Befitting a champion, Petr Yan rises to top of men's bantamweight rankings

Petr Yan captured the vacant 135-pound belt on July 11 with a fifth-round TKO of Jose Aldo. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

The men's bantamweight and flyweight divisions have been in flux ever since Henry Cejudo, who at one point ruled both weight classes, stepped away from the sport.

In recent weeks, however, both divisions have found new champions. Petr Yan won the vacant 135-pound belt with a fifth-round TKO of former featherweight titlist Jose Aldo on July 11. And one week later, Deiveson Figueiredo filled the void at 125 pounds, earning the vacant championship with a first-round submission of Joseph Benavidez.

Yan also captured the top spot in the ESPN men's 135-pound rankings.

Figueiredo remains at No. 2 at 125, behind former UFC champ Demetrious Johnson, who now competes for One Championship.

For a list of current UFC champions in all weight classes, click here.

Note: Results are current; rankings as of July 29.

Heavyweight - Light heavyweight - Middleweight - Welterweight
Lightweight - Men's featherweight - Men's bantamweight - Men's flyweight
Women's bantamweight - Women's flyweight - Strawweight

HEAVYWEIGHT (up to 265 pounds)

1. Stipe Miocic

Record: 19-3
Last: W (TKO4) Daniel Cormier, Aug. 17, 2019
Next: Aug. 15 vs. Daniel Cormier


2. Daniel Cormier

Record: 22-2, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO4) Stipe Miocic, Aug. 17, 2019
Next: Aug. 15 vs. Stipe Miocic


3. Francis Ngannou

Record: 15-3
Last: W (KO1) Jairzinho Rozenstruik, May 9
Next: TBD


4. Curtis Blaydes

Record: 14-2, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Alexander Volkov, June 20
Next: TBD


5. Junior dos Santos

Record: 21-7
Last: L (TKO2) Curtis Blaydes, Jan. 25
Next: Aug. 15 vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik


6. Derrick Lewis

Record: 23-7
Last: W (UD) Ilir Latifi, Feb. 8
Next: Aug. 8 vs. Alexey Oleinik


7. Alexander Volkov

Record: 31-8
Last: L (UD) Curtis Blaydes, June 20
Next: TBD


8. Ryan Bader

Record: 27-5, 1 NC
Last: NC Cheick Kongo, Sept. 7
Next: Aug. 21 vs. Vadim Nemkov


9. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Record: 10-1
Last: L (KO1) Francis Ngannou, May 9
Next: Aug. 15 vs. Junior dos Santos


10. Alistair Overeem

Record: 46-18, 1 NC
Last: W (TKO2) Walt Harris, May 16
Next: TBD


LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (up to 205 pounds)

1. Jon Jones

Record: 26-1, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Dominick Reyes, Feb. 8
Next: TBD


2. Ryan Bader

Record: 27-5, 1 NC
Last: NC Cheick Kongo, Sept. 7
Next: Aug. 21 vs. Vadim Nemkov


3. Dominick Reyes

Record: 12-1
Last: L (UD) Jon Jones, Feb. 8
Next: TBD


4. Jan Blachowicz

Record: 26-8
Last: W (KO1) Corey Anderson, Feb. 15
Next: TBD


5. Thiago Santos

Record: 21-7
Last: L (SD) Jon Jones, July 6
Next: TBD


6. Corey Anderson

Record: 13-5
Last: L (KO1) Jan Blachowicz, Feb. 15
Next: TBD


7. Glover Teixeira

Record: 31-7
Last: W (TKO5) Anthony Smith, May 13
Next: TBD


8. Anthony Smith

Record: 33-15
Last: L (TKO5) Glover Teixeira, May 13
Next: Aug. 29 vs. Aleksandar Rakic


9. Jiri Prochazka

Previous ranking: None
Record: 27-3-1
Last: W (KO2) Volkan Oezdemir, July 11
Next: TBD


10. Volkan Oezdemir

Previous ranking: 9
Record: 17-5
Last: L (KO2) Jiri Prochazka, July 11
Next: TBD


MIDDLEWEIGHT (up to 185 pounds)

