Fightful MMA Weekly Rankings (12/15/21): Julianna Pena Shakes Things Up After Shocking The World At UFC 269

Welcome to Fightful MMA's weekly fighter rankings for 12/15/21.

Julianna Pena sent shockwaves throughout the world of MMA after submitting two-weight UFC Champion Amanda Nunes in the co-main event of UFC 269 this past weekend. In the night's main event, UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira got top-ranked contender Dustin Poirier to tap to successfully cement himself atop one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

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Men’s Pound-For-Pound

  1. Kamaru Usman (20-1) — UFC Welterweight Champion
  2. Jon Jones (26-1) — UFC
  3. Francis Ngannou (16-3) — UFC Heavyweight Champion
  4. Alex Volkanovski (22-1) — UFC Featherweight Champion
  5. Israel Adesanya (21-1) — UFC Middleweight Champion
  6. Charles Oliveira (32-8) — UFC Lightweight Champion
  7. Ciryl Gane (10-0) — UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion
  8. Max Holloway (23-6) — UFC — (+1)
  9. Dustin Poirier (28-7) — UFC — (-1)
  10. Jan Blachowicz (28-9)
  11. Stipe Miocic (20-4) — UFC
  12. Robert Whittaker (23-5) — UFC
  13. Brandon Moreno (19-5) — UFC Flyweight Champion
  14. Peter Yan (16-2) — UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion
  15. Colby Covington (16-3) — UFC

Women’s Pound-For-Pound

  1. Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) — UFC Flyweight Champion — (+1)
  2. Julianna Peña (11-4) — UFC Bantamweight Champion — (+9)
  3. Amanda Nunes (21-5) — UFC Featherweight Champion — (-2)
  4. Cris Cyborg (24-2) — Bellator Featherweight Champion — (-1)
  5. Rose Namajunas (10-4) — UFC Strawweight Champion — (-1)
  6. Kayla Harrison (12-0) — PFL Lightweight Champion — (-1)
  7. Germaine De Randamie (10-4) — UFC — (-1)
  8. Weili Zhang (21-2) — UFC — (-1)
  9. Holly Holm (14-5) — UFC — (-1)
  10. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4) — UFC — (-1)
  11. Juliana Velasquez (12-0) — Bellator Bantamweight Champion — (-1)
  12. Jessica Andrade (22-9) — UFC
  13. Julia Budd (16-3) — PFL
  14. Carla Esparza (18-6) — UFC
  15. Marina Rodriguez (15-1) — UFC

Heavyweight

  1. Francis Ngannou (16-3) — UFC Champion
  2. Ciryl Gane (10-0) — UFC Interim Champion
  3. Stipe Miocic (20-4) — UFC
  4. Derrick Lewis (25-8) — UFC
  5. Curtis Blaydes (15-3) — UFC
  6. Alexander Volkov (33-9) — UFC
  7. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1) — Bellator Champion
  8. Tom Aspinall (11-2) - UFC
  9. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3) — UFC
  10. Marcin Tybura (22-6) — UFC
  11. Cheick Kongo (31-11) — Bellator
  12. Tai Tuivasa (14-3) — UFC — (unranked)
  13. Augusto Sakai (15-3-1) — UFC — (-1)
  14. Chris Daukaus (12-3) — UFC — (-1)
  15. Fedor Emelianenko (40-6-1) — Bellator — (-1)

Dropped Out: Fabricio Werdum (24-9) — PFL


Light Heavyweight

  1. Glover Teixeira (33-7) — UFC Champion
  2. Jan Blachowicz (28-9)
  3. Vadim Nemkov (13-2) — Bellator Champion
  4. Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1) — UFC
  5. Corey Anderson (16-5) — Bellator
  6. Ryan Bader (28-7) — Bellator
  7. Phil Davis (22-6) — Bellator
  8. Aleksandar Rakic (14-2) — UFC
  9. Thiago Santos (22-9) — UFC
  10. Dominick Reyes (12-3) — UFC
  11. Anthony Smith (35-16) — UFC
  12. Anthony Johnson (23-6) — Bellator
  13. Magomed Ankalaev (15-1) — UFC
  14. Paul Craig (15-4-1) — UFC
  15. Jamahal Hill (9-1) — UFC

