Official UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 38: Dan Henderson jumps two spots to No. 6 by smashing Shogun Rua

After dropping an "H-bomb" on Brazil, light heavyweight veteran Dan Henderson took two steps closer to fulfilling this goal and getting back into title contention (just don't tell Jon Jones).

Age ain't nuttin' but a numbah...

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson is back in the mix after pummeling Mauricio Rua last Sunday night in Brazil (watch it). Not only did "Hendo" snap a three-fight losing streak, he also jumped two spots in the official rankings.

"Shogun" falls to No 7.

Elsewhere on the charts, Lyoto Machida bounced Vitor Belfort from his spot because the media hates "The Phenom," or TRT, or both. I'm not sure how else to explain their change in position since Belfort was ahead of "The Dragon" just seven days ago and nothing has changed since then.

Well, almost nothing.

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. Anderson Silva +1
8. Anthony Pettis -1
9. Johny Hendricks
10. Ronda Rousey
11. Vitor Belfort
12. Benson Henderson
14. Gilbert Melendez +1
13. Alexander Gustafsson -1
15. Urijah Faber

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

Champion: Renan Barao
1. Urijah Faber
2. Michael McDonald
3. Raphael Assuncao
4. Eddie Wineland
5. TJ Dillashaw
6. Mike Easton +1
7. Takeya Mizugaki -1 
8. Iuri Alcantara
9. Erik Perez +2
10. Francisco Rivera 
11. Dominick Cruz -2
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. Jeremy Stephens +1
11. Dennis Bermudez -1
12. Tatsuya Kawajiri +2
14. Darren Elkins -1
13. Conor McGregor -1
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 
12. Myles Jury +1
13. Michael Johnson -1
14. Bobby Green  
15. Rustam Khabilov

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

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Lyoto Machida +1
3. Vitor Belfort -1
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. Alan Belcher +1
14. Brad Tavares -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. Dan Henderson +2
7. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -1
8. Mauricio Rua -1
9. Chael Sonnen
10. Ryan Bader
11. Jimi Manuwa
12. Vitor Belfort
13. Gegard Mousasi
14. Rafael Cavalcante 
15. James Te Huna

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 
12. Gabriel Gonzaga 
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 next month after UFC Fight Night 39, which features a couple of significant bouts in several prominent divisions, including Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson and Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri.

To check out the entire UFC Fight Night 39 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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