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Latest UFC rankings update: Valentina Shevchenko rises, Holly Holm falls following UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC on FOX 20 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (July 23, 2016) inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois (results), and there was a lot to talk about when all was said and done.

You can thank Valentina Shevchenko and Edson Barboza for that.

“Bullet” continued her march through the strawweight division by turning away former champion Holly Holm in the five-round main event (see it). Barboza, meanwhile, put the rest of the 155-pound division on notice by knocking around ex-Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez (replay), who debuts at No. 14 after his extended layoff.

Chad Mendes, meanwhile, was pulled from the featherweight list following his USADA suspension (details).

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 Jon Jones
4 Robbie Lawler
5 Daniel Cormier
6 Conor McGregor
7 Jose Aldo
8 Eddie Alvarez
9 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
10 Stipe Miocic
11 Michael Bisping
12 Luke Rockhold
13 Rafael Dos Anjos
14 TJ Dillashaw +1
15 Frankie Edgar -1

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

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Eddie Alvarez
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Rafael Dos Anjos
3 Tony Ferguson
4 Nate Diaz
5 Edson Barboza +1
6 Donald Cerrone -1
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Dustin Poirier ….View full article

Source:: mma mania