UFC Rankings: Alexander Volkanovski Secures a Top Spot in P4P Following Kamaru Usman’s KO Loss at UFC 278

In the official UFC rankings, Kamaru Usman is no longer considered to be the pound-for-pound king.

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Alexander Volkanovski is the new pound-for-pound king in the UFC fighter rankings after Kamaru Usman was knocked out.

Alexander Volkanvoski Takes Pound-For-Pound Crown

Over the weekend, a new welterweight champion was crowned at UFC 278. Kamaru Usman was defeated by Leon Edwards, as the Englishman took home the gold at the end of the night.

Usman was winning the majority of the fight, however, in the closing moments of the fifth round, Edwards connected on a hellacious head kick that put Usman out for the night.

Now, not only is Usman no longer the welterweight champion, but he’s no longer the ranked the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.

The new UFC fighter rankings have been released, and the loss has forced Usman to drop down three spots after holding the number one spot.

Now, current reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has jumped up to take the top spot. As for Edwards, he made his debut on the pound-for-pound list, now ranked at number six.

Check out the fully updated pound-for-pound list here below:

Men’s Pound For Pound

1. Alexander Volkanovski +1
2. Israel Adesanya +1
3. Charles Oliveira +1
4. Kamaru Usman -3
5. Francis Ngannou
6. Leon Edwards *NR
7. Aljamain Sterling -1
8. Dustin Poirier -1
9. Deiveson Figueiredo -1
10. Jiri Prochazka -1
11. Max Holloway -1
12. Jon Jones -1
13. Stipe Miocic -1
14. Petr Yan -1
15. Brandon Moreno -1

Welterweight Rankings:

Leon Edwards – Champion

1. Kamaru Usman -1
2. Colby Covington -1
3. Khamzat Chimaev
4. Gilbert Burns
5. Belal Muhammed
6. Geoff Neal +2
7. Stephen Thompson -1
8. Sean Brady -1
9. Jorge Masvidal
10. Vicente Luque -1
11. Shavkat Rakhmonov
12. Michael Chiesa
13. Neil Magny
14. Li Jingliang
15. Michel Pereira

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