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Stephen Thompson, Anderson Silva Big Rankings Winners

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Stephen Thompson was the biggest winner over the weekend, and now, “Wonderboy” can see just how much.

Thompson moved up to third in the latest UFC rankings for the welterweight division following his first round finish of Johny Hendricks. He is now seated right behind former title contender Rory MacDonald and the expected next title challenger to Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley.

Anderson Silva, despite not competing since last January, climbed three more spots to seventh in the middleweight rankings. Silva returns later this month against Michael Bisping.

Ben Rothwell is now ranked fourth at heavyweight, while Justin Scoggins debuted at No. 12 in the flyweight rankings.

Rafael dos Anjos, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, is now fourth in the pound-for-pound Top-15, one spot behind future challenger Conor McGregor.

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Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione

Event Date: February 18, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne

Event Date: February 19, 2017
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 173: McGeary vs. Fields

Event Date: February 24, 2017
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Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd

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UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2

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