New rankings! AJ McKee sits atop pound-for-pound record after $1 million Grand Prix win at Bellator 263

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The official Bellator MMA rankings have been updated from Bellator 263: “Pitbull vs McKee,” which was posted last weekend (Sat. July 31, 2021) from the forum in Los Angeles, California. In the main event, AJ Mckee stunned the fighting world by running right over former featherweight champion Patricio Freire in 90 seconds to win the $ 1 million, 145 pound grand prix tournament and become the new champion ( View highlights).

In the co-headlining act, Mads Burnell dominated former two-time title contender Emmanuel Sanchez, while Usman Nurmagomedov improved to 13-0 by absolutely wiping out Manny Muro in the first frame (see here).

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MEN POUND FOR POUND

1. AJ McKee (18-0) +1
2. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) -1
3. Vadim Nemkov (13-2) -1
4. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2) -1
5. Ryan Bader (28-6) -1
6. Yaroslav Amosow (26-0) -1
7. Sergio Pettis (21-5)
8. Douglas Lima (32-9)
9. Corey Anderson (15-5)
10. Juan Archuleta (25-3)

LADIES POUND FOR POUND

1. Cris Cyborg (24-2)
2. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)
3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
4. Julia Budd (15-3)
5. Liz Carmouche (15-7)
6. Denise Kielholtz (6-3)
7. Arlene Blencowe (14-8)
8. Zingano cat (12-4)
9. Kana Watanabe (10-0)
10. Leslie Smith (12-9-1)

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT (265 pounds)

C. Ryan Bader (28-6)

1. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1) * interim champion
2. Timothy Johnson (15-7)
3. Check Congo (30-11-2)
4. Tyrell Fortune (10-1)
5. Linton Vassell (20-8)
6. Steven Mowry (9-0)
7. Davion Franklin (3-0) +1
8. Jack Hager (3-0) +1
9. Said Sowma (7-2) NR *
10. Gokhan-Saricam (5-1) -1

LIGHTWEIGHT MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT (205 pounds)

C. Vadim Nemkov (13-2)

1. Ryan Bader (27-6)
2. Corey Anderson (14-5)
3. Phil Davis (22-6)
4. Anthony Johnson (23-6)
5. Julius Anglickas (10-1)
6. Lyoto Machida (26-11)
7. Grant Neal (5-0)
8. Christian Edwards (5-0)
9. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1)
10. Karl Albrektsson * NO

MEN’S MEDIUM WEIGHT (185 lbs)

C. Gegard Mousasi (47-7-2)

1. John Salter (18-4)
2. Austin Vanderford (11-0)
3. Costello van Steenis (13-2)
4. Fabian Edwards (9-2)
5. Johnny Eblen (8-0)
6. Charlie Ward (9-4)
7. Mike Shipman (14-3) +1
8. Romero cotton (5-0) -1
9. Ed Ruth (8-3)
10. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (5-0)

MEN’S WORLD WEIGHT (170 pounds)

C. Jaroslaw Amosow (25-0)

1. Douglas Lima (32-9)
2. Michael Page (19-1)
3. Jason Jackson (15-4)
4. Neiman Gracie (10-2)
5. Logan Storley (11-1)
6. Joey Davis (8-0)
7. Derek Anderson (17-4)
8. Paul Daley (43-17-2)
9. Oliver Enkamp (10-2)
10. Sabah Homasi (15-9)

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs)

C. Patricio Pitbull (32-4)

1. Patricky Pitbull (23-10)
2. Sidney Outlaw (16-4)
3. Benson Henderson (28-10)
4. Peter Queally (13-5-1)
5. Goiti Yamauchi (25-5)
6. Myles Jury (19-6) -2
7. Usman Nurmagomedov (13-0) NR *
8. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1) NR *
9. Aviv Gozali (6-0) -2
10. Adam Piccolotti (12-4)

MEN’S SPRING WEIGHT (145 pounds)

CAJ McKee (18-0)

1. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) -1
2. Mads Burnell (16-3) +6
3. Adam Borics (17-1)
4. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-6) -2
5. Jay Jay Wilson (8-0) -1
6. Aaron Pico (8-3) -1
7. Daniel Weichel (40-12) -1
8. Pedro Carvalho (11-5) -1
9. Justin González (12-0)
10. Jeremy Kennedy (16-2, 1-NC)

MEN’S BANTAM WEIGHT (135 pounds)

C. Sergio Pettis (21-5)

1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
2. Inconsistent mix (13-1)
3. Magomed Magomedov (17-1)
4. Raufeon Stots (15-1)
5. Leandro Higo (21-5)
6. James Gallagher (11-1)
7. Josh Hill (20-3)
8. Jornel Lugo (6-0)
9. Cass Bell (5-2)
10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5)

LADIES FEATHER WEIGHT (145 lbs)

C. Cris Cyborg (24-2)

1. Julia Budd (15-3)
2. Arlene Blencowe (13-8)
3. Zingano cat (12-4)
4. Leslie Smith (12-9-1)
5. Leah McCourt (5-1)
6. Sinead Kavanagh (7-4)
7. Janay Harding (6-5)
8. Jessy Miele (5-2)
9. Talita Nogueira (8-2)
10. Jessica Borga (3-3)

LADIES FLY WEIGHT (125 pounds)

C. Juliana Velasquez (11-0)

1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
2. Liz Carmouche (15-7)
3. Denise Kielholtz (6-2)
4. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1)
5. Alejandra Lara (9-5)
6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
7. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
8. Vanessa Porto (23-9) NR *
9. Diana Avsaragova (4-0) -1
10. Valerie Loureda (3-1) -1

Expect some changes after the dust of Bellator 264 clears on August 14, 2021, crowned by a middleweight title bout between Gegard Mousasi and John Salter.

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