1. Israel Adesanya

Record: 19-0
Last: W (UD) Yoel Romero, March 7
Next: Sept. 19 vs Paulo Costa


2. Robert Whittaker

Record: 22-5
Last: W (UD) Darren Till, July 25
Next: Oct. 24 vs. Jared Cannonier


3. Paulo Costa

Record: 13-0
Last: W (UD) Yoel Romero, Aug. 17
Next: Sept. 19 vs Israel Adesanya


4. Yoel Romero

Record: 13-5
Last: L (UD) Israel Adesanya, March 7
Next: TBD vs. Uriah Hall


5. Jared Cannonier

Record: 13-4
Last: W (TKO2) Jack Hermansson, Sept. 28
Next: Oct. 24 vs. Robert Whittaker


6. Darren Till

Record: 18-3-1
Last: L (UD) Robert Whittaker, July 25
Next: TBA


7. Jack Hermansson

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 21-5
Last: W (SUB1) Kelvin Gastelum, July 18
Next: TBD


8. Kelvin Gastelum

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 15-6, 1 NC
Last: L (SUB1) Jack Hermansson, July 18
Next: TBD


9. Ronaldo Souza

Record: 26-8 1 NC
Last: L (SD) Jan Blachowicz, Nov. 16
Next: TBD


10. Rafael Lovato Jr.

Record: 10-0
Last: W (MD) Gegard Mousasi, June 22
Next: TBD


WELTERWEIGHT (up to 170 pounds)

1. Kamaru Usman

Record: 17-1
Last: W (UD) Jorge Masvidal, July 11
Next: TBD


2. Colby Covington

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 15-2
Last: L (TKO5) Kamaru Usman, Dec. 14
Next: TBD


3. Douglas Lima

Previous ranking: 4
Record: 32-7
Last: W (UD) Rory MacDonald, Oct. 26
Next: TBD vs. Gegard Mousasi


4. Leon Edwards

Previous ranking: 5
Record: 18-3
Last: W (UD) Rafael dos Anjos, July 20
Next: TBD


5. Gilbert Burns

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 19-3
Last: W (UD) Tyron Woodley, May 30
Next: TBD


6. Jorge Masvidal

Previous ranking: 2
Record: 35-14
Last: L (UD) Kamaru Usman, July 11
Next: TBD


7. Rory MacDonald

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 21-6-1
Last: L (UD) Douglas Lima, Oct. 26
Next: TBD


8. Tyron Woodley

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 19-5-1
Last: L (UD) Gilbert Burns, May 30
Next: TBD


9. Stephen Thompson

Record: 15-4-1
Last: W (UD) Vicente Luque, Nov. 2
Next: TBD


10. Michael Chiesa

Record: 17-4
Last: W (UD) Rafael dos Anjos, Jan. 25
Next: TBD


LIGHTWEIGHT (up to 155 pounds)

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 28-0
Last: W (SUB3) Dustin Poirier, Sept. 7
Next: Oct. 24 vs. Justin Gaethje


2. Justin Gaethje

Record: 22-2
Last: W (TKO5) Tony Ferguson, May 9
Next: Oct. 24 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov


3. Tony Ferguson

Record: 25-4
Last: L (TKO5) Justin Gaethje, May 9
Next: TBD


4. Dustin Poirier

Record: 26-6
Last: W (UD) Dan Hooker, June 27
Next: TBD


5. Dan Hooker

Record: 20-9
Last: L (UD) Dustin Poirier, June 27
Next: TBD


6. Paul Felder

Record: 17-5
Last: L (SD) Dan Hooker, Feb. 22
Next: TBD


7. Conor McGregor

Record: 22-4
Last: W (TKO1) Donald Cerrone, Jan. 18
Next: TBD


8. Charles Oliveira

Record: 29-8, 1 NC
Last: W (SUB3) Kevin Lee, March 14
Next: TBD


9. Michael Chandler

Record: 20-5
Last: W (KO1) Sydney Outlaw, Dec. 28
Next: TBD


10. Patricio Freire

Record: 30-4
Last: W (UD) Juan Archuleta, Sept. 28
Next: TBD


MEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT (up to 145 pounds)

1. Alexander Volkanovski

Record: 22-1
Last: W (SD) Max Holloway, July 11
Next: TBD


2. Max Holloway

Record: 21-6
Last: L (SD) Alexander Volkanovski, July 11
Next: TBD


3. Brian Ortega

Record: 14-1, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO4) Max Holloway, Dec. 8
Next: TBA


4. Patricio Freire

Record: 30-4
Last: W (UD) Juan Archuleta, Sept. 28
Next: TBD vs. Pedro Carvalho


5. Zabit Magomedsharipov

Record: 18-1
Last: W (UD) Calvin Kattar, Nov. 9
Next: TBD


6. Calvin Kattar

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 22-4
Last: W (UD) Dan Ige, July 15
Next: TBD


7. Yair Rodriguez

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 13-2, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Jeremy Stephens, Oct. 18
Next: TBD


8. Chan Sung Jung

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 16-5
Last: W (TKO1) Frankie Edgar, Dec. 21
Next: TBD


9. Josh Emmett

Record: 16-2
Last: W (UD) Shane Burgos, June 20
Next: TBD


10. Shane Burgos

Record: 13-2
Last: L (UD) Josh Emmett, June 20
Next: TBD


MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT (up to 135 pounds)

1. Petr Yan

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 15-1
Last: W (TKO5) Jose Aldo, July 11
Next: TBD


2. Marlon Moraes

Previous ranking: 1
Record: 23-6-1
Last: W (SD) Jose Aldo, Dec. 14
Next: TBD


3. Aljamain Sterling

Previous ranking: 2
Record: 19-3
Last: W (SUB1) Cory Sandhagen, June 6
Next: TBD


4. Cody Garbrandt

Record: 12-3
Last: W (KO2) Raphael Assuncao, June 6
Next: TBD


5. Jose Aldo

Record: 28-7
Last: L (TKO5) Petr Yan, July 11
Next: TBD


6. Cory Sandhagen

Record: 12-2
Last: L (SUB1) Aljamain Sterling, June 6
Next: TBD


7. Pedro Munhoz

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 18-4, 1 NC
Last: L (UD) Aljamain Sterling, June 8
Next: Aug. 15 vs. Frankie Edgar


8. Raphael Assuncao

Record: 27-8
Last: L (KO2) Cody Garbrandt, June 6
Next: TBD


9. Jimmie Rivera

Previous ranking: 10
Record: 23-4
Last: W (UD) Cody Stamann, July 16
Next: TBD


10. Dominick Cruz

Previous ranking: 9
Record: 22-2
Last: L (TKO2) Henry Cejudo, May 9
Next: TBD


MEN'S FLYWEIGHT (up to 125 pounds)

1. Demetrious Johnson

Record: 30-3-1
Last: W (UD) Danny Kingad, Oct. 12
Next: TBD vs. Adriano Moraes


2. Deiveson Figueiredo

Record: 19-1
Last: W (SUB1) Joseph Benavidez, July 18
Next: TBD


3. Brandon Moreno

Previous ranking: 4
Record: 16-5-1
Last: W (UD) Kai Kara-France, Dec. 14
Next: TBD


4. Joseph Benavidez

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 28-7
Last: L (SUB1) Deiveson Figueiredo, July 18
Next: TBD


5. Alex Perez

Record: 24-5
Last: W (TKO2) Jussier Formiga, June 6
Next: TBD


6. Askar Askarov

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 12-0-1
Last: W (UD) Alexandre Pantoja, July 18
Next: TBD


7. Alexandre Pantoja

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 22-5
Last: L (UD) Askar Askarov, July 18
Next: TBD


8. Kai Kara-France

Record: 21-8, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Tyson nam, Feb. 23
Next: TBD


9. Jussier Formiga

Record: 23-8
Last: L (TKO1) Alex Perez, June 6
Next: TBD


10. Rogerio Bontorin

Record: 16-2
Last: L (UD) Ray Borg, Feb. 15
Next: TBD


WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT (up to 135 pounds)

1. Amanda Nunes

Record: 20-4
Last: W (UD) Felicia Spencer, June 6
Next: TBD


2. Germaine de Randamie

Record: 9-4
Last: L (UD) Amanda Nunes, Dec. 14
Next: TBD


3. Aspen Ladd

Record: 9-1
Last: W (TKO3) Yana Kunitskaya, Dec. 7
Next: TBD


4. Julianna Peña

Record: 9-3
Last: W (UD) Nicco Montaño, July 13
Next: TBD


5. Irene Aldana

Record: 12-5
Last: W (KO1) Ketlen Vieira, Dec. 14
Next: TBD


6. Holly Holm

Record: 13-5
Last: W (UD) Raquel Pennington, Jan. 18
Next: TBD


7. Ketlen Vieira

Record: 10-1
Last: L (TKO1) Irene Aldana, Dec. 14
Next: TBD


8. Raquel Pennington

Record: 11-8
Last: W (UD) Marion Reneau, June 20
Next: TBD


9. Cat Zingano

Record: 10-4
Last: L (TKO1) Megan Anderson, Dec. 29
Next: TBD


10. Yana Kunitskaya

Record: 15-5, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO3) Aspen Ladd, Dec. 7
Next: TBD


WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT (up to 125 pounds)

1. Valentina Shevchenko

Record: 19-3
Last: W (TKO3) Katlyn Chookagian, Feb. 8
Next: TBD


2. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Record: 11-0
Last: W (UD) Kate Jackson, Dec. 21
Next: TBD


3. Katlyn Chookagian

Record: 14-3
Last: W (UD) Antonina Shevchenko, May 30
Next: TBD


4. Joanne Calderwood

Record: 14-5
Last: L (SUB1) Jennifer Maia, Aug. 1
Next: TBD


5. Cynthia Calvillo

Previous ranking: None
Record: 9-1-1
Last: W (UD) Jessica Eye, June 13
Next: TBD


6. Lauren Murphy

Previous ranking: 10
Record: 13-4
Last: W (UD) Roxanne Modafferi, June 20
Next: TBD


7. Liz Carmouche

Previous ranking: 5
Record: 13-7
Last: L (UD) Valentina Shevchenko, Aug. 10
Next: TBD vs. Mandy Bohm


8. Jessica Eye

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 15-7, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Viviane Araujo
Next: TBD


9. Jennifer Maia

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 18-6-1
Last: W (SUB1) Joanne Calderwood, Aug. 1
Next: TBD


10. Roxanne Modafferi

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 24-17
Last: L (UD) Lauren Murphy, June 20
Next: Sept. 12 vs. Angela Lee


STRAWWEIGHT (up to 115 pounds)

1. Zhang Weili

Record: 21-1
Last: W (SD) Joanna Jedrzejczyk, March 7
Next: TBD


2. Rose Namajunas

Previous ranking: 4
Record: 9-4
Last: W (SD) Jessica Andrade, July 11
Next: TBD


3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Previous ranking: 2
Record: 16-4
Last: L (SD) Zhang Weili, March 7
Next: TBD


4. Jessica Andrade

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 20-8
Last: L (SD) Rose Namajunas, July 11
Next: TBD


5. Tatiana Suarez

Record: 9-0
Last: W (UD) Nina Ansaroff, June 8, 2019
Next: TBD


6. Carla Esparza

Record: 17-6
Last: W (SD) Marina Rodriguez, July 25
Next: TBD


7. Claudia Gadelha

Record: 18-4
Last: W (SD) Angela Hill, May 16
Next: TBD


8. Nina Ansaroff

Record: 10-6
Last: L (UD) Tatiana Suarez, June 8, 2019
Next: TBD


9. Michelle Waterson

Previous ranking: 10
Record: 17-8
Last: L (SD) Carla Esparza, May 9
Next: TBD


10. Marina Rodriguez

Previous ranking: 9
Record: 12-1-2
Last: L (SD) Carla Esparza, July 25
Next: TBD