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UFC fighter rankings: Cormier in top 10 P4P, Arlovski slotted in heavyweight's top 5

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It's 2015, and Andrei Arlovski is a top 5 heavyweight with a real claim to a UFC title shot.

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Andrei Arlovski is a top 5 heavyweight once again. A man once left for dead (not literally) following a series of brutal losses in Strikeforce has only gone and proved his doubters wrong with a 1st round KO of Travis Browne at UFC 187. It brings Arlovski to 3-0 in his UFC return and he arguably will get the next title shot against the Velasquez vs. Werdum winner. What a stunning career turnaround for him. Meanwhile, in a change-heavy latest edition of the rankings, Daniel Cormier is in the top 10 on the pound-for-pound list after capturing the vacant LHW belt over Anthony Johnson.

Full UFC rankings can be found here. You can view the individual ballots by clicking on the dropdown menu at the top left hand side of the page. Bloody Elbow no longer has any representatives on the panel.

Pound-for-Pound: Daniel Cormier comes in at #9 after previously being left off the list altogether. Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, and Renan Barao were all bumped down to 10th-12th. Frankie Edgar moved up one notch to 13th. Fabricio Werdum and Johny Hendricks both dipped two spots to 14th and 15th, respectively. Vitor Belfort is gone from the list after Chris Weidman crushed him.

Women's Strawweight: Maryna Moroz edges ahead of Paige VanZant for 7th.

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo replaces Kyoji Horiguchi at the 7th spot, while Dustin Ortiz does the same at 11th ahead of Wilson Reis.

Bantamweight: Johnny Eduardo (8th) flips places with Aljamain Sterling (9th).

Women's Bantamweight: No changes

Featherweight: Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz swap 8th and 9th ahead of this Saturday's UFC Goiania showdown.

Lightweight: Title shot coming up next, Donald Cerrone is now level with Khabib Nurmagomedov for 2nd. Ben Henderson's tie with Michael Johnson is broken as "Smooth" drops to 6th. Eddie Alvarez goes up one notch to 9th over Josh Thomson.

Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim's win over Josh Burkman moves him up to 7th in the rankings, while Tarec Saffiedine falls to 8th.

Middleweight: Vitor Belfort slips to 4th while Lyoto Machida reclaims 3rd.

Light Heavyweight: With Cormier elevated to champion, Ryan Bader improves two spots to 3rd over Rashad Evans. Loads of fighters ranked below Cormier got the beneficial bump, including Glover Teixeira (5th), Ovince St. Preux (6th), Jimi Manuwa (7th), Mauricio Rua (8th), Rafael Cavalcante (11th to 9th), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (11th), Jan Blachowicz (15th to 12th), and Patrick Cummins (13th). Gian Villante rounds out the top 15.

Heavyweight: Loads of changes here. Andrei Arlovski is the biggest change as he skyrockets from 8th to 4th. Stipe Miocic actually climbs one notch to 3rd. Travis Browne loses two spots and drops to 5th. Josh Barnett, Mark Hunt, and Alistair Overeem comprise the 6th-8th positions but they all were moved down a peg due to Arlovski's rise. Frank Mir is placed at 9th over Ben Rothwell, who rounds out the top 10. Oleksiy Oliynyk replaces Mirko Cro Cop at 15th.