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Latest UFC rankings update: Yoel Romero returns to middleweight top 10, Yair Rodriguez makes headway at 145

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Yoel Romero is now eligible to be ranked at 185 pounds, following the completion of his disciplinary suspension for a positive drug test earlier this year.

Romero in, Jones and Lesnar out.

The latest UFC rankings update was released on Tuesday (Aug. 9, 2016) to reflect those changes, as well as the results from last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 92 mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Salt Lake City, Utah. The big winner from that FOX Sports 1-televised event, Yair Rodriguez, jumped two spots at 145 pounds, but failed to crack the division top 10.

Maybe next time.

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 +1
5 Jose Aldo +1
6 Eddie Alvarez +1
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk +1
8 Stipe Miocic +1
9 Tyron Woodley +1
10 Michael Bisping +1
11 Robbie Lawler +1
12 Rafael Dos Anjos +1
13 Luke Rockhold +1
14 TJ Dillashaw +1
15 Frankie Edgar *NR

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Kyoji Horiguchi
3 Jussier Formiga
5 Ian McCall
6 Wilson Reis
7 Zach Makovsky
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
13 Jimmie Rivera
14 Johnny Eduardo
15 Frankie Saenz

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Eddie Alvarez
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Rafael Dos Anjos
3 Tony Ferguson
4 Nate Diaz
5 Edson Barboza
6 Donald Cerrone
7 Anthony Pettis
8 Dustin Poirier
9 Michael Chiesa
10 Michael Johnson
11 Beneil Dariush
12 Will Brooks
13 Al Iaquinta
14 Gilbert Melendez
15 Rashid Magomedov

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Robbie Lawler
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Rory MacDonald ….View full article

Source:: mma mania