Johnson up two spots in p4p rankings


After each live event, the UFC polls various members of the media to update its Rankings in each weight division as well as the pound for pound rankings. 

With only a couple meaningful bouts at this past weekend's UFC on FOX 9, mens flyweight and bantamweight rankings is where we saw the most important movement.

Champion : Demetrious Johnson

1 John Dodson +1

2 Joseph Benavidez -1

3 Ian McCall 

4 John Moraga 

5 John Lineker 

6 Jussier Formiga 

7 Ali Bagautinov +2

8 Timothy Elliott 

9 Chris Cariaso -2

10 Louis Gaudinot 

Joseph Benavidez earned his number one contendership and a rematch with Demetrious Johnson, but was defeated by Johnson in the first round this past weekend. With the loss, Benavidez drops to second in the rankings with John Dodson moving up to the new number one contender spot.

Champion : Dominick Cruz

1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion) 

2 Urijah Faber 

3 Michael McDonald 

4 Raphael Assuncao 

5 Eddie Wineland 

6 Brad Pickett 

7 TJ Dillashaw +1

8 Mike Easton +1

9 Takeya Mizugaki +1

10 Scott Jorgensen -3

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Urijah Faber solidifed his position as the number one contender and may likely be heading towards another UFC title shot. With his loss at the UFC on FOX 9, albeit in the flyweight division, Scott Jorgensen moves down three spots, allowing the next guys to all move up one ranking.

Also of note, Demetrious Johnson not only defended his title, but the emphatic win pushed him two spots up in the top pound for pound rankings.

1 Jon Jones 

2 Jose Aldo +1

3 Anderson Silva +1

4 Cain Velasquez +1

5 Demetrious Johnson +2

6 Renan Barao 

7 Anthony Pettis +1

8 Chris Weidman +1

9 Benson Henderson +1

10 Ronda Rousey *NR

Each athlete on this list had moved up one additional spot with the removal of Georges St-Pierre, but the aggregate media moved Johnson up ahead of Renan Barao for this dominant victory of Joseph Benavidez.


tags: Rankings   Ronda Rousey (detail)  


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chadp site profile image  

12/18/13 1:58 AM by chadp

Why is Shields ranked below Maia?

Aaron Becker site profile image  

12/17/13 12:06 PM by Aaron Becker

this is why if you're gonna go by rankings, to go by the sherdog rankings