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MMA pound-for-pound rankings: Andrade powers her way toward the top

Jessica Andrade, right, moved up in the women's top 10 after putting a beating on Lauren Murphy at UFC 283. Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Two new champions were crowned at UFC 283 on Saturday. One of them earned a place in the ESPN pound-for-pound rankings. But it was a different winner from last weekend who made the biggest move.

Jessica Andrade, who smashed fellow ranked flyweight Lauren Murphy on Saturday for her third straight victory, climbed into the women's top five. A former strawweight champion who has also challenged for the 125-pound belt, Andrade has fought 15 times since 2015 and has lost only to champs -- Valentina Shevchenko, Rose Namajunas, Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The new champ who moved into the rankings is Brandon Moreno, who regained the men's flyweight title with a third-round TKO of Deiveson Figueiredo. Moreno previously was in the pound-for-pound top 10 during his reign as champ.

For the ESPN divisional MMA rankings, click here.

Note: Results are current; rankings as of Jan. 25.


Women's pound-for-pound rankings

1. Amanda Nunes

UFC bantamweight and featherweight champion
Record: 22-5
Last: W (UD) Julianna Peña, July 30, 2022
Next: TBD


2. Valentina Shevchenko

UFC flyweight champion
Record: 22-3
Last: W (SD) Taila Santos, June 11, 2022
Next: March 4 vs. Alexa Grasso


3. Zhang Weili

UFC strawweight champion
Record: 23-3
Last: W (Sub2) Carla Esparza, Nov. 12, 2022
Next: TBD


4. Cris Cyborg

Bellator featherweight champion
Record: 26-2, 1 NC
Last: W (UD) Arlene Blencowe, April 23, 2022
Next: TBD


5. Jessica Andrade

UFC flyweight
Previous ranking: 8
Record: 24-9
Last: W (UD) Lauren Murphy, Jan. 21, 2023
Next: TBD


6. Julianna Peña

UFC bantamweight
Previous ranking: 5
Record: 11-5
Last: L (UD) Amanda Nunes, July 30, 2022
Next: TBD


7. Rose Namajunas

UFC strawweight
Previous ranking: 6
Record: 11-5
Last: L (SD) Carla Esparza, May 7, 2022
Next: TBD


8. Carla Esparza

UFC strawweight
Previous ranking: 7
Record: 19-7
Last: L (Sub2) Zhang Weili, Nov. 12, 2022
Next: TBD


9. Kayla Harrison

PFL lightweight
Record: 15-1
Last: L (UD) Larissa Pacheco, Nov. 25, 2022
Next: TBD


10. Amanda Lemos

UFC strawweight
Record: 13-2-1
Last: W (TKO3) Marina Rodriguez, Nov. 5, 2022
Next: TBD


Other fighters receiving votes: Larissa Pacheco, Raquel Pennington, Alexa Grasso, Manon Fiorot and Seika Izawa.


How our panel voted

Brett Okamoto: 1. Amanda Nunes; 2. Valentina Shevchenko; 3. Zhang Weili; 4. Cris Cyborg; 5. Rose Namajunas; 6. Jessica Andrade; 7. Julianna Peña; 8. Kayla Harrison; 9. Larissa Pacheco; 10. Carla Esparza.

Marc Raimondi: 1. Nunes; 2. Shevchenko; 3. Cyborg; 4. Zhang; 5. Andrade; 6. Peña; 7. Namajunas; 8. Esparza; 9. Amanda Lemos; 10. Seika Izawa.

Carlos Contreras Legaspi: 1. Nunes; 2. Shevchenko; 3. Zhang; 4. Cyborg; 5. Peña; 6. Harrison; 7. Esparza; 8. Andrade; 9. Pacheco; 10. Namajunas.

Megan Anderson: 1. Nunes; 2. Shevchenko; 3. Zhang; 4. Cyborg; 5. Namajunas; 6. Andrade; 7. Esparza; 8. Raquel Pennington; 9. Alexa Grasso; 10. Peña.

