Power Rankings: Heavyweight

Updated: October 8, 2012, 11:46 AM ET
Monday, Oct. 8
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Just when it seemed as though Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva might be on the verge of losing his footing in the heavyweight division, he came through in a big spot in Minneapolis. Yes, Travis Browne suffered an early leg injury that debilitated his chances of going 14-0, but Silva capitalized on the moment and scored the first-round TKO. Now that Fedor Emelianenko conquest from the Strikeforce grand prix isn't an unaccompanied triumph. Silva hangs around the top 10 of the heavyweight division, just as Stefan Struve continues his northbound trajectory after the previous weekend's big victory over Stipe Miocic.