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UFC Rankings: Al Iaquinta, Thiago Alves Enter In Latest Edition

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Fresh off victories at UFC 183, Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves cracked the Top-15 of their respective divisions in the latest UFC rankings.

Iaquinta, who dominated Joe Lauzon, moved into 15th at lightweight, while Alves entered welterweight at 13 after his victory.

Kelvin Gastelum plummeted three spots at 170 pounds to 10th after falling to Tyron Woodley, who remained third. Gastelum is set to enter the middleweight division after failing to make weight.

Frankie Edgar overtook Chad Mendes as the No. 1 ranked contender to Jose Aldo at featherweight, though Conor McGregor is getting the next crack at Aldo’s belt.

Demian Maia, Tarec Saffiedine and Dong Hyun Kim all moved up a spot in place of Gastelum, as did Rustam Khabilov at lightweight.

In the light heavyweight rankings, Phil Davis fell one spot and Dan Henderson three, while Fabio Maldonado moved up two and Patrick Cummins one.

Thales Leites and Mark Munoz flipped spots with CB Dollaway and Tim Boetsch at middleweight, while Clay Guida and Dennis Siver did the same.

Ali Bagutinov and John Lineker switched sixth at flyweight, as Lineker is set to move to bantamweight after missing weight, as well. Eddie Wineland and Takeya Mizugaki did the same at 135 pounds for sixth.

In the overall pound-for-pound discussion, Anderson Silva and Robbie Lawler moved ahead of T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao. Silva is now eighth – the highest-ranked non-champion – and Lawler is 10th.