The UFC’s light heavyweight division has one new contender and one renewed threat in the wake of UFC Stockholm.
Was UFC Stockholm the most relevant of events? Nope. Outside of two important 205-pound bouts at the top of the card, the rest was pretty much just filler. So I’m not going to try to deceive you and say that there are a ton of crazy surprises in terms of the divisional rankings below. In fact, you’re going to read a lot more “No changes” than anything else.
But, those two light heavyweight bouts did shake things up a bit there. So at least there’s something to write about. Let’s get on with it.
P4P – No changes.
Heavyweight – No changes.
Light Heavyweight – Glover Teixeira’s loss to number one-ranked Alexander Gustafsson saw him drop one spot from two to three, allowing Jimi Manuwa to officially take over the number two spot. Volkan Oezdemir’s big win over Misha Cirkunov only moved up one spot, into a tie for four with Shogun Rua. I have a feeling that will change now that he’s booked to fight Manuwa at UFC 214 though. Cirkunov dropped one spot to eight, allowing Ovince Saint Preux to regain the number seven spot.
Middleweight – David Branch was in a tie for ninth with the man he just beat, Krzysztof Jotko. Now for some reason, he has dropped to ten. Yeah, that makes total sense.
Welterweight – Carlos Condit falls two spots to six. This allowed Jorge Masvidal and Neil Magny to move up one spot each, to four and five respectively.
Lightweight – No changes.
Featherweight – No changes.
Bantamweight – No changes.
Flyweight – No changes.
Women’s Bantamweight – No changes.
Women’s Strawweight – No changes.