UFC rankings 3/18/14: Johny Hendricks claims top spot at welterweight

After defeating Robbie Lawler to claim the vacant UFC welterweight title at UFC 171, Johny Hendricks has taken the top spot in the welterweight division. UFC 171 also caused other major shake-ups in the rankings. Check out the full rankings post-UFC 171 here.

UFC FIGHTER RANKINGS (March 18, 2014)

Pound-for-Pound
1 Jon Jones
2 Jose Aldo
3 Renan Barao
4 Cain Velasquez
5 Demetrious Johnson
6 Chris Weidman
7 Anthony Pettis (+1)
8 Anderson Silva (-1)
9 Johny Hendricks
10 Ronda Rousey
11 Vitor Belfort
12 Benson Henderson
13 Alexander Gustafsson
14 Gilbert Melendez
15 Urijah Faber

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 John Dodson
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
5 Ali Bagautinov
6 John Linkeker
7 Jussier Formiga
8 Timothy Elliott
9 Chris Cariaso
10 Zach Makovsky
11 Brad Pickett
12 Louis Gaudinot
13 Scott Jorgensen (+1)
14 Dustin Ortiz (-1)
15 Darrell Montague

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

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ricardo Lamas
4 Cub Swanson
5 Chan Sung Jung
6 Dustin Poirier
7 Dennis Siver
8 Nik Lentz
9 Clay Guida
10 Dennis Bermudez (+2)
11 Jeremy Stephens (-1)
12 Darren elkins (-1)
13 Conor McGregor
14 Tatsuya Kawajiri
15 Erik Koch  

Lightweight
Champion: Anthony Pettis
1 Benson Henderson
2 Gilbert Melendez
3 TJ Grant
4 Josh Thomson
5 Rafael dos Anjos
6 Nate Diaz
7 Khabib Nurmagomedov
8 Donald Cerrone
9 Jim Miller
10 Gray Maynard
11 Edson Barboza (+1)
12 Michael Johnson (-1)
13 Myles Jury *NR
14 Bobby Green (-1)
15 Rustam Khabilov (-1)

Welterweight
Champion: Johny Hendricks
1 Robbie Lawler (+2)
2 Rory MacDonald (+2)
3 Carlos Condit (-1)
4 Tyron Woodley (+7)
5 Jake Ellenberger
6 Hector Lombard (+6)
7 Matt Brown (+1)
8 Demian Maia (-1)
9 Tarec Saffiedine
10 Dong Hyun Kim
11 Jake Shields (-5)
12 Mike Pyle (+1)
13 Kelvin Gastelum *NR
14 Gunnar Nelson *NR
15 Erick Silva *NR

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman
1 Anderson Silva
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Lyoto Machida
4 Jacare Souza
5 Michael Bisping
6 Luke Rockhold
7 Mark Munoz
8 Tim Kennedy
9 Francis Carmont
10 Costa Philippou
11 Tim Boetsch
12 Gegard Mousasi
13 Brad Tavares (+1)
14 Alan Belcher (-1)
15 Yoel Romero

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Glover Teixeira
3 Rashad Evans
4 Phil Davis
5 Daniel Cormier
6 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Dan Henderson
9 Chael Sonnen
10 Ryan Bader
11 Jimi Manuwa
12 Vitor Belfort
13 Gegard Mousasi
14 Rafael Cavalcante (+1)
15 James Te-Huna (-1)

Heavyweight
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Junior Dos Santos
2 Fabricio Werdum
3 Travis Browne
4 Antonio Silva
5 Josh Barnett
6 Alistair Overeem
7 Stipe Miocic
8 Mark Hunt
9 Roy Nelson
10 Frank Mir
11 Minotauro Nogueira (+1)
12 Gabriel Gonzaga (-1)
13 Stefan Struve
14 Brendan Schaub
15 Daniel Cormier

Women’s Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1 Cat Zingano
2 Alexis Davis
3 Miesha Tate
4 Sara McMann
5 Sarah Kaufman
6 Jessica Eye
7 Liz Carmouche
8 Amanda Nunes
9 Jessica Andrade
10 Julianna Pena
11 Germaine de Randamie
12 Bethe Correia
13 Raquel Pennington
14 Jessamyn Duke
15 Jessica Rakoczy