Fightful MMA Weekly Rankings (4/15/22): Khamzat Chimaev Enters Top-5 At Welterweight Following UFC 273

Welcome to Fightful MMA's weekly fighter rankings for (4/15/22)!

UFC 273 and UFC Vegas 51 are in the books and following the events, the talk of the town is none-other than Khamzat Chimaev. The 'Wolf' edged former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 in a Fight of The Year contender. With UFC Vegas 52 on the horizon, here's the latest set of rankings!

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Men’s Pound-For-Pound

  1. Kamaru Usman (20-1) — UFC Welterweight Champion
  2. Jon Jones (26-1) — UFC
  3. Francis Ngannou (16-3) — UFC Heavyweight Champion
  4. Israel Adesanya (22-1) — UFC Middleweight Champion
  5. Alex Volkanovski (22-1) — UFC Featherweight Champion
  6. Charles Oliveira (32-8) — UFC Lightweight Champion
  7. Max Holloway (23-6) — UFC
  8. Dustin Poirier (28-7) — UFC
  9. Jan Blachowicz (28-9)
  10. Stipe Miocic (20-4) — UFC
  11. Robert Whittaker (23-5) — UFC
  12. Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) — UFC Flyweight Champion
  13. Brandon Moreno (19-5) — UFC
  14. Colby Covington (17-3) — UFC
  15. Aljamain Sterling (21-3) — UFC Bantamweight Champion

Women’s Pound-For-Pound

  1. Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) — UFC Flyweight Champion
  2. Julianna Peña (11-4) — UFC Bantamweight Champion
  3. Amanda Nunes (21-5) — UFC Featherweight Champion
  4. Cris Cyborg (24-2) — Bellator Featherweight Champion
  5. Rose Namajunas (10-4) — UFC Strawweight Champion
  6. Kayla Harrison (12-0) — PFL Lightweight Champion
  7. Germaine De Randamie (10-4) — UFC
  8. Weili Zhang (21-2) — UFC
  9. Holly Holm (14-5) — UFC
  10. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4) — UFC
  11. Juliana Velasquez (12-0) — Bellator Bantamweight Champion
  12. Jessica Andrade (22-9) — UFC
  13. Julia Budd (16-3) — PFL
  14. Carla Esparza (18-6) — UFC
  15. Marina Rodriguez (15-1) — UFC

Heavyweight

  1. Francis Ngannou (16-3) — UFC Champion
  2. Ciryl Gane (10-1) — UFC
  3. Stipe Miocic (20-4) — UFC
  4. Tai Tuivasa (15-3) — UFC
  5. Derrick Lewis (26-9) — UFC
  6. Curtis Blaydes (15-3) — UFC
  7. Tom Aspinall (12-2) — UFC
  8. Ryan Bader (30-8) — Bellator Champion
  9. Alexander Volkov (33-9) — UFC
  10. Valentin Moldavsky (11-2) — Bellator
  11. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3) — UFC
  12. Marcin Tybura (22-6) — UFC
  13. Cheick Kongo (31-11) — Bellator
  14. Fedor Emelianenko (40-6) — Bellator
  15. Andrei Arlovski (33-20) — UFC

Light Heavyweight

  1. Glover Teixeira (33-7) — UFC Champion
  2. Jan Blachowicz (28-9) — UFC
  3. Vadim Nemkov (13-2) — Bellator Champion
  4. Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1) — UFC
  5. Corey Anderson (16-5) — Bellator
  6. Ryan Bader (29-7) — Bellator
  7. Phil Davis (22-6) — Bellator
  8. Aleksandar Rakic (14-2) — UFC
  9. Magomed Ankalaev (16-1) — UFC
  10. Thiago Santos (22-9) — UFC
  11. Dominick Reyes (12-3) — UFC
  12. Anthony Smith (35-16) — UFC
  13. Anthony Johnson (23-6) — Bellator
  14. Paul Craig (15-4-1) — UFC
  15. Jamahal Hill (9-1) — UFC

