Official UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 30: Lyoto Machida Top 5 Middleweight overnight, Jimi Manuwa still outside looking in

Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC Fight Night 30 event (now with three contributions from Check out the big mixed martial arts (MMA) movers and shakers below.

Pee pee-free diets are good for Middleweight rankings.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made his 185-pound debut this past weekend (Sat., Oct. 26, 2013) at Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England, taking out Mark Munoz with a first round head kick knockout (watch highlight-reel finish here).

It was impressive, especially considering that "The Dragon" was able to do it on relatively short notice (even though he was already training to fight Tim Kennedy next weekend at "Fight for the Troops 3") in replace of the injured Michael Bisping (more details here). So impressive, in fact, that Machida leapfrogged the tail-end of the Top 10 to land at No. 5 on the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's updated rankings.

Munoz, meanwhile, dropped to slots, creating a domino effect that caused Francis Carmont -- who was victorious in his last appearance -- to drop one position to No. 8.

Jimi Manuwa, meanwhile, remains un-ranked despite a three-fight win streak inside the Octagon and an undefeated professional record (14-0). "Poster Boy" can change all that, though, sooner rather than later. Not much noteworthy movement elsewhere with so few ranked fighters in action at UFC Fight Night 30.

And John Lineker only has himself to blame for not advancing his position.

If you're wondering how the world's largest MMA promotion (in conjunction with FightMetric) compiles its list, here's the criteria:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC and a fighter can only appear in one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

That voting panel includes MMAmania's own George Halvatzis Jr, Matthew Roth and Michael Stets. You can check how our rankings stack up compared to the overall consensus by selecting either "George Halvatzis Jr. (," "Matthew Roth (" or "Michael Steczkowski (" in the voting panelists tab at the top of the page.

Below are the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings):

1. Jon Jones
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. Jose Aldo
4. Anderson Silva
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Renan Barao
7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Chris Weidman
10. Ben Henderson

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. Joseph Benavidez
2. John Dodson
3. Ian McCall
4. John Moraga
5. John Lineker
6. Jussier Formiga
7. Timothy Elliott
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Louis Gaudinot
10. Darren Uyenoyama

Champion: Dominick Cruz
1. Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Raphael Assuncao
5. Eddie Wineland
6. Brad Pickett
7. Scott Jorgensen
8. T.J. Dillashaw
9. Mike Easton
10. Takeya Mizugaki

Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Ricardo Lamas
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Dennis Siver
8. Nik Lentz
9. Clay Guida
10. Erik Koch

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. T.J. Grant
4. Josh Thomson
5. Gray Maynard
6. Rafael dos Anjos
7. Khabib Nurmagomedov
8. Nate Diaz
9. Jim Miller
10. Donald Cerrone

Champion: Georges St. Pierre
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Carlos Condit
3. Rory MacDonald
4. Jake Ellenberger
5. Demian Maia
6. Nick Diaz
7. Martin Kampmann
8. Jake Shields
9. Matt Brown
10. Robbie Lawler

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Michael Bisping
5. Lyoto Machida *(Not ranked)
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Mark Munoz
8. Francis Carmont
9. Costa Philippou
10. Chael Sonnen

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Phil Davis
4. Rashad Evans
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6. Dan Henderson
7. Chael Sonnen
8. Gegard Mousasi
9. Mauricio Rua
10 Lyoto Machida

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Junior Dos Santos
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Fabricio Werdum
4. Antonio Silva
5. Travis Browne
6. Josh Barnett
7. Alistair Overeem
8. Frank Mir
9. Stipe Miocic
10. Roy Nelson

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Sara McMann
4. Liz Carmouche
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Alexis Davis
7. Jessica Eye
8. Amanda Nunes
9. Germaine de Randamie
10. Jessica Andrade *(Not ranked)

See anything else that stands out?

Let's get some feedback, Maniacs, then compare this list to the one recently compiled by the SB Nation rankings committee here. To compare these to the last official UFC rankings click here.

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