Official UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 42: Caraway cracks top 10, Khabilov and Moraga stand fast

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest changes came at bantamweight, courtesy of "Kid Lightning," and middleweight, following the departure of "The Filipino Wrecking Machine."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has updated its "official" rankings in the wake of last weekend's (Sat., June 7, 2014) UFC Fight Night 42 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place inside Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Get full results here.

Former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson reclaims the No. 1 spot from Gilbert Melendez following his recent submission win over Rustam Khabilov. "The Tiger," however, stands fast at No. 11 despite getting tapped in "The Land of Enchantment."

Likewise for No. 1-ranked John Dodson, who along with John Moraga at No. 5, stays put.

Elsewhere in the brackets, Mark Munoz was pulled from the middleweight rankings because of his contract status (more on that here), giving a new spot to 185-pound veteran Thales Leites, while Bryan Caraway fish hooks his way into the top 10.

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

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

Flyweight
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. John Dodson
2. Joseph Benavidez -1
3. Ian McCall
4. Ali Bagautinov
5. John Moraga
6. Jussier Formiga
7. John Lineker
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Tim Elliot (tie) +1
9. Zach Makovsky (tie)
11. Brad Pickett
12. Louis Gaudinot
13. Dustin Ortiz
14. Kyoji Horiguchi
15. Scott Jorgensen

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

Featherweight
Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Ricardo Lamas
4. Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung
6. Dustin Poirier
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

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

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

Middleweight
Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Lyoto Machida 
3. Vitor Belfort 
4. Jacare Souza
5. Luke Rockhold
6. Tim Kennedy
7. Gegard Mousasi 
9.  Costas Philippou +1
10.  CB Dollaway +2
11.  Yoel Romero
12.  Francis Carmont +1
13.  Tim Boetsch +1
14.  Brad Tavares +1
15.  Thales Leites *NR

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

Heavyweight
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Fabricio Werdum
2. Junior dos Santos
3. Travis Browne
4. Antonio Silva
5. Josh Barnett
6. Stipe Miocic 
7. 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. Soa Palelei

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
11. Julianna Pena
11. Germaine de Randamie
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 174, which features a couple of significant bouts in several prominent divisions, including Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov (flyweight) and Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley (welterweight).

To check out the entire UFC 174 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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