Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Chaos Theory
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 5, 2019
Even if you’re not a fan of his schtick, it’s hard not to be
impressed with Colby
Covington’s fighting acumen.
American Top Team standout wore down Robbie
Lawler for five relentless rounds in the
UFC on ESPN 5 headliner, blending takedowns with volume
striking to capture a unanimous decision triumph in Newark, New
Jersey, on Saturday night. That makes seven wins in a row for
“Chaos” and 10 of 11 during his UFC tenure overall. The victory
likely sets up a future showdown with reigning 170-pound champion
Usman. As for the welterweight rankings, Covington remains
entrenched in the third spot behind Usman and Tyron
Elsewhere, former UFC champions Demetrious
Johnson and Eddie
Alvarez both earned victories in their respective grand prix
tournaments under the One Championship banner. However, both men
are likely fighting at least one weight class above their current
rankings -- Johnson is No. 2 at flyweight, Alvarez is sixth at
lightweight -- so they will both stay put and could potentially
fall once their eligibility expires.
Schnell enters the Top 10 at flyweight on the strength of a
quick submission of previous No. 10 fighter, Jordan Espinoza.
Schnell replaces Espinosa in the 10th spot on the back of a
three-bout winning streak at 125 pounds.