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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 28: Tatiana Suarez returns

After a lengthy layoff due to multiple injuries, Tatiana Suarez has successfully returned to MMA.

At UFC Fight Night 220, Suarez (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) made her long-awaited return to action, defeating Montana De La Rosa by submission in the second round. It was her first fight since June 2019, where she left as a top 5 competitor in the strawweight division. Since her return bout was at flyweight, and she anticipates a return to the lighter weight class where she made her name, it’s too early to tell which division she will earn her ranking.

Her talent and resume cannot be completely ignored, therefore her triumphant return lands her on the women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

At Bellator 291, Yaroslav Amosov also returned to action to defend his welterweight title after being away since June 2021 due to fighting for his home country of Ukraine in the war against Russia. Amosov (27-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) unified the titles and his undefeated record by picking up a unanimous decision win over now-former interim champ Logan Storley, maintaining his No. 5 ranking.

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

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