UFC Rankings Report: JDS Makes Monster Climb

We have the updated UFC Rankings report to pass along, as Junior dos Santos makes a monster climb up the heavyweight rankings following his recent win.

Junior dos Santos
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The UFC Rankings have been updated after UFC on ESPN+ 4 this past weekend. Check out all the changes below!

Pound for Pound: No changes.

Women’s Strawweight: No changes.

Women’s Flyweight: No changes.

Women’s Bantamweight: On the ESPN+ 4 prelims, Yana Kunitskaya defeated Marion Reneau via unanimous decision. Kunitskaya moved up two spots to #7, while Reneau dropped down two spots to #8. (#6) Aspen Ladd moved up one spot, and (#9) Sara McMann dropped down one.

Flyweight: No flyweight fights took place on the UFC Wichita card. However, TJ Dillashaw moved up three spots to #10. Also, Jordan Espinosa has been moved up to #15 after previously being unranked. (#11) Magomed Bibulatov, (#12) Eric Shelton, and (#13) Ryan Benoit all dropped down a spot.

Bantamweight: No changes.

Featherweight: No changes.

Lightweight: No changes.

Welterweight: Rocco Martin is now ranked at #15 after previously being unranked. He did not compete on the UFC on ESPN+ 4 card.

Middleweight: No changes.

Light Heavyweight: No changes.

Heavyweight: In the main event of UFC Wichita, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos defeated Derrick Lewis via second-round TKO. Also on the main card, Blagoy Ivanov defeated Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision. Now, “JDS” has shot up an amazing five spots to #3. (#14) Ivanov jumped up one spot while (#5) Lewis dropped two spots. (#6) Alexander Volkov, (#7) Alistair Overeem, (#8) Cain Velasquez, (#11) Marcin Tybura, and (#15) Andrei Arlovski all dropped down one spot.

What do you think about the new UFC rankings?