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UFC fighter rankings: Tom Aspinall, Paul Craig shake up their divisions

Tom Aspinall appears to be another new title contender at heavyweight coming out of UFC London.

UFC Fight Night 204-London 2022 Photo by Kieran Riley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

UFC London delivered in a big way. The promotion’s first venture to the UK in around three years featured a ton of thrilling action and is at the top of the list for the best event of 2022 right now. In the headliner, Tom Aspinall had his coming out party as a heavyweight title contender by taking out Alexander Volkov in effortless fashion. Arnold Allen picked up a signature win by taking out the always tough Dan Hooker. And Paul Craig’s ground game proved deadly yet again, which sent him back up the ladder at 205.

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

Men’s P4P - No changes.


Heavyweight - Aspinall is up five big spots to number six, and in line for a major fight next. Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Chris Daukaus and Marcin Tybura all fall a spot each to seven through ten respectively. Sergei Pavlovich pops back into the list at 11 after picking up a win following a long absence. Shamil Abdurakhimov, who Pavlovich beat, falls two to 12. Augusto Sakai, Walt Harris, and Blagoy Ivanov all fall one each to 13 through 15.

Light Heavyweight - Craig jumps into the top ten, rising three spots to eight. Volkan Oezdemir falls one to nine. Nikita Krylov is down two to 11 after the loss to Bearjew.

Middleweight - No changes.

Welterweight - No changes.

Lightweight - Dan Hooker’s departure from the division is the only reason he’s fallen from 8 to 13. Gregor Gillespie moves up one spot to 8, while Rafael Fiziev, Arman Tsarukyan, and Mateusz Gamrot move a spot up to 10th-12th. Conor McGregor stays at 9.

Featherweight - Arnold Allen’s big win over Hooker moves him one spot to six, dropping Josh Emmett to seven.

Bantamweight - Ricky Simon is up one spot to 12, bumping Sean O’Malley down one to 13.

Flyweight - Matheus Nicolau and Rogerio Bontorin flip-flop the 7 and 8 spots.

Women’s P4P - No changes.

Women’s Bantamweight - No changes.

Women’s Flyweight - Alexa Grasso us up two for some reason to nine, switching spots with Cynthia Calvillo, who is now at 11.

Women’s Strawweight - No changes.