A major upset in the women’s bantamweight division is the focus of this week’s USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings.

On Saturday at UFC 269, Julianna Pena pulled off one of the greatest upsets of all time by submitting Amanda Nunes to claim the bantamweight title. As a result, her ranking shot to the top of the list. Also, with the UFC lightweight title on the line in the main event of the final pay-per-view of 2021, Charles Oliveira recorded his first title defense by finishing Dustin Poirier, solidifying his position atop the 155-pound division. The event as a whole caused a few shifts across many divisions, as it was filled with top-ranked matchups.

This weekend, UFC Fight Night 199 features a heavyweight clash between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and rising star Chris Daukaus. Also, an important welterweight matchup between Belal Muhammad and Stephen Thompson could provide a shift in next week’s rankings.

Check out where those fighters rank in the dropdown above and be sure to find out next week where things stand.


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