UFC Rankings Matrix – June 2015

There has been a ton of great UFC action in the past month. Since I posted my last Rankings for the month of May (HERE) there have been 5 UFC events, and 59 fights (including 2 title fights).

In the past month we’ve seen #4 Stipe Miocic cement himself as the future of the Heavyweight Divison by absolutely destroying the great #7 Mark Hunt. We’ve witnessed the crowning of a new UFC Lightheavyweight Champion in #2 Daniel Cormier and we’ve seen some MMA legends come back and pick up some much needed finishes (#5 Carlos Condit & #15 Dan Henderson). Not to mention the very underrated superfight between #3 Frankie Edgar and #4 Urijah Faber. All in all these past 30 days have given us some fantastic fights and there has been plenty of movement in the rankings because of it.

Without further adieu, here are my UFC Rankings for June 2015 (Click on Images to see them Full Size) (Champions in bold):

Women’s Strawweight (115lbs) W115 June

* I included the fights from the 20th Season of the The Ultimate Fighter even though they were technically “Exhibition” matches because they were part of the tournament that crowned the inaugural champ.

Biggest Move

None (This division hasn’t changed much since last month)

Upcoming Fights

#1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs #5 Jessica Penne on June 20th @UFN69

#4 Michelle Waterson vs #28 Angela Magana on July 12th @TUF 21 Finale

#6 Tecia Torres vs #17 Angela Hill on June 13th @UFC188

#10 Joanne Calderwood vs #16 Bec Rawlings on July 18th @UFN72

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Women’s Bantamweight (135lbs)

W135 June

Biggest Move

None (This division hasn’t changed much since last month)

Upcoming Fights

#1 Ronda Rousey vs #8 Bethe Correia on August 1st @UFC190

#3 Miesha Tate vs #7 Jessica Eye on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

#4 Sara McMann vs #10 Amanda Nunes on August 8th @UFN73

#12 Holly Holm vs #13 Marion Reneau on July 15th @UFN71

#14 Jessica Andrade vs #23 Sarah Moras on July 15th @UFN71

#21 Jessamyn Duke vs #25 Elizabeth Phillips on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

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Flyweight (125lbs)

 125 June

Biggest Move

#8 Zach Makovsky up 3 spots from #11

#10 Henry Cejudo up 2 spots from #12

#9 John Moraga down 2 spots from #7

#12 Ali Bagautinov down 3 spots from #9

Upcoming Fights

#10 Henry Cejudo vs #17 Chico Camus on June 13th @UFC188

#16 Scott Jorgensen vs (135lbs) Manny Gamburyan on July 15th @UFN71

#19 Patrick Holohan vs Vaughan Lee on July 18th @UFN72

#20 Neil Seery vs #25 Luis Smolka on July 11th @UFC189

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Bantamweight (135lbs)

135 June

Biggest Move

#9 Francisco Rivera up 2 spots from #11

Upcoming Fights

#1 TJ Dillashaw vs #2 Renan Barao on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

#11 Eddie Wineland vs #14 Bryan Caraway on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

#16 Thomas Almeida vs #18(125lbs) Brad Pickett on July 11th @UFC189

#21 Rani Yahya vs #23 Masanori Kanehara on June 27th @UFN70

#27 Cody Garbrandt vs Henry Biriones on July 11th @UFC189

#29 Russell Doane vs Jerrod Sanders on July 12th @TUF 21 Finale

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Featherweight (145lbs)

145 June

Biggest Move

#18 Thiago Tavares down from #14

Upcoming Fights

#1 Jose Aldo vs #4 Conor McGregor on July 11th @UFC189

#6 Dennis Bermudez vs #12 Jeremy Stephens on July 11th @UFC189

#11 Dennis Siver vs #19 Tatsuya Kawajiri on June 20th @UFN69

#14 Hacran Dias vs #23 Chas Skelly on June 27th @UFN70

#28 Niklas Backstrom vs Noad Lahat on June 20th @UFN69

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Lightweight (155lbs)

