The first UFC event of the year is in the books, and it led to a few changes in the UFC rankings. But the biggest move had nothing to do with the event - a new P4P king. Who just happens to be the old king. A certain former light heavyweight champion that just came off suspension.
With Jon Jones back on top, Demetrious Johnson's brief run at the top of the P4P list is over. Of course, he will be called the "pound-for-pound best fighter in the world" along with the 15 other guys the UFC chooses to promote as such. So this doesn't hurt him too badly.
Let's take a look at all the changes, starting with the new P4P list.
P4P - As mentioned, good ol' JBJ is tops once again, and Mighty Mouse is at two. With his close win at UFC 195, Robbie Lawler moved up one spot to five. champ Rafael dos Anjos moved up two spots to six. Fabricio Werdum fell two spots to eight. Holly Holm moved into a tie with Ronda Rousey for 14 (weird!).
Heavyweight - Stipe Miocic picked up a big win over Andrei Arlovski in the co-main of UFC 195, and it shook up the hefty hefty hefty division rankings. Miocic is up one spot to two, while Alistair Overeem is up two, ina t tie for three. with Arlovski (who fell one). Junior dos Santos also fell one to five. Ben Rothwell and Josh Barnett continued to trade seven and eight back and forth, with Rothwell ahead this week. Jared Rosholt also passed Antonio Silva for 12. Yawn.
Light Heavyweight - No changes.
Middleweight - No changes.
Lightweight - Edson Barboza dropped two spots to eight. This allowed Nate Diaz and Beneil Dariush to move up a spot, to six and seven respectively. Michael Chiesa passed Ben Henderson for 13. Evan Dunham is back on the list at 15.