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The UFC rankings are formed by a voting panel made up of several media members and were first released in February 2013. The media representatives are asked to vote for the UFC fighters they believe to be the best in each weight class and pound-for-pound comparison in order to rank them.

They also vote on fighter rankings based on their performance regardless of weight class to determine who the top fighters are. Following the collection of all the votes, the UFC adjusts the rankings based on the final results. This is what? The members of the voting panel are not required to vote according to any particular guidelines.

To determine who is the better fighter relative to their weight in combat sports like boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts, a ranking system called “pound for pound” (i.e., adjusted to account for weight class) is used.

RankFighterRecordWin StreakWeight classStatus
1Alexander Volkanovski25–122FeatherweightFeatherweight Champion 
2Islam Makhachev23–111LightweightLightweight Champion 
3Leon Edwards20–3 (1 NC)2WelterweightWelterweight Champion 
4Kamaru Usman20–20Welterweight#1 in welterweight rankings 
5Francis Ngannou17–36HeavyweightHeavyweight Champion 
6Israel Adesanya23–20Middleweight#1 in middleweight rankings 
7Charles Oliveira33–9 (1 NC)0Lightweight#1 in lightweight rankings 
Alex Pereira
7-1-0 (W-L-D)7Middleweight  
9Aljamain Sterling22–38BantamweightBantamweight Champion 
10Jiří Procházka29–3–113Light heavyweightLight Heavyweight Champion 
11Dustin Poirier29–7 (1 NC)1Lightweight#2 in lightweight rankings 
12Deiveson Figueiredo21–2–11FlyweightFlyweight Champion 
13Jon Jones26–1 (1 NC)4Light heavyweight  
14Brandon Moreno20–6–21FlyweightInterim Flyweight Champion 
15Brandon Moreno20–6–21FlyweightInterim Flyweight Champion 

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