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UFC rankings: Sean O'Malley, Manon Fiorot each claim No. 1 status in latest poll

With their wins at UFC 280, both O'Malley and Fiorot now find themselves in prime position to challenge for a title.

While this past weekend's UFC 280 saw the crowning of a new champion with Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) submitting former lightweight titleholder Charles Oliveira, two new No. 1 contenders also emerged from the night's action in Abu Dhabi in this week's updated UFC rankings.

Sean O'Malley (16-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) leaped up 10 spots to secure the No. 1 position at 135 pounds with his hard-fought "Fight of the Night" decision win over former champ Petr Yan, while at women's flyweight, it was Manon Fiorot (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) who moved up five positions to take over the No. 1 slot at women's flyweight following her decision win over perennial contender Katlyn Chookagian

Fiorot also was awarded a slot on the women's pound-for-pound list, debuting at No. 13.

Meanwhile, in addition to claiming the UFC lightweight title, Makhachev also debut on the men's pound-for-pound list at No. 3, trailing only Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya on that list.

The latest official bantamweight rankings are listed below. Check out the full updated rankings at

UFC bantamweight champion: Aljamain Sterling

1. Sean O'Malley +10
2. Petr Yan -1
2. Merab Dvalishvili +1
4. Marlon Vera +1
5. T.J. Dillashaw -3
6. Cory Sandhagen -2
7. Rob Font -1
8. Dominick Cruz -1
9. Pedro Munhoz -1
10. Song Yadong -1
11. Ricky Simon -1
12. Frankie Edgar
13. Umar Nurmagomedov
14. Adrian Yanez
15. Jack Shore