Jorge Masvidal, Douglas Lima shake up welterweight rankings

Jorge Masvidal celebrates his UFC 244 victory alongside his favorite boxer, legend Roberto Duran. Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Jorge Masvidal took home the BMF belt at UFC 244. Douglas Lima walked away with a big check after winning the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix, at the same time recapturing his 170-pound championship. And for those recent achievements, these two welterweights make the biggest moves in the latest ESPN divisional rankings.

They are not alone, however, in shaking things up. Darren Till enters the middleweight rankings after winning his first bout in that division. Kevin Lee, after a successful return to lightweight, enters the 155-pound Top 10. And Yair Rodriguez, fresh off a grudge-match victory, makes his debut in the featherweight rankings.

There's movement elsewhere as well. Check out my rankings within each MMA weight division by clicking on the links below.

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

Note: Results are current; rankings as of Nov. 5.

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
Next: TBD

2. Daniel Cormier

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

3. Francis Ngannou

Record: 14-3
Last: W (TKO1) Junior dos Santos, June 29
Next: March 28 vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

4. Curtis Blaydes

Record: 12-2, 1 NC
Last: W (TKO2) Shamil Abdurakhimov, Sept. 7
Next: Jan. 25 vs. Junior dos Santos

5. Junior dos Santos

Record: 21-6
Last: L (TKO1) Francis Ngannou, June 29
Next: Jan. 25 vs. Curtis Blaydes

6. Derrick Lewis

Record: 22-7
Last: W (SD) Blagoy Ivanov, Nov. 2
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Ilir Latifi

7. Alexander Volkov

Record: 31-7
Last: W (UD) Greg Hardy, Nov. 9
Next: TBD

8. Alistair Overeem

Record: 45-18, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO5) Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Dec. 7
Next: TBD

9. Ryan Bader

Record: 27-5, 1 NC
Last: NC Cheick Kongo, Sept. 7
Next: TBD

10. Cheick Kongo

Record: 30-10-2, 1 NC
Last: NC Ryan Bader, Sept. 7
Next: TBD

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (up to 205 pounds)

1. Jon Jones

Record: 25-1, 1 NC
Last: W (SD) Thiago Santos, July 6
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Dominick Reyes

2. Ryan Bader

Record: 27-5, 1 NC
Last: NC Cheick Kongo, Sept. 7
Next: TBD

3. Anthony Smith

Record: 32-14
Last: W (SUB4) Alexander Gustafsson, June 1
Next: TBD

4. Dominick Reyes

Record: 12-0
Last: W (TKO1) Chris Weidman, Oct. 18
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Jon Jones

5. Corey Anderson

Record: 13-4
Last: W (TKO1) Johnny Walker, Nov. 2
Next: Feb. 15 vs. Jan Blachowicz

6. Thiago Santos

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

7. Jan Blachowicz

Record: 25-9
Last: W (SD) Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Nov. 16
Next: Feb. 15 vs. Corey Anderson

8. Volkan Oezdemir

Record: 17-4
Last: W (SD) Aleksandar Rakic, Dec. 21
Next: TBD

9. Glover Teixeira

Record: 30-7
Last: W (SD) Nikita Krylov, Sept. 14
Next: TBD

10. Aleksandar Rakic

Record: 12-2
Last: L (SD) Volkan Oezdemir, Dec. 21
Next: TBD

MIDDLEWEIGHT (up to 185 pounds)

1. Israel Adesanya

Record: 18-0
Last: W (TKO2) Robert Whittaker, Oct. 6
Next: TBD

2. Robert Whittaker

Record: 20-5
Last: L (TKO2) Israel Adesanya, Oct. 6
Next: March 7 vs. Jared Cannonier

3. Paulo Costa

Record: 13-0
Last: W (UD) Yoel Romero, Aug. 17
Next: TBD

4. Yoel Romero

Record: 13-4
Last: L (UD) Paulo Costa, Aug. 17
Next: TBD

5. Jared Cannonier

Record: 13-4
Last: W (TKO2) Jack Hermansson, Sept. 28
Next: March 7 vs. Robert Whittaker

6. Darren Till

Record: 18-2-1
Last: W (SD) Kelvin Gastelum, Nov. 2
Next: TBD

7. Kelvin Gastelum

Record: 15-5, 1 NC
Last: L (SD) Darren Till, Nov. 2
Next: TBD

8. Jack Hermansson

Record: 20-4
Last: L (TKO2) Jared Cannonier, Sept. 28
Next: TBD

9. Ronaldo Souza

Record: 26-8 1 NC
Last: L (SD) Jan Blachowicz, Nov. 16
Next: April 18 vs. Uriah Hall