Eddie Maisonet III: 1. Nunes; 2. Shevchenko; 3. Zhang; 4. Peña; 5. Cyborg; 6. Andrade; 7. Esparza; 8. Namajunas; 9. Lemos; 10. Pacheco.

Jeff Wagenheim: 1. Nunes; 2. Shevchenko; 3. Zhang; 4. Cyborg; 5. Andrade; 6. Peña; 7. Esparza; 8. Namajunas; 9. Lemos; 10. Fiorot.


Men's pound-for-pound rankings

1. Alexander Volkanovski

UFC featherweight champion
Record: 25-1
Last: W (UD) Max Holloway, July 2, 2022
Next: Feb. 11 vs. Islam Makhachev


2. Islam Makhachev

UFC lightweight champion
Record: 23-1
Last: W (Sub2) Charles Oliveira, Oct. 22, 2022
Next: Feb. 11 vs. Alexander Volkanovski


3. Kamaru Usman

UFC welterweight
Record: 20-2
Last: L (KO5) Leon Edwards, Aug. 20, 2022
Next: March 18 vs. Leon Edwards


4. Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight
Record: 23-2
Last: L (TKO5) Alex Pereira, Nov. 12, 2022
Next: April 8 vs. Alex Pereira


5. Francis Ngannou

Heavyweight
Previous ranking: Tied for 4
Record: 17-3
Last: W (UD) Ciryl Gane, Jan. 22, 2022
Next: TBD


6. Charles Oliveira

UFC lightweight
Record: 33-9, 1 NC
Last: L (Sub2) Islam Makhachev, Oct. 22, 2022
Next: TBD


7. Leon Edwards

UFC welterweight champion
Record: 20-3, 1 NC
Last: W (KO5) Kamaru Usman, Aug. 20, 2022
Next: March 18 vs. Kamaru Usman


T-8. Brandon Moreno

UFC flyweight champion
Previous ranking: Unranked
Record: 21-6-2
Last: W (TKO3) Deiveson Figueiredo, Jan. 21, 2023
Next: TBD


T-8. Aljamain Sterling

UFC bantamweight champion
Record: 22-3
Last: W (TKO2) TJ Dillashaw, Oct. 22, 2022
Next: TBD


10. Robert Whittaker

UFC middleweight
Record: 24-6
Last: W (UD) Marvin Vettori, Sept. 3, 2022
Next: TBD


Other fighters receiving votes: Alex Pereira, Dustin Poirier and Jiri Prochazka.


How our panel voted

Brett Okamoto: 1. Alexander Volkanovski; 2. Islam Makhachev; 3. Israel Adesanya; 4. Kamaru Usman; 5. Robert Whittaker; 6. Charles Oliveira; 7. Aljamain Sterling; 8. Brandon Moreno; 9. Francis Ngannou; 10. Leon Edwards.

Marc Raimondi: 1. Volkanovski; 2. Makhachev; 3. Usman; 4. Oliveira; 5. Ngannou; 6. Adesanya; 7. Sterling; 8. Edwards; 9. Moreno; 10. Alex Pereira.

Carlos Contreras Legaspi: 1. Volkanovski; 2. Makhachev; 3. Usman; 4. Ngannou; 5. Oliveira; 6. Adesanya; 7. Edwards; 8. Jiri Prochazka; 9. Moreno; 10. Pereira.

Megan Anderson: 1. Volkanovski; 2. Makhachev; 3. Adesanya; 4. Usman; 5. Oliveira; 6. Ngannou; 7. Edwards; 8. Whittaker; 9. Pereira; 10. Moreno.

Eddie Maisonet III: 1. Volkanovski; 2. Makhachev; 3. Ngannou; 4. Adesanya; 5. Usman; 6. Oliveira; 7. Dustin Poirier; 8. Moreno; 9. Sterling; 10. Prochazka.

Jeff Wagenheim: 1. Volkanovski; 2. Ngannou; 3. Makhachev; 4. Usman; 5. Oliveira; 6. Adesanya; 7. Edwards; 8. Pereira; 9. Sterling; 10. Moreno.