The bracketed number to the right of the fighter indicates the fighters prior ranking. These rankings are unofficial as North Star Sports is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by the UFC.

Light Heavyweight (May 20)Light Heavyweight (December 19)Change
CJon JonesCJan Blachowicz+3
1Dominick Reyes1Glover Teixeira+3
2Thiago Santos2Thiago SantosEVEN
3Jan Blachowicz3Dominick Reyes-2
4Glover Teixeira4Aleksandar Rakic+5
5Corey Anderson5Jiri Prochazka+11
6Anthony Smith6Volkan Oezdemir+1
7Volkan Oezdemir7Anthony Smith-1
8Alexander Gustafsson8Nikita Krylov+2
9Aleksandar Rakic9Johnny Walker+2
10Nikita Krylov10Misha Cirkunov+3
11Johnny Walker11Jimmy Crute+4
12Ryan Spann12Magomed Ankalaev+2
13Misha Cirkunov13Ryan Spann-1
14Magomed Ankalaev14Paul Craig+2
15Jimmy Crute15Mauricio Rua+1
   Jon Jones (Vacated LHW Belt)-16
   Corey Anderson (Left UFC)-11
   Alexander Gustafsson (Moved to HW)-8