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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

Your Rankings

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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 on Fox 9

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis might not be on the card -- he was originally scheduled to take on challenger TJ Grant; injuries knocked both out of the event -- but UFC on Fox 9 still boasts a title fight as its headliner. That would be for the flyweight crown, currently held by Demetrious Johnson. The man he beat to earn it? Joseph Benavidez, who just so happens to be Johnson's opponent this week. Will Benavidez get revenge? How will the other fights be decided?

How will the Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson fight be decided?

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    34%
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    7%

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  • How will the Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald fight be decided?

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      8%
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    Discuss (Total votes: 1,263)

  • How will the Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz fight be decided?

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      12%
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      7%
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    Discuss (Total votes: 1,117)

  • How will the Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig fight be decided?

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      49%
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      18%
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      18%
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      8%
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    Discuss (Total votes: 1,089)

  • How will the Court McGee vs. Ryan LaFlare fight be decided?

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      39%
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      25%
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      19%
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      9%
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      8%

    Discuss (Total votes: 1,060)

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