Former P4P king Nurmagomedov walks away from the promotion as the best fighter in the company and the UFC lightweight champion.
Top contenders Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will compete for the vacant 155lbs championship while a new fighter has replaced Nurmagomedov as the best pound-for-pound fighter.
BREAKING: The Octagon heads to Houston! :rocket:- UFC (@ufc) March 19, 2021
:flag_br: @CharlesDoBronxs vs :flag_us: @MikeChandlerMMA for the undisputed 155 title.
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Jon Jones has reclaimed his spot as the UFC pound-for-pound king as he prepares to fight for the UFC heavyweight title later this year.
Kamaru Usman, Stipe Miocic, Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya are ranked second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz, Max Holloway, Deiveson Figueiredo and Justin Gaethje make up the top ten.
Petr Yan, Robert Whittaker, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Conor McGregor, who returns to the list, complete the updated UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings:
1. Jon Jones
2. Kamaru Usman
3. Stipe Miocic
4. Alexander Volkanovski
5. Israel Adesanya
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Jan Blachowicz
8. Max Holloway
9. Deiveson Figueiredo
10. Justin Gaethje
11. Petr Yan
12. Robert Whittaker
13. Francis Ngannou
14. Aljamain Sterling
15. Conor McGregor
As for the UFC lightweight rankings, as mentioned above, a new champion will be crowned when Oliveira and Chandler clash in the main-event of UFC 262 on May 15.
Though Poirier is currently ranked the No.1 fighter in the division following his sensational victory over McGregor at UFC 257.
The 155lb World Champion. Book it! pic.twitter.com/On4akcHrB0- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 20, 2021
Gaethje, Oliveira, Chandler and Tony Ferguson make up the top five.
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