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Latest UFC rankings update: Yair Rodriguez, Sergio Pettis enter top 10 with big wins in Phoenix

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently wrapped its UFC Fight Night 103: “Rodriguez vs. Penn” FOX Sports 1 event, taking place last Sunday night (Jan. 15, 2017) inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Get full results here.

Some fighters experienced the highest of highs, like up-and-coming contender Yair Rodriguez, who knocked out longtime veteran and all-around mixed martial arts (MMA) legend, BJ Penn, in the headlining bout. “El Pantera” knocked around ” The Prodigy” for five the first five minutes of the bout before putting the finishing touches on the Hawaiian early in the second frame (watch it).

The result was a bump up to No. 8 in the rankings.

Rising flyweight prospected Sergio Pettis took a big step forward in the 125-pound rankings — to the tune of six spots — by turning away John Moraga to notch his third straight win, as well as spot in the top 10 at flyweight.

That’s not all.

Here’s 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 Jose Aldo
5 Cody Garbrandt
6 Joanna Jedrzejczyk +1
7 Stipe Miocic -1
8 Dominick Cruz
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Michael Bisping
11 Amanda Nunes
12 TJ Dillashaw +2
13 Max Holloway -1
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov -1
15 Luke Rockhold

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

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

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

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion : Tyron Woodley
1 Stephen Thompson
2 Robbie Lawler
3 Demian Maia
4 Carlos Condit
5 Donald Cerrone
6 Lorenz Larkin
7 Dong Hyun Kim
8 Neil Magny
9 Rick Story
10 Gunnar Nelson
11 Johny Hendricks
12 Jorge Masvidal
13 Tarec Saffiedine
14 Matt Brown
15 Jake Ellenberger

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion : Michael Bisping
1 Yoel Romero
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Jacare Souza
4 Chris Weidman
5 Gegard Mousasi
6 Robert Whittaker
7 Anderson Silva
8 Derek Brunson
9 Vitor Belfort
10 Kelvin Gastelum
11 Krzysztof Jotko +1
12 Uriah Hall +1
13 Tim Boetsch +1
14 Thales Leites +1
15 Rafael Natal *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Ryan Bader
5 Jimi Manuwa
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Mauricio Rua
8 Misha Cirkunov
9 Corey Anderson
10 Nikita Krylov
11 Ilir Latifi
12 Rogerio Nogueira
13 Gian Villante
14 Patrick Cummins
15 Jan Blachowicz

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

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion : Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
3 Carla Esparza
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Jessica Andrade
6 Tecia Torres
7 Michelle Waterson
8 Joanne Calderwood
9 Maryna Moroz
10 Paige VanZant
11 Jessica Aguilar
12 Alexa Grasso
13 Jessica Penne
14 Juliana Lima
15 Valerie Letourneau

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in less than two weeks — particularly in the women’s bantamweight division — when UFC on FOX 23: “Pena vs. Schevchenko” takes place on Jan. 28, 2017, inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado (details).

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

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