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UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 66: Frankie Edgar debuts on pound-for-pound list

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Frankie Edgar emerged victorious after a clean sweep on the judges scorecards at the UFC Fight Night 66 mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Saturday (May 16, 2015) in Manila, Philippines, after five rounds of action against Urijah Faber inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena (watch it).

Likewise for Gegard Mousasi, who outclassed Costas Philippou in their co-headlining affair (video).

As a result, "The Answer" is now ranked among the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, but it wasn't enough to shoot him past Chad Mendes in the featherweight line up. Likewise for "The Dreamcatcher," who stands fast at No. 7 at 185 pounds.

But it was a good day for Neil Magny!

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

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Jose Aldo
2 Demetrious Johnson
3 Chris Weidman
4 Cain Velasquez +1
5 Ronda Rousey -1
6 TJ Dillashaw
7 Rafael dos Anjos
8 Robbie Lawler
9 Anderson Silva
10 Anthony Pettis
11 Renan Barao -1
12 Fabricio Werdum
13 Johny Hendricks
14 Frankie Edgar *NR
15 Vitor Belfort -1

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

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion : Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
3 Donald Cerrone
4 Gilbert Melendez
5 Benson Henderson +1
5 Michael Johnson
7 Edson Barboza
8 Myles Jury
9 Josh Thomson
10 Eddie Alvarez
11 Bobby Green
12 Tony Ferguson
13 Al Iaquinta
14 Beneil Dariush
15 Jorge Masvidal

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

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Daniel Cormier
4 Rashad Evans
5 Ryan Bader
6 Glover Teixeira
7 Ovince Saint Preux
8 Jimi Manuwa
9 Mauricio Rua
10 Rampage Jackson
11 Rafael Cavalcante
12 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
13 Fabio Maldonado
14 Patrick Cummins
15 Jan Blachowicz

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

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

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

Interesting.

You can expect these standings to change -- especially in the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions -- when UFC 187 goes down this Saturday night (May 23, 2015) inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. To check out the entire "Johnson vs. Cormier" fight card and line up click here.

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