The UFC has updated the official fighter rankings following this past Saturday’s UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 event.
T.J. Grant made a two-spot climb at lightweight after defeating Gray Maynard. He has been called the No. 1 contender despite being ranked third behind Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis.
Grant is expected to face UFC champion Benson Henderson later this year.
Roy Nelson, Travis Browne, Mike Easton, Ivan Menjivar, T.J. Dillashaw and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza all moved up a spot in their respective divisions.
The rankings will be updated once more following next Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum card from Brazil.