Tyron Woodley still ahead of Colby Covington following latest UFC rankings update – MMA Mania

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has updated its official rankings in the wake of the UFC on ESPN 5 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last weekend (Aug. 3, 2019) inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Get complete results and play-by-play here.

Despite a dominant performance (watch it) that earned him the next Welterweight title shot, Colby Covington is still sitting behind former division kingpin, Tyron Woodley, in this latest update. That should go over well. Meanwhile, his opponent, Robbie Lawler, dropped another spot down to No. 12 and is in danger of falling out of the Top 15 altogether if he can’t steer himself out of a three-fight skid.

The biggest mover and shaker from this most recent card is Flyweight upstart Matt Schnell, who rocketed four spots up the 125-pound rankings after his lightning-fast submission over Jordan Espinoza (watch it). The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum is now unbeaten in his past four appearances.

Here’s how the rankings work, courtesy of UFC.com:

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 UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, T = tie, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND

Champion: DANIEL CORMIER

1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Max Holloway +1
5. Amanda Nunes -1
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Kamaru Usman
8. Robert Whittaker
9. Tony Ferguson +1
10. Stipe Miocic -1
11. Conor McGregor
12. Valentina Shevchenko
13. Tyron Woodley
14. Jessica Andrade
15. –

FLYWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Joseph Benavidez
2. Jussier Formiga
3. Deiveson Figueiredo
4. Alexandre Pantoja
5. Sergio Pettis
6. Tim Elliott
7. Brandon Moreno
8. Rogerio Bontorin
9. Matt Schnell +4
10. Ryan Benoit
11. Kai Kara France
12. Jordan Espinosa -3
13. Alex Perez -1
14. Raulian Paiva -1
15. Mark De La Rosa

BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: HENRY CEJUDO

1. Marlon Moraes
2. Aljamain Sterling
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. Petr Yan
5. Pedro Munhoz
6. Dominick Cruz
7. Cody Garbrandt
8. Jimmie Rivera
9. Cory Sandhagen
10. Cody Stamann
11. Rob Font
12. John Dodson
13. Song Yadong
14. Urijah Faber
15. Thomas Almeida

FEATHERWEIGHT

Champion: MAX HOLLOWAY

1. Alexander Volkanovski
2. Brian Ortega
3. Jose Aldo
4. Frankie Edgar
5. Zabit Magomedsharipov
6. Chan Sung Jung
7. Yair Rodriguez
8. Jeremy Stephens
9. Renato Moicano
10. Josh Emmett
11. Calvin Kattar
12. Arnold Allen
13. Shane Burgos
14. Ryan Hall
15. Mirsad Bektic

LIGHTWEIGHT

Champion: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV

1. Dustin Poirier INTERIM
2. Tony Ferguson
3. Conor McGregor
4. Donald Cerrone
5. Justin Gaethje
6. Al Iaquinta
7. Edson Barboza
8. Kevin Lee
9. Anthony Pettis
10. Paul Felder
11. Gregor Gillespie +1
12. Charles Oliveira -1
13. Alexander Hernandez
14. Dan Hooker
15. Islam Makhachev

WELTERWEIGHT

Champion: KAMARU USMAN

1. Tyron Woodley
2. Colby Covington
3. Jorge Masvidal
4. Leon Edwards
5. Rafael dos Anjos
6. Darren Till
7. Stephen Thompson
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Santiago Ponzinibbio
10. Demian Maia +2
11. Ben Askren -1
12. Robbie Lawler -1
13. Elizeu dos Santos
14. Neil Magny
15. Geoff Neal

MIDDLEWEIGHT

Champion: ROBERT WHITTAKER

1. Israel Adesanya (Interim champion)
2. Yoel Romero
3. Kelvin Gastelum
4. Jack Hermansson
5. Ronaldo Souza
6. Chris Weidman
7. Paulo Costa
8. Derek Brunson
9. Jared Cannonier
10. Ian Heinisch
11. Brad Tavares +1
12. Uriah Hall -1
13. Antonio Carlos Junior
14. Anderson Silva +1
15. Krzysztof Jotko NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: JON JONES

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

HEAVYWEIGHT

Champion: DANIEL CORMIER

1. Stipe Miocic
2. Francis Ngannou
3. Junior dos Santos
4. Curtis Blaydes
5. Derrick Lewis
6. Alexander Volkov
7. Alistair Overeem
8. Cain Velasquez
9. Shamil Abdurakhimov
10. Blagoy Ivanov
11. Walt Harris
12. Aleksei Oleinik
13. Tai Tuivasa
14. Marcin Tybura
15. Augusto Sakai

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT

Champion: JESSICA ANDRADE

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

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT

Champion: VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO

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

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT

Champion: AMANDA NUNES

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change around this time next week, particularly in the Welterweight division, after the UFC Fight Night 156: “Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2” event this Saturday night (Aug. 10, 2019) from inside Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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