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UFC rankings: Josh Emmett cracks top-5 with win over Calvin Kattar

Emmett slides up three slots, now sits at No. 4 in UFC's featherweight division.

Josh Emmett is hoping for a title shot soon, and with his latest position in the UFC's official featherweight rankings, he might find himself there very soon.

Emmett (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) earned a razor-thin split-decision win over Calvin Kattar (23-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) at this past weekend's UFC on ESPN 37 event, and he was rewarded for his efforts with the No. 4 position in the latest list, moving up three spots from his previous slot, while Kattar, Chan Sung Jung and Arnold Allen each drop one spot.

Emmett is hoping to book a matchup with the winner of next month's UFC 276 clash between reigning champion Alexander Volkanovksi and former titleholder Max Holloway.

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UFC featherweight champion: Alexander Volkanovski

  1. Max Holloway
  2. Brian Ortega
  3. Yair Rodriguez
  4. Josh Emmett +3
  5. Calvin Kattar -1
  6. Chan Sung Jung -1
  7. Arnold Allen -1
  8. Giga Chikadze
  9. Bryce Mitchell
  10. Movsar Evloev
  11. Dan Ige
  12. Sodiq Yusuff
  13. Edson Barboza
  14. Shane Burgos
  15. Ilia Topuria