Not only is “Cowboy” a doting dad, but the popular veteran has
fashioned a three-fight winning streak since the birth of his son.
Two of those victories have occurred at lightweight, as the BMF
Ranch founder looks primed for one last run at 155 pounds following
a clear-cut decision victory over Al Iaquinta
UFC Fight Night 151 headliner. A title shot would appear to be
at least another win away, but in the meantime, Cerrone is still
angling for a big payday against Conor
Even if that doesn’t happen, our panel has voted to reward Cerrone
in a different way, placing him at the No. 4 spot ahead of the
“Notorious” Irishman. Including his 2019 wins over Iaquinta and
Hernandez, Cerrone is 10-1 in lightweight fights dating back to
2013 — and that includes a victory over McGregor’s lone 155-pound
Alvarez. In this instance, McGregor’s inactivity hurts him.
Perhaps the two stars can settle things in a head-to-head matchup
Burgos debuts in the featherweight poll at No. 10 after earning
a signature win over Cub Swanson
at UFC Ottawa. The Team Tiger Schulmann representative has won five
of his six Octagon appearances and is an interesting new face at
145 pounds. Swanson, who hasn’t won a fight since April 2017, falls
out of our rankings entirely. Finally, keep an eye on “The Ultimate
Fighter 28” winner Macy
Chiasson, who dominated Sarah Moras
to climb to the top of the bubble list at women’s bantamweight.