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UFC fighter rankings: Colby Covington stays put at welterweight

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Check out the change in the UFC rankings coming out of the UFC on ESPN event last weekend.

UFC Fight Night: Covington v Lawler Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

At UFC on ESPN 5 last weekend, Colby Covington kept up his winning ways and offended a lot of people with his post-fight comments. Covington cruised to a dominant decision victory over former champion Robbie Lawler, and was declared to be the next welterweight title shot by UFC president Dana White.

But he still didn’t move in the rankings. “Chaos” stayed put in the two spot in the newest list, below former champ Tyron Woodley.

Other than that non-news, there weren’t a lot of changes at all coming out of the event. Only one person moved up more than two spots in this week’s update, and despite some good action, there just wasn’t a ton of relevancy on the New Jersey card.

Here’s a look at the few changes this week.

P4P - Max Holloway is up one spot to five, dropping Amanda Nunes to six. Tony Ferguson breaks back into the top ten, bumping Stipe Miocic down to 11.

Heavyweight - No changes.

Light Heavyweight - Daniel Cormier is the number one contender again. Thiago Santos is down one into the two spot. Ilir Latifi and and Glover Teixeira flip-flopped the nine and ten spots.

Middleweight - Brad Tavares is up one to 11, dropping Uriah Hall to 12. Anderson Silva is up one to 14. Krzysztof Jotko re-enters the rankings at 15.

Welterweight - As mentioned, Covington stayed at two and Tyron Woodley is still the number one contender. Demian Maia is up two spots to ten. Ben Askren dropped to 11, while Robbie Lawler is down one to 12.

Lightweight - Gregor Gillespie moves up one spot to 11, putting Charles Oliveira down to 12.

Featherweight - No changes.

Bantamweight - No changes.

Flyweight - Matt Schnell is the biggest mover this week, up four spots to nine. Jordan Espinosa fell three spots to 12. Alex Perez and Raulian Paiva are down one each to 13 and 14.

Women’s bantamweight - Marion Reneau is up one spot to nine. Irene Aldana is down two spots to 11. Nicco Montano enters the rankings at 15.

Women’s flyweight - Andrea Lee is up one to six, bumping Viviane Araujo to seven. Lauren Murphy and Alexis Davis flip-flopped the nine and ten spots. Maycee Barber is up one to 12. Antonina Shevchenko enters the rankings at 13. Mara Romero Borella drops two to 14.

Women’s strawweight - No changes.