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UFC Rankings: “Mighty Mouse,” Dominick Cruz, Conor McGregor Move Up

Donald Cerrone

The latest official UFC fighter rankings have been released following action at UFC 178 this past weekend.

In the pound-for-pound Top-15, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson moved past Cain Velasquez and into third overall. “Mighty Mouse” sits behind only Jon Jones and Jose Aldo.

The P4P list also featured Daniel Cormier taking over 13th, dropping Alexander Gustafsson one spot, and the return of Dominick Cruz at No. 15. Cruz, a former bantamweight champion, fought for the first time in three years and defeated Takeya Mizugaki.

Cruz also made a significant move in the bantamweight rankings, positioning himself in second behind Renan Barao. “The Dominator” will challenge T.J. Dillashaw in 2015 for the title.

Alex Caceres moved up one spot at 135 pounds, while the Top-10 behind Cruz all fell a spot to allow for his march.

At featherweight, Conor McGregor is now fifth overall after besting Dustin Poirier, who fell two spots to seventh. Dennis Bermudez and Nik Lentz also dropped a position each.

Donald Cerrone is now fourth at lightweight, inching past former champion Benson Henderson. And, despite a loss to Cerrone, Eddie Alvarez climbed to 10th overall. Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, Jorge Masvidal and Rustam Khabilov all fell a spot, while Nate Diaz returned.

Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson flipped seventh and eighth at light heavyweight, while Bethe Correia and Amanda Nunes did the same for eighth at female bantamweight. Flyweight saw Ali Bagautinov climb to sixth, one spot over John Lineker.

In the middleweight rankings, Yoel Romero jumped to sixth overall, one spot ahead of Tim Kennedy, who he recently defeated. Thales Leites also moved up a spot, while Michael Bisping fell two to ninth.

Heavyweight and welterweight saw no divisional changes.