MMA Power Rankings -- Middleweight

Updated: May 4, 2011, 4:57 PM ET
By staff |
Wednesday, May 4
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Anderson Silva has been the standard in the middleweight division for long time, and that front kick be connected on Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 was infectious enough to inspire teammate Lyoto Machida to test it out against Randy Couture (effectively). Where did he learn the move? We will leave that for conjecture.

Silva's next challenge is the long in the wings challenger Yushin Okami, who won via a disqualification against Silva back in 2006. Hector Lombard rounds out the top middleweights on the strength of an unfathomable 22-fight unbeaten streak.