Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 168: Chris Weidman makes biggest move on increased Top 15 pound-for-pound list

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday night's UFC 168 event, which includes three contributions from staff members. Check out the big mixed martial arts (MMA) movers and shakers below.

The latest "official" Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings are out with the conclusion of UFC 168, which took place last weekend (Sat., Dec. 28, 2013) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And in a predictable turn of events, former UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tumbled down the pound-for-pound rankings four spots, while the man who defeated him for the second straight time, Chris Weidman, retained his 185-pound title and moved up three slots on the same list.

Strangely, Silva -- who was shattered his shin in the second round, forcing a stoppage of the main event rematch -- did not move on the Middleweight totem pole, holding strong at No. 2 even though Vitor Belfort is clearly the second best in the division at this moment.

Aside from Travis Brown cracking the Heavyweight Top 5 after his huge win over Josh Barnett, there were few other notable changes; however, as previously reported, each category has been expanded to include five extra spots, expanding from 10 to 15. Therefore, several fresh faces make their "official" rankings debuts below.

Check out the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked):

1. Jon Jones
2. Jose Aldo
3. Cain Velasquez +1
4.Demetrious Johnson +1
5. Chris Weidman +3
6. Renan Barao
7. Anderson Silva -4
8. Anthony Pettis -1
9. Benson Henderson
10. Johny Hendricks *NR
11. Ronda Rousey -1
12. Vitor Belfort *NR
13. Dominick Cruz *NR
14. Urijah Faber *NR
15. Gilbert Melendez *NR

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. John Dodson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. Ian McCall
4. John Moraga
5. John Lineker
6. Jussier Formiga
7. Ali Bagautinov
8. Timothy Elliott
9. Chris Cariaso
10. Zach Makovsky *NR
11. Louis Gaudinot -1
12. Scott Jorgensen *NR
13. Darren Uyenoyama *NR
14. Darrell Montague *NR
15. Dustin Ortiz *NR

Champion : Dominick Cruz
1. Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Raphael Assuncao
5. Eddie Wineland
6. Brad Pickett
7. T.J. Dillashaw
8. Mike Easton
9. Takeya Mizugaki
10. Iuri Alcantara *NR
11. Francisco Rivera *NR
12. Bryan Caraway *NR
13. Erik Perez *NR
14. Scott Jorgensen -4
15. Ivan Menjivar *NR

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 *NR
11. Darren Elkins -1
12. Conor McGregor *NR
13. Dennis Bermudez *NR
14. Diego Brandao *NR
15. Jeremy Stephens *NR

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Benson Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. T.J. Grant
4. Josh Thomson
5. Nate Diaz
6. Rafael dos Anjos
7. Khabib Nurmagomedov
8. Donald Cerrone
9. Jim Miller +1
10. Gray Maynard -1
11. Edson Barboza *NR
12. Bobby Green *NR
13. Diego Sanchez *NR
14. Michael Johnson *NR
15. Rustam Khabilov *NR

1. Johny Hendricks
2. Carlos Condit
3. Robbie Lawler
4. Rory MacDonald
5. Jake Ellenberger
6. Demian Maia
7. Jake Shields
8. Matt Brown
9. Martin Kampmann
10. Tarec Saffiedine *NR
11. Tyron Woodley *NR
12. Dong Hyun Kim *NR
13. Hector Lombard *NR
14. Josh Koscheck *NR
15. Rick Story *NR

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Lyoto Machida
5. Michael Bisping
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Mark Munoz
8. Francis Carmont
9. Tim Kennedy
10. Costas Philippou
11. Tim Boetsch *NR
12. Alan Belcher *NR
13. Chael Sonnen *NR
14. Lorenz Larkin *NR
15. Thales Leites *NR

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Rashad Evans
4. Phil Davis
5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6. Dan Henderson +1
7. Mauricio Rua -1
8. Chael Sonnen
9. Gegard Mousasi
10. Ryan Bader *NR
11. Jimi Manuwa *NR
12. Thiago Silva *NR
13. Vitor Belfort *NR
14. Lyoto Machida -4
15. James Te-Huna *NR

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Junior Dos Santos
2. Fabricio Werdum
3. Travis Browne +2
4. Daniel Cormier -1
5. Josh Barnett +1
6. Antonio Silva -2
7. Mark Hunt
8. Alistair Overeem
9. Stipe Miocic +1
10. Frank Mir -1
11. Roy Nelson *NR
12. Gabriel Gonzaga *NR
13. Minotauro Nogueira *NR
14. Stefan Struve *NR
15. Brendan Schaub *NR

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Alexis Davis
4. Sara McMann
5. Jessica Eye +2
6. Sarah Kaufman -1
7. Liz Carmouche -1
8. Amanda Nunes
9. Jessica Andrade
10. Julianna Pena *NR
11. Germaine de Randamie -1
12. Bethe Correia *NR
13. Raquel Pennington *NR
14. Jessamyn Duke *NR
15. Jessica Rakoczy *NR

There you have it, Maniacs.

We know you might have something to say about Weidman's rise and Silva's fall in the pound-for-pound list, as well as the expanded list to include the extra five fighters in each category and much more.

Therefore, sound off in the comment section below. And to compare these to the last official UFC rankings click here.

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