Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 167: Robbie Lawler rockets to No. 3, Rory MacDonald grounded at No. 4

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday night's UFC 167 event (now with three contributions from Check out the big mixed martial arts (MMA) movers and shakers below.

This could get ugly.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has shuffled its official mixed martial arts (MMA) rankings to reflect the winners and losers of last weekend's UFC 167: "St-Pierre vs. Hendricks" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And there was a lot going on at 170 pounds.

That said, it should come as no surprise to see Robbie Lawler rocket up the rankings with his gritty win over Rory MacDonald at last weekend's "Sin City" bonanza (full results here), which didn't hurt "Ares" that much, considering he only drops one place on the list.

Then there's Chael Sonnen...

You can make the argument "The American Gangster" shouldn't even be ranked in the top 10, considering he's 1-2 as a light heavyweight with two technical knockout losses, one of which came against Rashad Evans (who trades places with Phil Davis) in the UFC 167 co-main event.

One win over "Shogun" puts Sonnen ahead of Machida?


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. Chris Cariaso +1
8. Ali Bagautinov (NR)
9. Tim Elliott -2
10. Louis Gaudinot -1

Champion: Dominick Cruz
1. Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Raphael Assuncao (tie)
4. Eddie Wineland (tie) +1
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. Darren Elkins

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. Donald Cerone +1
10. Jim Miller -1

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

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Michael Bisping
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Mark Munoz
8. Francis Carmont
9. Constantinos Philippou
10. Tim Kennedy

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Rashad Evans +1
4. Phil Davis -1
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6. Dan Henderson +1
7. Chael Sonnen -1
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 +1
9. Stipe Miocic -1
10. Roy Nelson

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Sara McMann
4. Alexis Davis
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Liz Carmouche +1
7. Jessica Eye -1
8. Amanda Nunes
9. Germaine de Randamie
10. Jessica Andrade


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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