At UFC 247, Dominick Reyes came very, very close to dethroning the reigning pound-for-pound king. Many thought Reyes took the first three rounds against Jon Jones and deserved the decision, but unfortunately for him, the judges didn’t agree with that.
The close call did get Reyes some rankings shine though.
While it’s unclear if he will get an immediate rematch or not, Reyes is now the number one contender at light heavyweight, and entered the pound-for-pound list as well.
There were a few other changes to the rankings as well, but less than usual coming out of a PPV. Here’s a look at all the changes for this week.
Men’s P4P – Reyes enters in the 15 spot.
Heavyweight – Derrick Lewis is up one to five after beating Ilir Latifi. Jairzinho Rozenstruik drops to six.
Light Heavyweight – Reyes is up three spots to become the top contender. Thiago Santos slips to the two spot. Daniel Cormier is down two spots to four. Misha Cirkunov, Nikita Krylov, and Jacare Souza are up one each to 12 through 14. Shogun Rua re-enters the rankings at 15.
Middleweight – No changes.
Welterweight – Vicente Luque and Anthony Pettis flip-flopped the 13 and 14 spots.
Lightweight – No changes.
Featherweight – Arnold Allen is up one to 14. Sodiq Yusuff falls one spot to 15.
Bantamweight – Jose Aldo is up one to six, with Pedro Munhoz dropping one spot to seven.
Flyweight – No changes.
Women’s P4P – Joanna Jedrzejczyk move ahead of Rose Namajunas for the five spot. Namajunas drops one to six. Tatiana Suarez is up to eight, with Germaine de Ramdamie down to nine. Aspen Ladd cracks the top ten, with Katlyn Chookagian down to 11 after coming up short in her title quest. Julianna Pena is up one into a tie for 12.
Women’s Bantamweight – No changes.
Women’s Flyweight – Chookagian falls one spot to two, with Jessica Eye taking over the number one contender spot again. Lauren Murphy moves up one to six, with Viviane Araujo dropping one to seven.
Women’s Strawweight – No changes.