UFC Rankings Update: Poirier climbs at lightweight, St-Pierre up to #2 pound-for-pound

UFC Rankings Update: Poirier climbs at lightweight, St-Pierre up to #2 pound-for-pound

Dustin Poirier’s UFC Norfolk win places him inside the top ten at 155-pounds.

By John Balfe - 14 Nov 2017

Georges St-Pierre’s middleweight title victory against Michael Bisping in Madison Square Garden earlier this month saw the French-Canadian legend regain his place among the world’s pound-for-pound elite, coming in a number three overall. 

Well, apparently St-Pierre has done enough in the following week too as he has moved past Conor McGregor to the #2 spot behind Demetrious Johnson. McGregor drops to the third position overall.

TJ Dillashaw, the newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion, moves up to 6th place pound-for-pound.

As for the lightweight division which McGregor lords over, Dustin Poirier rises to seventh place following his victory against former champion Anthony Pettis at UFC Norfolk last weekend. Michael Johnson, whose next fight will be at featherweight against ninth ranked Darren Elkins, retains his place in the 155-pound rankings (11th place), though both Al Iaquinta and Michael Chiesa have moved into the places above him.

James Vick takes 14th place in the 155-pound rankings following his second round TKO of Joe Duffy at UFC 217.

Darren Till, strongly rumoured to be facing Gunnar Nelson in his next bout, is up to 7th.

The full updated UFC rankings can be found here.

 

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