Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings

Reeming Rewards

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 7, 2020
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Alistair Overeem keeps finding ways to win fights.

Even if he never ascends to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division, the 40-year-old Dutchman’s late-career run has been impressive. That continued in the UFC Fight Night 176 headliner, where he rallied to pound out surging Brazilian Augusto Sakai in the fifth round at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday night. That makes four victories in five outings for “The Demolition Man,” who is but a few seconds away from a five-bout winning streak. On the strength of his latest effort, Overeem moves up one spot from ninth to eighth in’s latest heavyweight poll.

Weekly housekeeping note: After some discussion, the staff agreed that the bottom half of the Top 10 lightweight rankings were in need of restructuring. Check out our latest update at 155 pounds and see how it stacks up against your own rankings for one of the sport’s deepest divisions.

Note: Previous rankings listed in parentheses.

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