Iuri Alcantara made a statement with his opening-round knockout win over Vaughan Lee on Saturday, but it did not advance his position in the bantamweight rankings.
Since Lee was unranked and Alcantara was already coming off a win over No. 15 Wilson Reis, "Marajo" remained in the No. 7 position. Having only lost to Urijah Faber since moving to 135 pounds, Alcantara is becoming a legitimate threat to bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
Scheduled to appear at UFC Fight Night 42, Erik Perez fell below Francisco Rivera in this edition of the rankings. It's another questionable call, seeing as Perez fought to a split decision with Takeya Mizugaki, who recently defeated Rivera on all three scorecards.
||Francisco Rivera (+1)
||Erik Perez (-1)
Results and Upcoming Fights
May 31 Bantamweight Fights
- No. 7 Iuri Alcantara defeated Vaughan Lee by (T)KO in the first round.
- Pedro Munhoz defeated Matt Hobar by (T)KO in the first round.
UFC Fight Night 42 Bantamweight Fights
- No. 12 Erik Perez vs. No. 14 Bryan Caraway
- Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis