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UFC fighter rankings: New #1 P4P, changes all over the place

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Three events in one week and two title changes have thrown the UFC rankings into upheaval.

There are many weeks where UFC have little to no effect on the official rankings. This is not one of those weeks. With three events, two title changes, and all sorts of ranked fighters winning and losing, there have been a ton of changes. There's a whole new top 3 in the pound-for-pound list, two new champions, and a whole lot more. Without further ado, let's get to it.

P4P - You new number one P4P fighter in the world is none other that flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. His stellar title reign, along with a host of new champions, puts him in the spot for the very first time. He moved up one spot from two. Recently-reinstated Jon Jones moves up two spots to number two. New featherweight champion Conor McGregor is up a huge nine spots to three. T.J. Dillashaw, Fabricio Werdum, and Robbie Lawler are all up one spot to four, five, and six respectively. Former # 1 Jose Aldo dropped five spots into a tie for six with Lawler. New middleweight champ Luke Rockhold entered the list at nine. Rafael dos Anjos dropped one to ten. Former MW champ Chris Weidman plunged a massive eight spots to 11. Cain Velasquez and Ronda Rousey both dropped two spots each to 12 and 13 respectively. Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Holly Holm dropped one spot to 14 and 15.

Whew, that was lengthy.

Heavyweight - Jared Rosholt moved up into a tie for 13 with Matt Mitrione.

Light Heavyweight - No changes.

Middleweight - Rockhold is up into the champ slot, with Weidman now the number one contender. Yoel Romero moved up one spot to two after his win over Ronaldo Souza, who dropped one spot to three. Vitor Belfort also dropped out of a tie for three down to four.

Welterweight - Demian Maia's rankings rant appears to have worked a bit, as he is up one spot to five. That drops Matt Brown to six. Kelvin Gastelum is up one spot to 12, with Ben Henderson jumping two spots to 13. Gunnar Nelson dropped two spots to 14 after his loss to Maia. Thiago Alves dropped one to 15.

Lightweight - Tony Ferguson's big win over Edson Barboza moved him up two spots to five, bumping Michael Johnson and Barboza to six and seven respectively. Bobby Green moved up one spot to 11, with Henderson still hanging around the LW rankings at 12. Michael Chiesa enters the list at 14, bumping Nate Diaz to 15.

Featherweight - McGregor is now the champ, with Aldo slotted in as the number one contender. Frankie Edgar didn't move despite his KO win over number three Chad Mendes (who didn't move either). Max Holloway moved up to four with his UFC 194 win, dropping Ricardo Lamas to five. Jeremy Stephens dropped one spot to eight, which allowed the guy he beat a few months ago, Dennis Bermudez, to pass him for the seven spot. Come on, rankers. Get you $%$ together.

Bantamweight - Urijah Faber's win over Frankie Saenz was enough for him to pass perpetually-injured Raphael Assuncao for the three spot. Bryan Caraway moved into a tie with Thomas Almeida for the six spot.

Flyweight - No changes.

Women's Bantamweight - Sarah Kaufman moved back into the top five, dropping Julianna Pena to six.

Women's Strawweight - Tecia Torres moved up to four, dropping Jessica Penne to five. Randa Markos took the number seven spot from Paige VanZant, who got blasted last Thursday. Maryna Moroz also moved back into the top 10, demoting Michelle Waterson to 11.