Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 169: Overeem climbs two spots to No. 7, Faber stands fast

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC 169 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 169, which took place last Saturday night (Feb. 1, 2014) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

See all the results and fallout of "Barao vs. Faber 2" by clicking here.

Despite getting dropped and stopped in the "Garden State" headliner, top bantamweight contender Urijah Faber holds on to the top spot below his Brazilian nemesis, likely because he's already defeated most of the top 10-ranked fighters in his division.

That's not all.

Alistair Overeem began his ascent back to the summit of the heavyweight list by smashing Frank Mir over the course of three "crappy" rounds. But what goes up, must come down, so Mir suffers in the standings as a result from his lopsided defeat.

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

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

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

Champion : Renan Barao
1. Urijah Faber
2. Michael McDonald
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. Eddie Wineland
5. TJ Dillashaw
6. Brad Pickett
7. Takeya Mizugaki
8. Mike Easton
9. Dominick Cruz +1
10. Iuri Alcantara -1
11. Francisco Rivera
12. Erik Perez 
13. Alex Caceres +2
14. Bryan Caraway -1
15. Ivan Menjivar -1

Champion : Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Franke Edgar +1
3. Ricardo Lamas -1
4. Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Dennis Siver
8. Nik Lentz
9. Clay Guida
10. Jeremy Stephens
11. Darren Elkins
12. Erik Koch
13. Conor McGregor
14. Dennis Bermudez
15. Tatsuya Kawajiri

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

Champion: Vacant
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. Tarec Saffiedine
10. Tyron Woodley
11. Dong Hyun Kim
12. Hector Lombard
13. Josh Koscheck +1
14. Rick Story -1
15. Mike Pyle

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
12. Alan Belcher
13. Brad Tavares
14. Yoel Romero
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
11. Jimi Manuwa
12. Thiago Silva
13. Vitor Belfort
14. Lyoto Machida
15. James Te Huna

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

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

So much for "Barao" taking over the top of the pound-for-pound list (as previously predicted).

As you can see, there is plenty to talk about (Edgar?). And you can expect these numbers to change in two weeks after UFC Fight Night 36, which features significant bouts in the middleweight division with Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza vs. Francis Carmont.

See the entire UFC Fight Night 36 fight card and line up here.

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

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