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UFC fighter rankings: Bantamweight sees changes after Michael McDonald’s release

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The UFC’s latest rankings update doesn’t really have much in the way of major changes.

There were few changes to the UFC rankings following last week’s Fight Night card in London, England. Ranked fighters such as Gunnar Nelson and Jimi Manuwa stayed in their respective spots, but we did see some movement in the men’s bantamweight division, as Michael McDonald recently was granted his UFC release.

The full UFC rankings can be found here.

Pound-for-Pound: No changes

Women’s Strawweight: No changes

Flyweight: Brandon Moreno drops to 10th spot, having previously been tied for 9th with Tim Elliott.

Bantamweight: At the time of McDonald’s release, he was the #9 ranked 135er. Thomas Almeida has taken his spot, while Eddie Wineland and Johnny Eduardo have been bumped up to 10th and 11th, respectively. Iuri Alcantara climbed two places to 12th, Joe Soto rose to 14th, and Rob Font rounds out the list at 15th.

Women’s Bantamweight: Marion Reneau goes up to 12th, while Ashlee-Evans Smith (whom Reneau controversially lost to) falls to 13th.

Featherweight: No changes

Lightweight: No changes

Welterweight: No changes

Middleweight: No changes

Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov has been bumped to 9th, having previously been in 11th just last week. Volkan Oezdemir is 6th, overtaking Corey Anderson, who moves down to 7th. Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira dipped to 10th and 11th, respectively. Patrick Cummins is all alone in 12th, after Jan Blachowicz dropped to 13th. Gian Villante and Tyson Pedro round out the top-15.

Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura is now 13th, sending Oleksiy Oliynyk to 14th.

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