Official UFC rankings updated following UFC on Fuel TV 8 'Silva vs Stann' event

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

UFC.com has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC on Fuel TV 8 event (now with a contribution from MMAmania.com). Check out the big movers and shakers below.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) now features "official" rankings on its website, UFC.com, covering all eight weight classes plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after every UFC event, which means we're back with another weekly installment following this past weekend's (March 2, 2013) UFC on FUEL TV 8 show in Saitama, Japan.

This week features the debut of the UFC women's bantamweight rankings, although there were only 9 ladies to choose from (Shiela Gaff will likely be added the next time rankings come around).

If you're wondering how the world's largest mixed martial arts (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 now includes yours truly. You can check how my rankings stack up compared to the overall consensus by selecting "Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com)" in the voting panelists tab at the top of the page.

Below are the updated UFC.com rankings (+/- = movement in rankings, NR = not ranked last week)

Pound-for-Pound
1 Anderson Silva
2 Jon Jones
3 Georges St. Pierre
4 Jose Aldo
5 Benson Henderson
6 Cain Velasquez
7 Demetrious Johnson
8 Renan Barao +1
9 Dominick Cruz -1
10 Frankie Edgar

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

Bantamweight
Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2 Urijah Faber
3 Michael McDonald
4 Eddie Wineland
5 Brad Pickett
6 Rafael Assuncao
7 Scott Jorgensen
8. Brian Bowles
9 Mike Easton
10 Ivan Menjivar

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

Lightweight
Champion: Benson Henderson
1 Gilbert Melendez
2 Anthony Pettis
3 Gray Maynard
4 Nate Diaz
5 Jim Miller
6 Donald Cerrone
7 TJ Grant
8 Rafael dos Anjos
9 Joe Lauzon
10 Khabib Nurmagomedov

Welterweight
Champion: Georges St-Pierre
1 Johny Hendricks
2 Carlos Condit
3 Nick Diaz
4 Rory MacDonald
5 Demian Maia
6 Jake Ellenberger
7 Martin Kampmann
8 Tarec Saffiedine
9 Robbie Lawler +1
10 Josh Koscheck -1

Middleweight
Champion: Anderson Silva
1 Chris Weidman
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Yushin Okami +1
4 Michael Bisping -1
5 Luke Rockhold +1
6 Constantinos Philippou -1
7 Mark Munoz
8 Ronaldo Souza +2
9 Chael Sonnen
10 Hector Lombard -2

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

Heavyweight
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1 Junior dos Santos
2 Fabricio Werdum
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Antonio Silva
5 Frank Mir
6 Alistair Overeem
7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira +1
8 Roy Nelson -1
9 Mark Hunt NR
10 Stefan Struve -1

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1 Miesha Tate
2 Liz Carmouche
3 Sarah Kaufman
4 Alexis Davis
5 Cat Zingano
6 Sara McMann
7 Julie Kedzie
8 Amanda Nunes
9 Germaine De Randamie

See anything 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 last week's official UFC rankings, click here. Also, if you want to debate/complain about my personal rankings, I'll be on and off all day to discuss them.

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