Over the weekend, UFC 297 saw the crowning of two new champions. Both have now broken into the ESPN pound-for-pound MMA rankings.

Dricus Du Plessis is making his debut in the men's top-10 on the strength of his split-decision win over Sean Strickland in the Toronto card's main event, a middleweight title fight. Du Plessis (21-2) has won nine fights in a row.

And Raquel Pennington, who in her second shot at the UFC women's bantamweight belt finally secured the shiny strap with a victory over Mayra Bueno Silva, has entered the women's rankings. Pennington (16-8) previously challenged for the title in 2018.

Other than that, the men's and women's rankings remain largely unchanged.

For the ESPN divisional MMA rankings, click here.

Note: Results are current; rankings as of Jan. 24. To be eligible for the rankings, a fighter must have competed over the past 12 months or must have an upcoming fight booked. Fighters who have been dropped for inactivity can be reinstated only after they compete.

Raquel Pennington became a UFC champion on Jan. 20 in her second shot at the women's bantamweight belt. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

1. Zhang Weili

UFC strawweight championRecord: 24-3Last: W (UD) vs. Amanda Lemos, Aug. 19, 2023Next: April 13 vs. Yan Xiaonan

2. Alexa Grasso

UFC flyweight championRecord: 16-3-1Last: Split draw vs. Valentina Shevchenko, Sept. 16, 2023Next: TBD

3. Valentina Shevchenko

UFC flyweightRecord: 22-4-1Last: Split draw vs. Alexa Grasso, Sept. 16, 2023Next: TBD

4. Cris Cyborg

Bellator featherweight championRecord: 27-2, 1 NCLast: W (TKO1) vs. Cat Zingano, Oct. 7, 2023Next: TBD

5. Erin Blanchfield

UFC flyweightRecord: 12-1Last: W (UD) vs. Taila Santos, Aug. 26, 2023Next: March 30 vs. Manon Fiorot

6. Yan Xiaonan

UFC strawweightPrevious ranking: 7Record: 17-3Last: W (KO1) vs. Jessica Andrade, May 6, 2023Next: April 13 vs. Zhang Weili

7. Tatiana Suarez

UFC strawweightPrevious ranking: 6Record: 10-0Last: W (Sub2) vs. Jessica Andrade, Aug. 5, 2023Next: TBD

8. Raquel Pennington

UFC bantamweight championPrevious ranking: UnrankedRecord: 16-8Last: W (UD) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva, Jan. 20, 2024Next: TBD

T-9. Kayla Harrison

PFL featherweightRecord: 16-1Last: L (UD) vs. Aspen Ladd, Nov. 24, 2023Next: TBD

T-9. Larissa Pacheco

PFL featherweight championPrevious ranking: 8Record: 23-4Last: W (UD) vs. Marina Mokhnatkina, Nov. 24, 2023Next: TBD

Other fighters receiving votes: Seika Izawa, Manon Fiorot, Liz Carmouche, Amanda Lemos, Rose Namajunas and Julianna Peña.

How our panel voted

Brett Okamoto: 1. Zhang Weili; 2. Alexa Grasso; 3. Valentina Shevchenko; 4. Cris Cyborg. 5. Erin Blanchfield; 6. Tatiana Suarez; 7. Manon Fiorot; 8. Rose Namajunas; 9. Kayla Harrison; 10. Yan Xiaonan.

Marc Raimondi: 1. Zhang; 2. Cyborg; 3. Shevchenko; 4. Grasso; 5. Blanchfield; 6. Yan; 7. Seika Izawa; 8. Raquel Pennington; 9. Suarez; 10. Fiorot.

Megan Anderson: 1. Zhang; 2. Grasso; 3. Shevchenko; 4. Cyborg; 5. Blanchfield; 6. Yan; 7. Pennington; 8. Fiorot; 9. Suarez; 10. Julianna Peña.

Carlos Contreras Legaspi: 1. Zhang; 2. Grasso; 3. Shevchenko; 4. Cyborg; 5. Harrison; 6. Pennington; 7. Blanchfield; 8. Larissa Pacheco; 9. Yan; 10. Suarez.

Ian Parker: 1. Zhang; 2. Grasso; 3. Shevchenko; 4. Cyborg; 5. Blanchfield; 6. Suarez; 7. Pacheco; 8. Fiorot; 9. Harrison; 10. Namajunas.

