It was pretty a 7 days for the UFC on “Fight Island.”
Two playing cards went down with consequential benefits for the Usa Right now Athletics/MMA Junkie rankings: UFC on ESPN 20 and the big 1, UFC 257.
Let us start off with the to start with show, which was headlined by Michael Chiesa’s one-sided choice victory more than Neil Magny. Chiesa enhanced to 4- considering the fact that he moved up to welterweight, and that bumps him to No. 11 in the divisional rankings.
Then we shift on to UFC 257, in which, from a rankings point of view, Michael Chandler can make the largest splash. The a few-time Bellator light-weight winner turned heads with his UFC debut, a vicious to start with-round complete of the highly regarded Dan Hooker in the evening’s co-characteristic. Chandler was unranked in advance of this, and whilst 1 can unquestionably debate that selection, there’s no denying him now: Chandler enters the new rankings at No. 8.
As for the massive one: Dustin Poirier’s victory above Conor McGregor was undoubtedly spectacular. But Khabib Nurmagomedov continues to be identified as UFC light-weight champion as of this creating, and Poirier was by now rated No. 2, so that is where he stays. Also, McGregor appeared sharp in Spherical 1 and losing to Poirier is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, so we’re preserving him at No. 6.
Those are just a several of the fights of note more than the earlier 7 days. So to see exactly where your most loved — or the very least beloved — fighter spots in the recent version of the United states of america Currently Sports activities/MMA Junkie rankings, click on the drop-down menu higher than.