Arman Tsarukyan takes first place and Max Holloway debuts in the lightweight rankings after UFC 300

Executioner of Charles from the Bronx last Saturday (13), Tsarukyan is the first name after champion Makhachev

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Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx No. UFC 300 (Photo: Playback / Instagram)

The lightweight division (up to 70,3 kg) has a new number one challenger. After defeat Charles of the Bronx on the main card of history UFC 300, last Saturday (13), at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Arman Tsarukyan took first place in the ranking of the category in an update promoted in the early hours of this Tuesday (16).

Previously placed fourth, Tsarukyan left behind Dustin poirier, Justin gaethje and, of course, himself Charles of the Bronx to become the first name below the champion Islam makhachev in the division.

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This does not mean, however, that Tsarukyan will be the next title challenger. Right after the UFC 300, Dana White confirmed, in a press conference, the dispute between Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier as the main fight of UFC 302, on the 01nd of June.

Former featherweight champion Max Holloway debuts in the lightweight rankings

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Max Holloway in knockout over Justin gaethje (Photo: Instagram/UFC)

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the rise of Arman Tsarukyan First place was not the only novelty promoted by the latest update to the lightweight rankings. After Apotheotic victory over Justin Gaethje in the BMF belt dispute, the former featherweight champion (up to 65,7 kg) Max Holloway He also debuted in the lightweight rankings, occupying ninth place.

Now, the Hawaiian is ranked first in the featherweight rankings, ninth in the lightweight rankings and eighth in the UFC weight-for-pound rankings.

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Victorious at UFC 300, Renato Moicano secures a place in the top 10 of the category

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Renato Moicano in victory in UFC 300. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

In addition to Tsarukyan and Holloway, another athlete who did well in the recent update was Renato Moicano. The Brazilian, who won the first knockout of his career about the North American jalin turner, on the preliminary card of the UFC 300, gained three positions in the ranking and now closes the top 10 in tenth position.

UFC lightweight rankings:

Champion – Islam makhachev
1- Arman Tsarukyan (+3)
2- Charles of the Bronx (-1)
3- Justin gaethje (-1)
4- Dustin poirier (-1)
5- Mateusz gamrot
6- Beneil Dariush (+1)
7- Michael chandler (-1)
8- Raphael Fiziev
9- Max Holloway (NR)
10 Renato Moicano (+3)
11 Dan Hooker (-2)
12 jalin turner (-2)
13 Benoit Saint-Denis (-2)
14 Rafael dos Anjos (-2)
15 Bobby Green (-1)

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