UFC Ranking Update: Jones ‘Kicks’ Volkanovski and Islam, Rakhmonov Closer to the Welterweight Throne

LINIMASA – After winning the fight against Cyril Gane in the main event of UFC 285, Jon Jones managed to rank first in UFC pound-for-pound (P4P).

The fight that was held at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America on Sunday (5/3/2023) Bones – nicknamed Jones, managed to put on the UFC heavyweight championship belt which Francis Ngannou had previously renounced.

Launching the official UFC website, Jones overtook several fighters such as Alexander Volkanovski who was originally ranked first in P4P. Volkanovski is the king of UFC featherweight.

Islam Makhachev as one of Dagestan’s best fighters in the UFC was replaced by Jones. Makhachev is now the holder of the UFC lightweight championship belt.

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However, Jones’ return to the mix martial arts (MMA) arena has forced several fighters who were previously entrenched in the top rankings in P4p UFC to now be willing to be shifted.

Jones managed to make a perfect comeback when he knocked out Cyril Gane via guillotine choke in the first round at UFC 285.

Apart from that, the UFC has also updated its fighter rankings. Among them is in the men’s welterweight division, where Shavkat Rakhmonov managed to climb three ranks and is now in the good ranking of the UFC welterweight class.

Rakhmonov performed well when he defeated Geoff Neal at UFC 285. Appearing confident, Rakhmonov finally managed to finish off Neal’s resistance in the third round via rear-naked choke.

The fighter from Kazakhstan has a perfect record in the MMA event. He has yet to lose a single game and has a record 17 straight wins throughout his career.

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In addition, Rakhmanov did not even leave the fight he played to the jury’s judgment. He was recorded as being able to win via knock out (KO) 8 times and via submission 9 times.


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