MMA Rankings: Rothwell, Johnson can’t move up despite big wins

Despite scoring a big victory over Josh Barnett on Saturday night, Ben Rothwell finds himself in the same spot in this week’s rankings.

Rothwell was already at No. 5 and remains there behind a very strong top four in the division.

Barnett, however, fell down to No. 10 after the loss on the UFC on Fox 18 card in Newark, N.J.

Anthony Johnson also finds himself stuck at No. 3 in the light heavyweight division behind former champ Jon Jones and current champion Daniel Cormier.

Johnson’s quick knockout of Ryan Bader wasn’t enough to overtake either of those stalwarts.

Flyweight Dustin Ortiz fell out of the top ten after a loss to Wilson Reis on the card.

Stay tuned each Monday for the latest updates and keep in mind, while the ranked weight classes are those used by the UFC, fighters competing outside the organization are eligible.




Fabricio Werdum

Cain Velasquez

Stipe Miocic

Ben Rothwell

Alistair Overeem

Travis Browne

Andrei Arlovski

Junior dos Santos

Mark Hunt

Josh Barnett


Light Heavyweight

Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier

Anthony Johnson

Alexander Gustafsson

Ryan Bader

Phil Davis

Glover Teixeira

Liam McGeary

Rashad Evans

Ovince St. Preux



Luke Rockhold

Chris Weidman

Yoel Romero

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Vitor Belfort

Lyoto Machida

Tim Kennedy

Michael Bisping

Gegard Mousasi

Robert Whittaker



Robbie Lawler

Rory MacDonald

Carlos Condit

Johny Hendricks

Ben Askren

Tyron Woodley

Hector Lombard

Matt Brown

Demian Maia

Stephen Thompson



Rafael dos Anjos

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Eddie Alvarez

Anthony Pettis

Benson Henderson

Tony Ferguson

Donald Cerrone

Nate Diaz

Gilbert Melendez

Will Brooks



Conor McGregor

Jose Aldo

Frankie Edgar

Max Holloway

Chad Mendes

Ricardo Lamas

Daniel Straus

Cub Swanson

Charles Oliveira

Patricio Freire



Dominick Cruz

TJ Dillashaw

Renan Barao

Urijah Faber

Raphael Assuncao

Aljamain Sterling

Bibiano Fernandes

Marlon Moraes

Marcos Galvao

John Lineker



Demetrious Johnson

Joseph Benavidez

John Dodson

Henry Cejudo

Ali Bagautinov

Jussier Formiga

Kyoji Horiguchi

John Moraga

Zach Makovsky

Ian McCall




Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey

Miesha Tate

Amanda Nunes

Alexis Davis

Julianna Pena

Cat Zingano

Jessica Eye

Sara McMann

Valentina Shevchenko



Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Claudia Gadelha

Rose Namajunas

Jessica Aguilar

Valerie Letourneau

Tecia Torres

Carla Esparza

Paige VanZant

Jessica Penne

Karolina Kowalkiewicz



Pound for Pound

Jon Jones

Demetrious Johnson

Conor McGregor

Daniel Cormier

Luke Rockhold

Robbie Lawler

Dominick Cruz

Fabricio Werdum

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Rafael dos Anjos


Contact reporter Adam Hill at or 702-224-5509. Follow him on Twitter: @adamhilllvrj

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