Middleweight champ remains atop the Middleweight division with a stunning KO victory over Vitor Belfort. With possibly getting the next shot at Silva (GSP will have to defeat Jake Shields first), the rest of the Middleweights will have to wait before getting a crack at the champ. This list was put together by our friends over at RantMMA.com. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section.
No.10 Brian Stann (“The All American”)
Stann enters the top 10 with a strong win over Chris Leben.
No.9 Robbie Lawler (“Ruthless”)
Lawler couldn’t win the title against Jacare, but his incredible KO win over Matt Lindland is still fresh in the minds of MMA fans everywhere.
No.8 Michael Bisping (“The Count”)
Bisping enters the top 10 with a win over Yoshihiro Akiyama. His next fight is scheduled for UFC 127 on February 27, where he’ll take on Jorge Rivera.
No.7 Jorge Santiago
The Sengoku champion won a wildly entertaining battle against Kazuo Misaki in his 2nd title defence. He’s also recently avenged a loss against Mamed Khalidov.
No.6 Ronaldo Souza (“Jacare”)
Jacare successfully defended his title against middleweight mainstay Robbie Lawler. He continues to show development in all aspects of MMA with each fight.