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UFC fighter rankings: There’s a new number one contender at heavyweight

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UFC 252 brought about changes in a few divisions of the official UFC rankings.

UFC 252: Miocic v Cormier 3 Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC 252 has come and gone, and there were a lot of impactful results near the top of the card. Stipe Miocic retained his UFC heavyweight title by decision over a retiring Daniel Cormier. This has already led DC to drop in his division and in the P4P rankings. Marlon Vera defeated an injured Sean O’Malley, which booted Suga from the rankings. And Mareb Dvalishvili shut down Jon Dodson to move up at 135 pounds.

Here are all the rankings changes in the wake of UFC 252.

Men’s P4P - Cormier slipped one spot to seven, allowing Alexander Volkanovski to take over the six position. Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway flip-flopped the eight and ten spots.

Heavyweight - Francis Ngannou is the top contender. Curtis Blaydes moves up to number two. DC is down two to three. Jairzinho Rozenstruik rises two spots to four after stopping Junior dos Santos. Alistair Overeem is up one to six. JDS drops two to seven. Sergei Pavlovich and Cyril Gane move up one each to 13 and 14. Blagoy Ivanov is in at 15. Former champ Fabricio Werdum has been removed from the rankings, likely due to his free agent status and statements about not re-signing with the UFC.

Light Heavyweight - No changes.

Middleweight - Marvin Vettori drops from a tie for 14 to take over 15 on his own.

Welterweight - No changes.

Lightweight - No changes.

Featherweight - Dan Ige moves up into a tie with Sodiq Yusuff for the 11 spot.

Bantamweight - Rob Font is up one to nine. Dominick Cruz is up one to ten. Cody Stamann falls one to 11. Dvalishvili is up three to 12, while Dodson drops three to 15. Vera makes his rankings debut at 14, bumping O’Malley out.

Flyweight - No changes.

Women’s P4P - No changes.

Women’s Bantamweight - No changes.

Women’s Flyweight - No changes.

Women’s Strawweight - Virna Jandiroba enters the ranking at 15 after destroying Felice Herrig.