Due to inactivity and suspension respectively, Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero are ineligible for the rankings:
Top 10 Middleweights (12/30/15)
1) Luke Rockhold (1)
Luke Rockhold will defend his title in a rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 199 on June 4th in California. This may not have been the first choice considering how one sided their last fight was but it’s going to happen.
2) Chris Weidman (2)
Despite being dominated previously, Chris Weidman will get a rematch against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. The match will take place in Inglewood, California at the Forum on Saturday, June 4th in what could be a great fight.
3) Vitor Belfort (4)
Vitor Belfort is set to fight Ronaldo Souza at UFC 198 on May 14th in Brazil in a match with title implications. Should he win there’s no reason why he couldn’t get a fight against Luke Rockhold who he’s knocked out before.
4) Ronaldo Souza (5)
After being in a match marred by unintentional PED usage, Ronaldo Souza gets another chance at a title shot. He will now face Vitor Belfort at UFC 198 on May 14th in their native Brazil at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.
5) Lyoto Machida (6)
Lyoto Machida has acknowledged that he took a banned substance before he knew the substance was banned and because he technically isn’t under suspension yet he will still be listed. Unfortunate he won’t fight Dan Henderson.
6) Mamed Khabilov (7)
Again Mamed Khabilov is the highest ranked middleweight who isn’t signed in either the UFC or Bellator. In fact he hasn’t fought outside of Poland or the KSW promotion in almost six years in the defunct Sengoku promotion.
7) Michael Bisping (8)
Michael Bisping without a doubt gained the greatest victory in his career when he defeated Anderson Silva. To top it all off Bisping fought Chael Sonnen to a draw in a grappling match on March 20 at UR Fight, a hybrid show.
8) Anderson Silva (N/A)
Following a controversial loss to Michael Bisping, Anderson Silva will now fight Uriah Hall at UFC 198.
9) Gegard Mousasi (10)
Gegard Mousasi will now be facing Derek Brunson at the historic UFC 200 which will take place on July 9th. This is not only an honor but will also be a great opportunity for Mousasi as he could possibly make an impression.
10) Thales Leites (9)
With his loss to Gegard Mousasi, Thales Leites is now on a two fight losing streak, snapping a winning streak.
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