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Rankings Shakeup: Is Merab Dvalishvili the real No. 1 bantamweight in the world?

Who is the best bantamweight in MMA? Merab Dvalishvili’s latest masterpiece at UFC 298 left the MMA Fighting team in a civil war over the best at 135 pounds.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Dricus du Plessis, Raquel Pennington rocket up the list

Is Dricus du Plessis a top-10 pound-for-pound fighter after defeating Sean Strickland and capturing the UFC middleweight title at UFC 297?

MMA Divisional Rankings, December 2023: Does Colby Covington deserve spot after dismal UFC 296 performance?

Colby Covington has been a mainstay in the welterweight rankings—but is he out of the picture with a lifeless loss at UFC 296?

Rankings Show: The Colby Covington reckoning, plus our biggest surprises of 2023

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Leon Edwards boots Jon Jones out of top 3

Is Jon Jones still a top-3 pound-for-pound fighter? That’s no longer the case after Leon Edwards’ success at UFC 296.

Rankings Shakeup: Is Bellator’s Patchy Mix the best bantamweight in the world?

Patchy Mix may be the final Bellator bantamweight champion, but he is the best bantamweight in MMA?

Rankings Show: Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall, the trial of the century! Plus, Alex Pereira burns it all down again

With UFC 295 in the rear-view mirror, the gang takes their seats for the most important trial in MMA history.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Is Alex Pereira a top-5 fighter after second UFC title win?

Alex Pereira made his case for Pound-for-Pound greatness by conquering another weight class at UFC 295.

Rankings Shakeup: Is Tom Aspinall MMA’s No. 1 heavyweight? Plus Alex Pereira rattles the rankings... again

The UFC has two new champions, but are Tom Aspinall and Alex Pereira the undisputed No. 1 fighters in their divisions?

Rankings Show: Islam’s coronation, Khamzat confusion, Usman’s middleweight ceiling, plus a 2023 year-end preview

Islam Makhachev’s monster win at UFC 294 did the impossible — it actually made the MMA Fighting crew agree on something!

MMA Divisional Rankings, November 2023

Khamzat Chimaev could be the No. 1 contender at 185 pounds after beating former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 294.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Islam Makhachev reigns supreme as unanimous No. 1 fighter

Let there be no doubt: Islam Makhachev is the Pound-for-Pound best fighter in the world after beating Alexander Volkanovski again at UFC 294.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Where should Alexa Grasso rank after Noche UFC draw?

Alexa Grasso sits at No. 2 still, but Rose Namajunas falls outside of the top 10 of the MMA Fighting Pound-for-Pound Rankings.

Rankings Shakeup: Is Sean Strickland actually the new No. 1 middleweight in the world?

Sean Strickland is the No. 1 middleweight in the world after defeating Israel Adesanya at UFC 293.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Sean Strickland’s UFC 293 stunner breaks the system

Sean Strickland has gone from the UFC APEX to the upper echelon of the Pound-for-Pound rankings after dominating Israel Adesanya at UFC 293.

MMA Divisional Rankings: Francis Ngannou finally exits, Khamzat Chimaev in limbo

Two of the best fighters in the world officially exit the MMA Fighting Global Rankings this cycle.

Rankings Show: How does O’Malley’s rise compare to McGregor (and other UFC hype trains), plus who can Aljo beat at 145?

Where does Sean O’Malley rank among the UFC hype trains who surprised everyone by actually panning out? How long is the O’Malley era going to last? And who can Aljamain Sterling beat right now at 145 pounds? The MMA Fighting crew breaks down everything UFC 292.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Sean O’Malley vaults into the elite, but how high should he be?

Sean O’Malley officially makes his debut in the pound-for-pound rankings following his stunning knockout of Aljamain Sterling, but how high should "Suga" be?

Rankings Shakeup: Sean O’Malley is the new king of the bantamweight division

Sean O’Malley silenced all of the doubters with an impressive knockout of Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292.

Rankings Show: The great light heavyweight debate, plus who is Conor McGregor actually fighting?

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Is Justin Gaethje a top 15 fighter in the world?

Justin Gaethje made big moves up the pound-for-pound list after an electric win at UFC 291, but is he a top-15 fighter in the world?

Rankings Shakeup: Is Alex Pereira a top-5 light heavyweight in the world?

Alex Pereira beat a former UFC light heavyweight champion at UFC 291 to become an immediate contender in a new division.

MMA Divisional Rankings: Dricus Du Plessis rockets into contention, but can he shock the world all over again?

Dricus Du Plessis’ massive leap up the middleweight ranks headlined a busy rankings cycle in the world of MMA.

Rankings Show: The best (and worst) International Fight Weeks draft, plus 3 featherweights most likely to dethrone Volk

The dust has settled on another chaotic International Fight Week, but where does UFC 290 rank among the best (and worst) pay-per-views in IFW history?

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Is Alexander Volkanovski the best fighter in the world?

Alexander Volkanovski overtakes Islam Makhachev for the No. 1 spot in the latest MMA Fighting Pound-for-Pound rankings.

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: With Amanda Nunes gone, who is the best women’s fighter in the world?

Amanda Nunes has called it a career. Who claims the No. 1 spot now in the women’s Pound-for-Pound rankings?

Rankings Shakeup: Is Jailton Almeida a top-5 heavyweight after dominant UFC Charlotte win?

Jailton Almeida’s latest win has him on the cusp of greatness, but is he truly one of the heavyweight elite?

MMA Rankings: Did Yan Xiaonan punch her ticket to Zhang Weili championship clash?

Did Yan Xiaonan jump the line at strawweight? Is Belal Muhammad guaranteed a title shot? Did Henry Cejudo do enough to return to the top 5?

MMA Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Is Aljamain Sterling a top 5 fighter in the world?

Aljamain Sterling just keeps winning. Does he belong in the top 5 of the pound-for-pound rankings?

Rankings Show: AK vs. The World, plus Cejudo’s future, 3 most interesting final fights for Jon Jones

Chaos reigns as the gang tie up some UFC 288 loose ends, make sense of AK’s obscene disrespect for Aljamain Sterling in the P4P ranks, rank the three most interesting opponents for a Jon Jones retirement fight, and more.

Rankings Shakeup: Is Henry Cejudo a top 5 bantamweight again after narrow UFC 288 loss?

Aljamain Sterling remains king of the bantamweight class, but where does UFC 288’s result leave Henry Cejudo?

Rankings Show: Israel Adesanya’s next fight — debating the 5 best options; plus Jorge Masvidal’s top moments, more

With Israel Adesanya finally holding a win over Alex Pereira, what’s next for the UFC middleweight division?

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