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UFC fighter rankings: Woodley cracks top 10 P4P list following KO win vs. Lawler

Tyron Woodley's knockout win over Robbie Lawler netted him both the UFC welterweight belt and a place in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings.

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The UFC fighter rankings are out today -- from now on, they will be released on Wednesdays during UFC Tonight, unless there's no new episode, then it'll be updated on Monday -- and plenty of changes were made in the pound-for-pound list, as well as the welterweight division as a whole. Tyron Woodley put away Robbie Lawler with his vaunted right hand, and scored himself a place in the top 10 P4P rankings. Lawler didn't drop off the list entirely, but he did have a pretty big fall. Meanwhile, Jake Ellenberger is back in the top 15 at 170, while Yoel Romero returns to the 185 rankings following his USADA suspension.

Your complete UFC rankings list can be found here.

Pound-for-Pound: Daniel Cormier went up two places to 3rd, behind only Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson. Jon Jones is in 4th, and if he gets that two-year ban, he'll be off the list. Robbie Lawler plummeted from 4th to 12th, while Woodley rounds out the top 10. The new order for fighters 5-9 is Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and Stipe Miocic. Luke Rockhold dipped two spots to 14th, while T.J. Dillashaw completes the list.

Women's Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz soared three spots to #2 after her win over Rose Namajunas. Carla Esparza dropped to 3rd, Namajunas to 4th, and Tecia Torres to 5th. Valerie Letourneau moved up a spot to 8th, sending Maryna Moroz to 9th.

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi is tied for 3rd with Jussier Formiga, while Wilson Reis' win over Hector Sandoval sees him climb to #6, above #7 ranked Zach Makovsky.

Women's Bantamweight: No changes

Bantamweight: Johnny Eduardo's now in 14th, having previously been tied for 13th with Jimmie Rivera.

Featherweight: No changes

Lightweight: No changes

Welterweight: Woodley was ranked #4 prior to winning the belt. Lawler is ranked #1, then Stephen Thompson at #2, Rory MacDonald at #3, and Demian Maia at #4. Matt Brown fell out of the top 10, going from 9th to 12th, which results in bumps up for Rick Story (#9), Dong Hyun Kim (#10), and Gunnar Nelson (#11). Jake Ellenberger rounds out the list at #15.

Middleweight: Lyoto Machida moved up into a tie for 7th with Gegard Mousasi. Yoel Romero is back in the rankings, but I assume through the mixture of media members unaware he could be ranked again, as well as just not ranking Romero out of principle until he actually fights again, resulted in him getting placed at #15.

Light Heavyweight: No changes

Heavyweight: No changes