UFC Rankings Update: Rafael dos Anjos Rises Up P4P List

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Another weekend of fights are in the books, as UFC on FOX 17 went down this past Saturday (December 19, 2015) from Orlando, Florida.

In the main event of the evening, reigning UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos put on quite the impressive performance, scoring a brutal 66 second finish over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

The Brazilian champion rose up two spots in the pound-for-pound rankings, now sitting at No. 8. Dos Anjos swapped spots with 205-pound boss Daniel “DC” Cormier who dropped down to No. 10.

The 155-pound division also saw a bit of a mix-up, as Cerrone slid down to No. 3, while undefeated but oft-injured contender Khabib Nurmagomedov moved up to No. 2. UFC on FOX 17 winner Nate Diaz moved up a whopping 8 spots from No. 15 to No. 7 thanks to his entertaining unanimous decision win over Michael Johnson.

At heavyweight, Alistair Overeem moved up four spots to No. 5, curiously one spot below former champion Junior dos Santos, the man he just knocked out at UFC on FOX 17.

Check out the full rankings update here courtesy of UFC.com:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Demetrious Johnson
2 Jon Jones
3 Conor McGregor
4 TJ Dillashaw
5 Fabricio Werdum
6 Robbie Lawler
7 Jose Aldo -1
8 Rafael dos Anjos +2
9 Luke Rockhold
10 Daniel Cormier -2
11 Chris Weidman
12 Cain Velasquez
13 Joanna Jedrzejczyk +1
14 Ronda Rousey -1
15 Holly Holm

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Demetrious Johnson
1 Joseph Benavidez
2 John Dodson
3 Henry Cejudo
4 Ian McCall
5 Jussier Formiga
6 Kyoji Horiguchi
7 John Moraga
8 Zach Makovsky
9 Dustin Ortiz
10 Ray Borg
11 Wilson Reis
12 Ali Bagautinov
13 Louis Smolka
14 Chris Cariaso
15 Sergio Pettis

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

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

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Rafael dos Anjos
1 Anthony Pettis
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov +1
3 Donald Cerrone -1
4 Eddie Alvarez
5 Tony Ferguson
6 Michael Johnson
7 Edson Barboza
8 Nate Diaz +7
9 Beneil Dariush -1
10 Al Iaquinta
11 Bobby Green
12 Dustin Poirier +1
13 Benson Henderson -1
14 Michael Chiesa
15 Myles Jury -6

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

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

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Jon Jones
2 Anthony Johnson
3 Alexander Gustafsson
4 Ryan Bader
5 Glover Teixeira
6 Ovince Saint Preux
7 Rashad Evans
8 Mauricio Rua
9 Jimi Manuwa
10 Quinton Jackson
11 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
12 Patrick Cummins
13 Corey Anderson
14 Rafael Cavalcante
15 Gian Villante

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

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion: Joanna Jedrzejczyk
1 Claudia Gadelha
2 Carla Esparza
3 Rose Namajunas
4 Tecia Torres
5 Jessica Penne
6 Valerie Letourneau
7 Paige VanZant +1
8 Joanne Calderwood +1
9 Randa Markos -2
10 Maryna Moroz
11 Michelle Waterson
12 Karolina Kowalkiewicz *NR
13 Jessica Aguilar -1
14 Juliana Lima -1
15 Felice Herrig -1

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