Movsar Evloev has a new ranking of #5 featherweights in the world. His big victory at UFC 297 this weekend is fueling his confidence.
Evloev, who is now 18-0, won his biggest career win by beating Englishman Arnold Allen. Despite what Dana White said, it wasn’t a ‘boring’ fight, and we discussed why this was the case on this week’s MMASucka podcast. The Russian has a problem, though. He is yet to complete a UFC match and he has lasted the entire 15-minute period in each of his eight UFC matches. This does not make him an appealing prospect. The Russian has had eight fights in the UFC since 2019. These are all against experienced UFC fighters.
After winning the main card in Canada, he took advantage of the moment to take aim at the member who is currently ranking above him. Taking to X, Evloev joked about the inactivity of Brian Ortega, clearly hinting that he’s frustrated at still being ranked below T-City.
In 2040, Ortega may not have won or fought in over a decade but he still ranks among the top five featherweights in the world.
— Movsar Evloev (@MovsarUFC) January 26, 2024