An update of the UFC Vegas 36 rankings was released, and the middleweight of Derek Brunson and Tom Aspinall both ascended in the official UFC rankings.
Derek Brunson defeated Darren Till in the third round to move up to 4th place in the overall UFC middleweight standings, swapping places with Marvin Vettori. In total, Brunson has won his last five fights in a row and recently looks like a serious contender for the title. This fighter hopes to get a rematch with the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, but he also mentioned fights against brothers Paul and Jared Cannonier as potential options.
In addition to the promotion of Brunson up, there was another movement in the 185-pound rating. Darren Till dropped to 8th place in the ranking, and Sean Strickland rise to 7th place. Uriah Hall also moved up to 9th place, and Kelvin Gastelum dropped to 10th place in the division.
It is worth noting that the other major winner after UFC Vegas 36 was Tom Aspinall, who moved up to 11th place in the UFC heavyweight division. The rising contender for the UFC heavyweight title knocked out Sergei Spivak in the first round of their joint fight in the main event. Aspinall now leads 4-0 in the UFC with four consecutive finishes. He looks like a man who could become a future UFC world champion and someone who could become the face of English MMA. When Aspinall moved up to 11th place, Walt Harris and Blagoy Ivanov dropped one place each. In addition, due to the loss, Spivak dropped to number 15 overall, Sergei Pavlovich became the 14th place.
That was all about any move in the UFC rankings this week. There won’t be a UFC event this weekend, so don’t expect any changes until we see UFC Vegas 37: Smith vs. Spann next Saturday night. Until then, Brunson and Aspinall can enjoy being the big winners for at least a week.