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UFC Rankings: Julianna Pena Knocking On Top-10

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Fresh off a convincing victory over Milana Dudieva, Julianna Pena is just on the outside of the female bantamweight Top-10 in the latest official UFC rankings.

Pena, the first female Ultimate Fighter winner, returned from a year-plus layoff this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 63. She jumped two spots to No. 11 after finishing Dudieva.

Other movers in the positive direction were female strawweights Rose Namajunas (third) and Paige VanZant (10th); heavyweights Frank Mir (10th) and Antonio Silva (12th); light heavyweight Dan Henderson (14th); lightweights Tony Ferguson (12th) and Al Iaquinta (14th); featherweights Nik Lentz (seventh), Charles Oliveira (eighth), Max Holloway (ninth), Clay Guida (10th) and Dennis Siver (12th); and flyweight John Lineker (sixth).

Also, Anderson Silva moved past Anthony Pettis in the overall pound-for-pound Top-15.

Of note, the seventh-spot drop by Dustin Poirier at featherweight comes after a win at lightweight, where “The Diamond” plans to compete from now on.