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The UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather. He earned the shot by sparkling in stand-up battles in the UFC, thumping out long-ruling featherweight champion Jose Aldo, at that point over and again dropping then-lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to win that belt at Madison Square Garden.
It made McGregor the UFC's first-historically speaking synchronous two-division champion. From that point forward no contender has fulfilled increasingly or drawn anyplace close to the consideration, which keeps McGregor on The Times' best 10 rundown of UFC warriors.
1: Conor McGregor, Ireland, 21-3, lightweight champion
His mystique and edge sparkled in out-working Mayweather on the visit as the combine make a beeline for their lucrative $100 pay-per-see battle. McGregor competed for this present week with unadulterated boxer Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas, and UFC fans are keeping him a respectable 5/1 underdog at the games book.
Next battle: Aug. 26 (boxing) versus Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On the off chance that solid a short time later, McGregor could battle again on the UFC's Dec. 30 card in Las Vegas.
2: Daniel Cormier, San Jose,19-1, light-heavyweight champion
The swap champion for vexed Jon Jones is propped to at last learn Saturday night if he's outperformed Jones following his misfortune to "Bones" on Jan. 3, 2015. Cormier's wrestling aptitude has inspired while Jones has been stripped of his belt, at that point later suspended.
Next battle: Saturday in the UFC 214 headliner versus previous champion Jones at Honda Center.
3: Stipe Miocic, Cleveland, 17-2, heavyweight champion
Because of the energy of heavyweight punches, no man has effectively protected the heavyweight belt three times, which Miocic will have the chance to do in his next session. The low maintenance fire fighter improved his remaining with his first-round knockout of previous champion Junior Dos Santos in May.
Next battle: Not last, yet anticipated that would be a rematch with previous champion Alistair Overeem by the year's end unless fifth-positioned Francis Ngannou rules Dos Santos on Sept. 9.
4: Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Poland, 14-0, ladies' straw-weight champion
Demonstrated her flexibility by volunteering to challenge No. 1-appraised bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko on July 8 when champion Amanda Nunes fell sick on battle day.
Next battle: She needs another title barrier in New York on the Nov. 4 card at Madison Square Garden, with third-appraised Rose Namajunas the possible adversary.
5: Demetrious Johnson, Parkland, Wash., 26-2-1, flyweight champion
The UFC records him as its No. 1 pound-for-pound warrior and Johnson can pass Anderson Silva with his eleventh back to back effective title protection Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Canada. However, his inclination of No. 3 flyweight Ray Borg instead of previous bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw raised UFC President Dana White's wrath.