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Latest UFC rankings update: Derrick Lewis outranks Mark Hunt, Carla Esparza drops out of top five

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Johny Hendricks M.I.A. following UFC Halifax.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight power puncher, Derrick Lewis, won his sixth straight fight at 265 pounds last Sunday night (Feb. 19, 2017) by knocking the block off former top contender Travis Browne in the UFC Fight Night 105 main event.

Watch the FS1 replay here.

The knockout win in Halifax marked the fifth finish in six tries for "The Black Beast" but only returned one spot in the official UFC rankings. That means the mixed martial arts (MMA) media thinks Travis Browne is a tomato can, or just hates Lewis for being a big meanie face.

Sample.

Compare the drop for ex-UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza with that of "Hapa" and you'll see something is fishy with the way these subjective lists are tallied, but that's nothing new. Abolish the rankings altogether as far as I'm concerned.

Take a look at what the latest rankings 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 Daniel Cormier
4 Jose Aldo
5 Cody Garbrandt
6 Stipe Miocic
7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
8 Dominick Cruz
9 Tyron Woodley
10 Michael Bisping
11 Amanda Nunes
12 Max Holloway
13 Khabib Nurmagomedov
14 TJ Dillashaw
15 Yoel Romero

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 Henry Cejudo
3 Jussier Formiga +1
4 Wilson Reis +1
5 Sergio Pettis +1
6 Dustin Ortiz +2
7 Ian McCall
8 Ray Borg +1
9 Brandon Moreno +1
10 Tim Elliott +1
11 John Moraga +1
12 Louis Smolka +1
13 Ben Nguyen +1
14 Alexandre Pantoja +1
15 Ryan Benoit *NR

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

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Jose Aldo
1 Max Holloway (Interim Champion)
2 Frankie Edgar
3 Ricardo Lamas
4 Cub Swanson
5 Jeremy Stephens
6 Anthony Pettis
7 Chan Sung Jung
7 Charles Oliveira
7 Yair Rodriguez
10 Brian Ortega
11 Dennis Bermudez
12 Dooho Choi
13 Mirsad Bektic
14 Darren Elkins
15 Renan Barao

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Stephen Thompson
2 Robbie Lawler
3 Demian Maia
4 Carlos Condit
5 Neil Magny
6 Jorge Masvidal
7 Dong Hyun Kim
8 Donald Cerrone
9 Gunnar Nelson
10 Tarec Saffiedine +1
11 Kamaru Usman +1
12 Jake Ellenberger +1
13 Ryan LaFlare +2
14 Matt Brown
15 Santiago Ponzinibbio *NR

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Ryan Bader
5 Jimi Manuwa
6 Mauricio Rua
7 Corey Anderson
8 Ovince Saint Preux +1
9 Volkan Oezdemir +1
10 Ilir Latifi +1
11 Rogerio Nogueira +1
12 Gian Villante +1
13 Patrick Cummins +1
14 Jan Blachowicz +1
15 Jared Cannonier *NR

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

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

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

You can expect these standings to change in less than two weeks -- especially in the welterweight division -- when UFC 209: "Woodley vs. Thompson 2" takes place on Sat., March 4, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (full details here).

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