The UFC.com rankings were updated on Wednesday following UFC 250, which happened last Saturday. The rankings saw Cody Garbrandt jump four spots in the bantamweight division, joining Marlon Moraes, Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan and Cody Sandhagen in the top five.
Big Bantamweight Movement
Competing on the main card for UFC 250, Garbrandt delivered an explosive right hook to get a knockout victory over Raphael Assuncao. Following his loss, Assuncao dropped three spots, now sitting in eighth in the division.
The shift of pushing Garbrandt, a former champion, into the top five, bumped Jimmie Rivera down one spot to ninth.
Following a win on the prelims over Brian Kelleher, Cody Stamann jumped to 10th in the rankings, knocking Rob Font and Dominick Cruz down a spot each.
Making his first ranking in the UFC, “Sugar” Sean O’Malley took the 15th place in the division’s rankings. The movement came after a knockout victory of Eddie Wineland on Saturday, which also earned the prospect a bonus for being one of the performances of the night.
Sterling and Sandhagen, bantamweights who competed on Saturday, did not move in the rankings afterwards.
Pantoja and Perez On The Move
Following a win on Saturday’s preliminary card, Alex Perez moved five spots up the flyweight division, now tied for fourth with Alexandre Pantoja. The win came against the now-sixth-ranked Jussier Formiga. The movement also affected Askar Askarov, Kai Kara-France and Rogerio Bontorin, who dropped one place each.
Smaller Movement Around Divisions
After a decision win on the main card of UFC 250 over Anthony Rocco Martin, Neil Magny has entered the welterweight rankings at number 15.
Some movement happened in the lower-half of divisions despite the fighters not competing.
In the middleweight division, Omari Akhmedov went up to 11th, surpassing Brad Tavares.
Booted to the edge of the women’s pound-for-pound rankings, Julianna Pena was surpassed by Nina Ansaroff for 14th place.
Despite announcing his retirement from MMA on Saturday night, Conor McGregor is still ranked in the pound-for-pound and lightweight division.