First UFC Rankings Update of 2023

Following Francis Ngannou‘s departure from the UFC, the promotion’s pound-for-pound rankings underwent a massive reshuffle. Former featherweight champion Max Holloway has re-entered the top 15 as part of the most recent update.

Holloway, who was last seen inside the octagon in his third fight against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276, occupies the No.13 spot on the list below Jon Jones, who moved up one spot. Jones is set to mark his return to the octagon against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Needless to say, Ngannou has been removed from the rankings.

Check out the updates below (via @jedigoodman on Twitter):

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Former UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who dropped his title to rival Alex Pereira at UFC 281, jumped up one spot and now takes the No.5 spot now. Meanwhile, Pereira is ranked seventh on the list.

In the women’s pound-for-pound rankings, former bantamweight queen Holly Holm jumped two spots to occupy the tenth position. Taila Santos, who put on a determined performance against undisputed flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275, climbed one spot to No.12.

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In the men’s flyweight division, Jeffrey Molina and Muhammad Mokaev have swapped positions for the thirteenth and fourteenth spots respectively. UFC veteran Rafael dos Anjos climbed up one spot to the No.8 position, while Arman Tsarukyan dropped to the ninth spot. Women’s bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira leapfrogged three spots and now occupies the second position.

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