Pound for Pound: No changes
Strawweight: Michelle Waterson moves up two spots to #7, with Karolina Kowalkiewicz dropping three spots to #9. Tatiana Suarez now sits alone at #3, no longer tied for Nina Ansaroff (#4) for that position, and Weili Zhang moved up one spot to #6.
Women’s Flyweight: Liz Carmouche moves up one spot to #4 to be tied with Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Jennifer Maia is now tied at #9 with Lauren Murphy.
Women’s Bantamweight: No changes
Flyweight: There were changes from #3 down to #15, with the only constants being Joseph Benavidez at #2 and Jussier Formiga as the #1 contender. Deiveson Figueiredo (#3), Wilson Reis (#4), and Alexandre Pantoja (#5) complete the top five. New entrants to the rankings include Jamie Alvarez (#15), Raulian Paiva (#14), and Louis Smolka (#13). The biggest jump was for Kai Kara France who moved up three spots to #11.
Bantamweight: Josh Emmett has moved up two spots after his UFC Philadelphia knockout of Michael Johnson, and Cub Swanson has dropped two spots to #10.
Featherweight: No changes
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje is now a top-five lightweight after his knockout of Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Philadelphia, with Gaethje rising three spots to #5. Kevin Lee is now at #6 and Edson Barboza dropped to #8.
Welterweight: No changes.
Middleweight: Jack Hermansson has cracked the top 10 after defeating David Branch via first-round submission at UFC Philadephia and is now at #10 in the middleweight rankings, and Brad Tavares dropped one spot to #11.
Light Heavyweight: No changes.
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa is now one spot beneath Justin Willis at #12 and Willis alone at #11.
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