The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC on ESPN+ 37! Check out all the changes below!
Men’s Pound for Pound: Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker moves up two spots to #12, causing Deiveson Figueiredo (#13) and Tony Ferguson (#14) to drop one spot.
Women’s Pound for Pound: Raquel Pennington debuts in the rankings at #15. With the removal of Tatiana Suarez due to inactivity, six other fighters moved up in the rankings: Aspen Ladd (#9), Katlyn Chookagian (#10), Cynthia Calvillo (#11), Claudia Gadelha (#12), Nina Ansaroff (#13), and Julianna Pena (#15).
Strawweight: Tatiana Suarez’s removal from the rankings has allowed Felice Herring to enter the list at #15 and most of the ranked fighters to move up, except for Nina Ansaroff who dropped to #6. The new top 5 rankings now include Rose Namajunas (#1), Jessica Andrade (#2), Joanna Jedrejczyk (#3), Carla Esparza (#4), and Claudia Gadelha (#5).
Women’s Flyweight: Jennifer Maia is now ranked #2, dropping Cynthia Calvillo down to #3.
Women’s Bantamweight: Lina Lansberg moves up one spot to #11, with Macy Chiasson falling a spot to #12.
Women’s Featherweight: N/A
Flyweight: Brandon Moreno is now the #1 contender in the division, with Joseph Benavidez now at #2. In other changes, Raulian Paiva is now #11, with David Dvorak at #12.
Bantamweight: Following Marlon Moraes’ loss to Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN+37, Moraes drops from #1 to 3. The #1 position is now occupied by “The Funkmaster” Aljamain Sterling, with Cory Sandhagen at #2. Cody Garbrandt is now ranked #4.
Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens and Arnold Allen alternate positions, with Stephens at #8 and Allen at #9. Allen will have an opportunity to rectify this when the two meet in November. Additionally, Shane Burgos and Sodiq Yusuff are now tied at #11.
Lightweight: No Changes
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley moves up to #6, with Demian Maia now at #7.
Middleweight: No Changes
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith moves up a spot to #6, dropping Volkan Oezdemir down to #7.
Heavyweight: After defeating Ben Rothwell at UFC on ESPN+ 37, Marcin Tybura returns to the rankings at #15. In other changes, Cyril Gane fell to #13 and Augosto Sakai is now tied for #9 with Shamil Abdrakimov.
You can view the full updated UFC rankings here.
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