Valentina Shevchenko Weight class: Featherweight Last: L (TKO1) Jessica Andrade, Oct. 17 He was also able to keep his undefeated record intact. Khabib Nurmagomedov Jon Jones Conor McGregor, Jeff Wagenheim Weight class: Strawweight Afterwards, you have to come back.”. 5. Last Sunday, Israel Adesanya successfully defended his UFC middleweight title against Paulo Costa and impressed many, including the current undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, because I deserve it.". Other fighters receiving votes: Julia Budd and Seo Hee Ham. The premier MMA organization returns to Abu Dhabi to kick off yet another stint on Yas Island with the former event on September 26. 3. For one, he was heading into his first fight in 16 months after having to pull out of his contest with Kelvin Gastelum earlier that year due to an abdominal hernia and a twisted and collapsed bowel on the day of the weigh-ins. Rose Namajunas By: MMA Junkie Staff. Next: TBD vs. Adriano Moraes, Previous ranking: 9 Joanna Jedrzejczyk Usman, the reigning UFC welterweight champ, shares the same manager as Khabib and has been known to socialize with the undefeated Dagestani at UFC events . In reply, Khabib Nurmagomedov praised The Last Stylebender for … Not to mention, staying undefeated at the highest level is no mean task. Khabib believes Stylebender has already arrived ⭐️, A post shared by ESPN MMA (@espnmma) on Oct 2, 2020 at 11:13am PDT, Also Read l UFC News, Khabib News: Chandler reveals how he'll beat Khabib if he replaces Gaethje. Alexander Volkanovski 7. Demetrious Johnson But then over time, slowly watching the way he’s worked his opponents, over time I’ve kinda become a bit of a fan of his artistry. 5. It's one that carries a punch: Making his debut in the men's top 10 is heavyweight Francis Ngannou, whose past four bouts have been knockouts in 45 seconds (Curtis Blaydes), 26 seconds (Cain Velasquez), 71 seconds (Junior dos Santos) and 20 seconds (Jairzinho Rozenstruik). The 32-year-old Dagestani has been No. This past Saturday at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov retained the lightweight title with yet another dominant performance, ... “The Reaper” has set himself up for a possible title rematch with Israel Adesanya. Jessica Andrade “I would never fight Khabib, that’s my brother. There likely will be a shakeup at the top of the mountain next time these rankings are updated, as Nurmagomedov does not seem like the type to announce a retirement merely as a negotiation tactic. Also Read l UFC News: Floyd Mayweather reveals he will fight Khabib and McGregor but only for $300 MILLION. Last: W (SD) Joanna Jedrzejczyk, March 7 10. Like what? Weight class: Bantamweight Deiveson Figueiredo 8. Petr Yan Kamaru Usman explains why he would turn down fights with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Israel Adesanya. If I say that about anyone doesn’t mean…I don’t like them and just like that people say they don’t like me. Weight class: Lightweight 1. The biggest change in these rankings? Holly Holm In a few days from now, Adesanya will face one of his toughest challenges yet. Rose Namajunas In reply, Khabib Nurmagomedov praised The Last Stylebender for defeating tough opponents and called him a superstar. 9. Amanda Nunes Alexander Volkanovski 2. Dustin Poirier, Record: 20-4 Khabib Nurmagomedov 2. Jessica Andrade 8. "I know only one thing what I want from UFC," Khabib Nurmagomedov said moments after his victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Even though a lot of people have hinted toward it,” Usman said on a recent edition of the JRE MMA Show, per BJPenn.com. "Khabib doesn't lie. He’s special.”, “Israel is special. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Amanda Nunes Next: Nov. 21 vs. Alex Perez, Previous ranking: 10 Israel Adesanya Last: W (UD) Dan Hooker, June 27 6. Next: TBD, Record: 20-3 1. Weight class: Light heavyweight Weight class: Bantamweight 3. 4. I don’t see myself ever fighting Khabib. 9. 5. Jon Jones I don’t see myself ever fighting Israel. You know, like he's undefeated, he beat a lot of tough guys," said Khabib Nurmagomedov during UFC 254 virtual media day. 5. Cris Cyborg The City Kickboxing standout touched upon several aspects of the aforementioned fight and also opined on the current MMA landscape.