Nurmagomedov climbs to second place in UFC ranking

 Nurmagomedov climbs to second place in UFC ranking

Russia’s MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov rose 6 notches to number two in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pound-for-pound ranking, according to the official website.

Nurmagomedov defeated Ireland’s Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas on October 7, by forcing his Irish opponent to submit in the fourth round, defending his lightweight title.

Subsequently, McGregor plunged from second to eighth in the ranking, TASS reported.

American mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier now tops the UFC ranking, and US Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw is ranked third.

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