UFC Rankings: Darren Till soars up welterweight charts, JDS rises up heavyweight list

The  rankings have been updated, and there’s been plenty of movement in the welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions.

Following his unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson, Darren Till’s name has soared up the welterweight rankings.

The Liverpool native is now the No.2 ranked welterweight having leapfrogged Demian Maia, Kamaru Usman, Robbie Lawler, Colby Covington and Thompson.

Former  lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is now the No.1 ranked welterweight.


The  middleweight rankings have also seen some movement, with eight fighters moving up a spot.

Derek Brunson, David Branch, Lyoto Machida, Brad Tavares and Uriah Hall now occupy the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth spots in the list.

Antonio Carlos Junior, Paulo Costa and Elias Theodorou are now the 11th, 13th and 14th ranked middleweights in the world.

And in the heavyweight division, former champion Junior dos Santos is now the No.7 ranked 265lbs contender after moving up a staggering eight places.

Mixed martial arts veteran Mark Hunt and fan-favourite Derrick Lewis are now the sixth and fifth-ranked heavyweights after both being voted up one spot.

The UFC’s next show takes place in Utica, New York on Friday night.

Top of the bill is a bantamweight barnburner between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes.

Details of the card, as well as the remaining events for 2018, can be seen below.

Confirmed UFC events for 2018

UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs Moraes – Date: June 1 – Location: Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York

UFC 225: Whittaker vs Romero 2 – Date: June 9 – Location: United Center, Chicago

UFC Fight Night 132: Cerrone vs Edwards – Date – June 23 – Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium

The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale: Adesanya vs Tavares – Date: July 6 – Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier – Date: July 7 – Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

UFC Fight Night 133: Dos Santos vs Ivanov – Date: July 14 – Location: CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho

UFC Fight Night 134: Volkan vs Shogun – Date: July 22 – Location: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

UFC on FOX 3: Alvarez vs Poirier 2 – Date: July 28 – Location: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada

UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2 – Date: August 4 – Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles

UFC Fight Night 135 – Date: August 25 – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

UFC 229 – Date: October 6 – Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

UFC 230 – Date: November 3 – Location: Madison Square Garden, New York

UFC Fight Night 136 – Date: November 10 – Location: T Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

UFC 232 – Date: December 29 – Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas


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