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UFC rankings updated after UFC 179: Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes stand fast, Phil Davis sends Glover Teixeira packing

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Jose Aldo's impressive win -- which marked his 18th in a row including nine title defenses -- still wasn't good enough to overtake Jon Jones as the pound-for-pound best.

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The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following the UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Sat. night (Oct. 25, 2014) inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Get full results here.

Jose Aldo solidified his spot atop the featherweight mountain after defeating Chad Mendes for the second time in a back-and-forth title fight for the ages (video) which saw "Junior" go home with a unanimous decision victory in the main event of the evening.

In the co-headlining act, Phil Davis managed to outpoint Glover Teixeira, earning him a unanimous decision, as well. The dominant performance (highlights) and subsequent victory was good enough to jump "Mr. Wonderful" up one spot to No. 5 on the light heavyweight list.

The loss, meanwhile, sent Glover tumbling down two pegs to No. 6.

Here's what the rest of the field looks like courtesy of UFC.com. Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

POUND-FOR-POUND
1. Jon Jones
2. Jose Aldo
3. Demetrious Johnson
4. Chris Weidman
5. Cain Velasquez
6. Anthony Pettis
7. Anderson Silva
8. Ronda Rousey  +1 
9. Johny Hendricks -1
10. T.J. Dillashaw
11. Renan Barao
12. Vitor Belfort
13. Dominick Cruz +1
14.  Daniel Cormier +1
15. Alexander Gustafsson -1

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

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: T.J. Dillashaw
1. Renan Barao
2. Dominick Cruz
3. Urijah Faber
4. Rafael Assuncao
5. Michael McDonald
6. Eddie Wineland +1
7. Takeya Mizugaki -1
8. Iuri Alcantara
9. Johny Eduardo
10. Bryan Caraway
11. Francisco Rivera
12. Erik Perez
13. Alex Caceres
14. Mike Easton
15. Joe Soto

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

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

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Johny Hendricks
1. Robbie Lawler
2. Rory MacDonald
3. Tyron Woodley
4. Carlos Condit
5. Matt Brown
6. Hector Lombard
7. Demian Maia 
8. Jake Ellenbeger 
9. Tarec Saffiedine
10. Dong Hyun Kim -1
11. Kelvin Gastelum
12. Rick Story
13. Jordan Mein
14. Gunnar Nelson
15. Ryan LaFlare

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1. Alexander Gustafsson
2. Daniel Cormier
3. Anthony Johnson +2
4. Rashad Evans -1
5. Phil Davis +1
6. Glover Teixeira -2
7. Dan Henderson + 1
8. Ryan Bader -1
9. Mauricio Rua
10. Ovince Saint Preux
11. Jimi Manuwa
12. Rafael Cavalcante
13. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 
14. Fabio Maldonado +1
15. Vitor Belfort -1

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Cain Velasquez
1. Fabricio Werdum
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Travis Browne
4. Mark Hunt
5. Stipe Miocic 
6.Josh Barnett
7. Andrei Arlovski
8. Antonio Silva
9. Roy Nelson
10. Ben Rothwell
11. Alistair Overeem
12. Gabriel Gonzaga
13. Frank Mir
14. Stefan Struve
15.Matt Mitrione

WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Ronda Rousey
1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Sara McMann
4. Alexis Davis
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Jessica Eye
7. Liz Carmouche
8. Bethe Corriera
9. Amanda Nunes
10. Jessica Andrade
11. Julianna Pena
12. Germaine de Randamie
13. Leslie Smith
14. Raquel Pennington
15. Holly Holm

Interesting.

You can expect these numbers to change rather quickly as UFC Fight Night 55: "Rockhold vs. Bisping" goes down early next month on UFC Fight Pass from inside the AllPhones Arena in Sydney, Australia. To check out that entire fight card and line up click here.

Until then, let's hear your take in the comment section below.