UFC fighter rankings: Edgar moves ahead of Swanson, Rousey climbs up P4P rankings

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Frankie Edgar's 3rd round TKO of B.J. Penn was apparently enough to persuade rankers to rank him ahead of Cub Swanson in the latest UFC rankings update.

With two events over the weekend, the UFC waited until Tuesday to unveil its latest rankings update. There weren't too many major changes, but the key ones involved Frankie Edgar re-claiming his #2 spot at featherweight, while Ronda Rousey's destruction of Alexis Davis moved her up in the P4P chain. A couple of fighters from UFC 175 who suffered losses still found themselves going up one spot.

You can check out the full rankings here, along with the individual selections of Bloody Elbow writers Fraser Coffeen and T.P. Grant.

Pound-for-Pound: Ronda Rousey is now the #9 ranked P4P fighter in the sport, while Johny Hendricks rounds out the top 10.

Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz moves to #12 over 13th ranked Louis Gaudinot.

Bantamweight: Alex Caceres may have lost, but that didn't deter rankers from putting him in the top 10 and knocking Francisco Rivera down to 11.

Featherweight: Apparently beating an un-ranked, no wins since 2010 B.J. Penn was good enough for Frankie Edgar to overtake Cub Swanson in the #2 spot. Swanson is once again #3. Nik Lentz, who won his last fight, fell two spots to 9th while Clay Guida (#7) and Dennis Siver (#8) each go up 1 spot.

Lightweight: Myles Jury is bumped to 8th while Michael Johnson falls to 9th.

Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine (#9) swaps places with Dong Hyun Kim (#10).

Middleweight: Even with a loss, Lyoto Machida moves up in the rankings, tying Vitor Belfort in 2nd place.

Light Heavyweight: Sensibility is restored as Ryan Bader (#8) once again is ranked ahead of Mauricio Rua (#9).

Heavyweight: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (#12) switches places with Stefan Struve (#13), who obviously didn't fight on Saturday.

Women's Bantamweight: Alexis Davis fell to #3 while Miesha Tate is once again #2.

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