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UFC fighter rankings: Usman and Willis up big, Mark Hunt removed

Kamaru Usman has taken his place among the welterweight elite in this week’s UFC rankings.

MMA: TUF Finale - Usman vs Dos Anjos Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC had two events last weekend, with the TUF Finale and UFC Adelaide taking place on successive nights. The most relevant fight from either event came in the welterweight division, with Kamaru Usman cementing his spot in title contention via a strong win over Rafael dos Anjos. On the Adelaide card, Junior dos Santos won his main event bout but it didn’t affect his spot in the rankings.

Instead, it was another heavyweight fight a little bit further down the card that did have some impact. Justin Willis’ tepid win over Mark Hunt led him to crack the top ten for the first time, while Hunt’s time in the rankings is over following his departure from the promotion.

Here’s a look at all the changes.

P4P - No changes.

Heavyweight - Willis moves up six spots to eight with the win over Hunt. Marcin Tybura drops one spot to nine. As mentioned, Hunt is out of the rankings due to being done with the UFC. Blagoy Ivanov enters the rankings at 15.

Light Heavyweight - Dominick Reyes moves up into a tie for seven with Jimi Manuwa. Shogun Rua is up one spot to 12 with a win, bumping Misha Cirkunov to 13. Nikita Krylov is up one to 14. Patrick Cummins re-enters the rankings at 15 with Tyson Pedro falling out.

Middleweight - No changes.

Welterweight - Usman is up three spots to two, bumping Darren Till to three. Dos Anjos falls two spots to five.

Lightweight - No changes.

Featherweight - No changes.

Bantamweight - Douglas Silva de Andrade is up one spot to 14. Rani Yahya is back in at 15.

Flyweight - The upheaval continues. Wilson Reis is up one to seven, bumping Dustin Ortiz to eight. Alex Perez is up two to ten despite losing to Joseph Benavidez. Magomed Bibulatov is up one spot to 12. Said Nurmagomedov is up two spots to 13. Ryan Benoit is up one to 14. Eric Shelton enters at 15.

Women’s Bantamweight - No changes.

Women’s Flyweight - No changes.

Women’s Strawweight - No changes.

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