Middleweight

  1. Israel Adesanya (21-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Robert Whittaker (23-5) — UFC
  3. Gegard Mousasi (48-7) — Bellator Champion
  4. Jared Cannonier (15-5) — UFC
  5. Marvin Vettori (18-5-1) — UFC
  6. Derek Brunson (23-8) — UFC
  7. Paulo Costa (13-2) — UFC
  8. Sean Strickland (24-3) — UFC
  9. Jack Hermansson (22-6) — UFC
  10. Darren Till (18-4-1) — UFC
  11. Kelvin Gastelum (16-8) — UFC
  12. Uriah Hall (17-10) — UFC
  13. Chris Curtis (28-8) — UFC
  14. Brendan Allen (17-4) — UFC
  15. Kevin Holland (21-7) — UFC

Welterweight

  1. Kamaru Usman (20-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Colby Covington (17-3) — UFC
  3. Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) — UFC
  4. Gilbert Burns (20-4) — UFC
  5. Leon Edwards (19-3) — UFC
  6. Vicente Luque (21-7-1) — UFC
  7. Belal Muhammad (20-3) — UFC
  8. Stephen Thompson (16-6-1) — UFC
  9. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0) — Bellator Champion
  10. Jorge Masvidal (35-16) — UFC
  11. Ray Cooper III (24-7-1) — PFL Champion
  12. Sean Brady (15-0) — UFC
  13. Michael Chiesa (18-6) — UFC
  14. Douglas Lima (32-9) — Bellator
  15. Neil Magny (25-9) — UFC

Lightweight

  1. Charles Oliveira (32-8) — UFC Champion
  2. Dustin Poirier (28-7) — UFC
  3. Justin Gaethje (23-3) — UFC
  4. Islam Makhachev (21-1) — UFC
  5. Beneil Dariush (21-4-1) — UFC
  6. Conor McGregor (22-6) — UFC
  7. Michael Chandler (22-7) — UFC
  8. Rafael Dos Anjos (30-13) — UFC
  9. Tony Ferguson (25-6) — UFC
  10. Dan Hooker (21-10) — UFC
  11. Gregor Gillespie (14-1) — UFC
  12. Rafael Fiziev (11-1) — UFC
  13. Mateusz Gamrot (20-1) — UFC
  14. Brad Riddell (10-2) — UFC
  15. Arman Tsarukyan (17-2) — UFC

Featherweight

  1. Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Max Holloway (23-6) — UFC
  3. AJ McKee (18-0) — Bellator Champion
  4. Brian Ortega (15-2) — UFC
  5. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) — Bellator
  6. Calvin Kattar (23-5) — UFC
  7. Giga Chikadze (14-3) — UFC
  8. Yair Rodriguez (13-3) — UFC
  9. Korean Zombie (17-6) — UFC
  10. Arnold Allen (17-1) — UFC
  11. Josh Emmett (16-2) — UFC
  12. Movsar Evloev (14-0) — UFC
  13. Movlid Khaybulaev (19-0-1) — PFL Champion
  14. Dan Ige (15-4) — UFC
  15. Bryce Mitchell (15-1) — UFC

Bantamweight

  1. Aljamain Sterling (20-3) — UFC Champion
  2. Petr Yan (15-2) — UFC
  3. TJ Dillashaw (17-4) — UFC
  4. Cory Sandhagen (14-3) — UFC
  5. Jose Aldo (30-7) — UFC
  6. Rob Font (19-5) — UFC
  7. Merab Dvalishviili (14-4) — UFC
  8. Dominick Cruz (23-3) — UFC
  9. Sergio Pettis (22-5) — Bellator Champion
  10. Kyoji Horiguchi (29-4) — Bellator
  11. John Lineker (34-9) — ONE Champion
  12. Marlon Vera (18-7-1) — UFC
  13. Sean O’Malley (15-1) — UFC
  14. Song Yadong (19-5) — UFC
  15. Ricky Simon (19-3) — UFC

