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UFC rankings: With Jose Aldo's retirement, Adrian Yanez added to bantamweight list

Key bantamweight matchup didn't create much impact following UFC Fight Night 210, but the departure of the 'King of Rio' forced some change.

This past weekend saw Cory Sandhagen (15-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) score an impressive fourth-round TKO over Song Yadong (19-7-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 210, but the result didn't cause much of a ripple in the promotion's bantamweight rankings.

The only movement at 135 pounds came courtesy of Jose Aldo (31-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC), the former UFC and WEC champ who has elected to retire from MMA after a legendary career. With one spot open, bantamweight prospect Adrian Yanez (16-3 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was added to the top 15 in the latest rankings update. 

Yanez actually enters the list at No. 14, sliding past Jack Shore (16-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who is now No. 15.

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

UFC bantamweight champion: Aljamain Sterling

  1. Petr Yan
  2. T.J. Dillashaw
  3. Merab Dvalishvili
  4. Cory Sandhagen
  5. Marlon Vera
  6. Rob Font +1
  7. Dominick Cruz +1
  8. Pedro Munhoz +1
  9. Yadong Song +1
  10. Ricky Simon +1
  11. Frankie Edgar +1
  12. Sean O'Malley +1
  13. Umar Nurmagomedov +1
  14. Adrian Yanez NR
  15. Jack Shore