At UFC 145, heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Travis Browne made big statements by stopping respective opponents Brendan Schaub and Chad Griggs in the opening round. With their victories, Rothwell and Browne may have set up an intriguing matchup against one another that could send the winner skyrocketing toward the top of the heavyweight division.
Aside from Alistair Overeem's failed drug test, the heavyweight division continues to become more and more intriguing after every UFC event. In two weeks, devastating strikers Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson will meet in a bout that is sure to produce fireworks.
Before Barry and Johnson step into the Octagon at UFC on Fox 3, let's take a look at where Rothwell and Browne stand among the rest of the UFC heavyweights after their big wins on Saturday night.
The following rankings are computerized and do not include fighters who have not yet competed inside the Octagon since signing with the UFC, announced their retirement, been suspended, gone more than one year without competing or scheduled a fight in a new division.