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Latest UFC rankings update: Holly Holm back in contention, Rafael dos Anjos debuts at welterweight

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently wrapped its UFC Fight Night 111: “Holm vs. Correia” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on UFC Fight Pass (full results here), which took place last weekend (Sat., June 17, 2017) inside Singapore Indoor Stadium.

That’s where Holly Holm returned to title contention at the expense of fellow women’s bantamweight bruiser Bethe Correia (full recap here). Elsewhere on the card, Rafael dos Anjos debuted at welterweight — which also affected the lightweight division — by turning away Tarec Saffiedine (more on that here).

Here’s how the rankings work, courtesy of UFC.com:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

Take a look at what the latest rankings field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Conor McGregor
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Stipe Miocic
5 Max Holloway
6 Cody Garbrandt
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
8 Dominick Cruz
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Jose Aldo
11 Michael Bisping
12 Amanda Nunes
13 TJ Dillashaw
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov
15 Frankie Edgar

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Ray Borg
4 Wilson Reis
5 Jussier Formiga
6 Sergio Pettis
7 Brandon Moreno
8 Ben Nguyen
9 John Moraga +1
10 Dustin Ortiz -1
11 Ian McCall
12 Tim Elliott
13 Louis Smolka
14 Alexandre Pantoja
15 Magomed Bibulatov *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Cody Garbrandt
1 Dominick Cruz
2 TJ Dillashaw
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 John Lineker
5 Jimmie Rivera
6 Bryan Caraway
7 John Dodson
8 Aljamain Sterling
9 Thomas Almeida
10 Marlon Moraes
11 Pedro Munhoz
12 Eddie Wineland
13 Matthew Lopez
14 Johnny Eduardo
15 Rob Font

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ricardo Lamas
4 Cub Swanson
5 Chan Sung Jung
6 Anthony Pettis
7 Yair Rodriguez
8 Jeremy Stephens
9 Brian Ortega
10 Dennis Bermudez
11 Renato Moicano
12 Darren Elkins
13 Dooho Choi
14 Mirsad Bektic
15 Renan Barao

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Eddie Alvarez
4 Edson Barboza
5 Michael Johnson +1
6 Michael Chiesa +1
7 Nate Diaz +1
8 Dustin Poirier +1
9 Beneil Dariush +1
10 Al Iaquinta +1
11 Kevin Lee +1
12 Evan Dunham +1
13 Gilbert Melendez +1
14 Francisco Trinaldo +1
15 James Vick *NR

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Demian Maia
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Robbie Lawler
4 Jorge Masvidal
5 Neil Magny
6 Carlos Condit
7 Donald Cerrone +1
8 Gunnar Nelson +1
9 Dong Hyun Kim -2
10 Colby Covington *NR
11 Rafael Dos Anjos *NR
12 Kamaru Usman -2
13 Ryan LaFlare -1
14 Santiago Ponzinibbio -1
15 Tarec Saffiedine -4

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Michael Bisping
1 Yoel Romero
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Robert Whittaker
4 Gegard Mousasi
5 Jacare Souza
6 Chris Weidman
7 Anderson Silva
8 Derek Brunson
9 David Branch
10 Krzysztof Jotko
11 Vitor Belfort
12 Thales Leites
13 Uriah Hall
14 Sam Alvey
15 Elias Theodorou

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Jimi Manuwa
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Volkan Oezdemir
5 Mauricio Rua
6 Corey Anderson
7 Ovince Saint Preux
8 Misha Cirkunov
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Rogerio Nogueira
11 Patrick Cummins
12 Tyson Pedro
13 Gian Villante
14 Jan Blachowicz
15 Gadzhimurad Antigulov

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1 Fabricio Werdum
2 Cain Velasquez
3 Alistair Overeem
4 Junior Dos Santos
5 Francis Ngannou
6 Mark Hunt
7 Derrick Lewis
8 Alexander Volkov +2
9 Travis Browne
10 Stefan Struve
11 Marcin Tybura +2
12 Andrei Arlovski -4
13 Tim Johnson -1
14 Aleksei Oleinik
15 Daniel Omielanczuk

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
3 Rose Namajunas
4 Jessica Andrade
5 Tecia Torres
6 Michelle Waterson
7 Joanne Calderwood
8 Carla Esparza
9 Randa Markos
10 Maryna Moroz
11 Cortney Casey
12 Paige VanZant
13 Felice Herrig
14 Cynthia Calvillo
15 Jessica Aguilar

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in roughly one week — especially in the lightweight division — when UFC Fight Night 112: “Chiesa vs. Lee” takes place this Sunday night on FOX Sports 1 from inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (more on that fight card here).

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

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