Diego Lopes secures place in the top 15 featherweights after lightning knockout at UFC 300; see the ranking

Featherweight sensation, Diego Lopes appears in 14th position in the ranking update, which now also includes Sterling

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Diego lopes celebrates victory in UFC 300 (Photo: Twitter/UFC Español)

Less than a year after arriving at the UFC, Diego lopes has proven to be one of the biggest promises today in the featherweight division (up to 65,7 kg). With three consecutive victories in the octagon, the last of which was with lightning knockout over Sodiq Yusuff in history UFC 300, last Saturday (13), the Brazilian based in Mexico appeared for the first time on ranking of the category.

In an update promoted in the early hours of this Tuesday, Diego lopes appears in 14th position in the featherweight rankings, just one position ahead of his victim from last Saturday Sodiq Yusuf, which closes the top-15.


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Diego, however, is not the only new addition to the list after the UFC 300. Former bantamweight champion (up to 61,2 kg), aljamain sterling made his featherweight debut with a victory over Calvin kattar at the historic event. With the result, the 'Funk Master' secured a place in the top-10 of the division led by the champion Ilia Topuria, more specifically in eighth place.

With the entry of Diego lopes e aljamain sterling in the featherweight rankings, Alex Caceres e Lerone murphy These were the athletes who lost their places in the top-15 of the category.


UFC featherweight rankings:

Champion – Ilia Topuria
1- Alexander Volkanovsky
2- Max Holloway
3- Brian ortega
4- Yair Rodriguez
5- Movsar Evloev
6- arnold allen
7- Josh Emmett
8- aljamain sterling (NR)
9- Calvin kattar (-1)
10 Giga Chikadze (-1)
11 Bryce mitchell (-1)
12 Edson Barboza (-1)
13 Dan Ige (-1)
14 Diego lopes (NR)
15 Sodiq Yusuf (-1)

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