The 185-pound weight class has basically come full circle for the UFC.
It was ruled by legend Evan Tanner for a while, until Rich Franklin bumped him off and then held the belt for a time.
Then he ran into the greatest unarmed killing machine ever conceived in Anderson Silva, who took that belt and has had it ever since.
There have been ups and downs, contenders and pretenders and a division with potential and a division cleaned out during Silva’s six-year reign.
But now, perhaps as much as at any time in history, the top 10 of the division is full of new faces and interesting styles to mix in with (and probably lose to, if we’re being honest) The Spider.
Coming off of UFC 152, here are the top 10 middleweights in the UFC.
Note: With his announced move to 205 pounds, Chael Sonnen is removed from the rankings. Having most recently fought at 205 pounds, Vitor Belfort is removed from rankings.