First round of official UFC fighter rankings

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The UFC has published the inaugural edition of their official media rankings.

Last week Dana White announced that the UFC would be teaming up with FightMetric to begin official rankings of UFC fighters. The rankings went live for the first time Monday evening. The fighters' position in each division and P4P were determined by a panel of media members approved by the UFC. Although White originally promised a full panel of 90 members, the first round only featured 28 voters.

Without further ado, here's the list of official rankings for P4P and each men's division (women's Bantamweight was excluded as the UFC only has 2 signed female fighters):

Pound for pound:

1. Anderson Silva
2. Jon Jones
3. Georges St. Pierre
4. Jose Aldo
5. Ben Henderson
6. Cain Velasquez
7. Dominick Cruz
8. Demetrious Johnson
9. Frankie Edgar
10. Dan Henderson

Flyweight:

Champ: Demetrious Johnson
1. Joseph Benavidez
2. John Dodson
3. Ian McCall
4. John Moraga
5. Jussier da Silva
6. Louis Gaudinot
7. Chris Cariaso
8. John Lineker
9. Darren Uyenoyama
10. Ulysses Gomez

Bantamweight:

Champ: Dominick Cruz
1. Renan Barao (Interim Champ)
2. Michael McDonald
3. Urijah Faber
4. Eddie Wineland
5. Brad Pickett
6. Brian Bowles
7. Rafael Assuncao
8. Scott Jorgensen
9. Mike Easton
10. Ivan Menjivar

Featherweight:

Champ: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Ricardo Lamas
3. Chan Sung Jung
4. Frankie Edgar
5. Dennis Siver
6. Cub Swanson
7. Dustin Poirier
8. Nik Lentz
9. Erik Koch
10. Clay Guida

Lightweight:

Champ: Ben Henderson
1. Gilbert Melendez
2. Anthony Pettis
3. Gray Maynard
4. Nate Diaz
5. Jim Miller
6. Donald Cerrone
7. T.J. Grant
8. Rafael dos Anjos
9. Joe Lauzon
10. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Welterweight:

Champ: Georges St. Pierre
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Carlos Condit
3. Nick Diaz
4. Rory MacDonald
5. Demian Maia
6. Jake Ellenberger
7. Martin Kampmann
8. Josh Koscheck
9. Jon Fitch
10. Tarec Saffiedine

Middleweight:

Champ: Anderson Silva
1. Chris Weidman
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Michael Bisping
4. Yushin Okami
5. Mark Munoz
6. Constantinos Philippou
7. Luke Rockhold
8. Hector Lombard
9. Alan Belcher
10. Tim Boetsch

Light Heavyweight:

Champ: Jon Jones
1. Dan Henderson
2. Lyoto Machida
3. Alexander Gustafsson
4. Glover Teixeira
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6. Rashad Evans
7. Mauricio Rua
8. Phil Davis
9. Ryan Bader
10. Gegard Mousasi

Heavyweight:

Champ: Cain Velasquez
1. Junior dos Santos
2. Fabricio Werdum
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Antonio Silva
5. Frank Mir
6. Alistair Overeem
7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8. Roy Nelson
9. Stefan Struve
10. Shane Carwin

Note: Fighters are only allowed to be ranked in the division they're next scheduled to fight in. That means that Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann were ineligible for ranking at MW as both of their next fights are set for 205 lbs.

Contributing media members:

Marcelo Alonso - Portal do Vale-Tudo
Jeremy Botter - Houston Chronicle
Steve Cofield - ESPN Radio
Mark Daniels - Boston Herald
Bob Emmanuel - Scripps Howard News Service
Paulo Favero - O Estado de S Paulo
Steve Feiti - Asbury Park Press
Joe Ferraro - Sportsnet
Mario Filho - OSS TV
Grant Gordan - Burbank Leader
Ana Hissa - Mundo da Luta
Case Keefer - Las Vegas Sun
James Koh - FOX 11 Los Angeles
Claudia Lima - VIP
Damon Martin - MMA Weekly
Franklin McNeil - ESPN.com
Guga Noblat - O Globo
Brett Okamato - ESPN.com
Ken Pishna - MMA Weekly
Marc Raimondi - NY Post
Marcelo Russio - Canal Combate
John Silver - Chicago Sun-Times
Neil Springer - Sun Media
Jeff Wagenheim - SI.com
Chris Palmquist - MixedMartialArts.com
Mike Johnston - Sportsnet
Anthony Springer Jr. - FightNews
Andreas Hale - FightNews

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