UFC rankings 02/24/14: Cormier move to LHW shuffles latest rankings

Daniel Cormier’s arrival in the light heavyweight division has resulted in a wave of changes washing over the latest installment of the UFC Fighter Rankings.

After putting a hurting on Patrick Cummins in his first appearance in the 205-pound weight class, the still unbeaten former Oklahoma State Cowboy and two-time Olympian debuts at No. 6 in the light heavyweight rankings, resting between the oft-injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Cormier’s arrival not only produced a ripple effect in the light heavyweight division, where nine fighters all dropped in the rankings, but also produced a great deal of change at heavyweight. Previously a Top 5 contender, “DC” dropped nine places in the newest version of the rankings, which are formulated through media votes and submissions.

With Cormier coming to a rest at No. 13 in the big boy ranks, eight fighters took a step forward in the rankings, with veteran Minotauro Nogueira moving up two places to No. 11, despite his last victory coming in October 2012.

Fellow UFC 170 winner Mike Pyle earned a two-spot bump to No. 13 in the welterweight rankings as a result of his third-round TKO win over TJ Waldburger, while Canadian Alexis Davis climbed to No. 2 in the women’s bantamweight division on the strength of her split decision victory over Jessica Eye on Saturday.

New rankings are generated within 36 hours of each UFC events, so be sure to stay tuned to FOXSports.com every week to see where the weekend’s winners and losers end up.

UFC FIGHTER RANKINGS (February 24, 2014)

Pound-for-Pound

1 Jon Jones

2 Jose Aldo

3 Renan Barao

4 Cain Velasquez (-1)

5 Demetrious Johnson

6 Chris Weidman

7 Anderson Silva

8 Anthony Pettis

9 Ronda Rousey

10 Johny Hendricks

11 Vitor Belfort

12 Benson Henderson

13 Gilbert Melendez

14 Urijah Faber

15 Alexander Gustafsson

Flyweight

Champion: Demetrious Johnson

1 John Dodson

2 Joseph Benavidez

3 Ian McCall

4 John Moraga

5 Ali Bagautinov

6 John Lineker

7 Jussier Formiga

8 Timothy Elliott

9 Chris Cariaso

10 Zach Makovsky

11 Louis Gaudinot

12 Dustin Ortiz (+1)

13 Scott Jorgensen (-1)

14 Darrell Montague

15 Darren Uyenoyama

Bantamweight

Champion: Renan Barao

1 Urijah Faber

2 Michael McDonald

3 Raphael Assuncao

4 Eddie Wineland

5 TJ Dillashaw

6 Brad Pickett

7 Takeya Mizugaki

8 Mike Easton

9 Iuri Alcantara (+1)

10 Dominick Cruz (-1)

11 Francisco Rivera

12 Erik Perez

13 Alex Caceres

14 Bryan Caraway (+1)

15 Ivan Menjivar

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 Jeremy Stephens

11 Darren Elkins

12 Conor McGregor (+1)

13 Dennis Bermudez (+1)

14 Tatsuya Kawajiri (+1)

15 Erik Koch (-3)

Lightweight

Champion: Anthony Pettis

1 Benson Henderson

2 Gilbert Melendez

3 TJ Grant

4 Josh Thomson

5 Nate Diaz

6 Rafael dos Anjos

7 Khabib Nurmagomedov

8 Donald Cerrone

9 Jim Miller

10 Gray Maynard

11 Edson Barboza

12 Bobby Green

13 Michael Johnson (+1)

14 Rustam Khabilov (-1)

15 Diego Sanchez

Welterweight

Champion:

1 Johny Hendricks

2 Carlos Condit

3 Robbie Lawler

4 Rory MacDonald

5 Jake Ellenberger

6 Demian Maia

7 Jake Shields

8 Matt Brown

9 Tarec Saffiedine

10 Tyron Woodley

11 Dong Hyun Kim

12 Hector Lombard

13 Mike Pyle (+2)

14 Rick Story

15 Josh Koscheck (-2)

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 Alan Belcher

14 Brad Tavares

15 Yoel Romero *NR

Light Heavyweight

Champion: Jon Jones

1 Alexander Gustafsson

2 Glover Teixeira

3 Rashad Evans

4 Phil Davis

5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

6 Daniel Cormier *NR

7 Mauricio Rua (-1)

8 Dan Henderson (-1)

9 Chael Sonnen (-1)

10 Ryan Bader (-1)

11 Jimi Manuwa (-1)

12 Vitor Belfort

13 Gegard Mousasi (-2)

14 James Te-Huna (-1)

15 Rafael Cavalcante (-1)

Heavyweight

Champion: Cain Velasquez

1 Junior Dos Santos

2 Fabricio Werdum

3 Travis Browne

4 Antonio Silva (+1)

5 Josh Barnett (+1)

6 Alistair Overeem (+1)

7 Stipe Miocic (+1)

8 Mark Hunt (+1)

9 Roy Nelson (+1)

10 Frank Mir (+1)

11 Minotauro Nogueira (+2)

12 Gabriel Gonzaga

13 Daniel Cormier (-9)

14 Stefan Struve

15 Brendan Schaub

Women’s Bantamweight

Champion: Ronda Rousey

1 Cat Zingano

2 Alexis Davis (+1)

3 Miesha Tate (-1)

4 Sara McMann

5 Sarah Kaufman (+1)

6 Jessica Eye (-1)

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