Official UFC rankings update: Jon Jones eclipses Anderson Silva as No. 1-ranked P4P MMA fighter following UFC 162

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

UFC.com has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC 162 event (now with a two contributions from MMAmania.com). Check out the big movers and shakers below.

He told you so!

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 each UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (July 6, 2013) UFC 162 show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The biggest movers and shakers this week were in the middleweight and featherweight divisions as Chris Weidman dethroned Anderson Silva and several of the Featherweight Top 10 competition was in action. The pound-for-pound rankings also made its first change up top because of Silva's sensational knockout loss (watch it here), with Jones sliding into the first position.

Take the good with the bad, "Bones."

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

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 Cub Swanson +1
5. Chan Sung Jung -1
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: Chris Weidman +1
1 Anderson Silva =1
2 Vitor Belfort
3 Yushin Okami
4 Michael Bisping
5 Ronaldo Souza
6 Mark Munoz +2
7. Constantinos Philippou -1
8 Luke Rockhold -1
9 Chael Sonnen
10 Tim Boetsch

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Lyoto Machida
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Glover Teixeira
4 Rashad Evans
5 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
6 Dan Henderson
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
6 Frank Mir
7 Roy Nelson
8 Travis Browne +1
9 Stipe Miocic -1
10 Josh Barnett

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 Sheila Gaff +1
10 Germaine de Randamie -1

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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