Power Rankings: Pound-for-pound

Updated: September 10, 2014, 1:26 PM ET
Wednesday, Sept. 10
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Following his first successful UFC bantamweight title defense, TJ Dillashaw breaks into the Top 10 pound-for-pound rankings at ESPN. Why wasn't he there already? Well, the best answer really is that it's crowded at the top, and it wasn't long ago he was considered an 8-1 underdog to Renan Barao. Dillashaw's résumé is just not as long as those of other guys on this list, but after watching him operate twice in the span of three months, it's hard to deny the guy. He has a unique style that is likely to give anyone he faces a rough time. This rank of No. 10 might prove to be premature . . . or it might be far too low. We'll see.