Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 172: Anthony Johnson rumbles to No. 5, 'Bones' still P4P best

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Not only is Anthony Johnson back in UFC, he's also ranked in the top five of his division, thanks to a huge upset win over the previously No. 4-ranked Phil Davis at UFC 172 last weekend in Baltimore. But he still has a ways to go if he hopes to catch 205-pound kingpin Jon Jones, who holds steady as the sport's top pound-for-pound fighter.

What a difference 15 minutes can make.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a new light heavyweight contender, now that Anthony Johnson has unseated Phil Davis from the No. 4 spot, thanks to a unanimous decision blowout at the UFC 172 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (April 26, 2014) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Watch video highlights of their co-main event affair right here.

With his "Wonderful" upset of the former collegiate wrestling standout, "Rumble" takes over the No. 5 spot, which doesn't necessarily make him an immediate threat to pound-for-pound king Jon Jones -- also victorious at UFC 172 -- but it's certainly a promising start.

Not bad for a former welterweight.

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

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

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

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

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

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Gilbert Melendez
2. Benson Henderson
3. TJ Grant
4. Josh Thomson
5. Khabib Nurmagomedov
6. Nate Diaz
7. Donald Cerrone
8. Rafael dos Anjos
9. Jim Miller
10. Gray Maynard
11. Myles Jury
12. Michael Johnson
13. Edson Barboza
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
9. Dong Hyun Kim
10. Tarec Saffiedine
11. Kelvin Gastelum
12. Mike Pyle
13. Gunnar Nelson
14. Erick Silva +1
15. Ryan LaFlare -1

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

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

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Fabricio Werdum 
2. Junior dos Santos 
3. Travis Browne
4. Antonio Silva
5. Josh Barnett
6. Alistair Overrem
7. Stipe Miocic -1
8. Mark Hunt
9. Roy Nelson
10. Frank Mir
11. Gabriel Gonzaga
12. Stefan Struve
13. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 
14. Brendan 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. Bethe Correia +2
11. Julianna Pena -1
11. Germaine de Randamie -1
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 40, which features a couple of significant bouts in several prominent divisions, including Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva and Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou.

To check out the entire UFC Fight Night 40 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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