cruzWith UFC 178, The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and Bellator 126 taking place this past week, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update. To access the full MMAOddsBreaker rankings, click here. Disagree? Feel free to give us your take on our rankings either in the comment section here or on Twitter! Pound-for-Pound 1. Jon Jones 2. Demetrious Johnson (+1) 3. Jose Aldo (-1) 4. Chris Weidman 5. Cain Velasquez 6. Dominick Cruz (NR) 7. Johny Hendricks (-1) 8. Anthony Pettis (-1) 9. Daniel Cormier (-1) 10. Ronda Rousey (-1) 11. TJ Dillashaw (-1) 12. Vitor Belfort (-1) 13. Gilbert Melendez (-1) 14. Renan Barao (-1) 15. Frankie Edgar (-1) Demetrious Johnson takes claim to our number two pound-for-pound position after his crushing victory over Chris Cariaso via second round Kimura this past weekend. The other huge mover and shaker is Dominick Cruz, who returned to action looking better than ever at UFC 178 and takes back the spot in the polls he never should have lost (more on this later). Lightweight

1. Anthony Pettis 2. Gilbert Melendez 3. Khabib Nurmagomedov 4. Rafael dos Anjos 5. Ben Henderson 6. Donald Cerrone (+2) 7. TJ Grant (-1) 8. Eddie Alvarez (-1) 9. Bobby Green 10. Josh Thomson 11. Myles Jury 12. Nate Diaz 13. Michael Johnson 14. Justin Gaethje 15. Michael Chandler

The biggest lightweight fight this past weekend was a top 10 contest between Donald Cerrone and the debuting Eddie Alvarez on the UFC 178 main card. Alvarez came out strong, winning the first round, but Cerrone wore him down with constant pressure and repeated kicks which slowed him and allowed Cerrone to take control of the final two frames en route to a unanimous decision victory. Alvarez doesn’t drop much due to his solid showing, while Cerrone moves up two spots to number six. Featherweight

1. Jose Aldo 2. Chad Mendes 3. Frankie Edgar 4. Ricardo Lamas 5. Cub Swanson 6. Patricio Pitbull 7. Conor McGregor (+5) 8. Dennis Bermudez 9. Dustin Poirier (-2)
10. Pat Curran (-1) 11. Nik Lentz (-1) 12. Chan Sung Jung (-1) 13. Jeremy Stephens 14. Charles Oliveira 15. Daniel Straus

The biggest story of the past week was the hype train coming to a reality for Conor McGregor as the “Notorious” one followed through on his promise to knock out Dustin Poirier in the first round of their UFC 178 main card contest. McGregor soars up the featherweight rankings with his dominant showing and likely upcoming number one contender position while Poirier drops a couple spots for suffering a tough loss.