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Latest UFC rankings update: Conor McGregor gone at featherweight, Robert Whittaker tops Anderson Silva at 185

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied a ribbon around its UFC Fight Night 101 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (Nov. 26, 2016) inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, live on FOX Sports 1 (results), and there was a lot to talk about when all was said and done.

You can thank Robert Whittaker for that.

The power-punching Aussie improved his standing in the crowded 185-pound division with a blistering first-round knockout over fellow middleweight slugger Derek Brunson (watch it), though today's big story, at least from a rankings perspective, may be the removal of Conor McGregor from the featherweight division.

No belt, no ranking.

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

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

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Conor McGregor
1 Khabib Nurmagomedov
2 Tony Ferguson
3 Eddie Alvarez
4 Rafael Dos Anjos
5 Nate Diaz
6 Edson Barboza
7 Michael Johnson
8 Michael Chiesa
9 Beneil Dariush
10 Donald Cerrone
11 Dustin Poirier
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 Johny Hendricks
7 Lorenz Larkin
8 Kelvin Gastelum
8 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
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Jacare Souza
4 Chris Weidman
5 Gegard Mousasi
6 Robert Whittaker +1
7 Anderson Silva -1
8 Vitor Belfort +1
9 Derek Brunson -1
10 Tim Kennedy
11 Krzysztof Jotko
12 Thales Leites
13 Uriah Hall
14 Tim Boetsch +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 Nikita Krylov
9 Corey Anderson
10 Rogerio Nogueira
11 Ilir Latifi
12 Patrick Cummins
13 Misha Cirkunov
14 Rashad Evans
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
12 Francis Ngannou
13 Alexander Volkov
14 Daniel Omielanczuk
15 Shamil Abdurakhimov

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
2 Valentina Shevchenko
3 Julianna Pena
4 Holly Holm
5 Raquel Pennington
6 Cat Zingano
7 Sara McMann
8 Liz Carmouche
9 Bethe Correia
10 Miesha Tate
11 Germaine de Randamie
12 Ashlee Evans-Smith
13 Marion Reneau
14 Jessica Eye
15 Katlyn Chookagian

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in just a few days as The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 24 Finale: "Johnson vs. Elliot" goes down this Saturday night (Dec. 3, 2016) on FOX Sports 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more on that upcoming fight card click here.

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