We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend’s UFC on ESPN 1 event. Check out the changes here:
Pound for Pound: No changes.
Women’s Strawweight: Cynthia Calvillo’s win over Cortney Casey bumped her up two spots to #10. Casey (#13) dropped down two spots after her defeat. As a result (#11) Felice Herrig dropped a spot and (#12) Alexa Grasso moved up one.
Women’s Flyweight: Andrea Lee outclassed Ashlee Evans-Smith on the ESPN preliminary card. The victory moves her up four spots to #10. (#12) Montana De La Rosa moves down a spot, while (#14) Paige VanZant goes up one.
Women’s Bantamweight: No changes.
Flyweight: No changes.
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling’s victory over Jimmie Rivera shook up the 135-pound rankings. Sterling shot up two spots to claim the #5 spot. (#3) Raphael Assuncao and (#14) Petr Yan also shot up one spot each. (#4) Dominick Cruz, (#6) Jimmie Rivera, (#7) John Lineker, and (#15) Ricky Simon all dropped one spot.
Featherweight: No changes.
Lightweight: Paul Felder’s victory over James Vick certainly caused some changes to the 155-pound rankings. Felder, who was previously unranked, shot all the way up to #10 with his win. In turn, Vick, who was previously ranked 10th, dropped down four spots to #14. (#12) Alexander Hernandez moved up one spot, while (#13) Nate Diaz and (#15) Charles Oliveira all dropped one spot.
Welterweight: Vicente Luque defeated Bryan Barberena in an impressive showing on the UFC on ESPN 1 main card. With the win, Luque goes from being unranked to #14. (#15) Geoff Neal dropped one spot as a result.
Middleweight: No changes.
Light Heavyweight: No changes.
Heavyweight: In the UFC Phoenix main event, Francis Ngannou walked through Cain Velasquez in under a minute. Ngannou has jumped up one spot to #2. Cain Velasquez, who was previously unranked after over two years away, is no ranked #7. (#3) Derrick Lewis, (#8) Junior dos Santos, (#9) Aleksei Oleinik, (#10) Marcin Tybura, (#11) Justin Willis, (#12) Tai Tuivasa, (#13) Shamil Abdurakhimov, (#14) Walt Harris, and (#15) Andrei Arlovski all dropped down a spot.
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