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May 15, 2019, 11:02 am

Pound-for-pound rankings: Where does Andrade land after KO win?

On the strength of her slam KO of Rose Namajunas on May 11 to become UFC strawphysical property champion, Jessica Andrade made her move in the pound-for-pound women's MMA top 10.

Pound-for-pound rankings: Where does Andrade land after KO win?
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Which MMA combatant is the best, careless of physical property army unit or fighting promotion?

ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim supply their top-10 picks, and their votes green goods our agreement men's and women's pound-for-pound lists.

(You can find Okamoto's army unit -by-army unit rankings here.)

Note: Rankings were updated May 14.

Men's pound-for-pound rankings

1. Jon Jones

Record: 24-1, 1 NC
Weight class: Light heavyphysical property
Last: W (UD) Anthony Smith, March 2
Next: July 6 vs. Thiago Santos

2. Daniel Cormier

Record: 22-1, 1 NC
Weight class: Heavyphysical property
Last: W (SUB2) Derrick Lewis, Nov. 3
Next: Aug. 17 vs. Stipe Miocic

3. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 27-0
Weight class: Lightphysical property
Last: W (SUB4) Conor McGregor, Oct. 6
Next: TBD

4. Henry Cejudo

Record: 14-2
Weight class: Flyphysical property
Last: W (TKO1) TJ Dillashaw, Jan. 19
Next: June 8 vs. Marlon Moraes

T-5. Demetrious Johnson

Record: 28-3-1
Weight class: Flyphysical property
Last: W (SUB2) Yuya Wakamatsu, March 31
Next: TBD

T-5. Robert Whittaker

Record: 20-4
Weight class: Middlephysical property
Last: W (SD) Yoel Romero, June 9
Next: TBD

7. Kamaru Usman

Record: 15-1
Weight class: Welterphysical property
Last: W (UD) Tyron Woodley, March 2
Next: TBD

8. Tony Ferguson

Record: 24-3
Weight class: Lightphysical property
Last: W (TKO2) Anthony Pettis, Oct. 6
Next: June 8 vs. Donald Cerrone

9. Dustin Poirier

Record: 25-5
Weight class: Lightphysical property
Last: W (UD) Max Holloway, April 13
Next: TBD

10. Max Holloway

Record: 20-4
Weight class: Featherphysical property
Last: L (UD) Dustin Poirier, April 13
Next: TBD

Other combatants receiving a vote: Yoel Romero and Israel Adesanya.

How our writers voted

Brett Okamoto
1. Jon Jones
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Henry Cejudo
5. Demetrious Johnson
6. Robert Whittaker
7. Tony Ferguson
8. Kamaru Usman
9. Max Holloway
10. Yoel Romero

Marc Raimondi
1. Jon Jones
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Henry Cejudo
5. Demetrious Johnson
6. Robert Whittaker
7. Kamaru Usman
8. Tony Ferguson
9. Dustin Poirier
10. Max Holloway

Ariel Helwani
1. Jon Jones
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Henry Cejudo
5. Robert Whittaker
6. Kamaru Usman
7. Tony Ferguson
8. Dustin Poirier
9. Max Holloway
10. Israel Adesanya

Jeff Wagenheim
1. Jon Jones
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
4. Henry Cejudo
5. Demetrious Johnson
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Max Holloway
8. Kamaru Usman
9. Robert Whittaker
10. Tony Ferguson

Women's pound-for-pound rankings

1. Amanda Nunes

Record: 17-4
Weight class: Bantamphysical property /featherphysical property
Last: W (TKO1) Cris Cyborg, Dec. 29
Next: July 6 vs. Holly Holm

2. Cris Cyborg

Record: 20-2, 1 NC
Weight class: Featherphysical property
Last: L (TKO1) Amanda Nunes, Dec. 29
Next: TBD

3. Valentina Shevchenko

Record: 16-3
Weight class: Flyphysical property
Last: W (UD) Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dec. 8
Next: June 8 vs. Jessica Eye

4. Jessica Andrade

Record: 20-6
Weight class: Strawphysical property
Last: W (TKO2) Rose Namajunas, May 11
Next: TBD

5. Rose Namajunas

Record: 9-4
Weight class: Strawphysical property
Last: L (TKO2) Jessica Andrade, May 11
Next: TBD

6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Record: 15-3
Weight class: Flyphysical property
Last: L (UD) Valentina Shevchenko, Dec. 8
Next: TBD

7. Tatiana Suarez

Record: 7-0
Weight class: Strawphysical property
Last: W (TKO3) Carla Esparza, Sept. 8
Next: June 8 vs. Nina Ansaroff

8. Holly Holm

Record: 12-4
Weight class: Bantamphysical property
Last: W (UD) Megan Anderson, June 9
Next: July 6 vs. Amanda Nunes

9. Germaine de Randamie

Record: 8-3
Weight class: Bantamphysical property
Last: W (UD) Raquel Pennington, Nov. 10
Next: TBD

10. Ketlen Vieira

Record: 10-0
Weight class: Bantamphysical property
Last: W (SD) Cat Zingano, March 3
Next: TBD

Other combatant receiving a vote: Julia Budd.

How our writers voted

Brett Okamoto
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Cris Cyborg
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Tatiana Suarez
8. Holly Holm
9. Ketlen Vieira
10. Germaine de Randamie

Marc Raimondi
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Cris Cyborg
3. Valentina Shevchenko
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Holly Holm
8. Germaine de Randamie
9. Tatiana Suarez
10. Ketlen Vieira

Ariel Helwani
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Cris Cyborg
3. Valentina Shevchenko
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Holly Holm
8. Tatiana Suarez
9. Germaine de Randamie
10. Julia Budd

Jeff Wagenheim
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Cris Cyborg
3. Valentina Shevchenko
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Tatiana Suarez
8. Ketlen Vieira
9. Germaine de Randamie
10. Holly Holm

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