The last event of the UFC year is in the books, and it was a big one for Rob Font. The six-year UFC vet is on the best streak of his career, winning three bouts in a row with the last coming over former title challenger Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17. It earned him his second performance bonus in a row, and led him to rocket up the bantamweight rankings - right into the top five.
The rest of the card was decision-heavy and didn’t do a lot to the rankings in other divisions. But here’s a look at what did change going into 2021.
Men’s P4P - No changes.
Heavyweight - Aleksei Oleinik is up one to ten, dropping Junior dos Santos to 11. Blagoy Ivanov rises one spot to 13, bumping Sergei Pavlovich to 14. Marcin Tybura re-enters at 15.
Light Heavyweight - Ryan Spann drops from a tie for 12 to take over 13 on his own.
Middleweight - No changes.
Welterweight - No changes.
Lightweight - Conor McGregor rises a spot to four with his return nearly here. Tony Ferguson drops to five.
Featherweight - No changes.
Bantamweight - Cody Garbrandt and Frankie Edgar rise a spot each to three and four. Font is up six big spots to settle at five. Jose Aldo is up one to six. Moraes drops four spots to seven. Pedro Munhoz is down two to eight. Jimmie Rivera, Raphael Assuncao, and Dominick Cruz all drop a spot each to nine through eleven respectively.
Flyweight - No changes.
Women’s P4P - No changes.
Women’s Bantamweight - Pannie Kianzad and Sijara Eubanks flip-flop the 13 and 14 spots.
Women’s Flyweight - Taila Santos enters the rankings at 13 following her win over Gillian Robertson.
Women’s Strawweight - No changes.