Magomed Ankalaev and Petr Yan climbed the UFC rankings

Magomed Ankalaev and Petr Yan climbed the UFC rankings

Despite failures in previous fights, Russian fighters Magomed Ankalaev and Petr Yan improved their positions in the official UFC rankings, moving up one line in their divisions.

Magomed Ankalaev, who over the weekend failed to defeat Jan Blachowicz in a fight for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship belt, displaced the Pole from the third position in the ranking, and Petr Yan, who lost to American Sean O’Malley in October, returned to second place in the bantamweight division , moving the Georgian fighter Merab Dvalishvili.

The updated rating is published on the official website of the organization.

Recall that the light heavyweight fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Jan Blachowicz, who headed the UFC 282 tournament in Las Vegas on December 10, went the whole distance and ended in a draw by a split decision, and Petr Yan lost to Sean O’Malley by a split decision on October 22 at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, allowing the American to take first place in the bantamweight division.