Middleweight

  1. Israel Adesanya (21-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Robert Whittaker (23-5) — UFC
  3. Gegard Mousasi (48-7) — Bellator Champion
  4. Jared Cannonier (14-5) — UFC
  5. Derek Brunson (23-7) — UFC
  6. Marvin Vettori (18-5-1) — UFC
  7. Paulo Costa (13-2) — UFC
  8. Sean Strickland (24-3) — UFC
  9. Jack Hermansson (22-6) — UFC
  10. Darren Till (18-4-1) — UFC
  11. Kelvin Gastelum (16-8) — UFC
  12. Uriah Hall (17-10) — UFC
  13. Chris Curtis (28-8) — UFC
  14. Brendan Allen (17-4) — UFC
  15. Kevin Holland (21-7) — UFC

Welterweight

  1. Kamaru Usman (20-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Colby Covington (16-3) — UFC
  3. Gilbert Burns (20-4) — UFC
  4. Leon Edwards (19-3) - UFC
  5. Vicente Luque (21-7-1) — UFC
  6. Stephen Thompson (16-5-1) — UFC
  7. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0) — Bellator Champion
  8. Jorge Masvidal (35-15) — UFC
  9. Ray Cooper III (24-7-1) — PFL Champion
  10. Sean Brady (15-0) — UFC
  11. Michael Chiesa (18-6) — UFC
  12. Douglas Lima (32-9) — Bellator
  13. Belal Muhammad (19-3) — UFC
  14. Khamzat Chimaev (10-0) — UFC
  15. Neil Magny (25-9) — UFC

Lightweight

  1. Charles Oliveira (32-8) — UFC Champion
  2. Dustin Poirier (28-7) — UFC
  3. Justin Gaethje (23-3) — UFC
  4. Beneil Dariush (21-4-1) — UFC
  5. Islam Makhachev (20-1) — UFC
  6. Conor McGregor (22-6) — UFC
  7. Michael Chandler (22-7) — UFC
  8. Rafael Dos Anjos (30-13) — UFC
  9. Tony Ferguson (25-6) — UFC
  10. Dan Hooker (21-10) — UFC
  11. Gregor Gillespie (14-1) — UFC
  12. Rafael Fiziev (11-1) — UFC
  13. Diego Ferreira (14-3) — UFC
  14. Brad Riddell (10-2) — UFC
  15. Arman Tsarukyan (17-2) — UFC

Featherweight

  1. Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Max Holloway (23-6) — UFC
  3. AJ McKee (18-0) — Bellator Champion
  4. Brian Ortega (15-2) — UFC
  5. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) — Bellator
  6. Giga Chikadze (14-2) — UFC
  7. Calvin Kattar (22-5) — UFC
  8. Yair Rodriguez (13-3) — UFC
  9. Korean Zombie (17-6) — UFC
  10. Arnold Allen (17-1) — UFC
  11. Josh Emmett (16-2) — UFC
  12. Movsar Evloev (14-0) — UFC
  13. Movlid Khaybulaev (19-0-1) — PFL Champion
  14. Dan Ige (15-4) — UFC
  15. Edson Barboza (22-10) — UFC

Bantamweight

  1. Aljamain Sterling (20-3) — UFC Champion
  2. Petr Yan (15-2) — UFC
  3. TJ Dillashaw (17-4) — UFC
  4. Cory Sandhagen (14-3) — UFC
  5. Jose Aldo (30-7) — UFC
  6. Rob Font (19-5) — UFC
  7. Merab Dvalishviili (14-4) — UFC
  8. Dominick Cruz (23-3) — UFC — (+2)
  9. Sergio Pettis (22-5) — Bellator Champion — (+1)
  10. Kyoji Horiguchi (29-4) — Bellator — (+1)
  11. Marlon Moraes (23-9-1) — UFC — (+1)
  12. Pedro Munhoz (19-6) — UFC — (+1)
  13. John Lineker (33-9) — ONE Champion — (+1)
  14. Marlon Vera (18-7-1) — UFC — (+1)
  15. Sean O’Malley (15-1) — UFC — (+1)

