For the first time in a long time, the UFC rankings have been shuffled quite a bit by the results of an event. Unsurprisingly, it was just the biggest event in UFC history. With Khabib Nurmagomedov’s defeat of former two-division champ Conor McGregor, the pound-for-pound standings have flipped around a bunch. In addition to that, the flyweight and light heavyweight divisions saw a fighter go up big after an important win in Vegas.
Without further ado, here are all the changes coming out of UFC 229.
P4P - Khabib is now the second-ranked fighter at pound-for-pound, moving up a huge six spots from eight. Eight is where Conor ended up, dropping six spots. Henry Cejudo is up two spots into a tie for nine with Stipe Miocic. Cris Cyborg fell one spot to 11.
Heavyweight - No changes.
Light Heavyweight - Dominick Reyes’ nice win over Ovince Saint Preux (which should have been a KO) saw him move up six big spots to six in this thin division. Corey Anderson fell one to seven. OSP fell two to nine. Anthony Smith, Misha Cirkunov, and Shogun Rua all fell one each to ten, 11, and 12. Nikita Krylov is up one to 13. Patrick Cummins is down one to 14.
Middleweight - For some weird reason, Thiago Santos re-entered the rankings at 15. Even though he’s fighting at 205. Go rankings panel.
Welterweight - No changes.
Lightweight - Tony Ferguson is now your official number one contender at 155. McGregor slips to two.
Featherweight - No changes.
Bantamweight - No changes.
Flyweight - Jussier Formiga’s win over Sergio Pettis moved him up three spots to take over the two spot. Pettis, Joseph Benavidez, and Ray Borg all fell one spot each to the three, four, and five spots respectively.
Women’s Bantamweight - Aspen Ladd’s impressive victory over Tonya Evinger moves her up two spots into a tie for seven with Marion Reneau. Sara McMann fell one spot to nine. Yana Kunitskaya debuted at number ten with her win over Lina Lansberg. Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana both fell one spot to 11 and 12 respectively. Lansberg fell two to 14. Evinger is in at 15.
Women’s Flyweight - No changes.
Women’s Strawweight - Michelle Waterson’s win over Felice Herrig moved her up one spot to seven, dropping Carla Esparza to eight.