||Anthony Johnson (+1)
||Ryan Bader (+1)
||Dan Henderson (-1)
||Ovince Saint Preux
||Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
With two straight Top 15 wins since returning to the UFC roster, Anthony Johnson is a legitimate contender in the light heavyweight division. His resume is equally as strong as Glover Teixeira's, and it could even be argued the former welterweight has a stronger track record recently.
As excellent as he's looked against everybody not named Jon Jones, Teixeira has only beaten one Top 15 light heavyweight, that being Ryan Bader, inside the Octagon.
Having beaten Phil Davis, who is ranked slightly higher than Bader right now, Johnson is completely deserving of being tied with Teixeira on the 205-pound ladder. With another big win, I expect he'll surpass the Brazilian and possibly even Blackzilian teammate Rashad Evans.
At 44 years old, Dan Henderson isn't the fighter he once was, but he still has a stronger record than Bader by a slight margin.
Henderson has beaten No. 9 Mauricio Rua twice in his past six fights, while he also fought to split-decision losses against Evans and Lyoto Machida. Meanwhile, the most highly ranked opponent Bader has defeated was No. 10 Ovince Saint Preux in his latest outing. Notably, Bader was also knocked out by Machida in August 2012.
Based on their performances against a common opponent in Machida and the fact that Henderson owns a win over a more highly ranked light heavyweight than Bader does, the decision to move The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner above the former Pride FC champion was the wrong call.