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UFC 197 post-fight rankings update: Edson Barboza, Yair Rodriguez rise with impressive wins, Anthony Pettis tumbles

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently updated its official fighter rankings to reflect the results of its UFC 197 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (April 23, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Full results and play-by-play here.

Edson Barboza jumped up to the No. 6 ranked Lightweight fighter in the world after he picked apart Anthony Pettis with his precise and powerful striking (see the carnage here). As for "Showtime," his third straight loss was more than enough to drop him down four spots to the No. 7 spot at 155-pounds.

Meanwhile, upcoming contender Yair Rodriguez found himself in the rankings for the first time, earning the No. 14 spot at featherweight for his knockout win over Andre Fili (see it again here).

And despite his dominant first-round knockout over Henry Cejudo (see it), Demetrious Johnson was not able to overtake Jon Jones -- who was also successful in "Sin City" -- for the No. 1 spot on the pound-for-pound list.

That's not all.

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 Jon Jones
2 Demetrious Johnson
3 Luke Rockhold
4 Fabricio Werdum
5 Dominick Cruz
6 Rafael Dos Anjos 
7 Robbie Lawler
8 Conor McGregor 
9 Daniel Cormier
10 Jose Aldo
11 Chris Weidman
12 Frankie Edgar
13 TJ Dillashaw 
14 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
15 Miesha Tate

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

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

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

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Robbie Lawler
1 Rory MacDonald
2 Stephen Thompson
3 Tyron Woodley
4 Carlos Condit
5 Johny Hendricks
6 Demian Maia
7 Neil Magny
8 Matt Brown
9 Dong Hyun Kim
10 Tarec Saffiedine
11 Rick Story
12 Kelvin Gastelum
13 Albert Tumenov
14 Thiago Alves +1
15 Hector Lombard -1

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Luke Rockhold
1 Chris Weidman 
2 Jacare Souza 
3 Vitor Belfort
4 Michael Bisping
5 Anderson Silva
6 Robert Whittaker +1
7 Lyoto Machida -1
8 Gegard Mousasi
9 Tim Kennedy
10 Uriah Hall
11 Derek Brunson
12 Thales Leites
13 Rafael Natal
14 Dan Henderson
15 CB Dollaway 

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

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Fabricio Werdum
1 Cain Velasquez
2 Stipe Miocic
3 Alistair Overeem
4 Junior Dos Santos 
5 Andrei Arlovski
6 Ben Rothwell
7 Travis Browne
8 Mark Hunt
9 Josh Barnett
10 Roy Nelson
11 Frank Mir
12 Antonio Silva
13 Derrick Lewis
14 Ruslan Magomedov
15 Alexey Oliynyk

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

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in roughly two weeks -- particularly in the heavyweight division -- as the UFC Fight Night 87: "Overeem vs. Arlovski" event takes place inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands (more on that card here).

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