UFC fighter rankings: Dong Hyun Kim cracks welterweight top ten

Paolo Tabuena

TUF China Finale main event victor Dong Hyun Kim has broken into the top ten at 170 in the latest edition of the UFC fighter rankings.

The TUF China Finale was extremely light on relevance, but there were still a bunch of minor changes in the UFC fighter rankings. The only important thing that came out of the Macau show in terms of divisional standing is that headliner Dong Hyun Kim is now a top-ten fighter in the welterweight division. As for everything else? Some of it is just weird.

As usual, I'll break it down by division.

P4P - A couple of changes that kind of came out of nowhere. Chris Weidman passed Demetrious Johnson for the number five spot, while Anthony Pettis passed Anderson Silva for the number seven spot. Down at the bottom, Alexander Gustafsson moved into the 14 spot, bumping Urijah Faber to 15.

Heavyweight - Daniel Cormier has almost finished his drop out of the heavyweight rankings, falling two spots to 15. This allowed Stefan Struve and Brendan Schaub to move up to 13 and 14 respectively.

Light Heavyweight - Cormier moved up one more spot to five, passing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Middleweight - No changes.

Welterweight - Demian Maia fell two spots to number eight, allowing Jake Shields and Matt Brown to move up one spot to six and seven respectively. And as mentioned above, Kim claimed the number 10 spot, bumping Tyron Woodley to number 11.

Lightweight - Rustam Khabilov and Michael Johnson continue to bounce back and forth in the 13 and 14 spots. It's Khabilov at 13 this week.

Featherweight - Conor McGregor fell two spots to number 14, which allowed Dennis Bermudez and Tatsuya Kawajiri to move up one spot each to 12 and 13.

Bantamweight - Raphael Assuncao moved up into to a tie for the number two spot with Michael McDonald.

Flyweight - Jussier Formiga moved into the six spot, bumping John Lineker down to seven. Scott Jorgensen also moved up one spot to 12, bumping Dustin Ortiz to 13.

Women's Bantamweight - No changes.

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