1. Junior dos Santos
2. Cain Velasquez
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Alistair Overeem
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Frank Mir
7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8. Josh Barnett
9. Antonio Silva
10. Mike Russow
Also considered: Cheick Kongo, Travis Browne, Cole Konrad, Mark Hunt
—Dos Santos (1) and Velasquez (2) will meet sometime in the fall, but we don't really know when. The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 152 in Toronto, but an apparent injury to Dos Santos scratched the bout. I say "apparent" because nobody's really been able to say for sure if Dos Santos was actually injured or not.
—Looking at the UFC's schedule for the remainder of the year, I'm not sure where I'd put the fight. With most of the UFC's pay-per-views already packed in terms of main events, the best-case scenario might reside with the annual year-end show in December.
—Daniel Cormier (3) will get a chance to cement his place near the top of the rankings when he faces UFC star Frank Mir in his final Strikeforce bout in October. It's a pivotal bout for both men. A win for Mir would give him a shortcut back to the top of the division.
—Mike Russow (10) drops a notch after being handled by Fabricio Werdum (5) at UFC 147.