 155 June

Biggest Move

#3 Donald Cerrone up from #4

Upcoming Fights

#1 Rafael Dos Anjos vs #3 Donald Cerrone  in December @TBA

#6 Gilbert Melendez vs #7 Eddie Alvarez on June 13th @UFC188

#8 Michael Johnson vs #17 Beneil Dariush on August 23rd @UFN73

#9 Edson Barboza vs #27 Paul Felder on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

#11 Jorge Masavidal vs (WW) Cezar Ferreira @TUF 21 Finale

#12 Al Iaquinta vs #13 Bobby Green on July 15th @UFN71

#14 Josh Thompson vs #16 Tony Ferguson on July 15th @UFN71

#20 Ross Pearson vs #26 Evan Dunham on July 18th @UFN72

#21 Joe Lauzon vs #28 Takanori Gomi on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

#25 Rustam Khabilov vs Danny Castillo on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

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Welterweight (170lbs)

 170 June

Biggest Move

None (This division hasn’t changed much since last month)

Upcoming Fights

#1 Robbie Lawler vs #3 Rory McDonald on July 11th @UFC189

#7 Matt Brown vs Tim Means on July 11th @UFC189

#8 Damian Maia vs #23 Neil Magny on August 1st @UFC190

#9 Kelvin Gastelum vs #22(185lbs) Nate Marquardt on June 13th @UFC188

#10 Jake Ellenberger vs #20 Stephen Thompson on July 12th @TUF 21 Finale

#11 Rick Story vs #16 Erick Silva on June 27th @UFN70

#17 Gunnar Nelson vs #21 John Hathaway on July 11th @UFC189

#19 Brandon Thatch vs John Howard on July 11th @UFC189

#22 Alan Jouban vs Matt Dwyer on July 15th @UFN71

#27 Lorenz Larkin vs Santiago Pnozinibbio on June 27th @UFN70

#30 Ben Saunders vs Kenny Robertson on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

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Middleweight (185lbs)

185 June

Biggest Move

#5 Gegard Mousasi up 2 spots from #7

#14 Dan Henderson up 5 spots from #19

Upcoming Fights

#1 Chris Weidman vs #2 Luke Rockhold in Late 2015 @TBA

#4 Lyoto Machida vs #8 Yoel Romero on June 27th @UFN70

#10 Michael Bisping vs #11 Thales Leites on July 18th @UFN72

#20 Urija Hall vs Krzysztof Jotko on June 20th @UFN69

#26 Thiago Santos vs Steve Bosse on June 27th @UFN70

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Lightheavyweight (205lbs)

205 June

* Even though #1 Jon Jones is technically not the champion anymore, I still have him ranked as #1 since he was stripped of the title and didn’t actually lose the belt to another fighter.

Biggest Move

#2 Daniel Cormier up 2 spots from #4

Upcoming Fights

#2 Daniel Cormier vs #4 Alexander Gustafsson in late 2015 @TBA

#7 Glover Teixeira vs #8 Ovince St. Preux on August 8th @UFN73

#10 Shogun Rua vs #11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on August 1st @UFC190

#13 Rafael Cavalcante vs #14 Pat Cummins on August 1st @UFC190

#16 Gian Villante vs #23(185lbs) Tom Lawlor on July 25th @UFC on FOX 16

#18 Illir Latifi vs #28 Hans Stringer on July 18th @UFN72

#20 Nikita Krylov vs #25 Marcos Rogerio de Lima on June 27th @UFN70

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Heavyweight (265lbs)

 265 June

Biggest Move

#5 Andrei Arlovski up 2 spots from #7

Upcoming Fights

#1 Cain Velasquez vs #3 Fabricio Werdum on June 13th @UFC188

#10 Josh Barnett vs #12 Roy Nelson on September 27th @UFN78

#11 Frank Mir vs #20 Todd Duffee on July 15th @UFN71

#14 Bigfoot Silva vs #23 Soa Palelei  on August 1st @UFC190

#15 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs #19 Stefan Struve on August 1st @UFC190

#22 Jared Rosholt vs Timothy Johnson on August 8th @UFN73

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