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Without much movement in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings this week, fans can look forward to some big fights in the bantamweight division this coming weekend.

Former champion and current No. 4 ranked bantamweight Renan Barao will say goodbye to his long-time division at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 when he jumps up to 145 pounds and faces off with No. 11 ranked featherweight Jeremy Stephens.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 88 features No. 12 ranked bantamweight Thomas Almeida facing Cody Garbrandt, who holds an honorable mention spot in the rankings. Meanwhile, Aljamain Sterling, ranked No. 9 at bantamweight will take on Bryan Caraway, who also is sitting in the honorable mentions.

Check out the latest batch of rankings as we head into a big weekend for the 135-pound division.

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Following his first round loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum fell to the No. 1 contender spot in the division.

Miocic took over for Werdum atop the rankings and also debuted at No. 13 in the pound-for-pound Top-15. Werdum fell 11 spots to 15th there.

Other changes of note include Demian Maia climbing to fourth at welterweight following his win over Matt Brown, while Nikita Krylov moved up to 11th at light heavyweight. Thiago Santos debuted at 14th in the middleweight division.

Patrick Cummins fell three spots to 14th following his loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

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It’s a damn good time to be new UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

After dethroning Fabricio Werdum with a first-round knockout at UFC 198, Miocic made some strides in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings (while also getting a hero’s welcome back home in Cleveland).

Miocic is the new No 1 heavyweight, and he also debuted in the pound-for-pound rankings in the No. 10 spot.

Check out the latest batch of rankings, which also include moves at middleweight and light heavyweight.

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Thanks to his knockout win over Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 (see it), Stipe Miocic is the new UFC heavyweight champion, which not only puts him atop the 265-pound rankings, but also landed him at No. 13 on the promotion’s pound-for-pound list.

A place that saw “Vai Cavalo” plummet eleven spots.

Elsewhere on the UFC 198 fight card, Vitor Belfort was soundly beaten by Ronaldo Souza in the middleweight co-main event (replay), which took place last Saturday night (May 14, 2016) in Brazil. Fortunately for “The Phenom,” it didn’t cost him anything in the official rankings.

Go figure.

Here’s what the latest ranking field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Jon Jones
2 Demetrious Johnson
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Dominick Cruz +1
5 Rafael Dos Anjos +1
6 Robbie Lawler +1
7 Conor McGregor +1
8 Daniel Cormier +1
9 Jose Aldo +1
10 Chris Weidman +1
11 Frankie Edgar +1
12 Joanna Jedrzejczyk +2
13 Stipe Miocic *NR
14 TJ Dillashaw -1
15 Fabricio Werdum -11

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Jussier Formiga
4 Kyoji Horiguchi
5 Ian McCall
6 John Moraga
7 Zach Makovsky
8 Wilson Reis
9 Dustin Ortiz
10 Ali Bagautinov
11 Justin Scoggins
12 Louis Smolka
13 Ray Borg
14 Sergio Pettis
15 Ben Nguyen

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 TJ Dillashaw
2 Renan Barao
3 Urijah Faber
4 Aljamain Sterling
5 Raphael Assuncao
6 Michael McDonald
7 Thomas Almeida
8 Bryan Caraway
9 Takeya Mizugaki
10 John Dodson
11 John Lineker +1
12 Johnny Eduardo -1
13 Frankie Saenz
14 Jimmie Rivera
15 Eddie Wineland

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Jose Aldo
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Chad Mendes
4 Max Holloway
5 Ricardo Lamas
6 Cub Swanson
7 Charles Oliveira
8 Dennis Bermudez
9 Jeremy Stephens
10 Hacran Dias
11 Darren Elkins
12 Brian Ortega
13 Tatsuya Kawajiri
14 Yair Rodriguez
15 Mirsad Bektic

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Rafael Dos Anjos
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Eddie Alvarez
3 Tony Ferguson
4 Donald Cerrone
5 Nate Diaz
6 Edson Barboza
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Michael Johnson
9 Michael Chiesa
10 Beneil Dariush
11 Dustin Poirier
12 Al Iaquinta +1
13 Bobby Green -1
14 Rashid Magomedov +1
15 Evan Dunham -1

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Robbie Lawler
1 Rory MacDonald
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Tyron Woodley
4 Demian Maia +2
5 Carlos Condit -1
6 Johny Hendricks -1
7 Neil Magny
8 Matt Brown
9 Dong Hyun Kim
10 Tarec Saffiedine
11 Rick Story
12 Gunnar Nelson +1
13 Kelvin Gastelum -1
14 Hector Lombard
15 Thiago Alves

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Luke Rockhold
1 Chris Weidman
2 Jacare Souza
3 Vitor Belfort
4 Michael Bisping
5 Anderson Silva
6 Robert Whittaker
7 Lyoto Machida
8 Gegard Mousasi
9 Tim Kennedy
10 Uriah Hall
11 Derek Brunson
12 Thales Leites
13 Rafael Natal
14 Thiago Santos *NR
15 Dan Henderson -1

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Jon Jones (Interim Champion)
2 Anthony Johnson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Alexander Gustafsson
5 Ryan Bader
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Mauricio Rua +1
8 Rashad Evans -1
9 Jimi Manuwa
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
11 Nikita Krylov +2
12 Corey Anderson
13 Ilir Latifi +1
14 Patrick Cummins -3
15 Gian Villante

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1 Fabricio Werdum -1
2 Cain Velasquez -1
3 Alistair Overeem -1
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Ben Rothwell
6 Andrei Arlovski
7 Travis Browne
8 Mark Hunt
9 Josh Barnett
10 Roy Nelson
11 Derrick Lewis +1
12 Frank Mir -1
13 Stefan Struve
14 Ruslan Magomedov
15 Alexey Oliynyk

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Carla Esparza
3 Rose Namajunas
4 Tecia Torres
5 Valerie Letourneau
6 Jessica Penne
7 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
8 Paige VanZant
9 Maryna Moroz
10 Michelle Waterson
11 Joanne Calderwood
12 Randa Markos
13 Jessica Aguilar
14 Juliana Lima
15 Justine Kish

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Miesha Tate
1 Holly Holm
2 Ronda Rousey
3 Cat Zingano
4 Amanda Nunes
5 Julianna Pena
6 Sara McMann
7 Jessica Eye
8 Liz Carmouche
9 Valentina Shevchenko
10 Raquel Pennington
11 Bethe Correia
12 Germaine de Randamie
13 Lauren Murphy
14 Ashlee Evans-Smith +1
15 Marion Reneau -1

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in less than two weeks — particularly in the bantamweight division — as the UFC Fight Night 88: “Almeida vs. Garbrandt” event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that here).

Until then, let us know what you think of the latest rankings movement in the comments section below.

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Times MMA rankings: Stipe Miocic leaps to the head of the class
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Todd Martin's MMA rankings for May: Heavyweight. Stipe Miocic; Alistair Overeem; Fabricio Werdum; Cain Velasquez; Junior Dos Santos; Ben Rothwell; Andrei Arlovski; Travis Browne; Vitaly Minakov; Mark Hunt. Stipe Miocic captured the UFC heavyweight …
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Thanks to his technical knockout win over Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 87 last weekend in Rotterdam (see it), Alistair Overeem is now the No. 2 ranked heavyweight in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), just one slot behind former 265-pound kingpin Cain Velasquez.

That means Joe Silva has a tough decision to make if Travis Browne comes up short at UFC 200.

Also winning big on FOX Sports 1 was hot-and-cold heavyweight veteran Stefan Struve, who cracked the division top 15 after cracking the crown of Antonio Silva (video). “Bigfoot,” meanwhile, dropped off the charts altogether following a putrid 1-5-1 dating back to 2013.

That’s not all.

Here’s what the latest ranking field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Jon Jones
2 Demetrious Johnson
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Fabricio Werdum
5 Dominick Cruz
6 Rafael dos Anjos
7 Robbie Lawler
8 Conor McGregor
9 Daniel Cormier
10 Jose Aldo
11 Chris Weidman
12 Frankie Edgar
13 TJ Dillashaw
14 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
15 Cain Velasquez *NR

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Jussier Formiga
4 Kyoji Horiguchi +1
5 Ian McCall -1
6 John Moraga
7 Zach Makovsky
8 Wilson Reis
9 Dustin Ortiz
10 Ali Bagautinov
11 Justin Scoggins
12 Louis Smolka
13 Ray Borg
14 Sergio Pettis
15 Ben Nguyen

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 TJ Dillashaw
2 Renan Barao
3 Urijah Faber
4 Aljamain Sterling
5 Raphael Assuncao
6 Michael McDonald
7 Thomas Almeida
8 Bryan Caraway
9 Takeya Mizugaki
10 John Dodson
11 Johnny Eduardo
12 John Lineker
13 Frankie Saenz
14 Jimmie Rivera
15 Eddie Wineland

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Jose Aldo
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Chad Mendes
4 Max Holloway
5 Ricardo Lamas
6 Cub Swanson
7 Charles Oliveira
8 Dennis Bermudez
9 Jeremy Stephens
10 Hacran Dias
11 Darren Elkins
12 Brian Ortega
13 Tatsuya Kawajiri
14 Yair Rodriguez
15 Mirsad Bektic

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Rafael Dos Anjos
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Eddie Alvarez
3 Tony Ferguson
4 Donald Cerrone
5 Nate Diaz
6 Edson Barboza
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Michael Johnson
9 Michael Chiesa
10 Beneil Dariush
11 Dustin Poirier
12 Bobby Green +1
13 Al Iaquinta -1
14 Evan Dunham
15 Rashid Magomedov

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Robbie Lawler
1 Rory MacDonald
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Tyron Woodley
4 Carlos Condit
5 Johny Hendricks
6 Demian Maia
7 Neil Magny
8 Matt Brown
9 Dong Hyun Kim
10 Tarec Saffiedine
11 Rick Story
12 Kelvin Gastelum
13 Gunnar Nelson *NR
14 Hector Lombard +1
15 Thiago Alves -1

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Luke Rockhold
1 Chris Weidman
2 Jacare Souza
3 Vitor Belfort
4 Michael Bisping
5 Anderson Silva
6 Robert Whittaker
7 Lyoto Machida
8 Gegard Mousasi
9 Tim Kennedy
10 Uriah Hall
11 Derek Brunson
12 Thales Leites
13 Rafael Natal
14 Dan Henderson
15 CB Dollaway

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Jon Jones (Interim Champion)
2 Anthony Johnson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Alexander Gustafsson
5 Ryan Bader
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Rashad Evans
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Jimi Manuwa
10 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
11 Patrick Cummins
12 Corey Anderson
13 Nikita Krylov +1
14 Ilir Latifi -1
15 Gian Villante

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Fabricio Werdum
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Alistair Overeem +1
3 Stipe Miocic -1
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Ben Rothwell +1
6 Andrei Arlovski -1
7 Travis Browne
8 Mark Hunt
9 Josh Barnett
10 Roy Nelson
11 Frank Mir
12 Derrick Lewis +1
13 Stefan Struve *NR
14 Ruslan Magomedov
15 Alexey Oliynyk

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Carla Esparza
3 Rose Namajunas
4 Tecia Torres
5 Valerie Letourneau
6 Jessica Penne
7 Karolina Kowalkiewicz +3
8 Paige VanZant -1
9 Maryna Moroz -1
10 Michelle Waterson -1
11 Joanne Calderwood
12 Randa Markos
13 Jessica Aguilar
14 Juliana Lima
15 Justine Kish

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Miesha Tate
1 Holly Holm
2 Ronda Rousey
3 Cat Zingano
4 Amanda Nunes
5 Julianna Pena
6 Sara McMann
7 Jessica Eye
8 Liz Carmouche
9 Valentina Shevchenko
10 Raquel Pennington -1
11 Bethe Correia
12 Germaine de Randamie +2
13 Lauren Murphy
14 Marion Reneau -2
15 Ashlee Evans-Smith

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change this weekend — particularly in the heavyweight division — as the UFC 198: “Werdum vs. Miocic” pay-per-view (PPV) event takes place inside Arena da Baixada soccer stadium in Curitiba, Brazil (more on that here).

Until then, let us know what you think of the latest rankings movement in the comments section below.

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Fresh off his victory over Andrei Arlovski, Alistair Overeem now finds himself ranked second in the latest UFC heavyweight division rankings.

Overeem bested Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 87 this past Sunday. The former champion fell one spot to sixth overall.

Derrick Lewis moved up to 12th and Stefan Struve debuted at 13th after his win over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Gunnar Nelson is now rated 13th at welterweight after defeating Albert Tumenov, who fell from the rankings.

In the strawweight division, Karolina Kowalkiewicz vaulted into seventh with her win on the recent card and Germaine de Randamie moved up two spots to 12th at bantamweight.

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After a busy weekend of MMA, including UFC Fight Night 87 and Invicta FC 17, the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings saw plenty of movement this week.

The likes of Alistair Overeem, Nikita Krylov, Kyoji Horiguchi, Tonya Evinger and Angela Hill were among those who got a boost following impressive victories.

Check out all the latest rankings above, and join us next week to see how this weekend’s big UFC 198 pay-per-view blockbuster event affects the next batch of updates.

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Bleacher Report MMA Rankings for May 2016
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April wasn't the busiest month of MMA action, but it did feature a few big fights. Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his debut in Bellator and suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov.

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April wasn’t the busiest month of MMA action, but it did feature a few big fights.

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his debut in Bellator and suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. Junior dos Santos returned to form against Ben Rothwell. The long-lost Khabib Nurmagomedov returned after a two-year absence and annihilated the overmatched Darrell Horcher. Edson Barboza announced his arrival as an elite lightweight with a victory over Anthony Pettis.

Most importantly, Jon Jones put his legal troubles behind him and scored a one-sided win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197.

Bleacher Report MMA is here with a new batch of rankings to reflect the April action, analyze what happened last month and look ahead to each division’s biggest stories in May.

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