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UFC Champ Robbie Lawler Moves Into Coveted Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Kelsey Mowatt

Robbie Lawler

The accomplishments and accolades keep rolling in for Robbie Lawler, as following his championship victory at UFC 181, the powerful slugger has moved into the promotion’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Lawler, who took home the welterweight title on Saturday night by earning a split decision win over Johny Hendricks, has been voted into the #11 spot for the UFC’s P4P ranks. The now former champ Hendricks, dropped three positions and is sitting at #12.

Another big change took place in the lightweight ranks, as Khabib Nurmagomedov has moved up a spot and is now the #1 ranked contender. Gilbert Melendez, who was tapped out by champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 181, has moved down to #2.

And in the women’s bantamweight rankings, Raquel Pennington jumped up a spot and is now ranked #12, following her choke-out victory over Ashlee Evans-Smith.

The UFC rankings are voted on and determined by a panel of media members following each of the promotion’s events.

UFC 181 went down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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