Brandon Moreno and Israel Adesanya make big moves in the latest pound-for-pound rankings update; Conor McGregor still missing

The latest pound-for-pound rankings update saw a lot of changes with a new entrant and Adesanya moving a place up.

Brandon Moreno, Israel Adesanya and Conor McGregor UFC Pound-for-pound rankings
Brandon Moreno, Israel Adesanya and Conor McGregor

UFC 263 was a big hit. It saw a new flyweight champion get crowned. Brandon Moreno beat Deiveson Figueiredo in the co-main event via. submission in the third round to win the flyweight championship. In doing so, he became the first-ever Mexican-born UFC fighter to win a title.

In the main event Israel Adesanya, successfully defended his middleweight title against Marvin Vettori. Adesanya won the fight via. unanimous decision, scoring 50-45 in all three judges’ scorecard to emerge victorious. This was his third successive title defense.

Deiveson Figueiredo exits the pound-for-pound rankings!

UFC 263 Deiveison Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno
Figueiredo and Moreno

Following Moreno’s victory over Figueiredo, he broke into the top 15 of the pound-for-pound rankings, coming in at number 12. And following his title loss, Figueiredo found himself out of the pound-for-pound rankings.

Adesanya, on the other hand, jumped one place in the rankings and moved up to number 3, displacing Alexander Volkanovski. Other changes in the rankings included number one ranked middleweight contender Robert Whittaker and lightweight champion Charles Oliveira moving up one place to number 11 and number 10 respectively.

Other changes in the rankings saw, Marvin Vettori drop one place in the middleweight rankings to number 4, with Jared Cannonier taking his place at number 3. Belal Muhammad moved three places up to number 9, after his win over Demian Maia. Maia dropped two places to number 11.

Conor McGregor not in the pound-for-pound rankings!

Conor McGregor Irish Flag
Conor McGregor holding the Irish flag

Conor McGregor was not featured in the top 15 of the pound-for-pound rankings following the latest update. He is now set to take on Dustin Poirier on the 10th of July at UFC 264. A win here might probably see him break into the top 15 of the rankings.

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