Rankings Report: A number of divisions feel the effects of UFC 208

Rankings Report: A number of divisions feel the effects of UFC 208

UFC 208 gave us our first ever UFC women’s featherweight champion when Germaine de Randamie notched a unanimous decision win over Holly Holm. The night’s other feature bout saw MMA great Anderson Silva nab a unanimous decision win of his own over Derek Brunson.

Both bouts were widely discussed about afterwards as it relates to the judging. Be that as it may, the records only reflect the final decision, and not the discussion that follows.

The UFC’s new rankings are out and there’s been some noticeable movement. Coming into UFC 208, Holly Holm was ranked #2 in the women’s bantamweight division. She has dropped two spots to #4. Despite winning the title, Germaine de Randamie remained at the #10 slot.

Anderson Silva saw no movement in the middleweight division as he remained ranked #7. Derek Brunson, however, slipped from #8 to #9.

Ryan LaFlare picked up a win over Roan Corneiro in the welterweight division and cracked the top 15 right at the edge, landing at #15.

The women’s featherweight division has been added to the UFC’s rankings page, but no fighters are listed.

The UFC’s heavyweight division should see some movement this weekend as #8 Derrick Lewis takes on #9 Travis Browne in the main event of UFC Fight Night 105 from Halifax.

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