Pound For Pound Rankings
UFC president Dana White has one more meeting set up with Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas, but it seems the reigning lightweight champ is content to stick to his retirement.
Already considered one of the greatest fighters of all-time, Jones said he wants to turn his attention to heavyweight and has no intention of returning to 205 pounds.
Rocked early, Usman came back to secure a dominant victory and appears headed toward a rematch with Jorge Masvidal.
A point dediction for a low blow forced Figueiredo to settle for a draw against Brandon Moreno, and the two are expected to meet again in early 2021.
Poirier continues to be one of the most exciting fighters in the game, and his grit is immeasurable – qualities he hopes will net him another UFC title shot in the near future.
Holloway delivered a record-breaking destruction of Calvin Kattar and now looks like he’ll get a chance to regain the UFC featherweight title later this year.
Khabib Nurmagomedov proved to be too much for Gaethje at UFC 254, but ‘The Highlight’ could very well get another title shot in the very near future.
Costa was frustrated after suffering the first loss of his career and will now face another monster in Robert Whittaker in his trail back to a title shot.
USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 23: Derrick Lewis inches closer to top
Call him a one-trick pony if you like, but it’s time to give Derrick Lewis his due.
“The Black Beast” picked up one of the biggest wins of his career at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 185, scoring an absolutely brutal knockout of top contender Curtis Blaydes (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC). With the result, Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) now boasts a four-fight winning streak and has proven he belongs at the top of the division.
Lewis steps up to No. 3 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie heavyweight rankings, trailing only UFC champion Stipe Miocic and current No. 1 contender Francis Ngannou.
Check out the new look of the heavyweight division, as well as slight move in the women’s bantamweight class in the newest edition of the rankings above.
The rankings take into account a fighter’s wins/losses, quality of competition, finishing rate/dominance and frequency of fights.
Fighters are no longer eligible to be ranked after they’ve been inactive for 24 months, either due to injuries, drug/conduct suspensions, contract disputes or self-imposed hiatuses.
Fighters serving drug/conduct suspensions are eligible to be ranked, so long as they’re not inactive for more than 24 months.
To the best of our ability, fighters will be ranked in their primary weight class. Catchweight fights and bouts outside the fighter’s primary weight class can have a positive or negative impact on the ranking. However, non-titleholders can be ranked in only one weight class at a given time, and in most cases, they won’t be ranked in a new weight class until they’ve had their first fight at that weight.