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UFC Ranking Update: Chris Curtis, Brendan Allen Handed Bad News; Norma Dumont Cracks Top 10

Published 04/09/2024, 4:22 AM EDT

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The UFC rankings have been shaken up once again. The conclusion of UFC Vegas 90 affected the rankings for both the men and women fighters on the roster. There seems to be no good news for last weekend’s Fight Night main eventers, Brendan Allen and Chris Curtis. However, there was good news for a women’s bantamweight star, who made her biggest jump in the rankings so far.

We are just four months into 2024 and the UFC rankings have changed more times than we can remember. With the historic UFC 300 pay-per-view this weekend, let us take a look at how the fighters are positioned as there may be more changes coming after April 13.

Brendan Allen and Chris Curtis stay put

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28-year-old Beaufort native Brendan Allen avenged his loss from two years ago last weekend against Chris Curtis. He registered a decision win, but that did not seem to have any influence on the rankings list. Both Curtis’ and Allen’s positions in the rankings remained unchanged, and are still ranked 14th and 6th rank, respectively. However, there were some other changes in the rankings as well.

Welterweight veteran Neil Magny has had a modest record of late. With 3 wins and 3 losses in his last six fights, he has now fallen off the rankings by one place. Having previously been ranked 11th, ‘The Haitian Sensation’ is now placed 12th. Meanwhile, in the middleweight division, Jack Hermansson dropped down one place to the 10th position despite registering a win in his last fight against Joe Pyfer. Moreover, Matt Frevola made his way back into the rankings and was now placed at 15th, while Drew Dober was off the list. Now let’s have a look at the changes on the women’s front.

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Norma Dumont breaks into the top 10

Brazilian fighter Norma Dumont secured a unanimous decision win over Germaine de Randamie at UFC Vegas 90 last weekend. That win proved to be a significant one for her since it helped her break into the top 10. She moved from the 11th place to the 9th place in the women’s bantamweight rankings list. Mackenzie Dern jumped one place higher and is now ranked 7th in the strawweight rankings. Meanwhile, former champion Rose Namajunas moved to the 7th place on the women’s pound-for-pound list.

On the other hand, there was bad news for some female fighters. Erin Blanchfield and Amanda Ribas both dropped a rank and have are 7th in the women’s P4P and the strawweight rankings, respectively.

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In the women’s bantamweight rankings, Pannie Kianzan, Yana Santos, and Josiane Nunes dropped one place lower, and have been placed in the 10th, 11th, and 15th positions, respectively. Meanwhile, Germaine de Randamie made her debut in the rankings.

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More changes are bound to come in the rankings with more events to come. We have only completed one-third of the year so far and the rankings may look a lot different when 2024 comes to an end. What did you think about the recent rankings change? Drop your comments below.

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Himanga Mahanta

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