Flyweight

  1. Deiveson Figueiredo (21-2-1) — UFC Champion
  2. Brandon Moreno (19-5-2) — UFC
  3. Adriano Moraes (19-3) — ONE Champion
  4. Askar Askarov (13-0) — UFC
  5. Demetrious Johnson (30-4-1) — ONE
  6. Matheus Nicolau (17-2-1) — UFC
  7. Alexandre Pantoja (24-5) — UFC
  8. Alex Perez (24-6) — UFC
  9. Brandon Royval (12-6) — UFC
  10. Kai Kara-France (22-9) — UFC
  11. Manel Kape (17-6) — UFC
  12. Rogerio Bontorin (17-3) — UFC
  13. David Dvorak (20-3) — UFC
  14. Jose Torres (10-1-1) — Brave CF Champion
  15. Matt Schnell (15-6) — UFC

Women’s Featherweight

  1. Amanda Nunes (21-5) — UFC Champion
  2. Cris Cyborg (24-2) — Bellator Champion
  3. Kayla Harrison (12-0) — PFL Champion
  4. Norma Dumont (7-1) — UFC
  5. Julia Budd (16-3) — PFL
  6. Megan Anderson (11-5) — UFC
  7. Pam Sorensen (9-3) — Invicta FC Champion
  8. Larissa Pacheco (15-4) — PFL
  9. Cat Zingano (12-4) — Bellator
  10. Arlene Blancowe (14-8) — Bellator
  11. Leslie Smith (12-9-1) — Bellator
  12. Leah McCourt (4-1) — Bellator
  13. Leah Letson (5-2) — UFC
  14. Janay Harding (6-5) — Bellator
  15. Sarah Kaufman (21-5) — PFL

Women’s Bantamweight

  1. Julianna Peña (11-4) — UFC Champion
  2. Amanda Nunes (21-5) — UFC
  3. Germaine De Randamie (10-4) — UFC
  4. Holly Holm (14-5) — UFC
  5. Irene Aldana (13-6) — UFC
  6. Raquel Pennington (13-8) — UFC
  7. Aspen Ladd (9-3) — UFC
  8. Yana Kunitskaya (14-6) — UFC
  9. Ketlen Vieira (12-2) — UFC
  10. Macy Chiasson (7-1) — UFC
  11. Meisha Tate (19-8) — UFC
  12. Sara McMann (12-6) — UFC
  13. Josiane Nunes (8-2) — UFC
  14. Pannie Kianzad (15-6) — UFC
  15. Karol Rosa (14-3) — UFC

Women’s Flyweight

  1. Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) — UFC Champion
  2. Jessica Andrade (22-9) — UFC
  3. Juliana Velasquez (12-0) — Bellator Champion
  4. Katlyn Chookagian (16-4) — UFC
  5. Liz Carmouche (16-7) — UFC
  6. Lauren Murphy (14-6) — UFC
  7. Manon Fiorot (9-1) — UFC
  8. Jennifer Maia (20-7-1) — UFC
  9. Andrea Lee (14-5) — UFC
  10. Cynthia Calvillo (9-4-1) — UFC
  11. Taila Santos (19-1) — UFC
  12. Alexa Grasso (14-3) — UFC
  13. Ilima Lei-MacFarlane (11-1) — Bellator
  14. Viviane Araujo (9-3) — UFC
  15. Casey O’Neill (10-0) — UFC

Women’s Strawweight

  1. Rose Namajunas (12-4) — UFC Champion
  2. Weili Zhang (21-3) — UFC
  3. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-4) — UFC
  4. Carla Esparza (18-6) — UFC
  5. Marina Rodriguez (16-1) — UFC
  6. MacKenzie Dern (11-2) — UFC
  7. Yan Xionan (15-3) — UFC
  8. Tecia Torres (13-5) — UFC
  9. Amanda Lemos (11-1-1) — UFC
  10. Amanda Ribas (10-2) — UFC
  11. Michelle Waterson (18-9) — UFC
  12. Angela Hill (13-11) — UFC
  13. Nina Nunes (10-7) — UFC
  14. Virna Jandiroba (17-2) — UFC
  15. Kanako Murata (12-2) — UFC

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