UFC Rankings Update: James Vick Falls Out Of Top 10

James Vick will need to climb back up the ranks again.

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This week’s UFC Rankings update is in.

Following this past weekend’s (Sat. August 25, 2018) UFC Lincoln card, some changes have been made to the rankings. In the main event of the show, Justin Gaethje made quick work of James Vick with a knockout.

This has resulted in Vick being moved out of the top 10. Gaethje remains firm in his spot at No. 7. Also, Deiveson Figueiredo’s win over John Moraga moved him up eight spots on the list. He’s now at No. 6 with the win.

Check out the UFC Rankings update here below:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Conor McGregor
3 TJ Dillashaw
4 Max Holloway
5 Georges St-Pierre
6 Demetrious Johnson
7 Tyron Woodley
8 Khabib Nurmagomedov
9 Stipe Miocic
10 Robert Whittaker
11 Cris Cyborg
12 Henry Cejudo
13 Tony Ferguson
14 Amanda Nunes
15 Rose Namajunas

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Sergio Pettis
3 Joseph Benavidez
4 Ray Borg
5 Jussier Formiga
6 Deiveson Figueiredo +8
7 John Moraga -1
8 Wilson Reis -1
9 Alexandre Pantoja -1
10 Dustin Ortiz -1
11 Brandon Moreno -1
12 Ben Nguyen -1
13 Tim Elliott
14 Matheus Nicolau -2
15 Ulka Sasaki

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Cody Garbrandt
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Marlon Moraes
5 Jimmie Rivera
6 John Lineker
7 John Dodson
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Pedro Munhoz
10 Cody Stamann
11 Rob Font
12 Alejandro Perez
13 Thomas Almeida
14 Douglas Silva de Andrade
15 Rani Yahya *NR

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Brian Ortega
2 Jose Aldo
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Renato Moicano
5 Chad Mendes
6 Jeremy Stephens
7 Cub Swanson
8 Josh Emmett
9 Mirsad Bektic
10 Chan Sung Jung
11 Alexander Volkanovski
12 Ricardo Lamas
13 Darren Elkins
14 Yair Rodriguez
15 Zabit Magomedsharipov

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Conor McGregor
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Dustin Poirier
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Kevin Lee
6 Edson Barboza
7 Justin Gaethje
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Al Iaquinta
10 Nate Diaz +1
11 Michael Chiesa +1
12 James Vick -2
13 Alexander Hernandez
14 Dan Hooker
15 Islam Makhachev *NR

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Colby Covington (Interim Champion)
2 Darren Till
3 Rafael Dos Anjos
4 Stephen Thompson
5 Robbie Lawler
6 Kamaru Usman
7 Demian Maia
8 Neil Magny
9 Jorge Masvidal
10 Santiago Ponzinibbio
11 Leon Edwards
12 Donald Cerrone
13 Gunnar Nelson
14 Alex Oliveira
15 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos *NR

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Chris Weidman
4 Kelvin Gastelum
5 Jacare Souza
6 Derek Brunson
7 David Branch
8 Paulo Costa
9 Israel Adesanya
10 Brad Tavares
11 Antonio Carlos Junior
12 Thiago Santos
13 Uriah Hall
14 Elias Theodorou
15 Krzysztof Jotko

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Volkan Oezdemir
3 Ilir Latifi
4 Jan Blachowicz
5 Jimi Manuwa
6 Corey Anderson
7 Ovince Saint Preux
8 Glover Teixeira
9 Anthony Smith
10 Misha Cirkunov
11 Mauricio Rua
12 Dominick Reyes
13 Patrick Cummins
14 Tyson Pedro
15 Sam Alvey

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic
2 Derrick Lewis
3 Curtis Blaydes
4 Francis Ngannou
5 Alexander Volkov
6 Alistair Overeem
7 Junior Dos Santos
8 Mark Hunt
9 Marcin Tybura
10 Tai Tuivasa
11 Aleksei Oleinik
12 Andrei Arlovski
13 Stefan Struve
14 Shamil Abdurakhimov
15 Justin Willis

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2 Jessica Andrade
3 Claudia Gadelha
4 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
5 Tecia Torres
6 Carla Esparza
7 Michelle Waterson
8 Felice Herrig
9 Tatiana Suarez
10 Cortney Casey +1
11 Nina Ansaroff -1
12 Alexa Grasso
13 Randa Markos
14 Angela Hill
15 Mackenzie Dern *NR

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Nicco Montano
1 Valentina Shevchenko
2 Sijara Eubanks
3 Katlyn Chookagian
4 Roxanne Modafferi
5 Alexis Davis
6 Liz Carmouche -1
7 Lauren Murphy
8 Jessica Eye
9 Jessica-Rose Clark +1
10 Ashlee Evans-Smith +1
11 Joanne Calderwood *NR
12 Mara Romero Borella +1
13 Andrea Lee -1
14 Paige VanZant +1
15 Jennifer Maia *NR

