Rankings Update — Bader Moves Up

Ryan Bader

This past Saturday, at UFC 192, we saw a pretty exciting and eventful night of fights. Some of the UFC’s divisions were impacted in some major ways after the event, including the women’s bantamweight division, which might have a new contender, and the light heavyweight division.

The landscape of the 205 division was shaken up after Ryan Bader took on former champ Rashad Evans and beat him in a three round scrap. After the win, ‘Darth,’ was bumped up in the official UFC rankings, from number 4 to the number 3 spot.

In the women’s bantamweight division TUF winner Julianna Pena jumped up five spots after beating Jessica Eye via decision and is now ranked 7th. With that move, Eye dropped down three spaces to 9th and Bethe Correia, Liz Carmouche and Marion Reneau all moved down one spot. Interesting note, Pena is now ranked above the upcoming title challenger Holly Holm, who sits at 8th. Rankings are an interesting thing aren’t they?

Check it out!

Light Heavyweight
Champion : Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Ryan Bader +1
4 Glover Teixeira -1
5 Ovince Saint Preux +1
6 Rashad Evans -1
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Jimi Manuwa
9 Patrick Cummins
10 Rampage Jackson
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12 Fabio Maldonado
13 Rafael Cavalcante
14 Corey Anderson
15 Jan Blachowicz *NR

Champion : Ronda Rousey
1 Miesha Tate
2 Cat Zingano
3 Alexis Davis
4 Amanda Nunes
5 Sarah Kaufman
6 Sara McMann +1
7 Julianna Pena +5
8 Holly Holm
9 Jessica Eye -3
10 Bethe Correia -1
11 Liz Carmouche -1
12 Marion Reneau -1
13 Raquel Pennington
14 Germaine de Randamie
15 Jessica Andrade

Full UFC rankings can be seen HERE.

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