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UFC Rankings: Chris Weidman Climbs In Overall P4P

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman climbed ahead of heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez in the UFC official pound-for-pound rankings.

Weidman is now third behind Jon Jones and Jose Aldo. Velasquez fell one spot to fourth. Johny Hendricks, T.J. Dillashaw, Alexander Gustafsson and Dominick Cruz all moved up one spot each, while Ronda Rousey and Renan Barao dropped two.

Daniel Cormier fell two positions to No. 15 in the pound-for-pound standings.

At heavyweight, Mark Hunt climbed to fourth ahead of Stipe Miocic. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Vitor Belfort switched spots at light heavyweight, despite Belfort now being a middleweight.

Mark Munoz and Tim Boetsch flipped for 14th at 185 pounds, Demian Maia and Dong Hyun Kim moved to seventh and 14th at welterweight, which also saw Rick Story debut at No. 12.

Gunnar Nelson fell to 14th after losing to Story, while Jake Ellenberger and Ryan LaFlare each dropped a spot, as well. Dennis Siver moved to No. 10 at featherweight, dropping Jeremy Stephens to 11th, and Max Holloway debuted at No. 15.

Mitch Gagnon entered the bantamweight Top-15 at No. 15, while John Lineker and Kyoji Horiguchi each moved up a spot at flyweight, passing Ali Bagautinov and Dustin Ortiz, respectively.