Rankings & opponent selection

Just wondering if your fighter will still move up the rankings, albeit at a slower pace, if you fight mostly opponents of a lower ranking. Something which is common in real life but not something i’ve ever really tried in this game. I always look to match my fighters up with opponents ranked above them in at least one of the world rankings in order to progress, just curious if anyone has a different strategy? Still enjoying this game after almost 3 years of playing, excellent entertainment!!

Yeah they will also to boost rankings after go for guys who have just came off a recent win. If you want to move up slower keep fighting journeyman fighters etc.