The MMA rankings report is back with a look at moves after Bellator 254 and UFC 256.
Bellator 254 featured a women’s flyweight title fight between unbeaten champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and challenger Juliana Velasquez. Velasquez actually was the betting favorite in the fight, so her title win wasn’t an upset. Yet it’s still somewhat surprising to see a new champ in that Bellator division.
At UFC 256, we had a stalemate in the flyweight title main event with a majority draw. But below champ Deiveson Figueiredo and challenger Brandon Moreno, there were big wins from the likes of Charles Oliveira against former interim champion Tony Ferguson, as well as Mackenzie Dern at women’s strawweight, Ciryl Gane at heavyweight and Kevin Holland at middleweight.
MMA Junkie’s John Morgan and “Gorgeous” George Garcia walk you through those divisions and more in the latest edition of the rankings report.