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)
 Affiliation: UFC (middleweight champion)
 Weight class: Middleweight
 Record: 31-4
 Last fight: TKO1 Stephan Bonnar, Oct. 13
 Previous ranking: 1
 Up next: Title fight vs. Chris Weidman

 2. Jon Jones

 Points: 201 (2 of 23 first-place votes)
 Affiliation: UFC (light heavyweight champion)
 Weight class: Light heavyweight
 Record: 17-1
 Last fight: SUB4 Vitor Belfort, Sept. 22
 Previous ranking: 2
 Next: Title fight vs. Chael Sonnen

 3. Georges St-Pierre

  Points: 190
  Affiliation: UFC (welterweight champion)
  Weight class: Welterweight
  Record: 24-2
  Last fight: W5 Nick Diaz, March 16
  Previous ranking: 3
  Next: Nothing scheduled

 4. Jose Aldo

 Points: 158
 Affiliation: UFC (featherweight champion)
 Weight class: Featherweight
 Record: 21-1
 Last fight: W5 Frankie Edgar, Feb. 2
 Previous ranking: 4
 Next: Title fight vs. Anthony Pettis

 5. Benson Henderson

 Points: 133
 Affiliation: UFC (lightweight champion)
  Weight class: Lightweight
 Record: 17-2
 Last fight: W5 Nate Diaz, Dec. 8
 Previous ranking: 5
  Next: Title fight vs. Gilbert Melendez

 6. Cain Velasquez

 Points:102
 Affiliation: UFC (heavyweight champion)
 Weight class: Heavyweight
 Record: 11-1
 Last fight: W5 Junior dos Santos, Dec. 29
 Previous ranking: 5
 Next: Title fight vs. Antonio Silva

 7. Demetrious Johnson

 Points:83
 Affiliation: UFC (flyweight champion)
 Weight class: Flyweight
 Record: 17-2-1
 Last fight: W5 John Dodson, Jan. 26
 Previous ranking: 7
 Next: Injured, nothing scheduled

 8. Renan Barao

  Points: 60
  Affiliation: UFC (interim bantamweight champion)
  Weight class: Bantamweight
  Record: 30-1
  Last fight: SUB4 Michael McDonald, Feb. 16
  Previous ranking: 10
  Up next: Title fight vs. Eddie Wineland

 9. Gilbert Melendez

 Points:49
 Affiliation: UFC
 Weight class: Lightweight
 Record: 21-2
 Last fight: W5 Josh Thomson, May 19
 Previous ranking: 8
 Next: Title fight vs. Benson Henderson

 10. Johny Hendricks

 Points: 62
 Affiliation: UFC
 Weight class:Welterweight
 Record: 15-1
 Last fight: W3 Carlos Condit, March 16
 Previous ranking: NR
 Next: Title fight vs. Georges St-Pierre
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.

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