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Jose Aldo Climbs To No. 1 In UFC Rankings

Jose Aldo

With the news that Jon Jones had been suspended and stripped of his UFC light heavyweight title, the official pound-for-pound rankings feature a No. 1 fighter.

Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champion, moved into that top spot, followed by champions Demetrious Johnson, Chris Weidman, Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey, T.J. Dillashaw, Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler.

Jones, who is involved in an alleged hit-and-run, has been taken off the rankings completely. The light heavyweight division will crown a new champion at UFC 187 when Anthony Johnson faces off against Daniel Cormier.

Several other changes were made to the rankings, as Max Holloway moved ahead of Cub Swanson and into fifth at featherweight. Darren Elkins and Hacran Dias each climbed two spots, as well, at 145 pounds.

Josh Thomson and Eddie Alvarez flipped for ninth at lightweight, while Michael Bisping and Thales Leites did the same at middleweight and Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway at bantamweight.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson made his return recently, and did the same in the rankings, debuting back at No. 10.

Maryna Moroz, Felice Herrig and Jessica Eye each moved up a spot in the women’s rankings.

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