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UFC 291 Results: Rankings Shake-Up and Surprises

Check out the latest UFC 291 results and the shake-up in the official rankings. Exciting fights led to changes in the pound-for-pound rankings and more.

The recent UFC 291 event brought about some unexpected changes in the official rankings. Exciting fights inside the Octagon led to shifts in the rankings, with some fighters moving up the ladder while others fell down. MMA News has all the updates on the latest changes to the official UFC rankings.

Men’s Pound-For-Pound

In a stunning knockout victory over Dustin Poirier in Salt Lake City, Justin Gaethje has secured a spot on the Pound-For-Pound list. Gaethje has entered the rankings at #13, replacing Poirier in the top 15.

Former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira also had a successful co-main event win at UFC 291, resulting in a climb to #10. Pereira now shares the spot with his expected next opponent, Jiří Procházka.

Women’s Pound-for-Pound

No changes have been made to the women’s Pound-for-Pound rankings.

Women’s Strawweight, Flyweight, and Bantamweight

No changes have occurred in the rankings for these weight classes.

Flyweight and Bantamweight

There have been no changes in the rankings for these divisions.


No changes have been made to the Featherweight rankings.


As expected, the main event winner at 155 pounds, Justin Gaethje, has moved up to #2 in the rankings. Dustin Poirier, the defeated opponent, now sits at #3.


Kevin Holland has earned his first ranking at 170 pounds after a submission victory over Michael Chiesa. Holland enters the list at #12, while Chiesa drops three spots to #15. Michel Pereira, who missed weight by three pounds, is now outside the rankings.


Former middleweight champion Alex Pereira’s successful debut at light heavyweight has resulted in his removal from the middleweight rankings. This has caused a shift in the rankings, with everyone previously placed between #3 and #15 moving up by one spot. André Muniz, who lost his place after a loss to Paul Craig, has returned at #15.

Light Heavyweight

Alex Pereira’s move to light heavyweight has led to changes in the rankings. Pereira enters the divisional rankings at #3, causing everyone previously ranked between #3 and #10 to drop one spot. Dominick Reyes remains at #12, while Khalil Rountree Jr. falls to #13.


There was one adjustment in the heavyweight rankings, with Serghei Spivac jumping ahead of Alexander Volkov to claim the #7 spot. Spivac is set to headline UFC Paris alongside Ciryl Gane on September 2.

For the full updated UFC rankings, click here.