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Latest UFC rankings update: Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov take over lightweight division

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around the mega UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Saturday night (Nov. 12, 2016) inside Madison Square Garden in New York, New York (results), featuring a lightweight main event title fight between now-former division champion, Eddie Alvarez, against Conor McGregor, the current UFC featherweight titleholder.

"Notorious" made history after stopping "The Underground King," becoming the first man to ever hold two separate division title simultaneously (full video highlights here).

But that wasn’t all, Joanna Jedrzejczyk retained her strawweight strap after defeating Karolina Kowalkiewicz (relive it here), while Tyron Woodley did the same, holding on to his welterweight strap after fighting to a majority draw with Stephen Thompson.

Plus, Yoel Romero solidified his status as the next title contender in the middleweight division by knocking out former champion Chris Weidman with a flying knee (see it). With all the action going down in "The Empire State," there was bound to be plenty of movement in the rankings.

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 Conor McGregor +2
3 Dominick Cruz -1
4 Daniel Cormier -1
5 Jose Aldo
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk +1
8 Tyron Woodley +1
9 Michael Bisping +1
10 Cris Cyborg +4
11 Robbie Lawler
12 Luke Rockhold
13 Amanda Nunes +2
14 TJ Dillashaw -1
15 Khabib Nurmagomedov *NR

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
10 Dustin Ortiz
11 Justin Scoggins
12 Louis Smolka +1
13 Brandon Moreno +1
14 Ray Borg +1
15 Sergio Pettis *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 TJ Dillashaw
2 John Lineker
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Jimmie Rivera
5 Bryan Caraway
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
13 Mirsad Bektic
14 Dooho Choi
15 Renan Barao

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

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

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

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 Rashad Evans
9 Rogerio Nogueira
10 Nikita Krylov
11 Corey Anderson
12 Ilir Latifi
13 Patrick Cummins
14 Misha Cirkunov
15 Gian Villante

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

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 Joanne Calderwood
8 Paige VanZant
9 Valerie Letourneau
10 Maryna Moroz
11 Jessica Aguilar
12 Michelle Waterson
13 Jessica Penne
14 Alexa Grasso
15 Juliana Lima

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change as UFC Fight Night 99: "Mousasi vs. Hall 2" and UFC Fight Night 100: "Bader vs. Nogueira" both go down this weekend (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) from Belfast, Ireland, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, respectively.

For more on those upcoming fight cards click here.

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