UFC fighter rankings: Little change in the wake of UFC 166

Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor

The results of UFC 166 didn't do a lot to shake up the official UFC fighter rankings.

UFC 166 is in the books, and the only major changes in the UFC fighter rankings came in the women's bantamweight division. While there was some other minor shuffling in other divisions, Jessica Eye's win over Sarah Kaufman caused major upheaval in the only women's division in the UFC. Here's a quick look at the changes.

You can check out the full rankings here, and use the dropdown menu to see the individual picks of the five BE contributors (myself, T.P. Grant, Chris Hall, Fraser Coffeen, and Stephie Daniels).

Kaufman was the event's biggest loser in terms of ranking spots, falling from the number two contender's spot all the way to number five. Eye entered the list at 7, below Kaufman, but my guess is that she'll rise in the next few weeks once everyone gets her on their list. Miesha Tate, Sara McMann, and Liz Carmouche all moved up one spot to two, three, and four respectively. Eye's entry meant that Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie, and Julie Kedzie all fell one spot.

Heavyweight was the only other division actually affected by UFC 166. Roy Nelson's second straight loss saw him drop from nine to ten, with Stipe Miocic finally moving ahead of him. Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir also flip-flopped in the seven and eight spots for some reason.

In the P4P rankings, Jose Aldo once again moved ahead of Anderson Silva for the # 3 spot. They have traded the spot back and forth multiple times over the last few months. Erik Koch re-entered the featherweight rankings at 10, bumping out Darren Elkins. Matt Brown moved up to number 9 at welterweight, dropping Robbie Lawler to 10. And finally, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira moved ahead of Lyoto Machida into the five slot at light heavyweight, likely due to Machida's impending departure to the middleweight division.


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