And that wasn’t the only rankings shakeup after Saturday’s big event.
Featherweight champion Conor McGregor dropped five spots after his shocking loss to Nate Diaz, which prompted a one-spot rise for current champions Fabricio Werdum, Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler and a jump to third by middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
Fortunately for McGregor, the fight against Diaz was contested at a catchweight of 170 pounds, so the Irishman still holds the featherweight belt and his standing as the best 145-pound fighter in the world.
In all reality, pound-for-pound rankings don’t mean much. They’re more valuable promotionally than for matchmaking purposes and the rankings don’t appear to be belt-weighted (five beltless fighters are ranked above strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk).
So Rousey is no longer one of the top 15 fighters in the world, and Tate is … but that could all change when they face each other for the third time, hopefully sometime in 2016.