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UFC fighter rankings: Robert Whittaker surges to 3rd in middleweight division

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Middleweight contender Robert Whittaker entered the top-5 in the UFC’s latest rankings update.

Robert Whittaker was the biggest winner out of all of the fighters who competed on last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 24 card. His dominant win over Ronaldo Souza sees him only behind Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold on the list of top contenders in the UFC’s 185 lbs division. Apart from that, not too many other changes were made as a direct result of that card, but there was still movement nevertheless.

The full UFC rankings can be found here.

Pound-for-Pound: No changes

Women’s Strawweight: No changes

Flyweight: Ray Borg goes up to 3rd, dropping Wilson Reis to 4th. Tim Elliott’s win over Louis Smolka sees him climb two spots to 7th, sending Ian McCall and Dustin Ortiz down to 8th and 9th, respectively.

Men’s Bantamweight: No changes

Women’s Bantamweight: Alexis Davis goes up to 10th, Bethe Correia drops to 11th, Katlyn Chookagian ascends one spot to 13th, Ketlen Vieira makes her rankings debut at 14th, while Ashlee Evans-Smith falls two spots to 15th after losing to Vieira. Jessica Eye is out of the rankings.

Lightweight: Rashid Magomedov supplants Francisco Trinaldo at 15th.

Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio rises from 14th to a tie for 13th with Jake Ellenberger.

Middleweight: Robert Whittaker shoots up three spots to 3rd, while Jacare falls two spots to 5th, and Chris Weidman is bumped down to 6th.

Light Heavyweight: No changes (ignore the arrows, which came after Anthony Johnson retired).

Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov moves up to 10th, sending Stefan Struve down to 11th.

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