UFC Rankings Update: Zabit Magomedsharipov Climbs Past Frankie Edgar
Zabit Magomedsharipov took another step towards a shot at the UFC's featherweight title this past weekend, and that's also reflected in the promotion's latest rankings.
Following Zabit Magomedsharipov’s win at UFC Moscow, the rising featherweight relayed he believes he’s earned a title shot. While it remains to be seen if that happens, Magomedsharipov has moved up the 145 ranks.
Magomedsharipo’s latest win
Magomedsharipov faced Calvin Katter this past Saturday, and although the latter came on in round three, the Dagestani fighter worked his way to a clear cut, decision win. With the victory, Magomedsharipov moved his UFC record to 6-0, and according to the 28-year-old, he believes that run qualifies him for a title shot.
Latest UFC rankings
Well, following UFC Moscow, Magomedsharipov has moved up one spot in the UFC’s 145 rankings to #4. Former lightweight champ, and longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar, dropped a position to #5.
Another mover following UFC Moscow was Alexander Volkov, who has gone from #7 to #6 in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Volkov faced Greg Hardy at the event and recorded a decision win. Volkov is actually tied with Alistair Overeem, as both heavyweights are ranked #6.
Overeem is booked to fight Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Washington D.C. on December 7th.