Brock-LesnarThe UFC heavyweight rankings got a little shake-up after UFC 200, with the most surreal change being Brock Lesnar’s introduction at No. 8, while his opponent Mark Hunt dropped from No. 8 to No. 9.

Brock Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champ and current WWE superstar, back among the UFC’s top 10 heavyweights? You got it!

While Hunt was able to land the occasional big punch and even stunned Lesnar, he was never able to put The Beast Incarnate away like he has done to so many others over the years. Lesnar’s wrestling pedigree, combined with his strength, size, athleticism — and yes, even his striking, earned the big guy two of the three rounds on the judges’ scorecards for a unanimous decision victory.

We still don’t know when or if Lesnar will return to the octagon to try and make another run at the title, as he is still employed by the WWE and will be taking on Randy Orton at SummerSlam next month.

Another shake-up with the UFC heavyweight rankings has taken place after UFC Fight Night 90 on July 7, the Thursday before UFC 200 and the first of three events that took place during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. ¬†That event saw “The Black Beast”¬†Derrick Lewis win a split decision over “Big Country” Roy Nelson and move up one spot to No. 11 on the rankings. Nelson dropped two spots to No. 12.

Here’s the full UFC heavyweight rankings as of July 14, 2016:

Champion : Stipe Miocic
1 Fabricio Werdum
2 Cain Velasquez
3 Alistair Overeem
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Ben Rothwell
6 Andrei Arlovski
7 Travis Browne
8 Brock Lesnar
9 Mark Hunt
10 Josh Barnett
11 Derrick Lewis
12 Roy Nelson
13 Frank Mir
14 Stefan Struve
15 Ruslan Magomedov

By Jack Bratcher


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