Official UFC rankings updated after UFC on FOX 11: Fabricio Werdum claims top spot, 'The Eagle' soars to No. 5

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

After pummelling Travis Browne on the feet this past weekend at UFC on FOX 11, Fabricio Werdum is directly behind Cain Velasquez in the heavyweight rankings, breathing down the champion's neck until the stage is set for them to meet in Mexico.

Let's get down to business with the movers and shakers.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) released another set of rankings on Monday afternoon (April 21, 2014) directly after UFC on FOX 11: "Werdum vs. Browne" this past Saturday night (April 19).

After beating up Travis Browne in the main event, Fabricio Werdum has claimed top spot in the heavyweight rankings, anticipating a set date for his battle against Cain Velasquez in Mexico (highlights here).

"Hapa" is ranked third, directly behind Junior dos Santos.

Elsewhere, Khabib Nurmagomedov surged to number five on the lightweight ladder after dominating Rafael dos Anjos this past weekend in the "prelims" main event. The Brazilian plummets three spots down to number eight.

Also, Yoel Romero stands just outside of the top 10 at middleweight, after defeating Brad Tavares, and jumps three spots to number 11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agree or disagree?

The rankings are always a touchy subject, since some observers feel there is no need for them.

With that being said, they will certainly shift again after this weekend's UFC 172 fight card in Baltimore, featuring a light heavyweight title fight pitting Jon Jones against Glover Teixeira.

To check out the entire UFC 172: "Jones vs. Teixeira" 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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