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UFC fighter rankings: Max Holloway placed in top 10 at featherweight

Max Holloway's 5th straight win was enough to get him ranked in the top 10 in the featherweight division, as well as a big showdown with Cub Swanson in April.

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A lack of ranked fighters at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch card in Broomfield, Colorado meant very little in the way of changes in this week's latest official rankings list. Brandon Thatch wasn't ranked to begin with, so Ben Henderson doesn't get placed in welterweight's top 15. The biggest noteworthy alteration is to the featherweight division, where Max Holloway is now a top 10 fighter after his win over Cole Miller. Holloway will face Cub Swanson in April.

One glaring omission to me is the fact that Ray Borg once again is not ranked at flyweight, while Brad Pickett continues to be despite a sub-.500 record at 125 lbs and a plan to return to bantamweight. Oh well, this format will supposedly change once the Reebok deal kicks in, right?

You can view the full UFC rankings here. Fraser Coffeen is Bloody Elbow's sole media panellist, and you can see his ballot by clicking on the dropdown menu at the top-left side of the page.

Pound-For-Pound: T.J. Dillashaw climbs one spot to 8th, moving Anderson Silva down to 9th.

Women's Strawweight: No changes

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga goes into 4th spot, leaving John Moraga down in 5th. Zach Makovsky heads up to 9th after his win over Tim Elliott, who dips to 12th. Dustin Ortiz is now in 11th (where Elliott previously was), while Chris Cariaso rounds out the top 10. Lastly, Wilson Reis is elevated to 13th at the expense of Pickett, who is now 14th.

Bantamweight: Takeya Mizugaki reclaims 6th position ahead of 7th ranked Eddie Wineland.

Women's Bantamweight: No changes

Featherweight: Max Holloway ascends to 10th, which drops Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, and Dennis Siver all down to 11th-13th, respectively.

Lightweight: No changes

Welterweight: Matt Brown rounds out the top 5 while Hector Lombard dips to 6th. Ryan LaFlare moves up one notch to 14, which means Gunnar Nelson finds himself at the bottom of the top 15.

Middleweight: No changes

Light Heavyweight: No changes

Heavyweight: No changes