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UFC Rankings update: Ilia Topuria enters top 5 featherweight, Maycee Barber climbs three spots – Sportskeeda

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Following this past weekend’s Fight Night event in Jacksonville, Florida, the UFC rankings have received somewhat of a shake up.
The event saw featherweight sensation Ilia Topuria dominate former title challenger Josh Emmett in a five-round headliner that claimed the award for ‘Fight of the Night’.
Meanwhile, surging flyweight contender Maycee Barber picked up the biggest win of her octagon career to date by overcoming Amanda Ribas via second-round TKO.
Unsurprisingly, both fighters have climbed the ladder thanks to these big wins in the latest update to the UFC rankings.
Topuria has cracked the top five for the first time in his octagon career, taking the No.5 spot that previously belonged to Emmett. ‘El Matador’ is now hopeful of gaining a future featherweight title shot.
Barber, meanwhile, has climbed from the No.11 spot into the No.8 spot in the flyweight rankings. Interestingly, this puts her one spot above where Ribas was prior to their clash. Ribas, meanwhile, has fallen to No.11.
The other big mover following this weekend’s event is Brendan Allen. ‘All In’ has climbed to No.11 in the middleweight division following his victory over Bruno Silva, although he will need to win at least one more to crack the top 10.
Following his big win over Josh Emmett this weekend, fans across the world have been asking who could be next in line to face Ilia Topuria.
‘El Matador’ is now part of the top five in the UFC rankings, having previously defeated the unbeaten Bryce Mitchell in his last fight.
Topuria himself called for a title shot in the aftermath of this past weekend’s event. Current champion Alexander Volkanovski is set to face interim champ Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 next month.
However, ‘El Matador’ also suggested that he’d be willing to fight former titleholder Max Holloway too – but only in a headline event in his adopted home country of Spain.
Given that Holloway is booked to face off with Chan Sung Jung in Singapore later this year, though, it seems more likely that a shot at the title could lie in the future for Topuria.
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UFC news: Erin Blanchfield gives update on next fight, title hopes – MMA Junkie

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Erin Blanchfield patiently awaits her next UFC assignment.
Although it’s not totally clear what that will be, Blanchfield (12-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) assumes an important matchup with Manon Fiorot (11-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) is likely. The two flyweight combatants have established themselves as top contenders in a division that awaits a championship rematch between champion Alexa Grasso and former champion Valentina Shevchenko while they both recover from injury.
“Yeah, it’s definitely stalling,” Blanchfield recently said during an online live stream for digital wallet platform HUMBL. “I feel like I’ve had a couple No. 1 contender fights now. But you know, I’m still pretty young and gained valuable experience in those fights. … Whether it’s an interim or not, I’ll beat (Fiorot), and then I should definitely get a title next.”
Although UFC CEO Dana White has indicated it’s next, no timeline has been revealed for Grasso (16-3-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC) vs. Shevchenko (23-4-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC). Shevchenko had hand surgery in mid-September. Coincidentally, Grasso underwent hand surgery in early October.
Should there be further delays, Blanchfield wouldn’t mind seeing an interim title implemented. She’s healthy and ready to go, following a slight nasal fracture suffered in a unanimous decision win over Taila Santos in August.
“I haven’t been told about that yet,” Blanchfield said. I would definitely push for that. That’s something I’d definitely be interested in. I’m not sure when Valentina and Alexa are going to be ready to fight again. I know I think they’re on a similar timeline in their recovery. I would hope that if it ends up being longer, they’d have me and Manon fight for an interim.”

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2 dead after fight outside Sacramento County bar leads to shooting – CBS News

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY – Two men died after they were shot outside of a bar in Sacramento County early Sunday morning, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. 
Deputies responded to Sacto By Night at 7121 Governors Circle at about 1:45 a.m. 
A group of people who were leaving the bar got into a fight outside, leading to a shooting, deputies said. 
The victims, who were two men, died at the scene, deputies said. One of them was the owner of the bar.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office believe a group of gang members who initially refused to leave the nightclub at closing is at the center of the incident. Those gang members apparently got involved in a fight in the parking lot, investigators said, with the suspected shooter being one of those gang members.
Witnesses described a white vehicle that took off from the scene. Deputies said the CHP located a vehicle matching the description and detained four people from that vehicle. 
The people detained have since been identified as being allegedly involved in the shooting. Several guns have been recovered. 
According to the sheriff’s office, the names of the suspects will be released once homicide and related charges are filed.
Brandon comes to CBS13 from Action News Now (KHSL/KNVN) in Chico where he spent two years as the Digital Content Manager.
First published on November 26, 2023 / 3:05 PM PST
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