As many spectators began to proclaim months ago after Georges St-Pierre's one-sided victory over Thiago Alves, the welterweight division is in limbo.
Martin Kampmann, one of the front runners for a title shot, nearly fell off the map with his recent loss to Paul Daley, which incidentally places Daley as noteworthy.
The heart of Carlos Condit pulled him past a dangerous situation against Jake Ellenberger, but that fight left more questions than answers in Condit's quest for the belt.
Josh Koscheck was in desperate need of a victory after losing to Paulo Thiago. He dazzled his way back into the top 10 with his heavy-handed knockout over veteran Frank Trigg.
It seemed that Brock Larson was under-appreciated as a fighter inside the UFC, as he was stuck fighting on the undercards against lesser-known opponents. That was up until Mike Pierce came in and beat Larson at his own game, sending him out of the top 10 in search of answers.
10. Martin Kampmann (15-3)
9. Paulo Thiago (11-1)
8. Josh Koscheck (13-4)
7. Carlos Condit (23-5)
6. Dan Hardy (22-6)
5. Matt Hughes (43-7)
4. Thiago Alves (16-6)
3. Mike Swick (14-2)
2. Jon Fitch (19-3)
1. Georges St-Pierre (19-2)
Noteworthy: Paul Daley (22-8-2)
The next event that will affect the rankings will be in Manchester, England at UFC 105. Among many British fighters fighting in front of their homeland, Dan Hardy is set to try to make his UFC record 4-0 against undefeated Dong Hyun Kim.
A win for Hardy could leave him one victory away from a title shot, while a win for Kim will gain him much-deserved recognition inside the octagon.