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Latest UFC rankings: Nate Diaz, Alistair Overeem rocket up the charts with huge wins at UFC on FOX 17

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Donald Cerrone and Junior dos Santos, however, were not as fortunate.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its official fighter rankings to reflect the results of its UFC on FOX 17 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Saturday night (Dec. 19, 2015) inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

As expected, Nate Diaz and Alistair Overeem were rewarded handsomely for their triumphs in the “Sunshine State.” Diaz (18-10) saw the biggest bump, climbing from No. 15 to No. 8 with his unanimous decision win over Michael Johnson (watch it).

Interestingly enough, “The Menace” did not budge from his No. 6 spot.

Overeem (40-14) is now ranked No. 5 at heavyweight, thanks to his technical knockout win over Junior dos Santos in the UFC on FOX 17 co-main event (video). “Cigano,” as expected, fell to No. 4 on the list, which also helped Andrei Arlovski improve to No. 2.

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 Demetrious Johnson
2 Jon Jones
3 Conor McGregor
4 TJ Dillashaw
5 Fabricio Werdum
6 Robbie Lawler
7 Jose Aldo -1
8 Rafael dos Anjos +2
9 Luke Rockhold
10 Daniel Cormier -2
11 Chris Weidman
12 Cain Velasquez
13 Joanna Jedrzejczyk +1
14 Ronda Rousey -1
15 Holly Holm

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

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

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 +1
11 Darren Elkins +1
12 Tatsuya Kawajiri +1
13 Nik ….View full article

Source:: mma mania