Although it has dropped a several marquee names owing to injuries and
withdrawals, Bellator MMA’s bantamweight grand prix however has
plenty of expertise remaining to carry some fresh faces to the 135-pound
Many thanks to his grappling-significant sport program, Patrick Combine
was able to attach himself to the again of ex-champ Kyoji
Horiguchi often enough to acquire a five-round verdict and
advance to the bantamweight semifinals at Bellator 279. In the meantime,
Stots prolonged his expert winning streak to 10 and
claimed interim gold in the approach with a third-spherical knockout of
Archuleta in an additional tournament bout. With that, Combine and Stots
enter Sherdog.com’s bantamweight rankings at No. 12 and No. 13,
respectively. They’ll have more alternatives to rise if they
progress through the bracket.
Andrade maintained her spot in the strawweight rankings at No.
3 with an unparalleled standing arm-triangle submission of
Lemos in the UFC Battle Evening 205 principal function on Saturday. “Bate
Estaca” is a formidable obstacle at both 115 and 125 kilos,
while she claims her very best chance for success continue to lies at
strawweight, in which she when reigned atop the division.
Meanwhile, it was much more of the identical for Cristiane
Justino, as she battered Arlene
Blencowe for 5 rounds in their featherweight championship
rematch at Bellator 279 to gain a obvious-slice unanimous conclusion.
There’s no movement for the No. 2 “Cyborg,” who seems interested in
using a crack from MMA pursuits to pursue a combat in qualified
boxing in the in close proximity to long term. Also at featherweight, Janay
Harding falls out of the Prime 10 subsequent a choice reduction to
Silva on the Bellator 279 undercard.
There was major improve in the women’s flyweight division, as
Carmouche claimed the No. 2 ranking and the belt with a
controversial stoppage of Juliana
Velasquez in the Bellator 278 headliner, when the earlier
Macfarlane falls out of the polls completely following a conclusion
reduction to Justine
Kish at Bellator 279. We welcome Viane Araujo and Casey O’Neill
to the flyweight bubble as a final result of the weekend’s chaos.
Changes also happened at women’s bantamweight, where Germaine
de Randamie exits the rankings owing to 16 months of inactivity.
Former title challenger Alexis
Davis is the beneficiary, using the 15th location in the poll.
Observe: Preceding rankings shown in brackets.
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