Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Big Finisher
By: Tristen Critchfield Mar 16, 2020
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In these uncertain times, one thing is crystal clear:
Oliveira has evolved into one hell of a lightweight competitor
over the course of his Ultimate Fighting Championship career.
“Do Bronx” earned his seventh consecutive finish in the UFC Fight
Night 170 headliner, as he submitted Kevin Lee in
the third round of their encounter in Brasilia, Brazil, on Saturday
night. The victory is the most significant to date for Oliveira,
and it does wonders for his latest ranking, moving him from No. 13
to No. 6 at 155 pounds. Lee, despite losses in three of his last
four outings, falls just one spot to seventh.
Burns made a serious statement with a first-round technical
knockout of Demian Maia
in the UFC Fight Night 170 co-main event. After three straight
victories, “Durinho” will make his debut in the 170-pound poll,
where he takes Maia’s spot at No. 10.
Krylov put the Johnny
Walker hype to a screeching halt at light heavyweight with a
workmanlike unanimous decision triumph in Brazil. As a result, “The
Miner” enters the poll at No. 12, while the Brazilian tumbles from
the rankings entirely on the heels of his second consecutive
defeat. Finally, Brandon
Moreno makes a significant leap at flyweight, as he moves from
ninth to fifth following a hard-fought victory over Jussier
Formiga, who falls from No. 2 to sixth.