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Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson fought back-to-back this past Saturday at UFC 197.

Both won their fights, and both did so convincingly. In the co-main event, flyweight champ Johnson defended his belt for the eighth straight time when he took out Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo with a first-round TKO. In the headliner, former champ Jones became the interim light-heavyweight titleholder when he shut out Ovince Saint Preux over five rounds to set up a rematch with champ Daniel Cormier once he’s healthy.

Going into UFC 197, Jones was the pound-for-pound king in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-poung rankings, and Johnson was No. 2. But after the event, we have a new leader on the charts. Johnson and Jones flip-flopped their position – for now. The two are neck-and-neck, which begs the question of just what will happen after their next fights.

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Yair Rodriguez may have delivered the KO of the Year to open up the main card at UFC 197. The Mexican-born featherweight prospect delivered a flying left roundhouse kick that crumbled his opponent, Andre Fili.In Monday’s official UFC rankings release, Rodriguez was rewarded for his performance. “El Pantera” makes his debut in the rankings at No. 14 after maintaining his perfect UFC mark (4-0) and improving to 8-1 overall.Rodriguez said at the UFC 197 post-fight press conference that he plans to maintain his exciting fighting style even as he ascends in the … Read the Full Article Here

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One minute. Give or take a few seconds, depending on your capacity to be alarmed, that 1/60th of an hour against John Dodson in January of 2013 is the only time Demetrious Johnson appeared to be in danger of losing his UFC flyweight title. Dropped to the mat twice in that minute by Dodson, Johnson still recovered quickly and got back to work, going on to fight three-and-a-half more rounds and retain his crown via unanimous decision.

 
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With his first successful title defense in hand, his reign had truly begun, and no one has gotten close to him since. The most recent challeng … Read the Full Article Here

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Fresh off his win at UFC 197 over Rafael Natal, Robert Whittaker now finds himself just outside the Top-5 in the middleweight division.

Whittaker surpassed Lyoto Machida for sixth in the latest rankings.

Tony Ferguson, Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz and Edson Barboza all climbed at lightweight, moving ahead of Anthony Pettis. Barboza earned a decision over Pettis, as the former champion lost for the third straight time.

Yair Rodriguez, another UFC 197 winner, debuted inside the featherweight Top-15, coming in at No. 14.

Also of note, despite his first round finish of Henry Cejudo, Demetrious Johnson did not overtake Jon Jones for the top spot in the pound-for-pound rankings.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its official fighter rankings to reflect the results of its UFC 197 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (April 23, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Full results and play-by-play here.

Edson Barboza jumped up to the No. 6 ranked Lightweight fighter in the world after he picked apart Anthony Pettis with his precise and powerful striking (see the carnage here). As for “Showtime,” his third straight loss was more than enough to drop him down four spots to the No. 7 spot at 155-pounds.

Meanwhile, upcoming contender Yair Rodriguez found himself in the rankings for the first time, earning the No. 14 spot at featherweight for his knockout win over Andre Fili (see it again here).

And despite his dominant first-round knockout over Henry Cejudo (see it), Demetrious Johnson was not able to overtake Jon Jones — who was also successful in “Sin City” — for the No. 1 spot on the pound-for-pound list.

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 Miesha Tate

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Jussier Formiga
4 Ian McCall
5 Kyoji Horiguchi
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 +1
5 Raphael Assuncao -1
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 *NR
15 Mirsad Bektic -1

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

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Luke Rockhold
1 Chris Weidman
2 Jacare Souza
3 Vitor Belfort
4 Michael Bisping
5 Anderson Silva
6 Robert Whittaker +1
7 Lyoto Machida -1
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
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 Ilir Latifi
14 Nikita Krylov
15 Gian Villante

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Fabricio Werdum
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Stipe Miocic
3 Alistair Overeem
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Andrei Arlovski
6 Ben Rothwell
7 Travis Browne
8 Mark Hunt
9 Josh Barnett
10 Roy Nelson
11 Frank Mir
12 Antonio Silva
13 Derrick Lewis
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 Paige VanZant
8 Maryna Moroz
9 Michelle Waterson
10 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
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 Raquel Pennington
9 Valentina Shevchenko +1
11 Bethe Correia
12 Marion Reneau
13 Lauren Murphy
14 Germaine de Randamie
15 Ashlee Evans-Smith *

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in roughly two weeks — particularly in the heavyweight division — as the UFC Fight Night 87: “Overeem vs. Arlovski” event takes place inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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

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In one of the biggest rankings shakeups in 2016, there were a number of climbers on the heels of an action-packed Fight Night Tampa. The biggest winner may be Khabib Nurmagomedov, who finished Darrell Horcher by TKO and jumped current No. 1 title contender Eddie Alvarez to grab the No. 1 ranking at lightweight. In the same division, Michael Chiesa jumped five spots after submitting Beneil Dariush in the FOX prelims main event. Chiesa became the first fighter to submit Dariush in his 14-fight MMA career. The Iranian lightweight fell three spots to No. 10 after the loss.RELATE … Read the Full Article Here

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Here's how the UFC's new top 10 rankings look after UFC Fight Night Tampa
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Following their impressive performances Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Evans, UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and a few former "Ultimate Fighter" competitors made significant jumps in the latest release of the UFC rankings.

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and Matt Parrino offer up their thoughts on the latest UFC rankings.

Hear from the two as they look back at UFC on FOX 19 and ahead to UFC 197.

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Coming off his third straight win, Glover Teixeira stayed right in the thick of things in the light heavyweight rankings this week.

Teixeira knocked out former champion Rashad Evans in the first round of the UFC on FOX 19 main event this past Saturday in Tampa. But did he make any leaps at light heavyweight?

This week, there’s a lot of potential for movement at UFC 197 in Las Vegas. Pound-for-pound leader Jon Jones returns, as does the No. 2 overall fighter, Demetrious Johnson. Jones fights Ovince Saint Preux for an interim 205-pound title, and Johnson pursues his ninth straight title defense when he meets Henry Cejudo.

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UFC fighter rankings: Teixeira moves past Gustafsson, Dodson ranked 10th at BW
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This week's UFC rankings update sees several shake-ups due to last weekend's UFC on FOX 19 bouts. Glover Teixeira is now 3rd, one spot ahead of Alexander Gustafsson, after KOing Rashad Evans in under 2 minutes in the main event. It was also a good …

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