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Latest UFC rankings update: Al Iaquinta jumps three spots with Sanchez smashup

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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently wrapped its UFC Fight Night 108: "Swanson vs. Lobov" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 (full results here), which took place last weekend (Sat., April 22, 2017) inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The big story coming out of "Music City" -- aside from the expected beating Cub Swanson delivered to the unranked Artem Lobov (watch it) -- was the return of lightweight power puncher (and UFC hater) Al Iaquinta, who made himself relevant again by smashing Diego Sanchez in the co-main event (see it again here).

Here's how the rankings work, courtesy of UFC.com:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

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 TJ Dillashaw
14 Khabib Nurmagomedov
15 Yoel Romero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in roughly two weeks -- especially in the heavyweight division -- when the UFC 211: "Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas (more on that fight card here).

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