The UFC’s flyweight division has been on the chopping block for a while now, and what happened on Saturday night in Norfolk certainly didn’t help. Deiveson Figueiredo couldn’t make weight for his vacant title fight, leaving Joseph Benavidez as the only one eligible to win the title. But an accidental headbutt and quick knockout by Figueiredo but everything in limbo.
Here’s a look at the rankings changes this week coming out of Norfolk.
Men’s P4P - No changes.
Heavyweight - No changes.
Light Heavyweight - Daniel Cormier continues to fall as it looks like he won’t fight in the division ever again. Corey Anderson is up one to five, with DC dropping to six. Magomed Ankalaev enters the rankings at 15 after his weird UFC Norfolk win over Ion Cutelaba.
Middleweight - No changes.
Welterweight - Geoff Neal cracks the top ten, dropping former champ Robbie Lawler one spot to 11.
Lightweight - No changes.
Featherweight - No changes.
Bantamweight - No changes.
Flyweight - Henry Cejudo gave up his belt and isn’t ranked at all anymore at 125. Figueiredo takes over the top contender spot since there’s no champ. Benavidez is down one spot to two, while Jussier Formiga drops one to three.
Women’s P4P - No changes.
Women’s Bantamweight - No changes.
Women’s Flyweight - Molly McCann and Poliana Botelho flipped the 14 and 15 spots.
Women’s Strawweight - Felice Herrig is up one to 12, dropping Tecia Torres to 13.