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With a hard left, Chris Weidman went from an up-and-coming fighter to maybe the next big thing in mixed martial arts. Weidman watched as former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva bobbed, weaved and clowned around in the UFC 162 octagon. Then it happened -- the punch that put an end to Silva's undefeated record in UFC matches and dethroned him from atop the Pound-for-Pound rankings. Our experts have Jon Jones atop the new rankings, with Silva fourth and a previously unranked Weidman fifth. Do you agree with the new rankings? Click the photos below to have your say.

Pound-for-pound MMA fighters

Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo

Featherweight
22-1-0
P4P ranking: 3

Renan Barao

Renan Barao

Bantamweight
30-1-0
P4P ranking: 9

Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson

Lightweight
19-2-0
P4P ranking: 6

Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson

Flyweight
17-2-1
P4P ranking: 8

Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Light Heavyweight
18-1-0
P4P ranking: 1

Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert Melendez

Lightweight
21-3-0
P4P ranking: 10

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva

Middleweight
33-5-0
P4P ranking: 4

Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

Welterweight
24-2-0
P4P ranking: 2

Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman

Middleweight
10-0-0
P4P ranking: 5

Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez

Heavyweight
12-1-0
P4P ranking: 7

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Speed, skill and power make for a good MMA fighter, and the 155-pound division has plenty of athletes who possess those talents. Our experts have Benson Henderson, who is 7-0 in the UFC and 4-0 in title fights as the sport's top lightweight, but is he your pick? Where does class newcomer T.J. Grant fit in? Click our photos below to set your rankings!

MMA lightweight fighters

Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez

Record: 24-3-0

Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone

Record: 20-5-0

Mike Chandler

Mike Chandler

Record: 11-0-0

Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos

Record: 19-6-0

Evan Dunham

Evan Dunham

Record: 14-4-0

T.J. Grant

T.J. Grant

Record: 21-5-0

Pat Healy

Pat Healy

Record: 29-16-0

Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson

Record: 19-2-0

Gray Maynard

Gray Maynard

Record: 11-2-1

Gilbert Melendez

Gilbert Melendez

Record: 21-3-0

Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Record: 22-4-0

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Record: 20-0-0

Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis

Record: 16-2-0

Josh Thomson

Josh Thomson

Record: 20-5-0

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