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UFC fighter rankings: Derrick Lewis moves back up at heavyweight

Derrick Lewis’ big KO win at UFC Vegas 19 was about the only relevant thing on the card.

UFC Vegas 19 was a ho-hum card on paper, but it turned to be pretty entertaining. Eight finishes spiced things up, and it was capped off by Derrick Lewis stone cold killing Curtis Blaydes with a massive uppercut.

Lewis has been rewarded by the rankings panel for putting in work. The rest of the winners though? Not so much, other than two fighters. There was only movement in two divisions - heavyweight and women’s bantamweight, where Yana Kunitskaya has creeped into title contention.

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

Men’s P4P - No changes.

Heavyweight - Lewis moved up two spots to take over the number two contender position with his big win. Blaydes falls one to three. Jairzinho Rozenstruik drops one to four. Chris Daukaus enters the rankings at ten after stopping veteran Aleksei Oleinik inside two minutes. Sergei Pavlovich and Blagoy Ivanov flip-flop the 13 and 14 spots again. Oleinik has been bounced right off the list altogether.

Light Heavyweight - No changes.

Middleweight - No changes.

Welterweight - No changes.

Lightweight - No changes.

Featherweight - No changes.

Bantamweight - No changes.

Flyweight - No changes.

Women’s P4P - No changes.

Women’s Bantamweight - Kunitskaya’s close decision win over Ketlen Vieira moves her up two spots into the top five. Julianna Pena is down one to six, with Vieira dropping one to seven.

Women’s Flyweight - No changes.

Women’s Strawweight - No changes.

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