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Topuria debuts at No. 5 on P4P list as Volkanovski tumbles

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Newly crowned UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria made his debut in the promotion's pound-for-pound rankings Tuesday, coming in at fifth.

Topuria knocked out longtime champ Alexander Volkanovski in the second round of the UFC 298 main event this past weekend in Anaheim to capture the 145-pound title. Volkanovski, who was the pound-for-pound king not long ago and entered his sixth title defense against Topuria ranked No. 3, fell to the No. 7 spot, just underneath Charles Oliveira.

Here's a look at the updated men's pound-for-pound list:

UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings
1. Islam Makhachev
2. Jon Jones
3. Leon Edwards
4. Alex Pereira
5. Ilia Topuria
6. Charles Oliveira
7. Alexander Volkanovski
8. Sean O'Malley
9. Dricus Du Plessis
10. Alexandre Pantoja
11. Israel Adesanya
12. Tom Aspinall
13. Sean Strickland
14. Max Holloway
15. Aljamain Sterling

In other notable movements, Merab Dvalishvili surpassed teammate Aljamain Sterling to become the No. 1 bantamweight contender after beating Henry Cejudo at UFC 298. Cejudo fell three spots to No. 6.

Additionally, Ian Machado Garry went from No. 10 to No. 6 at welterweight following a split-decision win over Geoff Neal.

Topuria, an undefeated 27-year-old who fights out of Spain, lifted his pro and UFC records to 15-0 and 7-0, respectively, by handing Volkanovski his first career featherweight loss.

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