Rankings Update 6.9.14: Benson Henderson regains no.1 contendership


After each 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. 

This past weekend's Ultimate Fight Night 42 only featured a few fights that had any impact on the division, but of particular note are Benson Henderson's return to the number one contender spot and Bryan Caraway cracking into the top ten in the bantamweight division.

Champion : Anthony Pettis
1     Benson Henderson +1
2     Gilbert Melendez -1
3     Josh Thomson 
4     Khabib Nurmagomedov 
5     Rafael dos Anjos 
6     Donald Cerrone -1
7     Jim Miller 
8     Myles Jury +1
9     Michael Johnson -1
10     Gray Maynard 
11     Rustam Khabilov 
12     Edson Barboza 
13     Bobby Green 
14     Jorge Masvidal 
15     Joe Lauzon 

Champion : TJ Dillashaw
1     Renan Barao 
2     Urijah Faber 
3     Raphael Assuncao 
4     Michael McDonald 
5     Eddie Wineland 
6     Takeya Mizugaki 
7     Iuri Alcantara 
8     Mike Easton 
9     Johnny Eduardo 
10     Bryan Caraway +4
11     Francisco Rivera 
12     Dominick Cruz -2
13     Alex Caceres 
14     Erik Perez -2
15     Wilson Reis 

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Benson Henderson, who was previously ranked second, defeated Rustam Khabilov by submission in the fourth round and is now considered the number one contender. The loss did not affect Khabilov's place in the rankings.

Bryan Caraway was previously ranked fourteenth in the division and now finds himself tenth. Erik Perez dropped two spots from twelfth to fourteenth.

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Phisher site profile image  

6/10/14 1:08 PM by Phisher

Cruz hasn't fought in two and half years, and it will be more than three by the time that he's ready to get back in the cage. He doesn't belong anywhere near a top ten ranking.

EKPOGI site profile image  

6/10/14 1:04 PM by EKPOGI

poor Assuncao

RelativeNoob site profile image  

6/10/14 8:45 AM by RelativeNoob

Bendo definitely deserves to be the #1 contender.

eljamaiquino site profile image  

6/10/14 8:15 AM by eljamaiquino

he should always have been ranked above Gilbert. Benson already beat Melendez, and Gilbert's only win since then was Diego. Benson beat Thompson, and now another top 10 guy.

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

6/10/14 8:08 AM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

Cruz should be taken off the rankings. Having him below guys like Caraway is insulting.

1a1 site profile image  

6/9/14 8:50 PM by 1a1

Yea i am a big bendo fan but i dont wanna see another rematch. I see pettis starching gil and the we can see pettis khabib

TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

6/9/14 8:15 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight

I'm happy for him, but, I don't want to see a 3rd fight with Pettis, I think he's Benson's Kryptonite.

OCMikey site profile image  

6/9/14 8:11 PM by OCMikey

Caraway should absolutely be ranked above Cruz. Every active fighter in the division should.

OCMikey site profile image  

6/9/14 8:09 PM by OCMikey

Um ok

VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

6/9/14 8:07 PM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

I don't think he should be ranked at all until he fights again. Having him on that list is dissengeniuous.