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UFC rankings: Jan Blachowicz, Aleksandar Rakic stand firm in latest update

Check out the new look of the UFC's official light heavyweight rankings following UFC on ESPN 36.

While this past weekend's light heavyweight headliner between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic had the potential to make a big impact in the UFC's 205-pound rankings, the result left both athletes in the same position they previously held.

After two tightly contested rounds at UFC on ESPN 36, a Rakic injury ended the fight early in the third, awarding Rakic a TKO win. With the latest rankings submission, Blachowicz (29-9 MMA, 12-6 UFC) remains in the No. 1 contender position, while Rakic (14-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) holds firm at No. 3.

The only movement at light heavyweight actually came courtesy of Ryan Spann (20-7 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who scored a first-round submission win over Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1 MMA, 5-6-1 UFC) and moved up one slot to No. 12.

The latest official light heavyweight rankings are listed below. Check out the full updated rankings at

UFC light heavyweight champion: Glover Teixeira

  1. Jan Blachowicz
  2. Jiri Prochazka
  3. Aleksandar Rakic
  4. Magomed Ankalaev
  5. Anthony Smith
  6. Thiago Santos
  7. Dominick Reyes
  8. Paul Craig
  9. Volkan Oezdemir
  10. Jamahal Hill
  11. Nikita Krylov
  12. Ryan Spann +1
  13. Johnny Walker -1
  14. Jimmy Crute
  15. Dustin Jacoby