Latest UFC rankings update: Michelle Waterson, Angela Hill hold steady following UFC Vegas 10

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its official rankings in the wake of its UFC Vegas 10 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (Sept. 12, 2020) inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Veteran strawweights Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill battled to a five-round split decision, which ended in favor of “The Karate Hottie.” Since Hill was already ranked below her, the former Invicta champ didn’t climb any rungs on the 115-pound ladder.

    Similarly, Hill performed well enough to hold on to her No. 13 spot. Elsewhere on the charts, 125-pound fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi jumped to No. 7 by outpointing venerable flyweight bruiser Andrea Lee, who like “Overkill,” didn’t lose any ground in the rankings.

    Here’s a refresher on how the rankings work, courtesy of

    Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

    Take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, T = tie, *NR = Not previously ranked).


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


    Champion: Deiveson Figueiredo

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


    Champion: Petr Yan

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



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



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


    Champion: KAMARU USMAN

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



    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. Chris Weidman +1
    10. Uriah Hall -1
    11. Edmen Shahbazyan
    12. Brad Tavares
    13. Omari Akhmedov
    14. Marvin Vettori
    15. Ian Heinisch


    Champion: VACANT

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


    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. Walt Harris
    9. Shamil Abdurakhimov
    10. Augusto Sakai -1
    11. Aleksei Oleinik
    12. (T) Sergei Pavlovich
    12. (T) Blagoy Ivanov +1
    14. Ciryl Gane -1
    15. Tanner Boser


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


    Champion: WEILI ZHANG

    1. Rose Namajunas
    2. Jessica Andrade
    3. Tatiana Suarez
    4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
    5. Nina Ansaroff
    6. Carla Esparza +1
    7. Claudia Gadelha -1
    8. Michelle Waterson
    9. Marina Rodriguez
    10. Yan Xiaonan
    11. Tecia Torres
    12. Amanda Ribas
    13. Angela Hill
    14. Virna Jandiroba
    15. Mackenzie Dern



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


    Champion: AMANDA NUNES

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

    There you have it.

    You can expect these rankings to change around this time next week, particularly in the welterweight division, following this weekend’s UFC Vegas 11: “Covington vs. Woodley” mixed martial arts (MMA) event from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    For much more on that upcoming fight card click here.

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