Conor McGregor strikes up the UFC light-weight rankings in newest replace

Conor McGregor continues to maneuver up the rankings regardless of being inactive for the most effective a part of a 12 months.

After UFC Vegas 17, which was the ultimate UFC occasion of 2020, McGregor moved up one spot from fifth to fourth, as he swapped with Tony Ferguson. The one fighters ranked forward of him are Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, and Charles Oliveira.

It shouldn’t be stunning that Ferguson continues to fall down the light-weight rankings given he’s on a two-fight skid. In Could, he suffered a fifth-round TKO loss to Gaethje, after which at UFC 256, he was dominated by Charles Oliveira.

Different notable movers within the up to date rankings is bantamweight Rob Font. The New England Cartel member is now ranked fifth at 135-pounds after transferring up six spots following his knockout win over Marlon Moraes. Moraes, alternatively, dropped fourth spots to seven.

Talia Santos additionally entered the ladies’s flyweight rankings at No. 13 after she defeated Gillian Robertson. The one different notable change was Marcin Tybura changing into the Fifteenth-ranked heavyweight following a TKO win over Greg Hardy on Saturday.

When does Conor McGregor battle subsequent?

Conor McGregor is about to return to the Octagon in the principle occasion of UFC 257 on January 23 towards Dustin Poirier. The occasion may even happen on Battle Island.

McGregor might be preventing for the primary time in over a 12 months, his final battle seeing him TKO Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246. The hope for the Irishman was to battle one other time in the summertime, after which within the fall, rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov for the belt. Nonetheless, as a result of pandemic, his plans have been halted. If McGregor can defeat Poirier once more, it’s possible he might be preventing for the light-weight title subsequent trip.

Dustin Poirier, in the meantime, returned to the win column final trip with a hard-fought choice win over Dan Hooker. Earlier than that, he was submitted by Nurmagomedov for the undisputed title after he received the interim strap at UFC 236 with one other choice win over Max Holloway. Identical to McGregor, if Poirier wins, he too will possible be preventing for UFC gold subsequent trip.

Revealed 23 Dec 2020, 00:18 IST

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