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Jon Jones kept his top spot in the ESPN MMA pound-for-pound rankings with a resounding win over Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. He's followed by Jose Aldo, Demetrious Johnson, Chris Weidman, and Cain Velasquez, with Renan Barao dropping out of our top 10 after a loss to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 173. Do you agree with the entire list? Click the photos below to submit your rankings.

Pound-for-pound MMA fighters

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Light heavyweight
20-1-0
P4P ranking: 1

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

Featherweight
24-1-0
P4P ranking: 2

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson

Flyweight
20-2-1
P4P ranking: 3

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman

Middleweight
12-0-0
P4P ranking: 4

Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez

Heavyweight
13-1-0
P4P ranking: 5

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis

Lightweight
17-2-0
P4P ranking: 6

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks

Lightweight
16-2-0
P4P ranking: 7

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes

Featherweight
16-1-0
P4P ranking: 8

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

Middleweight
33-6-0
P4P ranking: 9

Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson

Light heavyweight
16-2-0
P4P ranking: 10

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Demetrious Johnson had one of the best knockouts in flyweight history over Joseph Benavidez in Sacramento and it was enough to move him up a spot to No. 3 in the ESPN MMA pound-for-pound rankings. Jon Jones and Jose Aldo remain Nos. 1 and 2 respectively. Do you agree with the entire list? Click the photos below to submit your rankings.

Pound-for-pound MMA fighters

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Light Heavyweight
19-1-0
P4P ranking: 1

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

Featherweight
24-1-0
P4P ranking: 2

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson

Flyweight
19-2-1
P4P ranking: 3

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman

Middleweight
12-0-0
P4P ranking: 4

Renan Barao

Renan Barao

Bantamweight
32-1-0
P4P ranking: 5

Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez

Heavyweight
13-1-0
P4P ranking: 6

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis

Lightweight
17-2-0
P4P ranking: 7

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks

Lightweight
16-2-0
P4P ranking: 8

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes

Featherweight
16-1-0
P4P ranking: 9

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

Middleweight
33-6-0
P4P ranking: 10

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ESPN's Top 10 MMA welterweight rankings are out, with Johny Hendricks standing strong at No. 1. Hendricks is the first non-Georges St-Pierre welterweight champion since 2006, and he'll be hard-pressed to keep his title for nearly as long as GSP did. Did Hendricks' win over No. 2 Robbie Lawler cement his status as the man to beat in the welterweight class, or will Lawler come roaring back? How does your top 10 stack up?

MMA welterweight fighters

Ben Askren

Matt Brown

Carlos Condit

Nick Diaz

Johny Hendricks

Robbie Lawler

Hector Lombard

Rory MacDonald

Tarec Saffiedine

Tyron Woodley

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Demetrious Johnson had one of the best knockouts in flyweight history over Joseph Benavidez in Sacramento and it was enough to move him up a spot to No. 3 in the ESPN MMA pound-for-pound rankings. Jon Jones and Jose Aldo remain Nos. 1 and 2 respectively. Do you agree with the entire list? Click the photos below to submit your rankings.

Pound-for-pound MMA fighters

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Light Heavyweight
19-1-0
P4P ranking: 1

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

Featherweight
24-1-0
P4P ranking: 2

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson

Flyweight
19-2-1
P4P ranking: 3

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman

Middleweight
12-0-0
P4P ranking: 4

Renan Barao

Renan Barao

Bantamweight
32-1-0
P4P ranking: 5

Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez

Heavyweight
13-1-0
P4P ranking: 6

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis

Lightweight
17-2-0
P4P ranking: 7

Johny Hendricks

Johny Hendricks

Lightweight
15-2-0
P4P ranking: 8

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

Middleweight
33-6-0
P4P ranking: 9

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes

Featherweight
16-1-0
P4P ranking: 10

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Coming soon: UFC 167

Celebrating 20 years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC 167 takes Las Vegas on Saturday with a pretty intriguing card. Atop it is a battle between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and top challenger Johny Hendricks. Also on the lineup is a bout featuring former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Who wins these and the other formidable fights?

How will the Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks fight be decided?

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  • How will the Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen fight be decided?

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  • How will the Robbie Lawler vs. Rory McDonald fight be decided?

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  • How will the Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley fight be decided?

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  • How will the Evan Dunham vs. Donald Cerrone fight be decided?

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