ByJoshua Molina, writer at Creators.co
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Ronda Rousey surpassed Holly Holm in the UFC women's bantamweight rankings, another sign that the UFC icon is on the road back, while the woman who defeated her, continues to drop.

Rousey moved up one spot to No. 2 in the rankings, while Holly Holm dropped down two spots.

Holm's star has fallen greatly since she served Rousey a head kick full of humble pie, taking her UFC women's bantamweight championship. But Holm has lost twice since that victory. She was choked out by Miesha Tate for the title and then lost a unanimous decision to Valentina Shevchenko.

Rousey has not fought since her loss more than a year ago, but absence seems to make the heart grow fonder. Rousey is now the No. 2 fighter in her division, according to the rankings.

Now that Rousey is on top in the rankings, it's time to complete the journey. Will she be the UFC women's champion again? Probably. Holm won't be champion and she's the only one who can beat Rousey.

Here's the breakdown, according to the UFC:

Champion : Amanda Nunes

1. Miesha Tate

2. Ronda Rousey

3, Valentina Shevchenko

4. Holly Holm

5. Julianna Pena

6. Cat Zingano

7. Sara McMann

8. Liz Carmouche

9. Raquel Pennington

10. Jessica Eye

11. Bethe Correia

12. Germaine de Randamie

13. Ashlee Evans-Smith

14. Katlyn Chookagian

15. Marion Reneau

(image courtesy MMA Weekly)