UFC Rankings Update: Weidman Moves Into Top Five P4P, Rankings Expanded to 15 Spots
By FCF Staff
Considering Chris Weidman holds two wins over the legend Anderson Silva, following his TKO victory due to injury at UFC 168, it’s not surprising to see that the middleweight champ has moved into the UFC’s top five, pound-for-pound list.
The promotion has released its updated, post UFC 168 rankings, and Weidman has moved up three positions in the P4P rankings and is sitting at #5. Silva, who at one time was #1, fell four spots and is currently #7.
Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez moved up one ranking and is now the #3 P4P fighter, and flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson also moved up a slot and is sitting at #4. Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks, who will fight Robbie Lawler for the vacant title in March, is now positioned at #10.
Travis Browne, who scored a quick, KO win over Josh Barnett Saturday, moved up two rankings in the heavyweight division and is now #3. Despite the loss, Barnett gained a position and is ranked #5, while Daniel Cormier slid to #4. The latter has moved to the light-heavyweight division and will fight Rashad Evans at UFC 170 in February.
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his memorable draw with Mark Hunt at UFC FN 33, dropped two positions to #6.
The rankings, which are determined by a group of media members, have also been expanded to include 15 positions instead of just 10.