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Nassourdine Imavov of Russia reacts after the conclusion of his middleweight fight against Roman Dolidze of Georgia during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Rankings Report | Week Of February 5, 2024

See Which Fighters Moved Up And Down In The Latest Edition Of The Rankings

The latest updates to the UFC rankings across all divisions are here. Take a look at which fighters moved up and down in the most recent edition and take a look at which rankings are on the line at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Pyfer.

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Seven divisions – bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, heavyweight, women’s flyweight - all saw updates to their rankings following UFC Fight Night: Dolidze vs Imavov.The men’s pound-for-pound rankings also saw changes.

Men’s Pound-For-Pound

Tom Aspinall of England receives the interim heavyweight belt after defeating Sergei Pavlovich of Russia by TKO in the interim UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Tom Aspinall of England receives the interim heavyweight belt after defeating Sergei Pavlovich of Russia by TKO in the interim UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2023 in New York City. (Pho

In the men’s pound-for-pound rankings, interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall has moved up to No. 12.

Bantamweight

Jonathan Martinez kicks Alejandro Perez of Mexico in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX
Jonathan Martinez kicks Alejandro Perez of Mexico in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Jonathan Martinez has climbed two spots to No. 10, causing Dominick Cruz and Pedro Munhoz to drop to spots No. 11 and No. 12.

Featherweight 

Alex Caceres has slipped to No. 15 this week. His last appearance was in August at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs The Korean Zombie, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss against No. 9 Giga Chikadze.

Lightweight

Benoit Saint Denis of France reacts after defeating Matt Frevola by TKO in a lightweight fight during the UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)
Benoit Saint Denis of France reacts after defeating Matt Frevola by TKO in a lightweight fight during the UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Not a lot changed at 155 pounds, just Benoît Saint Denis dropping to No. 12. Saint Denis’s next assignment in the Octagon is set to take place at UFC 299 against No. 3 Dustin Poirier.

Welterweight

The only change for the welterweights was Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson falling to No. 7. Thompson last stepped into the Octagon in December at UFC 296, where he suffered a submission loss against No. 3 Shavkat Rakhmonov.

Middleweight

Nassourdine Imavov of Russia poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)
Nassourdine Imavov of Russia poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

Following last weekend’s middleweight clash at UFC Fight Night Dolidze vs Imavov, Nassourdine Imavov has risen three spots in the middleweight rankings and is now sitting at No. 8, while his opponent Roman Dolidze has fallen two spots and sits at No. 10.

The shift pushed Jack Hermansson down to No.11. Hermansson is set to make his walk to the Octagon this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Pyfer where he will take on the unranked Joe Pyfer.

Heavyweight

Heavyweights Serghei Spivac and Tai Tuivasa have swapped places, with Spivac at No. 8 and Tuivasa now at No. 9. 

Marcin Tybura has risen to No. 10.

Women’s Flyweight

Natalia Silva of Brazil reacts after the conclusion of her flyweight fight against Viviane Araujo of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
Natalia Silva of Brazil reacts after the conclusion of her flyweight fight against Viviane Araujo of Brazil during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 03, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Natalia Silva moved up to No. 7 while Viviane Araujo dropped to No. 9 after their 15 minutes in the Octagon together this past weekend.

Jasmine Jasudavicius and Andrea Lee also swapped places, with Jasudavicius at No. 14 and Lee at No. 15.

Rankings On The Line This Weekend At UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Pyfer

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The co-main and main events scheduled for UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Pyfer feature intriguing matchups between ranked and unranked fighters, offering fans action packed bouts they won’t want to miss.

In the co-main event, 13th-ranked featherweight Dan Ige will face Andre Fili, who steps in to replace Lerone Murphy. Ige is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Bryce Mitchell at UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs Gamrot, while Fili aims to build on his victory against Lucas Almeida at UFC 296. Fans can anticipate a closely contested battle as both fighters seek to secure a win and advance in the featherweight rankings.

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In the main event, Joe Pyfer, known as a standout from Dana White’s Contender Series, will make his five-round debut in the headliner. Since earning his UFC contract on Season 6 of the show, Pyfer has been a formidable threat in the middleweight division, finishing all three of his Octagon opponents in a total of 13 minutes. His most recent victory came via submission against Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs Green. Meanwhile, 11th-ranked Jack Hermansson returns to the Octagon for the first time since December 2022, aiming to halt the rise of the promising newcomer. Hermansson's last appearance ended in a second-round TKO loss to Roman Dolidze at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Holland, making this matchup intriguing as fans watch how the seasoned UFC veteran fares against the emerging star.

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