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UFC rankings: Tai Tuivasa takes one step back after loss to Ciryl Gane

Curtis Blaydes the beneficiary of move, slides past 'Bam Bam' into No. 3 slot after UFC Fight Night 209.

Tai Tuivasa (15-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) never fails to entertain, and though he did take a small step back in the UFC's official heavyweight rankings following a loss to Ciryl Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC), it wasn't a costly drop.

Following the setback at this past weekend's UFC Fight Night 209 event, Tuivasa dropped just one spot in the latest updated list, and now sits at No. 4, with Curtis Blaydes (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) moving up one spot to No. 3.

Already at No. 1, Gane remained in the same position with the win.

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

UFC heavyweight champion: Francis Ngannou

  1. Ciryl Gane
  2. Stipe Miocic
  3. Curtis Blaydes +1
  4. Tai Tuivasa -1
  5. Sergei Pavlovich
  6. Tom Aspinall
  7. Derrick Lewis
  8. Alexander Volkov
  9. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  10. Marcin Tybura
  11. Chris Daukaus
  12. Serghei Spivac
  13. Alexandr Romanov
  14. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  15. Blagoy Ivanov