The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC 266! Check out all the changes below!
Men’s Pound for Pound: After a Jon Jones arrest and UFC President Dana White being vocal about Usman being the undisputed pound-for-pound best fighter both taking place last week, the panel has finally caved and ranked The Nigerian Nightmare at #1 ahead of Jon Jones (#2), who has not competed in over a year and a half. Also, Alexander Volkanovski moved ahead of Israel Adesanya in the rankings, with Volkanovski now at #3 and Adesanya at #4. This comes after Volkanovski’s epic victory over Brian Ortega at UFC 266, which extended the Australian’s winning streak to 20.
Women’s Pound for Pound: Jéssica Andrade (#5) moves ahead of Joanna Jędrzejczyk (#6) in the rankings after her first-round TKO of Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 266. Additionally, Yan Xiaonan (#13) and Julianna Peña (#14) swap places. Lauren Murphy also fell two spots to #15 following her decisive loss to Valentina Shevchenko (#2) at Saturday’s pay-per-view.
Strawweight: No Changes
Women’s Flyweight: Taila Santos (#9) moves up three spots after her victory over Roxanne Modafferi (#11), who dropped two spots after the loss. Additionally, Andrea Lee fell one position to #12.
Women’s Bantamweight: No Changes
Women’s Featherweight: N/A
Flyweight: No Changes
Bantamweight: No Changes
Featherweight: No Changes
Lightweight: Dan Hooker moves up to #6 after his win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266 to become tied with Tony Ferguson. Rafael dos Anjos drops one spot to #8.
Welterweight: No Changes
Middleweight: No Changes
Light Heavyweight: No Changes
Heavyweight: Chris Daukaus moved up three spots to now be ranked #7 after his KO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov (#8) at UFC 266, causing Marcin Tybura (#9) and Augusto Sakai (#10) to drop one position.
You can view the full updated UFC rankings here.
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