Ian Machado Garry moves up welterweight rankings after UFC 292 domination

Ian Machado Garry moves up welterweight rankings after UFC 292 domination

The Dubliner hasn’t yet cracked the welterweight top ten in the newly-released UFC rankings

By John Balfe - 22 Aug 2023

Ian Machado Garry’s dominant performance against Neil Magny at UFC 292 has been reflected in the official welterweight rankings.

The Dubliner extended his perfect career to 13-0 (6-0 UFC) with a conclusive, 15-minute drubbing of veteran fighter Magny, with one judge even scoring the fight a rare 30-24 in his favour. The win, though, wasn’t quite enough for Machado Garry to crack the division’s top ten, with him landing in eleventh position in the fight league’s latest rankings.

This may well come as a disappointment for the Irishman, who told the media in advance of his UFC 292 that his pre-fight press conference would be the latest interview he would ever have to do as a fighter ranked outside the top ten.

But judging by the manner of his performance, it seems likely that this may well just be delaying the inevitable.

The official UFC welterweight rankings are:

(c) Leon Edwards
1.  Kamaru Usman
2.  Colby Covington
3.  Belal Muhammad
4.  Khamzat Chimaev (now regarded as a middleweight)
5.  Gilbert Burns
6.  Shavkat Rakhmanov
7.  Stephen Thompson
8.  Geoff Neal
9.  Sean Brady
10.  Vicente Luque
11.  Ian Machado Garry
12.  Neil Magny
13.  Kevin Holland
14.  Jack Della Maddalena
15.  Michael Chiesa

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