Official UFC rankings updated following UFC 161 'Evans vs Henderson' event

Stipe Miocic made his debut in the UFC heavyweight rankings after crushing then number 5 ranked Roy Nelson this past weekend - USA TODAY Sports

UFC.com has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC 161 event (now with a two contributions 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 (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after every UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (June 15, 2013) UFC 161 show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The biggest movers and shakers this week were in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions as Rashad Evans beat then-number three ranked Dan Henderson while previously unranked Stipe Miocic scored a huge and impressive upset over number five heavyweight Roy Nelson.

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 includes yours truly as well as MMAmania's own George Halvatzis Jr. You can check how our rankings stack up compared to the overall consensus by selecting either "Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com)" or "George Halvatzis Jr. (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
9 Dominick Cruz
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 John Lineker
8 Chris Cariaso
9 Darren Uyenoyama
10 Tim 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 Mike Easton
9 T.J. Dillashaw
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
9 Nik Lentz
10: Erik Koch

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

Welterweight
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 Tarec Saffiedine
9 Robbie Lawler
10 Josh Koscheck

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

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

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

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

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 the last 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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