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MMA divisional rankings: Andrade moves up in weight, moves up in ranking

Jessica Andrade, a former UFC champion at strawweight, is now a top contender at flyweight. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

The last time the ESPN divisional rankings were released, in September, Jessica Andrade was ranked No. 4 -- at strawweight, a division where she was champion less than 15 months ago.

Now the 29-year-old Brazilian is No. 3 -- at flyweight.

Andrade moved up from the 115-pound class to 125 pounds in October, when she took on then-No. 2 Katlyn Chookagian, a one-time title challenger. Andrade knocked out Chookagian in the first round.

Thus the newcomer made a huge splash in the domain of champ Valentina Shevchenko.

That represents the biggest jump in these rankings, but there also is flux in some men's divisions -- light heavyweight and bantamweight, in particular. New 205-pound champion Jan Blachowicz moved up a spot, and 135-pounders Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen made their moves as well.

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

Note: Results are current; rankings as of Nov. 3.

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: 12-3
Last: W (UD) Daniel Cormier, Aug. 15
Next: TBD


2. Francis Ngannou

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


3. Curtis Blaydes

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


4. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Record: 11-1
Last: W (TKO2) Junior dos Santos, Aug. 15
Next: TBD


5. Derrick Lewis

Record: 24-7, 1 NC
Last: W (TKO2) Aleksei Oleinik, Aug. 8
Next: TBD


6. Alistair Overeem

Record: 47-18, 1 NC
Last: W (TKO5) Augusto Sakai, Sept. 5
Next: Feb. 6 vs. Alexander Volkov


7. Alexander Volkov

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 32-8
Last: W (TKO2) Walt Harris, Oct. 24
Next: Feb. 6 vs. Alistair Overeem


8. Junior dos Santos

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 21-8
Last: L (TKO2) Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Aug. 15
Next: Dec. 12 vs. Ciryl Gane


9. Ryan Bader

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 27-6, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO2) Vadim Nemkov, Aug. 21
Next: TBD


10. Shamil Abdurakhimov

Previous ranking: Unranked
Record: 20-5
Last: L (TKO2) Curtis Blaydes, Sept. 7, 2019
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. Jan Blachowicz

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 27-8
Last: W (TKO2) Dominick Reyes, Sept. 26
Next: TBD


3. Dominick Reyes

Previous ranking: 2
Record: 12-2
Last: L (TKO2) Jan Blachowicz, Sept. 26
Next: TBD


4. Thiago Santos

Record: 21-8
Last: L (Sub3) Glover Teixeira, Nov. 7
Next: March 6 vs. Aleksandar Rakic


5. Corey Anderson

Record: 14-5
Last: W (TKO2) Melvin Manhoef, Nov. 5
Next: TBD


6. Glover Teixeira

Record: 32-7
Last: W (Sub3) Thiago Santos, Nov. 7
Next: TBD


7. Vadim Nemkov

Record: 12-2
Last: W (TKO2) Ryan Bader, Aug. 21
Next: TBD


8. Ryan Bader

Record: 27-6, 1 NC
Last: L (TKO2) Vadim Nemkov, Aug. 21
Next: TBD


9. Aleksandar Rakic

Record: 13-2
Last: W (UD) Anthony Smith, Aug. 29
Next: March 6 vs. Thiago Santos


10. Jiri Prochazka

Record: 27-3-1
Last: W (KO2) Volkan Oezdemir, July 11
Next: TBD


MIDDLEWEIGHT (up to 185 pounds)

1. Israel Adesanya

Record: 20-0
Last: W (TKO2) Paulo Costa, Sept. 26
Next: TBD


2. Robert Whittaker

Record: 23-5
Last: W (UD) Jared Cannonier, Oct. 24
Next: TBD


3. Paulo Costa

Record: 13-1
Last: L (TKO2) Israel Adesanya, Sept. 26
Next: TBD


4. Yoel Romero

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


5. Jared Cannonier

Record: 13-5
Last: L (UD) Robert Whittaker, Oct. 24
Next: TBD


6. Jack Hermansson

Record: 21-5
Last: W (Sub1) Kelvin Gastelum, July 18
Next: Dec. 5 vs. Marvin Vettori


7. Darren Till

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


8. Derek Brunson

Record: 21-7
Last: W (TKO3) Edmen Shahbazyan, Aug. 1
Next: TBD


9. Kelvin Gastelum

Record: 15-6, 1 NC
Last: L (Sub1) Jack Hermansson, July 18
Next: TBD


10. Ronaldo Souza

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


WELTERWEIGHT (up to 170 pounds)

