Due to inactivity and suspension, Tim Kennedy and Anderson Silva are ineligible for this month’s rankings:

Top 10 Middleweights (10/1/15)

1) Chris Weidman (1) 

Chris Weidman will be defending his title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on pay-per-view on December 12th. The fight will be the co-main event next to featherweight.

2) Luke Rockhold (2) 

American Kickboxing Academy product Luke Rockhold will challenge Chris Weidman on December 12th at UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on pay-per-view.

3) Ronaldo Souza (3)

Ronaldo Souza will most likely be fighting for a title shot against Yoel Romero at UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 12th at 2015’s final pay-per-view.

4) Vitor Belfort (4)

In a rubber match, Vitor Belfort defeated Dan Henderson for a second time at UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 on November 7th in his native Brazil in Sao Paulo at the Ginasio de Ibirapuera on Fox Sports 1.

5) Yoel Romero (5)

Yoel Romero will be fighting Ronaldo Souza at UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor on December 12th on pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. A win over Souza could be Romer’s next career highlight.

6) Lyoto Machida (6)

At the present, Lyoto Machida has nothing scheduled and needs a win to snap his two fight losing streak. Machida is pretty much at a crossroads in his career and possible opponents include Tim Kennedy and Gegard Mousasi.

7) Mamed Khabilov (7)

Mamed Khabilov is the highest ranked middleweight not fighting in the UFC. He will next be fighting at KSW 33: Khabilov vs. Materla on November 28th at the Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland against Michal Materla.

8) Michael Bisping (8)

While Michael Bisping was going to fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 193 but had to withdraw due to an injury. When Bisping will return is a huge question and an even more relevant one is whether he will build himself to a title.

9) Thales Leites (9)

Thales Leites hasn’t fought since July 18th when he lost to Michael Bisping in what was definitely a close match. This was an unfortunate stop to Leites’ momentum as he’d racked up an eight fight winning streak dating to 2010.

10) Gegard Mousasi (10)

Following a late replacement of his original opponent, Gegard Mousasi lost to Uriah Hall in an upset victory.

Middleweight contenders: C.B. Dollaway, Kelvin Gastelum, Uriah Hall, Rafael Carvalho, Trevor Smith