Top 10 pound-for-pound MMA fighters

(Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)

(Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)

Below are my 10 options for the very best pound-for-pound blended martial artist (consisting of ladies) on the planet. To comprehend this, it assists to comprehend what pound-for-pound methods. To me, and the method I’ll be voting, it’s who would win a battle if everybody weighed the exact same and all of their abilities and physical qualities were proportional. For instance, if I’m thinking about a flyweight who is a homicidal puncher in his/her department, I will presume she or he would be a homicidal puncher in every department, punching proportionally as tough at heavyweight as he/she did at flyweight.

I will value activity and quality of opposition over lack of exercise and lighter opposition. That stated, I won’t arbitrarily get rid of a fighter from my Leading 10 if there is a rational and logical reason they haven’t battled. However I will not choose somebody who has actually been non-active for a prolonged duration for no obvious factor. Fighters who are under doping suspensions will not be consisted of.

Male’s Mixed Martial Arts pound-for-pound rankings (March 9)

  1. Jon Jones (26-1, 10 KOs), UFC heavyweight competitor. Previous Ranking: 1

  2. Kamaru Usman (18-1, 7 KOs), UFC welterweight champ. PR: 4

  3. Dustin Poirier (27-6 13 KOs), UFC light-weight competitor. PR: 3

  4. Demetrious Johnson (30-3-1, 5 KOs), ONE Flyweight Grand Prix Champ. PR: 5

  5. Israel Adesanya (20-1, 10 KOs), UFC middleweight champ. PR: 2

  6. Stipe Miocic (20-3, 15 KOs), UFC heavyweight champ. PR: 6

  7. Max Holloway (22-6, 10 KOs), UFC featherweight competitor. PR: 7

  8. Robert Whittaker (22-5, 9 KOs), UFC middleweight competitor. PR: 8

  9. Justin Gaethje (22-3, 19 KOs), UFC light-weight competitor. PR: 9

  10. Conor McGregor (22-5, 19 KOs), UFC light-weight competitor. PR: 10

Women’s Mixed Martial Arts pound-for-pound rankings (March 9)

  1. Amanda Nunes (20-4, 13 KOs), UFC bantamweight/featherweight champ. PR: 1

  2. Valentina Shevchenko (19-3, 6 KOs), UFC flyweight champ. PR: 2

  3. Zhang Weili (21-1, 10 KOs), UFC strawweight champ. PR: 3

  4. Cris Cyborg (23-2, 18 KOs), Bellator featherweight champ. PR: 4

  5. Rose Namajunas (9-4, 1 KO), UFC strawweight competitor. PR: 5

  6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4, 4 KOs), UFC strawweight competitor. PR: 6

  7. Jessica Andrade (21-8, 8 KOs), UFC strawweight competitor. PR: 7

  8. Holly Holm (14-5, 8 KOs), UFC bantamweight competitor. PR: 8

  9. Germaine de Randamie (10-4, 4 KOs), UFC bantamweight competitor. PR: 9

  10. Lauren Murphy (14-4, 8 KOs), UFC flyweight competitor. PR: 10

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.