Johny Hendricks has fought his way into the Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound rankings.
The two-time NCAA wrestling champion from Oklahoma State is making his debut in the Top 10 after defeating Carlos Condit at UFC 158 on March 16 in a thrilling three-round match. It was the sixth win in a row for Hendricks, during which time he has beaten elite fighters such as Condit, Martin Kampmann, Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch, Mike Pierce and T.J. Waldburger.
Hendricks will have a chance to move up the rankings when he faces No. 3 Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title sometime later this year.
With that, let's take a look at the current rankings:
1. Anderson Silva
Points: 228 (21 of 23 first-place votes)
2. Jon Jones
Points: 201 (2 of 23 first-place votes)
3. Georges St-Pierre
4. Jose Aldo
5. Benson Henderson
6. Cain Velasquez
7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Renan Barao
9. Gilbert Melendez
10. Johny Hendricks
Others receiving votes: Ronda Rousey 14; Frankie Edgar 11; Daniel Cormier 7; Junior dos Santos 3; Anthony Pettis 2; Joseph Benavidez 1; Michael Chandler 1; Lyoto Machida 1.
Ineligible: Dominick Cruz (inactive more than 12 months).
Voting panel:Denny Burkholder, CBS Sports.com; Elias Cepeda, Cage Potato; Steve Cofield, ESPN Radio 1100, Las Vegas; Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press; Dave Deibert, Post Media; Dave Doyle, MMA Fighting/Yahoo! Sports; Matt Erickson, MMA Junkie/USA Today; Josh Gross, ESPN.com; Ariel Helwani, MMA Fighting; Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review-Journal; Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports; Mark La Monica, Newsday; Damon Martin, Bleacher Report; Todd Martin, freelance; Franklin McNeil, ESPN.com; Dave Meltzer, The Wrestling Observer/MMA Fighting; John Morgan, MMA Junkie/USA Today; Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com; Ken Pishna, MMA Weekly; Greg Savage, Sherdog; Mike Straka, Sirius/XM; Dann Stupp, MMA Junkie/USA Today; Jeff Wagenheim, SI.com.