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UFC divisional rankings: Giga Chikadze enters featherweight rankings after career-best victory

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This previous Saturday was a giant coming-out get together for UFC featherweight Giga Chikadze. Chikadze picked up the most important win of his profession at UFC Struggle Night time, scoring a third-round knockout of Edson Barboza within the night time’s fundamental occasion.

Chikadze is now using a nine-fight profitable streak, with seven of these victories coming within the UFC Octagon. His final loss got here in a June 2018 struggle on Dana White’s Contender Collection, costing him his preliminary likelihood to make the UFC roster. After profitable two fights in lower than a mixed one minute, Chikadze obtained the decision and has not upset since stepping onto the game’s largest stage.

With the win, Chikadze debuted within the CBS Sports activities UFC Divisional Rankings at No. 7.

Barboza dropped from No. 9 to No. 10 after the loss. He’s now 2-2 since making the transfer to featherweight. Barboza had a two-fight profitable streak snapped by Chikadze.

Saturday’s UFC Struggle Night time options only one struggle that includes CBS Sports activities ranked fighters.

  • Middleweight: No. 5 Derek Brunson vs. No. 8 Darren Until

Rankings are compiled following the submission of ballots by Brent Brookhouse, Brian Campbell and Brandon Sensible. With out additional ado, here is the place issues stand forward of Saturday’s card.

For Brian Campbell’s up to date Pound for Pound Rankings, click here.

Flyweight

Fighter

Report

1. Brandon Moreno (c)

19-5-2

2. Deiveson Figueiredo

20-2-1

3. Askar Askarov

12-0-1

4. Matt Schnell

15-5

5. Alexandre Pantoja

23-5

6. Kai Kara-France

22-9

7. Joseph Benavidez

28-8-

8. Alex Perez

24-6

9. Brandon Royval

12-5

10. Jussier Formiga

23-8

Bantamweight

Fighter

Report

1. Petr Yan

15-1

2. Aljamain Sterling (c)

19-3

3. Cory Sandhagen

14-3

4. TJ Dillashaw

17-4

5. Rob Font

19-4

6. Jose Aldo

30-7

7. Merab Dvalishvili

13-4

8. Pedro Munhoz

19-6

9. Marlon Moraes

23-8-1

10. Jimmie Rivera

23-5

Featherweight

Fighter

Report

1. Alexander Volkanovski (c)

22-1

2. Max Holloway

22-6

3. Brian Ortega

15-1

4. Zabit Magomedsharipov

18-1

5. Yair Rodriguez

12-2

6. Korean Zombie

17-6

7. Giga Chikadze

14-2

8. Calvin Kattar

22-5

9. Josh Emmett

16-2

10. Edson Barboza

22-10

Light-weight

Fighter

Report

1. Dustin Poirier

28-6

2. Charles Oliveira (c)

31-8

3. Justin Gaethje

22-3

4. Michael Chandler

22-6

5. Islam Makhachev

20-1

6. Rafael dos Anjos

30-13

7. Beneil Dariush

21-4-1

8. Dan Hooker

20-10

9. Gregor Gillespie

14-1

10. Tony Ferguson

25-6

Welterweight

Fighter

Report

1. Kamaru Usman (c)

19-1

2. Colby Covington

16-2

3. Leon Edwards

19-3

4. Gilbert Burns

20-4

5. Stephen Thompson

16-5-1

6. Vicente Luque

21-7-1

7. Jorge Masvidal

35-15

8. Michael Chiesa

18-5

9. Neil Magny

25-8

10. Santiago Ponzinibbio

28-4

Middleweight

Fighter

Report

1. Israel Adesanya (c)

21-1

2. Robert Whittaker

23-5

3. Paulo Costa

13-1

4. Jared Cannonier

14-5

5. Derek Brunson

22-7

6. Marvin Vettori

17-5-1

7. Jack Hermansson

18-2-1 22-6

8. Darren Until

18-2-1

9. Kelvin Gastelum

17-8

10. Sean Strickland

24-3

Gentle heavyweight

Fighter

Report

1. Jan Blachowicz (c)

28-8

2. Glover Teixeira

32-7

3. Jiri Prochazka

28-3-1

4. Aleksandar Rakic

14-2

5. Thiago Santos

21-9

6. Anthony Smith

35-16

7. Dominick Reyes

12-3

8. Magomed Ankalaev

15-1

9. Johnny Walker

18-5

10. Nikita Krylov

26-8

Heavyweight

Fighter

Report

1. Francis Ngannou (c)

16-3

2. Stipe Miocic

20-4

3. Ciryl Gane

10-0

4. Derrick Lewis

25-8

5. Curtis Blaydes

14-3

6. Alexander Volkov

33-9

7. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

12-2

8. Marcin Tybura

22-6

9. Chris Daukaus

11-3

10. Tai Tuivasa

13-3

Girls’s strawweight

Fighter

Report

1. Rose Namajunas (c) 

10-4

2. Weili Zhang

21-1

3. Carla Esparza

18-6

4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

16-4

5. Mackenzie Dern

11-1

6. Marina Rodriguez

14-1-2

7. Yan Xiaonan

13-2

8. Tatiana Suarez

8-0

9. Michelle Waterson

18-9

10. Jessica Andrade

21-9

Girls’s flyweight

Fighter

Report

1. Valentina Shevchenko (c)

21-3

2. Lauren Murphy

15-4

3. Jennifer Maia

19-7-1

4. Katlyn Chookagian

16-4

5. Cynthia Calvillo

9-2-1

Girls’s bantamweight

Fighter

Report

1. Amanda Nunes (c)

21-4

2. Germaine de Randamie

10-4

3. Holly Holm

14-5

4. Aspen Ladd

9-1

5. Irene Aldana

13-6

6. Julianna Pena

10-4

7. Yana Kunitskaya

14-6

8. Julia Avila

8-2

9. Ketlen Vieira

11-2

10. Miesha Tate

19-7



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