A big victory resulted in a small (but significant) move for Alexander Volkanovski.

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The UFC men’s featherweight champion had his way with Chan Sung Jung on Saturday in their UFC 273 title fight, outstriking the South Korean by 152-51 on his way to a one-sided fourth-round TKO. The win, Volkanovski’s 21st in a row and his third title defense, boosted him up one spot into the top three of the latest Sportzshala pound-for-pound rankings.

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The winner of the UFC 273 co-main event, men’s bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling, moved into the top-10 for the first time, and the former champ he defeated, Petr Yan, dropped out.

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The women’s rankings remain unchanged, but with several top-10 women now scheduled for their next bouts, we soon might see some movement.

Note: Results are current; rankings as of April 12.

Men’s pound-for-pound rankings

1. Kamaru Usman

UFC Welterweight Champion
record: 20-1
Last: W (UD) Colby Covington, Nov. 6, 2021
Next: TBD


2. Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion
record: 22-1
Last: W (UD) Robert Whittaker, Feb. 12, 2022
Next: TBD


3. Alexander Volkanovski

UFC featherweight champion
Previous ranking: 4
record: 24-1
Last: W (TKO4) Chan Sung Jung, April 9, 2022
Next: TBD


4 Francis Ngannou

UFC heavyweight champion
Previous ranking: 3
record: 17-3
Last: W (UD) Cyril Gane, Jan. 22, 2022
Next: TBD


5. Charles Oliveira

UFC lightweight champion
record: 32-8, 1NC
Last: W (Sub3) Dustin Poirier, Dec. 11, 2021
Next: May 7 vs. Justin Gaethje


6 Max Holloway

UFC featherweight
Previous ranking: 7
record: 23-6
Last: W (UD) Yair Rodriguez, Nov. 13, 2021
Next: TBD


7. Dustin Poirier

UFC lightweight
Previous ranking: eight
record: 28-7, 1 N.C.
Last: L (Sub3) Charles Oliveira, Dec. 11, 2021
Next: TBD


8. Glover Teixeira

UFC light heavyweight champion
Previous ranking: nine
record: 33-7
Last:W (Sub2) Jan Blachowicz, Oct. 30, 2021
Next: June 11 vs. Jiri Prochazka


T-9. Deiveson Figueiredo

UFC flyweight champion
Previous ranking:T-10
record:21-2-1
Last:W (UD) Brandon Moreno, Jan. 22, 2022
Next: TBD


T-9. Aljamain Sterling

UFC bantamweight champion
Previous ranking: unranked
record: 21-3
Last: W (SD) Petr Yan, April 9, 2022
Next: TBD


Other fighters receiving votes: Justin Gaethje, Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington.


How our panel voted

Brett Okamoto : 1. Kamaru Usman; 2.Alexander Volkanovski; 3. Israel Adesanya; 4 Max Holloway 5 Charles Oliveira 6. Francis Ngannou; 7. Deiveson Figueiredo; 8 Robert Whittaker 9. Dustin Poirier; 10. Khamzat Chimaev.

Marc Raimondi : 1. Kamaru Usman; 2. Israel Adesanya; 3. Francis Ngannou; 4.Alexander Volkanovski; 5 Charles Oliveira 6 Aljamain Sterling 7. Dustin Poirier; 8. Glover Teixeira; 9 Max Holloway 10 Colby Covington

Carlos Contreras Legaspi : 1. Kamaru Usman; 2 Charles Oliveira 3.Alexander Volkanovski; 4. Israel Adesanya; 5. Francis Ngannou; 6 Max Holloway 7. Glover Teixeira; 8. Deiveson Figueiredo; 9 Aljamain Sterling 10. Robert Whittaker

Eddie Maisonet III : 1. Kamaru Usman; 2. Francis Ngannou; 3. Israel Adesanya; 4.Alexander Volkanovski; 5 Charles Oliveira 6. Dustin Poirier; 7 Max Holloway 8 Justin Gaethje 9. Deiveson Figueiredo; 10 Aljamain Sterling

Jeff Wagenheim : 1. Kamaru Usman; 2. Francis Ngannou; 3. Israel Adesanya; 4.Alexander Volkanovski; 5 Charles Oliveira 6. Glover Teixeira; 7. Dustin Poirier; 8 Justin Gaethje 9 Max Holloway 10 Aljamain Sterling


Women’s pound-for-pound rankings

1. Valentina Shevchenko

UFC flyweight champion
record: 21-3
Last: W (TKO4) Lauren Murphy, Sept. 25, 2021
Next: June 11 vs. Taila Santos


2 Amanda Nunes

UFC featherweight champion
record: 21-5
Last: L (Sub2) Julianna Peña, Dec. 11, 2021
Next: TBD vs. Julianna Pena


3. Rose Namajunas

UFC strawweight champion
record: 11-4
Last: W (SD) Zhang Weili, Nov. 6, 2021
Next: May 7 vs. Carla Esparza


4 Cris Cyborg

Bellator featherweight champion
record: 25-2, 1NC
Last: W (KO1) Sinead Kavanagh, Nov. 12, 2021
Next: April 23 vs. Arlene Blencowe


5. Julianna Pena

UFC bantamweight champion
record: 11-4
Last: W (Sub2) Amanda Nunes, Dec. 11, 2021
Next: TBD vs. Amanda Nunes


6 Zhang Weili

UFC strawweight
record:21-3
Last:L (SD) Rose Namajunas, Nov. 6, 2021
Next:June 11 vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk


T-7. Jessica Andrade

UFC flyweight
record:22-9
Last:W (TKO1) Cynthia Calvillo, Sept. 25, 2021
Next:TBD


T-7. Kayla Harrison

PFL lightweight champion
record:12-0
Last:W (Sub2) Taylor Guardado, Oct. 27, 2021
Next:May 6 vs. Marina Mokhnatkina


9. Carla Esparza

UFC strawweight
record:18-6
Last:W (TKO2) Yan Xiaonan, May 22, 2021
Next:May 7 vs. Rose Namajunas


10 Holly Holm

UFC bantamweight
record:14-5
Last:W (UD) Irene Aldana, Oct. 3, 2020
Next:TBD


Other fighters receiving votes: Katlyn Chookagian, Raquel Pennington and Marina Rodriguez.


How our panel voted

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

Marc Raimondi: 1. Valentina Shevchenko; 2 Amanda Nunes 3. Cris Cyborg; 4. Rose Namajunas; 5 Julianna Peña 6Kayla Harrison 7. Zhang Weili; 8 Jessica Andrade 9 Holly Holm 10 Raquel Pennington

Carlos Contreras Legaspi: 1. Valentina Shevchenko; 2 Amanda Nunes 3. Rose Namajunas; 4 Julianna Peña 5 Cris Cyborg 6 Holly Holm 7Kayla Harrison 8 Jessica Andrade 9. Zhang Weili; 10 Carla Esparza

Eddie Maisonet III: 1. Julianna Peña; 2 Amanda Nunes 3. Valentina Shevchenko; 4. Rose Namajunas; 5. Zhang Weili; 6 Cris Cyborg 7. Jessica Andrade; 8 Carla Esparza 9 Kayla Harrison 10. Marina Rodriguez.

Jeff Wagenheim: 1. Valentina Shevchenko; 2 Amanda Nunes 3. Cris Cyborg; 4. Rose Namajunas; 5. Zhang Weili; 6. Jessica Andrade 7 Julianna Peña 8 Carla Esparza 9 Kayla Harrison 10Katlyn Chookagian