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Latest UFC rankings: Cejudo climbs P4P ladder, Cerrone and VanZant back on the charts

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UFC flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo, is rapidly rising through the official pound-for-pound rankings, thanks to his first-round finish over bantamweight kingpin, TJ Dillashaw, at the UFC on ESPN+ 1 mixed martial arts (MMA) event back on Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, New York.

Watch the highlights here.

Elsewhere on the card, Donald Cerrone returned to 155 pounds — and the lightweight Top 10 — by schooling division loudmouth Alex Hernandez (video). In addition, Paige VanZant was able to sneak in the strawweight back door by finishing Rachael Ostovich (replay).

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 Daniel Cormier
2 Jon Jones
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov
4 Max Holloway
5 Henry Cejudo +6
6 Tyron Woodley
7 Amanda Nunes +1
8 Georges St-Pierre -1
9 TJ Dillashaw -4
10 Conor McGregor -1
11 Stipe Miocic -1
12 Robert Whittaker
13 Tony Ferguson
14 Rose Namajunas
15 Cris Cyborg

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga
2 Joseph Benavidez
3 Ray Borg
4 Deiveson Figueiredo
5 John Moraga
6 Wilson Reis
7 Alexandre Pantoja
8 Dustin Ortiz
9 Alex Perez
10 Tim Elliott
11 Magomed Bibulatov
12 Said Nurmagomedov
13 Ryan Benoit
14 Eric Shelton
15 TJ Dillashaw *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Cody Garbrandt
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Marlon Moraes
5 Jimmie Rivera
6 John Lineker
7 Aljamain Sterling
8 Pedro Munhoz +1
8 John Dodson
10 Rob Font
11 Cody Stamann
12 Alejandro Perez
13 Thomas Almeida
14 Petr Yan
15 Rani Yahya

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion: Max Holloway
1 Brian Ortega
2 Jose Aldo
3 Frankie Edgar
4 Alexander Volkanovski
5 Renato Moicano -1
6 Jeremy Stephens
7 Cub Swanson
8 Chad Mendes
9 Mirsad Bektic -1
10 Josh Emmett
11 Ricardo Lamas
12 Yair Rodriguez
13 Chan Sung Jung
14 Zabit Magomedsharipov
15 Darren Elkins

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Tony Ferguson
2 Conor McGregor
3 Dustin Poirier
4 Al Iaquinta
5 Kevin Lee
6 Edson Barboza
7 Justin Gaethje
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Donald Cerrone *NR
10 James Vick -1
11 Gregor Gillespie +4
12 Nate Diaz -2
13 Alexander Hernandez -2
14 Francisco Trinaldo -2
15 Dan Hooker -2

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Colby Covington
2 Kamaru Usman
3 Darren Till
4 Stephen Thompson
5 Rafael Dos Anjos
6 Robbie Lawler
7 Santiago Ponzinibbio
8 Demian Maia
9 Leon Edwards +1
10 Jorge Masvidal -1
11 Neil Magny
12 Gunnar Nelson
13 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos +1
14 Geoff Neal *NR
15 Alex Oliveira

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero
2 Luke Rockhold
3 Jacare Souza
4 Kelvin Gastelum
5 Chris Weidman
6 Israel Adesanya
7 Paulo Costa
8 Derek Brunson
9 Jared Cannonier
10 Brad Tavares
11 David Branch
12 Antonio Carlos Junior
13 Uriah Hall
14 Elias Theodorou
15 Anderson Silva *NR

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Anthony Smith
4 Jan Blachowicz
5 Volkan Oezdemir
6 Corey Anderson
6 Thiago Santos
8 Dominick Reyes
9 Ilir Latifi
10 Jimi Manuwa
11 Glover Teixeira +1
12 Ovince Saint Preux -1
13 Mauricio Rua
14 Misha Cirkunov
15 Nikita Krylov

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic
2 Derrick Lewis
3 Francis Ngannou
4 Curtis Blaydes
5 Alexander Volkov
6 Alistair Overeem
7 Junior Dos Santos
8 Aleksei Oleinik
9 Marcin Tybura
10 Justin Willis
11 Tai Tuivasa
12 Shamil Abdurakhimov
13 Walt Harris
14 Andrei Arlovski
15 Stefan Struve

WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
3 Tatiana Suarez
3 Nina Ansaroff
5 Claudia Gadelha
6 Karolina Kowalkiewicz
7 Tecia Torres
8 Michelle Waterson
9 Carla Esparza
10 Felice Herrig
11 Cortney Casey
12 Cynthia Calvillo
13 Alexa Grasso
14 Randa Markos
15 Mackenzie Dern

WOMEN'S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye
2 Sijara Eubanks
3 Katlyn Chookagian
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
5 Alexis Davis
6 Liz Carmouche
7 Joanne Calderwood +3
8 Roxanne Modafferi -1
9 Lauren Murphy -1
10 Jessica-Rose Clark -1
11 Ashlee Evans-Smith +1
12 Mara Romero Borella +1
13 Andrea Lee +1
14 Montana De La Rosa +1
15 Paige VanZant *NR

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie
2 Holly Holm
3 Ketlen Vieira
4 Raquel Pennington
5 Cat Zingano
6 Marion Reneau
7 Aspen Ladd
8 Sara McMann
9 Yana Kunitskaya
10 Irene Aldana
11 Tonya Evinger
12 Bethe Correia
13 Lina Lansberg
14 Lucie Pudilova
15 Talita Bernardo

There you have it.

You can expect these standings to change in just a few weeks, particularly in the men’s bantamweight division, as the promotion is set to uncork the UFC on ESPN+ 2: “Assuncao vs. Moraes” event on Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 inside Northeast Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil (more on that fight card here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.