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UFC Rankings: Donald Cerrone And Hector Lombard Move up, Daniel Cormier Drops Out of P4P Ranks

Kelsey Mowatt

Hector Lombard

Donald Cerrone and Hector Lombard emerged from UFC 182 with decision wins, and both fighters have seen their stock rise as a result.

The UFC has released the promotion’s rankings,¬†which are voted on by a panel of media members, following each event. Cerrone outscored Myles Jury for a unanimous decision win on Saturday, and as a result, “Cowboy” has moved into the #3 spot at 155. Gilbert Melendez, who was tapped out by champion Anthony Pettis last month, has dropped from #3 to #4.

Jury, who hadn’t lost an official, pro bout prior to facing Cerrone, remains ranked at #8.

Lombard also recorded a UD win at UFC 182, as the feared striker outpointed Josh Burkman, for what was his third straight victory. Lombard has been moved into the #5, welterweight ranking, while Matt Brown has slipped a position and is now #6.

The biggest winner from Saturday, in terms of a rankings shift, is Kyoji Horiguchi. The ridiculously agile flyweight worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Louis Gaudinot at the event, and has leaped up three spots into the #8 ranking. Chris Cariaso, Zach Makovsky and Timothy Elliott all dropped a spot and are sitting at #9, #10, and #11 respectively.

In the pound-for-pound rankings, Daniel Cormier has slipped out of the top 15, following his UD loss to light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones.

Alexander Gustafsson, who is set to fight Anthony Johnson on January 24th, has been rewarded with the #15 spot in the P4P ranks.¬†“The Mauler” is still holding down the #1 ranking at 205.

Vitor Belfort has moved up one spot in the P4P division and is now sitting at #14.

And, in the women’s strawweight division, Heather Clark has risen up one position and is now ranked #10. Paige VanZant has slipped to #11.

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