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Official UFC rankings updated after UFC 165: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Francis Carmont crack Top 10 has updated its "official" consensus rankings following this past Saturday's UFC 165 event (now with three contributions from Check out the big mixed martial arts (MMA) movers and shakers below.


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) "official" rankings are refreshed!

The media rankings are listed on, covering all eight weight classes (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after each UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (Sept. 21, 2013) UFC 165 show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The biggest movers and shakers this week were in the Lightweight and Middleweight divisions as Khabib Nurmagomedov finally made the cut thanks to his impressive unanimous decision win over Pat Healy, while Francis Carmont cracked into the 185-pound elite courtesy of a six-fight win streak that he kept alive with a wrestling-minded victory over Constantinos Philippou.

One notable incremental movement is Renan Barao gaining one spot on the pound-for-pound list after throttling Eddie Wineland with a spinning heel-kick to the grill to retain his interim 135-pound belt. He's "Money!"

If you're wondering how the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion (in conjunction with FightMetric) compiles its list, here's the criteria:

Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC and a fighter can only appear in one weight division at a time. The champion and interim champion are considered to be in the top positions of their respective divisions and therefore are not eligible for voting by weight-class. However, the champions can be voted on for the pound-for-pound rankings.

That voting panel includes MMAmania's own George Halvatzis Jr, Matthew Roth and Michael Stets. You can check how our rankings stack up compared to the overall consensus by selecting either "George Halvatzis Jr. (," "Matthew Roth (" or "Michael Steczkowski (" in the voting panelists tab at the top of the page.

Below are the updated rankings (+/- = movement in rankings)

1. Jon Jones
2. Georges St. Pierre
3. Jose Aldo +1
4. Anderson Silva -1
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Renan Barao +1
7. Demetrious Johnson -1
8. Anthony Pettis
9. Chris Weidman
10. Benson Henderson

Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1. Joseph Benavidez
2. John Dodson
3. Ian McCall
4. John Moraga
5. John Lineker
6. Jussier Formiga
7. Tim Elliott
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Louis Gaudinot
10. Darren Uyenoyama

Champion: Dominick Cruz
1. Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Eddie Wineland
5. Raphael Assuncao
6. Brad Pickett
7. Scott Jorgensen
8. Mike Easton
9. T.J. Dillashaw
10. Takeya Mizugaki (Previously un-ranked)

Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes
2. Ricardo Lamas
3. Frankie Edgar
4. Cub Swanson
5. Chan Sung Jung
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Dennis Siver
8. Nik Lentz
9. Clay Guida
10. Erik Koch

Champion: Anthony Pettis
1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. T.J. Grant
4. Josh Thomson +1
5. Gray Maynard -1
6. Rafael dos Anjos
7. Khabib Nurmagomedov (Previously un-ranked)
8. Nate Diaz -1
9. Jim Miller -1
10. Donald Cerrone -1

Champion: Georges St. Pierre
1. Johny Hendricks
2. Carlos Condit
3. Rory MacDonald
4. Demian Maia
5. Jake Ellenberger
6. Martin Kampmann
7. Nick Diaz
8. Robbie Lawler
9. Tarec Saffiedine
10. Matt Brown

Champion: Chris Weidman
1. Anderson Silva
2. Vitor Belfort
3. Ronaldo Souza
4. Michael Bisping
5. Mark Munoz
6. Yushin Okami
7. Luke Rockhold +1
8. Francis Carmont (Previously un-ranked)
9. Costa Philippou -2
10. Chael Sonnen -1

Light Heavyweight
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Phil Davis
4. Rashad Evans +1
5. Lyoto Machida -1
6. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
7. Dan Henderson
8. Chael Sonnen +1
9. Gegard Mousasi -1
10. Mauricio Rua

Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Junior dos Santos
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Fabricio Werdum
4. Antonio Silva
5. Travis Browne
6. Josh Barnett
7. Frank Mir +1
8. Alistair Overeem -1
9. Roy Nelson
10.Stipe Miocic

Women's Bantamweight
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Sarah Kaufman
3. Miesha Tate
4. Sara McMann
5. Liz Carmouche
6. Alexis Davis
7. Amanda Nunes
8. Germaine De Randamie
9. Julie Kedzie
10. Rosi Sexton

See anything that stands out?

Let's get some feedback, Maniacs, then compare this list to the one recently compiled by the SB Nation rankings committee here. To compare these to the last official UFC rankings click here.

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