1. Kamaru Usman

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


2. Colby Covington

Record: 16-2
Last: W (TKO5) Tyron Woodley, Sept. 19
Next: TBD


3. Douglas Lima

Record: 32-8
Last: L (UD) Gegard Mousasi, Oct. 29
Next: TBD


4. Leon Edwards

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


5. Gilbert Burns

Record: 19-3
Last: W (UD) Tyron Woodley, May 30
Next: TBD vs. Kamaru Usman


6. Jorge Masvidal

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


7. Rory MacDonald

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


8. Tyron Woodley

Record: 19-6-1
Last: L (TKO5) Colby Covington, Sept. 19
Next: TBD


9. Stephen Thompson

Record: 15-4-1
Last: W (UD) Vicente Luque, Nov. 2
Next: Dec. 19 vs. Geoff Neal


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: 29-0
Last: W (Sub2) Justin Gaethje, Oct. 24
Next: Announced retirement


2. Justin Gaethje

Record: 22-3
Last: L (Sub2) Khabib Nurmagomedov, Oct. 24
Next: TBD


3. Tony Ferguson

Record: 25-4
Last: L (TKO5) Justin Gaethje, May 9
Next: Dec. 12 vs. Charles Oliveira


4. Dustin Poirier

Record: 26-6
Last: W (UD) Dan Hooker, June 27
Next: Jan. 23 vs. Conor McGregor


5. Dan Hooker

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


6. Paul Felder

Record: 17-6
Last: L (SD) Rafael dos Anjos, Nov. 14
Next: TBD


7. Michael Chandler

Record: 21-5
Last: W (KO1) Benson Henderson, Aug. 7
Next: TBD


8. Conor McGregor

Record: 22-4
Last: W (TKO1) Donald Cerrone, Jan. 18
Next: Jan. 23 vs. Dustin Poirier


9. Charles Oliveira

Record: 29-8, 1 NC
Last: W (Sub3) Kevin Lee, March 14
Next: Dec. 12 vs. Tony Ferguson


10. Diego Ferreira

Record: 17-2
Last: W (Sub2) Anthony Pettis, Jan. 18
Next: Feb. 6 vs. Beneil Dariush


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: Jan. 16 vs. Calvin Kattar


3. Brian Ortega

Record: 15-1, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Chan Sung Jung, Oct. 17
Next: TBD


4. Patricio Freire

Record: 31-4
Last: W (TKO1) Pedro Carvalho, Nov. 12
Next: TBD vs. Emmanuel Sanchez


5. Zabit Magomedsharipov

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


6. Calvin Kattar

Record: 22-4
Last: W (UD) Dan Ige, July 15
Next: Jan. 16 vs. Max Holloway


7. Yair Rodriguez

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


8. Chan Sung Jung

Record: 16-6
Last: L (UD) Brian Ortega, Oct. 17
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

Record: 15-1
Last: W (TKO5) Jose Aldo, July 11
Next: TBD vs. Aljamain Sterling


2. Aljamain Sterling

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 19-3
Last: W (Sub1) Cory Sandhagen, June 6
Next: TBD vs. Petr Yan


3. Cory Sandhagen

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 13-2
Last: W (TKO2) Marlon Moraes, Oct. 10
Next: TBD


4. Marlon Moraes

Previous ranking: 2
Record: 23-7-1
Last: L (TKO2) Cory Sandhagen, Oct. 10
Next: Dec. 19 vs. Rob Font


5. Cody Garbrandt

Previous ranking: 4
Record: 12-3
Last: W (KO2) Raphael Assuncao, June 6
Next: TBD


6. Jose Aldo

Previous ranking: 5
Record: 28-7
Last: L (TKO5) Petr Yan, July 11
Next: Dec. 19 vs. Marlon Vera


7. Frankie Edgar

Record: 24-8-1
Last: W (SD) Pedro Munhoz, Aug. 22
Next: TBD


8. Pedro Munhoz

Record: 18-5, 1 NC
Last: L (SD) Frankie Edgar, Aug. 22
Next: TBD


9. Raphael Assuncao

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


10. Jimmie Rivera

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


MEN'S FLYWEIGHT (up to 125 pounds)

1. Demetrious Johnson

Record: 30-3-1
Last: W (UD) Danny Kingad, Oct. 12
Next: Feb. 24 vs. Adriano Moraes


