Islam Makhachev is on a seven-fight winning streak and finished his last opponent Drew Dober which was very impressive. Islam at the time he fought Drew Dober was ranked #14 while Dober was unranked. Somehow since his victory over the unranked Dober Islam has managed to become the #10 LW? Now of course Islam did not deserve to climb four spots up the rankings for beating an unranked opponent but the UFC often pushes fighters up the rankings they see potential in so that is business as usual. However, instead of the now #10 LW Islam fighting his first ranked opponent it appears he has been booked to fight another unranked opponent Thiago Moises? Moises is a promising young fighter but there are a lot of promising young fighters in the LW division just outside the rankings. Fighting is how Islam pays his bills so it would be wrong to scrutinize him for taking a fight, but should he win how can Islam legitimately move up in the rankings? It is illogical that he has even reached #10 without having fought a single ranked opponent. The UFC needs to cancel this very pointless fight between Moises and Islam. Book Islam against Michael Chandler or RDA. They also need to start making a point of removing fighters from the rankings who are not accepting reasonable opponents to prevent situations where a fighter can become #10 without ever having fought a single one of his ranked peers.