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UFC rankings updated after UFC 187: Daniel Cormier debuts on pound-for-pound list, Andrei Arlovski cracks top 5

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Esther Lin

Shake it up!

Lots of movers and shakers in this week's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings update, particularly in the light heavyweight division, after the mixed martial arts (MMA) action at the UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (May 23, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For all the "Johnson vs. Cormier" news that's fit to print, click here.

Daniel Cormier walked out of "Sin City" with the light heavyweight championship, as well as a spot on the pound-for-pound list, thanks to a third-round submission win over Anthony Johnson (replay). In the UFC 187 co-main event, Vitor Belfort came up empty against Chris Weidman (watch it) and dropped a spot at middleweight.

In addition, "The Phenom" was completely removed from the 205-pound class.

Here's what the entire ranking field looks like courtesy of UFC.com, which also reflects Andrei Arlovski's big win over Travis Browne with a spot in the top five (highlights).

Note: (+/- = movement in rankings, *NR = Not previously ranked).

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

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

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Renan Barao
2 Dominick Cruz
3 Raphael Assuncao
4 Urijah Faber
5 Michael McDonald
6 Eddie Wineland
7 Takeya Mizugaki
8 Johnny Eduardo +1
9 Aljamain Sterling -1
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 Charles Oliveira +1
9 Nik Lentz -1
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
2 Donald Cerrone +1
4 Gilbert Melendez
5 Michael Johnson
6 Benson Henderson -1
7 Edson Barboza
8 Myles Jury
9 Eddie Alvarez +1
10 Josh Thomson -1
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 Dong Hyun Kim +1
8 Tarec Saffiedine -1
9 Jake Ellenberger
10 Kelvin Gastelum
11 Rick Story
12 Thiago Alves
13 Neil Magny
14 Gunnar Nelson
15 Ryan LaFlare

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Chris Weidman
1 Luke Rockhold
2 Jacare Souza
3 Lyoto Machida +1
4 Vitor Belfort -1
5 Anderson Silva
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
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Anthony Johnson
2 Alexander Gustafsson
3 Ryan Bader +2
4 Rashad Evans
5 Glover Teixeira +1
6 Ovince Saint Preux +1
7 Jimi Manuwa +1
8 Mauricio Rua +1
9 Rafael Cavalcante +2
10 Rampage Jackson
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira +1
12 Jan Blachowicz +3
13 Patrick Cummins +1
14 Fabio Maldonado -1
15 Gian Villante *NR

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

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 Maryna Moroz +1
8 Paige VanZant -1
9 Joanne Calderwood
10 Felice Herrig
11 Aisling Daly
12 Heather Clark
13 Juliana Lima
14 Valerie Letourneau
15 Angela Hill

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

Alrighty then.

You can expect these standings to change -- especially in the welterweight and featherweight divisions -- when UFC Fight Night 67 goes down this Saturday night (May 30, 2015) on FOX Sports 1 inside the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. To check out the entire "Condit vs. Alves" 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.