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UFC Pound-4-Pound Rankings: Ronda Rousey, Anderson Silva Drop, Chris Weidman Jumps

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Even though she submitted Miesha Tate, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey dropped a spot in the pound-for-pound rankings, according to UFC.com.

After debuting last month at No. 10, Rousey dropped a spot to No. 11. Rousey was pushed down through no fault of her own, but because of the great performances of other fighters. Anthony Pettis, Cain Velasquez and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson moved up a spot. Chris Weidman moved up three spots.

Pettis is recovering from an injury, but tapped out Benson Henderson earlier this year. UFC heavyweight champion of the world Velasquez will also sit out the next several months recovering from an injury. Velasquez in October fought and TKO’d Junior Dos Santos, a man whom he beat the year prior by a dominant unanimous 5-round decision.

In perhaps the most impressive victory, Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the first round of a UFC on FOX show in December.

New to the UFC’s Top 10 is Johny Hendricks, who lost a controversial split decision to Georges St-Pierre, in a fight that many observers believe Hendricks won. St-Pierre decided to walk away from the sport shortly after his decision.

Rousey defeated Miesha Tate by armbar, submitting her in the third round after a back-and-forth fight. Tate became the first person in MMA history to push Rousey past the first round. Although Tate fought tough, Rousey dominated most of the three rounds at the UFC 168 show.

Uriah Faber, Vitor Belfort and the returning Dominick Cruz also joined the overall Top 15.
1 Jon Jones
2 Jose Aldo
3 Cain Velasquez
4 Demetrious Johnson
5 Chris Weidman
6 Renan Barao
7 Anderson Silva
8 Anthony Pettis
9 Benson Henderson
10 Johny Hendricks *NR
11 Ronda Rousey
12 Vitor Belfort *NR
13 Dominick Cruz *NR
14 Urijah Faber *NR
15 Gilbert Melendez