The UFC’s most recent event in Boston offered up some great action and some weird inhaler circumstances. The most important fights naturally came high on the card, and women’s flyweight Maycee Barber ended up being the biggest rankings benefactor after an impressive stoppage win over Gillian Robertson.
Yair Rodriguez’s grudge match win helped him rankings-wise as well, though Dominick Reyes’ emphatic stoppage of Chris Weidman in the latter’s 205-pound debut didn’t move him up him at all. It should also be noted that Weidman is no longer ranked at 185 and didn’t make the rankings at 205.
Here’s a look at the changes this week.
P4P - Daniel Cormier has the six spot on his own again after dropping from a tie for five with Amanda Nunes.
Heavyweight - No changes.
Light Heavyweight - Johnny Walker is down one from a tie for ten to have the 11 spot on his own. Shogun Rua is up one to 13, dropping Misha Cirkunov to 14.
Middleweight - Weidman’s removal from the 185 ranking caused a bunch of fighters to move up a spot. Derek Brunson, Ian Heinisch, Uriah Hall, Brad Tavares, Antonio Carlos Junior, Edmen Shahbazyan, and Omari Akhmedov are all up one to eight through 14 respectively. Krzysztof Jotko is back in at 15.
Welterweight - No changes.
Lightweight - No changes.
Featherweight - Rodriguez moves up one to six, dropping the Korean Zombie to seven. Renato Moicano is up one to eight, while Stephens drops one to nine.
Bantamweight - Dominick Cruz drops from a tie for seven to take over eight on his own.
Flyweight - Rogerio Bontorin had the same situation as Cruz, dropping one to have eight all alone.
Women’s Bantamweight - No changes.
Women’s Flyweight - Barber’s big win moves her up two spots to ten. Alexis Davis and Montana De La Rosa each fall a spot, to 11 and 12. Antonina Shevchenko is up one to 13. Mara Romero Borella is down one to 14. Paige VanZant re-enters the rankings at 15.
Women’s Strawweight - Michelle Waterson drops from a tie for seven with Carla Esparza to have the eight ranking on her own.