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Rankings Show: Should holding a UFC belt automatically make you the No. 1 fighter in the world?

Jamahal Hill is the new UFC champion — but is he really the No. 1 light heavyweight in the world?

MMA Rankings, January 2023: Can anyone stop the rise of Umar Nurmagomedov and Jailton Almeida?

MMA rankings for January 2023 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting. Can anyone stop Umar Nurmagomedov and Jailton Almeida? Plus what to make of the twists and turns at light heavyweight and top-ranked fighters changing divisions.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Jamahal Hill rockets into top 20 after UFC title win

Where did Jamahal Hill’s UFC 283 title win put him in the MMA pound-for-pound discussion?

Rankings Shakeup: Jamahal Hill is a UFC champion — does that make him MMA’s No. 1 light heavyweight?

Jamahal Hill claimed the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 283 and is now in the discussion to be considered the division’s best.

Rankings Show: The second annual airing of grievances — beefs, betrayals, and an unexpected Tony Ferguson civil war

MMA Fighting’s rankings panel kicks of 2023 by retaking their seats around the roundtable and demanding answers for the worst calls and most puzzling decisions by their fellow rankers in 2022.

MMA Rankings, December 2022: Is Sergei Pavlovich destined to become UFC heavyweight champion?

MMA rankings for December 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting. Sergei Pavlovich emerging as a heavyweight threat, Ilia Topuria blazing into the top 10, stars on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and more.

Rankings Show: How low do you go for Paddy Pimblett? Plus LHW silliness, MMA’s worst division, futures, more

Paddy Pimblett isn’t a top-15 lightweight. That much is clear. But just how far down the ladder do you have to drop to find his place in the global lightweight ranks?

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings, December 2022: Year of new blood reshapes the top 10

A crazy and chaotic year has MMA’s pound-for-pound ranks looking vastly different than they did 12 months ago.

Rankings Shakeup: Should Magomed Ankalaev be the new No. 2 light heavyweight in the world?

What on earth are we supposed to do with the light heavyweight division after UFC 282?

Rankings Shakeup: Kayla Harrison knocked out of pound-for-pound top 10 after stunning Larissa Pacheco upset

Larissa Pacheco’s massive win puts her in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings for the first time and sends PFL star Kayla Harrison tumbling out of the top 10.

Rankings Show: Did Alex Pereira’s UFC title win destroy the pound-for-pound list? Plus Dominick Reyes and MMA’s cruelest reversals of fortune

Alex Pereira is the undisputed UFC middleweight champion and a top-10 Pound-for-Pound fighter after beating Israel Adesanya? But does that make sense? How can Pereira - with just eight MMA fights to his name - be higher ranked than Charles Oliveira, Jiri Prochazka, Max Holloway, Patricio Pitbull, and Demetrious Johnson?

MMA Rankings, November 2022: Is Zhang Weili destined for a dominant UFC title run this time?

MMA rankings for October-November 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, Alex Pereira ending Israel Adesanya’s reign, Zhang Weili becoming a two-time UFC champion, Erin Blanchfield cracking the top 10, and more.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Alex Pereira stunner sends Israel Adesanya tumbling down the charts

Alex Pereira is a UFC champion after just eight pro MMA fights and his win over Israel Adesanya has caused chaos in the Pound-for-Pound ranks.

MMA Rankings, October 2022: Islam Makhachev, Sean O’Malley turn charts upside down with massive wins

MMA rankings for September-October 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, featuring Islam Makhachev’s dominance, Sean O’Malley becoming a top 2 bantamweight, Manon Fiorot staking her claim to a title shot, and more.

Rankings Show: Is Sean O’Malley really a top-2 bantamweight now? Plus the UFC’s worst rankings squatters and more

Sean O’Malley upset Petr Yan on Saturday at UFC 280, but did he really? When it comes to rankings, what’s the protocol when an unranked fighter sneaks one out from his division’s No. 2 contender with one of the most controversial decisions of the year?

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Where does Islam Makhachev land after dominant title win?

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for October 2022.

Rankings Shakeup: Islam Makhachev completes unstoppable run to lightweight supremacy, seizes No. 1 spot

Islam Makhachev is the undisputed king of the deepest division in MMA.

Rankings Show: Is it time to stop calling Demetrious Johnson a flyweight?

What in the hell are we supposed to do with Khamzat Chimaev after his massive weight miss? Is it egregious to say Leon Edwards is a top-4 pound-for-pound fighter in the world? And is it really time to stop calling Demetrious Johnson a flyweight? After a crazy few weeks, the gang is back for the latest edition of the Rankings Show.

MMA Rankings, September 2022: How long can Leon Edwards reign atop the welterweight division?

MMA rankings for August-September 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, featuring Leon Edwards’ ascension, Merab Dvalishvili cracking the bantamweight top 5, Ciryl Gane moving into the No. 2 spot, and more.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Khamzat Chimaev smashes his way into top 20

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for September 2022.

Rankings Shakeup: Should Khamzat Chimaev be ranked above Colby Covington?

Khamzat Chimaev’s assault up the welterweight ladder continues after another scary performance at UFC 279.

Rankings Shakeup: Demetrious Johnson vaults over UFC champions, reclaims No. 1 flyweight spot

Demetrious Johnson’s incredible knockout of Adriano Moraes has put him back on top of the flyweight mountain.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings, August 2022: Should Amanda Nunes reclaim her No. 1 spot?

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for August 2022.

Rankings Show: Who’s getting most screwed out of a UFC title shot?

The UFC is littered with names who deserve a title shot and probably aren’t going to get one because of circumstances beyond their control. But who’s getting the rawest deal? The gang hits that debate and more on this month’s show.

MMA Rankings, August 2022: Is Brandon Moreno the No. 1 flyweight in the world?

MMA rankings for July 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, featuring Amanda Nunes and Brandon Moreno’s championship triumphs, plus Yair Rodriguez joins the featherweight elite.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Alexander Volkanovski overtakes the king, claims No. 1 spot

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for July 2022.

Rankings Show: Is Alexander Volkanovski MMA’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter?

Who is the best fighter in MMA? For the first time in a long time, that’s officially a debate.

MMA Rankings: Rafael Fiziev, Alex Pereira, Shavkat Rakhmonov lead invasion of new blood

MMA rankings for July 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, featuring Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot leading the new blood at lightweight, plus Johnny Eblen sends Gegard Mousasi tumbling down.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Is Charles Oliveira a top-3 fighter in the world?

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for June 2022.

Rankings Show: Who is the real strawweight queen? Plus heavyweight’s new blood, predicting prospect futures, more

The crew returns after another violence-fueled month to debate the MVP of May, make sense of the Pokemon-esque game of rock-paper-scissors taking place at the top of 115 pounds, take a hard look at some of 2022’s most prospect-heavy divisions, and much more.

MMA Rankings: Holly Holm finally topples out of the bantamweight top 3

MMA rankings for June 2022 from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting, featuring big moves from Carla Esparza, Holly Holm, and the other stars of a wild month of May.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Alexander Volkanovski breaks up ‘Three Kings’ stranglehold, vaults into top 3

MMA pound-for-pound rankings and women’s MMA pound-for-pound rankings for May 2022.

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