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: 16-1
Last: W (TKO5) Colby Covington, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

2. Colby Covington

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

3. Jorge Masvidal

Record: 35-13
Last: W (TKO3) Nate Diaz, Nov. 2
Next: TBD

4. Douglas Lima

Record: 32-7
Last: W (UD) Rory MacDonald, Oct. 26
Next: TBD

5. Tyron Woodley

Record: 19-4-1
Last: L (UD) Kamaru Usman, March 2
Next: TBD

6. Leon Edwards

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

7. Rory MacDonald

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

8. Stephen Thompson

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

9. Rafael dos Anjos

Record: 29-12
Last: L (UD) Leon Edwards, July 20
Next: Jan. 25 vs. Michael Chiesa

10. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Record: 27-3
Last: W (KO4) Neil Magny, Nov. 17
Next: TBD

LIGHTWEIGHT (up to 155 pounds)

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 28-0
Last: W (SUB3) Dustin Poirier, Sept. 7
Next: April 18 vs. Tony Ferguson

2. Tony Ferguson

Record: 25-3
Last: W (TKO2) Donald Cerrone, June 8
Next: April 18 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

3. Dustin Poirier

Record: 25-6
Last: L (SUB3) Khabib Nurmagomedov, Sept. 7
Next: TBD

4. Justin Gaethje

Record: 21-2
Last: W (TKO1) Donald Cerrone, Sept. 14
Next: TBD

5. Donald Cerrone

Record: 36-13, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO1) Justin Gaethje, Sept. 14
Next: Jan. 18 vs. Conor McGregor

6. Paul Felder

Record: 17-4
Last: W (SD) Edson Barboza, Sept. 7
Next: Feb. 22 vs. Dan Hooker

7. Michael Chandler

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

8. Dan Hooker

Record: 19-8
Last: W (UD) Al Iaquinta, Oct. 6
Next: Feb. 22 vs. Paul Felder

9. Patricio Freire

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

10. Kevin Lee

Record: 18-5
Last: W (KO1) Gregor Gillespie, Nov. 2
Next: TBD

MEN'S FEATHERWEIGHT (up to 145 pounds)

1. Max Holloway

Record: 21-5
Last: L (UD) Alexander Volkanovski, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

2. Alexander Volkanovski

Record: 21-1
Last: W (UD) Max Holloway, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

3. Brian Ortega

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

4. Jose Aldo

Record: 28-6
Last: L (SD) Marlon Moraes, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

5. Patricio Freire

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

6. Zabit Magomedsharipov

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

7. Yair Rodriguez

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

8. Chan Sung Jung

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

9. Frankie Edgar

Record: 22-8-1
Last: L (TKO1) Chan Sung Jung, Dec. 21
Next: TBD

10. Josh Emmett

Record: 15-2
Last: W (TKO2) Mirsad Bektic, July 13
Next: TBD


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MEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT (up to 135 pounds)

1. Henry Cejudo

Record: 15-2
Last: W (TKO3) Marlon Moraes, June 8
Next: TBD

2. Marlon Moraes

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

3. Aljamain Sterling

Record: 18-3
Last: W (UD) Pedro Munhoz, June 8
Next: TBD

4. Dominick Cruz

Record: 22-2
Last: L (UD) Cody Garbrandt, Dec. 30, 2016
Next: TBD

5. Cory Sandhagen

Record: 12-1
Last: W (UD) Raphael Assuncao, Aug. 17
Next: TBD

6. Petr Yan

Record: 14-1
Last: W (KO3) Urijah Faber, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

7. Raphael Assuncao

Record: 27-7
Last: L (UD) Cory Sandhagen, Aug. 17
Next: March 28 vs. Cody Garbrandt

8. Pedro Munhoz

Record: 18-4, 1 NC
Last: L (UD) Aljamain Sterling, June 8
Next: TBD

9. Cody Garbrandt

Record: 11-3
Last: L (TKO1) Pedro Munhoz, March 2
Next: March 28 vs. Raphael Assuncao

10. Kyoji Horiguchi

Record: 28-3
Last: L (TKO1) Kai Asakura, Aug. 18
Next: TBD

MEN'S FLYWEIGHT (up to 125 pounds)

