Following an enormous PPV occasion, the pound-for-pound rankings have seen some main modifications after UFC 262. The brand new light-weight champion, Charles Oliveira, picked up an enormous win that has seen him make the P4P checklist for the primary time in his profession.
Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler to assert the light-weight title, which had been vacated by Khabib Nurmgaomedov following his final win over Justin Gaethje.
McGregor falls out of the pound-for-pound rankings
With Charles Oliveira’s rise from not being ranked within the P4P checklist to the eleventh place, a former top-15 fighter has been compelled out. That fighter is none aside from the ‘Infamous’ Conor McGregor.
McGregor is coming off a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Previous to that battle, he defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in 2020 and picked up undergo a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
McGregor’s lack of exercise, mixed with only one win in his final three fights, has seen the game’s largest star fall out of the P4P rankings utterly. Nonetheless, McGregor will face Poirier once more for a trilogy bout in July. A win would possible see him rebound again into the top-15.
New faces on the high of the UFC light-weight division
Charles Oliveira has climbed to the highest of the pack at 155-lbs following his win at UFC 262. Nonetheless, Beneil Dariush additionally moved up the divisional rankings, having defeated Tony Ferguson through unanimous resolution.
Coming into UFC 262, Dariush was ranked ninth whereas Ferguson was fifth within the rankings. There was a major climb up the rankings for Dariush, who’s now third whereas Ferguson has dropped right down to the sixth place.
Conor McGregor advantages from Ferguson’s loss
Whereas McGregor has dropped out of the P4P rankings, his inventory at light-weight has surprisingly gone up. With Oliveira transferring from third place to the champion slot, and Ferguson falling to sixth within the rankings, there have been two spots within the top-five of the light-weight division that wanted filling.
A type of was taken by the now third-ranked Beneil Dariush. The opposite has been taken by Conor McGregor. The Irishman has now been pushed up the fifth place. Ought to he beat Poirier at UFC 262, he could also be subsequent in line for a shot on the newly-crowned champ Charles Oliveira.