UFC Rankings Update: Anthony Johnson Moves Way up the Ladder After UFC 172 Victory
By FCF Staff
Anthony Johnson buzzed the MMA world with his dominant, decision win over Phil Davis at UFC 172, and the light-heavyweight has jumped way up the promotion’s rankings as a result.
After handing the top ranked Davis just his second pro loss, Johnson has moved up nine spots to hold the #5 ranking. Davis, on the other hand, has dropped three positions to #7.
Glover Teixeira, who was decisioned by light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, has dropped to the #3 contender slot. The former champ Rashad Evans is now ranked #2.
Bantamweight Bethe Correia has cracked the top ten ranks as a result of her UD victory over Jessamyn Duke Saturday, and is now positioned at #10.
The UFC rankings are determined by a group of media members, and are updated shortly after every event.
The April 26th, UFC 172 card was hosted by the Baltimore Arena.