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UFC fighter rankings: Changes aplenty at men's bantamweight

Bryan Caraway is now in the top 5, Cody Garbrandt is in the top 10, and Renan Barao is not ranked anywhere in the latest UFC rankings.

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It was a big day for the men's bantamweight division on Sunday, as Cody Garbrandt and Bryan Caraway both scored major victories over the higher ranked Thomas Almeida and Aljamain Sterling, respectively. Caraway has catapulted himself into the top 10, while Garbrandt has gone from unranked to the top 10. Meanwhile, Renan Barao's loss at featherweight means he's not been ranked there, and obviously is officially unranked at bantamweight. How times have changed.

The full UFC rankings can be found here.

Pound-for-Pound: Robbie Lawler gets bumped to 5th, while Rafael dos Anjos drops to 6th.

Women's Strawweight: No changes

Flyweight: No changes

Women's Bantamweight: Jessica Eye's latest loss sends her tumbling down from 7th to 10th. Sara McMann remains in 6th, but Valentina Shevchenko moves up two places to 7th, while Raquel Pennington rises to 9th.

Men's Bantamweight: Bryan Caraway skyrockets from 8th to 4th, knocking Aljamain Sterling down to 6th. Cody Garbrandt's KO gets him all the way up to 7th, simultaneously dropping Thomas Almeida to a 9th placed tie with John Lineker. Urijah Faber climbed up to #2 (due to Barao no longer being ranked), Raphael Assuncao is now 3rd. Michael McDonald rounds out the top 5. John Dodson rose two spots to 8th. Takeya Mizugaki dropped out of the top 10 and is now down at 11th, Frankie Saenz moved up one notch to 12th, and lastly, Johnny Eduardo dipped to 13th.

Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens' win over Renan Barao gets him up to 8th, one spot ahead of Dennis Bermudez, who Stephens defeated last July.

Lightweight: No changes

Welterweight: Bad news for Tarec Saffiedine, whose loss to Rick Story saw him plummet to #13, three spots down from last time. Story takes his spot at #10, while Gunnar Nelson (#11) and Kelvin Gastelum (#12) both move up one place.

Middleweight: No changes

Light Heavyweight: No changes

Heavyweight: No changes

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