After becoming just the second man to defeat Jose Aldo since 2005, Max Holloway has jumped, way, way up in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Holloway faced Aldo in the headliner of UFC 212, and stopped the legendary featherweight in round three. The win was Holloway’s 11th in a row. Well, the promotion has released it’s new rankings, and Holloway leaped up seven spots in the P4p ranks, yes, seven spots, and now sits in the #5 position.
Aldo, meanwhile, dropped six spots and is now ranked #10. That drop might surprise some folks, considering Aldo’s record over the years. Although, the loss to Holloway was the Brazilian star’s second in three bouts.
Heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic moved up one spot in the new P4P rankings, and he is now #4. Demetrious Johnson continues to be ranked #1 (Dana White, however, recently argued that Conor McGregor is the best P4P fighter in the game…).