UFC fighter rankings: Women's division shook up after TUF 17 Finale

USA TODAY Sports

The women's bantamweight rankings saw some major changes after Cat Zingano beat Miesha Tate on Saturday night.

For the second week in a row, a minor event didn't cause a huge wave of changes in the UFC's official fighter rankings. But there was one division that was pretty shook up - the women's bantamweight division. Cat Zingano's big third-round stoppage of Miesha Tate not only earned her a TUF coaching gig, it earned her a title shot against Ronda Rousey. And the panel reflected that immediately.

Zingano ended up moving from the 4 spot all the way to the top of the challengers list with the win, as expected. Number two Sarah Kaufman stayed in the same spot, but Tate fell two slots to number three. This also caused Rousey's last challenger Liz Carmouche to fall to number four. Sheila Gaff also passed Germaine de Randamie for the nine spot.

In every other division, things were pretty quiet. UFC on Fuel 9 main event winner Gegard Mousasi moved up a spot to number nine at light heavyweight despite defeating a guy making his UFC debut. This caused injured Ryan Bader to drop to the 10 spot. Travis Browne took over the number 10 spot at heavyweight following his quick win over Gabriel Gonzaga, bumping Cheick Kongo off the list. The only other change came in the featherweight division where Erik Koch and Nik Lentz flip-flopped the nine and ten spots.

Business should pick up in the next two weeks with UFC on Fox 7 and UFC 159 featuring a total of 17 ranked fighters.

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