Changes in UFC rankings: Conor McGregor down two spots in P4P ranking
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Official UFC rankings were updated after the latest UFC Fight Night 164 that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As expected, it underwent some changes.
However, the biggest change in the UFC ranking is not tied with the latest event: Conor McGregor descended two spots down in the pound-for-pound ranking. He is now number 14. Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker went one spot up in the same ranking and is now taking 13th position.
Middleweight: Legendary Anderson Silva joined top-15 again. A series of fighters moved one spot up, including: Derek Brunson (8), Edmen Shahbazyan (9), Ian Heinisch (10), Uriah Hall (11), Brad Tavares (12), Antonio Carlos Junior (13), Omari Akhmedov (14).
Light heavyweight: Despite the loss in his debut fight, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza took 15th spot in the official ranking of the light heavyweight division. Nikita Krylov (14) and Thiago Santos (1) moved one spot up, while Daniel Cormier (2), on the contrary, down. It’s interesting that former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua left top-15 after his fight against Paul Craig that ended in a draw.
Women’s flyweight: Lauren Murphy (7) and Roxanne Modafferi (8) improved their respective positions one spot up. Andrea Lee (9) moved two spots down.
Other divisions didn’t suffer any changes.