USA TODAY Sports actions/MMA Junkie rankings, April 27: Kamaru Usman, Rose Namajunas transfer up P4P lists

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Already regarded as one in every of the very most appealing combatants of all-time, Jones acknowledged he needs to indicate his consideration to heavyweight and says he has no blueprint of returning to 205 pounds.

With support-to-support knockout victories, Kamaru Usman is proving himself to be even more unhealthy than used to be previously diagnosed and is starting up to sever his title into the UFC’s file books.

After suffering the first knockout loss of his profession, Johnson openly contemplated the premise of probably competing in kickboxing next, which he can also attain under the ONE Championship banner.

Ngannou claimed the UFC heavyweight title with a really most appealing dangle over Stipe Miocic and is procuring for a transient turnaround, concentrated on a summer date for his first title defense.

Miocic apologized for deviating from the gameplan in opposition to the unhealthy Francis Ngannou, a mistake that price him the UFC heavyweight title.

Bader used to be absolutely disillusioned to lose his Bellator champ-champ put, nonetheless he’s advancing in Bellator’s mild heavyweight wide prix and will be ready to dangle his 205-pound title support.

It wasn’t as convincing because the first time around, nonetheless Volkanovski picked up a second dangle over Max Holloway and says he needs to proceed casting off high contenders.

Holloway delivered a file-breaking destruction of Calvin Kattar and now looks love he’ll secure a giant gamble to secure the UFC featherweight title later this one year.

Already a two-division Bellator champion, Freire will watch so as to add a wide prix title to his belt collection when he faces the undefeated A.J. McKee.

Whittaker is on fairly the speed since shedding the UFC middleweight title and appears to dangle earned a rematch with Israel Adesanya.

Khabib Nurmagomedov proved to be too much for Gaethje at UFC 254, nonetheless ‘The Highlight’ can also very effectively secure one other title shot within the very near future.

Blachowicz realizes there are some that doubt his legitimacy as UFC champion, nonetheless his dangle over a previously undefeated Israel Adesanya went a lengthy method against silencing these critics.

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USA TODAY Sports actions/MMA Junkie rankings, April 27: Kamaru Usman, Rose Namajunas transfer up P4P lists

With the UFC, PFL and ONE Championship all in action this previous week, there were moves to be made within the most modern USA TODAY Sports actions/MMA Junkie rankings.

In the UFC 261 major tournament, Kamaru Usman (19-1 MMA, 14-0 UFC) delivered a ravishing knockout of Jorge Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC) within the key tournament. With the dangle, Usman ran his UFC originate to 14 straight wins and defended his welterweight title yet one more time. And with that dangle, he moved up our pound-for-pound list to the No. 2 put.

As well, Rose Namajunas (10-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) knocked out Zhang Weili (21-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) to dangle the females’s strawweight title for a second time – and that warranted a transfer up the females’s pound-for-pound chart for her, as effectively.

And at the PFL’s first tournament of the season, Bubba Jenkins will carry out his first look on the featherweight list after his upset of two-time PFL winner Lance Palmer.

Check out the tumble-down menus above to be aware the total most modern moves on this week’s rankings.

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Ranking Criteria

The rankings take be aware of a fighter’s wins/losses, quality of competition, ending rate/dominance and frequency of fights.

Fighters usually are now not any longer eligible to be ranked after they’ve been idle for 24 months, both which capacity of accidents, drug/behavior suspensions, contract disputes or self-imposed hiatuses.

Fighters serving drug/behavior suspensions are eligible to be ranked, as lengthy as they put now not appear to be idle for more than 24 months.

To the most appealing of our capacity, combatants will be ranked in their predominant weight class. Catchweight fights and bouts outside the fighter’s predominant weight class can dangle a particular or detrimental influence on the ranking. Alternatively, non-titleholders can also be ranked in handiest one weight class at a given time, and in most circumstances, they’d perhaps now not be ranked in a up to date weight class till they’ve had their first fight at that weight.

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