Russian fighter Arman Tsarukyan, coming off an impressive win over Benil Dariush in the main event of UFC on ESPN 52, moved up four spots in the UFC lightweight rankings to No. 4 in the division.
The American, knocked out by the Russian as early as the 64th second, moved from fourth place to seventh. Tsarukyan’s victory also affected the position in the rankings of Rafael Fisiev, who was pushed down to eighth place by Dariush.
In addition, the top ten of the division was joined by Jalin Turner, who knocked out Bobby Green in the second most important event of the event already in the first round.
The updated ranking was published on the official website of the organization.
There were no changes in the top three of the lightweight rankings – Brazilian Charles Oliveira remained in first place, and Americans Justin Gaethje and Dustin Porier retained the second and third positions, respectively.
The day before, Arman Tsarukyan’s manager announced that his charge is ready to make a challenger fight with any representative of the top three, if he does not get a fight with the current champion of the division, Islam Makhachev.