The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC on ESPN 16! Check out all the changes below!
Women’s Pound for Pound: Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie both advance one position. Holm is ranked #7 and Germaine de Randamie is ranked #8 in spite of the fact that de Randamie is currently ranked higher than Holm in the bantamweight division and holds a victory over Holm in the featherweight division in a championship bout. This moved Tatiana Suarez down two positions to #9. Julianna Pena is now at #15 after her loss to de Randamie, and the #12-14 are now occupied by Cynthia Cavillo (#12), Claudia Gadelha (#13), and Nina Ansaroff (#14).
Strawweight: No Changes
Women’s Flyweight: No Changes
Women’s Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie remains at #1, and Holm remains at #2 after their victories at UFC on ESPN 16. Julianna Pena’s loss sends her back two spots to #6, and Irene Aldana moves ahead of her to #5 despite her loss to Holm in the main event. Raquel Pennington also moved up one position to #4.
Women’s Featherweight: N/A
Flyweight: Following a second impressive performance from Brandon Royval at UFC 253, he moves up to #7 after defeating Kai Kara-France, who drops one position to #8. Also moving down are Rogerio Bontorin (#9) and Raulian Paiva (#12).
Bantamweight: No Changes
Featherweight: Arnold Allen moves up one position to #8 with Jeremy Stephens dropping one spot to #9.
Lightweight: No Changes
Welterweight: No Changes
Middleweight: No Changes
Light Heavyweight: No Changes
Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane moves up one spot to be tied with Sergei Pavlovich at #12.
You can view the full updated UFC rankings here.
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