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UFC fighter rankings: Conor McGregor drops down lightweight list

Conor McGregor’s second straight loss to Dustin Poirier sent him further down the lightweight rankings.

UFC 264 is in the books, and the results from the show created a fair amount of movement in the rankings. The headlner went in Dustin Poirier’s favor again, as he picked up a doctor stoppage win over former champ champ Conor McGregor following an ugly ankle break. That solidified his spot as the number one contender, and a date with champion Charles Oliveira is probably next.

In other news from the show, Brad Tavares and Ilia Topuria improved their respective positions with big wins, while Irene Aldana and Gilbert Burns stayed where they were with their victories.

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

Men’s P4P - Jan Blachowicz drops from a tie for six to take over the seventh spot on his own. Brandon Moreno moves up into a tie for the 11 position with Robert Whittaker.

Heavyweight - Blagoy Ivanov is up two spots to 11. Walt Harris and Tom Aspinall drop one each to 12 and 13. Sergei Pavlovich is down one to 15.

Light Heavyweight - No changes.

Middleweight - Tavares’ close split decision win over Omari Akhmedov moved him back up three spots to 12. Chris Weidman falls one to 13. Akhmedov is down to to 15.

Welterweight - Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque flip-flopped the five and six spots.

Lightweight - Conor drops two spots to seven. This allowed Tony Ferguson and Rafael dos Anjos to move up a spot each to five and six.

Featherweight - Josh Emmett drops from a tie for six into seven on his own. Bryce Mitchell moves up one to 11, dropping Sodiq Yusuff to 12. Ilia Topuria cracks the rankings for the first time at 15 following his KO win over Ryan Hall.

Bantamweight - Kyler Phillips is up one to 14, dropping Cody Stamann to 15.

Flyweight - Matheus Nicolau moves up one to 13, bumping Sumudaerji to 14.

Women’s P4P - No changes.

Women’s Bantamweight - Yana Kunitskaya falls a spot to six after getting finished by Aldana. This allowed the next title challenger, Julianna Pena, to move up to five.

Women’s Flyweight - Viviane Araujo rises one to seven, with Jessica Eye dropping to eight after dropping a decision to Jennifer Maia. Miranda Maverick is up one to 13, and Maycee Barber is down one to 14.

Women’s Strawweight - Mackenzie Dern is up to five, and Marina Rodriguez drops to six.