A lot happened during the 3 minutes, 22 seconds of the UFC 274 main event. Charles Oliveira had his arm raised in the end, but along the way to that big moment he got knocked down twice and bloodied by Justin Gaethje. But the biggest hit came after Oliveira finished the fight with a rear-naked choke: He did not get the lightweight championship belt wrapped around his waist.

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Oliveira had missed weight the day before, so he was stripped of the title and ineligible to win it right back.

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But everyone who watches MMA understands the truth: Charles Oliveira is the greatest 155-pound fighter in the world.

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He proved that over the weekend with his 11th victory in a row, all but one of them finishes. And as a result, Oliveira moves up into the top three of the latest Sportzshala pound-for-pound rankings.

The winner of the UFC 274 co-main event, new strawweight champ Carla Esparza, moves up in the women’s top-10 on the strength of her dethroning of Rose Namajunas, who slides down the rankings.

Note: Results are current; rankings as of May 10.

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: June 2 vs. Jared Cannonier


3. Charles Oliveira

UFC lightweight
Previous ranking: 5
record: 33-8, 1NC
Last: W (Sub1) Justin Gaethje, May 7, 2022
Next: TBD


T-4. Francis Ngannou

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


T-4. Alexander Volkanovski

UFC featherweight champion
Previous ranking: 3
record: 24-1
Last: W (TKO4) Chan Sung Jung, April 9, 2022
Next: June 2 vs. Max Holloway


6 Max Holloway

UFC featherweight
record: 23-6
Last: W (UD) Yair Rodriguez, Nov. 13, 2021
Next: June 2 vs. Alexander Volkanovski


7. Dustin Poirier

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


8. Glover Teixeira

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


T-9. Deiveson Figueiredo

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


T-9. Aljamain Sterling

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


Other fighters receiving votes: Robert Whittaker, Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington.


How our panel voted

Brett Okamoto : 1. Kamaru Usman; 2.Alexander Volkanovski; 3. Israel Adesanya; 4 Charles Oliveira 5 Max Holloway 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 Charles Oliveira 3. Francis Ngannou; 4. Israel Adesanya; 5.Alexander Volkanovski; 6. Dustin Poirier; 7 Max Holloway 8. Deiveson Figueiredo; 9 Aljamain Sterling 10. Glover Teixeira.

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


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 Cris Cyborg

Bellator featherweight champion
Previous ranking: 4
record: 26-2, 1NC
Last: W (UD) Arlene Blencowe, April 23, 2022
Next: TBD


4. Julianna Pena

UFC bantamweight champion
Previous ranking: 5
record: 11-4
Last: W (Sub2) Amanda Nunes, Dec. 11, 2021
Next: TBD vs. Amanda Nunes


5. Carla Esparza

UFC strawweight champion
Previous ranking: nine
record: 19-6
Last: W (SD) Rose Namajunas, May 7, 2022
Next: TBD


6. Rose Namajunas

UFC strawweight
Previous ranking: 3
record: 11-5
Last: L (SD) Carla Esparza, May 7, 2022
Next:TBD


7 Zhang Weili

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


8. Jessica Andrade

UFC flyweight
Previous ranking:T-7
record:23-9
Last:W (Sub1) Amanda Lemos, April 23, 2022
Next:TBD


9Kayla Harrison

PFL lightweight champion
Previous ranking:T-7
record:13-0
Last:W (UD) Marina Mokhnatkina, May 6, 2022
Next:TBD


10 Holly Holm

UFC bantamweight
record:14-5
Last:W (UD) Irene Aldana, Oct. 3, 2020
Next:May 21 vs. Ketlen Vieira


Other fighters receiving votes: Katlyn Chookagian and Marina Rodriguez.


How our panel voted

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

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

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

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

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