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