Machida enters middleweight rankings in fifth

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After each live event, the UFC polls various members of the media to update its rankings in each weight division as well as the pound for pound rankings.

With only a couple meaningful bouts at last weekend’s Ultimate Fight Night 30, the most significant change was the addition of Lyoto Machida to the middleweight rankings:

Champion : Chris Weidman

1 Anderson Silva 

2 Vitor Belfort 

3 Ronaldo Souza 

4 Michael Bisping 

5 Lyoto Machida *NR

6 Luke Rockhold 

7 Mark Munoz -2

8 Francis Carmont -1

9 Costa Philippou -1


10 Chael Sonnen 

Lyoto Machida was previously unranked, as he had never fought in the division, but now is already considered a top five middleweight. Machida also remained ranked in the light heavyweight division, but that will likely change as it continues his middleweight career.