UFC pound-for-pound rankings: Dillashaw continues climb, Jedrzejczyk takes fall

It's incredibly rare for a single fight card to offer as much potential to shake up the top 10 of the pound-for-pound rankings as UFC 217 did last weekend. It's equally just as rare to see a trio of titles change hands on a single night. But that was the nature of the beast last Saturday as the UFC's second trip to New York's Madison Square Garden produced one of the wildest nights in company history.

The fallout saw the ending of a lengthy title reign (Joanna Jedrzejczyk), the redemption of a former champion (TJ Dillashaw) and the dramatic return of one of the sport's all-time greats (Georges St-Pierre). It also saw created considerable movement within the rankings. 

St-Pierre's hard-fought submission of Michael Bisping helped him join elite company as just the fourth fighter to win UFC titles (while bolstering his status among the all-time P4P greats). But beating the 38-year-old Bisping, who may not be the fifth best fighter in his own division, wasn't quite enough to help GSP crack the current top 10 P4P, which is a separate argument altogether. That right there speaks to how deep the talent pool currently is atop the sport, even if UFC continues to struggle when it comes to creating crossover stars. 

Men's pound-for-pound rankings

UFC Power Rankings

Honorable mentions: Luke Rockhold, Stephen Thompson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dominick Cruz, Robert Whittaker, Georges St-Pierre 

On the women's side, Jedrzejczyk's shocking loss opened the door for Cris "Cyborg" Justino to reclaim the crown of best in the sport. It also allowed room for Rose Namajunas, who appears poised to be a regular for years to come now that her skill set has come full circle, to make her debut.   

 Women's pound-for-pound rankings

UFC Power Rankings

Honorable mentions: Jessica Andrade, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Cynthia Calvillo, Germaine de Randamie, Claudia Gadelha

Dropped out: Jessica Andrade

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