The latest official UFC fighter rankings have been released, and thanks to a double-event weekend, there was plenty of changes.
In the pound-for-pound Top-15, Chris Weidman and Demetrious Johnson flipped fourth and fifth, while Johny Hendricks passed Ronda Rousey for eighth. Also, Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier each moved up a spot, and Gilbert Melendez, debuted after Benson Henderson’s loss.
Henderson’s defeat to Rafael dos Anjos caused a stir amongst the lightweight Top-5, as “Smooth” fell from No. 1 to fourth, while Melendez, Khabib Nurmagoemdov and dos Anjos all sit ahead of him.
Thales Leites moved up three spots at middleweight after his win over Francis Carmont, who dropped three spots.
Tyron Woodley moved back ahead of Carlos Condit and into third at welterweight, while Takeya Mizugaki passed Eddie Wineland for fifth at bantamweight.