UFC fighter rankings: Caraway on the move at 135, Munoz removed at 185

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Bryan Caraway's big win over Erik Perez at UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque helped him move into the top ten in the bantamweight division.

Bryan Caraway's win at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov might have been a bit controversial, but it was helpful in the rankings nonetheless. Caraway's fish-hook attracted some attention after the bout and may have upped his heel quotient a bit in the process, which could earn him a shot at an even bigger fight next time out. Also notable in this week's update is the removal of middleweight Mark Munoz due to contract negotiations. These types of things are going to happen more regularly going forward, so fans are just going to have to deal with it.

Anyway, let's take a look at the rest of things division-by-division.

P4P - No changes.

Heavyweight - Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub continue to flip-flop the 13 and 14 spots. It's Big Nog in the lead this week.

Light Heavyweight - Ovince St. Preux took over the 13 spot, bumping Vitor Belfort to 14.

Middleweight - With Munoz's removal, Costa Philippou moved up into his nine spot. C.B. Dollaway moved up two spots to 10, passing Yoel Romero. Francis Carmont is at 12, Tim Boetsch is at 13, Brad Tavares is at 14, and Thales Leites re-appeared at 15.

Welterweight - No changes.

Lightweight - Ben Henderson reclaimed his number one contender spot from Gilbert Melendez. Donald Cerrone dropped from a tie for five to owning the six spot on his own. Myles Jury moved past Michael Johnson for the eight spot.

Featherweight - No changes.

Bantamweight - Caraway moved up four spots to number ten. Dominick Cruz dropped two spots to 12, and Erik Perez dropped two spots to 14.

Flyweight - Joseph Benavidez is no longer tied with John Dodson for the number one contender spot and is now at two. Tim Elliott moved into a tie with Zach Makovsky for the nine spot.

Women's Bantamweight - No changes. Haven't been any for weeks.

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