Dropped Out: Cody Garbrandt (12-5) — UFC


Flyweight

  1. Brandon Moreno (19-5-2) — UFC Champion
  2. Deiveson Figueiredo (20-2-1) — UFC
  3. Adriano Moraes (19-3) — ONE Champion
  4. Askar Askarov (13-0) — UFC
  5. Demetrious Johnson (30-4-1) — ONE
  6. Matheus Nicolau (17-2-1) — UFC
  7. Alexandre Pantoja (24-5) — UFC
  8. Alex Perez (24-6) — UFC
  9. Brandon Royval (12-6) — UFC
  10. Kai Kara-France (22-9) — UFC
  11. Manel Kape (17-6) — UFC
  12. Rogerio Bontorin (17-3) — UFC
  13. David Dvorak (20-3) — UFC
  14. Jose Torres (10-1-1) — Brave CF Champion
  15. Matt Schnell (15-6) — UFC

Women’s Featherweight

  1. Amanda Nunes (21-5) — UFC Champion
  2. Cris Cyborg (24-2) — Bellator Champion
  3. Kayla Harrison (12-0) — PFL Champion
  4. Norma Dumont (7-1) — UFC
  5. Julia Budd (16-3) — PFL
  6. Megan Anderson (11-5) — UFC
  7. Pam Sorensen (9-3) — Invicta FC Champion
  8. Larissa Pacheco (15-4) — PFL
  9. Cat Zingano (12-4) — Bellator
  10. Arlene Blancowe (14-8) — Bellator
  11. Leslie Smith (12-9-1) — Bellator
  12. Leah McCourt (4-1) — Bellator
  13. Leah Letson (5-2) — UFC
  14. Janay Harding (6-5) — Bellator
  15. Sarah Kaufman (21-5) — PFL

Women’s Bantamweight

  1. Julianna Peña (11-4) — UFC Champion — (+3)
  2. Amanda Nunes (21-5) — (-1)
  3. Germaine De Randamie (10-4) — UFC — (-1)
  4. Holly Holm (14-5) — UFC — (-1)
  5. Irene Aldana (13-6) — UFC
  6. Aspen Ladd (9-2) — UFC
  7. Yana Kunitskaya (14-6) — UFC
  8. Ketlen Vieira (12-2) — UFC
  9. Raquel Pennington (12-8) — UFC
  10. Macy Chiasson (7-1) — UFC
  11. Meisha Tate (19-8) — UFC
  12. Sara McMann (12-6) — UFC
  13. Josiane Nunes (8-2) — UFC
  14. Pannie Kianzad (15-6) — UFC
  15. Karol Rosa (14-3) — UFC

Women’s Flyweight

  1. Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) — UFC Champion
  2. Jessica Andrade (22-9) — UFC
  3. Juliana Velasquez (12-0) — Bellator Champion
  4. Katlyn Chookagian (16-4) — UFC
  5. Liz Carmouche (16-7) — UFC
  6. Lauren Murphy (14-6) — UFC
  7. Jennifer Maia (19-7-1) — UFC
  8. Andrea Lee (13-5) — UFC
  9. Cynthia Calvillo (9-4-1) — UFC
  10. Taila Santos (19-1) — UFC
  11. Joanne Wood (15-7) — UFC
  12. Ilima Lei-MacFarlane (11-1) — Bellator
  13. Alexa Grasso (13-3) — UFC
  14. Viviane Araujo (9-3) — UFC
  15. Roxanne Modaferri (25-18) — UFC

Women’s Strawweight

  1. Rose Namajunas (12-4) — UFC Champion
  2. Weili Zhang (21-3) — UFC
  3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4) — UFC
  4. Carla Esparza (18-6) — UFC
  5. Marina Rodriguez (15-1) — UFC
  6. MacKenzie Dern (11-2) — UFC
  7. Yan Xionan (13-2) — UFC
  8. Tecia Torres (13-5) — UFC
  9. Claudia Gadelha (18-5) — UFC
  10. Amanda Lemos (10-1-1) — UFC
  11. Amanda Ribas (10-2) — UFC
  12. Michelle Waterson (18-9) — UFC
  13. Angela Hill (13-10) — UFC
  14. Nina Nunes (10-7) — UFC
  15. Virna Jandiroba (17-2) — UFC

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