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UFC rankings: Daniel Rodriguez debuts in top 15 following split-decision win over Li Jingliang

'D-Rod' replaces 'The Leech' in No. 14 spot after hotly contested UFC 279 clash.

After a razor-thin decision win over fellow welterweight contender Li Jingliang (19-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC), Daniel Rodriguez (17-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) is now officially in the top 15 of the UFC's 170-pound division.

Rodriguez earned a controversial split-decision win over Jingliang at this past Saturday's UFC 279 event in Las Vegas, and he was rewarded for the result with the No. 14 spot in the latest official welterweight rankings, with Jingliang sliding off the list with the setback.

The switch was the only change at 170 pounds.

The latest official welterweight rankings are listed below. Check out the full updated rankings at

UFC welterweight champion: Leon Edwards

  1. Kamaru Usman
  2. Colby Covington
  3. Khamzat Chimaev
  4. Gilbert Burns
  5. Belal Muhammad
  6. Geoff Neal
  7. Stephen Thompson
  8. Sean Brady
  9. Jorge Masvidal
  10. Vicente Luque
  11. Shavkat Rakhmonov
  12. Michael Chiesa
  13. Neil Magny
  14. Daniel Rodriguez NR
  15. Michel Pereira