Reyes entered the fight as the No. 2 ranked light heavyweight in the CBS Sports UFC Divisional Rankings, having fought for the title in his two most recent fights. The knockout loss dropped Reyes to No. 7, while Prochazka jumped from No. 6 to No. 3 with the win. Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is next set to defend his belt against Glover Teixeira in September, with the winner defending against Prochazka, according to White.
UFC divisional rankings: Jiri Prochazka soars up light heavyweight ranks with spinning elbow knockout Saturday’s UFC Fight Night features two fights with CBS Sports ranked fighters.
Rankings are compiled following the submission of ballots by Brent Brookhouse, Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise. Without further ado, here’s where things stand ahead of Saturday’s card. Flyweight
For Brian Campbell’s updated Pound for Pound Rankings, click here. Women’s strawweight: No. 6 Marina Rodriguez vs. No. 9 Michelle WatersonWelterweight: No. 10 Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal
Fighter 1. Deivieson Figueiredo (c)
2. Brandon Moreno Record
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