The latest updates to the UFC rankings across all divisions are here. Take a look at which fighters have moved up and down in the most recent edition of the UFC rankings.
Four divisions – flyweight, middleweight, heavyweight, and women’s flyweight – saw updates to their rankings this week, as did the men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Sean Strickland’s upset win over Israel Adesanya completely shook up the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
The newly crowned middleweight champion made his debut at the No. 8 spot, moving ahead of Adesanya at No. 9. With Adesanya falling four spots, Charles Oliveira, Kamaru Usman, and Sean O’Malley each got a one spot bump.
Sean Strickland was ranked No. 5 when he dethroned Israel Adesanya. His win moved him to the top and all fighters above him down a ranking, including Adesanya who dropped to the No. 1 contender spot.
The heavyweight co-main event between Alexander Volkov and Tai Tuivasa was a great fight as long as it lasted. Volkov and Tuivasa were side-by-side in the rankings, but after Volkov’s submission win, he moved up a spot ahead of Serghei Spivac to No. 6 and Tuivasa moved down two positions to No. 8.
The only movement in the women’s flyweight division was Manon Fiorot getting a push to tie Erin Blanchfield at the No. 2 contender spot. Both Fiorot and Blanchfield are ready to make a push for the winner of Alexa Grasso vs Valentina Shevchenko 2 at Noche UFC this weekend.
Looking Forward To Next Week
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No. 14-ranked Tracy Cortez gets the flyweight action started when she makes her anticipated return to the Octagon against No. 15 Jasmine Jasudavicius. The winner secures their spot in the flyweight Top 15 and likely earns an opportunity to fight up the ladder their next time out.
In the co-main event of Noche UFC, ranked welterweights Kevin Holland and Jack Della Maddalena will collide in an all-action bout. Holland enters winning his last two fights by finish, while Della Maddalena brings his undefeated UFC record into the Octagon. Both fighters have momentum, both love to strike, and both know a win is the key to the Top 10. It’s going to be a great one.
The main event of Noche UFC features UFC flyweight champion Alexa Grasso in a championship rematch with Valentina Shevchenko. Earlier this year, Grasso pulled off the big upset, submitting Shevchenko and becoming the third flyweight champion in UFC history.
Defending the belt would be a massive success for Grasso, who is headlining UFC’s celebration of Mexican Independence Day. On the flip side of the coin, getting the belt back would be a big moment for Shevchenko’s legacy.
UFC 293: Adesanya vs Strickland took place live from Qudos Arena in Sydney, Australia on September 9, 2023. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass!