Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Weidman stole the show on Saturday, but UFC 162 saw a number of other middleweights pick up important wins.
Mark Munoz picked up his first win since November 2011 by besting Tim Boetsch on the scorecards. Tim Kennedy picked up his first UFC victory in a bout with fellow Strikeforce veteran Roger Gracie. Also, Andrew Craig added a big name to his resume by defeating a fading Chris Leben.
With his victory, Munoz rose two spots in the middleweights rankings. Boetsch, despite losing back-to-back fights, remained in the No. 10 position.
At UFC on Fox 8, Ed Herman will return to the Octagon after losing a Strikeforce bout against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Still, Herman finds himself competing against another Strikeforce veteran in Trevor Smith.
Official UFC Middleweight Rankings
Champion: Chris Weidman (+1)
- Anderson Silva (-1)
- Vitor Belfort
- Yushin Okami
- Michael Bisping
- Ronaldo Souza
- Mark Munoz (+2)
- Costa Philippou (-1)
- Luke Rockhold (-1)
- Chael Sonnen
- Tim Boetsch
UFC 162 Middleweight Fights
- (C) Chris Weidman defeated No. 1 Anderson Silva by knockout in the second round.
- No. 6 Mark Munoz defeated No. 10 Tim Boetsch by unanimous decision.
- Tim Kennedy defeated Roger Gracie by unanimous decision.
- Andrew Craig defeated Chris Leben by split decision.
UFC on Fox 8 Middleweight Fights
- Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith