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Latest UFC rankings update: John Lineker jumps to No. 2, Brandon Moreno cracks top 15

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC Fight Night 96 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Saturday night (Oct. 1, 2016) inside Moda Center in Portland, Oregon (results), and there was a lot to talk about when all was said and done.

Top bantamweight contender John Lineker was able to secure the No. 2 spot at 135 pounds after his five-round war with John Dodson (replay). Elsewhere on the UFC “Portland” card, Brandon Moreno cracked the top 15 with his upset win over Louis Smolka (video).

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 Dominick Cruz
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Conor McGregor
5 Jose Aldo
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Eddie Alvarez
8 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Michael Bisping
11 Robbie Lawler
12 Rafael Dos Anjos
13 Luke Rockhold
14 TJ Dillashaw
15 Cris Cyborg

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

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

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Jose Aldo (Interim Champion)
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Max Holloway
4 Ricardo Lamas
5 Cub Swanson
6 Anthony Pettis
7 Jeremy Stephens
8 Charles Oliveira
9 Dennis Bermudez
10 Brian Ortega
11 Yair Rodriguez
12 Darren Elkins +1
13 Dooho Choi +1
14 Renan Barao +1
15 Mirsad Bektic *NR

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Robbie Lawler
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Demian Maia
4 Carlos Condit
5 Kelvin Gastelum
6 Johny Hendricks ….View full article

Source:: mma mania