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UFC Fighter Rankings Barely Move On Fight Night DH Results

rick-storyThe Ultimate Fighting Championship Fighter Rankings saw very little change after the action of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night double-header from Stockholm and Halifax. Rory MacDonald failed to vault over current No. 1 welterweight contender Robbie Lawler on his impressive stoppage win over No. 9 ranked Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday. However, Rick Story and a handful of successful fighters were able to make moves in the rankings.

Rick “The Horror” Story made the big move in the welterweight division jumping into the Top 15 to the No. 12 spot on the strength of his upset win over Gunnar Nelson that dropped “Gunni” to No. 14. Demian Maia moved up to No. 7 with his last win coming in May against Alexander Yakolev and Dong Hyun Kim moved up to No. 9 having fallen victim to a first round knockout at the hands of Tyron Woodley in August. Jake Ellenberger and Ryan LaFlare each dropped a spot without a fight to No. 8 and No. 15 respectively.

Dennis Siver moved up a spot in the featherweight division into the No. 10 spot after defeating Charles Rosa by a unanimous decision, dropping Jeremy Stephens to the No. 11 spot. Max “Blessed” Holloway jumped into the rankings at No. 15 after his first round stoppage of Akira Corassini on Saturday.

Mitch Gagnon worked his first round submission win over Roman Salazar into a Top 15 ranking as he moved into the No. 15 spot in the bantamweight rankings. The flyweight rankings saw two fighters move up and two move down without any of them fighting this weekend. John Lineker and Ali Bagautinov traded the No. 6 and 7 spots while Kyoji Horiguchi and Dustin Ortiz swapped the No. 12 and 13 rankings.

Lots of movement occurred in the Pound-For-Pound rankings as Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman jumped over Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez into the No. 4 spot. Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks jumps past Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey to the No. 8 spot while Bantamweight Champion T. J. Dillashaw finally jumped over former bantamweight champ Renan Barao to the No. 10 spot. No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson move to No. 13 while No. 2 bantamweight contender Dominick Cruz jumped to No. 14 and dropped No. 2 light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier to No. 15.

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