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USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie rankings, April 2: Manon Fiorot climbs nearer to prime

Following UFC on ESPN 54, the USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie rankings required updating.

Making her case for a title struggle even stronger, Manon Fiorot shut out Erin Blanchfield within the UFC on ESPN 54 most important occasion in entrance of a sold-out crowd at Boardwalk Corridor in Atlantic Metropolis, N.J. It was a dominant performance for Fiorot, who saved her UFC unbeaten report alive, whereas handing Blanchfield her first loss within the promotion. Coming into the week at No. 5 within the USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie girls’s flyweight rankings, Fiorot jumps two spots to assert No. 3.

Additionally making a splash this week is Joaquin Buckley, who enters the welterweight rankings after stopping Vicente Luque with heavy ground and pound. Buckley has gained three straight since dropping down from middleweight, and settles in on the No. 14 spot, whereas Luque falls to the honorable mentions.

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