The UFC organization updated its rankings after last week's UFC 225 in Chicago; followed by several significant changes.
The biggest changes took place in the ranking of the heavy division, due to the fight of Curtis Blaydes with Alistaire Overeem. Blaydes defeated Overeem by TKO in the third round and thus jumped by two points, currently occupying a very high # 2 place in the ranking of the heavy division. In front of him are just Francis Ngannou and master Stipe Miocic. In turn, Alistair Overeem fell from the second to the # 4 position in the ranking for Alexander Volkov. Similarly, Sergio Pettis is currently # 2 in the rankings of the flywieght Division, and it is a jump three times after winning the fight with Josep Benavidez, who dropped to # 3. Pettis defeated Benavidez through a non-uniform decision. After Henry Cejudo tries his second time in battle against champion Demetriouse Johnson at UFC 227, perhaps Pettis will be next in line for his belt. The changes also took place in the ranking of the feather-weight division. Ricardo Lamas after losing the battle with Mirsad Bektić by a non-uniform decision, fell by four positions to place # 11, and Bektić was promoted by four points to place # 7. For Ricardo Lamasa it is a huge drop considering that he was the contender for the title.
Champion: Stipe Miocic 1 Francis Ngannou 2 Curtis Blaydes +2 3 Alexander Volkov 4 Alistair Overeem -2 5 Derrick Lewis 6 Mark Hunt +1 7 Junior Dos Santos -2 8 Marcin Tybura 9 Tai Tuivasa +3 10 Aleksei Oleinik 11 Andrei Arlovski -2 12 Stefan Struve -1 13 Shamil Abdurakhimov 14 Justin Willis 15 Junior Albini
Chempion: Demetrious Johnson 1 Henry Cejudo +1 2 Sergio Pettis +3 3 Joseph Benavidez -2 4 Ray Borg -1 5 Jussier Formiga -1 6 John Moraga 7 Wilson Reis 8 Alexandre Pantoja 9 Brandon Moreno 10 Dustin Ortiz 11 Ben Nguyen 12 Matheus Nicolau 13 Tim Elliott 14 Deiveson Figueiredo 15 Magomed Bibulatov
Champion: Max Holloway 1 Brian Ortega 2 Jose Aldo 3 Frankie Edgar 4 Jeremy Stephens 5 Cub Swanson 6 Josh Emmett 7 Mirsad Bektic +4 8 Chan Sung Jung 9 Renato Moicano 10 Darren Elkins 11 Ricardo Lamas -4 12 Zabit Magomedsharipov 13 Myles Jury 14 Dooho Choi 15 Calvin Kattar