18 Fighters Climb UFC Rankings Ladder After UFC 198
As is after every UFC event, a panel of media members vote on the official rankings of fighters in each weight category and division as well as in the pound-for-pound list.
Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic not only nabbed the title over the weekend but he also moved himself into the pound-for-pound discussion.
The previously not-ranked Miocic now comes in at the number 13 spot on P4P, while former champion Werdum drops 11 places all the way to number 15.
Nearly every other fighter on the pound-for-pound list moved up either one or two spots with the change.
As for the weight divisions, there were no changes in the men’s flyweight or featherweight divisions, and no change in the women’s strawweight divisions.
There were minimal changes in the men’s bantamweight division as John Linker climbed one spot to number 11 after his UFC 198 win, and Johnny Eduardo dropped to number 12.
In the women’s bantamweight, although neither women fought this weekend, Ashlee Evans-Smith moved from number 15 to 14, and the woman she defeated back in February, Marion Reneau took her position at 15.
In the men’s lightweight division, Al Iaquinta and Rashid Magomedov each climbed one spot, while Bobby Green and Evan Dunham dropped one seed.
With a submission win over Matt Brown, Demian Maia climbs the welterweight pole to the number four spot while Carlos Condit and Johny Hendricks each dropped one place to numbers five and six. Also, Gunnar Nelson moved up to number 12, while Kelvin Gastelum dropped a spot to number 13.
In the middleweight rankings, Thiago Santos who was not previously ranked takes Dan Henderson’s number 14 spot while Hendo caps out the list now at 15.
In the light heavyweight position, with a decision win over Corey Anderson, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua now sits at number seven while Nikita Krylov climbs two spaces to number 11. Ilir Latifi also makes a move from 14 to 13, and Patrick Cummins drops three spots after a TKO loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Rounding out rankings are the heavyweights. Werdum, Cain Velasquez, and Alistair Overeem all drop one spot to sit at numbers one, two, and three. Derrick Lewis took Frank Mir’s number 11 spot and Mir now sits at 12.