2. Deiveson Figueiredo

Record: 20-1
Last: W (Sub1) Alex Perez, Nov. 21
Next: Dec. 12 vs. Brandon Moreno


3. Brandon Moreno

Record: 17-5-1
Last: W (TKO1) Brandon Royval, Nov. 21
Next: Dec. 12 vs. Deiveson Figueiredo


4. Joseph Benavidez

Record: 28-7
Last: L (Sub1) Deiveson Figueiredo, July 18
Next: TBD


5. Alex Perez

Record: 24-6
Last: L (Sub1) Deiveson Figueiredo, Nov. 21
Next: TBD


6. Askar Askarov

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


7. Alexandre Pantoja

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


8. Brandon Royval

Previous ranking: Unranked
Record: 12-5
Last: L (TKO1) Brandon Moreno, Nov. 21
Next: TBD


9. Jussier Formiga

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


10. Kai Kara-France

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 21-9, 1 NC
Last: L (Sub2) Brandon Royval, Sept. 26
Next: TBD


WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT (up to 135 pounds)

1. Amanda Nunes

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


2. Germaine de Randamie

Record: 10-4
Last: W (TechSub3) Julianna Peña, Oct. 3
Next: TBD


3. Aspen Ladd

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


4. Holly Holm

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 14-5
Last: W (UD) Irene Aldana, Oct. 3
Next: TBD


5. Julianna Peña

Previous ranking: 4
Record: 9-4
Last: L (TechSub3) Germaine de Randamie, Oct. 3
Next: TBD


6. Irene Aldana

Previous ranking: 5
Record: 12-6
Last: L (UD) Holly Holm, Oct. 3
Next: TBD


7. Ketlen Vieira

Record: 11-1
Last: W (UD) Sijara Eubanks, Sept. 26
Next: TBD


8. Raquel Pennington

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


9. Yana Kunitskaya

Record: 13-5, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Julija Stoliarenko, Aug. 8
Next: TBD


10. Sara McMann

Record: 12-5
Last: W (UD) Lina Lansberg, Jan. 25
Next: TBD


WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT (up to 125 pounds)

1. Valentina Shevchenko

Record: 20-3
Last: W (UD) Jennifer Maia, Nov. 21
Next: TBD


2. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

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


3. Jessica Andrade

Previous ranking: Unranked
Record: 21-8
Last: W (TKO1) Katlyn Chookagian, Oct. 17
Next: TBD


4. Jennifer Maia

Record: 18-7-1
Last: L (UD) Valentina Shevchenko, Nov. 21
Next: TBD


5. Katlyn Chookagian

Previous ranking: 3
Record: 15-4
Last: W (UD) Cynthia Calvillo, Nov. 21
Next: TBD


6. Joanne Calderwood

Previous ranking: 5
Record: 14-5
Last: L (Sub1) Jennifer Maia, Aug. 1
Next: TBD


7. Cynthia Calvillo

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 9-2-1
Last: L (UD) Katlyn Chookagian, Nov. 21
Next: TBD


8. Lauren Murphy

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 14-4
Last: W (Sub2) Liliya Shakirova, Oct. 24
Next: TBD


9. Liz Carmouche

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 13-7
Last: L (UD) Valentina Shevchenko, Aug. 10
Next: TBD vs. Mandy Bohm


10. Jessica Eye

Previous ranking: 9
Record: 15-7, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Viviane Araujo
Next: TBD


STRAWWEIGHT (up to 115 pounds)

1. Zhang Weili

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


2. Rose Namajunas

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


3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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


4. Carla Esparza

Previous ranking: 5
Record: 17-6
Last: W (SD) Marina Rodriguez, July 25
Next: TBD


5. Claudia Gadelha

Previous ranking: 6
Record: 18-5
Last: L (UD) Yan Xiaonan, Nov. 7
Next: TBD


6. Michelle Waterson

Previous ranking: 7
Record: 18-8
Last: W (SD) Angela Hill, Sept. 12
Next: TBD


7. Marina Rodriguez

Previous ranking: 8
Record: 12-1-2
Last: L (SD) Carla Esparza, July 25
Next: TBD


8. Yan Xiaonan

Previous ranking: 9
Record: 13-1, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Claudia Gadelha, Nov. 7
Next: TBD


9. Tecia Torres

Previous ranking: 10
Record: 11-5
Last: W (UD) Brianna Van Buren, June 20
Next: TBD


10. Nina Ansaroff

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