It was a good weekend to be Brazilian, as Rafael dos Anjos, Thales Leites, and Wilson Reis all came away with wins at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa. Dos Anjos and Leites were the biggest movers in this week's rankings update, with the lightweight moving into the top 3 and Leites crawling closer towards top 10 territory. The pound-for-pound rankings changed up a bit following the removal of the defeated Ben Henderson, while welterweight saw a new entrant into the top 15.
You can view the complete rankings here, as well as look at the individual ballots submitted by each media member. This week, Bloody Elbow is represented by T.P. Grant and Fraser Coffeen.
Pound-For-Pound: Ben Henderson is no longer in the P4P list. Gilbert Melendez takes his spot at 15, while Alexander Gustafsson (13th) and Daniel Cormier (14th) each go up one spot. Johny Hendricks is up to 9th while Ronda Rousey completes the top 10. Chris Weidman is the new 4th best P4P fighter as Demetrious Johnson is bumped to 5th.
Women's Bantamweight: Despite her loss to Sara McMann, Lauen Murphy enters the top 15 while Jessica Racokzy falls out entirely.
Flyweight: John Lineker inches further up the rankings by surpassing Ali Bagautinov at 6th. Zach Makovsky goes up to 9th, Tim Elliott improves to 10th, and Brad Pickett falls to 11th, even though the Brit's next fight will be at bantamweight.
Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland moves down to #6 while Takeya Mizugaki takes Wineland's previous 5th spot. Wilson Reis is now un-ranked as he's switched to flyweight, and Yves Jabouin has taken his place at #15. Please note that Mike Easton is not only still ranked, but he's at #14, directly above the guy he just lost to.
Featherweight: No changes
Lightweight: As mentioned earlier, Rafael dos Anjos is now 3rd, behind Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ben Henderson falls 3 spots to 4th, while Donald Cerrone completes the top 5.
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley takes 3rd, dropping Carlos Condit to 4th. Demian Maia and Jake Ellenberger switch places, as the Brazilian assumes 7th spot and Ellenberger 8th. Jordan Mein enters the rankings for the first time at 13th, while Mike Pyle is sent to 15th.
Middleweight: Thales Leites shot up from 15th to 12th, swapping places with Francis Carmont, whose ranking could be moot if the UFC decides to release him. Yoel Romero rounds out the top 10 while Costas Philippou drops to 11th.
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson moves into a 4th place tie with Glover Teixeira, while Ryan Bader goes up to #7, while Dan Henderson dips to #8.
Heavyweight: No changes