Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Rocky Mountain High
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 16, 2019
Gaethje isn’t just a brawler anymore, but he continues to make
short work of opponents inside the Octagon.
Gaethje extended his first-round finishing streak to three on
Saturday, as he stopped Donald
Cerrone with punches 4:18 into the opening stanza of the UFC
Fight Night 158 headliner at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada. After dropping back-to-back fights against
Poirier and Eddie
Alvarez, “The Highlight” has rebounded to make short work of
Barboza and James Vick in
his last three appearances to put himself in the thick of the
155-pound title discussion. By virtue of his latest victory,
Gaethje jumps from seventh to fourth in our divisional rankings.
Cerrone, meanwhile, is on a two-fight losing streak and falls to
Elsewhere, former light heavyweight title challenger Glover
Teixeira continues to show he has something left in the tank at
39 years old, and his split-decision triumph over Nikita
Krylov brings him back to the bubble list at 205 pounds, while
“The Miner” makes an exit from said list in defeat. Finally, “The
Ultimate Fighter 17” finalist Uriah Hall
earned his second consecutive victory with a split verdict over
Carlos Jr., and thus returns to the middleweight bubble.