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Two-belt champion Daniel Cormier crowned UFCs new pound-for pound king

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UFC crown new pound-for-pound king as updated rankings released
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Daniel Cormier is officially the UFCs pound-for-pound king after beating Stipe Miocic to become a two-weight world champion.

The light heavyweight champion added the heavyweight strap to his collection to take his record to 21-1 at UFC 226.

Cormier pushed flyweight king Demetrious Johnson off of top spot, while featherweight champion Max Holloway rose three places to share third place.

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Remarkably, Conor McGregors No.3 ranking remains untouched despite the fighter creeping up on two years out of action.

Cris Cyborg remains the highest ranked female in the standings after dropping one place to eleventh.

Miocic takes the biggest hit as he plummeted five places due to the loss to Cormier.

UFC Pound-For-Pound Rankings

1. Daniel Cormier
2. Demetrious Johnson
3. Max Holloway
3. Conor McGregor
5. Georges St-Pierre
6. TJ Dillashaw
7. Stipe Miocic
8. Tyron Woodley
9. Khabib Nurmagomedov
10. Robert Whittaker
11. Cris Cyborg

UFC crown new pound-for-pound king as updated rankings released
Demetrious Johnson lost his spot at the top (Picture: Getty)

Elsewhere in the rankings there was huge strides made by middleweight Israel Adesanya, lightweight Anthony Pettis, heavyweight Derrick Lewis and flyweight Roxanne Modafferi in their own weight classes after recent wins.

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Johnson may have the chance to reclaim top spot with another win against Henry Cejudo. The clash is a rematch of a 2016 fight and will co-headline UFC 227 in August.

TJ Dillashaws much anticipated rematch with Cody Garbrandt has top billing for UFC 227, with the latter aiming to reclaim the belt he lost to his rival last year.

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