The UFC rankings have been current subsequent UFC 261! Verify out all the alterations down below!
Men’s Pound for Pound: Contrary to Khabib Nurmagomedov just before him, Kamaru Usman does not get his would like to be positioned at #1 on the pound-for-pound rankings around Jon Jones, and the rankings remain exactly the identical this 7 days, like Jones at #1 and Usman at #2.
Women’s Pound for Pound: Rose Namajunas moves up to #3 after defeating Zhang Weili for the UFC strawweight championship at UFC 261, with Zhang slipping 1 spot down to #4. Jéssica Andrade drops a person place down to #6 soon after currently being defeated by Valentina Shevchenko, and Joanna Jędrzejczyk moves up a place to #5. Adhering to her most up-to-date acquire, Shevchenko continues to be rated #2, a place powering Amanda Nunes.
Strawweight: With Rose Namajunas now a two-time champion, Zhang Weili is the #1 contender.
Women’s Flyweight: No Variations
Women’s Bantamweight: No Variations
Women’s Featherweight: N/A
Flyweight: No Modifications
Bantamweight: No Alterations
Featherweight: There ended up some very appealing alterations in the featherweight rankings this 7 days. Two times just after the rankings ended up up to date, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Jeremy Stephens are even now lacking from the rankings. There have been no reviews for the purpose why. Apart from an inconceivably delayed glitch, one particular can only speculate that this is for the reason that Magomedsharipov has not competed due to the fact November 2019. The issue with this line of reasoning is that Yair Rodriguez is ranked at #3 despite not competing considering the fact that Oct of 2019. As for Stephens, he competed in May well of 2020, which is underneath a 12 months in the past, however he, too, was taken off. This could be linked to some punitive evaluate for Stephens’ shoving Drakkar Klose hours ahead of their scheduled bout at UFC Vegas 24 and forcing the bout’s cancellation, but there are no formal reports on the leads to for these adjustments.
In addition to these removals, days in advance of the two satisfy in the co-most important occasion of UFC Vegas 25, Giga Chikadze (#14) and Cub Swanson (#15) coincidentally surface in the rankings.
Zabit’s removal has caused #3-13 to every single go up for a new-glance featherweight rankings. The new top 5 is as follows:
- Max Holloway (exact)
- Mind Ortega (same)
- Yair Rodriguez (+1)
- Chan Sung Jung (+1)
- Calvin Kattar (+1)
Light-weight: Donald Cerrone suddenly appears in the rankings at #15 a 7 days prior to he is scheduled to return to action at UFC Vegas 26. Gregor Gillespie moves up a location to #14.
Welterweight: Right after dropping to the winner Kamaru Usman at UFC 261, Jorge Masvidal drops 1 place to #5, with Stephen Thompson now up at #4. Khamzat Chimaev is also back again in the rankings at #15. Geoff Neal (#10), Li Jingliang (#11), Belal Muhamad (#12), Sean Brady (#13), and Robbie Lawler (#14) all transfer up one place after Tyron Woodley’s elimination from the rankings, as he is at the moment no for a longer period under agreement with the UFC.
Middleweight: Uriah Corridor moves up 1 location to #8 soon after his injury-ridden gain above Chris Weidman at UFC 261, resulting in Kelvin Gastelum to drop a location to #9. Additionally, Omari Akhmedov (#12) and Kevin Holland (#13) swap areas.
Mild Heavyweight: No Modifications. Anthony Smith (#6) and Jim Crute (#13) keep on being in the exact same positions just after Smith’s victory above Crute at UFC 261.
Heavyweight: No Variations.
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