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UFC rankings updated after UFC on FOX 15: Rockhold, VanZant soar; Holloway shafted

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At least it won't affect fighter pay.

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The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following the UFC on FOX 15 event, which went down this past weekend (Sat., April 18, 2015) from inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

For complete "Machida vs. Rockhold" results and play-by-play click here.

As expected, Luke Rockhold shot up the 185-pound charts -- passing right by the tumbling Lyoto Machida -- thanks to his submission win over "The Dragon" last weekend in "Dirty Jersey" (replay). Likewise for Paige VanZant, who beat the brakes off longtime veteran Felice Herrig (watch it).

Unfortunately, the same can't be said in the featherweight division, as Max Holloway is still ranked behind Cub Swanson. Yes, the same Cub Swanson "Blessed" choked out in the third round to win his sixth straight (video highlights here).

Don't be surprised to see a similar outcome at bantamweight.

Here's what the entire ranking field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Jon Jones
2 Jose Aldo
3 Demetrious Johnson
4 Chris Weidman
5 Cain Velasquez
6 Ronda Rousey
7 TJ Dillashaw
8 Rafael dos Anjos
9 Robbie Lawler
10 Anderson Silva
11 Anthony Pettis
12 Renan Barao
13 Johny Hendricks
14 Fabricio Werdum
15 Vitor Belfort

FLYWEIGHT
Champion : Demetrious Johnson
1 John Dodson
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Ian McCall
4 John Moraga
4 Jussier Formiga +1
6 John Lineker
7 Kyoji Horiguchi +1
8 Zach Makovsky -1
9 Henry Cejudo
10 Chris Cariaso
11 Dustin Ortiz
12 Timothy Elliott
13 Wilson Reis
14 Chico Camus
15 Brad Pickett

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : TJ Dillashaw
1 Renan Barao
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Urijah Faber
4 Raphael Assuncao
5 Michael McDonald
6 Eddie Wineland +1
7 Takeya Mizugaki -1
8 Johnny Eduardo
9 Bryan Caraway
10 Aljamain Sterling *NR
11 Francisco Rivera
12 Iuri Alcantara -2
13 Frankie Saenz -1
14 Erik Perez
15 Mitch Gagnon -2

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion : Jose Aldo
1 Chad Mendes
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Conor McGregor
4 Ricardo Lamas
5 Cub Swanson
6 Max Holloway +3
7 Dennis Bermudez -1
8 Nik Lentz -1
9 Charles Oliveira -1
10 Clay Guida
11 Jeremy Stephens
12 Dennis Siver
13 Dustin Poirier
14 Darren Elkins
15 Hacran Dias

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion : Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
3 Donald Cerrone
4 Gilbert Melendez
5 Michael Johnson +1
6 Benson Henderson -1
7 Edson Barboza
8 Myles Jury
9 Eddie Alvarez
10 Josh Thomson
11 Bobby Green
12 Tony Ferguson +1
13 Al Iaquinta +1
14 Beneil Dariush *NR
15 Jorge Masvidal

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion : Robbie Lawler
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Rory MacDonald
3 Tyron Woodley
4 Carlos Condit
5 Matt Brown
6 Demian Maia
7 Tarec Saffiedine
8 Dong Hyun Kim
9 Kelvin Gastelum
10 Jake Ellenberger
11 Rick Story
12 Thiago Alves
13 Ryan LaFlare +1
14 Gunnar Nelson -1
15 Neil Magny

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion : Chris Weidman
1 Luke Rockhold +3
2 Jacare Souza +1
3 Vitor Belfort
4 Lyoto Machida -2
5 Anderson Silva
6 Yoel Romero
7 Gegard Mousasi
8 Tim Kennedy
9 Thales Leites
10 Michael Bisping
11 CB Dollaway
12 Costas Philippou
13 Tim Boetsch
14 Brad Tavares
15 Roan Carneiro

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Jon Jones
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Rashad Evans
5 Ryan Bader
6 Glover Teixeira
7 Ovince Saint Preux
8 Jimi Manuwa
9 Mauricio Rua
10 Rafael Cavalcante
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12 Fabio Maldonado +1
13 Patrick Cummins -1
14 Dan Henderson
15 Jan Blachowicz

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion : Cain Velasquez
1 Fabricio Werdum (Interim Champion)
2 Junior Dos Santos
3 Travis Browne
4 Stipe Miocic
5 Mark Hunt
6 Josh Barnett
7 Andrei Arlovski
8 Alistair Overeem
9 Ben Rothwell
10 Frank Mir
11 Roy Nelson
12 Matt Mitrione +1
12 Antonio Silva
14 Stefan Struve
15 Mirko Cro Cop

WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion : Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Carla Esparza
2 Claudia Gadelha
3 Jessica Penne
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Tecia Torres
6 Randa Markos
7 Paige VanZant +5
8 Joanne Calderwood -1
9 Maryna Moroz
10 Aisling Daly
11 Felice Herrig -3
12 Heather Clark -1
13 Juliana Lima
14 Angela Hill
15 Bec Rawlings *NR

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : Ronda Rousey
1 Cat Zingano
2 Miesha Tate
3 Alexis Davis
4 Sara McMann
5 Sarah Kaufman
6 Jessica Eye
7 Bethe Correia
8 Amanda Nunes +1
9 Liz Carmouche -1
10 Holly Holm
11 Julianna Pena
12 Marion Reneau
13 Jessica Andrade
14 Germaine de Randamie
15 Raquel Pennington

Interesting.

You can expect these standings to change -- especially in the flyweight and middleweight divisions -- when the UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event goes down this Saturday night (April 25, 2015) inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. To check out the entire "Johnson vs. Horiguchi" fight card and line up click here.

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