Alistair Overeem is a legendary figure in fight sporting activities, but he’s nonetheless obtained a couple of items remaining he needs to complete.
Chiefly, “The Demolition Man” needs to assert the UFC heavyweight title. With his gain this previous weekend more than Augusto Sakai (15-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), Overeem (47-18 MMA, 12-7 UFC) moved a several places greater in this week’s edition of the United states Now Athletics/MMA Junkie rankings, landing at No. 6 in the heavyweight division.
With No. 1 Stipe Miocic and No. 2 Francis Ngannou set to contest the UFC heavyweight title in the up coming number of months, and No. 3 Curtis Blaydes facing No. 4 Derrick Lewis, potentially a rematch with No. 5 Jairzinho Rozenstruik lies on the horizon.
That was not the only motion coming out of UFC on ESPN+ 34. Ovince Saint Preux experienced a head-turning knockout victory around Alonzo Menifield, which puts him back again into the mix in the mild heavyweight division.
So in advance of we switch our comprehensive awareness to the forthcoming large weekend of Bellator and UFC motion, MMA Junkie’s John Morgan and George Garcia split down all the rankings moves in this week’s MMA rankings report.