As Stipe Miocic moves into pound-for-pound rankings, who falls out?

Stipe Miocic earned a spot in the ESPN pound-for-pound rankings by taking back the heavyweight belt from Daniel Cormier at UFC 241. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Which MMA fighter is the best, regardless of weight division or fight promotion?

ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi, Ariel Helwani and Jeff Wagenheim provide their top-10 picks, and their votes produce our consensus men's and women's pound-for-pound lists.

(You can find Okamoto's division-by-division rankings here.)

Note: Rankings were updated Aug. 21.

Men's pound-for-pound rankings

1. Jon Jones

Record: 25-1, 1 NC
Weight class: Light heavyweight
Last: W (SD) Thiago Santos, July 6
Next: TBD

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 27-0
Weight class: Lightweight
Last: W (SUB4) Conor McGregor, Oct. 6
Next: Sept. 7 vs. Dustin Poirier

3. Henry Cejudo

Record: 15-2
Weight class: Flyweight/bantamweight
Last: W (TKO3) Marlon Moraes, June 8
Next: TBD

4. Stipe Miocic

Record: 19-3
Weight class: Heavyweight
Last: W (TKO4) Daniel Cormier, Aug. 17
Next: TBD

5. Daniel Cormier

Record: 22-2, 1 NC
Weight class: Heavyweight
Last: L (TKO4) Stipe Miocic, Aug. 17
Next: TBD

6. Tony Ferguson

Record: 25-3
Weight class: Lightweight
Last: W (TKO2) Donald Cerrone, June 8
Next: TBD

7. Demetrious Johnson

Record: 29-3-1
Weight class: Flyweight
Last: W (UD) Tatsumitsu Wada, Aug. 2
Next: TBD

8. Robert Whittaker

Record: 20-4
Weight class: Middleweight
Last: W (SD) Yoel Romero, June 9, 2018
Next: Oct. 6 vs. Israel Adesanya

T-9. Dustin Poirier

Record: 25-5
Weight class: Lightweight
Last: W (UD) Max Holloway, April 13
Next: Sept. 7 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

T-9. Kamaru Usman

Record: 15-1
Weight class: Welterweight
Last: W (UD) Tyron Woodley, March 2
Next: TBD

Other fighters receiving votes: Max Holloway and Israel Adesanya.

How our writers voted

Brett Okamoto
1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Tony Ferguson
5. Robert Whittaker
6. Stipe Miocic
7. Daniel Cormier
8. Demetrious Johnson
9. Max Holloway
10. Kamaru Usman

Marc Raimondi
1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Henry Cejudo
5. Tony Ferguson
6. Stipe Miocic
7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Robert Whittaker
9. Kamaru Usman
10. Dustin Poirier

Ariel Helwani
1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Daniel Cormier
6. Tony Ferguson
7. Kamaru Usman
8. Dustin Poirier
9. Max Holloway
10. Israel Adesanya

Jeff Wagenheim
1. Jon Jones
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
3. Henry Cejudo
4. Stipe Miocic
5. Demetrious Johnson
6. Daniel Cormier
7. Dustin Poirier
8. Max Holloway
9. Tony Ferguson
10. Kamaru Usman

Women's pound-for-pound rankings

1. Amanda Nunes

Record: 18-4
Weight class: Bantamweight/featherweight
Last: W (TKO1) Holly Holm, July 6
Next: Dec. 14 vs. Germaine de Randamie

2. Valentina Shevchenko

Record: 18-3
Weight class: Flyweight
Last: W (UD) Liz Carmouche, Aug. 10
Next: TBD

3. Cris Cyborg

Record: 21-2, 1 NC
Weight class: Featherweight
Last: W (UD) Felicia Spencer, July 27
Next: TBD

4. Jessica Andrade

Record: 20-6
Weight class: Strawweight
Last: W (TKO2) Rose Namajunas, May 11
Next: Aug. 31 vs. Zhang Weili

5. Rose Namajunas

Record: 9-4
Weight class: Strawweight
Last: L (TKO2) Jessica Andrade, May 11
Next: TBD

6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Record: 15-3
Weight class: Flyweight
Last: L (UD) Valentina Shevchenko, Dec. 8
Next: Oct. 12 vs. Michelle Waterson

T-7. Germaine de Randamie

Record: 9-3
Weight class: Bantamweight
Last: W (TKO1) Aspen Ladd, July 13
Next: Dec. 14 vs. Amanda Nunes

T-7. Tatiana Suarez

Record: 8-0
Weight class: Strawweight
Last: W (UD) Nina Ansaroff, June 8
Next: TBD

9. Holly Holm

Record: 12-5
Weight class: Bantamweight
Last: L (TKO1) Amanda Nunes, July 6
Next: TBD

10. Ketlen Vieira

Record: 10-0
Weight class: Bantamweight
Last: W (SD) Cat Zingano, March 3, 2018
Next: TBD

Other fighters receiving a vote: Julia Budd, Ayaka Hamasaki and Zhang Weili.

How our writers voted

Brett Okamoto
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Cris Cyborg
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Germaine de Randamie
8. Tatiana Suarez
9. Ketlen Vieira
10. Holly Holm

Marc Raimondi
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Cris Cyborg
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Tatiana Suarez
8. Germaine de Randamie
9. Holly Holm
10. Ayaka Hamasaki

Ariel Helwani
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Valentina Shevchenko
3. Cris Cyborg
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Tatiana Suarez
8. Germaine de Randamie
9. Holly Holm
10. Julia Budd

Jeff Wagenheim
1. Amanda Nunes
2. Cris Cyborg
3. Valentina Shevchenko
4. Jessica Andrade
5. Rose Namajunas
6. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
7. Germaine de Randamie
8. Tatiana Suarez
9. Holly Holm
10. Zhang Weili