UFC rankings: Adesanya up on P4P list, Moreno enters for first time
Lots of rankings changes were brought about by the UFC 263 results.
UFC 263 was decision-heavy, but the card had a lot of relevant results from a rankings perspective. Obviously there’s a new champ at flyweight, and Israel Adesanya was able to defeat Marvin Vettori to keep a hold of his middleweight bout. That helped the both of them to make their mark on the pound-for-pound rankings this week.
Other winners such as Belal Muhammad, Paul Craig, and Lauren Murphy saw their positions improve as well with their excellent performances in Arizona.
Here’s a look at all the changes from this week.
Men’s P4P – Adesanya is up a spot to three, dropping Alex Volkanovski to four. Charles Oliveira is up one to ten. Robert Whittaker is up one to 11. Moreno enters at 12 after his title victory. Deiveson Figueiredo is out.
Heavyweight – No changes.
Light Heavyweight – Craig is up two to 12 after his win. Misha Cirkunov is down one to 13, with Jimmy Crute following one to 14.
Middleweight – Jared Cannonier rises one to three, with Verttori falling a spot to four following his loss.
Welterweight – Muhammad is up three spots to nine after defeating Demian Maia. Maia drops two to 11. Li Jingliang is down one to 12.
Lightweight – Brad Riddell enters for the first time at 13. Drew Dober falls out of the rankings.
Featherweight – Movsar Evloev rises one to 13 following his win over Hakeem Dawodu. Shane Burgos rises one to 14. Alex Caceres enters at 15.
Bantamweight – No changes.
Flyweight – New champ. Figgy drops to the top contender.
Women’s P4P – Aspen Ladd and Katlyn Chookagian flip-flop the 10 and 11 spots. Murphy enters at thirteen after dispatching Jojo Calderwood. Yan Xiaonan and and Julianna Pena drop one each to 14 and 15.
Women’s Bantamweight – Pannie Kianzad moves up one to ten, dropping Lina Lansberg to 11.
Women’s Flyweight – No changes.
Women’s Strawweight – No changes.