UFC Rankings Update: The recent recalculation of the UFC rankings has introduced a number of intriguing developments to the MMA community. Following an extended reign as the lightweight division’s undisputed champion, Islam Makhachev has attained the number one position in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
Jon Jones, the reigning heavyweight champion, has fallen one position to No. 2 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
In addition, Jiri Prochazka and Kamaru Usman switched positions and are presently ranked thirteenth and fourteenth, respectively, on the pound-for-pound list.
Additionally, changes occurred in the heavyweight division of the UFC. Jailton Almeida, who recently defeated Derrick Lewis by dominant decision at UFC Sao Paulo, ascended two positions to No. 7 in the UFC rankings.
Consequently, Serghei Spivac and Tai Tuivasa both experienced a decline in ranking, securing the No. 8 and No. 9 positions, respectively, at the moment.
In other heavyweight rankings, Marcin Tybura rose one position to No. 10, and Rodrigo Nascimento, who last weekend defeated Don’Tale Mayes, entered at No. 15.
Additional noteworthy alterations in the UFC rankings include the ascent of Khamzat Chimaev one position to No. 8 among middleweights. Additionally, Vicente Luque and Sean Brady moved places in the welterweight rankings, where they currently occupy positions No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.
The reaction of Islam Makhachev’s manager to Dagestani becoming the UFC pound-for-pound champion
Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of Islam Makhachev, congratulated the Dagestani on ascending to the summit of the UFC pound-for-pound rankings via social media.
Abdelaziz also highlighted Makhachev’s recent accomplishments in a post on X, which included a phenomenal 13-fight winning streak:
“Congratulations to my brother Islam Makhachev’s 13-fight win streak finished 5 of his last 6 fights.”
Ali Abdelaziz and Irish phenom Conor McGregor have a well-documented acrimonious relationship. Constantly at odds, they seldom neglect an opportunity to insult one another on social media.
Abdelaziz also utilized the news that Mikhail Makhachev had surpassed Conor McGregor as the pound-for-pound champion to criticize McGregor, an Irish superstar. With the caption, the MMA manager uploaded a photo of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Makhachev.
“Conor McGregor, hey crackhead, how do you like this?” As written by Ali Abdelaziz.