 Robbie Lawler
11 Leon Edwards
12 Demian Maia
13 Neil Magny
14 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
15 Vincente Luque

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Israel Adesanya (Interim Champion)
2 Yoel Romero
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Kelvin Gastelum
5 Jack Hermansson
6 Ronaldo Souza
7 Chris Weidman
8 Paulo Costa
9 Derek Brunson
10 Jared Cannonier
11 Brad Tavares
12 Antonio Carlos Junior
13 Uriah Hall +1
14 Anderson Silva +1
15 Elias Theodorou -2

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Thiago Santos
4 Anthony Smith
5 Dominick Reyes
6 Jan Blachowicz
7 Volkan Oezdemir
8 Corey Anderson
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Glover Teixeira
11 Jimi Manuwa
12 Johnny Walker
13 Mauricio Rua
14 Misha Cirkunov
15 Nikita Krylov

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic
2 Francis Ngannou
3 Junior Dos Santos
4 Curtis Blaydes
5 Derrick Lewis
6 (T) Alexander Volkov
6 (T) Alistair Overeem
8 Cain Velasquez
9 Aleksei Oleinik
10 Shamil Abdurakhimov
11 Tai Tuivasa
12 Justin Willis
13 Marcin Tybura
14 Blagoy Ivanov
15 Augusto Sakai

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3 Tatiana Suarez
4 Nina Ansaroff
5 Claudia Gadelha
6 Weili Zhang
7 Michelle Waterson
8 Tecia Torres
9 Carla Esparza
10 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
11 Cynthia Calvillo
12 Felice Herrig
13 Alexa Grasso
14 Randa Markos
15 Cortney Casey

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye
2 Katlyn Chookagian
3 Liz Carmouche
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5 Roxanne Modafferi
6 Joanne Calderwood
7 Alexis Davis
8 (T) Lauren Murphy
8 (T) Jennifer Maia
10 Andrea Lee
11 Montana De La Rosa
12 Mara Romero Borella
13 Maycee Barber
14 Paige VanZant
15 Poliana Botelho

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie
2 Holly Holm
3 Ketlen Vieira
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Cat Zingano
6 Aspen Ladd
7 Yana Kunitskaya
8 Marion Reneau
9 Sara McMann
10 Macy Chiasson +4
11 Irene Aldana -1
12 Tonya Evinger -1
13 Bethe Correia -1
14 Lina Lansberg -1
15 Talita Bernardo

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