There were a number of viewpoints on how the UFC
247 headliner should have been scored — including many that saw
a 48-47 verdict for Reyes – but the only ones that truly mattered
awarded the victory to the reigning light heavyweight champion. As
a result, Jones maintains his grip on the top spot at 205 pounds
and Reyes, despite raising his stock significantly, doesn’t rise
above his previous sixth ranking.
There was no such controversy in the UFC 247 co-main event, as
Shevchenko further distanced herself from the rest of the
flyweight division with a third-round stoppage of an overmatched
No. 6 Katlyn
Chookagian. Elsewhere in the division, the previously
10th-ranked Andrea Lee
lost a competitive decision to Lauren
Murphy on the UFC 247 undercard, clearing the way for Molly
McCann to make her Top 10 debut. Murphy assumes the No. 11
position on the bubble, with “KGB” just behind her.
Also on the card, Derrick
Lewis stays put at No. 6 in the heavyweight rankings after a
forgettable decision win over converted light heavyweight Ilir Latifi.
Finally, Jinh Yu
Frey lost her atomweight crown due to missing weight but keeps
her No. 3 ranking after besting No. 7 Ashley
Cummins in a rematch at Invicta FC 39. Frey is considering a
move to 115 pounds after her issues on the scale, so her time could
be limited in the atomweight poll.