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.