Muhammad is now only ahead of former division champion Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, who will be the next opponent for reigning title holder Leon Edwards.
The updated rating is published on the official website of the organization.
Recall that the fight between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns, which became the second most important event of the UFC 288 tournament in Newark last weekend, went through all five rounds and ended with the victory of the American fighter by unanimous decision.
According to the UFC plan, Muhammad will challenge the winner of the title fight between Covington and Edwards, which has not yet been officially announced, but is tentatively scheduled for this fall.
As for Khamzat Chimaev, according to the UFC president, the Chechen fighter does not fight because of personal problems that prevent him from returning to the octagon, and Borz blames the organization for his downtime, which supposedly does not give him rivals.