UFC 204 had a fair share of ranked fighters on the card, but there wasn’t much of a ripple through the rankings in the aftermath. Two main card winners – Gegard Mousasi and Jimi Manuwa – did leap up in their respective divisions though. Each of them cracked into the top five contenders list for the first time due to their efforts in Manchester last Saturday.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the (few) changes to the list. You can check out the full rankings here.
P4P – No changes.
Heavyweight – Antonio Silva re-entered the list at 14, despite getting knocked out by Roy Nelson a few weeks ago. Weird.
Light Heavyweight – Manuwa moved up three spots to five after his knockout win over Ovince Saint Preux. This dropped OSP one spot to six, Shogun Rua one spot to seven, and soon-to-be-middleweight Rashad Evans to eight.
Middleweight – Mousasi moved up four spots to five with his KO win over Vitor Belfort. Belfort fell four spots to nine. So they just traded.
Welterweight – Donald Cerrone moved up one spot to six, passing Johny Hendricks. Matt Brown moved up one spot to 14, and Jake Ellenberger re-entered the list at 15. Albert Tumenov dropped off after his loss to Leon Edwards.
Lightweight – No changes.
Featherweight – Mirsad Bektic’s big win bumped hm two spots to 13. That dropped Doo Ho Choi to 14 and Renan Barao to 15.
Bantamweight – No changes.
Flyweight – Brandon Moreno moved up one spot to 14, bumping Ray Borg to 15.
Women’s Bantamweight – No changes.
Women’s Strawweight – No changes.
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