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Michael Chiesa Among Biggest Movers In Latest UFC Rankings

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Michael Chiesa climbed five positions and Raquel Pennington three after their latest wins in the UFC rankings.

Chiesa, who submitted Beneil Dariush, is now ranked ninth at lightweight; Pennington, who defeated former title contender Bethe Correia via decision, is ninth at bantamweight.

John Dodson debuted at No. 10 in the male bantamweight rankings after departing the flyweight division where he was a two-time title contender. That allowed Ben Nguyen to debut and everyone outside of Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo to move up a spot each.

Khabib Nurmagomedov reclaimed his position as No. 1 contender at lightweight after returning and defeating Darrell Horcher.

Glover Teixeira is now ranked third following his victory over former champion Rashad Evans.

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UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2

Event Date: May 13, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 179: MacDonald vs. Daley

Event Date: May 19, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira

Event Date: May 28, 2017
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway

Event Date: June 3, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 110: Lewis vs. Hunt

Event Date: June 11, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia

Event Date: June 17, 2017
Broadcast: TBD