April's Key Fights:
Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia
Antics aside, Silva won his championship fight against Maia, and recorded his sixth consecutive title defense.
Silva won the fight with a round-and-a-half of striking, and, to put it nicely, with his flaunted footwork.
Maia showed he still needs some considerable work before challenging for the title again.
Mark Munoz vs. Kendall Grove
Mark Munoz survived an early beating from Grove to score a brutal comeback win by way of classic ground-and-pound.
With three straight victories, Munoz is on the verge of fighting the upper echelon of the division.
May's Key Fights:
Alan Belcher vs. Patrick Cote
Cote looks to make his return to the octagon since suffering a knee injury against Silva. A big victory could put the winner in the mix in a division desperate for title contenders.
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller
Both fighters are in desperate need of a win following their most recent losses. Luckily for them, a winner has a spot in the top 10 in a weak division.
Noteworthy: Patrick Cote (13-5), Alessio Sakara (15-7-1), and Mark Munoz (8-1)
10. Rousimar Palhares (11-2)
9. Alan Belcher (15-6)
8. Yushin Okami (24-5)
7. Michael Bisping (18-3)
6. Demian Maia (11-2)
5. Wanderlei Silva (33-10-1-1)
4. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1)
3. Nate Marquardt (29-9-2)
2. Vitor Belfort (19-8)
1. Chael Sonnen (25-10-1)
Champion: Anderson Silva (26-4)