UFC Rankings Report: Francis Ngannou Bulldozes Up The Rankings

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Vegas 260! Check out all the changes below!

Men’s Pound for Pound: As could be expected, Francis Ngannou made a gigantic leap up the rankings after knocking out Stipe Miocic to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. Ngannou is now ranked #5 after climbing up eight spots. The top 5 now consists of: Jon Jones (#1), Kamaru Usman (#2), Alexander Volkanovski (#3), Israel Adesanya (#4), and Francis Ngannou (#5). Volkanovski and Adesanya both moved up one spot after Miocic’s fall. Miocic is now ranked #7 after dropping four spots. 

The following fighters dropped in the rankings: Stipe Miocic (#7), Jan Blachowicz (#8), Max Holloway (#9), Deiveson Figueiredo (#10), Justin Gaethje (11), and Robert Whittaker (#13). 

Dustin Poirier (#6), Petr Yan (#12), Aljamain Sterling (#14), and Conor McGregor (#15) remained in the same positions. 

Women’s Pound for Pound: No Changes

Strawweight: No Changes

Women’s Flyweight: Miranda Maverick debuts in the rankings at #15 after her victory over Gillian Robertson at UFC 260. 

Women’s Bantamweight: No Changes

Women’s Featherweight: N/A

Flyweight: No Changes

Bantamweight: No Changes

Featherweight: No Changes

Lightweight: No Changes

Welterweight: Vicente Luque shoots up four spots to #6 after defeating Tyron Woodley at UFC 260, which drops Michael Chiesa one spot down to #7. Meanwhile, Woodley clings to his status as a top-10 fighter at #10.

Middleweight: No Changes

Light Heavyweight: No Changes

Heavyweight: With Francis Ngannou now champion, Stipe Miocis has become the #1 contender.

You can view the full updated UFC rankings here

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