UFC divisional rankings: Joanna Jedrzejczyk climbs strawweight ranks while nearing title shot

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With her win over Michelle Waterson at UFC Fight Night 161, Joanna Jedrzejczyk almost certainly punched her ticket towards another shot to regain the UFC women's strawweight title she once held while dominating the division. In addition to that reward, Jedrzejczyk made a jump from the No. 6 to No. 4 spot in the CBS divisional rankings. She'll have a shot at claiming the No. 1 spot from Weili Zhang should the title fight come to fruition.

Waterson, who proved her durability in losing to yet another of the division's elite, slipped slightly in the rankings from No. 7 to No. 8

At this weekend's UFC on ESPN 6 card in Boston, there are only two fights featuring CBS ranked fighters:

  • Light heavyweight: No. 4 Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman

  • Featherweight: No. 8 Yair Rodriguez vs. No. 9 Jeremy Stephens

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Rankings are compiled following the submission of ballots by Brent Brookhouse, Brian Campbell, Jack Crosby and Brandon Wise. Without further ado, here's where things stand before UFC on ESPN 6 on Friday night.

For Brian Campbell's updated Pound for Pound Rankings, click here.

Flyweight

Fighter

Record

1. Henry Cejudo (c)

15-2

2. Joseph Benavidez

28-5

3. Jussier Formiga

23-6

4. Deivieson Figueiredo

16-1

5. Sergio Pettis

18-5

6. Kai Kara France

20-7

7. Alexandre Pantoja

21-4

8. Matt Schnell

14-4

9. Brandon Moreno

15-5

10. Rogerio Bontorin

16-1

Bantamweight

Fighter

Record

1. Henry Cejudo (c)

15-2

2. Petr Yan

13-1

3. Aljamain Sterling

18-3

4. Cory Sandhagen

12-1

5. Marlon Moraes

22-6-1

6. Pedro Munhoz

18-4

7. Jimmie Rivera

22-4

8. Raphael Assuncao

27-7

9. TJ Dillashaw

16-4

10. Cody Stamann

18-2

Featherweight

Fighter

Record

1. Max Holloway (c)

21-4

2. Alexander Volkanovski

20-1

3. Brian Ortega

14-1

4. Zabit Magomedsharipov

17-1

5. Frankie Edgar

23-7-1

6. Jose Aldo

28-5

7. Korean Zombie

15-5

8. Yair Rodriguez

11-2

9. Jeremy Stephens

28-16

10. Josh Emmett

15-2

Lightweight

Fighter

Record

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov (c)

28-0

2. Tony Ferguson

25-3

3. Dustin Poirier

25-6

4. Justin Gaethje

21-2

5. Dan Hooker

19-8

6. Gregor Gillespie

13-0

7. Conor McGregor

21-4

8. Donald Cerrone

36-13

9. Paul Felder

17-4

10. Al Iaquinta

14-6-1

Welterweight

Fighter

Record

1. Kamaru Usman (c)

15-1

2. Colby Covington 

15-1

3. Jorge Masvidal

34-13

4. Nate Diaz

20-11

5. Tyron Woodley

19-4-1

6. Leon Edwards

18-3

7. Ben Askren

19-1

8. Santiago Ponzinibbio

27-3

9. Stephen Thompson

14-4-1

10. Rafael dos Anjos

29-12

Middleweight

Fighter

Record

1. Israel Adesanya (c)

18-0

2. Paulo Costa

13-0

3. Robert Whittaker

20-5

4. Yoel Romero

13-4

5. Kelvin Gastelum

15-4

6. Jared Cannonier

13-4

7. Derek Brunson

20-7

8. Uriah Hall

15-9

9. Jack Hermansson

20-5

10. Brad Tavares

17-5

Light heavyweight

Fighter

Record

1. Jon Jones (c)

25-1

2. Thiago Santos

21-7

3. Jan Blachowicz

24-8

4. Dominick Reyes

11-0

5. Anthony Smith

32-14

6. Corey Anderson

12-4

7. Glover Teixeira

30-7

8. Johnny Walker

17-3

9. Volkan Oezdemir

16-4

10. Aleksandr Rakic

12-1

Heavyweight

Fighter

Record

1. Stipe Miocic (c)

19-3

2. Daniel Cormier

22-2

3. Francis Ngannou

14-3

4. Junior dos Santos

21-6

5. Curtis Blaydes

12-2

6. Derrick Lewis

21-7

7. Alistair Overeem

45-17

8. Alexander Volkov

30-7

9. Walt Harris

13-7

10. Blagoy Ivanov

18-2

Women's strawweight

Fighter

Record

1. Weili Zhang (c) 

20-1

2. Jessica Andrade

20-7

3. Tatiana Suarez

8-0

4. Joanna Jedzejczyk

16-3

5. Claudia Gadelha

17-4

6. Nina Ansaroff 

10-6

7. Carla Esparza

14-6

8. Michelle Waterson

17-7

9. Cynthia Carvalho

8-1

10. Rose Namajunas

8-4

Women's flyweight

Fighter

Record

1. Valentina Shevchenko (c)

18-3

2. Katlyn Chookagin

12-2

3. Joanne Calderwood

14-4

4. Jessica Eye

14-7

5. Liz Carmouche

13-7

Women's bantamweight

Fighter

Record

1. Amanda Nunes (c)

18-4

2. Germaine de Randamie

9-3

3. Ketlen Viera

10-0

4. Aspen Ladd

8-1

5. Holly Holm 

12-5

6. Julianna Pena

9-3

7. Yana Kunitskaya

12-4

8. Raquel Pennington

10-5

9. Irene Aldana

10-5

10. Sara McMann

11-5

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