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UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 61: Michael Johnson rockets to No. 6, Bigfoot Silva tumbles to No. 12

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Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 61, which went down this past weekend (Sun., Feb. 22, 2015) inside Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

For complete "Bigfoot vs. Mir" results and play-by-play click here.

It's a good day for lightweight Michael Johnson, who rocketed up the 155-pound charts with his unanimous decision win over Edson Barboza (highlights). The Brazilian dropped to No. 8 with the loss and you can expect "The Menace" to get a big name his next time out.

Speaking of big...

"Bigfoot" Silva took a big drop -- not just to the canvas in Brazil -- but in the heavyweight standings, as well, tumbling to No. 12. With the knockout victory, Frank Mir jumps two spots to No. 11 and is oh-so-close to once again being a top-10 fighter.

That's not all.

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 Anthony Pettis
6 Cain Velasquez
7 Ronda Rousey
8 TJ Dillashaw
9 Anderson Silva
10 Robbie Lawler
11 Renan Barao
12 Johny Hendricks
13 Vitor Belfort
14 Dominick Cruz
15 Fabricio Werdum

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

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion : TJ Dillashaw
1 Renan Barao
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Urijah Faber
4 Raphael Assuncao
5 Michael McDonald
6 Takeya Mizugaki
7 Eddie Wineland
8 Johnny Eduardo +1
9 Bryan Caraway +1
10 Iuri Alcantara -2
11 Francisco Rivera
12 Frankie Saenz *NR
13 Erik Perez -1
14 Alex Caceres -1
15 Mitch Gagnon -1

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion : Jose Aldo
1 Frankie Edgar
2 Chad Mendes
3 Conor McGregor
4 Ricardo Lamas
5 Cub Swanson
6 Dennis Bermudez
7 Dustin Poirier
8 Nik Lentz
9 Charles Oliveira
10 Max Holloway
11 Jeremy Stephens
12 Clay Guida
13 Dennis Siver
14 Darren Elkins
15 Hacran Dias

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

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

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

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

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

WOMEN'S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion : Carla Esparza
1 Joanna Jedrzejczyk
2 Claudia Gadelha
3 Jessica Penne
4 Rose Namajunas
5 Tecia Torres
6 Joanne Calderwood
7 Randa Markos
8 Felice Herrig
9 Aisling Daly
10 Paige VanZant
11 Heather Clark
12 Juliana Lima
13 Angela Hill
14 Seohee Ham
15 Bec Rawlings

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

Interesting.

You can expect these standings to change when the UFC 184: "Rousey vs. Zingano" pay-per-view (PPV) event goes down this Saturday night (Feb. 28, 2015) inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. To check out that entire fight card and line up click here.

Until then, let us know what you think of the latest movement in the comments section below.