Just In USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, April 23: Where to rank Overeem, Makhachev, Modafferi? MMA Life

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UFC on ESPN+ 7 on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia, produced a series of interesting results.

The ageless Alistair Overeem was victorious in the main event, taking big shots from late replacement Aleksei Oleinik and rallying for a first-round TKO win.

Islam Makhachev left no doubt he belongs in the lightweight rankings, as he earned a “Fight of the Night” bonus for his victory over Arman Tsarukyan, his fifth consecutive victory.

And the one and only Roxanne Modafferi scored her biggest win in quite some time, defeating Antonina Shevchenko via split decision in a flyweight bout.

So where to rank ’em? In the case of Overeem, we can’t really move him up over Curtis Blaydes, since Blaydes recently defeated him. So he stays put. Modafferi goes up a spot to No. 6. And Makhachev? Sorry, Michael Chandler, but you’re going to have to step aside.

Take a look at this week’s rankings above and tell us whether you agree.

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