Eddie Maisonet III: 1. Zhang; 2. Grasso; 3. Shevchenko; 4. Blanchfield; 5. Pacheco; 6. Cyborg; 7. Amanda Lemos; 8. Harrison; 9. Izawa; 10. Pennington.

Jeff Wagenheim: 1. Zhang; 2. Grasso; 3. Cyborg; 4. Shevchenko; 5. Blanchfield; 6. Yan; 7. Izawa; 8. Pennington; 9. Suarez; 10. Fiorot.

Men's pound-for-pound rankings

Dricus Du Plessis walked out of the cage at UFC 297 in possession of the middleweight belt. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

1. Islam Makhachev

UFC lightweight championRecord: 25-1Last: W (KO1) vs. Alexander Volkanovski, Oct. 21, 2023Next: TBD

2. Jon Jones

UFC heavyweight championRecord: 27-1, 1 NCLast: W (Sub1) vs. Ciryl Gane, March 4, 2023Next: TBD

3. Alexander Volkanovski

UFC featherweight championRecord: 26-3Last: L (KO1) vs. Islam Makhachev, Oct. 21, 2023Next: Feb. 17 vs. Ilia Topuria

4. Leon Edwards

UFC welterweight championRecord: 22-3, 1 NCLast: W (UD) vs Colby Covington, Dec. 16, 2023Next: TBD

5. Alex Pereira

UFC light heavyweight championRecord: 9-2Last: W (TKO2) vs. Jirí Procházka, Nov. 11, 2023Next: TBD

6. Charles Oliveira

UFC lightweightRecord: 34-9, 1 NCLast: W (TKO1) vs. Beneil Dariush, June 10, 2023Next: April 13 vs. Arman Tsarukyan

7. Alexandre Pantoja

UFC flyweight championRecord: 27-5Last: W (UD) vs. Brandon Royval, Dec. 16, 2023Next: TBD

8. Israel Adesanya

UFC middleweightRecord: 24-3Last: L (UD) vs. Sean Strickland, Sept. 9, 2023Next: TBD

9. Sean O'Malley

UFC bantamweight championRecord: 17-1, 1 NCLast: W (TKO2) vs. Aljamain Sterling, Aug. 19, 2023Next: March 9 vs. Marlon Vera

10. Dricus Du Plessis

UFC middleweight championPrevious ranking: UnrankedRecord: 21-2Last: W (SD) vs. Sean Strickland, Jan. 20, 2024Next: TBD

Other fighters receiving votes: Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev, Aljamain Sterling, Max Holloway, Demetrious Johnson, Justin Gaethje and Brandon Moreno.

How our panel voted

Brett Okamoto: 1. Islam Makhachev; 2. Alexander Volkanovski; 3. Leon Edwards; 4. Jon Jones; 5. Israel Adesanya; 6. Alex Pereira; 7. Alexandre Pantoja; 8. Charles Oliveira; 9. Max Holloway; 10. Brandon Moreno.

Marc Raimondi: 1. Makhachev; 2. Jones; 3. Edwards; 4. Volkanovski; 5. Oliveira; 6. Pereira; 7. Pantoja; 8. Sean O'Malley; 9. Adesanya; 10. Dricus Du Plessis.

Megan Anderson: 1. Makhachev; 2. Jones; 3. Volkanovski; 4. Edwards; 5. Pereira; 6. Oliveira; 7. Adesanya; 8. Kamaru Usman; 9. O'Malley; 10. Du Plessis.

Carlos Contreras Legaspi: 1. Makhachev; 2. Jones; 3. Volkanovski; 4. Edwards; 5. Pereira; 6. Adesanya; 7. O'Malley; 8. Pantoja; 9. Du Plessis; 10. Oliveira.

Ian Parker: 1. Jones; 2. Makhachev; 3. Volkanovski; 4. Pereira; 5. Edwards; 6. O'Malley; 7. Pantoja; 8. Du Plessis; 9. Demetrious Johnson; 10. Khamzat Chimaev.

Eddie Maisonet III: 1. Makhachev; 2. Volkanovski; 3. Jones; 4. Edwards; 5. Pantoja; 6. Oliveira; 7. Adesanya; 8. Chimaev; 9. Pereira; 10. Usman.

Jeff Wagenheim: 1. Makhachev; 2. Jones; 3. Volkanovski; 4. Edwards; 5. Oliveira; 6. O'Malley; 7. Pantoja; 8. Pereira; 9. Aljamain Sterling; 10. Justin Gaethje.