This week’s rankings update for UFC 276 saw significant changes.
Notably, Max Holloway’s one-sided defeat to Alexander Volkanovski has dropped him two places to No.8 on the P4P list. Lightweight Dustin Poirier moves up to No.6 and bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling moves up to No.7 on the rankings to replace him.
Despite dominating his trilogy battle with ‘Blessed,’ ‘The Great’ remains second in the men’s P4P rankings, trailing Kamaru Usman.
Jiri Prochaza, the light heavyweight champion, enters the top ten for the first time, at the expense of Jon Jones, who drops to No.11 after two years of inactivity.
In other news, Ricky Simon replaced Frankie Edgar in the men’s bantamweight division. Simon is ranked 11th at 135 pounds, while Edgar is ranked 12th.
Meanwhile, British featherweight hopeful Arnold Allen has climbed one spot to No. 5 in his career. Josh Emmett’s split-decision victory over Calvin Kattar last month ties him for third place with Yair Rodriguez.
The middleweight class has seen the most change. After Alex Pereira’s shocking KO of Sean Strickland, nearly every 185lb fighter has moved.
‘Poatan,’ who was previously unranked, is now ranked No.6. Strickland’s loss lowers him three spots to seventh, while Marvin Vettori, Derek Brunson, and Paulo Costa all go up one spot.
Andrew Muniz’s UFC 276 prelim victory over Uriah Hall propelled the Brazilian into the top ten for the first time. Hall dropped three spots to No.12. Jack Hermansson and Darren Till, who are scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night London in July, fell one spot to Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.
Finally, at 185 pounds, Brad Tavares’ setback at UFC 276 pushed him to No.15. Nassourdine Imavov has slid two spots to No. 13.
The women’s flyweight division has changed in the final rankings update. Jessica Eye’s defeat to Maycee Barber resulted in a three-place drop to No.13 as Barber joins the division’s top 10. Cynthia Calvillo also dropped one position to No. 11.
McGregor takes shot at old rival Khabib
Following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s entry into the UFC Hall of Fame, Conor McGregor has taken aim at the Russian.
Khabib retired as UFC lightweight champion unbeaten in 2020, soon after retaining the title against then-interim champion Justin Gaethje.
The victory marked Khabib’s third consecutive successful gold defence, with all three victories coming through submission.
Khabib, who now coaches other fighters, was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame last week, and in his address, the 33-year-old paid tribute to his late father Abdulmanap.
So, on Tuesday, McGregor took to Twitter to share a screenshot from ESPN’s broadcast of the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony.
The image featured the Irishman, who preceded Khabib as lightweight champion, holding two bottles of whiskey while standing next to the Proper Twelve logo, which was positioned over Khabib’s body.
“Proper Twelve, proud maker of the ufc hof show!” McGregor wrote, referencing the brand’s position as a sponsor of the UFC.
Watch the tweet here!