1. Henry Cejudo

Record: 15-2
Last: W (TKO3) Marlon Moraes, June 8
Next: TBD

2. Demetrious Johnson

Record: 30-3-1
Last: W (UD) Dannyu Kingad, Oct. 12
Next: TBD

3. Joseph Benavidez

Record: 28-5
Last: W (TKO2) Jussier Formiga, June 29
Next: Feb. 29 vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

4. Deiveson Figueiredo

Record: 17-1
Last: W (SUB1) Tim Elliott, Oct. 12
Next: Feb. 29 vs. Joseph Benavidez

5. Jussier Formiga

Record: 23-6
Last: L (TKO2) Joseph Benavidez, June 29
Next: TBD

6. Alexandre Pantoja

Record: 22-4
Last: W (TKO1) Matt Schnell, Dec. 21
Next: TBD

7. Rogerio Bontorin

Record: 16-1
Last: W (TKO1) Raulian Paiva, Aug. 10
Next: TBD

8. Alex Perez

Record: 21-5
Last: L (TKO1) Joseph Benavidez, Nov. 30
Next: TBD

9. Sergio Pettis

Record: 18-5
Last: W (UD) Tyson Nam, Sept. 21
Next: TBD

10. Matt Schnell

Record: 14-4
Last: L (TKO1) Alexandre Pantoja, Dec. 21
Next: TBD

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT (up to 135 pounds)

1. Amanda Nunes

Record: 19-4
Last: W (UD) Germaine de Randamie, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

2. Germaine de Randamie

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

3. Ketlen Vieira

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

4. Aspen Ladd

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

5. Julianna Peña

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

6. Holly Holm

Record: 12-5
Last: L (TKO1) Amanda Nunes, July 6
Next: Jan. 18 vs. Raquel Pennington

7. Raquel Pennington

Record: 9-7
Last: L (UD) Germaine de Randamie, Nov. 11
Next: Jan. 18 vs. Holly Holm

8. Cat Zingano

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

9. Yana Kunitskaya

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

10. Marion Reneau

Record: 9-5-1
Last: L (UD) Yana Kunitskaya, March 9
Next: TBD

WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT (up to 125 pounds)

1. Valentina Shevchenko

Record: 18-3
Last: W (UD) Liz Carmouche, Aug. 10
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Katlyn Chookagian

2. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

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

3. Katlyn Chookagian

Record: 13-2
Last: W (UD) Jennifer Maia, Nov. 2
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Valentina Shevchenko

4. Joanne Calderwood

Record: 14-4
Last: W (SD) Andrea Lee, Sept. 7
Next: TBD

5. Liz Carmouche

Record: 13-7
Last: L (UD) Valentina Shevchenko, Aug. 10
Next: TBD

6. Jessica Eye

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

7. Viviane Araujo

Record: 8-2
Last: L (UD) Jessica Eye, Dec. 14
Next: TBD

8. Andrea Lee

Record: 11-3
Last: L (SD) Joanne Calderwood, Sept. 7
Next: Feb. 8 vs. Lauren Murphy

9. Jennifer Maia

Record: 17-6-1
Last: L (UD) Katlyn Chookagian, Nov. 2
Next: TBD

10. Roxanne Modafferi

Record: 23-16
Last: L (UD) Jessica Maia, July 20
Next: Jan. 18 vs. Maycee Barber


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STRAWWEIGHT (up to 115 pounds)

1. Zhang Weili

Record: 20-1
Last: W (TKO1) Jessica Andrade, Aug. 31
Next: March 7 vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

2. Jessica Andrade

Record: 20-7
Last: L (TKO1) Zhang Weili, Aug. 31
Next: TBD

3. Rose Namajunas

Record: 8-4
Last: L (TKO2) Jessica Andrade, May 11
Next: TBD

4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Record: 16-3
Last: W (UD) Michelle Waterson, Oct. 12
Next: March 7 vs. Zhang Weili

5. Tatiana Suarez

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

6. Michelle Waterson

Record: 17-7
Last: L (UD) Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Oct. 12
Next: TBD

7. Nina Ansaroff

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

8. Claudia Gadelha

Record: 17-4
Last: W (UD) Randa Markos, July 6
Next: Jan. 18 vs Alexa Grasso

9. Carla Esparza

Record: 15-6
Last: W (MD) Alexa Grasso, Sept. 21
Next: TBD

10. Alexa Grasso

Record: 11-3
Last: L (MD) Carla Esparza, Sept. 21
Next: TBD