UFC 267 was a really, really good event. The first numbered show in forever that wasn’t a PPV delivered in every way, from crowning a new champion to establishing a gaggle of new contenders in a few divisions. Glover Teixeira because an improbable beltholder at 42, finishing former champ Jan Blachowicz in the main event. Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen put on a fight-of-the-year candidate, with Yan taking the interim belt home.
Oh, and there was some guy name Khamzat in there somewhere.
Chimaev absolutely dominated Li Jingliang and put him to sleep in extremely impressive fashion, putting him right into the top ten at welterweight. There were a bunch of other stellar results, which are reflected in the new rankings.
One guy who didn’t fight but couldn’t stay off of social media, former 205-pound champ Jon Jones, continues to plummet on the pound-for-pound list.
Here are all the changes this week…
Men’s P4P – Jones falls two more spots to six. Francis Ngannou and Dustin Poirier move up one each to four and five respectively. Max Holloway is up two and Charles Oliveira is up three into a tie for seven with each other. Stipe Miocic is down one to nine. Brandon Moreno is up one to ten. Petr Yan is up two to 11 after regaining a piece of his 135-pound title. Glover Teixeira enters the list at 12. Robert Whittaker drops one to 13. Blachowicz is down seven big spots to 14. Ciryl Gane drops one to 15. Justin Gaethje is out, at least temporarily.
Heavyweight – Marcin Tybura and Tom Aspinall flip-flop the nine and ten spots.
Light Heavyweight – Glover’s the champ. Blachowicz is now the number one contender. Magomed Ankalaev is up to six following his win over Volkan Oezdemir. Dominick Reyes drops to seven.
Middleweight – No changes.
Welterweight – Jorge Masvidal drops from a tie for six to take over seven on his own. Chimaev is in at ten. Four fighters – Geoff Neal, Lingliang, Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Sean Brady – drop a spot each to 11 through 14 respectively. Daniel Rodriguez is out.
Lightweight – Islam Makhachev is up one to four, bumping Michael Chandler to five. Rafael dos Anjos is up two to six, dropping Dan Hooker two to eight.
Featherweight – No changes.
Bantamweight – No changes.
Flyweight – Tagir Ulanbekov’s win bumps him up one spot to 14, dropping Tyson Nam to 15.
Women’s P4P – Carla Esparza rises one spot to eight, putting Katlyn Chookagian down one to nine. Lauren Murphy takes over the 13 spot, bumping Aspen Ladd to 14.
Women’s Bantamweight – No changes.
Women’s Flyweight – No changes.
Women’s Strawweight – Angela Hill and Virna Jandiroba flip-flop the 12 and 13 spots.
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