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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, May 14: Joaquin Buckley making waves at welterweight

May 15th, 2024

Following UFC on ESPN 56, the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings required updating.

In the feature bout of the event at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Derrick Lewis knocked out Rodrigo Nascimento, extending his UFC knockout record.

A few other notables made their presence felt in a big way with strong showings. In the co-feature, Joaquin Buckley continued an impressive run since dropping down to welterweight by shutting out Nursulton Ruziboev. Also, Carlos Ulberg scored a lightning-fast finish of Alonzo Menifield.

Both fighters moved up in the rankings in their respective divisions following their impressive performances.

Check out all the latest pound-for-pound and divisional USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings above.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 298.

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