UFC 248 produced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a fight for the ages, legitimately one of the best bouts in the history of the promotion. And then Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero stunk the joint out. It was a big letdown to a mostly great night.
In terms of rankings, both champs ended up winning so not much changed at the top of their respective divisions. Where things did change was on the men and women’s P4P lists, where both Adesanya and Zhang moved up. Weili is now ahead of Valentina Shevchenko, which should be pretty controversial, considering how wrong it is.
Also, Daniel Cormier is apparently never going back to light heavyweight, since he’s no longer ranked in the division.
Here’s a look at all the changes this week.
Men’s P4P - Adesanya cracks the top five, bumping Cormier to six.
Heavyweight - No changes.
Light Heavyweight - Cormier being removed means a bunch of fighters have moved up. Volkan Oezdemir is up one to six, DC’s old spot. Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira, Aleksandar Rakic, Johnny Walker, Misha Cirkunov, and Nikita Krylov are all up one each to seven through 12 respectively. Magomed Ankalaev is up two to 13. Shogun Rua re-enters the rankings at 15.
Middleweight - Jared Cannonier is up one to three, bumping Romero down one to four.
Welterweight - Anthony Pettis is up one to 13, dropping Vicente Luque one to 14.
Lightweight - No changes.
Featherweight - No changes.
Bantamweight - No changes.
Flyweight - No changes.
Women’s P4P - Weili is up one to two, bumping Valentina Shevchenko to three. Holly Holm drops from a tie to seven to take over eight on her own.
Women’s Bantamweight - No changes.
Womens’ Flyweight - No changes.
Women’s Strawweight - No changes.