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Holly Holm
2 Ketlen Vieira
3 Julianna Pena
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Germaine de Randamie
6 Cat Zingano
7 Marion Reneau
8 Sara McMann
9 Aspen Ladd
10 Bethe Correia
11 Lina Lansberg
12 Irene Aldana
13 Lucie Pudilova
14 Sarah Moras
15 Gina Mazany

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UFC Lincoln Medical Suspensions: Five Fighters Face Lengthy Layoffs

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Lincoln, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick in a lightweight bout headlined this sh…

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Lincoln, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick in a lightweight bout headlined this show while Michael Johnson vs. Andre Fili in a featherweight bout co-headlined. Rounding […]

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UFC Lincoln Medical Suspensions: Five Fighters Face Lengthy Layoffs

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Lincoln, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick in a lightweight bout headlined this sh…

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Lincoln, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions. Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick in a lightweight bout headlined this show while Michael Johnson vs. Andre Fili in a featherweight bout co-headlined. Rounding […]

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UFC Lincoln Viewership Averages 596,000

Viewership numbers for UFC Lincoln have been revealed. The FOX Sports 1 broadcast drew an average of 596,000 viewers (via MMAFighting.com). The event peaked at 668,000 viewers for the flyweight clash between Deiveson Figueiredo and John Moraga. The eve…

Viewership numbers for UFC Lincoln have been revealed. The FOX Sports 1 broadcast drew an average of 596,000 viewers (via MMAFighting.com). The event peaked at 668,000 viewers for the flyweight clash between Deiveson Figueiredo and John Moraga. The event also took in 15,593 viewers from FOX Sports Go and FOX now. This card was held inside the Pinnacle Bank […]

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Andre Fili Just Trashed ‘B*tch’ Michael Johnson After UFC Lincoln Loss

Andre Fili says Michael Johnson hits like a ‘b*tch.’

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Despite losing a close split decision, Andre Fili just trashed Michael Johnson after UFC Lincoln.

Fili (18-6) was stunned when the decision was announced at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, last weekend (Aug 25, 2018). To his surprise, “Touchy” Fili was on the wrong side of a close split decision loss to Johnson. The setback puts an end to Fili’s two-fight win streak and gives Johnson his first victory in the stacked featherweight division.

Both Fili and Johnson delivered in the co-main event at UFC Lincoln. So much so, the judges rendered a close split decision in favor of Johnson. One judge actually scoring the fight 30-27 for the “Menace”.

Sour Grapes

The Alpha Male fighter took to Instagram to voice his displeasure on his most recent loss. Fili also took a moment to comment on Johnson’s punching power, or lack thereof.

“I WON that fight. Plain and simple. My preparation was perfect and my performance was superior. The universe provides challenges and rewards us for the way we react to and navigate through them.”

“All I’m going to keep focusing on is what I can control. I’m hungrier than ever and I’ll be back better than ever. Thank you to everyone who has my back, I love ya’ll. With that said, @menace155 you hit like a ***** and you act like a *****- I’m ready to crack it off anytime.”

Check out Andre Fili’s original Instagram post here:

It seems Fili is ready to get back to work ASAP. Whether or not he will ever get to settle the score with the “Menace” remains to be seen. However, one thing is for sure, this most recent setback for Fili sure hasn’t cramped his style. This Alpha Male fighter still has his swag, and he is ready to crack it off anytime.

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Anthony Smith Fires Back At Haters Of Rapid Rise

Anthony Smith has heard enough from his critics.

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Anthony Smith has heard enough from his critics.

“Lionheart” served as a guest fighter for the UFC’s Lincoln event this past weekend (Sat. August 25, 2018). He responded to those who question the level of competition he has been beating recently.

Smith comes off back-to-back wins over a pair of former UFC champions. Some would argue, however, that those men were well past their best days. Smith says people are acting like he’s fighting defenseless children (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“I think for the fans, it’s going to make a difference, because as much as I think it’s (expletive), everyone pretends like I’m out here beating up children that can’t defend themselves any more,” Smith said.

“We know that’s not the case,” he continued. “But it is what it is, so now, it’s someone closer to my age, and I think this will really shut the people up and say, ‘Alright, maybe he’s for real.’”

Smith has found himself in the midst of a two-fight win streak. He has defeated former UFC light heavyweight champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans.

His performances have earned him a fight with a fellow rising young star. He will fight Volkan Oezdemir in the main event of UFC Fight Night 138 on October 27, 2018.

The action goes down from the Moncton Events Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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