UFC fighter rankings: Movement in every division

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 169 brought out a bunch of changes in the official UFC rankings.

UFC 169 featured a few fights that were relevant to the divisional rankings, but it seems that the panelists wanted to make a few other moves as well. The top 15's are continuing their evolution, and this led to changes in all 10 of the divisions that are covered by the rankings. Without further ado, let's get down to it.

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

P4P - Renan Barao's stopppage win over Urijah Faber saw him move up at P4P, going from six to four and passing Demetrious Johnson and Chris Weidman. Alexander Gustafsson also made his P4P debut in the 15 spot.

Heavyweight - Lots of movement. Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett flip-flopped the five and six spots again, which is the fourth time in the last two months. Alistair Overeem's win at UFC 169 moved him up two spots to number seven, causing Stipe Miocic to fall to eight and nine respectively. Roy Nelson moved up one spot to 10, with Frank Mir falling out of the top 10 for the first time in many years. He's in the 11 spot.

Light Heavyweight - Like Silva and Barnett, Mauricio Rua and Dan Henderson have been playing ping pong with the six and seven spots at 205 for a while. This week, it's Hendo in the higher position.

Middleweight - Only one minor change, and that's Thales Leites moving into the number 15 spot.

Welterweight - The bottom of the top 15 is still bouncing around, with Josh Koscheck passing Rick Story for the thirteen spot.

Lightweight - Rustam Khabilov moved up one spot to 14, bouncing Diego Sanchez down to 15.

Featherweight - A title shot loss for Ricardo Lamas has caused him to move down one spot in the rankings from two to three. Taking over number two is former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar.

Bantamweight - Former champ Dominick Cruz continues to climb despite not fighting. He's at nine now, bumping Iuri Alcantara to ten. Alex Caceres moved up two spots to 13, bumping Bryan Caraway and Ivan Menjivar to 14 and 15 respectively.

Flyweight - Ali Bagautinov's UFC 169 win moved him up two spots to number five. Dropping to six is the guy he beat, John Lineker. Jussier Formiga also slid one spot to seven.

Women's Bantamweight - The recent news of Jessica Eye's drug test failure has caused her to drop a spot in the rankings, below the woman she went to a No Decision with, Sarah Kaufman. Kaufman is at five while Eye is at six.

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