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The middleweight division is in a calm after the storm that was Chris Weidman's second victory over the legendary Anderson Silva at UFC 168.
No 185-pounders competed at UFC on Fox 10, but a few will appear on the UFC 169 fight card.
Nick Catone will return to the middleweight class following a loss to TJ Waldburger. "The Jersey Devil" will be welcomed back by Tom Watson, who was defeated by Thales Leites in his latest outing.
Also, The Ultimate Fighter veteran Clint Hester will meet UFC newcomer Andy Enz on the preliminary card.
Official UFC Middleweight Rankings
Champion: Chris Weidman
- Anderson Silva
- Ronaldo Souza
- Michael Bisping
- Luke Rockhold
- Mark Munoz
- Francis Carmont
- Tim Kennedy
- Tim Boetsch
- Alan Belcher
- Brad Tavares
Chael Sonnen (NR)
One change was made to the middleweight rankings, and it was a bad call.
I thought we had finally eliminated Chael Sonnen from the middleweight rankings.
Apparently, I was wrong. The outspoken 205-pounder has returned to the 185-pound rankings, bouncing Leites from the division's Top 15.
Sonnen has not competed at 185 pounds since July 2012. If he's going to be ranked in the weight class, he should be a Top 10 middleweight and possibly still even Top Five in the division. Since he's been competing at light heavyweight for so long, though, an even better solution would be to remove him from the 185-pound rankings completely.
Results and Upcoming Fights
UFC on Fox 10 Middleweight Fights
UFC 169 Middleweight Fights
- Nick Catone vs. Tom Watson
- Clint Hester vs. Andy Enz