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Quentin Batalillon

General News 2024

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie Rankings, June 18: Undefeated Tatsuro Taira makes a splash

After UFC on ESPN 58 and 2024 PFL 4, the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings needed to be updated.

At the PFL event in Uncasville, Connecticut, the fast-rising Dakota Ditcheva stopped her opponent, Chelsea Hackett, in the first round. The undefeated flyweight is making waves and is in the honorable mentions for the first time.

In the main bout of the UFC event in Las Vegas, undefeated flyweight Tatsuro Taira picked up the biggest win of his career to date with a TKO over Alex Perez. The 24-year-old from Japan enters the week at No. 11 and jumps up to No. 7, putting him in the mix with former champions and title contenders.

Check out the latest pound-for-pound and divisional rankings from USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie above.

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie