The victory was exactly what he needed to break into the top 15, as he is now sitting at No.15, which pushed Adrian Yañez out of the top 15.
While there were no welterweight fights in Abu Dhabi, there was some movement in the rankings. Khamzat Chimaev’s departure from the welterweight top 15 caused everybody to shift up a spot except for Colby Covington, who actually shifted down one and now sits at spot No. 3.
The shift also helped Rinat Fakhretdinov break into the rankings, as he is now sitting at No. 15.
Chimaev, taking the win against Usman, was welcomed to the middleweight top 15, coming in at No. 9. This led to everyone else below him being knocked down one place.
There were five flyweights who saw movement over the weekend despite there being no women’s flyweight bouts at UFC 294. Tracy Cortez, Natalia Silva, Casey O’Neill, and Karine Silva were all bumped up a spot, taking over seats No. 11 through No. 14.
Rankings On The Line
There are no UFC fights scheduled for this weekend.
UFC 294: Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 took place live from Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE on October 21, 2023. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass!