Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Vengeance with a Bullet
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 12, 2019
Nothing to see here -- just another dominant Valentina
Shevchenko victory in the women’s flyweight division.
Shevchenko completely throttled Liz
Carmouche for five rounds in the UFC Uruguay headliner,
sweeping the judges scorecards for a suspenseless unanimous
decision triumph. “Bullet” avenged a prior defeat to Carmouche on
the regional circuit nearly a decade ago and in doing so,
maintained a stranglehold on the top of the 125-pound weight class.
At the moment, Shevchenko appears to be the most untouchable
champion in the UFC, and her most interesting challenge could be a
third meeting with featherweight and bantamweight queen Amanda
Nunes down the road. It appears for now that Shevchenko is
content to reign atop the flyweights, however, and a matchup with
Chookagian could be next on the agenda.
Oezdemir kept his spot in the light heavyweight Top 10, ending
a three-bout skid with a second-round knockout of Ilir Latifi
at UFC Uruguay. Once on the verge of tumbling out of the rankings,
“No Time” instead holds on to the No. 10 spot. Meanwhile, Pam
Sorenson joins the rankings at women’s featherweight on the
strength of a dominant decision win against Kaitlin
Young in a title bout at Invicta FC 36.
Rodriguez enters the strawweight bubble after vanquishing
Torres to remain unbeaten in 13 professional outings, while
Bontorin sliced up Raulia Paiva at flyweight and leapfrogs
Jordan Espinoza on the 125-pound bubble.