Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 171: Tyron Woodley cracks top five, but still ranked behind Carlos Condit


Despite a paltry 1-3 record since outpointing Nick Diaz in early 2012, "The Natural Born Killer' is still considered the third best welterweight fighter in the world.

I have a feeling Tyron Woodley is going to be splintered when he finds out he's still ranked below Carlos Condit, despite beating him in the co-main event of last Saturday night's (March 15, 2014) UFC 171 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas (watch it).

Condit, who blew out his knee in "Big D," is just 1-3 over his last four.

But no point in crying over spilled milk, as the entire welterweight division has been turned on its head with big wins for Hector Lombard and Johny Hendricks, also going down in "The Lone Star State." Jake Shields tumbles down the ladder after getting struck by "Lightning" and Robbie Lawler rockets to the top spot in a losing effort.

That's how well he fought in Dallas (replay).

With that in mind, check out the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked):

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

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

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

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

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

Champion: Johny Hendricks
1. Robbie Lawler +2
2. Rory MacDonald +2
3. Carlos Condit -1
4. Tyron Woodley +7
5. Jake Ellenberger
6. Hector Lombard +6
7. Matt Brown +1
8. Demian Maia -1
9. Tarec Saffiedine
10. Dong Hyun Kim
11. Jake Shields -5
12. Mike Pyle +1
13. Kelvin Gastelum *NR
14. Gunnar Nelson *NR
15. Erick Silva *NR

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Lyoto Machida
4. Ronaldo Souza
5. Michael Bisping
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Mark Munoz
8. Tim Kennedy
9. Francis Carmont
10. Costas Philippou
11. Tim Boetsch
12. Gegard Mousasi
13. Brad Tavares +1
14. Alan Belcher -1
15. Chael Sonnen

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

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

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Alexis Davis
3. Miesha Tate
4. Sara McMann
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Jessica Eye
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

As you can see, there is plenty to talk about.

And you can expect these numbers to change this weekend after UFC Fight Night 38, which features a couple of significant bouts in several prominent divisions, including Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua and C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira.

To check out the entire UFC Fight Night 38 fight card and line up click 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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