||Glover Teixeira (+1)
||Anthony Johnson (-1)
||Dan Henderson (+1)
||Ryan Bader (-1)
||Ovince Saint Preux
||Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
At 44 years old, Dan Henderson isn't the fighter he once was, but he still has a stronger record than Ryan 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 Rashad 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 former Pride FC champion above The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner was the right call.
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 (Bader) inside the Octagon. Having beaten Phil Davis, who is ranked slightly higher than Bader right now, Johnson was completely deserving of being tied with Teixeira on the 205-pound ladder.